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Kyoto Local Private Tour

by Yasuna
(21) Reviews
4h $ 147 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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147.20 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.

4.8 (21) Reviews
Very Good

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Yasuna Licensed Guide
(21) Reviews
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  • 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 ( 21 )
Larry Larry United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Extremely good tour guide ”

Yasuna was energetic and showed us everything and more that we wanted to see in the time allowed. She took us to Nara and Kyoto to kid friendly places. We had 3 kids ages 9 to 14 and Yasuna accomodated them very well. She knew where to go to please both the kids and adults. Even though the schedule time was aggresive she maintained the time very well such that we could see everything we wanted to see.


Hi Larry, Thank you very much for the good review! I'm happy to hear that all of you could enjoy your time. I enjoyed exploring around with you too! I hope your family trip became a memorable one. See you again! kind regards, Yasuna

Daniel Daniel United States ( Friends )
4 months ago

“ kyoto highlights ”

Yasuna was a great tour host. Took us to some amazing places and had a lot of cultural and historical information. Would book her again. Thanks Yasuna!


Thank you very much, Daniel! You guys were fun guests to walk with too! It was nice having you. I hope the tour became a memorable part of your trip. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in near future!

zevie Zevie United States ( Family )
6 months ago

“ A full day of many new and wonderful experiences ”

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our day in Kyoto because of Yasuna. She understood our desire to see a mix ancient and modern Japan and balanced the day. We had a full day of activity and was amazed by the variety of new experiences. Our day included many Buddah and Shinto shrines, street shopping and different experiences to include Green Tea and Cherry Blossom ice cream. All six of my family and friiends enjoyed having Yasuna as our guide. I highly recommend you engage her services to fully experience and enjoy Kyoto.


Thank you very much, Zevie! I enjoyed your company a lot :-) It was great meeting you all! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto with me. I thought it's so sweet that you, your family and friends gathered all together and you are travelling around together. I hope this New Year will bring you lots of happiness and joy to all of you. You should stay here longer next time! I welcome you anytime. See you again. kind regards, Yasuna

Corbet Corbet United States ( Friends )
6 months ago

“ Kyoto and Nara ”

Great tour even during the busy holiday season. Learned a lot and Yasuna was very knowledgeable about the city and sights. Would do another tour with her. Thank you


Thank you very much, Corbet! I really enjoyed your company. You should stay longer next time. I'm looking forward to showing you more about Kyoto. Have a safe trip, and enjoy the rest of your winter vacation! all the best, Yasuna

Erin Erin United States ( Couple )
8 months ago

“ Good visit of Kyoto’ ”

Yasuna was a great guide who accommodated our request to start our tour earlier and avoid crowds. She took us to 3 temples and told us the history and information about Kyoto. She was kind and knew her way around the city. She gave us directions on how to navigate the public transit and answered all our questions. Plus she gave us the cutest origami leaves with our names on them! Great day in Kyoto!


Hi, Erin! Thank you very much for the great review! It was lucky that we had the perfect weather, and we could see some autumn leaves. I hope your stay in Kyoto became a memorable part of your trip! See you again someday. I welcome you anytime! kind regards, Yasuna

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