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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!



270.00 USD

final price

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.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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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.

Questions? Talk to a REAL person. We have a superior customer support team who are ready to help you with any questions you may have!


4 days ago , ( Friends ) , From: Australia

“ Kyoto Custom Tour ”

Dear Makoon san, thank you once again, we thoroughly enjoyed our private day tour of Kyoto with you yesterday. Our group of 4 from Australia spent the day soaking up the sights, stories, history and culture of Kyoto and Japan in general. Your ability to deliver this knowledge was something that we had rarely experienced with tour guides in the past. We very much appreciated you taking the time to contact us and advise us regarding selecting an appropriate itinerary and then continuing this contact right up to the day of our tour offering advice regarding expected weather conditions and how to dress etc.. It meant that when we met you for the first time in our hotel foyer, we met you as a friend rather than a stranger. Your suggested itinerary proved to be perfect and your choice of lunch stop at a local Ramen house, delicious. All in all a great day in Kyoto with you as our guide we had the best tour possible. For anyone planning to visit Kyoto you will not find a better more friendly and knowledgable guide than Makoon. Best regards, Garry & Esther Bellairs

Dear Garry-san & Esther-san Thank you very much for your kind words. It was my pleasure showing you all around sharing stories. I really appreciate you all were interested in Japanese history and culture. Your story about Australia was really amazing and now going there with my family is on the to do list! I'm looking forward to joing your tour. Again, thank you very much! See you again soon!! Warm Regards, Makoon

2 weeks ago , ( Friends ) , From: Singapore

“ Day Out In Kyoto ”

Makoon has been a great guide for our first day in Kyoto. We went to many places and he explained a lot of the traditions in Kyoto to us, which made our trip very educational. We have learnt so much from him, compared to if we were to go around Kyoto on our own. He is also a very patient man and he constantly checks on us to make sure we are comfortable, and if there are anything else we like to do so he can bring us. He brought us to the most delicious Tai-yaki and Daifuku place!! He made our very trip memorable and educational.

Thank you very much for your kind review! It was great to see you enjoy everything in Kyoto, visiting temples and shrines and pray, enjoy local food and sweets (Tai-yaki and Strawberry Daifuku were excellent), photo shoots, and having conversation!! It was a memorable tour for me too! Thank you so much again, and I really hope to see you again!! Best Regards, Makoon

2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ A day in Kyoto with a great guide ”

We had a great day with Makoon. He arrived on time at our hotel and handed us our personalized itinerary pamphlet showing the places we scheduled to visit along with a brief description of each location. We only had one full day in Kyoto so we had planned to visit four sites. He scheduled the visits well so that we could get to all of the sites. At each site, the information he gave us made our visit more meaningful and allowed us to appreciate the site more. He has his own camera and took pictures of us so we could enjoy the sites more. We were able to have family pictures, which is rare these days with teenage children. So glad we found this private tour site and Makoon.

Dear Eriko-san and the family! Thank you very much for the warm comment! I'm really glad you enjoyed and showed this city to your children! Also I'm happy to hear that you liked the family picture. That is the main reason why I take pictures of my guests! I sincerely hope you can enjoy those pictures years later too! Please take care, and hope to see you and your fmily again in the future! Best Regards, Makoon

2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Singapore

“ Kyoto private tour - 26 December 2016 ”

Makoon is the best private tour guide who have met. As this is our first trip to Kyoto, Makoon was very patience and accommodating to our every needs. My Husband and I are very thankful to have such a wonderful person to show us around and the extra efforts made to ensure we had a memorable time in Kyoto. Thank you so much Makoon ! Not forgetting the beautiful photo shots too. We would like to engage your service again when we next visit Kyoto. Best Regards, Jenny and Andrew

Hi Jenny and Andrew! Thank you so much for the kind review. The one like this always motivates and inspires me to improve as a guide. You were great guests and I loved how you were into all the history and stories! Hope to enjoy hot springs with you next time! Please take care and see you again! Makoon

2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kyoto Highlights ”

Makoon went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant and fulfilling tour of highlights of Kyoto. His flexibility, thoughtfulness and knowledge really made the tour memorable. He went out of his way to pick us up at the Kyoto Train Station, took photographs of our family and sent them immediately, and could answer all our questions, no matter how obscure. He was definitely hospitable, helping us from way before the trip with our questions and concerns with our hotel choice, restaurant bookings, and other factors which allowed our vacation to proceed without a single problem.

Hi Dinky Thank you very much for your kind word. It is absolutely my honor to receive this kind of review. You were a great guest, very thoughtful, and treated me like your family member. I was very happy to be on the tour with you! I really hope to see you again! maybe in Japan, or maybe in the Philippines! Warm Regards, Makoon

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