Kyoto: Heritage and Tradition

Kyoto (京都) was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and has the reputation of being its most beautiful city. However, visitors may be surprised by how much work they will have to do to see Kyoto’s beautiful side. The first impressions will be of the urban sprawl of central Kyoto, around the ultra-modern glass-and-steel train station, which is itself an example of a city steeped in tradition colliding with the modern world.

Unlike Tokyo, Kyoto was able to keep the customs and traditions of the Old Japan, as it was spared from the bombing of the Second World War and was never affected by earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Nonetheless, the persistent visitor will soon discover Kyoto’s hidden beauty in the temples and parks which ring the city center, and find that the city has much more to offer than immediately meets the eye.

Journey Highlights…

Kinkakuji temple (golden pavilion) / Sanjusangen-do / Kiyomizu-dera / Arashimaya / Fushimi Inari-taisha / Pontocho / Gion

At least 2 full days are needed to get a taste of Kyoto.


  • 1 day 8 hours Private Experience: From JPY23.000 for 1 guest. (JPY4.000 for each additional guest).
  • 2 days 8 hours Private Experience: From JPY41.000 for 1 guest. (JPY5.000 for each additional guest).
  • 0 – 5 years old (free) and 6 – 14 years old (–50%).
  • This tour can also be done with private car.


  • Hotel pick up.
  • Your guide’s transportation, entrances and lunch up to JPY1.000.
  • Bottled Water.


  • Food and drink costs.
  • Your transportation and entrances (~JPY3.000/day/pers.)
  • In the unplanned event of using taxis instead of public transportation, extra fees may apply.