This tour covers the most popular spots in Kyoto with scenic beauty.The spots are selected from Fushimi area, Arashiyama area, and Kitayama area of Kyoto.From the point of scenic beauty, you will see Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo grove, and Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion, whereyou can take memorable pictures.
Kyoto station or hotel
You will visit the major scenic sites in one day effectively.
These three areas are apart from each other, but can be travelled by JR-train and bus in relatively short time.
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up in Kyoto area
The entrance fee is about 1000 yen for Kinkakuji temple, and Tenryuji temple.
Transportation fee(you and guide), lunch,
No special conditions
-If you have JR rail pass, it can be used and you will save the travel cost.
-We will walk through shrine, temple, and garden, which is quite distance, and walking shoes is recommended.
-Please consider the starting time to be 9AM or after as I come from the local area of Nara to Kyoto in the morning.
We wanted to thank you for the tour today. We really appreciated your preparation and history lesson about Japan. You went over and above what we normally get from tour guides. The sites we visited were interesting and beautiful. The transportation was very efficient. Your knowledge really added value to the tour and I love your enthusiasm and sense of humor. This will be a day we will always remember. Thanks again!
Dear Kathy, Thank you for the nice comments. I am so happy that you enjoyed my tour, and I also enjoyed so much with the conversation with you, and the good sense of humor. It happened to be fine day and it support our trip also. I understand that you know the best timing of the year to visit these spots and I really hope that you come back to Kyoto again. Thank you again for your choosing me of your guide this time. Makoto Y.
It was a very hot day. Instead of the walking tour that we had agreed to, Makoto suggested getting from place to place in his car. We are usually walkers, but very much appreciated his intervention. We highly recommend his dedication, knowledge, and helpful spirit.
Dear John, Thanks for your nice comments. It was hot but I enjoyed guiding you today. It is not common for the visitor to stay Nara, and therefore you are very important visitor. Please enjoy Nara for the next two days. It will be a little cooler tomorrow for you. Makoto Yokoyama
Makoto showed me around Kyoto in the most efficient and fun way possible! I always wanted to visit some of the most amazing shrines and temples, and Makoto show me them and showed me even more as we walked. Even when there is a slight change, Makoto was able to accommodate it right away. Thank you Makoto!
Dear Tony, Thanks for your nice comments. It was fun and interesting to guide you temples and shrines of Kyoto as you have good knowledge and are keen to learn Japanese history and culture. I enjoyed to guide you very much. I hope you have nice trip of Japan and safe trip back to U.S. Thanks for your choosing me of your guide. Makoto
Mac (Makato) was an outstanding guide He was an incredible ambassador and provided detailed information on the culture and history of Japan His itinerary was spot on perfect for our family He was engaging and has a great sense of humor We felt extremely comfortable and cherish our day in Kyoto with Mac
Dear Ken, Thanks for your nice comments. During the tour, we are very lucky to see the Japanese traditional dance, and piano play etc. I also enjoyed these together with conversation with you. You and your family have great sense of humor, and I enjoyed very much. Please visit Japan again. Thank you so much for your choosing me of your guide. Mac Yokoyama