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The best of Kyoto in any season

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Kyoto has been the capital of Japan for more than 1,200 years! There are so many historic sites and beautiful places that you will be at a loss for what to choose. Please tell me about your favorite. Considering the access, the season, and the time, I will make a suitable plan.

I recommend some hidden gems if you like going off the beaten track. And also the charming famous popular tourist spots worth visiting when it is so busy. I will tell you stories to help you appreciate the place.

Kyoto Tour Guide - Shuji O.
Shuji O.
4.92 / 5
(13 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At you hotel lobby

09:00 AM

Meeting point

At your Hotel Lobby in Kyoto, etc.

09:40 AM

Nijyo-jyo castle

It is a rare place where you can see the residence and office of the Shogunate with many masterpieces of art along with beautiful gardens.

11:00 AM

Kinkakuji temple

Beautiful golden palace with wonderful gardens and northern mountains on its backdrop. One of the must-see places in Kyoto.

12:00 PM

cozy restaurant

This restaurant is a kind of a hidden gem. They serve a beautiful lunch. We can spend time silently in a small home-like restaurant.

01:00 PM

Ryoanji temple

Zen Buddhist temple, famous for its dry garden, which Elizabeth Ⅱ admired. Please feel the universe of Zen Buddhism.

02:30 PM

Kiyomizu temple

It's not just a temple. As it is jutting out of the cliff, you will enjoy the panoramic views of Kyoto. And please enjoy the quaint feel around it. You shouldn't miss it.

03:00 PM

Higashiyama Hills

downhill course with stairs

04:00 PM

Gion district

Gion district is famous for Geisha(Geiko and Maiko). Many high-class Japanese restaurants and houses exist where Geisha live. As we are now in the evening, you may see some dressed-up Geisha on the way to the party places if you are lucky.

05:00 PM

Your Hotel or the station

Ending spot

Ending Point

At you hotel or train station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and the guide), taxi(about 4,800 yen) bus or metro (depends)

lunch (you and the guide) of about 3,000 yen /per person, or a more reasonable lunch of about 1200 yen

admission fees of about 3000 yen/per person, no guide required

Tour Important Information

If you have some request for the meal, please let me know beforehand at least 3 days.

This course is mostly flat or downhill, but there are a few uphill sections. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

We will visit many must-sees efficiently in a limited hours.

To avoid being in a hurry, let's use taxis. Taxis are not expensive in Japan, and you can easily catch one in Kyoto.

I will plan to visit scenic beauties at a good time of the day. I will take some nice photos of you.

You will have a happy time in Kyoto.

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Kyoto Tour Reviews

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Kent K.

5 / 5
Jun 7, 2024

Kyoto one day tour

Kyoto
8 hours

Customized

Shuji is Great!

We spent a day with Shuji in Kyoto and went at the end with him to Osaka where he lives. It was a great day. He is very knowlegeeable about Japanese history and culture (he taught world history before retiring). His Englsh is great. The Kyoto part was exploring three temples that were further out and we might have missed without his guidance. Osaka was a brief tour of the central area, including the night life and street food. He recommended a great restaurant for us after. Highly recommended. Kent and Luca

Kent K.

Dear Kent and Luca, Thank you so much for the great review. We really had a wonderful time. Since you had already visited many places in Kyoto, I was able to take you to my most favorite hidden gems. And thank you very much for your barrage of jokes! I hope I can see both of you again. Shuji O.

Jeremy  B.

Jeremy B.

5 / 5
May 6, 2024

Not for the first time, Osaka

Osaka
5 hours

Customized

A great day

Shuji was an excellent guide, we had a wonderful, interesting day.

Jeremy  B.

Thanks for the great review. We enjoyed the beautiful roses in the Nakanoshima Garden and were lucky enough to get nice seats at the riverside cafe. Above all, visiting the Sky Building was an unexpected opportunity for your wife, a professional architect. We really had a great time today. Thank you very much.

Osaka tour

Suji is a responsible guide.

Jee M.

Thank you for your high rating. We found that Osaka Castle and Aqualiner can be enjoyed even if you use a wheelchair. Thank you for listening to some stories about Nakanoshima and Osaka Castle. I hope I could satisfy your interests. Have a nice time for the rest of your trip to Japan.

$318/ per group

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