Going to Kyoto for just for one day might seem like a stretch, but it’s actually doable and well worth it.
In fact, if you take an early bullet train (Shinkansen) out from Tokyo or Osaka and a late one back, you’ve got just over ten hours to take in the sights of Kyoto. With some of the most famous landmarks in Asia, amazing food and history and tradition of the ancient capital of Japan, there’s a lot to try, see, eat and drink.
We’ve put together a tour of some of the best things to do in Kyoto if you’re only there for a day. Although if you wanted to stay for longer than that, we wouldn’t blame you.
This is a perfect one-day tour customized just for you. Your local guide will plan an itinerary according to the places you want to visit the most.
Because this is our most flexible tour, you can choose at least 4 of your favorite sites in Kyoto to visit. Our suggested popular sightseeing spots are:
If you have other sites in mind please let us know, we will be happy to take you where you want.
You can check out the photos of the places you will visit during the tour by looking at the gallery at the bottom of this page or visiting our FB page: click here.
The tour departs from the address of your Kyoto accommodation, which you provide when booking the tour. If you are coming from Osaka or Tokyo, your guide can go and pick you up from Kyoto Station.
Our guides will be happy to suggest restaurants during lunch time and also places where you can buy snacks and drinks along the way (these expenses are not included in the tour package). Please note that for full-day tours, the guide will join you for lunch and we ask that you cover the cost of his/her lunch.
Temple and garden entrance fees are also not included (these costs are usually low).
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00 pm.
Remember that the price of the tour is the same for your entire group (from 1 up to 6 people). We don't charge per person.
Book us now by filling in the form (on the right side of this page if on a computer or a the bottom if you are using a mobile device). No payment is required yet and you can change your itinerary later on. Remember, all our prices are in Japanse yen