Private tour

Kyoto: 4-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

Activity provider: Japan Wonder Travel

Kyoto: 4-Hour Private Customizable Walking Tour

Activity provider: Japan Wonder Travel

From US$ 159.57 per group up to 6

Explore the highlights of Kyoto with a local knowledgeable guide. Take a half-day private walking tour through the city and customize the itinerary based on what you'd really like to see and do.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 4 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Pickup included
At the lobby of your hotel in Kyoto city. If you are staying outside of Kyoto, meet at JR Kyoto Station.
Private group


  • Gain an insight into Kyoto's culture from a knowledgable guide
  • Arrange your itinerary to manage your time efficiently
  • Visit the must-see sights and attractions in Kyoto during a half-day
Full description
Choose from a morning or afternoon half-day tour, and meet your personal guide in the lobby of your hotel. Guides are fully trained for 3 months before they hit the ground, and they will be keen to share their knowledge and insight into Kyoto during your 4-hour adventure. During the tour, your local guide will share the valuable tips for each area and you will be in touch with the historical sights of Kyoto. Use public transport to get around, or pay an additional fee to include a private van (this must be requested in advance).  Customize the itinerary based on your own interests and requests. Within the time frame, you normally will be able to visit 1 area and 2 spots. Refer to the sample itinerary below for ideas. If you don't have any specific requests you can choose either Plan B or C. Plan A This plan is for a fully customizable tour. Please mention the places you would like to visit when you check out. Plan B Meetup at your hotel - Kinkakuji temple (Golden Pavilion) - Arashiyama Bamboo forest - Finish. Plan C Meetup at your hotel - Fushimi Inari Shrine (Thousand of Torii gates) - Gion District (Famous Kyoto Geisha area) - Finish.
  • Local knowledgeable guide
  • Public transportation fees for both you and your guide
  • Entrance fees for both you and your guide
  • Private van (available for an additional fee)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Public transport will be used during the tour; you will need to purchase transportation tickets for the tour guide as well
  • Please bring cash since some shops don't accept credit cards
  • Please inform in advance if you use a wheelchair, have a stroller with you, or have any food allergies or dietary restriction
  • If you request to change the tour date or cancel the tour due to your convenience (including rain, flight, etc), the supplier will charge you a cancellation fee based on their cancellation policy
  • In case of extreme weather warnings, the tour will be canceled and you will be offered a full refund
  • If you prefer to take a private van for an additional fee, please request this in advance; the price fluctuates depending on the number of people and the places visited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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The distances between one’s hotel and sights can be long, so don’t try to pack too much into four hours. Also, Kyoto can be quite warm and humid in August, so bring plenty of water.

August 26, 2019

Product ID: 268932