Private tour

Kyoto: Private Walking Tour [Customizable]

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Japan Wonder Travel

Kyoto: Private Walking Tour [Customizable]

Activity provider: Japan Wonder Travel

From US$ 150.95 per person

This customizable private tour visits Kyoto's major sights such as Kinkakuji and Arashiyama. On this tour, you can see Kyoto efficiently in one or half day and develop a understanding of its culture.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 8 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Kyoto City
Private group


  • Explore the local streets of Kyoto with an informative guide
  • See the Kinkakuji temple or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine and the Gion district
Full description
Explore the historic city of Kyoto and its temples and shrines. This private tour allows you to choose your own itinerary like this sample. Follow your guide to Kinkakuji Temple, Golden Pavilion or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. After that, head to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a famous spot due to the thousands of Torii gates. Take a photo of the god of agriculture enshrined in Fushimi Inari Shine. Stop for lunch before visiting Kiyomizu temple, and experience the atmosphere of Kyoto's most famous district as you meander through Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka. Afterwards, if you have time, visit the Gion district, the famous geisha area. The tour ends at your hotel, or a location of your choosing.
  • Professional, local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees to temples for yourself and your guide, about 800 yen
  • Lunch for you and your guide
  • Public transport for you and your guide, about 1000 to 1500 yen per person

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Public transport will be used during the tour
  • Please bring cash as some shops don't accept credit cards
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Our experience with this system was very good, since we travel as a family and we like to take private tours to be able to go at our own pace. Our guide in Kyoto was AKIKO, an excellent person, very nice, with enough patience to wait for us, help us and answer all our questions. He showed us several very interesting places, he was even with us more than the scheduled time, despite having a family member in the hospital, which we greatly appreciated and we hope he has recovered. We loved the Gion neighborhood and were lucky enough to see some Geykos and Mayko. Quite a fabulous experience!!! Thank you very much Akiko!!

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December 21, 2019

We booked a full day tour with local guide Kaori and we loved the experience! She was very well prepared and had already discussed with us what we would like to visit before the tour started. She had made a good program so we could see a lot of Kyoto without having to rush from one site to another. We visited Kinkakuji temple (the Golden pavilion), Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari shrine !Thousands of Shinto gates) and Gion where Kaori gave us extra information on Japanese history and tradition. At noon we had lunch in a traditional Japanese restaurant, sitting on the floor. Very nice experience and very good choice of her! At the end of tour she gave us some tips on other things to do/visit in Kyoto and even arranged a taxi for us. We were very happy to have booked this tour and would like to thank Kaori again for the wonderfull experience!

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October 18, 2019

Excellent organization and extraordinary escort.

The organization of the tour in Kyoto was excellent and cared for down to the smallest detail thanks to the numerous preventive contacts to fix times and methods of the meet up at the station, as well as to customize the tour. Our escort was excellent, as well as very nice, speaking perfect English, very prepared on the sites we visited, also showing great availability towards all our requests. The cost is amply justified by the quality of the services received.

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November 29, 2018

Product ID: 126050