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Kyoto Highlights Private Day Tour

Designed to accommodate all dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, halal, and more, every traveler can enjoy the authentic cuisine and cultural experiences that Kyoto has to offer.

Overview

Many people say that Kyoto is the best city for tourists in Japan. This tour is designed for our visitors who have special dietary requirements such as Muslims, vegans or those with allergies. A local guide will show you the popular spots in the Gion and Higashiyama areas of ​​Kyoto while ensuring that your meals and snacks are suitable for your needs.

① Pick up at your hotel (9:00)

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② Yasaka Shrine (9:25 - 9:45)
Located across the Shijo Bridge, Yasaka Shrine awaits your visit. Yasaka Shrine is famous for the Gion Festival, one of the three biggest festivals in Japan, which involves hundreds of people carrying floats and dates back over a thousand years. The number of worshipers over New Year's period tops more than 1 million every year, making it one of the most popular shrines in the country. The adjacent Maruyama Park is one of the most famous places in Japan to enjoy cherry blossoms, making the shrine especially beautiful during spring.

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③ Gion (9:55 - 10:30)
Next we will explore the Gion neighborhood, extending west of Yasaka Shrine to the north and south. A cherry-blossom lined path where nice cafes and tea houses line the street, with quintessentially Kyoto views yours for the taking in. You may even meet a Maiko (roughly equivalent to young, apprenticing Geisha) if you are lucky.

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③ Kenniji Temple
Constructed in 1202, the Kenniji Temple is the oldest zen temple in Kyoto. It was opened by Eisai, the Buddhist monk who introduced zen Buddhism to Japan after returning from study trips to China. The vast temple is made up of many towers and beautiful gardens, especially famous is the pebbled “zen garden” where you can sit and contemplate freely.

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④ Nishiki Market and Lunch (11:45 - 13:15)
The Nishiki market is a popular shopping area for Kyoto locals, and is filled with seasonal fish and fruits, as well as traditional craft items unique to Kyoto. The market is five blocks long so makes a good place to enjoy both shopping and eating while strolling. we will have lunch time around Nishiki market. If you have other dietary requirements, or if you prefer to eat something else, please inform us in advance and we will arrange an alternative lunch spot.

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⑤ Fushimi Inari Shrine (14:00 - 15:30)
Almost everyone has seen pictures of the thousands of red torii gates leading from the base of this Shinto shrine all the way to the top of Mount Inari. Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. People have historically gathered there to pray for bountiful harvests and prosperity for their families.

As well as checking out the grounds of the main shrine, you can ascend the mountain through the torii gates, keeping an eye out for smaller shrines and statues along the way.

⑧ Conclude at your hotel in Kyoto (16:00)

Highlights

· Stroll around Nishiki market where fresh fruits and local crafts abound
· See the west gate of Yasaka Shrine, which is a symbol of Gion
· Walking around Gion / Hanamikoji path where the Maiko walk
· Giant Ssangyong diagram at Kenninji Temple
· Walk through the thousands of red torii gates at Fushimi Inari

Note

・Only hotel pickup in Kyoto city is included. If you are staying in Osaka and want hotel pick up, we accept with ¥10,000 additional fee per group, plus transport fee.
・Some changes can be made to the itinerary based on your wishes (e.g. lunch).
・Tour duration can be extended at a rate of ¥6,000 per group, per hour, payable in cash.
・During the peak travel seasons of March, April, and October, please be aware that there will be an additional charge of 2,000 yen per person for the tour.

  Price From ¥18,000 / person

¥19,000 for 2 adults
¥18,000 for 3 adults or more
¥38,000 for 1 adult
¥10,000 for children (age 5-12)
Free of charge for children (under 4)

  Duration 7 hours
  Hours of availability

9:00 am-4:00 pm

  Inclusions

・English guide
・Hotel pick up & drop off (only in Kyoto city)
・Entrance fee
・Transportation fee
・Insurance
・Tax

  Exclusions

・Food & drink

  Participants 1-6 people

Reviews (39)

adrian(Indonesia)★★★★★

Moslem day tour

The tour is worthed every penny, and the special credit must give to the guide, Mahasaru-san. He was very helpfull & has a good knowledge about Kyoto. I will recommend this tour to moslem family.

