Kyoto Highlights by private Guide

Highlighted Kyoto tour with a privately chartered English speaking guide

In order to closely feel the local atmosphere of Kyoto, our highlight tours use public transportation to experience the everyday life of Kyoto locals, unlike other tour groups hastily hopping from one location to another on chartered buses. During the 7-hour tour, your private guide will show you around the city covering four major must-see spots taking the appropriate amount of time for each. We've prepared two different courses - one northwest-bound and the other southeast. If you participate in both tours, you can efficiently cover eight locations, yet do so at a relaxing pace.

Northwest-bound course

Itinerary

9:00 Kyoto Station - Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Bamboo grove in the Arashiyama area
Rock Garden at Ryoanji Temple

12:00

Lunch break
Golden Pavilion

Nijo Castle or the Nishiki food market
16:00 Tour ends in the Gion area (the Geisha district)
Price
  • English speaking guide
  • transportation
  • entry fee
No. of guest Price per guest
2-4 ¥19,000
5-8 ¥16,000

Lunch is not covered.


  • Bamboo grove

  • Rock Garden

  • Golden Pavilion

  • Nijo Castle

Southeast-bound course

Itinerary

9:00

Kyoto Station - Hotel Granvia Kyoto
Gekkeikan Sake Brewery
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (thousands of red torii gates)

Sanjusangendo Temple

12:00

Lunch break
Kiyomizudera Temple

Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Slope
16:00 Tour ends in the Gion area (the Geisha district)
Price
  • English speaking guide
  • transportation
  • entry fee
No. of guest Price per guest
2-4 ¥19,000
5-8 ¥16,000

Lunch is not covered.


  • Sake Brewery

  • Fushimi Inari

  • Sanjusangendo

  • Kiyomizu-dera

After our Kyoto highlight tours… a one-day bus pass will be given freely to go around the city on your own.

It might ordinarily be difficult for tourists to use public transportation in the city. However, you will be confident in making your way on city buses toward the end of the tours. You might well keep that one-day bus pass to continuously and fully enjoy evening time in Kyoto. Our Kyoto highlight tours finish in the Gion area, which is the tour starting point of another tour of ours - walking around the Geisha district. How about joining the beautiful evening walk before the dinner? The approximately two-hour “Night-walk in Gion” costs 1,000 yen for each person. For more information, please visit the tour page by pressing the button below.

Go to our Night-walk in Gion

Access to the meeting point

Payment by credit card is acceptable.

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