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Kyoto Express Half Day Tour

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This tour is an express customized half-day tour that will take you to several of the following attractions in Kyoto in a short period of time, tailored to your needs.

Please choose 2 or 3 places of your choice.

I will pick you up from and drop-off at your hotel or location of your choice.

・Fushimi Inari Shrine ・Arashiyama area (Bamboo forests, Monkey park etc.) ・ kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion)

・Kiyomizu-dera Temple ・Nijyo-jyo Castle ・Nishiki market ・Others

Kyoto Tour Guide - Kazuhiko G.
Kazuhiko G.
4.75 / 5
(167 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

Your hotel or location of your choice

08:00 AM

Your hotel lobby or location of your choice

I will meet you at your hotel lobby or location of your choice.

09:00 AM

Fushimi Inari Shrine

It is a famous shrine representing Japan that enshrines

the god of fertility.

The characteristic of this shrine is that there are

more than 10,000 torii gates all the way to the summit, and

you can pass through many torii gates along the way.

Here you can learn about Japanese religion, such as

the differences between Shinto and Buddhism, and

how to worship.

(Entrance fee)free

11:00 AM

Arashiyama area (Bamboo forests etc.) or Kiyomizu-dera temple

・Arashiyama area (Bamboo forests etc.)

  It is a scenic spot where the emperor and aristocrats had

villas for more than 1000 years.  

  Please stroll through beautiful scenery such as

the bamboo forest and Togetsukyo Bridge.

(Entrance fee)

The bamboo forest and Togetsukyo Bridge : Free

Tenryu-ji Buddhist Temple :

  High School Student & Adult : 500 yen

  Elementary & Junior High School Student : 300 yen

・Kiyomizu-dera Temple

The view from the terrace, called "Kiyomizu-no-butai"

(stage of Kiyomizu), is spectacular.

The main shrine enshrines one of the Buddhist statues, the

Thousand-Armed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

Other statues of Buddha, such as Niou and Jizo Bosatsu, can also be seen.

Located on a hillside, the temple commands a panoramic view of

the city of Kyoto.

There are many souvenir shops along the approach to the

temple, where you can buy traditional Japanese souvenirs.

Nearby is the five-story pagoda known as Yasaka-no-to (Yasaka Pagoda).

(Entrance fee)

  High School Student & Adult : 400 yen

Elementary & Junior High School Student : 200 yen

12:30 PM

Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden pavilion)

The Golden Pavilion and gardens are especially

breathtaking.

 (Entrance fee)

  High School Student & Adult : 400 yen

  Elementary & Junior High School Student : 300 yen

01:30 PM

Other spots (If time permits)

・Nijyo-jyo Castle

 Nijo-jyo Castle was built by the Tokugawa shogunate in

the 17th century and has watched over the rise and fall of the shogunate.

In particular, the Ninomaru Palace is designated as a

national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

(Entrance fee)

Adult : 1300 yen

Junior High School & High School Student : 400 yen

Elementary School Student : 300 yen

・Nishiki market

 It is a traditional market called "Kyoto's kitchen", and the narrow

alleys are lined with fruit and vegetable shops, fish shops, and

other shops. Also, eating while walking is possible.

 (Entrance fee) Free

02:00 PM

Your hotel or location of your choice

We will say goodbye at your hotel lobby or location of your choice.

Ending Point

Your hotel or location of your choice

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Licensed Tour Guide, Your hotel or location of your choice pick-up

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee, Lunch fee, Entrance fee

Tour Important Information

*You will know following items.

 ・Japanese garden style and architecture

 ・Differnce between Shinto (Japanese original religion) and Buddhism

 ・The meaning of Torii gate etc.

 ・The type of Buddha statue

 ・How to pray at Shinto shrine and Buddhist temple

 ・Japanese history

 ・Japanese traditional cuisine

 ・Others

*I can also guide in following spots if you pay additional fee.

・Nara ・Osaka ・Hiroshima ・Himeji ・Tayama & Shirakawa-go・Hikone Castle in Shiga


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Kyoto Tour Reviews

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Reena P.

5 / 5
Jun 6, 2024

Your most memorable tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

Kyoto visit

Kazu is a very good guide. He guided us through Kyoto and took us to many of the key spots. He was very timely and organized. He explained where we were going and what we were going to see and how we were going to get there. He also communicated very well before the trip. I would highly recommend Kazu as a guide!

Reena P.

Thank you for the nice review. I am glad you had a good time. I hope this tour will be a memorable tour in Japan. I hope you will come back to Japan again. Thank you very much!!

Day trip to Nara!

Kazu was awesome! He met us at our hotel and helped navigate the public transit system so we could go to Nara. We were excited for the deer, but the temples blew us away. Very beautiful! He brought all these pamphlets and instruction sheets to help with history which was appreciated. Then a great local lunch spot! Highly recommend this tour!

Sophia D.

Thank you for the nice review. I am glad you had an enjoyable tour. I had a great time too. I hope this tour will be a memorable tour in Japan. Thank you very much !!

N

Norman M.

5 / 5
May 28, 2024

Tour on May 18 & 20

Osaka
2 days

Customized

Fantastic Vacation!! Fantastic Tour Guide, Kazu!!!

Our first time to Japan. We were family group of 6 people. Hired Kazuhiko for two days in Osaka and Kyoto. Money well spent and highly recommend to get a local tour guide like Kazu. He customized the tour to our needs and wants and adjusted more time in locations where we wanted to spend more time to shop. Also, you'll save so much time with a local like Kazu since he not only knows the language of course but, knows their train system. The Japan train stations are very efficient but, very complicated for first-timers that don't speak or read the language. Even with Google maps it can be confusing and you can get on wrong stations and trains. Kazu just breezed us through various train and subway connections to reach our destinations. In summary, Kazu is a 5 Star Tour Guide!! He is a great reflection of the culture and people of this beautiful country

Norman M.

Thank you for the nice review. I am glad I could spend a good time with your nice family too. I hope you will come to Japan again. Thank you very much !!

$153/ per group

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