Comfortable, unique & fully customizable tour around Kyoto
Exploration of the former Imperial capital at your own pace
Buddhist temple & UNESCO World Heritage site at Kinkaku-ji
Nijo Castle's fascinating moat & the Zen gardens at Ryoan-ji
Professional driver & private car for a pleasant excursion
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private tour of Kyoto
Roundtrip transportation from and to most centrally located Kyoto hotels
English speaking guide driver
Food and beverages
Extension time fee
Parking and tolls
Know Before You Book
Maximum group size is 4 people.
This tour is fully customizable. Please inform the supplier of the locations you wish to visit when you call to confirm your reservation.
The drivers are very knowledgeable, sophisticated and will guide you to the sites of interest you choose in this wonderful city. The driver takes both roles, the one of the driver and the one of the guide.
Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Kyoto hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please confirm your destination to supplier as soon as you can.
What you can expect
Fall head over heels for the former Imperial capital of Japan during this fully customizable tour. A private guide ushers you to sites throughout the city, allowing you to discover Kyoto's rich cultural lineage, reflected in its bevy of UNESCO World Heritage sites and nearly 2,000 temples and shrines.
See the best of Kyoto in a single day via your comfortable chartered car. Following convenient hotel pickup, your guide ushers you to the sites on your Kyoto bucket list—from UNESCO-listed temples to mouthwatering eateries where you can pause for snacks or lunch.
Get picked up from your hotel at the break of day and head to your first destination, Kinkaku-ji or the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Kinkaku-ji's golden facade sparkles in the soft sunlight at this early hour and you enjoy access to the popular site without having to battle the crowds. Peruse the strolling gardens and venture inside the temple to learn more about Kinkaku-ji's dramatic lineage, which dates back to 1397.
From Kinkaku-ji, choose to head to Nijo Castle for a look at what life was like in feudal Japan under the Tokugawa Shogunate. En route to Ryoan-ji, sate your appetite at a sumptuous, hole-in-the-wall spot you've been wanting to try. Then, devote the remainder of the afternoon to unlocking the charms of Ryoan-ji's lovely Zen Buddhist gardens.