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Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing itinerary and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private 7-hour walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour offers you the chance to customize your itinerary and tick off numerous Kyoto attractions in only one day. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
At a time prearranged with your guide, launch straight into a discussion of your upcoming itinerary and inform your guide of attractions and areas that capture your attention.
Depending on what sparks your interest, you’ll visit select Kyoto sites: if you’re a foodie, discover the culinary wonderland of Nishiki Food Market; history buffs will love the 8th-century Kiyomizu Temple while fans of modern architecture will be blown away by Kyoto Station.
Other Kyoto highlights include the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), a three-storey pagoda that floats on a forest-shrouded lake, and Nijo Castle, with its spectacular artworks and gold leaf ceilings.
However you decide to spend your day, your tour concludes with drop-off at your preferred location.
We learned so much from Keiko, our guide! She was excellent. She had a lot of knowledge about history and culture and she worked with us to cater the tour to our interest. She was very flexible and let us adjust our schedule midway through the tour. She gave us many recommendations of food and things to do after the tour finished. She even walked us to her recommended sushi restaurant for lunch. She helped us to get a table and get situated! She also followed up with an email of her recommendations. The tour was great and was made even better because Keiko was so nice, informative, and helpful.
Best guide ever! Yumiko really brought our Kyoto tour to life with details and stories and context. My husband and I highly recommend doing a tour with Yumiko. She's fun, funny, kind and knowledgeable. You won't be disappointed!
We enjoyed the full day tour. With 2 young kids, our guide Naomi was able to plan the tour according to their pace. Would have been nicer if we had booked the tour for more than 1 day. :
Will book a similar tour if we were to go back to kyoto again.
We had the exceptional tour. We enjoyed and appreciates every places that we've been.. our walking was great also with our tour guide Mr. Kenji Matsuyama. He was very helpful and very accommodating to us. A very knowledgeable person, very detailed explanation about the temples, shrine and all the places we visited. The only thing that kind of disappoint us was not a lot of cherry blossoms. We would like to really experience it. Well, I guess better luck next time. Overall rating was excellent. I would definitely recommend Viator and our tour guide Mr. Kenji Matsuyama to all my friends. Thank you very much.
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