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KYOTO Cherry Blossom CAMPUS Carnival w/Kyoto U Grad Student φ(..)

by Ai
(4) Reviews
6h $ 408 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!

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407.96 USD

Price up to 3 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


I will take you to my universities in town.

This tour is suitable for
-a family whose children are planning to study/homestay in Kyoto or other places across the nation in the future.

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

What to Expect

Since I graduated from DOSHISHA Junior High School, High School, University and will become an MBA candidate at Kyoto University Graduate School of Management from April 2018; I can show you a real campus life in Kyoto.

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 University is the one of the most prestigious institions around the globe, 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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Organized by Ai

Licensed Guide
(4) Reviews


  • Kyoto University
  • Doshisha University
  • strolling around a former imperial palace
  • Lunch/coffee bresk at a cafe in uni w/my student discount!


【Experienced city】
Although my main areas are KYOTO, OSAKA, KOBE, NARA; I used to live in Tokyo and travel around Metropolitan area very often.

Therefore, 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:)

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Ai

Licensed Guide

(4) Reviews

Contact Ai
Response Time 1 h

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )
  • French ( Fluent )

★A Columbia dropout ended up an MBA candidate at Kyoto U, majoring tourism management!

★raised in KOBE, have attended schools in KYOTO for twelve years, live in OSAKA

★free photo taking & sharing by award-winning photographerΣp[【◎】]ω・´)
(I won
-Gold Award in CONRAD OSAKA Art Photo Contest among 367 entries
-2nd Prize in Festival Tower West Opening Photo Contest.)

★avid fan of musicals, JPOP/American/British rock music♪
(Grabbed arena row 1 of Paul McCartney's show. Have met many celebrities, such as YOSHIKI of X JAPAN, Jin Akanishi, Backstreet Boys, Mr. BIG, Lea Salonga, Keanu Reeves in person!)

Please check my blog page for a detailed profile with many pictures.

Feel free to contact me!
Let's have fun together☆★**ヽ(^o^)丿 read more

Reviews ( 4 )

3 months ago |   by David

“ Wonderful introduction to Kyoto ”

Ai is a funny and charming tour guide and I had so much fun exploring Kyoto with her. She helped me navigate the subway, locate a temple I wanted to see, and even helped me find a gift I was looking for. All of which would have been quite a challenge for me alone. If you are in Osaka or Kyoto and you need a guide for either city, you cannot do better than Ai.

Very Good
4 months ago |   by Eva

“ Kyoto tour including tea ceremony and Maiko dance ”

We had a great experience with Ai. She was very flexible and accommodated to our needs. She perfectly knew how to move throughout the city knowing the buses schedules and distances. She also helped us to get tickets and reservations ahead, which was very useful. Ai gave us a lot of interesting details and explanations about the Japanese culture. When we told her what we wanted to have for lunch (since it was our last day in Japan), she knew exactly where to take us without extra walking. We would highly recommend her.

6 months ago |   by Anastacio

“ Nice Trip to Kobe and Rokko Mountain. ”

Ai is a great tour guide that will give you insight knowledge to go where the action is. She possesses the natural ability to share the interest points where you want to visit and to make the most of your stay.

1 year ago |   by Peaches

She was very knowledgable of Japanese tradition. her company was very pleasant. we didnt feel rushed even if we were late to meet her. she was very accomodating and she answered all our questions. we would use her again when we return to japan

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