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  •   Iwatayama Monkey Park
  •   Arashiyama Bamboo Groves
  •   Togetsu bridge


City Kyoto
Meeting Point At your hotel or anywhere convenient in or around Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel or anywhere convenient in or around Kyoto
Departure 09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (Fluent)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 4

Please feel free to contact and tell desired date and time!



264.00 USD

total price up to 4

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

"Be a Monkey!" Experience

Tired of temples and shrines?? Then how about surrounding yourself with wild monkeys?

In this monkey mountain, you can enjoy monkeys right beside you with no cages!! It is common to sit on a bench and monkeys will come join you.
It takes about 15-20min. walking to get to the top of the mountain, where you can buy treats for monkeys and feed them by hand!!
There's no place like Monkey Mountain on Earth!!

In addition to the monkeys, the harmony of Kyoto city and the colors of the mountains are breathtakingly beautiful especially in the spring and fall.

Beside monkey mountains, a stroll around Togetsu Bridge and the famous Bamboo Groves is so relaxing, it will make you forget about your hectic everyday life.

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up, FREE PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION!

What‘s not included

entrance fee(-Iwatayama Monkey Park children [4-15yrs] 250yen, adult [over 15yrs] 550 yen , you and your guide)
lunch (you and your guide)

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
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The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

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Every tour is customizable. Every tour can be customised to your time, needs and preferences! Simply confirm your booking and contact the guide to make the changes. There is no risk and you have free cancellation with a 100% refund guarantee!

Go at your own pace. Take your time for pictures or slow down to see as much as you want. With your private guide your tour is flexible.

Enjoy Japan with a local guide. With intimate access to places off the beaten paths you can have a more in-depth experience not seen on bus tours.

All tours are private. Enjoy a deeper learning experience as your guide will be 100% focused on you and the people traveling with you.

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Tan Tan
2 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Great guide - knowledgeable and friendly ”

We booked a whole day tour with Masaki Makoon to see Kyoto. We only had one day to spend there, so it was important to have someone with a car. Makoon met us right outside of the gate at Kyoto Station with a sign with the name of my entire family of four (2 kids ages 7 and 11). Upon meeting us, he provided everyone with their own itinerary and schedule of the tour. We were pretty aggressive in trying to see four major sites during an official holiday for Japan, but Makoon was able to navigate us safely through. In addition to the tour, he also reserved a great local restaurant based on the request we provided before the tour. The lunch was the best food we had during our 7 day trip in Japan. The one added bonus is that Makoon also brings his own camera during the tour and is constantly taking pictures of my family. Within 1 hour of the tour ending, he had already uploaded all the pictures and video to his dropbox to share with me. This service was free as part is his tour. In conclusion, you will not find a better guide to explore Kyoto with. He is very responsive (sent his initial introductory email within 30 mins of booking), extremely safe driver, knowledgeable and will work around your schedule and dietary needs. Thank you Makoon for such a great and memorable day in Kyoto.

Thank you very much for the warm comment!! Your family was so beautiful and so much fun! I hope I can have a trip like you do when my kid grows up. It was a hectic day especially but it is my honor that you say the day is a memorable one. and of course, I loved everybody was eager to try different food!!! It is a great memory for me, too. Once again, thank you very much. I really hope I'll see everybody again in the near future. Please take care. Makoon

3 weeks ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Excellent Guide ”

Masaki was an excellent guide ! He showed us everything that we wanted to see.

Hi Victoria Thank you very much for your kind words. I hope the day in Kyoto was an enjoyable one! Please say hi to everybody and I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Regards, Makoon

3 weeks ago , ( Solo ) , From: Macao

“ Far Exceeded my Expectations!! ”

This was my first trip to Japan. I was visiting alone and wanted the most out of the experience. It was also my first time to use a tour guide. The experience was incredible! Masaki was so easy to work with. The strong communication prior to my arrival allowed me to relax and enjoy the plans. Since he has his own vehicle we were able to visit many sites and not worry about how to get around. I was so pleasantly surprised upon meeting Masaki that he has a personalized brochure created to share information about the day and historical information on each site we were visiting. This experience was so incredible and Masaki was an exceptional host and guide. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting. Thank you again, Masaki. Heidi Albee

Hi Heidi Again I really appreciate your comment. It is truely my honor. I'm really glad you liked the trip, especially the steak lunch!! You were one amazing guest, adventurous, enjoy everything, and have so much energy!! I really hope I'll see you again in the near future! Please take care. Regards, Makoon

1 month ago , ( Solo ) , From: United States

“ A very well planned day of touring ”

Masaki-san put together a brilliant plan for the day based on advanced communication with me. We were able to see a great deal more than I could have ever hoped to on my own. Having his own car for transportation meant much less hassle in getting from place to place. His knowledge level and enjoyable personality also made the day a great one. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone and I hope to tour with him again soon

David-san I really appreciate a review like you gave! We had a great conversation and I learned a lot from you, especially the deer story! I do hope to meet you again so I can show you more here in Kyoto! Best Regards, Makoon

John John
1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ " Kyoto Day Tour " ”

Masaki " Makoon" did an amazing job as our tour guide in Kyoto. Driving his car was pretty convenient since we were able to see many different places in 1 day. He has an in depth Knowledge of the sights we visited. He's nice and funny and we really enjoyed the sushi experienced. Bringing his camera was also an added plus since he took pictures of us and send it back digitally. He's also very flexible with his time. You cannot go wrong if you utilize his services.

Hi John I really appreciate your amazing review. I learned a lot from the conversation we had with the sushi chef, thank you for providing the great chance for learning. Hope you got a sharp knife like the one that chef had. Please take care and looking forward to the next time!! Regards, Makoon

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