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Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car

(88) Reviews
8h $ 360 Price up to 6 people

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

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360.00 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

A half hour extension.
$ 22.50

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.

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.

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Mitsuyuki Licensed Guide
(88) Reviews
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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

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. read more

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)
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
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

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 ( 88 )
Rachel Rachel United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Gracious Guide ”

MitsuSan was a very gracious guide. He was very punctual and courteous. His van was always clean and spotless. Our family of 5 truly enjoyed our experience. Thank you Mitsusan!

Mitsuyuki:

Rachel-san. Thank you for your good comments. I’m happy to hear that your family enjoyed the tour with me even though the weather is too hot.

Mary Susan Mary Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Wonderful Time in Kyoto and Nara ”

Touring Kyoto and Nara in the height of summer was quite a challenge. However everything went very well as Mitsuyuki was thoughtful enough to even provide us with water for the trip. We were able to go to many places that we would not have gone to on our own in his complimentary vehicle. He even took us on a side trip to Gion which was not included in our itinerary. He was very knowledgeable with the places that we went to. We even had a lunch of Sakuraburgers!!

Mitsuyuki:

Mary-san. Thank you for your good comments. It was very difficult to tour Kyoto and Nara in this hot weather. I tried to make your tour comfortable as much as possible.

Olivia Olivia Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
3 weeks ago

“ We enjoyed the visit despite the heat. We had flexibility which was important for us. ”

We enjoyed our tour with Mitsu-san. He knew the terrain of the attractions we visited, he was friendly and was thoughtful of and attentive to our needs. He displayed flexibility, which was important for our group which included my husband who had some disability. I was lucky to have chosen him as our chauffeur and guide.

Mitsuyuki:

Olivia-san. Thank you for your good comments. Yes tours with me are very flexible. I’m always trying to accommodate my customer’s requests. I’m happy to hear that you were satisfied with the Kyoto tour with me.

Jeffrey Jeffrey United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ great experience! ”

Mitsuyuki gave us a great day. He let us choose the places we wanted to visit and was very accommodating when my wife made impromptu changes. His English language skill was surprisingly good. He was knowledgeable and personable and we were very comfortable to share our day with him. I think we were fortunate to find him! At the end of the day I was unable to find the lens cap for my camera and surmised that I must have left it in his mini van. I did not contact him about it ( our schedule was tight and lens caps are inexpensive to replace) but I was truly surprised to learn the following day that he had discovered it and made a special trip back to return it to our hotel front desk staff!! That's superior service!!! Thanks Mitsuyuki!!!

Mitsuyuki:

Thank you for your excellent comments. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Kyoto tour with me. I'm always trying to accommodate my customer's requests. I checked in my car carefully, and found the lens cap for your camera between the front seat and the door after I parted from you. I was unable to contact you, so I took it to your hotel and asked a staff to hand it to you. It's a matter of course. I really enjoyed the tour with you. Thank you.

Alexandria Alexandria United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Great ways to see Kyoto in a short time ”

Mr. Mitsuyuki was pleasant and on time picking us up. It rained all day when we toured Kyoto so it was great having him drive us around instead of taking the subway. In one day, we went to the Golden Pavilion, Bamboo garden, Tenryuji Temple, Gion, and Nara. We couldn't habe done that much on our own. Thank you Mr. Mitsuyuki for showing us Kyoto.

Mitsuyuki:

Thank you for your good comments, Alexandria-san. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the Kyoto and Nara tour.

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