Kyoto is truly a city of wonderment. Religion and culture throughout the ages swirl around each other, allowing streaks of modernity to colorfully spike them. It's not just that Kyoto has the most view-worthy spectacles, it's that it has such a wide variety too. Join one of our Kyoto private tours or evening tours will enable you to gain a greater understanding about the sights which surround you in this haven of the historic, and how this history has helped form the Japan of today.

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Nighttime, All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets in Old Kyoto - Tour

Nighttime, All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets in Old Kyoto

  • Exit 5 of Gion Shijo Station
  • 3 Hours
Starting from ¥ 10,700

Kyoto Night Food Tour You and no more than five others will explore the local foods and entertainment districts of Kyoto on a not-so-standard, all-inclusive walking and eating nighttime tour! You'll mingle with locals, eat regional specialties at two different standing bar/restaurants, and be given a visual feast of a primer on the various nightlife scenes in Kyoto, from geiko (a.k.a. "geisha") on down. With a native or equivalent English speaking guide at your side, you'll get a clear understanding of what the area is all about. And with some great food and a couple of (included) drinks in you, the merriment will be all the more! For those looking to delve even deeper into Kyoto's foodie background, we offer an optional 1.5 hour pre-tour delve into the markets of Kyoto! We'll walk you through a local supermarket and explain the basics of a Japanese home's kitchen, and in turn, the basics of Japanese food. Then, we do a detailed dissection across an abundance of Japanese delicacies as we stroll down the famous Nishiki Market's main promenade. Know Before You Book Confirmation will be received at time of booking. The minimum drinking age in Japan is 20 years old. Reservations for up to 8 people are accepted, with any group of 6 and over being guaranteed private.

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Kyoto Private Tour - Full Day - Tour

Kyoto Private Tour - Full Day

  • Central Kyoto
  • 8 Hours
Starting from ¥ 8,500

A simple proposition with a predictably positive outcome: Private touring across Kyoto, as you like it. You tell us what you want to see, or even easier still, you tell us your interests (rank or weight 'em while you're at it, if you please), and we'll propose an itinerary for you. Kyoto Private Touring means just the right balance of temples/shrines, gardens, city exploration, food related sights (and smells and tastes), and then whatever else tickles your fancy. And with optional car service, you can luxuriate in added convenience and comfort. If you ask us, there is nothing quite like the enduring beauty of the Japanese garden in Kyoto. Seasonality brings solitude, rebirth, bursting vivacity, and then finally the warmth of the autumn before the cycle resets once again. As for temples and shrines (the former being Buddhist and the latter being Shinto), we know it can be overwhelming or even downright tedious to see too many in one day. We recommend keeping it to three or less in order to prevent temple fatigue. Aside from historical sites, Kyoto also has culinary pedigree befitting to such an important city. Flavors here and different, and we highly recommend a walk through a lively marketplace. The more delicate flavors of Kyoto cuisine may surprise palates used to Tokyo or even Osaka cooking styles. If you're looking to take the vegetarian path, "seishin ryori" is vegan food principled on religious doctrine. You may be shocked how many different ways tofu and be prepared! Of course, if you're looking for something a bit of more carnivorous, Kobe-style, richly marbled Japanese "wagyu" is readily available for melting in your mouth. Have something specific you want to dive deeper into on your private Kyoto tour? How about 19th century architecture? Sake (rice wine) tasting at a brewery? Are you a train lover? Challenge us. We love showing all the nooks and crannies of fabulous, engaging, and entrancing Kyoto.

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Kyoto Private Tour - Half Day - Tour

Kyoto Private Tour - Half Day

  • Central Kyoto
  • 4 Hours
Starting from ¥ 5,350

A simple proposition with a predictably positive outcome: Private touring across Kyoto, as you like it. You tell us what you want to see, or even easier still, you tell us your interests (rank or weight 'em while you're at it, if you please), and we'll propose an itinerary for you. Kyoto Private Touring means just the right balance of temples/shrines, gardens, city exploration, food related sights (and smells and tastes), and then whatever else tickles your fancy. And with optional car service, you can luxuriate in added convenience and comfort. If you ask us, there is nothing quite like the enduring beauty of the Japanese garden in Kyoto. Seasonality brings solitude, rebirth, bursting vivacity, and then finally the warmth of the autumn before the cycle resets once again. As for temples and shrines (the former being Buddhist and the latter being Shinto), we know it can be overwhelming or even downright tedious to see too many in one day. We recommend keeping it to three or less in order to prevent temple fatigue. Aside from historical sites, Kyoto also has culinary pedigree befitting to such an important city. Flavors here and different, and we highly recommend a walk through a lively marketplace. The more delicate flavors of Kyoto cuisine may surprise palates used to Tokyo or even Osaka cooking styles. If you're looking to take the vegetarian path, "seishin ryori" is vegan food principled on religious doctrine. You may be shocked how many different ways tofu and be prepared! Of course, if you're looking for something a bit of more carnivorous, Kobe-style, richly marbled Japanese "wagyu" is readily available for melting in your mouth. Have something specific you want to dive deeper into on your private Kyoto tour? How about 19th century architecture? Sake (rice wine) tasting at a brewery? Are you a train lover? Challenge us. We love showing all the nooks and crannies of fabulous, engaging, and entrancing Kyoto.

