1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Arashiyama

Kyoto: Japanese Gardens Private Customizable Tour

Product ID: 393559
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Explore the best of Japanese Zen gardens in Kyoto with a private guide. Enjoy the full freedom and flexibility of customizing your own 6-hour itinerary.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Duration 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese

Pickup included

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby or a train station. Be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Discover the most popular Zen gardens in Kyoto on a private walking tour
  • Learn fascinating insights about Zen gardens in Kyoto from your licensed guide
  • Customize your route or let your guide take care of the itinerary planning
Full description
Explore the many gardens of Kyoto on this customizable tour with a private guide. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. 

Visit various styled gardens and experience traditional Japanese spirits which are represented in plants, rocks, and the entire design. Relax at both, artistic landscape gardens with seasonal plants and dry landscape gardens at Zen temples. Learn about the meaning and the history of the gardens from your knowledgeable guide.

Most popular places to visit for this tour:
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Kinkakuji Temple
Ginkakuji Temple
Ryoanji Temple
Nanzenji Temple
Tofuku-ji Temple
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Shugakuin Imperial Villa
Daitoku-ji Temple
Kokedera Suzumusidera
Katsura Imperial Villa
Kyoto Botanical Garden
  • Private tour
  • Licensed guide
  • Pickup from your accommodation or train station on foot
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Any entrance fees
  • Transportation to/from meeting point
  • Transportation cost during the tour

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This activity will take place rain or shine.
• The local partner will communicate with you via email prior to the activity to confirm the logistics of your tour.
• This tour will be conducted by public transportation or taxi, depending on your preference. You can ask your guide about the best mode of transportation and the costs at the beginning of the tour.

From US$ 120.38 per person

Organized by

JGA Inc.

Product ID: 393559