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With its gleaming gold tiers reflected in the lake below and a backdrop of forests and twisted pines, Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion) is an enchanting sight. Dating back to the 14th century, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Kyoto’s most popular attractions and among Japan’s most visited temples.

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KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$878.39
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$878.39
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Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

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Explore two of Kyoto’s most famous attractions, Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji, during this 4-hour excursion to these two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Relive the era of the Japanese ‘shoguns’ (military leaders) in the 17th century during an hour-long visit to Nijo Castle. Continue on to Kinkaku-ji Temple, the beautiful ‘Golden Pavillion’ constructed in the 14th century by the Ashikaga clan. Your guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.17
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$170.17
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KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$753.23
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$753.23
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Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit six of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.39
Price varies by group size
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$125.39
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto Day Trip using Private Car with English Driver

Kyoto Day Trip using Private Car with English Driver

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This tour package will bring you to see the beautiful temple or shrine in Kyoto with a comfortable private transport. We would recommend itinerary: Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest) -> Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) -> Kiyomizu Temple -> Fushimi Inari Taisha -> Hotel However you can also choose and customize your own itinerary
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$683.19
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$683.19
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Lunch)

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Lunch)

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Enjoy a day learning about Japan’s culture and historic sites on this day trip to Kyoto and Nara. You won’t have to worry about understanding Japan’s public transport system, as a bus will take you between dispersed sites. Tour stops included Arashiyama district, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku-ji temple and Nara Park. You’ll be accompanied by a guide, and will be treated to a delicious halal lunch too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.01
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$93.01
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Kyoto Golden Early Morning Tour

Kyoto Golden Early Morning Tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit five of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.63
Price varies by group size
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$136.63
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Meals)

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Meals)

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To explore beyond Osaka, this is the perfect day tour to go on. You’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle to Kyoto, and see multiple highlights such as the Arashiyama district and Sagano Bamboo Forest. Other top sites visited include Kinkaku-ji temple, Nara Park, and Kobe MOSAIC. Take the stress out of planning where to eat, as a Japanese-style halal lunch and bento dinner are included.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.02
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$124.02
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Private Tour - First Time - Kyoto! Visit All the

Private Tour - First Time - Kyoto! Visit All the "Must-See" Destinations!

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A must-visit location in Japan. Discover Kyoto's famous spots efficiently by bus. There is a story behind each spot in Kyoto representing the people who lived there and its history. You will take a visit to many of the shrines and temples. There is also time to enjoy the beautiful garden while tasting some matcha. From Kiyomizudera temple, you can see over Kyoto providing a great photo spot! The final spot is the well-known "Kanrakugai," popular for its Okonomiyaki. It is a plan that will allow you to discover the Kyoto hot-spots!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.28
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$108.28
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely. In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.39
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Kyoto UNESCO Historical Walking Tour

Kyoto UNESCO Historical Walking Tour

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-Explore Ninnaji temple deeply!- Learn about this heritage and its connections with the Japanese emperor. Shake hands with a Kannon deity, explore various halls. -Feel "Zen" at Ryoan-ji Temple- Home of the famous stone gardens praised by people all around the world. Your local guide will explain to you how religion plays a role in Japanese culture, and ways to feel ZEN. -Behold... the Golden Pavilion- Your local guide takes you through its gardens. Experience the ancient art of Sutra copying (Shakyo) and drink Matcha Tea with some sweets. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.61
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$80.61
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Lunch)

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Lunch)

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Leave Osaka for the temples of Kyoto on a day trip that includes visits to the distinctive orange gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, along with Arashiyama town, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and Kinkakuji Temple (aka the Golden Pavilion). You’ll start with a pickup from Kyoto Station, Namba, or Umeda, and then travel with a host to check out the UNESCO-listed temples and shrines around Kyoto. A halal lunch is also included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.01
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$93.01
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Small-Group Kyoto Highlight Walking Tour (Full day)

Small-Group Kyoto Highlight Walking Tour (Full day)

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This is a small group highlight Kyoto Walking Tour. (8 hours) If you join a big group tour, you can't talk with a guide. But this tour is more like a private tour. The maximum is 8 people. (Minimum 2) You can talk with a local professional guide easily. You can choose the course from the West or East. *Tue, Thu, Sun only【East Kyoto Highlight course】 9:00 Meetup in JR Kyoto Station < Fushimi Inari Shrine (Thousand gates) < Sanjusangen-do (Temple with 1001 Kannon Buddha) < Lunch Time < Kiyomizudera Temple and its area < Gion District (Geisha area) 17:00 Finish *Mon, Wed, Sat only【West Kyoto Highlight course】 9:00 Meetup in JR Kyoto Station < Arashiyama Area (Bamboo forest, Togetsukyo Bridge) < Ryoanji Temple (Famous Rock garden) < Lunch Time < Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion) < Nijo-jo Castle 17:00 Finish **Caution** 1. The transportation fee, entrance fee, Lunch is NOT included in the price. 2. We can organize a tour over 2 people. If you are a solo, we need to cancel the tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.00
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$125.00
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KYOTO & OSAKA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Toyota COASTER/MICROBUS and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,506.47
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$1,506.47
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Private Full-Day Walking Tour of Kyoto

Private Full-Day Walking Tour of Kyoto

This tour covers all famous spots to visit in Kyoto. The itinerary we mention is just a sample. You can customize some parts or even the whole program. Please ask us for the itinerary in advance.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.14
Price varies by group size
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$196.14
Price varies by group size
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[Private] Kyoto Tailored Tour (Guide + Private Transport)

