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Let's enjoy early morning Kyoto and maiko experience

Unique Experience

Yuriko S.

4.82(17) reviews
Kyoto
English
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Kyoto is one of the most popular places to visit, but so crowded. If you want to enjoy quiet Kyoto, I recommend you visit there early morning. In this tour, you can enjoy bamboo grove, morning coffee at a Japanese style coffee shop and beautiful river and mountains scenery from a wooden bridge. After that, why don't you try 'washoku', or Japanese cuisine and maiko, or cute apprentice geisha's dancing? My special early morning tour will give you wonderful and unforgettable memories in Japan!!

Meeting Point

Kyoto JR station

07:30 AM

Kyoto JR Station

Meet at the station and enjoy beautiful quiet station

08:30 AM

Arashiyama

Enjoy walking through the bamboo grove and visiting an old shrine

09:00 AM

Coffee shop of traditional Japanese house

Enjoy morning coffee

10:00 AM

Togetsu-kyo bridge

Enjoy crossing the wooden bridge, you can see clean river and mountains

11:00 AM

Jinmatsu-an

Enjoy maiko-dancing and having Japanese cuisine with maiko, or cute lady performer in kimono

01:30 PM

Kyoto JR station

Return to the station

Ending Point

Kyoto JR station

What to Expect

Kyoto is one of the most popular places in Japan, but recently it is always so crowded. But in the early morning, it is not so crowded. If you want to enjoy quiet Kyoto, I recommend you to visit there early morning. I will take you to a nostalgic old Japanese house for a cup of coffee and some rest. I am sure you will like it. In addition, why don't you try 'washoku', or Japanese cuisine and maiko dancing? My special early morning tour will give you wonderful and unforgettable memories in Japan!!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

lunch with maiko dancing for you, entrance fee for you, transportation fee for you

Important Information

I will guide you every day except for the day that my schedule is not vacant. I'm a local guide of Gifu, Nagoya and Aichi, but I can guide you around Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kanazawa, Takayama and Shiga if you pay my transportation fee. I also dress you kimono if you want.

Admission fee of Tenryuji Temple and Japanese cuisine with maiko dancing costs are not included in my guided tour.

※admission fee of the temple is 500 yen per a person (if you want to see inside the temple, you have to pay 300 yen for additional charge), 500yen is for enjoying the temple's garden

※Japanese cuisine with maiko dancing cost is from 4800 yen to 5300 yen per a person (cost difference is your seat difference, if you pay 5300 yen, your seat is the nearest to maiko.)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Dr. gal B.

Dec 30, 2019

Great time at Osaka area with Yuriko

We (2 adults) spent two days with Yuriko in Osaka area, visiting Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Yuriko is a knowledgeable and friendly person and we had great time. I am only sorry for allocating only two days for the area. If it is your first time to Osaka, I suggest you allocate – 2-3 days for Kyoto, 1 day for Nara and 2 days for Osaka.

Yuriko S.

Dear Gal, Thank you for your good review and nice comment. You’re also very friendly and your mom, Hana is so kind and cheerful. As you said, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka have lot of places to visit. I hope you will come to Japan again and please enjoy your stay in Japan! Yuriko

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Sheharyar K.

Nov 28, 2019

guiding in Kyoto

Professional, excellent information about the area and sights. A pleasant person to work with, we had great time with Yuriko and enjoyed the experience.

Yuriko S.

Dear Sheharyar, Thank you so much for such a nice review and kind words. I also had a wonderful time with you and your wife. Arashiyama was its best season for autumn leaves viewing, wasn’t it? Though it was so crowded, it was fun for me to see both of you enjoying beautiful Arashiyama. In Nijo Castle, we had a very rare chance to see imperial style tea ceremony. It was fantastic and elegant!! During a day, the weather was nice and the driver, Mr. Uchida was great. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful time and delicious sweet. I wish you all the best. Sincerely yours, Yuriko

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Phyllis W.

Nov 26, 2019

Such a delightful person

Having a rough outline for what we wanted to do, Yuriko helped make our experience really great! One of our group members was not feeling well and needed to return to the hotel. Yuriko helped get a cab due to the language barrier and the rest of the group was able to continue the tour of Kyoto.

Yuriko S.

Dear Phyllis, Thank you for such a good review and warm comments. I was so happy to see you enjoying autumn beautiful view in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple. And it was fun for me to chat with you during lunch time. I hope you will have another wonderful day in Tokyo today. Please give my best wishes to Michaele. Best regards, Yuriko

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Yoko Y.

Nov 12, 2019

Excellent tour in Kyoto and Nara

Yuriko was fantastic! Always on time, excellent knowledge of the history of Kyoto and so polite. It was a pleasure spending time with her. Thank you Yuriko. Greeting from Stella and Evris from Greece!

Yuriko S.

Hi!! Thank you for your good review, Stella and Evris. I also had a wonderful time with you. I could also learn a lot from you about your beautiful country, Greece. Chatting with you at a coffee shop and having chance to talk with a cute junior high school girl on the subway train were so pleasant time for us, weren't they? I am very sorry to cause you a lot of walking. I wish both of you luck and happiness. Thank you. Yuriko

$152/ per group

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