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My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

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This tour is designed for those who would like to visit major scenic sites in Kyoto and off-the-beaten spots as well in a single day. The route is the one that has been favored and admired by many of my guests for the past few years. The itinerary mainly consists of three areas; Kitayama, Arashiyama and Fushimi areas. You will surely have unforgettable memories through the tour with me.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Yoshihisa T.
Yoshihisa T.
4.97 / 5
(182 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At Kyoto Station or your hotel in Kyoto area

10:00 AM

Kitayama area; Kinkaku-ji ( the Golden Pavilion ), Ryoan-ji Temple famous for the Rock Garden and Ninna-ji Temple.

Kinkaku-ji built by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the third Shogun of Muromachi Shogunate, in 1397. Ryoan-ji Temple with the Rock Garden said to be the masterpiece of dry landscape gardens. Ninna-ji Temple built by Emperor Uda in 888 with a weeping cherry tree garden.

01:30 PM

Arashiyama area; Jojako-ji Temple famous for autumn foliage, Bamboo Grove and Tenryu-ji Temple with a beautiful garden.

Jojako-ji Temple standing on a moss-covered slope. Bamboo Grove borders on the north exit of Tenryu-ji Temple built by Ashikaga Takauji, the first Shogun of Muromachi Shogunate.

04:00 PM

Fushimi area; Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine famous for a thousand vermilion-colored torii gates.

Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, the headquarters of more than 30,000 Inari sub-shrines across the country, has been selected No 1 tourist attraction in Japan for five consecutive years by Trip Adviser.

Ending Point

At Kyoto Station

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What‘s included

guide fee

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What‘s not included

transportation fare ( you and guide ), lunch and entrance fee for four temples ( 2,100 yen )

Tour Important Information

You use mainly trains but partly taxis to save time. During the tour you walk in and around the sites you visit, so wear sneakers or walking shoes, please.

Important message from the guide

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It is desirable to carry overseas travel insurance because the guide is not liable for any damage or loss incurred during the tour. It is also requested to bring enough Japanese yen with you because some restaurants and taxis do not accept credit cards.





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Kyoto Tour Reviews

Keeping up with Yoshie!

Yoshie San was an excellent guide who’s passionate about explaining all things Kyoto. He’s enthusiastic and committed to ensure we received the best experience during our day. While we were younger than Yoshie, we barely managed to keep up with him!! He’s in extraordinarily great shape!

Sharon L.

Hi Sharon. Thank you so much for your superb review for my tour in Kyoto. It was lucky that it didn't rain and the cherry trees were in full blossom. I hope you will return home with lots of good memories of Japan. With best wishes. Yoshie

G

Genevieve W.

5 / 5
Apr 2, 2024

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

Experience the Best of Kyoto

My husband and I spent two full days with Yoshi experiencing the Golden & Silver Routes. We were busy trying to accomplish as much as possible and Yoshi was great. His English is excellent and his knowledge of the sites visited was so helpful. A highlight was the lunch he arranged with explanations of the various courses and sake. We were very happy with Yoshi’s services.

Genevieve  W.

Hi Gene. I really appreciate your kind words of thanks. I also had a precious time, guiding and talking with you two. I am very pleased that you liked the mini-kaiseki cuisine at the ex-o'chaya in Gion. I hope our paths will cross again someday in the near future. With best wishes. Yoshie

N

Nathalie P.

5 / 5
Mar 26, 2024

My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto
8 hours

An excellent guide

We really appreciated Yoshi. He was very efficient in organizing our visit taking into account our last minute changes and all this under heavy rain most of the day. He is knowledgeable on all topics including temples, train information and town district. He brought us to a typical Japanese restaurants which we totally enjoyed!! What a great day… thanks Yoshi!!!

Nathalie P.

Hi Nathalie. Thank you so much about your excellent comment on my tour today. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed every minute of the tour in spite of the rain, including the special type of okonomi-yaki. I hope our paths will cross someday soon. With best wishes. Yoshie

$215/ per group

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