Syafiz Zarif(Malaysia)★★★★★

Kyoto Tour

We traveled from our place in Osaka to Kyoto together with our tour guide Ms. Michiko. Visited Nishiki Market and had lunch there, watched the show at GEAR Theater and the kids enjoyed the Ninja experience at TOEI Kyoto Studio Park. Michiko was very pleasant and helpful!

Muhammad Hanif(Brunei Darussalam)★★★★★

A Taste of Kyoto

We decided to go on one-day Muslim guided tours in all three cities (Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo) as it is our first time visiting in Japan, and we wanted to get a feel before venturing out for ourselves.

Our guide was Mamoru-san. He was very generous with his knowledge on the places we visited. From the colourful variety of goods of Nishiki market, to the blossoming culture on Gion Street and the breathtaking view on mountain top Kiyomizudera temple, our visit wouldn't have been as exciting and as efficient without the Mamoru-san's guide.

We also had the chance to eat Halal certified Ramen at Naritaya Ramen shop. The miso-ramen was personally my favorite ramen in our whole 2 weeks stay in Japan.

Thank you Mamoru-san and Omakase!

Faris Anaqi(Malaysia)★★★★★

As this was our first time in Kyoto, we were having a hard time finding a suitable tour for us but Omakase provided us with the best value tour for large groups to Kyoto.

Our large group was greeted at our pick up point by Ms. Toshiko and taken to Kyoto by bus. We were taken to the beautiful Fushimi Inari Shrine and then to the amazing Sanjusangedo Temple. After that we had lunch at the amazing Halal Yakiniku that Omakase recommended. We then proceeded to Nishiki Market for some shopping before ending our tour at the Kinkakuji.

Overall we were very satisfied with the tour that Omakase planned for us and Ms. Toshiko is a great tour guide who explained all the backstories of the places we visit with great passion. We will definitely contact Omakase again if we go to Japan again.

Mohammed(Qatar)★★★★★

Excellent

Very informative Kyoto tour. The credit goes to our guide Mr Mamoru. Thank you.

Adam Family(Singapore)★★★★★

Nishiki Market and Gion tour

Truly enjoy our personal tour with Yayoi Niwa. She was patience and knowledgeable about the history of Gion, Nikishi Market and our family would like to thank her for the excellent tour and service. Great that OMAKASE Tour is able to cater to your needs and interests.Definitely recommended.

Latifa(Singapore)★★★★★

Kyoto - Michiko

Kyoto trip was interesting. We enjoyed our visit to the Bamboo forest, Fushimi Inari & Nishiki mkt. Had lunch at Naritaya halal bbq restaurant. Michiko was very pleasant & helpful.

Mariah(Singapore)★★★★★

Awesome trip with Yoko!

Awesome trip with visits to Bamboo Forest and Kinkakuji Temple site, in particular. Our guide Yoko provided useful information.

Shahrun Niza(Malaysia )★★★★★

Kyoto day tour

Our guide Mamoru san was very friendly And knowledge. He speaks Good English n attend to Our need as Muslim. Will definitely recommend him n Omakase to my friends. Takeshi from Omakase was very helpful n accomodative. Thank a lot

Noraini Roslan(Malaysia)★★★★★

Kyoto Day Tour

Our guide Mamoru san was very friendly And knowledge. He speaks Good English n attend to Our need as Muslim. Will definitely recommend him n Omakase to my friends. Takeshi from Omakase was very helpful n accomodative. Thank a lot!

Lysa (US)★★★★★

Great way to see the sights around Kyoto

his tour was absolutely amazing. It is a great way to see the sights around Kyoto and get very informative information on everything that you are visiting. Our wonderful tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. She took the time to ensure she answered all of our questions and was flexible where we had the opportunity to shop. Our tour guide even took many photos that were sent to us the very next day. Definitely highly recommended tour when in Kyoto.

