This tour visits Kyoto Heian Capital museum to see the elaborate display of Heian Capital replica around 8th to 12th century including relics around the museum. You will slip back to ancient Kyoto with a detailed display including virtual 3D. All of them are explained in English by me.
(Option) Visit the relic of wall which was surrounding Kyoto Capital called Odoi. This is another important relic in Kyoto history. Recommended to the history lovers or time travel lovers !
At the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto city
1. 5 hour inside tour
1 hour outside walking tour around the museum
Move to the Odoi by bus and outside walking tour there with totally 2 hours. This option tour brings you to the relic of wall called Odoi in Japanese which was built in 16th century. This wall was built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi who was a ruler of Japan. We visit locked relic which will be unlocked especially for this tour to walk through the inside. You might see the scenery of Kyoto in 16th century !
Last visiting spot or your hotel in Kyoto city
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up, Entrance fee(Free)
Transportation fee: apx. 500 JPY (1,000 JPY with Option), Lunch
In case you want to book my tour for two or more consecutive days, please send me a message in advance.
The museum is closed on Tuesday (or the next day when Tuesday is holiday), so the tour is basically available except Tuesday.
Also the museum will be closed between end of Dec. and beginning of Jan., so the tour is available except this period.
(Option) The option tour is available except Thursday because the locked area cannot be opened on Thursday.
My teens and I spent a great morning touring with Rick. He was very accommodating, adjusting plans based on our schedule. Even though our time constraints left us less time than originally planned, Rick made sure we saw the highlights. He was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We appreciated his advice to pick up bento boxes on the platform before catching our train.
Dear Tammy, Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm glad that you enjoyed the tour and be in time for the train with bento boxes. There was no problem for me to adjust your schedule flexibly and I also enjoyed talking you and your families during the tour. I hope you will come back to Kyoto sometime in future. Best Regards, Rick
Rick was an excellent guide for our day in Kyoto. He accommodated all of our requests and needs. Great guiding skills in keeping the group together and very knowledgeable. Efficient, courteous and respectful. Thank you for an enjoyable day.
Dear Peggy, Thank you very much for the nice review! You and your group members were so friendly and nice and I also enjoyed guiding and talking with all of you. I hope this tour has become your nice memory in Japan and you will come back sometime in future. Best Regards, Rick
Rick was very flexible and was more than willing to go above and beyond for us so our trip in Kyoto was pleasant. He helped us maximize time by starting our morning with checking out of our first hotel and took us to our second one to drop off our bags. He came prepared with a map of all the train stops, transfers and sights for us marked. Rick also shared all the history and tidbits that we wouldn’t have known had we done the tour on our own! And he joined us for lunch at his recommended local spot that doesn’t get attention from tourists. That was such a pleasant surprise! Overall, we highly recommend Rick for his patience, thoughtfulness and knowledge of Kyoto.
Dear Tonia, Thank you very much for the nice review! I really appreciate it and It was my pleasure helping you enjoy and know Kyoto. I also enjoyed the tour with you talking various things with you and your husband during the tour and the lunch. I'm glad you liked the restaurant for lunch. I hope you will come back to Kyoto sometime in future. Best regards, Rick
We really enjoyed our tour of Kyoto with Rick. He was vety kind and polite, very attentive and accommodating and was making sure we enjoyed our tour.
Dear Nika, Thank you very much for the nice review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour. I also had a nice time touring with you and your families and enjoyed helping you with taking some pictures, etc. I hope the tour will be your nice memories and you will come back to Kyoto sometime in future. Best regards, Rick