Private tour

Kyoto: Private World Heritage Temples and Shrines Tour

Kyoto: Private World Heritage Temples and Shrines Tour

From US$ 105.66 per person

Discover Japanese culture and history on a private tour of Kyoto’s famous temples. Explore 3 temples, recognized as World Heritage sites, and visit 2 shrines that are loved by locals.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Private group


  • Visit 3 fascinating World-Heritage listed temples
  • Learn about Japanese history and culture
  • Visit shrines loved by locals
Full description
Meet your guide at Kyoto station to start your experience. Take a bus to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, where students come to pray from all over Japan. Continue to Hirano Shrine, famous for its beautiful cherry trees. Walk to Kinkaku-ji, the famous golden temple, and learn its history from your local guide. Stop for lunch at a popular soba noodle restaurant before relaxing in the gardens at Ninna-ji, another world-heritage listed temple. Ride the bus to your last stop, Ryoan-ji, also a World Heritage site. Admire the stone garden that makes this temple special.
  • Guide fee
  • Private tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport costs
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Bus Ticket Center near the central (Karasuma) gate in Kyoto Station, JR Line. Please arrive on time.

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What to bring

  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The cost of transport and entrance fees will be approximately ¥3000 per person
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Product ID: 395098