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Kyoto Local Private Tour

by Yasuna
(9) Reviews
4h $ 144 Price up to 7 people

Highlights

  • 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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144.00 USD

Price up to 7 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Overview

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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Highlights

  • 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

Important

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
Duration
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 ( 9 )
Barak Barak Israel ( Solo )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Enriching day in Kyoto ”

The guided tour with Yasuna was a 5/5 experience. First of all, we started the day a little eariler and finished a little after. That is not obvious with guides. Secondly, Yasuna is very knowledgeable and I learned new things in all of the many different places we visited during the day. She had answers to all of my questions, and I asked a lot .. Moreover, she's very nice and friendly and it was very pleasant to spend the day with her since I'm a solo traveler. I deeply recommend choosing her for a tour, I would definitely do so again if I had the time. Enjoy Kyoto!

Yasuna:

Thank you very much, Barak! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with me. It encouraged me a lot! I enjoyed exploring around Kyoto with you too :-) I believe my guests can't enjoy much if I don't. Sharing fun time with people is the happiest thing as a guide. I could learn lots about your country too! It broadened my perspective. Good luck on your future. I'm looking forward to seeing you again. Toda! all the best, Yasuna

Claudia Claudia Italy ( Family with kids )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ visit in kyoto ”

We really enjoyed our visit in Kyoto thanks to Yasuna, a very good guide, very patient and very kind, children really liked visiting with her!

Yasuna:

Thank you very much, Claudia! I hope you and your family liked the restaurant I recommended, enjoyed shopping! I was happy to have you all on that day. Grazie! all the best, Yasuna

Annabelle Annabelle United Kingdom ( Solo )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ A truly personal tour ”

I contacted several potential guides explaining that I was already on an escorted tour and that I wanted to spend my free day seeing things that were not included within my guided tour. All but Yasuna just emailed back with their "standard" "personal" tour and made no attempt to accommodate my specific requirements. Yasuna, on the other hand, immediately understood, and asked me for a list of the sort of thing I wanted to see. I gave her a very long list and she used her local knowledge to reduce the list to a "doable" schedule that was as long as possible. On the day, we both arrived early, so got started about 15 minutes before the scheduled time, and Yasuna promptly had us on the train to the first location. Getting going so early meant the first two locations were very quiet and we got around them quickly. We made excellent time due to Yasuna's knowledge of the public transport system, no time was wasted waiting around. We ended up being able to add in two sites that had originally been removed, and although we ended up having lunch in a completely different place to that originally planned by Yasuna, I just told her what I did and didn't like, and she found somewhere lovely and good value to eat that I would never have gone into had I not been with her. We had a lot of laughs during the day, saw some great locations that are not necessarily on the standard tourist trail (I was specifically interested in gardens) so I experienced the most amazingly peaceful places even though just outside them there was chaos, and Yasuna was terrific company throughout. She even helped me to find a suitable gift for my young niece. Yasuna went above and beyond, both before and during the day, and this was by far the highlight of my trip to Japan. It is expensive, when you are travelling alone, but there is no way that I could have seen as much as I did without her local knowledge, and she also brought each location to life with her general knowledge of the temples and their history. Her English was far better than several of the other guides I dealt with during my trip so she is not only knowledgeable, but she can make sure that you understand everything really well too. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending that you spend a day with Yasuna, you will have a great time!! Thank you Yasuna and I hope this year’s guiding is still going well for you.

Yasuna:

Thanks a million for lots of lovely words! It's absolutely touching, and I actually cried with happiness. Haha. As an English guide and your local company in Kyoto, it encourages me a lot! It was fun to explore around Kyoto with you. Thank you for choosing me. I always think each guest have a different interest, and ask what you like before making an itinerary. You gave me specific list of places you want to visit, and it made it clear what you like. It helped to make a plan a lot. I'm happy to hear that the day we spent together became a memorable part of your stay. I always hope my guests will make a most of their limited time, and I want to be a good supporter. When I succeed like this time, I'm very happy. The gardens we visited were very refreshing, the perfect weather made them look more beautiful too. We were lucky to cover all the itinerary and visited more places than we originally planned. It's actually thanks to your cooperation too! You've been very kind and cooperative, and it was lovely to have you on that day. I hope you can have longer free time if you have a next chance to visit Japan. See you again someday in the future. Your Kyoto local company welcomes you anytime. I remember you said you'll be busy after you go home. I think you spent a long time to write the great review for me. Thank you so much! all the best, Yasuna

james James United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

We are a family of four, including two girls aged 15 and 16, from the UK. We had a one day tour of Kyoto with Yasuna. She was extremely helpful beforehand in coming up with ideas for us and was very pleasant on the day. Thank you Yasuna

Yasuna:

Thank you for the kind words, James! I'm very happy to hear that as a guide. I always try to be as helpful as possible. I hope you'll enjoy the rest of your stay, and see you again someday in the future. I'll improve my guiding skill more by then. Thank you very much! all the best, Yasuna

Seema Seema United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Day in Kyoto ”

Yasuna was punctual, didn’t mind flexibility with our schedule and led us through the day seamlessly. Her English is good and the planning of the day was efficient. As it was our first day in Japan it was nice to be able to just absorb sights and ask lots of questions without needing to figure out where we were going. She was happy to share her own stories and even left us with some paper cranes. Thanks Yasuna!

Yasuna:

Thank you, Seema! Your words encouraged me a lot! I actually enjoyed the tour with you! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your first day in Japan. It was lovely weather and we were lucky to see some cherry blossoms! I'm looking forward to seeing you again next time. kind regards, Yasuna

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