Kyoto Private Full day walking Tour [Customized]

  • ¥ 40,000
  • 8 hours
  • Max 8 Guests


With this private tour, you can see Kyoto efficiently and have a deeper understanding in one day. This tour includes at least three must see in Kyoto! We could customize your trip fully, and sample itinerary is below. Meeting our friendly professional guide at your hotel, the tour starts. We move to Fushimi Inari shrine. It's very famous spot for foreigners. Have you seen thousands of Torii gates? After that, we move to Kinkakuji temple(golden shinning temple). After lunch we head for Kiyomizu temple and feel the atmosphere of Kyoto's most famous district. If we have time, let us stroll around Gion area.

• Visit the most popular sites in Kyoto in one day and feel the traditional and unique atmosphere.
• LEARN the Japanese history and culture one step deeper while walking.
• ENJOY with our friendly, professional guide!

9:00 AM-5:00 PM(8 hours)

[Sample Itinerary]
9:00am Meetup at your hotel
-Fushimi Inari shrine(Thousands of Torii gates)
-Kinkakuji temple(Golden shining temple)
-Kiyomizu temple and walk around Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka
(The most famous temple in Kyoto and walk around traditional town)
-Gion (Maiko area. If we have time.) 5:00pm Finish
*We could change this based on your request
*You will be picked up at and dropped off at your favorite place.
Your hotel / TBD
Price(per 1 group)
*1-6 people : 40,000 yen
*over 7 people : 45,000 yen

Approximately 5:00 PM.
English guide,
Transportation fee (you and our guide)
entrance fees (you & our Guide)
lunch (you & our Guide)
Other expense (If you change itinerary, sometimes additional transportation fees (you & our Guide) is needed)
  • ・This is a walking tour. We don't use a private van. We take a public transportation during the tour. That cost is not included and depending on your destination and hotel.
    ・If you need a private van, please let us know in advance. We will arrange it with additional fee.
    ・This tour contains much walking.
    So we recommend you to join with comfortable walking shoes.
  • ・All payment is expected before tour.
  • *We could customize itinerary based on your request.
  • *Private tour price: 22,500yen for 4 hours, 40,000yen for 8 hours


Customer's Voice (46)