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Private Tour of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari from Osaka - Tour

Private Tour of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari from Osaka

  • 京都府
  • 8 Hours
Starting from ¥ 52,250

Your Private Kyoto Day Trip from Osaka Your first stop is at the foot of the mountains above Kyoto, Arashiyama, where history and natural beauty coexist in great abundance. We park right in the center of town, then set about seeing the surrounding temples, scenery, and shops, finally taking a walk along the river. The sights include the World Heritage-listed Tenryuji, said to be the most important temple in Arashiyama. Marvel at the temple grounds, expansive Japanese-style rooms, and exquisite gardens. Every season brings different highlights in the garden, as does every angle from which you view it. Then there's the famous bamboo forest, which leads us right up to Okochi Sanso, an estate property now open to the public. You'll also have the opportunity here to enjoy Japanese tea and snacks (included), as well as excellent garden walks and views. See a bit more of the hillside, then descend to the river by way of a spacious park. From there, a five minute walk along the wide river brings you to the main shopping street where you can browse for some souvenirs before we head to our sushi lunch. After lunch, we head to Fushimi Inari, set at the foot of Inari mountain, and admire the momentous installation of red gates. Take a walk on some of the trails that lead up to the top of the mountain. It takes two hours to get to the summit, so you'll only be able to go up part of the way, but temple structures and ambiance are remarkable from any angle. If you select the Extra Large 10-hour tour option, we'll visit some other places to your liking. We've got plenty of ideas! How about Kinkakuji ("Golden Pavilion"), Ryoanji (oldest Zen rock garden), downtown Kyoto (markets and more), or perhaps the Imperial Palace? Let's consult and make a perfect day for you. Know Before You Book If your hotel is outside central Osaka, you may be asked to pay a small transportation surcharge This tour begins in Osaka, and may end either back in Osaka or in Kyoto.

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Transcend the Trodden Path

No other city in Japan with a magnificence on this scale was able to largely escape war damage. There's a bewildering array of sights to absorb, and it is our job to make it all accessible and meaningful. Just like all our tours at Pinpoint Traveler, we aim to keep you both educated and entertained with top-flight guides. After all, if you just wanted facts, you could read Wikipedia and call it a day.

From our perspective, when it comes to choosing a day tour in Kyoto, there are the big bus ones, the large group ones, and if not that, you often find yourself on a hit-or-miss pre-planned itinerary. For a Kyoto private tour that doesn't break the bank, look no further, because we've got the knowledge, the truly fluent (usually native level) English speakers, and a plan. Or rather, an infinite number of plans. You tell us what you like, we make it happen. Let your Kyoto private tour have as much as you like of gardens, temples, historic spots, food, or anything else we can show you. And if you want to change it up midstream? Be our guest.

At night, you're just going to have to trust us on this: We have a plan, and we think you're going to like it. A private Kyoto tour it may or may not be, but the group is limited to a maximum of six persons. We see a bit of religion, a bit more of culture, and a hefty bit more of food, making for a well rounded evening representing the past and present of the city.

It gives us great pleasure to share our love of Kyoto with you, our treasured visitors from abroad. Let us make your precious time in Kyoto extra special. Our Kyoto tour package of offerings is carefully crafted to give you the best of times.

When it comes to choosing a day tour in Kyoto, there are the big bus ones, the large group ones, and if not that, you often find yourself on a hit-or-miss pre-planned itinerary. For a Kyoto private tour that doesn't break the bank, look no further, because we've got the knowledge, the truly fluent (usually native level) English speakers, and a plan. Or rather, an infinite number of plans. You tell us what you like, we make it happen. Let your Kyoto private tour have as much as you like of gardens, temples, historic spots, food, or anything else we can show you. And if you want to change it up midstream? Be our guest.

At night, you're just going to have to trust us on this: We have a plan, and we think you're going to like it. A private Kyoto tour it may or may not be, but the group is limited to a maximum of six persons. We see a bit of religion, a bit more of culture, and a hefty bit more of food, making for a well rounded evening representing the past and present of the city.

It gives us great pleasure to share our love of Kyoto with you, our treasured visitors from abroad. Let us make your precious time in Kyoto extra special.