KyoTours Japan offers top-notch tours and experiences in Kyoto, but we also provide travel consulting to help you plan your own self-guided adventure in Kyoto. Either give us a list of places you'd like to see, or let us suggest some of our Kyoto favorites. You'll receive a full itinerary document package with transportation information, cultural background for each destination, and a helpful Google map link with your route laid out for you in an easy to follow format. We guarantee you won't get lost with one of our expert itineraries!

With the same knowledge and care that we put into crafting our private tours, KyoTours can craft a custom self-guided itinerary for you to follow as you explore the city on your own. This can include:

  • Visiting Kyoto's famous historic temples and shrines
  • Admiring serene Japanese gardens and Zen landscapes
  • Popular tourist spots, as well as lesser known gems off the beaten path
  • Enjoying traditional tea in a tea house or garden
  • Dining reservations and suggestions for restaurants
  • Hiking and nature walks in the areas surrounding Kyoto
  • Enjoying a relaxing soak in a traditional onsen hot spring
  • Specific shopping requests, with a focus on local handicrafts
  • Hands on activities like cooking and traditional crafts
  • Day trips to Nara, Osaka, and Hiroshima
  • ...and whatever else you want to include. We love hearing your special requests!

If you're planning your time in Kyoto and don't know where to start, let us offer suggestions on where to go, what to see, and how long to spend in each part of the city. Keep your trip balanced and well-paced with our expert advice about how to make the most of your time in Kyoto. Perfect for first-time visitors to Japan or frequent travelers who want to branch out and experience some lesser known sights!

KyoTours set us up with a “virtual tour” as they were booked the day that we had available. They mapped out a couple of surprises which they wisely told us not to Google. Some of the places we visited are better left with a little suspense. We followed the instructions, including a mix of transportation, to a T and had a great time.
— John K, via Trip Advisor

Travel consulting pricing

Itineraries are priced by the day, at 6,000 yen per day. Travel consultation, trip planning, and itinerary creation services require upfront payment. After that, we will work with you to create your ideal time in Kyoto.


So let KyoTours do the planning for you, and use the form below to contact us regarding a self-guided itinerary or any other travel consultation needs.

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