Kyoto private tour with local guide

In this private tour, you can visit many attractive sites of this city using your time in Kyoto the most efficiently.

Of course, you can customize the tour as you’d like.

And the characteristic of my guiding is use of ”Original materials”.Guiding not only with words but also with Handmade materials such as old maps, ancient writings, pictures and Japanese wood rock prints help you enjoy Kyoto with its deep history and background.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> Full-day Tours




In this private tour, you can visit many attractive sites of this city using your time in Kyoto the most efficiently.

Of course, you can customize the tour as you’d like.

And the characteristic of my guiding is use of ”Original materials”.Guiding not only with words but also with Handmade materials such as old maps, ancient writings, pictures and Japanese wood rock prints help you enjoy Kyoto with its deep history and background.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fushimi Inari Taisha, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchichō, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan

Fushimiinari shrine is an important Shinto shrine in Southern Kyoto.
It’s famous for its thousands of vermilion Torii gates that located along the trails lead into the sacred Mt. Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.
The shrine is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of Rice. Foxes are also famous in this shrine.
They are considered as Inari’s messengers.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Sanjusangendo Temple, 657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0941 Kyoto Prefecture

Sanjusangendo is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto founded in 1164 by retired Emperor.
Here you can see the longest wooden structure in Japan. With a length of one hundred and twenty meters, the main building seems to extend into the horizon.
In Iits long main hall, you will find the 1,001 human-sized statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. Each of them has slightly different features. It is said that you should find the one similar to you!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Nijō Castle, 541 Nijōjōchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8301, Japan

Nijo Castle is the only castle ramained in Kyoto.
It has witnessed the beginning and end of the Tokugawa government that took place from 17C to 19C.Here, you can enjoy the luxurious castle with many forms of arts of Samurai style, such as gorgeous paintings, carvings and beautiful garden.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture

Gion is one of the five districts of Maiko in Kyoto, located near the Yasaka Shrine. It is full of shops, restaurants and ochaya (tea houses), where Geiko (Kyoto dialect for Geisha) and Maiko (apprentices of Geiko) entertain their guests. In this area you can also find authentic Japanese architectures including Maiko’s houses. Authentic Japanese architectures. If you are lucky, you could meet a Maiko-san!

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Yasui-Konpiragu, 70 Benten-cho, Todaijimatsubara, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

Yasui Konpira-gu shrine is especially popular among young Japanese women because of the Power Stone in its precincts. You will see many people forming a line to perform a ritual of crawling through a hole in a large stone.The ritual is performed to pray for breaking off bad relationships and initiating good ones. Here you can see the idea of Sinto religion that take the importance in prefication. Also you can try it if you’d like!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Yasakanoto, 388 Yasakakamimachi, Higashiyama-Ku Hoka-ji Temple, Kyoto 605-0827 Kyoto Prefecture

Yasaka Pagoda(Hokanji temple)
The five storied pagoda”Yasaka-no-tou” is an iconic architecture in this area. While most pagodas come complete with temples, Yasaka-no-to Pagoda stands mostly alone because the buildings of the temple of which it once belonged (Hokan-ji Temple) having been destroyed by fires,earthquakes and wars over the years.
The pagoda rebuilt in 1440 is remained intact and that makes you feel that you are in authentic scenery of Kyoto.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

Sannenzaka is located in the histrical area so called Higashiyama area.Here you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.The Kyoto style houses and paved path brings you into the authentic atomosphere.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes