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Kyoto Private Full Day Tour by Car

(61) Reviews
8h $ 288 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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288.00 USD

Up to 6 people, Charged per group.
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

A half hour extension.
$ 18.00

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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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

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

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people   Flexible

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)

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.

Organized by Mitsuyuki


Licensed Guide

(61) Reviews

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Response Time 4 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 ( 61 )

Very Good
3 days ago |   by Ileana

“ Wonderful driver and guide ”

Mitsuyuki is a wonderful driver who guided us to Nara for half day tour. He is punctual, friendly and speaks excellent English. He drove us to the entrances and we were able to see more in the time we had. His car is very clean and comfortable. We highly recommend him!

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Maria

“ Full day Kyoto Nara tour by car. ”

Our experience with Mitsuyuki’s full day Kyoto and Nara tour in a car was very rewarding. His tour price was so worth the money. We were able to visit all the places that we needed to see comfortably in his car which accommodated all 6 of us adults. We were given enough time to take pictures and appreciate the places we visited through the explanations he shared about each place. His calm demeanour and sincere attitude made us feel relaxed with him at the outset.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Maria

“ Mitsu is the best guide ever! ”

We had a great time with Mitsu. He is such an organised guide and answers to inquiries very quick and is cognizant of our needs and he was supposed to have been on his holiday already last December 29 but when I explained to him that we were arriving only in Osaka December 28 late afternoon, he agreed to take us on even if he was supposed to be on holiday already. For this, I truly appreciate his gesture. He explains facts very well and we learned so much about Kyoto and Nara from him. He is very patient and he would also remind us that health is wealth - at his age, he is very very healthy. He is highly recommended :) Thank you Mitsu for such a wonderful time.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Sarah

“ Super responsible! ”

Mr Mitsuyuki is super responsible. He would text our key volunteer each day twice to update on the day's activities. He is highly reliable and easy to communicate with. Was patient with us when we were arranging our schedules and overall, highly recommended!

Very Good
3 weeks ago |   by Vincent

“ Pleasant Tour ”

Our day with Mr. Mitsuyuki went very well. He is prompt, pleasant, knowledgeable of his country’s history, and above all, very patient. We hope to book another tour with him in the near future.

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