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Exploring Kyoto in Rakusai (West) and Rakuchu (Central)

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Kyoto is known as exotic sightseeing places and numerous historic, quaint old monuments are seen all over the town. This tour covers part of Rakusai (West district) and Central district. Visiting Rakusai , Tenryu-ji temple represents the Kitayama culture. Nijyo-jo castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace in Rakuchu (Central district) are the cultural center during Heian, Momoyama and Edo periods.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Masahisa M.
Masahisa M.
5.00 / 5
(39 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara)

09:00 AM

To meet you at your hotel lobby, with Gowithguide welcome sign board your name on. Followed after brief tour orientation, we start the tour of the day

We take you to Osaka METRO station or JR, private railway station to lead JR Osaka station whichever closer to your hotel. If you stay in Kyoto or Nara, we can save 30 ~ 45 min travel by train to JR Saga Arashiyama Station. 20 min walk from JR Saga Arashiyama Station to Bamboo Grove. Tenryu-ji Temple is located annexed in halfway walking through Bamboo Grove.

10:30 AM

Bamboo Grove, Arashiyama and Tenryu-ji Temple

01:30 PM

Nijo-jo castle

30 min ride from Arashiyama station, Keifuku line to Nijo-jo-Mae, Kyoto METRO station.

03:00 PM

Kyoto Imperial Palace

10 min ride from Nijo-jo-Mae Kyoto METRO station to Maruta-machi Kyoto METRO station.

05:30 PM

End of this day tour at your hotel in Osaka. Will arrive at your hotel earlier if you stay in Kyoto or Nara.

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Kyoto or Nara)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Included:

*Guide fee, hotel pick-up fee in Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto)

*Travel expense for the guide as required to travel with customers by means of public transportation such as train, subway, bus.

Travel expenses included herein are limited within Kansai district (Kansai district = City of Osaka, Nara, Kyoto)

*Admission fees, tickets for the guide as might be incurred at temples, shrines or the like.

*Meals , drinks or the like for the guide during the tour

*Any tax or the like as might be incurred by the guide in Japan

*Gratuity

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What‘s not included

Not included:

*Fees to cruise river or sea or the like for the guide

*Tickets for Universal Studio Japan, museum or the like as might be required for the guide at private or public entertainment facilities.

Tour Important Information

Arashiyama changes its color from season to season and Sagano is a tranquil spot, beloved by emperors and nobles. Bamboo grove make you feel romantic and become a movie star. A shrine called Nonomiya-shrine built in the midst of grove, may help you find a partner for life soon. Fantastic to walk a beautiful bridge, Togetsu Bridge and listen to the murmuring of the Katsura river. Carefully maintained and preserved Bamboo grove is also a must-see spot. The head temple of the Tenryu-ji branch of the Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism has both a botanic garden and a gorge-water garden, borrowed landscape from Mt Arashiyama to part of the garden. Tokugawa shogunate came to an end in this castle, Nijo-jo castle in 1867 with the announcement of hand over the authority back to the Emperor by last Shogun, Tokugawa Yoshinobu. Kyoto Imperial Palace was partly open to public from July 26, 2016 and is held in high regard as a piece of Japan’s cultural heritage. Nijo-jo castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace will tell you long historical tale in Kyoto from 794 to 1867.

- IMPORTANT -

Not suitable for tours with infants, children, wheelchairs and strollers.

Take your shoes off before stepping on designated area (Nijo-jo Castle) and tatami mat.

Be quiet and respectful in Shrines and Temples

Remove hats and sunglasses in front of main sanctuary in Shrines and Temples

Not to touch old buildings, old remains and objects

Not to take pictures where prohibited in Shrines, Temples, Castles and Imperial Palace.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

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Chris A.

5 / 5
May 22, 2024

Exploring Nara, Nara Pref

Nara
8 hours

I wonderful day in Nara

Msahisa (Mike) is a true professional and a gentleman. Despite living near Nara he travelled to and from Osaka to make sure we had no issues. He gave us tremendous history and whisked us around Nara via bus and taxi to insure we maximized the experience. Plus he took many wonderful pictures of our family that will be treasured. Arigato Masahisa-San We heartliy recommend him for others!

Chris A.

Chris I’m sure you're all tired from walking through the vast Nara Park after a long flight and not being able to compensate for the time difference. Wish you continue to enjoy your journey here, and return home safely with great family memory. Thanks Masahisa

Very Knowledgeable and Kind

Mike was a great tour guide whose attention to detail and kindness really made our trip. His knowledge of Kyoto and Japan made sure we left with a lot of good information. We went to many places, and he made sure our experience was streamlined and easy to follow. Thank you so much for the awesome adventure!

Jennifer J.

Jennifer Welcome from City of Big Hearts. I'm sure you are all probably tired from walking such a long distance today without recovering from jet lag. I wish adventure in the Far East for rest of days will be a memorable one for your family. Thank again for visiting us all the way. Thanks Masahisa

M

Marybeth S.

5 / 5
Apr 4, 2024

Exploring Nara, Nara Pref

Nara
8 hours

Great guide in Kyoto

Mike was our guide for 2 days in Kyoto. He met our cruise ship in Kobe on the morning of the first day and dropped us back off at the end of the 2nd day so we never felt like we wouldn’t be able to find our way. He worked with us to design the 2 days. We initially thought we’d spend the 2nd day in Nara but decided to stay in Kyoto. He was very knowledgeable and worked very hard to ensure we saw everything we wanted to. In addition to seeing many sights he explained a lot of Japanese culture and religion to us in a way that made the experience very enjoyable. We highly recommend him.

Marybeth S.

Marybeth Tight schedule as you had limited time in Kyoto. I'm sure Mark must be so tired from walking a long distance. Although Kyoto City is currently in a state of chaos by overtourism, I am glad that I was able to show you at least one that you could feel good old days of Kyoto. Thank again for visiting us from afar beautiful city and quick-stopover here. Thanks Masahisa

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