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VIP Day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo

Day Trip
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We will visit the Must-See spots of Kyoto as a day trip from Tokyo.

To make use of the limited time, this tour is only for people who can pay for the roundtrip fare of Shinkansen from Tokyo and necessary taxis.

Tokyo Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
4.84 / 5
(128 reviews)
07:30 AM

Meeting Point

At the lobby of your hotel

07:30 AM

Your hotel

08:00 AM

Tokyo Station

You can have your breakfast on the Shinkansen, bullet train.

10:20 AM

Kyoto Station

Change to Subway and take a 13 minute ride

10:40 AM

Kita Oji Station

Change to bus (15 mins.) or taxi (10 mins.)

11:00 AM

Golden Pavillion: Kinkakuji Temple

11:40 AM

Kinkakuji Temple Taxi Pool

12:00 PM

Shijo Station → Nishiki Market

Having lunch at Nishiki Market (Udon or street foods etc.);Take a taxi to Kiyomizu Temple

01:30 PM

Kiyomizu Temple

Enjoy the beautiful architexture and the view of Kyoto

02:30 PM

Sanneizaka Slope, Nineizaka Slope

Enjoy shopping at the nice ambience streets

03:10 PM

Yasaka Koshindo, Yasaka Pagoda (Hokanji Temple)

symbol of Kyoto

03:40 PM

Gion Shijo Station

8 or 12 minutes to Fushimi Inari Station

04:00 PM

Fushimi Inari Shrine

See the Torii Gates and hike up

06:30 PM

Kyoto Station

Shopping time at Kyoto Station

07:00 PM

Kyoto Station Shinkansen Nozomi

09:00 PM

Tokyo Station or Shinagawa Station

09:30 PM

At your hotel or the place you'd like

Ending Point

At your hotel or the place you'd like

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guiding Fee

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What‘s not included

Transportation Fare (You and the Guide: SHINKANSEN 28940 Yen, Kyoto (bus/train/taxi fare)), Lunch, Dinner, Admission Fee of the temples, etc.

Nozomi Shinkansen is preferable which leaves every ten minutes and faster.

Tour Important Information

PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU BOOK THIS TOUR.

NO ARASHIYAMA BAMBOO FOREST with this tour.

Kyoto was the capital for 1100 years or so. There are so much to see so it would be better to spend a few days there, but if your days here are limited, this tour is for you.

(It is possible for me to see you off at your hotel in Kyoto but please cover my return trip, too.)

The Shinkansen, Bullet train, fare (round trip) is 28740 yen. Please cover my transportation fare too.

To cover the most during the limited time, it would be idealistic to use taxis to save time. If there are more than 3 people in your group, let's use two taxis between the spots.

Minor change or skipping some spots are possible but ADDING EXTRA SPOTS might be DIFFICULT because of the limited time.

We will start early but might be in rush hours in the morning.

Not on Dec. 28-Jan. 4 because it would be hard to get seats on Shinkansen and temples and shrines will be overcrowded.

Important message from the guide

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It will be first booked, first served basis, but could you make inquiries before booking?


If you're interested in TOKYO, MOUNT FUJI, or NIKKO, please CHECK the TOURS before you make inquiries.


(Some transportation for Mount Fuji or Nikko might be fully booked if you do last minute booking.)


I could also guide KYOTO, HIMEJI etc. if you will cover my transportation fare round trip from Tokyo.


If you'd like a car chartered, please check the PRIVATE CARS TOUR by yourself.

It's concerned with your budget, so I'm afraid I cannot make arrangements for that, but I will be happy to guide you with the car you chartered.


It's impossible to make quotes without knowing the spots you would like to visit.

Nikko and Mount Fuji are approximately two hours on Limited Express from Shinjuku or Asakusa.

Tokyo is not a compact city, but a huge one.


If you have difficulties with stairs, please tell me in your message. Thank you.

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Not what we expected

We expected to have a deep dive on Japan culture and history during the tour. Instead we had a rushed and intense walk + subway tour that was neither inspiring or informative. The highlight was that the say was beautiful abd we got to see many of the cherry blossoms in full bloom.

Janet R.

Sorry I didn't match what you were expecting. I felt sometimes you seemed not to understand English well enough. Maybe you should look for a guide who spoke Portugese. I wish you would ask more questions for what you were looking for. I explained about Shogun and the history of Sensoji Asakusa. I hope the rest of your trip went well.

K

Katie B.

5 / 5
Apr 9, 2024

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Knowledgeable and flexible

Yoko was very knowledgeable about everyplace we visited. She was also understanding of my slower walking pace. I knit and crochet and she helped me find some Made in Japan yarns I can't find in the USA. Thank-you for the history lessons and fun quizzes!

Katie B.

Thank you for a great review, Katie san.  I glad you could have a good Okonomiyaki that you have dreamt of. Even it was a windy day, I enjoyed talking with you. I hope you can knit something special with the Japanese yarns. I hope you enjoy your cruise!!

S

Steven P.

5 / 5
Apr 1, 2024

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Top guide in Tokyo

If you are visiting Tokyo you need Yoko. She is very knowledgeable about Tokyo. She customized a perfect day for our families first visit. She was able to make sure everyone in the group got to see or do something they wanted. Helpful every step of the way 10/10.

Steven P.

Thank you so much for a great review, Mr. Paul. I hope MacKenna and Karlee enjoyed shopping and you had great sushi. Thank you for the wonderful day. I deeply appreciate your generosity. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Please have fun!!

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