This tour takes you to the two areas, Fushimi and Uji. Both are a little away from central Kyoto and have the specific atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable. Please enjoy another Kyoto with classical boat riding in Fushimi, visiting Byodoin temple and strolling the front street (Omotesanndo) in Uji, etc.
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At the lobby of your hotel in central Kyoto
The last spot or your hotel in central Kyoto
In the past, Fushimi area was a port facing a large lake. Now you can enjoy riding the classical boat through the river and also enjoy visiting classical Sake brewery where you can feel the old days and even try tasting various Sake.
Uji area has Byodouin temple and Ujigami shrine which were designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. In front of Byodoin temple, you can enjoy walking the front street, Omotesando with the aroma of green tea and the area where was the stage of ancient novel, "Tale of Genji".
I am sure this tour makes a memorable day in your stay in Kyoto.
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in central Kyoto area
Boat riding fee(1,200JPY), Transportation fee (apx. 1,500JPY), Lunch, Entrance fee(apx.1,500JPY)
1. This tour is operated from end of Mar. to beginning of Dec. based on boat operation schedule.
2. Mondays from Jun. to Sep. and everyday between Aug.15 and Aug. 31 are off based on boat operation schedule.
3. The tour may not be operated when classical boat is full reserved especially in April. As early reservation as possible is recommend.
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