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Kyoto Day Trip Tour from Tokyo (Case1)

Day Trip
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This tour include Arashiyama one of the time-honored travel destinations located on the western outskirs of Kyoto, offering a breathtaking panorama of serene Mt.Arashiyama, Togetsukyo and featuring wide variety of tourist spots ranging from Tenryu-ji Temple, spectacular bamboo groves to Arashiyama town strolling with shopping and most consumed local sweets tasting.

Also, this tour includes Kinkakuji temple (Golden pavilion) and Ryoanji temple with Zen garden.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Kashima H.
Kashima H.
4.66 / 5
(73 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

To meet with you at your staying hotel in Tokyo,

09:10 AM

To move to Kyoto by JR Shinkansen bullet train,

To move to Kyoto by JR Shinkansen bullet train,

11:30 AM

To move to Saga-Arashiyama by JR train,

To move to Saga-Arashiyama by JR train,

12:00 PM

Tenryuji temple,

1. Tenryu-ji temple is a top-ranked among the Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto which is one of the 17 World Cultual Heritage-listed monuments in Kyoto and famous for strolling-style garden. This temple was originally constructed in 1339 by Ashikaga Takauji who is one of the Shogunate of Muromachi era (1336~1573).

You can see Japanese traditional architecture, paintings, garden and so-on.

12:50 PM

Bamboo forest,

Bamboo forest is one of the most impressive spots for many tourists coming to Japan. Bamboo is the symbol of vitality because it grow up very quickly. Bamboo crafts is used in the tea ceremony and flower arrangement. After leaving Tenryuji out from one of the gate, the bamboo forest called “Chikurin” come into your eyes immediately. This bamboo forest continues to the end of the road by around 400 meters.

This area used to be the villa of the aristocracy in Heian era (end of 8th centyry ~ end of 12th century) and you can feel subtle and profound world even after 1000 years passed.

01:10 PM

Arashiyama town strolling with shopping and most consumed local sweets tasting including lunch,

Arashiyama town atmosphere is very much attracting with strolling, shopping and most consumed local sweets tasting.

02:20 PM

To move to Ryoanji temple by local train and see the temple.

You can see and feel “Wabi and Sabi” of Zen such as dry landscape garden and Ponds & springs walk-through garden by which you can compare the stillness and motion by two gardens. Ryoanji temple which is designated as one of the 17 World Cultual Heritage-listed monuments in Kyoto was constructed on the year of 1450. The number of 15 stones are arranged on the white sand of the garden.

03:30 PM

To move to Kinkakuji temple (Golden pavilion) by bus and see the temple.

Kinkakuji-temple is the Golden Pavilion built on the compound of the Rokuon-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple, which is designated as one of the 17 World Cultual Heritage-listed monuments in Kyoto. It is a three-story building in the garden complex unique to the Muromachi period (1399 – 1573), with its top two stories covered with pure gold leaf.

- First story as the palace style

- Second story as the samurai house style

- Third story as sacred relic of the Buddha.

Originally the villa of an aristocrat, it was purchased and renovated in 1397 as political center by the third Shogun of the Muromachi period.

05:20 PM

To move to Kyoto station by public transportation,

To move to Kyoto station by public transportation,

05:50 PM

To move to Tokyo by JR Shinkansen bullet train,

To move to Tokyo by JR Shinkansen bullet train,

Ending Point

At your staying hotel in Tokyo

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee (11.5 hours),

Pick-up fee at your staying hotel in Tokyo,

Transportation fee inside Kyoto city for a guide,

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee between Tokyo and Kyoto by JR Shinkansen bullet train for you and a guide: JPY27940/adult,

Public transportation fee inside Kyoto for you: About JPY1100/adult,


Entrance fee for you: Tenryuji temple: JPY800/ adult,

Kinkakuji temple: JPY500 per person, Ryoanji temple: JPY600 per person,


Lunch fee,

Tour Important Information

1) For fairly long walking of sight -seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.

2) Please prepare the cash to spend any train riding, lunch and souvenir.

3) Please let me know in advance if you have any food allergies or other dietary restrictions.

4) According to the traffic jam situation, taxi might be required.

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I am now focusing tour guide area for East Japan area such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Kamakura, Mt.Fuji, Nikko, Gunma, Saitama and Kanazawa.

However, I can support you for one day trip of Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Himeji from Tokyo.

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Tokyo Tour Reviews

Enjoyable Day!

We really enjoyed our tour of Kanazawa with Kashima. He knows the area well and was able to streamline the sights for us. Also, he is has a very pleasant personality and speaks English well. We highly recommend booking a tour with him.

Bruce B.

Bruce san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the Kanazawa tour with me. Kanazawa is said to be little Kyoto by the tour spots of Kanazawa Castle remains, Kenrokuen garden, Samurai residence, traditional shrine, fish market and so-on that are all related to the biggest feudal load as Maeda family during 16th century to 19th century. I think you could relax to see Kanazawa which are not so much jammed compared with Kyoto. We could make funny communication for various interesting topics. Thank you very much for your strong interest for Japanese culture and history. Kashima,

Hakone Tour

Dear Kashima san, Thank you so much for the wonderful trip. We really enjoyed the tour with your local experience and knowledge. Thank you once again

Manish P.

Manish san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the Hakone tour with me. We visited the area of both Mt.Fuji and Hakone. In Mt.Fuji area, we visited Oshino- Hakkai & surrounding of Lake-Yamanaka. In Hakone, we could enjoy enormous nature such as Oowakudani valley & various riding such as cruising on Lake - Ashinoko and Ropeway. We could exchange lots of information for each tour spots with funny conversation. Again, thank you very much, Kashima

Discovering Mount Fuji and Hakone with Kashima San

I had an unforgettable experience visiting Mount Fuji and the Hakone Shrine with Mr. Kashima as our guide! Mr. Kashima's expertise and passion for the history and culture of each site were evident throughout the tour. He shared captivating stories and insightful details that made each location come alive. The tour was perfectly paced, allowing us to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery and capture beautiful photos. Mr. Kashima's thoughtful organization and warm hospitality made the entire day a pleasure. I highly recommend Mr. Kashima to anyone looking to explore these iconic Japanese landmarks with a knowledgeable and engaging guide.

Emily A.

Emily san, Matias san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. We enjoyed Hakone essential sights such as historical spots of Hakone shrine, Hakone Sekisho barrier and traditional culture of Yosegi Saiku technology observation. Also I think you could enjoy enormous nature and various riding in Hakone. Thanks to your deep interest for Japanese nature, history and culture, we could exchange lots of information for each tour spots, Japanese culture & history and so-on. I hope that you visit Japan again in near future so that I can introduce other nice tour spots for you. Thanks, Kashima

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