KYOTO Highlights with Private Car and Driver (Max 7 pax)

Kyoto, Japan
A Day Trip in Kyoto
Special Offer

From USD 777.70

per group (up to 7)

USD 864.12 Save USD 86.42

Select Date and Travellers

You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy the convenience of a guided tour without having to squeeze onto a bus with strangers on this private, customizable tour in a modern Land Rover vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel you’ll have a full day to explore beautiful Kyoto. Choose your sights and activities to suit your needs, but the itinerary could include Gion, Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji, and other historic and cultural highlights.
  • Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service includes an English-speaking driver
  • An ideal day out for first-time visitors to Kyoto
  • Spend around eight hours touring the sites of your choice

What's Included

  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel Fees, Toll Fees, Parking Fees
  • Entrance Fees
  • Accommodation Fees
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner...)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 1/1/2022 - 10/2/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

Pickup details

***This is a door-to-door service. Other than hotels, ryokans, and ports listed above, we pick up and drop off all guests at other types of accommodation. ***Pick up and drop off time could be arranged according to your convenience. ***Extra Charge will be applied for Kansai International Airport (KIX) Transfers.

What To Expect


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Kinkakuji Temple

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sanjusangendo Temple

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Ginkakuji Temple

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Nishiki Market Shopping District

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Kyoto Imperial Palace

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Nijo Castle

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Eikando Zenrinji Temple

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Private & Custom Tours in Japan

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      9 reviews
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      Courteous Driver
      Falguni_G, Apr 2023
      Courteous driver, caring very knowledgeable. He was very flexible with some change in our tour sight seeing request. Great service!
      Great day in Kyoto
      Janis_S, Apr 2023
      Our driver, Dalivahn, was very good at dropping us off and collecting us at busy destinations. She was able to recommend the best places to see, was very friendly and we saw everything we had asked to see. She collected us from the ship having sent us her location at the terminal etc and sent the itinerary through the night before.
      Nice comfortable car and...
      Robert_S, Mar 2023
      Nice comfortable car and good driver. However he spoke very little English. Used cell phone translator. I asked him how much rain Kyoto received and he had to look up translation for rain. He got us to all the scheduled sites, but there was no commentary.
      Excellent tour!
      Michael_H, Mar 2023
      Fantastic tour and great day in Kyoto! Would highly recommend for anybody interested in visiting the sites in Kyoto.
      Basically a glorified taxi, no need to spend the money
      Aaron_H, Nov 2022
      Unfortunately the experience was the same as hiring a taxi. First it was not a Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 or anything close to the vehicle it was supposed to be. Instead it was a mini-van with zero leg room. The driver, who was supposed to speak English, spoke almost none. Instead of a tour, we were dropped near things and the driver would point which way to go. Noting at all like what I paid for.
      Response from Host, Nov 2022
      Dear Aaron, Thank you very much for your productive review and feedback. It's very helpful for our team for our future improvements. As for the minivan, we already informed you in advance that we will upgrade your car from Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 to Toyota HIACE 2019 for free of charge. The HIACE 2019 (max 9 people) is bigger than Land Rover Discovery 2018 (max 3 people) and it's usually sold for higher price than Land Rover Discovery 2018. Upon checking our discussion on upgrading the car, you wrote "Thank you very much. Yes you are welcome to change the vehicle". If you did not want to upgrade to bigger car, we would use Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 on that day for you instead. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We wish you have a great time for the rest of your trip in Japan. Best regards, Dalivanh
      Loved Kyoto!
      Andres_G, Nov 2019
      We had a great time in Kyoto. Our driver was very friendly and polite. The Discovery vehicle was not available but we got a really nice van instead. We had a great time! Thanks a lot.
      Response from Host, Nov 2019
      Thank you very much for your positive feedback. Shinji and our team are happy to hear that you are happy with the tour. With best regards,

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