KRISTINE ANNE MOSER (Australia)★★★★★

Private walking tour Kyoto

We had a wonderful day with Meg exploring Kyoto. She was so knowledgeable and helpful with our family.

Kathryn Elizabeth Burgess (Australia)★★★★★

Kyoto

Sachi was fantastic we saw all the main sites in one day and stopped at a fabulous Ramen shop for lunch. Highly recommended.

Chacha Rama(Philippines)★★★★

We had fun!

We would have preferred a van service however with the mode of transportation being train and bus, it was a good experience. My husband had a knee problem so he could not do 20,000 steps but the guide was kind enough to book a taxi for us in areas where he was too tired to walk. I love our guide she was patient, kind, taught me many things about Japanese culture… her name was MIZUHO. We had fun!!! Loved the shrine and temple and market, among others?

ELEISHA NEILL(Australia)★★★★★

Kyoto Tour

Sachi was a lovely host; very warm, knowledgeable, flexible and interested in making sure each member of the family had a good tour.

LEE MICHELE BUTLER(Australia)★★★★★

Kyoto

Sachi was just amazing, we had an absolutely wonderful day with her. She knew everything about where we were, she knew answers to questions we had and she had so much fun with us and showed us so much in so little time. We would love to come back and would love for Sachi to be the guide again!

Peter Caravan(USA)★★★★★

Sachi was an outstanding!

Sachi was an outstanding guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Kyoto.

Kim Radalj(Australia)★★★★★

Wonderful day and our guide Sachi was amazing!

Wonderful day and our guide Sachi was amazing. First day in Kyoto so was great to see so many temples and shrines, learning about the culutural significance too. Helped us get bearings and loved eating way through Nishiki markets.

Yan Xu(USA)★★★★★

Wonderful tour!

We had a wonderful touring day with our guide Naoko. She is very knowledgeable and fun to be around. Highly recommended!

KIRSTEN THERESE CUSACK(Australia)★★★★★

Absolutely recommend! Personalized & well organized

We had such a great day exploring Kyoto with our guide Sachiyo. We had the opportunity to see lots of different places and also experience different modes of transport such as train, subway and bus. Everything was so well organized. I am vegetarian and they had already arranged four vegetarian friendly lunch options for us to choose from. We are doing another tour with Sachiyo when we are in Osaka! Sachiyo also took so many wonderful photos for us which was so kind. Thank you & would definitely recommend!

Srishti Gupta(India)★★★★★

Wonderful tour of the Kyoto city with our guide, Miki!

We had a wonderful tour of the Kyoto city with our guide, Miki. She was extremely warm and sweet and tailored the tour to our liking. She answered all our questions about the country's history, religious practices and local interests. She took multiple photos of us during the course of the tour and also took us to a vegan friendly restaurant for lunch. We had a joyous time with Miki! Thank you :)

Vi Nguyen(USA)★★★★★

Great time

Excellent personalized tour. Yoshi was very attentive to providing our family a relaxing and memorable experience. Thank you.

Harriet L(USA)★★★★★

Inspiring!

Very professional , friendly and personal guiding. We were surely inspired to learn more about Japan, both the history and of today.

Selena Sanchez(USA)★★★★★

Ayako-san was awesome

Our tour guide Ayako-san was awesome. Highly recommend this tour and her. She took us to the yummiest noodle place for lunch and we had the best time. Thank you Ayako-san for a fun day in Kyoto. PLUS she takes the best pictures!

Abdulwahab Abdulwahab(Qatar)★★★★★

The tour was so beautiful

The tour was so beautiful even though there was some rain Etsuko was so great in organizing the itinerary and explaining everything that we saw. the market visit was the highlight of the tour and Etsuko was so helpful in explaining and showing us the highlights of the market.

Anna Louise Masters(Australia)★★★★★

Thank you Aki

We had a great walk around some very beautiful sites in Kyoto. Aki was friendly, considerate and knowledgeable. Would recommend her and her tour to anyone.

