Kyoto: Private Custom Guided Tour

Book this service for an excellent guide with local knowledge about Tokyo. Guide service is available from minimum 4 hours up to 10 hours per day.

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Guide fee (tax included)
Group size
4 hrs
(min)
5 hrs
6 hrs
7 hrs
8 hrs
9 hrs
10 hrs
(max)
1~6 people/guide
20,000 yen 25,000 yen 27,000 yen 31,500 yen 32,000 yen 36,000 yen 40,000 yen
7~15 people/guide
22,000 yen 27,500 yen 29,700 yen 34,650 yen 35,200 yen 39,600 yen 44,000 yen
16~25 people/guide
24,000 yen 30,000 yen 32,400 yen 37,800 yen 38,400 yen 43,200 yen 48,000 yen
26~35 people/guide
26,000 yen 32,500 yen 35,100 yen 40,950 yen 41,600 yen 46,800 yen 52,000 yen
36~45 people/guide
28,000 yen 35,000 yen 37,800 yen 44,100 yen 44,800 yen 50,400 yen 56,000 yen
  • Minimum service time is 4 hours and maximum is 10 hours per day.
  • Contact us if your group size is more than 9 people as this webpage is set up for 1~8 person group bookings only.

Included
  • English speaking guide fee
  • Itinerary consultation with assigned guide
Not Included
  • Transportation fees for guide and guests
  • Entrance fees at the visited sites
Procedure
  1. Check with us first about your itinerary and about how long it will take
  2. Complete booking from the website
  3. As soon as a guide is assigned, a notification will be sent to the guest
  4. The guide will contact the guest to confirm the itinerary
  5. The guest will meet the guide of the day of the reservation
Note
  • If you wish to reserve more than 2 guides, or if you need a guide for another language (French, German, Spanish, Chinese etc) contact us from this page.
  • If you need guide service for more than 10 hours in one day, contact us for further details.
  • The guide does not help with making restaurant reservations, but they will give you suggestions if necessary.
Cancellation policy
  • more than 14 days before - 100% refund
  • 8~13 days before - 70% refund
  • 3~7 days before - 50% refund
  • 2 day before - 30% refund
  • 0~1 days before - 0% refund

Sample Itinerary (4 hours)

Time
Venue
9:00-9:15
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Nijo Castle by taxi
9:15-10:30
Nijo Castle
10:30-10:45
Take taxi to Imperial Palace
10:45-11:45
Imperial Palace
11:45-12:00
Take taxi to Kiyomizu Temple
12:00-13:00 Kiyomizu temple
13:00
Say goodbye to guide in Kiyomizi temple
Time Venue
9:00-9:20
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kinkakuji by taxi
9:20-10:20
Tour of Kinkakuji
10:20-10:30
Take taxi to Ryoanji Temple
10:30-11:30
Ryoanji temple
11:30-11:50
Taxi taxi to Arashiyama
11:50-12:40
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
13:00
Walk to Arashiyama monkey park or Sagano Romantic train with guide. End of tour.

Sample Itinerary (6 hours)

Time
Venue
9:00-9:15
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Nijo Castle by taxi
9:15-10:30
Nijo Castle
10:30-10:45
Take taxi to Imperial Palace
10:45-11:45
Imperial Palace
11:45-12:00
Take taxi to Kiyomizu Temple
12:00-13:00 Kiyomizu temple
13:00-13:40
Lunch at guide's recommended restaurant
13:40-15:00
Walk Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka, Yasaka Shrine and finally Gion district. End of tour.
Time Venue
9:00-9:20
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kinkakuji by taxi
9:20-10:20
Kinkakuji
10:20-10:30
Take taxi to Ryoanji Temple
10:30-11:30
Ryoanji temple
11:30-11:50
Taxi taxi to Arashiyama
11:50-12:50
Arashiyama Monkey Park
12:50-13:30
Lunch at guide's recommended restaurant
13:40-14:40
Arashiyama Bamboo forest including Okochi Sanso Garden
14:40-15:00
Walk to Saga station for Sagano Romantic Train. Say goodbye to guide.

Sample Itinerary (8 hours)

Time
Venue
9:00-9:15
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Nijo Castle by taxi
9:15-10:30
Nijo Castle
10:30-10:45
Take taxi to Imperial Palace
10:45-11:45
Imperial Palace
11:45-12:00
Take taxi to Kiyomizu Temple
12:00-13:00 Kiyomizu temple
13:00-13:40
Lunch at guide's recommended restaurant
13:40-15:00
Walk Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka, Yasaka Shrine and Gion district.
15:00-15:30
Short break at Gion Tsujiri, locally popular  green tea cafe
15:30-15:50
Take train to Fushimi Inari
15:50-16:50
Fushimi Inari Shrine
17:00 Say goodbye to guide at JR Inari station or Keihan Fushimi Inari station.
Time Venue
9:00-9:20
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kinkakuji by taxi
9:20-10:20
Kinkakuji
10:20-10:30
Take taxi to Ryoanji Temple
10:30-11:30
Ryoanji temple
11:30-11:50
Taxi taxi to Arashiyama
11:50-12:50
Arashiyama Monkey Park
12:50-13:30
Lunch at guide's recommended restaurant
13:40-14:40
Arashiyama Bamboo forest including Okochi Sanso Garden
14:40-15:00
Walk to Saga station for Sagano Romantic Train
15:00-16:00
Enjoy Sagano Romantic Train roundtrip.
16:00-16:30
Meet guide again at Sagano station. Return to Kyoto station by train.
16:30-17:00
Walk the 'Depachika' (department store food, bakery and pastry shops floor). Get guide's recommendation for dinner. Say goodbye to guide.

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