Kyoto Highlights by private guide

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 covers Bamboo Grove, Rock Garden, Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle Southeast-bound course covers Sake Brewery, Fushimi Inari, Sanjusangen-do, Kiyomizu-dera When Nijo Castle is closed, Nishiki Market is visited instead. 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? You can buy the tickets of Night time Exploration in the Geisha District - Night walk in Gion from our "shared tour" page for 1,200 yen for each person.

Itinerary – Northwest-bound course
09:00 Meeting at Hotel Granvia Kyoto at Kyoto Station
Gekkeikan Sake Brewery
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)
Meeting location
Itinerary – Southwest-bound course
09:00 Meeting at Hotel Granvia Kyoto at Kyoto Station
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)
Meeting location
No. of guest Price per guest
2-4 ¥20,700
5-8 ¥14,400
Tour specs English speaking guide, Public transportation, Entry fee for temples
Remarks Lunch is NOT covered.
Half Kaiseki Dinner course with one Maiko at Japanese restaurant with partition: The minimum, yet still truly private and authentic, dinner arrangemen
Full Kaiseki Dinner course with one Maiko at Japanese restaurant's private room: Private and authentic, dinner arrangement with a privately arranged m