Your itinerary will be worked out between yourself and our local experts in Kyoto. They are extremely knowledgeable and highly resourceful — trust us! Your tour doesn't need to be a walking tour, we have access to vehicles and buses if needs be, so the world is your oyster (or at least Kyoto and the surrounding area is, in this case!). Whatever you are looking to do that is within our Responsible Travel charter, we can organise it for you.
We offer a wide range of options for your Custom Kyoto tour, such as:
- Cycling, walking, or using Japan’s famous transport system to visit Kyoto’s many temples and shrines
- Sake tasting in Kyoto’s sake brewery district
- Learning about the geisha tradition and their historic neighbourhood of Gion
- A walk, run, or cycle on one of Kyoto’s many trails
- A culinary experience that takes you through Kyoto’s foodie spots, including Nishiki market
- A walking tour of Nara
- A tour of the picturesque Arashiyama district
For a walking tour experience, tour pricing ranges from JPY 24000 per person for a 3-hour tour up to JPY 33000 for an 8-hour tour. Prices may change depending on the number of travellers, the length of tour, and mode of transportation. Other factors may be admission into major sites and any food included. We can accommodate any size group.
All you need to do to get your bespoke private tour organised is to choose your desired tour date. Use the booking function on this page for this request, and choose the number of passengers in your group. In the additional request box, include any information you think will be helpful in organising your tour. No payment is required to make your initial Custom Kyoto tour inquiry.
As soon as we receive your inquiry (during normal office hours or at the next earliest point), we will contact you by email or, for those who leave a Japan phone number, we will give you a call and begin the process to organize your perfect stay in Kyoto. Then, to secure your desired date and time of the tour, we'll ask for a non-refundable deposit.
Once your itinerary and quote is all confirmed, we will deduct the deposit from the final quote. We can arrange all final payments and terms during the planning stages of your private Kyoto tour.
Inclusions: We will work with you to include whatever you need in accordance with your wishes and budget.
Exclusions: You'll discuss what will be included in your tour with your local guide. Exclusions will simply be anything outside of the inclusions you've agreed upon.
Confirmation of booking: We recommend you contact the local supplier to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure. Contact details are on this voucher.
Additional Information: To secure your desired date and time of tour, we’ll need a non-refundable deposit. Note that the deposit amount will vary depending on the options you select for your private tour. We will discuss this with you once you’ve made your initial inquiry. This deposit will then be deducted from your tour once you come to pay for it in total.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour, depending on the activities chosen. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at a rate to be determined once your tour itinerary is confirmed. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to join this tour.