Superb View Spots in Kyoto Part 1.

Day Trip

Eric T.

4.86(35) reviews
9 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

It is impossible to visit all of marvelous viewing spots in Kyoto in a day.

Today, I wish to offer you to visit "Saga-Arashiyama Area", and "Yasaka-Kiyomizu Area, in a day.

"Saga-Arashiyama Area is originated in Summer Villa Area of Emperor family since 1000 years ago.

Yasaka-Kiyomizu Area is an approach path to Kiyomizu Temple, located at the foot of mountains.

You can overview Kyoto City together with Historic Panoramic Viewing Spots.


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

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto or JR Kyoto Station


Starting from your Hotel or JR Kyoto Station

Meeting you at your hotel or at JR Kyoto Station, and we will start tour after briefing of Kyoto History and culture.


Bamboo Grove , at Arashiyama

Natural Bamboo Forest in a large scale, abt. 10 Acre.

You can walk the narrow path, covered by Bamboo 20-25 meters high.

You can appreciate fantastic sceneries and breathes negative ions.

Please enjoy panoramic photogenic spot.


Tenryuuji Temple Garden and Sogenti Pond

This temple was build by Shogun 650 years ago as Zen training Temple, and Garden and Pond remains as they were。

Please sit in front of Sogenchi Pond and realize Japanese Calm and Zen-Buddhism feeling

You may have a feeing of Time-Slip to Old days.


Golden Temple

Please appreciate Gorgeous Brilliant Golden Pavilion and its reflection on Mirror Pond.

This temple was built as a villa of Shogun for his retired life, but not for a temple.

Stop this building is one of typical structure of Japanese Resident House, so-called Shoin Structure.

Japanese rich people wish to have a garden, resembling this garden.

Please enjoy this garden as your own villa.


Ryoanji Temple (Dry Garden)

Ryoanji Temple was built as a Zen Buddhism Training temple 550 years ago, and the Dry Garden was praised by

Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1975. Please appreciate "Dry Garden", based on Zen-Buddhism thinking.

and find what you are and also to be what you truly are.



Let's enjoy Japanese lunch, Ramen and so on.


Yasaka- Kiyomizu Area

Let's walk Yasaka-Kiyomizu area. and visit following spots

The Gate of Chioin, loved by Richard Gere, Stone-paved path, NENE path to Kodaiji Temple, Huge Buddha Statue,

Yasaka Tower, Ninenzaka slope and Sannenzaka Slope, and "Romon Gate" and "West Gate of Kiyomizu Temple.

Since 400 years ago, Japanese tourists came to Kyoto and walked around this area.

This is one of the best amazing photogenic spots in Kyoto.

You will meet fantastic views in the evening and overview Kyoto city.


Return back to you Hotel or your final destination in Kyoto

Sending back to your hotel or your final destination in Kyoto

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto or final destination in Kyoto

What to Expect

In Saga-Arashiyama, you can appreciate Bamboo Grove, Scenic Sogenti Pond at Tennryuji Temple(World Heritage Site), Dry Garden at Ryouanji Temple, praised

by Queen Elizath 2. and visit Gorgeous and Fantastic Golden Pavilion and Mirror Pond

Yasaka- Kiyomizu Area is an approach path to Kiyomizu Temple since 400 years ago.

You will find many photogenic spots for your Instagram, that will make your friends excited, such as Yasaka Tower, Great Statue of Kannon, Gate of Chioin Temple.

Fortunately this area is located at the foot of the east mountains, then you overview Kyoto City, together with Scenic Spots.

I am sure that you can realize the atmosphere of Kyoto and feel "Old Kyoto"

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide Fee only

What‘s not included

Entrance fee for Temple or Garden: abt.Jyen1400 per person

Transportaion charge: (including guide): abt.Jyen2000 per person

Lunch: abt.Jyen1500 per person

Stop for childre, youger than 12 years, enetrance fee and transportation charge(public Transportation) is abt.60% of adult

Important Information

Since this is walking tour, please put on suitable shoes.

This is your tour, then it is OK to amend schedule, by your request.

Regarding lunch, please advise your request and I will try to find your favorite food.

This is walking tour however if you do not want to walk, I would take a taxi at some spots, with additional fee.

Kyoto is international sight-seeing city, then please keep in mind as below

*Smoking is allowed only at designated spots.

*please take back your garbage with you until your hotel

This is your tour, then please enjoy Kyoto with guide.

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



Kristine B.

Feb 10, 2020

Fantastic Specialized Tour

We contacted Eric at the very last minute to do a very abbreviated tour. He took us exactly where we wanted to go and helped us meet our timing constraints. We had a fantastic time. We enjoyed the information he shared with us about the places we went to see.

Eric T.

Ms Kristine Thank you for your comments Please enjoy Japan another couple of days Eric Tanaka


Rosemary W.

Feb 5, 2020

Thank you Eric!

Many thanks to Eric for his well planned tour around the Gion area and his patience during the trip!

Eric T.

Ms Rosemary Thank you for your comments and It is my pleasure that your mom enjoyed shopping Please come to Kyoto again Regards Eric Tanaka


Margie M.

Jan 13, 2020

GION and Kyoto

Good guide but was disappointed on the transport pick up and drop off. We asked Eric to pick us up and drop off at hotel. Demanded money for a cab there and back and then asked for additional money to cover. Very unprofessional.

Eric T.

Sorry for causing you to pay extra money I will pay attention about this matter. EricTanaka


Kunal G.

Jan 12, 2020

Fantastic, knowledgeable, friendly - we had a fantastic experience!

Eric was fantastic. From the moment we booked he was super friendly, communicated effectively and made our life super easy. On the tour itself he was very flexible to make sure we covered everything we wanted to, but also added his unique perspective on the beautiful sites of Kyoto. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend anyone to approach him!

Eric T.

Mr Kunal I appreciated your comments to the tour on Dec 31 I am Happy to hear that you enjoyed tour with me Please come to Japan and have a wonderful time. Thanks and regards Eric Tanaka

$280/ per group

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