Half Day Arashiyama Monkey Tour

Half Day Arashiyama Monkey Tour

Great for kids and adults! Enjoy wild monkeys and nature walk with a private guide

ITINERARY (half day (5hours) or full day (8hours))

Embedded in centuries of history and culture, Kyoto offers too many choices for travelers.
This tour makes it easy for you.
Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you.The tour usually covers 3 to 5 major sites depending on your interest.
We will come up with an efficient itinerary so you can get the most in your limited time.

If you are the first timer, I’d recommend some of these must-see sites:

Fushimi Inari Shrine (History/View)

The most popular shrines with 10000 bright red Torii Gates.

Kiyomizu Temple (History/Architecture/View)

The most popular temples with the panoramic veranda.

Gion (Culture)

Fascinating and mysterious stories of Geisha.

Nijo Castle (History/Architecture)

One of the most important sites in Japanese history. Witness the prime and the end of the Samurai period.

Arashiyama (Nature/View)

Beautiful nature with great shopping streets for crafts and street food including the famous bamboo forest.

Kinkaku Temple (History/Architecture)

The golden pavilion in the heavenly garden.

But of course not limited to these.
Each place mentioned above is quite big, and there are always interesting off the beaten paths in and out of these sites.
I will introduce these hidden gems, and a lot of photogenic spots.
Time allowing I’m always happy to show you more places around the area we are visiting whether it’s a historic sites, beautiful photo spots, or nice cafes etc. . .

Tour example

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    Your hotel or JR Kyoto station. Other places upon request.

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    Fushimi Inari Shrine

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    Kiyomizu Temple

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On foot with public transportation, taxis recommended to some sites.
*Please note private transportation can be arranged upon request.



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Lena/Couple/Germany - March 03 2020:

“GreatTour” We have spend half a day with Makoon and have learned so much. He tailord an itinerary for us and showed us some very special hidden spots of Kyoto. Thanks to Makoon I got not only an insight into the Japanese history but also learned a lot about the culture and some great fun facts. We had a lot of fun with Makoon!

Jeffrey / Couple - October 28 2018:

”Inside Kyoto with Kyoto Tour by MAkooN” Makoon makes Kyoto come alive, from the ancient places and history to the best restaurants and shopping. It was truly an adventure to share time with him and explore the very heart and soul of this magnificent city. He has a wonderful way with words and is clearly a passionate fan of his home, Kyoto. We look forward to our next visit and will engage him again. Five stars!

Gail / Couple - March 22 2018:

”Personal Kyoto Tour” Makoon was the best tour guide that I have ever experienced. His English was just perfect and among the places that we visited, I was really impressed with the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and the Tenryuji Temple. Makoon was very knowledgeable regarding the history of Kyoto and continues to do research to expand his knowledge base. Worth every penny! Gail

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