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Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car

(71) Reviews
8h $ 298 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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297.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

A half hour extension.
$ 18.60

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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Organized by Mitsuyuki

Licensed Guide
(71) Reviews

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 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 Mitsuyuki


Licensed Guide

(71) Reviews

Contact Mitsuyuki
Response Time 3 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I had been working as an English-speaking taxi driver in Kyoto for about 4 years from March 2012 to May 2016. During that time I guided many visitors from abroad around Kyoto. In June 2016 I decided to quit working as a taxi driver and become a self-employed English tour guide. As I'm a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver, I can guide visitors from abroad around Kyoto, Nara, and other places in my car. 6 passengers maximum. English guiding is 4,000 yen/hour. No extra charge for carfare. As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare. I will take you anywhere you like in my car mainly in the Kansai Region. read more


Reviews ( 71 )

Poor
1 week ago |   by Christian

“ there is nothing special to say because we did not receive any explanations from Mr. Mitsuyuki. ”

Mitsuyuki is nothing but a taxi driver with little knowledge of the english language and no knowledge about Kyoto and its history. No explanations, we always had to ask where we were going because he did not say anything.The tour was not worth the money. In my country I would ask to pay half price back. Sorry, but we cannot say anything better. Yours sincerely Christian & Gabriela Kras

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Duncan

“ Great day to remember ”

A charming Man full of knowledge,which he imparted with good humour. A great experience

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Jason

“ Great tour of Kyoto ”

We had an amazing day with Mitsuyuki, he knew all the great sites and places to eat. Incredibly knowledgeable and fun to be with. Would recommend and use again.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Steve

“ Amazing Tour ”

Our tour with Mitsuyuki was a definite highlight of our trip. He was very accommodating since we had two elderly guests and one infant. He was able to adjust our tour accordingly and still make it a pleasant experience. Thank you Mitsuyuki.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Ivan

“ Memorable Kyot ”

Promptness is truly appreciated especially when we are pressed for time. One day will never be enough to see the whole city but a well thought off guide certainly did the trick. The tour was very casual, like you're touring with a friend and flexibility is a plus. Mitsuyuki San is eloquent in English and with that said made it easier to understand the Complex and very interesting nature of Japanese culture. We learned a lot about the Japanese culture, heritage, customs and traditions. We (me and my wife) appreciate him for not being too time conscious like other guides do. He wouldn't show that he is in a hurry in fact he would suggest for us to stay and hang around a little bit more especially when there is so much to see in one place. Not to mention that he doesn't mind being our photographer for the day as well. it was fun to explore with him. We will definitely book again if given the chance to come back here with our kids in the near future.

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