1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Arashiyama

Kyoto: 8-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 126050
Visit the Kinkakuji Temple or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu and Gion on this fully customizable private tour. On this tour, you can see Kyoto efficiently in one day and also develop a deeper understanding of its culture.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Ticket confirmation within 48 hours
Once purchased, you’ll receive booking confirmation from the tour operator.
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel in Kyoto City
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 8 days in advance for a full refund

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  • 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
What’s Not Included
  • 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

Prepare for the activity

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

From £314.22 Per group up to 6

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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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 private tour of Kyoto with Akiko

We had a really good tour with Akiko in Kyoto. Akiko had very good english and was very friendly. She took us to the main highlights of Kyoto and was very informative. The pace of the tour was also very good as we did not want to be rushed. We really liked the walk through Gion district and the visit to the Golden Palace. We would hghily recommend a private tour with Akiko to get a good sense of Kyoto at the beginning of your stay.

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October 22, 2018

Fantastic guide

Ellie was great! Really helpful, knowledgeable and ready to change plans due to weather and late lunch!

November 13, 2018

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Product ID: 126050