Private Custom Tour: Kyoto In One Day

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, ,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Create your own sightseeing itinerary on a private, customized tour of Kyoto. Youre accompanied via public transport to a few of the cultural capitals 2,000 temples, shrines and other renowned landmarks like Fushimi Inari Shrine. Choose from among 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Nijo Castle or Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) to explore with a professional guide. Select a half-day or full-day itinerary, tailored to your particular interests. Lunch at a local restaurant is included on the full-day tour.

Know More about this tour

Benefit from the services of a private guide and customize your own sightseeing itinerary in Kyoto a guardian of traditional Japanese culture. Choose a half-day or full-day tour to suit your schedule, and choose from among dozens of cultural and historic landmarks, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
After youre picked up at your hotel, you can explore Kyotos notable landmarks on foot by using the citys efficient public transportation system to get you around. If youve selected the full-day tour upon booking, youll have lunch at a local Japanese restaurant.
Perhaps begin with a visit to a few of Kyotos 2,000 temples and shrines. Tour the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu Temple and marvel at magnificent views of the entire city from the terrace, or see the renowned Golden Pavilion and exquisite Japanese garden at the enchanting Kinkaku-ji Temple.
Ride the train to Fushimi Inari Shrine, nestled on a wooded mountain on the outskirts of the city, and stroll past a multitude of bright red torii (sacred gates) framing the pathways into the forest.
Nijo Castle, a 17th-century World Heritage site, was the residence of Tokugawa shoguns for nearly 300 years. Enjoy fantastic photo opportunities in the lovely gardens, and head inside to admire two floors copiously decorated in gold leaf.
Another UNESCO stunner is the peaceful Ryoan-ji Temple, site of Japans most renowned Zen rock garden. Meander the temple grounds with your guide and learn about its origins as a villa dating back to the Heian period a thousand years ago.
If your interests veer more toward shopping or food, your guide can take you to Kyotos best spots, including a sake brewery tour and tasting. Let your guide know if youd like to participate in any additional activities such as a tea ceremony, calligraphy workshop or aikido class, or head off the beaten path with a bike ride through Kyotos back streets (each at additional expense).
After your private orientation to Kyoto, your guide accompanies you back to your hotel via public transport.


Professional English-speaking local guide

Lunch (if "Full-Day" option selected)

Hotel pickup and drop-off by pub

Public transportation fees

Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple

Entry/Admission - Nijo Castle

Entry/Admission - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Entry/Admission - Ryoanji Temple



Any additional activity fee

Private car service

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

A maximum of 9 people per booking

Please notify preferred departure time to the operator upon booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear a comfortable pair of shoes

Additional activities, such as a tea ceremony, aikido or calligraphy class, etc, can be included in the itinerary, but will be at your own expense

Your guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel in Kyoto and leave for sightseeing via public transportation. Private car service is not included in this tour

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