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90 Minutes Kickstart Private Tour of Kyoto

Kickstart your Kyoto visit with your local private guide, get unique insights and tips and make the most out of your trip!

On this private tour, you’ll visit the must-see historical spots of the city, but also see hidden places that will give an authentic feeling of the city. Go to the Yasaka-Jinja Shrine, famous for its summer festivals and visit the adjacent Maruyama Park, a hotspot for cherry blossom viewing. Stroll along the well-preserved Nene no Michi area to discover an old-world Kyoto. Find the hidden gems at Ryōzen Kannon, a war memorial, and pay respect at a historical Zen Buddhist temple before taking a scenic walk along the Kamo River to learn the origin of the Kabuki theatre. Ready for a unique private exploration of the mesmerising city of Kyoto?

Wondering about the best places for food and drinks? Get your personal recommendations from your local host plus extra tips and tricks on what to see and do in Kyoto in this private tour with a local.

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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Private Tour
    • Local Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Food & beverages not listed as inclusions
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Shijo Bridge, Nakagyoku - Higashiyamaku, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

    Get to see the lovely views of the Kamogawa river both north and south.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yasaka Shrine, 625 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073 Kyoto Prefecture

    Visit one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto, founded over 1350 years ago

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Maruyama Park, 473 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

    Maruyama Park was built in 1886 as the first city park in Kyoto and tt is also designated as a national scenic spot due to its exceptional size.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Nene-no-Michi, Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825 Kyoto Prefecture

    Nene no Michi retains the look of a Kyoto that for the most part no longer exists.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Ryozen Kannon, 526-2 Shimokawaracho Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825 Kyoto Prefecture

    Get to see this war memorial commemorating the War dead of the Pacific War

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kennin-ji Temple, 584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0933 Kyoto Prefecture

    It is considered to be one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five most important Zen temples of Kyoto"

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8014, Japan

    Walk along the river, up to Sanjo Street

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Kawaramachi, Kameoka, Kyoto 621-0803, Japan
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Withlocals

Activity ID: V-24380P967

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