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A Private Tour of Kyoto

4 Days / 3 Nights – Tour Code (UKY)

Land Only – Departs Daily

Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, is forever known for its history and culture, casting an image of Old Japan with an abundance of ancient Buddhist temples, traditional wooden houses, stunning palaces and beautiful classical gardens.

This tour is perfect for the independent traveler looking to explore this city of unsurpassed char, rewarding the visitor with unique encounters at just about every corner – from awe-inspiring shrines to vibrant shopping arcades to the occasional Geisha sighting . To help give you a leg up on how to best navigate Kyoto, we pair you up with a private guide that will usher you around the city with visits to the impressive Nijo Castle, the shimmering Golden Pavilion and a stroll through the bustling and fun-filled Nishiki Market (a.k.a. Kyoto’s Kitchen) lined with vendors selling everything from green tea to fresh seafood to mouth-watering street fares.

While on your own, the possibilities in Kyoto are virtually limitless. Take a bicycle tour through the backstreets of Gion District; tour the ancient capital of Nara located just a stone’s throw away; explore a few of Kyoto’s two thousand temples and shrines; or experience Japan’s tantalizing food culture in nearby Osaka. Whatever your vision of Japan, Kyoto delights all.

Special discounted international airfares are available for this tour — contact us for details.


TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights hotel accommodations of your choice
  • Half day private walking tour of Kyoto visiting Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-Ji (Golden Pavilion) and Nishiki Market
  • Airport or Train Station Transfers upon arrival and departure


TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Upon arrival at Kyoto Station or Osaka Airport (Itami or Kansai), transfer to your hotel in Kyoto by taxi or by shared shuttle van, respectively.

***Note: if arriving at Kyoto Station, a representative will meet you at the platform and transfer you to your hotel in Osaka by private taxi. If arriving by air, airport transfers will be provided by shared shuttle van (non-private)****

Day 2. This morning, enjoy a private walking tour of Kyoto the bustling Nishiki Market lined with fresh seafood, produce and local eats, the revered Golden Pavilion and the impressive Nijo Castle. Afternoon free at leisure to soak up Kyoto’s serene atmosphere and explore this ancient city on your own.

Day 3. Free at leisure. Optional tours (Osaka Night Tour, Nara, Lake Biwa, Kyoto backstreet tour by bicycle, etc. are available upon request.

Day 4. Transfer to Osaka airport (Itami or Kansai Airport) by shared shuttle van for your departure flight onward.


PRICE CHART

2017 Price Chart (Prices valid through December 25th, 2017)

Hotel

Twin Sharing

Single Supplement

LS HS LS HS

Hotel Monterey

695

765

365

435

Royal Park Hotel

735

875

395

545

Hotel Okura Kyoto

825

1,025

435

585

Yoshi-ima Ryokan*

1,195

1,295

555

695

Ryoan Kazuki*

1,145

1,245

705

805


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
  • LS= Low Season: Jan-Feb.; Jun.-Sep.; Dec. 7-25
  • HS= High Season: Mar. – May, Oct. – Dec. 6
  • Price includes all entrance fees, tax and service charges at hotels & restaurants
  • Price excludes airfares, hotel breakfasts*, personal expenses, beverages during included meal(s)
  • Peak Season Surcharge:
    • Hotel Monterey: Add $100 per person/night to High Season Price for stays during Mar.21-May 05; Nov. 08-Dec.06
    • Toyku: Add $60 per person/night to High Season Price for stays during Apr.1-12; Apr.26-May05; Nov.1-30
    • Okura: Add $70 per person / night for stays during Mar.22-Apr.12; Nov.14-Dec.06
    • Ryoan Kazuki: Add $40 per person / night for stays during Apr.1-12; Nov.15-30
  • Accommodations at Yoshi-ima Ryokan includes traditional Japanese Breakfast & Dinner Daily; Ryoan Kazuki includes daily breakfast. Optional dinner at $45 per person/meal.
  • Transfers to/from Osaka Airports provided provided by airport shuttle and motorcoach
  • All hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation


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Kiyomizu Temple

Golden temple panorama

Golden Pavilion

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Autumn in Kyoto