The tour covers the popular areas in Kyoto for first timers. You can choose ONE AREA from the list of the most popular itinerary. You can also customize the tour flexibly so that your can enjoy the half day to full extent.
Feel free to personalize this offer with KEI.
Guide fee, hotel pick-up, a map,
transportation fee (about 1500 JPY per person, for you and guide), Snack and Refreshments. (about 1000 JPY per person for you, depending on your choice ),entrance fee(400-500JPY each person)etc.
★Please contact the guide before booking to confirm the availability.
The public transportation fee: around 1000yen, the entrance fee of the attractions: 400-500yen. The guide is not responsible or liable for any damage incurred by the travelers in connection with the Tour.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
We were on Business Trip to Tokyo and had 1 day free in our schedule, so we planned to visit Kyoto on Shinkansen Train. As soon we reached the station, Kei was there to receive us on the Platform. He greeted us warmly and took us for a half day city tour of Kyoto wherein we visited Bamboo Forest, Nishiki Market, a couple of significant temples and also had Indian Lunch which was quite good. He has a great knowledge of Kyoto and explained us various things in a very good manner. I would recommend to go for him.
Hi Manav, Thank you for the nice review. I looked forward to the tour as I had been to India twice before and wanted to talk about your country. I hope your father and you enjoyed the tour. Kyoto is a religious city and has many attractions to offer. Please come back to our beautiful city with your family someday. With warm regards, Kei from Kyoto.
Kei is an incredibly knowledgeable and attentive guide. He met us promptly at our hotel and customized the tour precisely to meet our needs. He maximized everything we saw and learned in the short time we had in Kyoto. His warm personality and kind demeanour made it a pleasure spending time with him. I would highly recommend Kei to anyone visiting Japan.
Hello, Lana-san. Thank you so much for the warm review. The itinerary we had on the two days were very efficient and enjoyable. I also found the conversation with your family stimulating and insightful. I hope your family liked our beautiful city and the tour. Thank you again! KEI from KYOTO. P.S. I enjoy being father very much too.
I am so happy that we booked our first full day in Kyoto with KEI. This was a highlight for us. Kyoto has so much to offer. This city is defintly a contrast to Tokyo. Having KEI with us on the first day gave us the confidence to spend our 2nd day exploring the city on our own. He was absolutely the best. I highly recommend hiring KEI. Our time with him was similar to spending the day with a friend. I was traveling with my 15 year old nephew who at times was in that “teenage” zone. However, KEI was so understanding and patient with him. He would engage conversation with him in a fatherly way that was heartfelt and meant so much to me. KEI is also very organized. He met us in our lobby hotel to map out our route for the day. He was very knowledgeable and answered all questions abo... read more
Hi Myeshia, Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment. I did enjoy the tour for your group on the day very much. You were an elegant, intellectual and compassionate lady and it was fun to to be with you and your nephew, Kelab. I used to work as a teacher in my 20s so I like to be with teenagers. I understand that you are busy. It is considerate of you to take time and write a kind review. You have enjoyed one of the most beautiful cherry views in Kyoto on the day. As I told you cherry is an annual reminder to the Japanese that time is precious. I hope you enjoyed the visitation to KYOTO. Please say hi to Kelab for me. He is a good boy! KEI from KYOTO.
He was terrific. Very knowledgeable re Kyoto and Japanese history and culture. Highly recommend!
Hi ED, Thank you so much for booking my tour and a good review. I hope you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto. My friend a the temple, Seizan, said hello to Ellen and you. We look forward to meeting you again in LA. Also, thank you for the discussion on the Meiji restoration. You have reminded me to study the importance of history. Best regards, KEI from Kyoto.
I feel so lucky to find Kei as my tour guide. He made my first trip to Kyoto very enjoyable and much better than being a solitary adventurer. It was a last minute plan to visit Kyoto during cherry blossom season. Many hotels were either fully booked or charged premium price. Kei came out with an idea to stay in a hotel located in a huge Zen temple. This was a unique experience compare to regular hotel stay. By dividing the sightseeing of Kyoto into two half-day tours, I was able to see more places in a comfortable pace. Kei was outstanding, passionate, informative, engaging and was charming companions, as well. The itinerary was very well thought out. In addition to visiting the usual tourist sites, Kei has also obtained a special permission from a Zen monk to let me see the headqua... read more
Hi Julia-san, Thank you for the nice review. It reminds me of the two days with you. I am glad to know that you like Kyoto very much. Kyoto is woth a second trip. I look forward to meeting you again in Kyoto. Thank you again from KEI in KYOTO.