The Half Day Tour of Kyoto World Heritage Sites

4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

You can experience 3-4 world heritage sites in Kyoto, each of which is one of the most popular destination for tourists.

Keiko U.
5.00 / 5
(14 reviews)

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

Nijo Castle

Kinkakuji Temple (The Golden Pavillion)

Ryoanji Temple

Ginkakuji Temple(The Silver Pavillion)

Ending Point

At your hotel or at the last destination for the tour

What to Expect

You can experience 3-4 Must-Visit destinations in a half day.

How long you stay in each place is up to you, as this is your private tour.

Please feel free to ask the hitory and culture to me, a national-licensed tour guide.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Important Information

Please feel free to ask me anything.

(There might be available days even if it's past the deadline.)

In some cases, especially in high season, I might recommend you to take a taxi in order to use your limited time effectively.

(Of couse, public transportation would be fine.)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Matthew W.

5 / 5
Jun 19, 2023

Keiko is Amazing!

My wife, 12 yo daughter and I had the pleasure of learning how to cook a Japanese meal at Keiko’s home. She was simply the best. Extremely patient and super friendly. She was knowledgeable and with her guidance even we were able to create an amazing meal. Her passion for food and Kyoto shines through in her awesomeness!! We had the most amazing evening with her, a memory that will last a lifetime! Thank you Keiko for your tremendous hospitality!!

Keiko U.

Dear my guests, What an awesome comment it is. Thank you for the other day. I enjoyed cooking with such a lovely family like you. Additionally, It was my honor to join an itineray of your dauther's birthday trip (even though delayed one due to the covid)!!! Your rivew really encouraged my passion for food and Kyoto! Hope to see you again. Thank you for choosing me , again. Best wishes, Keiko


Lisa S.

5 / 5
Jun 19, 2023

A lovely day out with Keiko

Keiko went above and beyond to make our short time in Kyoto a day to remember! She was so good with details to make the most of our time there. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and excellent at explaining traditions and customs. She helped my daughter in making her kimono experience a dream come true! We can’t thank her enough for a well planned and wonderful time in Kyoto!

Keiko U.

Dear my guests, I appreciate your comment so much. I was so glad to welcome you and your family of 3 generations. Though you have been amid a group tour on the way from Osaka and to Nagoya, you kindy decided to join my tour in Kyoto!! , which made me honnored. When I saw everyone to be happy to see thier daughter , his sisiter, or thier grand child dressed in Kimono , I'm so impressed. You made my day. Hope you totally enjoy Japan trip! best wishes, Keiko


Abigail S.

5 / 5
Jun 13, 2023

Arashiyama and Monkey Park Day Tour

Having Keiko San as our guide at our Arashiyama Tour was a blast. She is very fun and very warm to be with. Having her as a guide was like you are having a fun tour with a friend. She gave lots of inputs on the places we visited, suggested an early tour for us to experience the Bamboo forrest that is less crowded. She also suggested a nice place to buy souvenirs and gave inputs for a good place to eat. When we visit Kyoto again, we will surely book a tour again with Keiko San.

Keiko U.

Dear my guests, Thank you for the comment. I really enjoyed with you and your family. Your words has encouraged me !! Hope you come back to Kyoto and let me show you another Kyoto! Keiko


Ivan E.

5 / 5
May 21, 2023

Great time in Kyoto with a fantastic guide.

Keiko was a perfect guide for our two days in Kyoto: knowledgeable, friendly, well spoken, attentive. She was very flexible in designing our tours, provided rich historical context for the sights that we visited and kept the entire day interesting including transfers between the sights. She established a good rapport with our 19-yo kids. She is a genuinely curious and kind person and we are very happy that she was our guide in the fabulous city of Kyoto.

Keiko U.

Dear my guests, Thak you for this wonderful meeting ! I thank YOU I enjoyed so much. 'Rapport' ・・・what a fantastic and encouraging word for me. Hope you and your family come back Kyoto in the future. May your days be more billiant . Best wishes, Keiko

$153/ per group