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Riddles of the Golden Pavillion and the Rock Garden

4 Hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business ), Spanish ( Conversational )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Most of the tourists do not know the hidden secrets of the Golden Pavillion and the Rock Garden. The guide will explain them by showing many illustrations drown by the guide.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Eiji.

  • 13:00 Meeting at lobby of Hotel Granvia(Kyoto station) or your hotel if it is located center of the city.

  • 13:45 to 16:00 visit at the Golden Pavillion and the Rock Garden

  • 16:30-17:00 visit at Nishiki Food Market

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Departure & Return

Starting time 1:00 PM
Meeting Point at the lobby of Hotel Granvia or your hotel if it is located somewhere center of Kyoto city.
Ending Point at the exit of Nishiki Food Market

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick up.

What‘s not included

transportation (you and the guide), your entrance fee. one day bus pass is 600 yen per adult. entrance fee of the Golden Pavillion 400 yen, the Rock Garden 500 yen per adult and no entrance fee at Nishiki Food Market. fee for the child under 12 is almost half of the adult.


My explanation is very persuasive because it is based on the articles written in some books. However, it is not absolute.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from GoWithGuide.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
bruce Bruce Japan
1 year ago

“ enjoyed. kyoto ”

great knowledge and insites


Dear Mr. Shapiro It was a great time with you in Kyoto. I do hope your nice trip back to Phoenix! Eiji

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