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Less busy, but still breathtaking - Kyoto

Off the Beaten Path
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Kyoto is so popular and busy. So let's select places that are less busy and have their beauty next to none. Sometimes they don't have good access. But, someone like such a travel. This tour is tailored to those travelers.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Shuji O.
Shuji O.
4.92 / 5
(13 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel

09:00 AM

Meeting Point

at your hotel lobby in Kyoto

09:40 AM

Shinnyodo Temple

Although this is an old historical rather large temple, not so busy because of the access.

You can enjoy the quiet atmosphere sitting in front of beautiful gardens, the Higashiyama Hill on the backdrop with beautiful trees. Fall is the best season. But you can also enjoy the cherry blossoms in spring.

11:00 AM

Reikan-ji Temple

It is open to the public only in Spring and late November. Although it is famous for camelia blossoms, you will greatly enjoy the fall foliage. It was a nun-monzeki temple where imperial princesses entered the temple.

In other seasons, we can spend more time enjoying the philosopher's path.

11:30 AM

Philosophers Path

We walk the Philosopher's Path to Ginkakuji Temple.

12:00 PM

Honen-in Temple

It's a really beautiful, peaceful place. Near the Philosopher's Path.

12:20 AM

Lunch

There is a popular udon noodle restaurant or a traditional Japanese food restaurant that serves delicious rice.

01:10 PM

Ginkakuji Temple

This is a symbolic temple where the new Japanese culture began. You can enjoy the beautiful garden and views of Kyoto.

02:20 PM

Shisendo Temple

It is called Shiseido (meaning holy poet) because a famous hermit poet once lived here, and there are paintings of poets. You can enjoy many flowers every season, even in winter.

03:10 PM

Enkoji Temple/ Entsuji Temple

Enkoji has a beautiful garden with many beautiful flowers and fall foliage.

Entsuji Temple has a stunning view of Mt. Hiei as a backdrop to the beautiful garden, especially in late November.

We have to wonder which one to choose.

05:00 PM

Ending place

at your hotel or where you never get lost

Ending Point

At your hotel or where you never get lost

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What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up

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What‘s not included

transportation fees (you and the guide): for buses (about 1,200 yen/per person), taxis (about 4,000 yen if needed)

lunch (you and the guide)

admission fees (about 3000 yen/per person)

Tour Important Information

We will walk on the paved road. But we go up and down stairs. So, please put on easy walking shoes. We walk at our speed. There are so many photo spots.

We can be flexible according to the situation.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

K

Kent K.

5 / 5
Jun 7, 2024

Kyoto one day tour

Kyoto
8 hours

Customized

Shuji is Great!

We spent a day with Shuji in Kyoto and went at the end with him to Osaka where he lives. It was a great day. He is very knowlegeeable about Japanese history and culture (he taught world history before retiring). His Englsh is great. The Kyoto part was exploring three temples that were further out and we might have missed without his guidance. Osaka was a brief tour of the central area, including the night life and street food. He recommended a great restaurant for us after. Highly recommended. Kent and Luca

Kent K.

Dear Kent and Luca, Thank you so much for the great review. We really had a wonderful time. Since you had already visited many places in Kyoto, I was able to take you to my most favorite hidden gems. And thank you very much for your barrage of jokes! I hope I can see both of you again. Shuji O.

Jeremy  B.

Jeremy B.

5 / 5
May 6, 2024

Not for the first time, Osaka

Osaka
5 hours

Customized

A great day

Shuji was an excellent guide, we had a wonderful, interesting day.

Jeremy  B.

Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed the beautiful roses in the Nakanoshima Garden and were lucky enough to get nice seats at the riverside cafe. Above all, visiting the Sky Building was an unexpected opportunity for your wife, a professional architect. We really had a great time today. Thank you very much.

Osaka tour

Suji is a responsible guide.

Jee M.

Thank you for your high rating. We found that Osaka Castle and Aqualiner can be enjoyed even if you use a wheelchair. Thank you for listening to some stories about Nakanoshima and Osaka Castle. I hope I could satisfy your interests. Have a nice time for the rest of your trip to Japan.

$318/ per group

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