Personalized Full-day Kyoto tour

Highlights

Katsuko O.

4.77(31) reviews
Kyoto
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Personalized Full-day Kyoto Tour. Itineraty of the tour can be customized according to your preference and interest. In addition to visiting historic sites such as temples and shrines, cultural activities such as tea ceremony, Sake tasting, local food market etc. can be included.

Itinerary

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

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto city

Sample Itinerary 1: North-Eastern Kyoto

Shimogamo Shrine -> Ginkaku-ji temple, also known as the silver pavilion, -> the philosopher’s path -> Eikando temple (in autumn color season) -> Nanzenji-temple -> Murin-an garden

Sample Itinerary 2: Central and Northern Kyoto

Nijo castle -> Kitano Tenmangu Shrine -> Kamishichiken Geisha district -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> Daitokuji temple

Sample Itinerary 3: North-Western Kyoto including Arashiyama

Nijo castle -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> the bamboo forest -> Okochi sanso villa -> Tenryuji Temple

Sample Itinerary 4: North-Western Kyoto

Nijo castle -> Kitano Tenmangu Shrine -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> Daitokuji temple -> Imamiya shrine

Sample Itinerary 5: South-Eastern Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Taisha -> Tofukuji temple -> Sanjyu-Sangendo temple -> Kiyomizu temple -> Gion district

Sample Itinerary 6: One-day in Arashiyama

Toriimoto preserved area, including Otagi Nenbutsuji temple -> one or two temples in Sagano area, such as Giou-ji temple, Jyojyakkoji temple, Seiryoji temple, Nisonin temple -> Okochi sanso villa -> the bamboo forest ->Tenryuji Temple -> Togetsukyo bridge

Sample Itineraty 7: Central Kyoto

Nijo castle -> Kyoto Imperial Palace -> Nishiki market -> Gion District including Kenninji temple -> Yasaka Shrine -> Kodaiji temple

Sample Itinerary 8: Uji and Southern Kyoto

Bjyodo-in temple -> Ujigami Shrine -> Uji renowned tea shop -> Sake Brewery and Sake tasting in Fushimi area -> Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Sample Itinerary 9: near Kyoto station

Toji temple -> Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine -> Tofukuji temple -> Sanjyu-Sangendo temple -> Chishaku-in temple

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto city

What to Expect

Itineraty can be customized according to your preference and interest.

Sample Itinerary 1 - North-Eastern Kyoto: Shimogamo Shrine -> Ginkaku-ji temple, also known as the silver pavilion, -> the philosopher’s path -> Eikando temple (in autumn color season) -> Nanzenji-temple -> Murin-an garden

Sample Itinerary 2 - Central and Northern Kyoto: Nijo castle -> Kitano Tenmangu Shrine -> Kamishichiken Geisha district -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> Daitokuji temple

Sample Itinerary 3 – North-Western Kyoto including Arashiyama: Nijo castle -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> the bamboo forest -> Okochi sanso villa -> Tenryuji Temple

Sample Itinerary 4 – North-Western Kyoto: Nijo castle -> Kitano Tenmangu Shrine -> Kinkaku-ji temple, also known as the golden pavilion -> Daitokuji temple -> Imamiya shrine

Sample Itinerary 5 - South-Eastern Kyoto: Fushimi Inari Taisha -> Tofukuji temple -> Sanjyu-Sangendo temple -> Kiyomizu temple -> Gion district

Sample Itinerary 6 - One-day in Arashiyama: Toriimoto preserved area, including Otagi Nenbutsuji temple -> one or two temples in Sagano area, such as Giou-ji temple, Jyojyakkoji temple, Seiryoji temple, Nisonin temple -> Okochi sanso villa -> the bamboo forest ->Tenryuji Temple -> Togetsukyo bridge

Sample Itineraty 7 - Central Kyoto: Nijo castle -> Kyoto Imperial Palace -> Nishiki market -> Gion District including Kenninji temple -> Yasaka Shrine -> Kodaiji temple

Sample Itinerary 8 - Uji and Southern Kyoto: Bjyodo-in temple -> Ujigami Shrine -> Uji renowned tea shop -> Sake Brewery and Sake tasting in Fushimi area -> Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

Sample Itinerary 9 - near Kyoto station: Toji temple -> Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine -> Tofukuji temple -> Sanjyu-Sangendo temple -> Chishaku-in temple

Cultural experiences such as tea ceremony, sake tasking, textile weaving, pottery making, Japanese sweets making etc. can be combined with the above itineraries.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fare (public transport, taxi) are not included in the tour price.

Admission fee of the temples are not included in the tour price.

Lunch is not included in the tour price.

Important Information

Please make inquiry on availability before booking

This tour is not covered by insurance, so please participate in this tour at your own risk.

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

Reviews

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Brett P.

Jan 11, 2020

Very informative and interesting walking tour of Kyoto's South Higashiyama area

Katsuko met us after we had lunch in the South Higashiyama neighborhood, helpfully suggesting a place close to the restaurant to meet, and she took us on a 3-hour tour of the area that included multiple Buddhist temples, the Gion neighborhood, a Shinto shrine, and then ended at a shopping arcade in a convenient area for us to return to our hotel. Throughout the tour, Katsuko was very nice, very helpful in answering all of our questions, and very flexible when there were stores we wanted to visit, sights we wanted to see, or pictures we asked or she offered to take of my wife and I. After our tour, Katsuko proactively reached out us with ideas for our next day in Kyoto, even recognizing some sights that might be better to do on the rainy day that was forecasted. Thanks Katsuko for a lovely tour!

Katsuko O.

Dear Brett, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was a great pleasure for me to guide such a wonderful couple like yourselves. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko.

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Elena B.

Nov 21, 2019

Great Kyoto tour

My husband and I had Kyoto Japanize Gardens tour with Katsuko. We’ve learned about Katsuko from our friends who were taking her tour and recommended it to us. And we really enjoyed having time with Katsuko. As first time Japan visitors we had many questions about Japanize culture. Katsuko not just answered them, but adjusted the tour to show us something we expressed interest in. She took us to the place where we could experience making and tasting matcha tea. Her lunch recommendation was excellent and introduced us to some food we didn’t try before. We also appreciate that the pace of the tour was just right for us and we could select waking vs. riding. Katsuko is very knowledgeable person and you can feel her love to her country.

Katsuko O.

Dear Elena, Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a kind reivew. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the garden tour. It was a truly memorable day for me too, and I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki.

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Damian M.

Sep 17, 2019

A fantastic day in Kyoto in early September

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending a fantastic day with Katsuko in Kyoto in early September. The entire day was simply outstanding from start to finish. Katsuko's manner and professionalism is only matched by her knowledge and passion for the city. Katsuko organised a personal itinerary that covered all of our main interests as well as making some brilliant suggestion for our other days in Kyoto. A guide in Kyoto is a great way to get around and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Katsuko's services. Thank you Katsuko and thank you Kyoto !

Katsuko O.

Dear Damian, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. I had such a great time with you and it was a memorable day for me too. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki

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Pat C.

Sep 3, 2019

Super Tour

Really interesting day, highlight for us was the tea ceremony hosted by the chief monk, with Katsuko acting as interpreter. Katsuko has great local knowledge as you would expect. We will certainly book her again on our next visit.

Katsuko O.

Dear Pat, Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. It was my great pleasure to guide such a wonderful family like yourselves. I sincerely hope to see you again on your next visit. Warmest regards, Katsuko Ozaki

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