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Kyoto's Majestic Trio: Kinkaku-ji, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove & Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Discover the timeless beauty of Kyoto on our exclusive 6-hour private tour. Visit the iconic Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), stroll through the serene Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and experience the mystical Fushimi Inari Shrine. Perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in Kyoto's rich culture and stunning landscapes.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Kazuyoshi M.
Kazuyoshi M.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

Meet at Kyoto Station

- Begin your journey at Kyoto Station. From there, a 10-minute bus ride will take you to our first destination, Kinkaku-ji Temple.

10:20 AM

Explore Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)

Start your day with a visit to the breathtaking Kinkaku-ji, known for its stunning golden exterior and serene pond reflections. The temple opens at 9 AM, making it the perfect starting point for your adventure. (Admission: 400 yen per person)

11:00 AM

Discover Ryoan-ji Temple

A short 10-minute taxi or bus ride from Kinkaku-ji brings us to Ryoan-ji, renowned for its peaceful Zen rock garden. Take a moment to relax and soak in the tranquility of this historic site. (Admission: 500 yen per person)

12:00 PM

Enjoy Local Cuisine in Arashiyama

Head to the picturesque Arashiyama district for lunch. Savor Kyoto's specialties at a local restaurant, such as yuba (tofu skin), kaiseki ryori (traditional multi-course meal), or matcha-based sweets.

01:00 PM

Stroll Through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Walk through the enchanting Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. This scenic pathway is especially captivating around midday when sunlight filters through the tall bamboo stalks, creating a magical atmosphere.

02:00 PM

Visit Tenryu-ji Temple

Just a short walk away is Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its beautiful garden and pond that perfectly capture the essence of borrowed scenery (shakkei). (Admission: 500 yen per person)

03:00 PM

Explore Fushimi Inari Shrine

Conclude your tour with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates that lead into the wooded forest of Mount Inari. This iconic site offers a profound glimpse into Kyoto’s spiritual heritage.

Ending Point

Fushimi Inari Shrine(We will give you directions on how to catch the train to where you are going back.)

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Expert English-speaking guide

Personalized tour itinerary and private attention

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What‘s not included

Train, cab, bus, meals, entrance fees.

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Adults: 400 yen

Elementary and junior high school students: 300 yen

Ryoan-ji Temple

Adult: 500 yen

High school student: 300 yen

Elementary/junior high school student: 200 yen

Tenryu-ji Temple

Admission for the garden only:

Adults: 500 yen

Elementary/junior high school students: 300 yen

There is an additional charge for admission to the main hall.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Admission is free.


Lunch in Arashiyama is between 1,500 yen and 3,000 yen per person for food.


Kinkakuji Temple and Ryoanji Temple are located far from the train station, so access by train alone is inconvenient. Use cabs or buses.

From Saga-Arashiyama Station (Arashiyama area) to Kyoto Station on the JR San-in Line: approx. 15 minutes, 240 yen

From Kyoto Station to Fushimi Inari Station on the JR Nara Line: 5 minutes, 150 yen

Tour Important Information

Food Allergies: Please inform us in advance of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

Dress Comfortably: This tour involves a lot of walking. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 8 days prior. 50% refund for cancellations 3-7 days prior. No refund within 2 days of the tour.

Hours can be flexible, so please send me a message from the inquiry home


My tours can be tailored to match your interests and preferences. Contact me to create a unique Kyoto experience just for you!

Cancellation Policy

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

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Jay D.

5 / 5
Jun 9, 2024

Night tours on May 26 and 27

Osaka
8 hours

Customized

2 day night tour

The guided 2-day night tour of Osaka was an absolute delight, thanks to my fantastic guide Kazuyoshi. Right from the start, his friendly and approachable nature put me at ease, making the experience feel more like exploring the city with a knowledgeable friend rather than a traditional tour guide. What truly set this tour apart was Kazuyoshi's dedication to showing me authentic local spots while steering clear of tourist traps. He took me off the beaten path to places that truly captured the essence of Osaka, allowing me to experience the city from a unique perspective. Whether it was hidden izakayas, quaint alleyways, or vibrant streets, each stop was a treasure trove of local culture and flavor. One of the highlights of the tour was Kazuyoshi's personal recommendations. They shared their favorite things to do in Osaka, giving me insider tips and insights that I wouldn't have discovered on my own. Additionally, their recommendations for food spots were spot on, introducing me to some of the most delicious and authentic dishes Osaka has to offer. Overall, the two-day night tour with Kazuyoshi was an absolute delight. Their warmth, friendliness, and genuine passion for Osaka shone through at every moment, making it an unforgettable experience.

