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Overview

Kyoto is an old capital of Japan. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years until 1868. Kyoto is actually the center of Japanese history and traditional culture. There are many scenic and historic sites including 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kyoto and its vicinity.

Highlights

  •   Tenryu-ji, Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine, and so on
  •   Nishiki Market and so on

Information

City Kyoto
Depart From Kyoto , Nara, Osaka, Shiga, Kobe
Meeting Point At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, or Shiga
Ending Point At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, or Shiga
Departure 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6
Booking
8h
When?

People

284.80 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

a half hour extension. 17.80 USD

What to Expect

I’m a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver. I will guide you around Kyoto by car. You can make a tour of Kyoto at your own pace in air-conditioned comfort. I will take you to any places that you would like to visit. My car is a people carrier Honda Odyssey which can carry 6 passengers maximum. No smoking car. I receive only English guiding fee. No extra charge for carfare. As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare. I’m available from 8:00 to 22:00. Please let me know places which you want to visit. This tour is very convenient especially for tourists with limited time. I can efficiently take you to as many places as possible by car.


What‘s included

guide fee only(As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare)

What‘s not included

parking fee, expressway fee, lunch for you and me(your guide), entrance fee for you and your guide(But, as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free)

Important

You have to additionally pay, in cash in this tour, parking fee, expressway fee, lunch for you and me(your guide), entrance fee for you and your guide(But, as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free.

Parking fee: total about 4,000 yen
Expressway fee: from Kyoto, Shiga: 0 yen, from Nara: round-trip about 3,000 yen, from Osaka: round-trip about 4,000 yen, from Osaka Port Tempozan 4,000 yen.
Lunch: it depends on what you eat. About 1,500 yen/person. Please pay for lunch also for me(your guide)
Entrance fee: total about 1,700 yen/adult. As I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free.

Extras (optional)

a half hour extension. 17.80 USD

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.
More Frequently Asked Questions

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FREE cancelation 14 days prior

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!

Reviews

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Katherine
1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Beautiful Kyoto with wonderful tour guide ”

A humble & friendly old man with a handsome smile. Mitsuyuki San had offered us good services and our family enjoyed his good company.

Mitsuyuki:
Dear Katherine-san, I'm happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay in Kyoto. Please come to Kyoto, again. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

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Christina
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Canada

“ Customize your private tour of Kyoto ”

Mr Mitsuyuki was punctual. His car is very clean and able to fit five people. Having a private car makes life easier and he's flexible with our interest in our sightseeing areas. Should I come to Kyoto again I would be happy to hire him again!

Mitsuyuki:
Dear Christina-san, Punctuality is a matter of course as a tour guide and professional driver. I clean the inside and out side of my car everytime after a job. It's a matter of course because my clients pay me a lot of money for my service. You were unpredictable, but I was happy to meet your requests. Please come back to Japan and hire me again! Best regards, Mitsuyuki

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Toni
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Mitsuyuki taught us so much! ”

In early December we had the good fortune of spending a full day with Mitsuyuki. We found him to be a warm and personable person, who taught us so much about Kyoto and about the Japanese culture. He met us promptly at our hotel and immediately told us to call him Mitsu-San. For a full eight hours we toured shrines, temples and neighborhoods. While driving between stops, he kept up a running discourse about Japan. For me personally the most interesting part of the day was learning about Mitsu-san's family, which consists of two sons, one daughter, a wife and a mother. Learning about the Kyoto points of interest was great, but for me it was most interesting to learn how people actually live in the Kyoto-Osaka area. I would recommend him to any friends headed to Kyoto.

Mitsuyuki:
Dear Toni-san and your husband Gary-san, Thank you for your warm-hearted comments. You were talkative and your husband was calm and well-mannered. I was happy to guide you. You talked me a lot about your painful personal experience. I was greatly moved by your story. I'll never forget you and your husband. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at any time. Please come back to Japan. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

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Victoria
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Excellent Guide ”

Mitsuyuki was an excellent guide. We got to see everything that we wanted!

Mitsuyuki:
Dear Victoria-san, Thank you very much. I enjoyed guiding your family. My tours are very flexible. I'm happy to meet your requests. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

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Adelheid
3 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Switzerland

“ Kyoto and Nara temples and gardens ”

Mitsuyuki was great, very helpful and reliable. We enjoyed his company, his excellent driving and sure guidance. Adelheid and Richard

Mitsuyuki:
Dear Adelheid-san and Richard-san, Thank you very much for choosing my Kyoto and Nara 3 days tour. I was greatly impressed by your knowledge of and love for Japanese culture. I really enjoyed your company. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

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