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.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




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

Known as the Golden Pavilion, this Zen temple in northern Kyoto is an iconic landmark for it’s stunning gold leaf covered exterior. Learn the history of this temple and Buddhism in Japan. Enjoy the 4 seasons of the tranquil picturesque Kinkakuji with it’s forest backdrop as it overlooks the pond. Take a stroll through the gardens, and discover the Sekkatei Teahouse. Admission: 400 yen per person

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nijo Castle, 541 Nijo-jo-cho, Horikawa-nishi-iru, Nijo-jo-dori, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8301 Kyoto Prefecture

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nijo Castle was the residence of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of the Edo Period. Explore the vast castle grounds as you learn about Japan’s samurai history from our local guide. See the detailed artworks within the Ninomaru Palace, stroll through the castle gardens and groves full of Japanese plum trees, and learn of the stone walls, moat, and castle architecture. Admission: 620 yen per person (Optional: 410 yen to enter Ninomaru Palace)

Duration: 2 hours

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

Discover the breathtaking Kiyomizudera Temple. Standing 13 meters above the hillside, Kiyomizudera sits atop this wooden stage and gives visitors an unforgettable view of the cherry and maple trees and Kyoto city. Visit Jishu Shrine, famous for enshrining the deity of love and matchmaking. Drink from the Otowa Waterfall, to gain either longevity, success at school, or love. See also the Okunoin Hall, the Koyasu Pagoda, and the bustling Higashiyama District. Admission: 400 yen per person

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nishiki Market Shopping District, Nakauoyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture

Explore “Kyoto’s Kitchen” with your local guide. With over a hundred shops and restaurants, Nishiki Market specializes in all things food, from fresh seafood and pickles, to handmade knives and kitchenware. Taste authentic local Kyoto dishes and speciality foods. Learn about the history of the market and about the lives of the local people.

Duration: 2 hours