For example, we could visit the following attractions during our Customised Private Tour.
Fushimi Inari Shrine
This Shinto shrine with its approximately 10,000 Tori gates is probably the most famous Shrine in Japan, and is therefore on the to-do list of most visitors.
Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji)
The Golden Pavilion is one of the top 3 sights in Kyoto. It captivates with a gold leaf facade and a truly beautiful environment.
The Ryoan-ji Temple is without doubt the most famous Zen garden in Japan. If you get involved in this place, it transports the viewer into another time.
The Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama
Arashiyama has become a real tourist magnet in recent years. The heart of this small village in the north-west of Kyoto is without question the bamboo grove.
Silver Pavilion (Ginkaku-ji)
The Silver Pavilion is less visited than its golden brother on the other side of the city. The garden is unique and should be on the list when visiting Kyoto!
The path of Philosophy
This canal, lined with cherry trees and small cafes, takes about 30 minutes to walk and is particularly worth seeing in spring, when the "blossom rain" covers the canal in white and pink.
The Nanzen-ji is known as the most important Zen temple in Kyoto. It impresses with its massive entrance gate and its magnificent location on the foot of the eastern mountains.
The history of Heian Shrine falls directly in the time of Japan's modernization era. Great stories connect to this place and the gardens surrounding the shrine are among the most beautiful of Kyoto.
Nijo Castle plays a key role in Japan's long history. In addition to the 17th century palace, the fortifications and gardens are real highlights.
The Rengeo-in Temple, or better known as Sanjusangendo, is my personal favorite in Kyoto's long highlight list. Include it into our tour and you will find out why.
Teramachi und Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcades
Kyoto, like all major Japanese cities, has endless shopping opportunities. The Teramachi and Shinkyogoku arcades, which are right next to each other, offer the best shopping experience.
The Kenin-ji is the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. Despite the proximity to Gion, this facility is usually very quiet. In addition to the Zen Gardens, the dragon image on the ceiling of the main hall is absolutely worth seeing.
This massive Shrine is dedicated to the god of learning and is particularly worth seeing during the plum blooming period in early March.
Gion Geisha District
Kyoto has a total of 5 geisha quarters. The best known among them, Gion, impresses with a large number of old town houses. It is also here where with a little luck, you can see a geisha on it's way to or from an appointment.
The Yasaka Shrine, formerly called the Gion Shrine, is located at the end of the Shijo main road. The complex includes a variety of shrine buildings and a large park.
Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka Streets
These two old souvenir streets winding from Gion towards Kiyomizu Temple and have lost none of their ancient charm. In my opinion these are the most beautiful streets of Kyoto.
The Kiyomizu temple cannot be overrated. The complex impresses with its unique architecture and countless Japanese cherry and maple trees. A must see while in Kyoto!
The Chion-in temple impresses with the largest temple bell in Japan and the largest gate in Kyoto. My personal highlight, however, is the small meditation hall at the very top of the complex.
Actually a fish market, the Nishiki market has developed into a real all-rounder over the past few years. Here you can find almost everything a gourmet heart desires. Great place to visit on a rainy day.
The old capital City Nara
Nara is just an hour train ride from Kyoto. Known for its 1200 freely roaming deer and the mighty Todai-ji temple, it is the perfect day trip.