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Two days Door to Door tour of Kyoto from Tokyo

Day Trip
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This tour will cover major tourist spots in Kyoto in two days. I will escort you all the way from your hotel in Tokyo to Kyoto and arrange the Kyoto cuisine for dinner.You have to pay the transportation, meal, admission and lodging costs of you and the guide shown in "What not included" or "Excluded".

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.77 / 5
(351 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

- I will meet you near the reception. I will show your name on my iPad.

1st day

08:30 AM

At your hotel in Tokyo

I will pick you up at your hotel near the reception. The pick-up time depends on where you stay.

09:30 AM

9:30-11:45 Taking the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto

We will take the bullet train from Tokyo about 9:30AM to Kyoto. I will book our train with the seats on the Mt. Fuji view side so please pay me 28,740 JPY per adult, including our return trip (you and the guide) in cash. If you want to buy our tickets at the ticket office with your credit card, we won't get good seats together as the bullet trains are busy with business trips in the morning.

12:00 PM

At your hotel in Kyoto

You will drop off your luggage at your hotel. I will book our hotel near Kyoto station. (about 10,000 JPY per person for you and the guide)

12:00 PM

12:00-13:00 Transportation

We will take a subway and a local bus from Kyoto station to Kinkaku-Ji temple.

01:00 PM

13:00-13:30 Lunch

Lunch; We will have our lunch near Kinkaku-Ji temple. (from 1,000 JPY per person)

01:30 PM

13:30-14:30 Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji Temple; The World Heritage, first built in the 14th century by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga who was the leader of the Samurai who governed Japan. It is popular for its golden house and Japanese garden. (Admission: 400/300 JPY per adult/student)

02:30 PM

14:30-15:00 Transportation

We will take a taxi to the bamboo forest in Sagano. (about 3,000 JPY per taxi)

03:00 PM

15:00-15:30 Bamboo Forest

Bamboo Forest; We will walk through the trail in the bamboo forest to enjoy its unique view.

03:30 PM

15:30-16:30 Tenryu-ji Temple

Tenryu-ji Temple; ThisThis temple is the World Heritage and has been to be the rank No. 1, Zen temple in Kyoto. It was first established in the 14th century by Takauji Ashikaga who started the Samurai period of Muromachi. We will walk through the temple including the popular Japanese garden Sogenchi. (Admission: 500/300 JPY per adult/student)

04:30 PM

16:30-17:30 Transportation

We will take a train and subway to Gion.

05:30 PM

17:30-20:00 Gion

Gion; Traditional Kyoto street, good for shopping. If you want, I will take you to the show of Japanese traditional performing art, including Maiko dance. (about 3,000 JPY per person, the show is Not available now due to renovation of the theater)

08:00 PM

20:00-21:30 Dinner

Dinner; I will take you to my favorite Japanese restaurant in Ponto-Cho, popular gourmet street. (about 5,000 JPY per person)

10:00 PM

Return to your hotel in Kyoto by taking subways.

Staying at your hotel in Kyoto.

2nd day

09:00 AM

At your hotel in Kyoto

We will meet at the lobby of your hotel after breakfast.

09:00 AM

9:00-9:30 Transportation

We will take a train to Fushimi-Inari Shrine.

09:30 AM

9:30-10:30 Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Fushimi-Inari Shrine; The most popular place in Kyoto according to Trip Adviser. This shrine was established in 8th century by Hata family. It is good for the harvest and business. Many companies made donations and get Torii gates in return. There are more than 10,000 Torii gates now. We will visit its main shrine and walk through the 1000 red Torii Gates area. (Admission free)

10:30 AM

10:30-11:00 Transportation

We will take a subway to Shichi-Jo station and walk for 10 min..

11:00 AM

11:00-11:30 Sanjusangen-do Temple

Sanjusangen-do Temple; This temple was established in the 12th century by Kiyomori Taira under the order of Emperor Emeritus Goshirakawa to save people from suffering. There are 1001 statues of golden Buddha in the building. They are Kannon Bosatsu with 11 heads and 40 extra arms.

