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Two days Door to Door tour of Kyoto & Nara from Tokyo

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This tour is for those who want to visit Kyoto and Nara, by staring at your hotel in Tokyo and returning there.

The guiding cost doesn't include the following costs: Transportation 33,000, Admission 4,000, Hotel 10,000, Meal 5,000 JPY per person. (See what's not included).

You can choose your favorite routes in Kyoto and Nara from the followings.

Three routes in Kyoto; {1A. Miyabi/ 1B. Golden/ 1C. History}

Two routes in Nara; {2A. Highlight/ 2B. Heritage}

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yuki K.
Yuki K.
4.77 / 5
(351 reviews)
08:00 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>

08:00 AM

At your hotel

I will pick you up at your hotel near the reception. We will use the bullet train from Tokyo about 9:00AM to Kyoto, which costs about 30,000 JPY per adult (you and the guide) in addition to the guiding fee.

09:00 AM

9:00-11:30 From Tokyo to Kyoto station by the bullet train

From Tokyo to Kyoto station by the bullet train; We will take the bullet train from Tokyo about 9:00 AM to Kyoto. I will book our train with the seats on the Mt. Fuji view side so please pay me about 30,000 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.

11:30 AM

At your hotel in Kyoto

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 - 17:00 In Kyoto, you can choose one of the following three routes (1. Miyabi, 2. Golden, and 3. History).

12:00 PM

1. Miyabi: 12:00-13:00 Fushimi Shrine

Fushimi 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)

01:30 PM

1. Miyabi: 13:30-14:00 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)

02:00 PM

1. Miyabi: 14:00-15:00 Lunch

Lunch; I will take you to my favorite restaurant for Obanzai; a casual home made lunch menu.

(from 1,000 JPY)

04:00 PM

1. Miyabi: 16:00-17:00 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)

12:00 PM

1. Golden: 12:00-13:00 Fushimi Shrine (Same as the Miyabi route)

Fushimi 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)

01:00 PM

1B. Golden: 1st day 13:00-14:00 Lunch

Lunch; I will take you to my favorite casual restaurant for lunch. (from 1,500 JPY)

02:00 PM

1B. Golden: 1st day 14:00-14:30 Arashiyam area

Arashiyam area; It is a scenic area with Katsura river and mountains. We will walk the popular traditional Togetsu-Kyo bridge to enjoy the view.

02:30 PM

1B. Golden: 1st day 14:30-15:00 Tenryu-Ji Temple

Tenryu-Ji Temple; This 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)

03:00 PM

1B. Golden: 1st day 15:00-15:30 Bamboo forest in Sagano

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

03:30 PM

1B. Golden: 1st day 15:30-16:00 Transportation

Transportation: We will take a taxi to Kinkaku-ji Temple.

04:00 PM

1B. Golden: 1st day 16:00-17:00 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)

12:00 PM

1C. History: 1st day 12:00-13:00 To-Ji Temple

To-Ji Temple; This temple is the World Heritage which was established about 1,200 years ago. This temple practices the esoteric Buddhism (Shingon sect), which was brought by monk Kukai (Kobodaishi) from China. We will see the 3 D Mandara, which shows the organization chart of Buddhism with numerous statues of Buddha. (Admission: 500/400/300 JPY per adult/junior high/elementary)

01:00 PM

1C. History: 1st day 13:00-14:00 Lunch

Lunch; We will have a casual lunch at Kyoto station. (from 1,500 JPY per person)

02:30 PM

1C. History: 1st day 14:30-15:30 Sanjusangen-Do Temple

Sanjusangen-Do Temple; ThisThis 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)

04:00 PM

1C. History: 1st day 16:00-17:00 Nijo Castle

Nijo 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)

05:30 PM

17:30-20:30 Gion (Shopping, Entertainment, and Dinner)

Gion (Shopping, Entertainment, and Dinner); 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 will not be available on Monday through Thursday in winter, Not available now due to COVID19) Then,I will take you the popular gourmet street Ponto-Cho to enjoy Kyoto dinner. ( from 3,000 JPY per person)

09:00 PM

At your hotel in Kyoto

I will take you to your hotel in Kyoto.

<2nd Day>

08:30 AM

At your hotel in Kyoto

I will pick you up at your hotel in Kyoto.

09:00 AM

9:00 - 10:30 Transportation from Kyoto to Nara

Transportation from Kyoto to Nara; We will use the express train from Kyoto at 9:00AM to Kintetsu Nara station.