We have spent a great day in Kyoto, seeing everything we wanted to see. Our guide Ellie Takeda made everything possible to accommodate our needs. She showed us the best Kyoto can offer and we are very-very grateful. Thank you!
by Miro (04/08/19)
We had a great tour in Kyoto with Ellie. Her English was fantastic and so we were able to communicate and ask questions with ease. We had a beautiful and warm day. We walked around Kyoto with our personalized itinerary in mind however very flexible to wonder off “the plan.” I would def recommend this tour. We also used this agency for a tour in Tokyo.
by Jennifer (03/25/19)
Kaori did a excellent tour when she guided us through Kyoto a whole day. She showed us what we wanted to see and also had descriptive pictures with her. We really recomend her as a guide.
by Jirosan (03/22/19)
We did an all day walking tour of Kyoto with Kenji. A private tour for the 6 of us was an excellent way to go! Kenji's knowledge and stories opened up a whole new world to us. It was an amazing adventure - looking through all the pictures and recalling the amazing memories, I still can't believe how many wonders we encountered and experienced in the seven hours! There is no better way to discover Kyoto! Top notch! Excellent! Exceeded my expectations.
by Larisa G (03/19/19)
We had an amazing tour of Kyoto thanks to our excellent tour guide Keiji. We learned the historical and cultural significance of the sites we visited, and were in awe of their beauty. Keiji was a perfect guide. We highly recommend this tour experience and our guide Keiji.
by lhalliburton (03/04/19)
Excellent from start to finish. Ellie's English was perfect and she was a very knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about Kyoto history, culture, and sites visited. Her food recommendations were perfect too! She took us to where the locals, not tourists, usually eat. She was very accommodating and flexible with our plans for the day, and she even helped us plan out the rest of the evening. We could've booked a second tour with her if only we had more time. Really recommend you take this tour to see the best of Kyoto and appreciate it more...esp if you have only 1 day.
by Puffer Mafia (02/08/19)
The Kyoto tour we had with Japan Wonder Travel was great. We had a wonderful guide, Ellie, who showed us around 5 major sites including Arashiyama Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji temple (Golden Pavillion) -Kiyomizu-dera temple, Gion district, and the Ryoan-ji temple. With Ellie's help, we were able to add the Ryoan-ji temple to our itinerary and see all 5 sites with plenty of time. Ellie was a terrific guide who explained the history and details about each of the Kyoto sites and answered all of our questions. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Kyoto and also recommend Ellie as a wonderful guide.
by Esther (01/10/19)
My family was visiting from America and had a very ambitious travel schedule for such a short time in Japan. My mother wanted to see Kyoto above all. She suggested a personal tour and at first I was skeptical, it seemed more like something the novice tourist would do rather than the seasoned adventurer. I agreed to do the tour and it was excellent! Kaori-san was fantastic! Kaori-san speaks fluent English but indulged me in Japanese as well. She has boundless energy as we traveled across Kyoto all day. I had trouble keeping up with her and I'm 27 years-old! I saw more of Kyoto in one day than I would in a month due to the structure of the tour and Kaori-sans energy. It felt like traveling with an old friend. My family loved the tour! 10/10 recommend!
by Atti chan (01/06/19)
L'organizzazione del tour è stata eccezionale e predisposta nei minimi dettagli, grazie anche a numerosi contatti preventivi per mettere a punto ogni dettaglio. La nostra accompagnatrice giapponese era molto preparata e simpatica, assai disponibile nei riguardi di tutte le nostre richieste, parlando peraltro un inglese perfetto. Il costo è ampiamente giustificato dalla qualità dei servizi e dalla assoluta competenza degli interlocutori.
by Carmelo&Gabriella (11/29/18)
We had a wonderful tour of the temples and shrines of Kyoto. Our tour guide, Ellie, was great at giving us an insight into the history and culture of Japan.
by Richshamban (11/26/18)
Our guide and our guided tour were absolutely amazing! One of our family members got sick the same day we would have our guided tour so we asked our amazing guide if we could postpone the guided tour one day and that was no problem. We felt that our guide really did everything she could for us to have a great day as possible. She also cared about the person who was ill and she was very helpful and suggested what he could do when he felt better. We learned a lot about Japan and Kyoto on our guided tour, and at the same time had a great time together with our guide. She felt like a family member at the end of the day. We really want to recommend this!
by Fuji fans (11/07/18)
Our Guide was wonderful and showed us all the great culture and sites in Kyoto. Excellent day
by Michael and Niall. Father and son on trip (10/25/18)
Thank you for taking us around Kyoto! What a wonderful day of culture and beauty. We really appreciate everything!
by Champoux Family (10/10/18)
Thanks to Noemi, our nice guide, we visited the most important sites in Kyoto, discovering the history and the Japanese culture. Very good experience to recommend to all tourists interested to know and to understand this fantastic country!
by Barbara (08/25/18)
by Khanna (08/20/18)
Kenji was knowledgeable, flexible, helpful, and a really nice guy! We really enjoyed our tour, and he gave us a good recommendation at the end that we never would have thought of on our own. Thanks Kenji!
by Robert (08/20/18)
excellent tour
by kavita (08/20/18)
Naomi was great, and showed us a lot, and exceeded our expectations. Thank you Naomi.
by Pasquale (08/13/18)
top notch tour of Kyoto with Fuji our host.
by Tampa family (08/11/18)
3 wonderful days in Kyoto albeit a bit wet. We (5 of us) stayed at the lovely Grandbell Hotel in the Gion district which was perfect with walking distance to markets, restaurants and shopping. We had two full days with a driver and guide that were great. Our fantastic guide Keiji mad sure we visited all the sites we had planned and helped us re arrange some for the final day due to the bad weather conditions. With a smile on his face, always a story to tell he became a good friend and gave the trip the extra wow factor.
by Kyoto full day private tour with guide and driver (07/10/18)
Keiji-San was a wonderful guide! He was completely accommodating to our requests for seeing gardens, shrines & temples. He gave us valuable insight into the history, culture and traditions and to the significance of each place we visited. He was instrumental in my finding a particular piece of art that I had set my heart on to buy as a lasting memento of my trip.
by Traveler (07/09/18)
An excellent arrangement with a very attentive and knowledgeable guide, who spoke good English and was assisting beyond duty when required. Would highly recommend this company.
by Zonta Group (07/09/18)
The full day, personalized Kyoto tour was fantastic. We went to the most popular and relevant attractions in the city (both historical and modern). Naomi was knowledgeable and very friendly. On a side note, I was traveling from Osaka. This company (and staff) were so incredibly kind following the earthquake in Osaka and offered assistance, rescheduling and support. This genuine commitment to customers is a stand out.
by Kirsten (06/22/18)
We had a great tour with Akiko san of Kyoto and it’s surroundings. She was very helpful with taking us shopping for a Japanese doll. We also ended up having a great Ramen lunch at a place suggested by the tour driver. Finally, we were lucky to spot some Geishas in Gion district. Akiko san provided us with the history of the geisha culture. Overall an excellent day trip.
by Amitesh (06/21/18)
Our Kyoto tour guide did an absolutely fantastic job for us. Every aspect of the tour was Excellent!!
by Armando (06/07/18)