Certified National Guide and Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor with English score TOEIC 925 and Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class guides you. The places to visit are Nijo-jo, Kinkakuji, Ryoanji and we have lunch at downtown. Then, Kiyomizu temple and stroll at Higashiyama area. If you wish, you are escorted to my favorite pub "izakaya" at downtown as "off duty" tour.
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At the lobby of Hotel Granvia in Kyoto station or your hotel if it is located somewhere in the central Kyoto city.
Nijo-jo castle built by Tokugawa shogun in 1603 and it has beautifle garden.
Kinkakuji temple the golden pavillion built by Ashikaga shogun 1n 1397 but it was burnt in the fine in 1950. You can compare how it looked before the fire with the guide.
Ryoanji temple built in 1450 and it has mysterious rock garden. You will be excited with the secret of the garden that the guide shows.
Kiyomizu dera temple founded in 778 located on the hill with colorful buildings.
Yasaka pagoda five-story pagoda is a symbol of Kyoto situated near Ninen zaka slope.
Yasaka shrine powerful shrine founded in 656 and it is one of the oldest shrine in Japan.
Gion is famous maiko town. If you are lucky enough you may see maiko walking on the street.
downtown area or any place you prefer during the tour or at your hotel
The guide is Certified National Guide, Certified Domestic Travel Supervisor and entitled "Kyoto Tourism Culture Certification 2nd Class (so called "Kyoto Kentei") with the English score TOEIC 925. You are rest assured with my skill of communication and certifications as a professional guide.
The guide is so good at illustration that you will enjoy 40-50 illustrations to see. One illustration is better than 1000 words. You will find the difference between temple and shrine, the diffference between maiko and geiko. For lunch, the guide will take you to food hall at downtown so that you may choose your restaurant from 27 choisces for your lunch and dinner. We will walk 17,000 steps on this tour at least.
If you missed cherry blossoms in April, you will enjoy it with the tablet.
The guest receive followings as gifts:
O-O-O (only one original) card case on the earth is presented as a gift. You can touch the traffic card such as PASMO in the case at the gates.
Japanese food menu finding lists
Guide maps of Kyoto, Osaka and Nara
8 usufule Japanese vocaburaries
Kyoto bus map
guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Kyoto city area. entrance fee of the guide except for some places, smiles and skill of communication of the guide.
Transportaiton of you and guide is not included. Basically we use public trasnportatiosn such as bus, subway and train . Taxi fare of you and guide if used, entrance fee of you and lunch, dinner. One day bus ticket if we buy, 600 yen. Entrance fee are followings:
Nijo-jo castle 1,000 yen (if you vist Ninomaru goten and garden), Kinkakuji temple 400 yen, Ryoanji temple 600 yen, Kiomizu-dera temple
400 yen. All prices are for one adult. Children approximately 50% of the adult but depending on the age.
The fare does not include followigs:
entrance fee: Nijo-jo 1,000 yen, Kinkakuji 400 yen, Ryoanji 600 yen, Kiyomizu dera 400 yen.
transportation: one day bus ticket 600 yen if you wish to use, other tansportation fee such as taxi
subway, train. lunch approximately 1,500 yen per person. If you visit Kyoto in summer, please be ready with hat, cap and beverage to avoid heat injury. Tourist should wear easy walking shoes.
The guests should have travel insurance and enough Japanese yen, because some restaurants do not accept cards. The guide doe not cover any insurance if anything happend with you.
The guide is not responsible for any problems caused by your disease and limitation of your foods.
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