10:30 AM

10:30-18:00 Please choose one route for the 2nd Day from {2A. Highlight/ 2B. Heritage}

10:30 AM

2A. Highlight: 2nd day 10:30-11:00 Nara Park

Nara Park; Deer are protected in Nara as they carried the divine of this area from Kashima; eastern Japan. So many deer welcome you for food. (Admission free, Deer food 200 JPY)

11:00 AM

2A. Highlight: 2nd day 11:00-11:30 Nara Todai-Ji Temple

Nara Todai-Ji Temple ; Todai-Ji temple was first built in 752 as the main temple of Buddhism in Japan. The Great Buddha is Rushana which is 15 m tall with about 500 tons of bronze. (Admission 600/300 JPY per adult/under 12)

12:00 PM

2A. Highlight: 2nd day 12:00-13:00 Nara National Museum

Nara National Museum; Nara museum was opened in 1895. There are more than 1,000 statues of Buddha. Educational and must see those who are interested in the statues of Buddha. (Admission: 520/260 JPY per adult/student)

01:00 PM

2A. Highlight: 2nd day 13:00-14:00 Lunch

Lunch; I will take you to my favorite restaurant of Japanese lunch. (from 1,000 JPY)

02:00 PM

2A. Highlight: 2nd day 14:00-15:00 Nara Kofuku-Ji Temple

Nara Kofuku-Ji Temple; Kofuku-Ji temple was first established in 710 as the main temple of the Fujiwara family who controlled the Emperors during Heian period. It has a great collection of old statues of Buddha and warriors. (Admission: 1,400/1,000/450 JPY per adult/under 18/12)

10:30 AM

2B. Heritage: 2nd day 10:30-11:00 Nara Park

Nara Park; Deer are protected in Nara as they carried the divine of this area from Kashima; eastern Japan. So many deer welcome you for food. (Admission free, Deer food 200 JPY)

11:00 AM

2B. Heritage: 2nd day 11:00-11:30 Nara Todai-Ji Temple

Nara Todai-Ji Temple; Todai-Ji temple was first built in 752 as the main temple of Buddhism in Japan. The Great Buddha is Rushana which is 15 m tall with about 500 tons of bronze. (Admission 600/300 JPY per adult/under 12)

12:00 PM

2B. Heritage: 2nd day 12:00-13:00 Lunch

Lunch;I will take you to my favorite restaurant of Japanese lunch. (from 1,000 JPY)

02:00 PM

2B. Heritage: 2nd day 14:00-15:00 Nara Horyu-Ji Temple

Nara Horyu-Ji Temple ; The most famous temple built 1,300 years ago by Prince Shotoku, who established Japan as a nation. This temple was first registered as the world heritage in Japan, which has the oldest wooden buildings in the world. (Admission: 2,000/1,000 JPY per adult/under 15)

03:00 PM

15:00 - 18:30 Transportation from Nara to Tokyo

Transportation from Nara to Tokyo; We will take an express train from Nara to Kyoto. Then take the Shinkansen to Tokyo.

07:00 PM

At your hotel

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 (no charge)

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What‘s not included

Transportation cost of you and the guide (about 33,000 JPY per adult, including that of the Shinkansen)

Lunch (from 700 JPY per person for you and guide)

Dinner (from 3,000 JPY per person for you and guide)

Lodging cost (from 10,000 JPY per person per person for you and guide)

Entrance fee of you (about 4,000 JPY per adult in total)

-Kinkaku-Ji Temple: adult 400, child 300

-Sanjusangen-Do Temple: adult 600, child 400

-Tenryu-Ji Temple: adult 500, child 300

-Ryoan-Ji Temple: adult 500, child 300

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

-To-Ji Temple: adult 500, junior high 400, elementary 300

-Todai-Ji Temple: adult 600

-Nara National Museum: adult 520 student 260

-Kofuku-Ji Temple: adult 900

-Nara Horyu-Ji Temple: adult 2,000 under 15 1,000

Tour Important Information

This tour uses public transportation and we have to depend on trains and buses in Kyoto and Nara.

This tour is for those who stay in Tokyo area.

I will book your seats of the train if you agree to pay me in cash about 33,000 JPY per adult for you and the guide at our tour.

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.

You can't use the JR Pass for this tour.

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There is little restriction due to COVID 19 in 2023. I was vaccinated six times with the Pfizer one.

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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

Tokyo
6 hours

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

$382/ per group

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