4 hours in Kyoto with a local: private & personalized

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Spend time with one of our hosts exploring Kyoto. Half a day is not nearly enough time to see the whole city but with a host by your side you will get a feel for its energy. Explore one of Kyoto's traditional neighborhoods, like Gion. If that’s not your scene, pick a famous attraction like the Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine or Kiyomizudera. See Kyoto as you would if you were coming to visit a...
Spend time with one of our hosts exploring Kyoto. Half a day is not nearly enough time to see the whole city but with a host by your side you will get a feel for its energy. Explore one of Kyoto's traditional neighborhoods, like Gion. If that’s not your scene, pick a famous attraction like the Golden Pavilion, Fushimi Inari Shrine or Kiyomizudera. See Kyoto as you would if you were coming to visit a friend who lived here.

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
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Pass By: Kyoto Railway Museum, Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835 Kyoto Prefecture

Discover the Kyoto Railway Museum, or any of the other weird, wonderful and wacky museums Kyoto is home to

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Nijo Castle, 541 Nijojocho, Nijodori Horikawa-nishiiru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8301 Kyoto Prefecture

See authentic bits of Tokyo through the eyes of your friendly host, ticking off your must see spots like the awe-inspiring Nijo Castle

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Kyoto Station Building, 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kyoto Railway Museum, Kankijicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8835 Kyoto Prefecture

Discover the Kyoto Railway Museum, or any of the other weird, wonderful and wacky museums Kyoto is home to

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Nijo Castle, 541 Nijojocho, Nijodori Horikawa-nishiiru, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8301 Kyoto Prefecture

See authentic bits of Tokyo through the eyes of your friendly host, ticking off your must see spots like the awe-inspiring Nijo Castle

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Kyoto Station Building, 901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo, Kyoto 600-8216 Kyoto Prefecture

Explore the Fushimi Inari Shrine or stroll through one of Kyoto’s colorful and lively neighbourhoods

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.

Pass By: Pontocho Park, Umenokicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0905 Kyoto Prefecture

Indulge in some of the tastiest foods in town from street vendors or one of the luxe restaurants lining the atmospheric Pontocho

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Sento Imperial Palace (Sento Gosho), Kyotogyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0881 Kyoto Prefecture

Stroll through the sprawling gardens of Sento Gosho or soothe tired muscles in a traditional onsen - bliss!

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

Explore Kyoto's historic geisha district.

Pass By: Higashiyama, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

Explore the historical, wood-built streets of Higashiyama

Pass By: Yasaka Shrine, 625 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073 Kyoto Prefecture

Gaze out over the city from Yasaka Pagoda, the soul of Kyoto is quick to discover – and even quicker to love.

Pass By: Nishiki Tenmangu, 537 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8042 Kyoto Prefecture

Learn about sushi by your in-the-know host at centuries-old Nishiki Market

Pass By: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture

In season, you could explore ancient temples, like cherry blossom-flanked Kiyomizu-dera

Important Details

Included
  • 4 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Private and personalised experience
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
Not Included
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation costs
  • Food and drinks
Departure Point
Kyoto, Japan

Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot.

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.