This tour is the most effective way to discover Kyoto by yourselfes for only one day. Kyoto is an ancient capital of Japan , and the center of her civilization for over a thousand years. There are too many Shinto- shrines and Buddhsist temples to visit. So , in this tour I carefully sellected sightseeing spots among all of them.
I,m sure you are satisfied with this once in a life time experience.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
Pick up at your hotel
In the orning : KIyomizudera Maruyama Park Yasaka shrine and Gion
In the afternoon : Kinkakuji Bamboo forest and Nijyo kastle
Drop off at yor hotel
I have been to Kyoto countless times since 1950,s when I was born and also I had worked for some company and lived in Kyoto for almost 5 years as a branch manager.
Since then, I reallr got into Kyoto for everything such as history , culcure , food , and nature.
By joining this tour , you can get a wonderful and exiting time. Besides I ,ll flexibly be able to change and arrange this basic plan for yorur preferance or weather conditions.
As in when it,s rany day , I can take you to some interesting shopping streets , depending on your tastes.
Guide fee , hotel pick-up at your hotel in Kyoto city
Transportation fee [you and me] , lunch , dinner , entrance fee
These costs are different , depending on what you reqest such as taxi or public bus for transportation and rank of restaurants you choose.
As in it,ll cost around 30000yen to 40000yen for 8 hours taxi. It,s not so cheap but I recommend using taxi because of traffic conditions.
Entrance fee for each Shrine or Temple is around 500 yen each per person.
As you may know , Kyoto is considered as one of the most busiest city in all Japan , especially in spring and autum the entire city will be jam- packed everywhere , so
be careful with transportations.
One more thing you need is to prepair is to make reservations for accomodations well beforhand.
Shinichi is a wonderful man, however his English was not very good ( and we were promised an English speaking guide). Difficult to communicate with. Our ship docked late, I pre paid for 7 hours, but we were only given 6 hours. Tour guides should keep track of arrival times. Because of this, our time at the Inari shrine was extremely short and rushed. Guide took it upon himself to pre order a very expensive sushi lunch, most of which we did not care for, even though he was told that two of us did not like sushi upon arrival. Just be aware of these things should you choose to book this guide !
Dear Lynn Thank you for your review. As we didn't have enough time for sightseeing , so I regret I couldn't show you around many sites of Kyoto. Kyoto has so many attractions. Kinkakuji , Arashiyama , Bamboo grove , Heianjingu , Cherryblossoms in April , Colorful leaves in autumn , Tea ceremony , and Zen practice so on. I hope You will have time to visit Kyoto in the future again. Sincerely Yours Shinichi Endo
Shinichi was extremely cooperative with a very pleasing personality. Always willing to tweak the itinerary as per client's wishes.
Dear Vijay Thank you for your favourable review. I hope you had a wonderful time during my guiding and enjoyed highlight of Kansai Region. I really hope to see you again. Best Regards Shinichi Endo
Shinichi guided us for 2 days; first in Kyoto and then in Kobe. With our permission in advance, he hired a taxi for the day in Kyoto as it was extremely crowded (cherry blossoms) and getting around by public transportation was extremely difficult. In Kobe, we used public buses and then went by rail to visit Himeji Castle. Throughout Shinichi was very pleasant, flexible, professional and caring. He also arranged for a couple of lunches in small, typical Japanese restaurants that we enjoyed immensely. Since we had a couple of extra days on our own in each city, Shinichi went out of his way to provide suggestions of what we might do on our own. Jay P
Dear Jay I,m really happy to hear your satisfaction during my guiding in Kansai area. I hope you,ll become a big fan of Kyoto and to see you again in the future. Again I,d appreiciate your favourable review. Sincerely yours Shinichi Endo
We could not have asked for a better guide than Shinichi. He was thoughtful in his approach to showing us Kyoto and extremely patient with our requests. We loved spending the day with him. I would definitely recommend him to others.
Dear Blair Smith I can,t thank you enough . I ,m glad you spent a wonderful time during my guiding tour. I also learned a lot from you about young New Yorker's culcure and the latest information of the US. I really hope to see you again. Again I,d appreciate your cooperation. Sincerely Yours Shinichi Endo