HAAKAN STAABY(Sweden)★★★★★

I give my highest recommendations!

Our excellent guide Akari went above and beyond expectations. Very well organised and still room for improvisation along the tour in Kyoto. I give my highest recommendations. I would definitely use this tour again.

JUNE ANN EATON(Australia)★★★★★

Kyoto highlights

We had a wonderful day with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. We saw so many highlights of Kyoto and as first time visitors to Japan I would highly recommend this tour.

Peter Stevenson(Australia)★★★★★

Very pleasant day with a friendly, helpful, and knowledgable guide!

Very pleasant day with a friendly, helpful, and knowledgable guide. Having our own guide meant for more flexibility of timings and transport. Reasonable amount of walking even when using public transport, and our guide helped by looking for transport options. Guide was excellent in considering options of places, times, lunch location etc.

DEPIERREUX Alain Paul (Luxembourg)★★★★★

A friendly guide for this magnificent city.

Kyoto is a magnificent city with an infinite number of impressive temples. Our friendly guide helped us discover the charms of the city.

Jennylyn Sabado(Philippines)★★★★★

Etsuko was accomodating!

Etsuko was accomodating to adjust with our mobility with kids ☺️

Danny Watson(Australia)★★★★★

Amazing guide and tour

Ayako was an amazing guide who made our experience a memorable one. Intimate knowledge of the region and an amazing lunch. Thank you so much for having us.

Betty Lee()★★★★★

Our guide Mie exceeded our expectations!

Our family wanted a traditional tour of Kyoto and our guide Mie exceeded our expectations. She made changes to the itinerary based upon the June heat. She assisted us with purchasing train tickets since we were lost purchasing tickets before the tour. She went out of her way to make sure we got to see Kyoto and its rich history.

Robyn Pearce(Australia)★★★★★

We were able to tailor the tour around what we were interested in!

Our guide was Sachiyo. She as lovely and very generous with her information. We were able to tailor the tour around what we were interested in. She took heaps of photos and sent them to us within 24 hrs. I wish we could have had her guide us for a couple of more days.

Pavan Sharma(India)★★★★★

Our guide, Michiko Murayama, was a wonderful host.

Our guide, Michiko Murayama, was a wonderful host. She is knowledgable, highly organised, very kind and looked after our every request. She accommodated a plan change a day before, took us to a wonderful restaurant (making sure its vegan!), and also helped us by speaking to a store renting kimonos! We can't thank her enough! Michiko san - if you're reading this, thank you for everything! You're fantastic!

JENNIFER STEVENSON (Australia)★★★★★

Kyoto Cultural Tour.

Yuki designed a fascinating introduction to Japanese history and culture. We visited the Yasaka Shrine & geisha district, the amazing Kennin-ji Temple with its dragon - painted ceiling and dramatic Tori gates of the Fukukayasabunouc Shrine. Yuki spoke excellent English and this provided a much better understanding of the sites we visited. We highly recommend this tour with Yuki!

Howard Husock(USA)★★★★★

A perfect start in Kyoto.

We had a very friendly english speaking guide that showed us some of the most interesting
spots i Kyoto, historical shogun residence and the stunning vibrant market. It was a perfect
start of the trip in Japan since we also were introduced to the local transport system.

Alfonso AlanisCue(USA)★★★★★

We would highly recommend Mizuho!

Mizuho did a great job. She met us at our hotel and went over some options to tailor the tour to our needs and requests, while providing very helpful suggestions and input. We then went through the tour and Mizuho explained different insights as we went through the different sites. We were able to see all the things we wanted to see and the whole day felt seamless. We would highly recommend Mizuho and would encourage anyone traveling to Kyoto to reach out to her!

Chris Hsiao(USA)★★★★★

We highly recommend this tour!

Yukiko was a great host who taught us so much about Kyoto and the shrines. She went above and beyond at the fish market to help us find the best food and had backup plans for the rainy weather. We highly recommend this tour!


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