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NIJO CASTLE , secret shrine & the interaction with local people

Yuriko Y.

4.14(7) reviews
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

This tour covers everything you need. World Heritage, very unique & little-known shrine and stroll in the local shopping street.

I would like you to interact with local people and see the daily lives of them by walking along the local shopping street.

In addition to the magnificent World Heritage, there are several must-see places in this area.

And I gladly accept one person.


Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

At convenient place for you


a secret shrine known only by very few ( free of charge )

a roofed shopping street used by the locals

Ending Point

At convenience places for your next destination

What to Expect


----NIJO CASTLE is an only World Heritage that is not a temple or shrine in Kyoto.

The magnificent building with 33 rooms represents Edo Period architecture.

And the gardens of Special Scenic Beauty are worth viewing.

This castle witnessed the transfer of political power from shogun to emperor.

2. A very unique secret shrine known only by very few

----It is a secret shrine, so I cannot tell you in detail.

All I can say is that this shrine is very different from other shrines.

3. A roofed shopping street used by locals

----There are many kinds of shops and very friendly locals will welcome you.

You do not have to worry about the weather because there is an arcade.

Please enjoy shopping and interacting with the locals.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you and guide )--about ¥1000

lunch ( about ¥1000 )

NIJO CASTLE ( ¥600 )

Important Information

Buses conveniently stop right at tourist sites, but during the peak seasons , they get very crowded. So I suggest we use the subway or take a taxi. That will take us to our destinations more smoothly.

Please wear comfortable shoes.

After viewing the vast gardens and magnificent palace, we will head to a

Japanese restaurant for lunch, and the local shopping street.

We will use the subway to get to our destination smoothly.

The transportation fee is about ¥300.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time



Nurul lidya Z.

Dec 27, 2019

Night in Gion

Yuriko was a very nice and knowledgeable guide. She explained the history of geishas in Gion very well. My mother and I enjoyed our one hour with her.

Yuriko Y.

Dear NuruI Thank you very much for your review. I was so happy to have an opportunity to introduce history of maiko and geisha to both of you. Many thanks for having me as your guide. I hope to see you and your Mom again. Best regards Yuriko


Lisa H.

Nov 22, 2019

Arashiyama day trip

I had a wonderful day with Yuriko-san touring Arashiyama. We enjoyed a beautiful boat ride, delicious lunch and exciting rickshaw ride. Thank you so much for a wonderful time!

Yuriko Y.

Dear Lisa-san I can't thank you enough for your prompt and kind review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed the Arashiyama day trip. I also had a lot of fun sharing a wonderful time with you ! Many thanks for having me as your guide. The time I spent with you will be in my heart forever. Please take good care of yourself and I truely hope to see you again. Best regards Yuriko


Susan M.

Apr 25, 2019

A great walk through Southern Higashiyama in Kyoto

Highly recommend hiring Yuriko as a private tour guide! Working within a time constraint and unsure of how best to manage our expectations (with so little time and so much to see), Yuriko patiently helped us plan a perfect 1/2 day tour prior to our arrival. We were able to see the sights most important to us and move at our own pace. Yuriko used her teaching skills to fill in the blanks, keep us on track, show us some areas of interest away from the crowds and ultimately get us to our final destination on time! It was a wonderful, enlightening day full of memories we will forever cherish! Thanks again Yuriko!

Yuriko Y.

Dear Susan Thank you very much for your kind review ! It was a great honor to show you around beautiful Kyoto. I was impressed with the fact that you had a deep interest and respect for Japanese culture. We had such a wonderful time walking down stone-paved streets and talking about so many topics !! Thanks again for choosing me as your guide. That was a memorable 1/2 day I would never forget. Many thanks Yuriko


Matthew L.

Apr 8, 2019

Interesting Day

Had an interesting day at Arayashima Bamboo Forest / Kiyomizu Dera Temple and Gion District

Yuriko Y.

Dear Matthew It was an honor to spend a wonderful time with you and your wife. Thank you very much and I really appreciate it. I hope you will come back to Kyoto. Sincerely Yuriko

$138/ per person

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