Jay D.

Dear Jelliza, Thank you very much for your thoughtful and kind review. It was a true pleasure to guide you on the 2-day night tour of Osaka, and I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed the experience. From the very start, it was important to me that you felt comfortable and at ease, like exploring the city with a knowledgeable friend. I’m delighted that this approach resonated with you. Showing you the hidden gems and authentic local spots of Osaka, away from the typical tourist areas, is something I’m passionate about. It’s wonderful to hear that you appreciated these unique experiences. Taking you to hidden izakayas, quaint alleyways, and vibrant streets allowed us to capture the true essence of Osaka. These are the places where the city’s real character shines through, and I’m glad you found each stop enriching. I’m also pleased that my personal recommendations added to your experience. Sharing insider tips and introducing you to Osaka’s delicious and authentic dishes is always a highlight for me. It’s rewarding to know that my suggestions made a positive impact on your trip. Your kind words about my warmth, friendliness, and passion for Osaka mean a lot to me. It was a joy to share my love for this city with you and to make your tour memorable. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. I look forward to welcoming you back for more adventures in the future. See you again definitely. Kazuyoshi

D

Deborah I.

5 / 5
Jun 5, 2024

Half day special customized tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
4 hours

Fun, Energetic, Caring Guide

Kazu was a sweetheart who spent a full extra hour with us which we really appreciated it. He had lots of energy which we appreciated as we wanted to see lots in our time and explained all that he could. Very thoughtful and sweet.

Deborah  I.

Dear, Deborah Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. It was truly a pleasure to spend time with you and share the wonders of Kyoto together. Your words mean a lot to me, and I'm delighted to hear that you appreciated the extra hour we spent and the energy I brought to our tour. I strive to make every tour as enjoyable and memorable as possible, and knowing that you felt well taken care of brings me great joy. Your feedback encourages me to continue offering the best experiences to all my guests. I hope to have the opportunity to guide you again in the future and show you even more hidden gems and local spots. Until then, take care and safe travels! Warm regards, Kazu

If you are looking for a guide in Kyoto, Kazuyoshi is definitely the guy for you. He knows the hidden places of interest.

Hello, Kazuyoshi. We had an absolutely fantastic experience on the Kyoto tour with Kazuyoshi. He's not only an excellent guide but also a genuinely kind and friendly person. He made our tour truly special by taking us to the well-known spots like Kinkakuji Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, but also to hidden gems that only locals know about. His deep knowledge of Kyoto’s history and culture made every stop fascinating. What I loved most were the secret spots and local areas he showed us, which gave us a real taste of the city's authentic side. These places were away from the usual tourist paths, making our experience unique and memorable. If you want to see the best of Kyoto and discover its hidden treasures, I highly recommend this tour. Kazuyoshi's passion and expertise make him an outstanding guide, and his friendly nature makes the whole experience even better. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Japan! Thank you. I love you.

Emma S.

Hello, Emma Thank you very much for your kind words and wonderful review. I am truly delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience on the Kyoto tour. It was my pleasure to guide you through both the iconic landmarks and the hidden gems of this beautiful city. I am glad that you enjoyed the secret spots and local areas, as it is my goal to provide a unique and authentic experience for every guest. Your appreciation for Kyoto's history and culture means a lot to me, and I am thrilled that the tour was a highlight of your trip to Japan. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and your kind words about my passion and expertise as a guide are truly heartwarming. Thank you once again for choosing my tour and for sharing your positive experience. I look forward to welcoming you back to Japan in the future. Best regards, Kazuyoshi

$64/ per person

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