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6hour Kyoto exciting private tour

6 hours
up to 8 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

You can experience both temples and shrines as well as visit beautiful Japanese bamboo grove and gardens. With my help, you will be able to understand Japanese culture and food. I will take you to these places by public transportation. Such transportation costs about 1000yen for 1 day. It is your own tour. You can stay in the place you like as long as you want to, taking pictures and enjoying


Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshiyo.

  • Arashiyama with bamboo forest and Okochisanso
  • Kinkakuji or Zen born temple Daitokuji
  • Toji with highest five storied pagoda
  • Nijyo castle
  • Kiyomizedera with Sannen Zaka and Yasaka shrine

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What to Expect

You can enjoy the ancient capital of Kyoto. I f you don’t rush around in Kyoto I will take time. If you want to visit as many sights, I will take as many places as possible. PIf you want to experience tea ceremony or Japanese cooking, I will arrange them. This is your special tour

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Where you want to start in Kyoto
Ending Point Where you want to finish in Kyoto

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Transportation fee(you and guide)
Entrance fee ( you )


I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

Transportation fees (you and guide). Admission fees to temples (you) lunch drinks are not included.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 137 )
4.5 (137) Reviews
Very Good
Loi Loi United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Kyoto tour in Fall ”

We are group of 8 from California visiting Kyoto in Fall. Toshiyo was our tour guide for 2 days by walking and public transportation.She had shown great integrity, punctual, good knowledge, and very helpful in all aspects. We truly appreciate her charming and tour guide service. We recommend her for anyone. Cheers !!!


Dear Loi and friends, Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. We had beautiful fine days in Kyoto and I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. I appreciate your kindness and warm heart you showed me. Please come back again sometime. Best regards. Toshiyo

Steven Steven United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Guiding a large group of seniors through kyoto ”

Toshiyo was able to successfully guide a very large group (12 seniors) through subways and trains to see the major sights that we requested in Kyoto. Her command of the English language is excellent and her explanations were clear and helped us understand what we were seeing.


Dear Steven and square dancers Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I am sorry that I might have walked fast but I was glad you could see our main tourist spots successfully. I appreciate your kind review. I hope you will have great time another week in Japan. Thank you. Toshiyo

stephane Stephane Singapore ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ great time in kyoto ”

i spend two great days visiting kyoto with toshiyo. she knows place very well and will guide you to many hidde gems in city.


Dear Stephane Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as your guide. Hope you come back again with your parents. Best regards. Toshiyo

Ramon Ramon United States ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Excellent day with Toshi in Kyoto ”

Our family (16 of us) loved having Toshi guide us through the different sites of Kyoto. We had excellent communication from booking to the end of the tour. She was very flexible and knowledgeable on all the historical sites in Kyoto. I gave her what we wanted to see and she provided input on the best way to cover all of them in 1 day. She provided advice on what to do at each site. She provided historical perspectives to all different sites and pointed other sites along the way. I highly recommend Toshi for anyone visiting Kyoto.


Dear Ramon Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. You have such a beautiful and talented family. Your mother in law is amazing. Hope you have a great impression about Kyoto and Japanese culture. I appreciate you having as a guide. Best regards. Toshiyo

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Kyoto/Nara/Osaka Highlights with Toshiyo ”

My husband and I wanted to get the most out of our two-days touring in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, and Toshiyo made sure that we did. Her knowledge of all the local landmarks is extraordinary, and Toshiyo made it her mission to show us all that she could. From adorable monkeys and deer to majestic castles and shrines, Toshiyo hit all the high notes, making our visit to Kyoto and the surrounding area a memorable one. She was terrific.


Dear Laura and Paul Thank you very much for your warm hearted review and I really appreciate you having me as your guide for your special trip in Japan. I hope you could come visit in spring when time. Thank you. Toshiyo

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