Walking Tour around Kyoto Station

Hideo Y.

4.44(113) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

Please watch a video. From the first 30 seconds to 60 seconds you see the view from the top of Kytoto Station, and for 2 minutes from 3 minutes 40 se...

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Meeting Point

at your hotel

Kyoto Station

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Toji Temple

Nishi(West) Honganji Temple

Higashii(East) Honganji Temple

Shosei-en Garden

Kyoto Tower

Ending Point

at your hotel

What to Expect

Please watch a video. From the first 30 seconds to 60 seconds you see the view from the top of Kytoto Station, and for 2 minutes from 3 minutes 40 seconds you can enjoy beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves at Shosei-en Garden, and for the last one minute you can see the view from the observatory of Kyoto Tower.

Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.

I would like to introduce you the area around Kyoto Station.

I can show you Fushimi inari Shrine, Toji Temple, two Honganji Temples, and Shosei-en Garden.

Fushimi Inari Shrine founded in the early 8th century is very popular shrine. On the average, as many as 2.7 million people pay their first visit to this shrine during the first three days of January every year. You can pass through Senbontorii or one thousand shrine gates.

Just a little before arriving Kyoto Station from Osaka using JR (Japan railways), you can see a tall five-stoty pagoda on the right side. It is about 55 meters high at Toji Temple, the tallest five-story pagoda in Japan. In 823 the priest Kukai came to Toji and made it a temple of the Shingon esoteric Buddhist teachings.

The two Honganji Temples, Nishi(West) and Higashi(East), are temples that should not be missed.

Nishi Honganji's Chinese-style Kara-mon gate is a relic of Fushimi Castle. You can stare at decorative engravings of Kara-mon.

Higashi Honganji's grounds has the Miei-do, which is said to be one of the largest wooden structures in the world.

In fact Honganji Temple has been divided into two temples for a certain reason. It is related to Osaka Castle. Do you know why ?

The elegant Shosei-en Garden is located at a short distance of the Higashi Honganji Temple. You can enjoy cherry bosoom viewing in spring and changing colors of autumn leaves in fall.

Lastly you can enjoy 360-degree panoramic view of Kyoto city from the observatory of Kyoto Tower.

There are a lot of scenic places around Kyoto Station. Why don't you join a walking tour around Kyoto Station with me ?

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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

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!! Thank you.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

We use trains. Transportation fee of this tour is within 500 yen per person. My transportation fee to Kyoto station is 1,680 yen. Entrance fee is 2,100 yen per person.



Brian T.

Apr 16, 2022

Well planned tour of Kyoto!

We had an excellent day with HIDEo YOSHIda. From our wishes he planned a tour, took us around town and showed us different sights of Kyoto. He is very knowledgable in many different areas so we learned a lot about Japanese culture and history. We can warmly recommend a day with HIDEo YOSHIda.

Hideo Y.

Hello Brian. I'm very glad to receive your good review. Today we visited Japanese gardens such as moss garden in Saihoji, Sogenchi garden in Tenryuji and Ninomaru garden in Nijo Castle. They gave us peaceful and fresh atmosphere. I'm going to do my best on guide for many years to come. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Pobparat A.

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent guide. Well prepared tour.

He is so friendly and very knowledgeable about local history and japanese mythology. His itinerary was well preplanned. I would not have been able to explore all the places we did on my own. Thanks Hideo san!

Hideo Y.

Hello Pobparat I'm very happy to receive your message. Favored by good weather, we could enjoy visiting Kumano three Grand Shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Hongu Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Furthermore we watched Nachi Waterfalls with a height of 133 meters, the longest drop in Japan. I look forward to your activities and success in your life. Thank you, Tua.

Arlene B.

Feb 2, 2020

Highly recommended

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.


Polly E.

Jan 16, 2020

Highlight Tour of Kyoto

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

$225/ per group