The tour is limited at two seasons to enjoy cherry blossoms or maple trees. You must reserve the tour on time. In Aprile, we will visit Silver pavillion, Phirosopher's path, Honenin, Nanznji and Maruyama park and Yasaka shrine. In November and early December we visit Eikan-do instead of Honenin. Our tour is finished at downtown, Kawaramachi area.
Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.
at the lobby of Hotel Granvia in Kyoto station or at your hotel if located at around center of the Kyoto city.
Ginkakuji, or Jishouji temple (Silver Pavillion) in contrast with the Golden Pavillion). It was built by 8th shogun of Ashikaga in 1482 as his house.
Honen-in a Zen sect temple established in 1680 has a lot of national treasures such as a stautue of looking back Amitabha.
Highlight of the maple season in Kyoto is Eikan-do. You should not never miss it if you are in the season.
Nanzenji temple whose main gate is so huge that you may see whole Kyoto on the gate.
Yasaka shrine is one of the oldest and powerful shrines in Japan. You will wind up your tour wishing your desire to the god.
Eikan-do is visited in November for its marvellous maple trees.
Downtown area, your hotel or any place you prefer during the tour.
The guide is Certified National Guide and Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor and holds Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class with skill of English TOEIC 925. You are rest assured with my skill of communication and certifications as a professional guide.
The guide is so good at illustrations that you will enjoy them with 40-50 original illustrations during the tour.
The guests understand Japanese history and culture very well with illustrations and numerous pictures in the tablet.
If you missed cherry blossoms, you will enjoy them with my tablet.
The guest receives followings:
My hand-made O-O-O (only one original) card case on the earth is presented as a gift. You can touch traffic card such as PASMO in the case at the gates.
Japanese food menu finding lists
Guide maps of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara
8 useful Japanese vocaburaries
Kyoto bus map
guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Kyoto area. entrance fee of the guide except for some places, smiles and skills of communication of the guide.
your transportation fee of you and guide including taxi, entrance fee, lunch. For your reference, one day bus ticket is 600 yen, entrance fee are as follows:
Ginkakuji temple 500 yen, Honen-in temple 500 yen(spring)l, Eikan-do 500 yen(autumn), Nanzenji Sanmon 300 yen. All prices are for adult. If we buy one day bus ticket, it is 600 yen for one adult.
Because of it's seasonal reason you should reserve the tour in following timing:
Cherry blossoms: End of March to Middle of April
Maple trees: Middle to the end of November
The guide does not guarantee if you can see cherry blossoms and maple trees to your
expectation. The nature decides your fortune.
The lunch will be at Italian restaurant near the end of the Philosopher's path, because there
are not many restaurants around that area. Napolitan is super choice. Monday is closed.
If you wish, I am willing to escort you to my favorite Japanese pub," izakaya" at downtown
for you to taste sake or beer as "off duty" tour.
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