Full-Day Private Tour of Kyoto with Pick Up

This private charter car tour makes it possible for you to visit some of the most iconic venues in Kyoto: Kiyomizu temple, Kinkakuji and Arashiyama, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Heian Shrine. No waiting line for public transportation and no worry about hot and humid weather in summer or cold and windy weather in winter. Your driver guide speaks fluent English and shares useful information with you.
* Duration: 7 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




This private charter car tour makes it possible for you to visit some of the most iconic venues in Kyoto: Kiyomizu temple, Kinkakuji and Arashiyama, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Heian Shrine. No waiting line for public transportation and no worry about hot and humid weather in summer or cold and windy weather in winter. Your driver guide speaks fluent English and shares useful information with you.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture

First stop will be the Kiyomizu Temple. Early in the morning before the crowds arrive, explore the temple’s impressive architecture and take photos from Kyoto’s most famous viewpoint called ‘the stage of Kiyomizu’.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Heian Shrine, 97 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8341 Kyoto Prefecture

Then make a quick photo stop at the massive torii gate of the Heian Shrine.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kyoto Imperial Palace, 3 Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-0881 Kyoto Prefecture

In the center of Kyoto we will find the Imperial Palace. The current building is only the latest iteration of several palace structures that have served as the primary residences for the ancient emperors. Even though the main residence of the Emperor moved to Tokyo, this palace and the surrounding park is not to be missed.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture

A trip to Kyoto is not complete without a visit to Kinkakuji, or the “Golden Pavilion.” The three-story structure flashes brightly in the sunlight, as the top two tiers are covered entirely in gold. The temple is also home to a beautiful garden and many interesting artefacts.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Arashiyama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007 Kyoto Prefecture

In the west of Kyoto, we find our last stop at the foot of the mountains, the Arashiyama district. Here, the Katsura river flows out from between the hills and underneath the Togetsukyo Bridge, a great spot for looking up at the steep hills. It is especially popular in spring or autumn when the trees turn many different colors. It is also here you will find the famous bamboo grove. Its large size surrounds you on all sides with bamboo and you might forget how close the city actually is.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes