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Kyoto Campus Carnival w/Kyoto U MBA Student φ(..)

by Ai
(9) Reviews
6h $ 440 Price up to 3 people


  • Kyoto University
  • Doshisha University
  • strolling around a former imperial palace
  • Lunch/coffee bresk at a cafe in uni w/my student discount!
  • Free+unlimited photo shooting+sharing by an award-winning photographer
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440.00 USD

Price up to 3 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


I will take you to universities in town.

This tour is suitable for
-a family whose children are planning to study/homestay in Kyoto.

-scholars/university admission office staffs or any other travelers who are interested in university life in an academic city, Kyoto.

What to Expect

I graduated from DOSHISHA Junior High School, High School, and University in Kyoto.

Curretly, I am an MBA candidate at Kyoto University, major in Tourism & Hospitality Management.

Therefore, I can show you a real campus life in an ancient capital.

Guests can feel the academic atmosphere on campuses as well as know the actual life style of a typical grad student who major in tourism management.

The history of my alma mater, DOSHISHA's founding family had been dramatized by NHK national television and lot of scenes were shot in actual buildings, which are registered as important cultural properties by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Kyoto U is one of the most prestigious institions, usually second highest-ranked in Japan; where many Nobel laureates have studied and taught.

Join my tour to see the beautiful campuses and a former imperial palace next to the university.

All itineraries have gardens with many flowers and trees; therefore, it's worth visiting in any seasons.

*This is NOT an official campus visit, but a private, customized tour by a pristine Kyotoite grad student!

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  • Kyoto University
  • Doshisha University
  • strolling around a former imperial palace
  • Lunch/coffee bresk at a cafe in uni w/my student discount!
  • Free+unlimited photo shooting+sharing by an award-winning photographer


【Familiar towns】
My main areas are Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Himeji.

Since I used to live in Tokyo and travel around Metropolitan area very often, if you could cover my transportations(+ accomodation if necessary), I can travel(+stay) with you.

【Anyone is welcome!】
If you or your family members/friends are:
physically challenged people,
senior citizens and/or babies,
don't hesitate to ask special requests.
I'm willing to help these guests:)

Please take out travel insurance. My insurance will NOT cover your sickness, injury, and/or accident during the tour.

Touring dates/time/places can be adjustable depending on your schedules and preferences.

What‘s included
★Hotel pick-up & drop off
★Guide fee
★free & unlimited photo taking & sharing by an award-winnng photographer
★NO overtime charge
What‘s not included
-a round trip fee only from your hotel to university 600~900 JPY/per(all walking-tour)

-food & bevarages 0~1000 JPY/per
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto or Kyoto Station
Ending Point
At your hotel or Kyoto Station
6 hours
Starting time
11:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 3 people

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 9 )
Davina Davina United States ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Superb tour of Kyoto highlights ”

Thanks to Ai, we had an unforgettable day at the Bamboo Forest, Kiyomizu-dera and other sites of interest along the way. Ai is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about showing visitors around Kyoto. We had fun chatting with her as we made our way from place to place. She also took and shared with us many photos and made sure we took breaks whenever we needed them. Terrific guide!


Thanks! Davina and her husband not only came on time, but also they were smart, kind, energetic, and curious. Therefore, it was my pleasure to exploring my hometown, Kyoto, with such a nice couple. It was a hot day, for both in temperature and our passion! I will never forget about a "bodybag lady" talk! lol Hope to see you again in the States and/or in Japan! Thank you very much once again.( ´∀`)/ Your guide & your friend, Ai

Nanette Nanette United States ( Family with kids )
6 months ago

“ Fushimi Inari Shrine, Bamboo Forest and the Shosei-En Garden ”

We had a wonderful day with Ai as we toured beautiful Kyoto. Climbing the steps of the impressive Inari Shrine, walking through the quiet of the Bamboo Forest and basking in the beauty of the Shosei-En Garden in the rain, Ai was a fun and interesting guide. Ai negotiated prices, got us into the Shosei-en Garden just before closing, and interpreted for our party. Thank you Ai for a wonderful day!


Thanks for having me. It was my pleasure to guide such a wonderful parents with a nice daughter around my age. Although it was raining, you kindly allowed me to use a taxi, which was a prime reason for arriving Shoseien Garden on time. I appreciate your cooperation. (Please see my blog for the garden's pictures.) I hope you will come back to Japan with everybody, including an elder brother, who couldn't make it this time. Thank you very much once again. your guide & your friend, Ai

Martin Martin United States ( Couple )
6 months ago

“ Great guide, excellent visit to Kyoto ”

Ai was an awesome guide and made sure we covered everything we wanted to see. She also has great photographer tips!


Thanks for having me. It was my pleasure to guide such a wonderful gentlemen. Your kindness and happy atmosphere brought a perfect weather in Japanese rainy season! ♪California GUYS We're undeniable Fine, fresh, fierce We got it on lock West coast represent Now put your hands up♪ (`・з・)ノU☆Uヽ(・ω・´) Hope the mixture of traditional and modern Kyoto will be your inspiration for your job and life at large. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and have a safe trip home.( ´∀`)/ your guide & your friend, Ai

Tony Tony Australia ( Family )
8 months ago

“ Fabulous so helpful ”

My 83 year old mother and I booked Ai, she was more expensive that the other guides, but I understand why., She looks after her clients, and ,makes sure they are comfortable My mother was so happy with her, likewise me.


Dear Tony Family, Thanks for coming today! It was my pleasure to guide such a wonderful guests. Although meeting time was early in the morning, both of you came on time. Thank you. I had a very good time with you, too. See you later, alligator! lol your guide & your friend, Ai

Todd Todd United States ( Family with kids )
8 months ago

“ Expert photography and patience ”

My family had a very particular schedule that needed to be taken care and Ai delivered. We planned on dressing in traditional Japanese dress and taking pictures and Nijo Castle. Ai delivered with a great rental facility and escorted us to the Castle. She took high quality pictures and sent all of them to my wife quickly and efficiently. We could not have been happier


Dear Todd Family, Thanks for having me. It was my pleasure to have a such happy and wonderful family. Although I had a class in the morning, you didn't complain at all. Your generous and warm atmosphere made me feel betteer and I was able to concentrate on taking good pictures. Thank you! Hope to see you again☆★( ´∀`)/ your guide & your friend, Ai

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