[Private] Kyoto Tailored Tour (Guide + Private Transport)

Visiting Kyoto would be easier if you join this Kyoto City Tour! With an English speaking guide who is willingly to accompany you wherever you want, this tour will be 100% more fun than others! Enjoy the incredible views of cherry blossoms while getting on the Kyoto Hozu River Boat. Or, you can rent the kimono and walk around the city enjoying the views of the locals' life. Visiting various interesting places in Kyoto, it woul be better if you book a photographer in Kyoto to take your photos there. Get a lot of photos and upload them on social media. Have fun!
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  • 8 to 11 hours
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$764.11
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KYOTO by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Commuter and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,035.70
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$1,035.70
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Private Tour - Golden Shrine?! Explore world Heritage in Kyoto

Private Tour - Golden Shrine?! Explore world Heritage in Kyoto

You might have heard of Kinkaku-ji Temple: the famous golden temple in Kyoto. It is a must-visit spot, and there are also other major tourist spots around it. However, on this tour, you will visit Kinkaku-ji temple and other minor but worth visiting spots around it, which makes it a special tour for you! You will like the solemn world heritage famous among locals since it is not too crowded, and the garden which has fascinated people for a long time. You are going to use a bus with a 1-day ticket, which will be troublesome if traveling by yourself, but you have our otomo guide on this tour who will take you to the spots smoothly. Don’t forget to book your tour with your otomo guide!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.86
Price varies by group size
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$98.86
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto Early Bird feat. Kiyomizu-dera Temple Tour

Kyoto Early Bird feat. Kiyomizu-dera Temple Tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently. Kyoto is always crowded with tourists. Be an early bird and avoid the crowds.
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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.39
Price varies by group size
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$125.39
Price varies by group size
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Private 1 Day Kyoto Tour Including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Golden Pavillion

Private 1 Day Kyoto Tour Including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Golden Pavillion

This tour is to explore a castle, temples, Japanese gardens, and near natural landscape in Kyoto. You can learn more about the fresh information of each spot from your guide; ・Nijyo-jo Castle (World Heritage): only castle still left in Kyoto, where you can see gorgeous paintings on the wall & doors. This place also marks the event that the last Shogun returned the governing power to the Emperor, which is called Meiji Restoration. ・Kinkaku-ji Temple (World Heritage): It is known as the Golden Pavilion. Besides the pavilion, you can see the Japanese garden, Mirror pond, tea house, and worship hall. ・Arashiyama district: one of the most pleasant, scenic district in the north-western Kyoto with Tenryu-ji Temple, renowned as an original Japanese-style garden (World Heritage), and Togetsu-kyo (moon crossing bridge) Bridge over the picturesque Katsura river, including Bamboo Groves. Monkey park is popular in recent years.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$271.05
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$271.05
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Full Day Kyoto Chartered Taxi Tour

Full Day Kyoto Chartered Taxi Tour

This is a guided private custom Kyoto tour using by chartered taxi. Pick up at a hotel in Kyoto city. For the tour destination, choose four places where you are interested in Kyoto from the list below for your tour! Karesansui Rock Garden, Arashiyama Bamboo Groves, Togetsu Bridge, Kinkakuji Temple,Tenryuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Sanjusangendo. Enjoy the ancient temples , shrines and wonderful bamboo groves with historical explanations by professional guides. You will receive an email after booking your tour from this web page. Please reply to the email with the 4 tourist sites you want to visit. The price for the displayed tour does not include the charter car fares. The fares is 40000 yen on average. However, it changes with the parking lot and toll road to use on the day. Charter fares will be charged on the day of the tour. For details of the tour, you can look at inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.17
Price varies by group size
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$237.17
Price varies by group size

Small-Group Full-Day Kyoto Tour by Minivan

Small-Group Full-Day Kyoto Tour by Minivan

Experience Kyoto's most popular sites with the comfort of minivan and English speaking driver guide. During this tour, tick off the iconic Kyoto sites such as Kiyomizu temple, Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji (Golden temple) and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.39
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$125.39
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Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Kyoto Palaces and Temples

Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Kyoto Palaces and Temples

Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Its first name was “Heian-kyo”, the capital of peace and tranquility. Today, the city has kept its splendor. Imperial, military and religious palaces were built over the century and now crisscross it. It goes without saying and everyone knows it… Kyoto is a must to visit. And here we go!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.64
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$229.64
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Kyoto Private Tour for First Timers: Kinkakuji, Nijo-jo, Kiyomizudera, & Nishiki

Kyoto Private Tour for First Timers: Kinkakuji, Nijo-jo, Kiyomizudera, & Nishiki

Discover the best of Kyoto in one day from your very own private guided tour. Enjoy the 4 seasons of the tranquil and picturesque Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion. Explore the vast castle grounds of Nijo Castle as you learn about Japan’s samurai history from our knowledgeable local guide. Discover the breathtaking views of Kiyomizudera Temple. And enjoy “Kyoto’s Kitchen”, Nishiki Market, with your personal local guide.This package of 4 great historical and cultural sites within Kyoto is perfect for first time visitors. Learn about the history of Kyoto and the lives of the local people. Book your TripleLights Kyoto private tour today.
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  • 8 hours
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$179.58
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) costs USD 133.93. Guided Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) tours start around USD 133.93 per person.
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