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Kyoto Local Private Tour

by Yasuna
(14) Reviews
4h $ 142 Price up to 7 people


  • Choose one popular attraction. Then, we will go there and another local temple or shrine.
  • Heianjingu-Shrine
  • Nijo Castle
  • Sanjusangendo-Temple
  • Sake brewery in Fushimi
  • Imprerial Palace
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Select Date and Travelers

142.40 USD

Price up to 7 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


You can tell me if you have certain attractions to go, or I can give you recomendations.
I'm a local in Kyoto, so I can take you to not only popular attractions but also good attractions, shop and restaurant locals know.
You can tell me what kind of thing you would like to see, and we can discuss to decide the destinations.

What to Expect

You can see how locals enjoy our life in Kyoto city.
I love going to book stores, cafes, bakeries, museums, temples and shrines. I love comtemporary music also.
I'm happy to recommend those things if you need.

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Yasuna Licensed Guide
(14) Reviews
Contact Yasuna Response Time: 4 hs


  • Choose one popular attraction. Then, we will go there and another local temple or shrine.
  • Heianjingu-Shrine
  • Nijo Castle
  • Sanjusangendo-Temple
  • Sake brewery in Fushimi
  • Imprerial Palace


My tour is available only in Kyoto-city

Please wear walking shoes.
Please be on time.
You may need some cash.
We will use public transportation to go around the city.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto city
What‘s not included
transportation fee (apx. 1000JPY/ a person), meal (upon your request), entrance fee (apx. 600 to 1000 JPY/ a person)
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
at your hotel in Kyoto
4 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM
Number of people
up to 7 people

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 ( 14 )
Chadi Chadi United Arab Emirates ( Solo )
1 week ago

“ Visit to Kyoto ”

Yasuma is wonderful - she is knowledgeable, professional and v well organized. I had a great time and I highly recommend her.


Thank you for a good comment, Chadi! I'm happy that we could cover everything, and we could make the most of your limited time in Kyoto. It was nice to explore around Kyoto! It was a long full-day tour but fun time passes so quickly! Have a safe trip. See you again in near future. You should stay longer next time. kind regards, Yasuna

Sandr Sandr Germany ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Brilliant, smart and very flexible tour guide! Perfect for a tour! Thanks a lot! It was a great pleasure and we learnt a lot! Thanks for answering all the questions! ”

Perfect day in Kyoto with Yasuna!


Hi, Sandra! Thank you for the good comment! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the time with me. Your family are very nice also. I hope it became a part of your memorable days with your family:-) Danke! kind regards, Yasuna

Jean-Claude Jean-Claude Jersey ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ A professional, pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable guide ”

I truly enjoyed my 2 days with Yasuna, she is a very nice person and professional guide. She planned very well all the things/places I wanted to see/do during my short stay in Kyoto and she is a pleasure to be with. She is very calm and can adapt easily to the changes of pace or interests during the tour. For me as a solo traveler Yasuna is the perfect personal guide. Thank you Yasuna ! Jc p.s. Kyoto was my preferred place of my Japan trip


Hi, Jean-Claude! Thank you for lots of kind words for me. You are a pleasant guest too! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed 2 days with me, and Kyoto became your favorite city in Japan. I enjoyed too. It was nice to learn about your country. You should take your family with you next time, and we can try more different attractions! Merci! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in near future! kind regards, Yasuna

Carol Carol United States ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful night out in Kyoto ”

Yasuna met us at our hotel and spent a wonderful evening showing and teaching us all about the beautiful city of Kyoto. We learned a lot about the Geisha lifestyle and had a sake drink at a bar we would never have found on our own. She had made a dinner reservation in advance for us to eat Yakiniku (Japanese bbq) which was delicious. It was a fantastic restaurant on the riverfront with a full moon. The evening could not have been any better. She ended the night by escorting us back to hotel lobby. We loved our evening with Yasuna!


Hi, Carol! Thank you for the nice comment! It was pleasant time for me too. I was happy that you were interested in Geisha culture in Kyoto and I could have a chance to tell you about it. The beautiful moon made the evening more special too! It became a memorable evening for me also. I was very lucky and happy to have nice and fun people like you all as my guests:-) I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay also. I'll welcome you in Kyoto anytime! I'm looking forward to do Kanpai (to make a toast) again someday. kind regards, Yasuna

John John United States ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Great guide ”

Yasuna was very helpful from start to finish. I only had time for a day trip to Kyoto, arriving from Tokyo in the morning and concluding by the end of the day. Prior to our meeting that day, she asked me some questions to help plan the time well. When I arrived, she was at the agreed meeting spot at the exit of Kyoto station waiting for me, and we went from there. While we toured around Kyoto, Yasuna was very informative and I learned a lot about what I was looking at and where I was at. This is something I found quite enjoyable, as it made my visit to those sites much more interesting and enriching! At the same time, she also didn't just spout facts non-stop but was very natural in sharing when it made sense, as well as answering all of my questions. Beyond that, when we realized we had ... read more


Hi, John! Thank you for the good comment! I couldn't be happier than this as an English guide. I enjoyed guide you around too. It was nice we could cover many main attractions in Kyoto, and made the most of your limited time in Japan! It was lucky that we could visit Gion and had some shopping time. I try to pick up the information you may need or be interested in from many topics, so I'm happy to hear that you liked the way I talk:-) You had a long day. I hope you were not too tired after that. I hope you had a nice trip around Asia. You should stay here longer next time to see more other areas. And I should visit the US too! You'll be welcomed to come back to Japan anytime. I'm looking forward to seeing you again someday! kind regards, Yasuna

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