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.
(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
Last visiting spot or your hotel in Kyoto city
This tour gives you a unique experience that no other tours can. You will slip back to ancient Kyoto with a detailed display including virtual 3D. All of them are explained in English by me. In addition, there is an Experience-corner for you to wear an elaborate ancient costume and take photos! (Sorry the Experience corner is now closed because of safety reason with Covid-19. )
(Option) The option tour brings you to the relic of wall called Odoi in Japanese which was built in 16th century. This wall was built in 16th century 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 !
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up, Entrance fee(Free)
Transportation fee: apx. 500 JPY (1,000 JPY with Option), Lunch
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.
Rick was an amazing guide to Kyoto for my son and I for 2 days. He was very efficient and thoughtful in planning our itinerary and what we would do. He took us to many sites and had we not went with him we would never have seen half of what we did. His knowledge of the shrines and markets was so thorough. It was such a pleasure to have a guide not only to understand the history of the sites we were touring but also to give us insight into the culture and history of the city. Rick KNOWS Kyoto. He was very friendly and personable. His food choices were excellent. He was very easy to spend time with. Of our entire month travels in Asia, Kyoto and our time with Rick specifically was such a significant highlight. Without hesitation, I can recommend Rick as a guide for you. We could not have been happier or more satisfied.
Dear Amley, Thank you very much for so nice review! I am very glad that you were happy and satisfied the tour. Yes, we enjoyed some gardens, market streets, temples, a castle and so on. Since you love garden, architecture and art, Kyoto was the ideal city for you to enjoy, I believe. Your son was so nice boy and I enjoyed very much talking with him and knowing his interests. Please come back to Kyoto in near future and I hope I can guide you again! Best regards, Rick
RIck was wonderful, patient, kind, soft-spoken, yet definitive in his plans for our days spent together. I must say that he handled a mom and her men child(s) extremely well, especially my special angel man child who kept up with us but made it a little tricky at times. Rick did not judge, he jumped in and assisted when needed, he took his time with us and made sure we were all happy, enjoying the areas, and best of all educating us! We learned a great deal about Kyoto and other Japanese areas and their traditions. Rick, we would find you again for the parts of Kyoto we did not see, but for 2.5 days...you did pretty darn well san. Thank you for the pictures of the tea ceremony, treasures thy are.
Dear Angela, Thank you very much for the nice review! I am so glad that you enjoyed Kyoto for 2.5 days with me and want to come back. I also had a nice time with your and your nice sons going to tea ceremony, cooking class and some sites and so on. I hope I can guide you again when you come back and I am sure to take you to the sites you did not see! Best regards, Rick
We really enjoyed our time with Rick. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We not only appreciated learning about the sites but we also loved just learning about his life in Japan. We spent a full 8 hours with Rick and even our 14 and 12 year olds were engaged the whole time. He planned a great day and made sure me maximized by planning efficiently. I would definitely recommend Rick!
Dear Meredith, Thank you very much for the nice review! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour and had a nice time. All of your families are so nice and I enjoyed talking various things with all the members. Also I am glad you had a lot of interests in Japan and its cultures, so it was my pleasure explaining about it. Please enjoy some more days in Japan and have a safe trip back home. I hope you will come back to Kyoto some day in future. Best regards, Rick
We enjoyed our day sightseeing around Kyoto with Rick
Dear Kate and families, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am glad that you enjoyed the tour. Your families are so nice and I enjoyed talking with all of you especially in the monkey mountain park. Please enjoy more in Japan and I hope you will come back Kyoto someday in future. Best regards, Rick