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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

288.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

a half hour extension. 18.00 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. 18.00 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!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
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.
More Frequently Asked Questions

Example of your tour experience

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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Teik
2 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Good tour guide ”

Very responsible and flexible guide.

Mitsuyuki:
I'm very sorry that you were unable to enjoy Kawadoko in Kibune because of a heavy rain. I always try to accommodate my customer's requests. My tours are very flexible, so you can change the itinerary of your tour as you like at any time.

J
Joyseline
4 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ 1 day kyoto tour ”

First time we booked triplelights. We really enjoyed the tour. It was very convenient that he had a car to tour us around kyoto. It was a bit fast phased but I can understand this since the itinerary was packed. We were able to go to all of the places. He's knowledge was very good. I just wished that he can give more background on some sites. I love how he is very friendly with us. Overall he is a very good and accommodating tour guide. I would definitely get and recommend him.

Mitsuyuki:
Thank you, Joyseline-san and your family. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I will study more about the background of the places we visited.

H
Hanna
6 days ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Review of Mitsuyuki-san ”

We had a tour with Mitsuyuki-san. His services was excellent and his knowledge was really good.

Mitsuyuki:
Thank you, Hanna-san and Yodi-san. I enjoyed the tour with you. Your little children are really well-mannered.

E
Eddie
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Great tour in Kyoto ”

My kids were tired from walking in the past few days. With Mitsu-san taken us around Kyoto, we were able to rest up and enjoyed the destinations. We visited all the sites in the itinerary despite of the local school field trip caused traffic jams in most of the sightseeing places. Mitsu-san is very accommodating. It was a pleasant experience.

Mitsuyuki:
I'm happy to hear that you were able to rest up and enjoyed your Kyoto tour with me. I will continue to try to accommodate my customers' requests.

Rebecca Rebecca
1 week ago , ( Friends ) , From: United States

“ Kyoto tour with Mitsu-san! ”

We had a great tour with Mitsu-san! We were so tired by that point in our trip and he put up with a lot of neediness and rest stops! We changed our mind about what we wanted to do like twelve times during the day and he was right there to facilitate, making sure we had time to do the things we wanted to. We hiked up to the monkey park in Arashiyama which was not easy, and he just hopped right along like it was a tiny gentle slope. He knows EVERYTHING about all the shrines and temples and a lot of insight about the history and religious elements of Kyoto. Mitsu-san definitely loves being a guide and we felt bad at times when we were in places that didn't require a lot of explaining. He clearly loves the places he tours and loves to share them with people. Having a car was a huge luxury after a few days of walking everywhere! I would definitely recommend Mitsu-san for any tour he offers!

Mitsuyuki:
Dear Rebecca-san, Thank you for your excellent comment. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Kyoto tour by car with Mitsuyuki. Best regards, Mitsuyuki

TripleLights Private Tours

Kyoto Customized Private Tour

Select places you'd like to visit and hire your prefered tour guide!.
  • Select places you want to go
  • When you want to go
  • Choose your guide
  • Book your guide online
  • Start planning together your trip!
Hourly from:
$ 32
per group

Kyoto Tour for First Timers

  • Kinkakuji
  • Nijo Castle
  • Kiyomizu-dera
  • Nishiki Market
by TripleLights
8hs
$ 259
per group ( up to 6 )

Kyoto Half Day Tour

  • Kinkakuji
  • Ryoan-ji
  • Nijo Castle
by TripleLights
4hs
$ 130
per group ( up to 6 )

Kyoto Must see 3 spots

  • Kinkakuji
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kiyomizu-dera
by TripleLights
8hs
$ 259
per group ( up to 6 )

Kyoto Night stroll tour

  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Gion
by TripleLights
4hs
$ 130
per group ( up to 6 )

Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo forest tour

  • Tenryu-ji Temple
  • Arashiyama
  • Okochi Sanso (Mountain Villa)
  • Jojakko-ji Temple
  • Togetsu-kyo Bridge
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
by TripleLights
6hs
$ 194
per group ( up to 6 )

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