Classic Kyoto Walking Day Tour

Visit the most famous and beautiful attractions in Kyoto on this walking day tour!

Classic Kyoto Walking Day Tour (Private Day Tour)

Join our team for this active private guided day tour in Kyoto, which included a visit to Nishiki Market, Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple and the Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama!

950 CNY *
​per adult
*based upon 8 pax private tour

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Tour Highlights:

  • Explore Nishiki Market – one of the busiest fresh food markets in Kyoto;
  • Taste the local food in the market – option, if interested;
  • Visit the historical Nijo Castle;
  • Discover Kinkaku-ji Temple and Ryoan-ji Temple;
  • Enjoy the peaceful moment in the Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama Area;

Tour Itinerary:

All times outlined below are approximates as the tour is a private tour, time is flexible & subject to change

09:00 am

  • Meet at your Kyoto Hotel
  • Transfer to Nishiki Market by public transporation – cost NOT included

09:15 am (approx.)

  • Arrive at Nishiki Market
  • Visit Nishiki Market – one of the busiest fresh food markets in Kyoto

09:45 am

  • Walk to Nijo Castle

10:15 am

  • ​Explore Nijo Castle – the former Kyoto residence of the shogun with spacious Japanese gardens

11:15 am

  • Travel to Kinkaku-ji Temple by public transportation – cost NOT included

11:45 am

  • Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple ​- also known as Golden Pavillion, one of the most famous sites in Kyoto

12:30 pm (approx.)

  • ​Lunch Break – lunch NOT included ​

1:30 pm

  • ​Walk to Ryoan-ji Temple​​

2:00 pm

  • Discover Ryoan-ji Temple – the most famous Zen rock temple in Japan

2:30 pm

  • Travel to Arashiyama by public transportation – cost NOT included

3:30 pm

  • Relax and enjoy the calm environment in the magnificnet bamboo forest in Arashiyama

4:30 pm

  • Return to your Kyoto Hotel/END OF TOUR


Legend of the Li Tour Pricing

(Private Day Tour)

1 x Person = 2,660 CNY per person 

2 x Person = 1,620  CNY perperson 

3 x Person = 1,275  CNY per person 

4 x Person = 1,120  CNY per person 

5 x Person = 1,020  CNY per person 

6 x Person = 990 CNY per person
7 x Person = 960  CNY per person 
8 x Person = 950  CNY per person 


Please note, if you have a larger group visiting, please contact us to inquire about corresponding pricing.

Tour Inclusion:

The above Classic Kyoto Waking Day tour includes the following :

Tour Guiding Fees:
Professional (Fully-licensed) English speaking tour guide;

Tour Exclusions:

The above Classic Kyoto Walking Day Tour excludes the following : Meal: 
  • No meals are included but our guide will assist you with options during the tour;

Please note, we would suggest you have a large breakfast as this is an active full day tour

  • Please note, we don’t require ‘x’ amount to be paid by clients on a daily basis to tour guide/driver or force tipping. However, gratuities are greatly appreciated at the conclusion of tour by guide/driver only if service is excellent.
  • Accommodation, flights, travel insurance and any other person expenses during tour;​​
  • Public transportation cost during the tour;

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Meet your tour guide in the morning and travel to Yangshuo, which is approximately 1.5 x hours drive south of Guilin. Depending upon the date of your tour, visit and experience a traditional rural market away from tourists and outsiders. These markets are held on specific dates (Putao Market Day – dates ending in 2, 5 or 8 or Baisha Market Day – all dates each month ending in 1, 4 or 7). If you’re visiting on a day where the Rural Market isn’t available, Yulong Valley cycling/walking is an alternative option (or if you’d prefer this instead).


Thereafter, visit one of the most spectacular views overlooking the Li River – Xianggong Hill. Xianggong Hill overlooks the river and karst scenery.

During the afternoon, board your own Private Raft and experience a shortened Li River Cruise along what is considered to be the most beautiful section of the Li River.


The cruise departs from Xingping Pier and travels up to the Nine Horse Fresco Hill Gorge During your time on the Li River, a Cormorant Fisherman will join you to provide a private demonstration of this traditional Chinese fishing practice.

Following disembarking from the cruise, transfer to West Street for dinner at one of the many different restaurants available (not included in pricing). In the evening, watch the famous Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show held on the banks of the Li River from your VIP B1 Seats.

This show is a grand performance featuring over 700 actors and actresses and was directed by Zhang Yi Mou – the director and choreographer of the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The tour will conclude upon returning to your hotel in Guilin (at approximately 10:30 pm) or Yangshuo (at approximately 9:30 pm). END OF TOUR.

No Forced Shopping. No ’empty’ days. No up-selling. No hidden costs.