(Admission: 600/400/300 JPY per adult/student/child)

11:30 AM

11:30-12:30 Transportation

We will take two subways to Nijo-Jo castle.

12:30 PM

12:30-13:30 Nijo-jo Castle

Nijo-jo Castle; This castle is the World Heritage which consists of traditional buildings with many Japanese Paintings as well as beautiful Japanese gardens. (Admission: 1030/350 JPY per adult/student)

01:30 PM

13:30-14:00 Transportation

Transportation: e will take subways to Kyoto station.

02:00 PM

14:00-15:00 Lunch

Lunch; We will have lunch near Kyoto station. (from 1,000 JPY per person)

03:00 PM

15:00-17:15 Transportation Taking the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo

Transportation] Taking the Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo

06:00 PM

At your hotel in Tokyo

End of the tour

Ending Point

At your hotel in Tokyo

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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 cost of you and the guide: 30,000 JPY per adult

Cost of two lunches of you and the guide: from 1,000 JPY per person per lunch

Dinner cost of you and the guide: from 3,000 JPY per person

Maiko show and Admission fee of you: about 3,000 JPY per person

Lodging cost of you and the guide: from 10,000 JPY per person

Entrance fee of you (unit JPY, no charge for the guide)

-Kinkaku-Ji Temple: adult 400, child 300

-Sanjusangen-Do Temple: adult 600, child 400

-Tenryu-Ji Temple: adult 500, child 300

-Nijojo Caste: adult 1030, junior high 350, elementary 200

Tour Important Information

The guiding fee of 60,000 JPY doesn't include the transportation, meal, and lodging costs of you and the guide which are shown in each item of the highlights.

Please book your hotel within walking distance from Kyoto station.

I will stay an inexpensive hotel (from 15,000 JPY) near the station, I can book your rooms if you want.

We can't use JR Pass because of the following reasons.

-You can't take Nozomi by JR Pass, which is 30 min faster than Hikari available by JR Pass.

-We need previous reservation of our seats, but I can't reserve yours if you use JR Pass.

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Tokyo Tour Reviews

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Mike R.

5 / 5
Apr 30, 2024

Tokyo tour à la carte

Tokyo
6 hours

Excellent Tour

Yuki was an excellent tour guide. He communicated with us before our tour to set up what we wanted to visit and also gave us advice on getting train cards at the airport. He met us at our hotel right on time. He showed us how to use the trains and we used them all through our tour. He was very informative about the places that we visited. He is a very nice man. My wife and I highly recommend his tour.

Mike R.

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking time to write such a excellent review of my Tokyo tour. We visited Meiji-Shrine, Asakusa, and Tokyo National Museum. I hope you can visit the Imperial Palace, Koishikawa Koraku-en Garden, and Tsukiji outer market tomorrow by yourself. Please enjoy your travel in Japan. Yuki

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Annie S.

5 / 5
Apr 24, 2024

Tokyo tour à la carte

Tokyo
6 hours

Unagi in Asakusa

Yuki was great! He speaks English well, knew his way around, and coordinated a nice day for us. We booked a tour with him for our first day in Tokyo - we visited the Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, and the Outer Market. My husband was eager to try unagi during our visit and Yuki went out of his way to find a restaurant where it was being served. The tour was a fantastic introduction to Tokyo, as well as its subway system. Thank you, Yuki!

Annie S.

Dear Annie, Thank you for your review. There are shops serving eel in Tsukiji, but they were closed on Sunday. So we tried to find a good place in Asakusa. Although my favorite restaurant was not available when we arrive there after 2PM. We were lucky to find one who serves grilled eel over steamed rice for your husband. Thank you for taking my tour. Yuki

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Lily C.

5 / 5
Apr 23, 2024

Tokyo tour à la carte

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Excellent tour guide!

Our tour guide was Yuki. We went to three locations in Tokyo. Yuki was very knowledgeable & very patient & went above & beyond for my friend who needed a PASMO card for our trip. Highly recommend!

Lily C.

Dear Lily, Thank you for your review. It was good to find a Passport PASMO as it’s getting harder recently. Please enjoy your stay in Japan. Thank you for talking my tour. Yuki

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