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Customized Private Tour in Kyoto

8 hours
up to 7 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This is customized private tour in Kyoto which guests can create easily by selecting any spots from a list of popular tourist destinations.
The list consists of 16 tourist destinations (S01-16) that are very popular especially among foreign tourists.
After the guest's selection the guide will arrange best itinerary with tour cost and feedback proper offer to the guest for formal booking.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Kenji.

  • S01. Kiyomizudera-Temple
  • S02.Strolling from Kiyomizedera to Gion
  • S03.Gion
  • S04.Ginkakuji-Temple(Silver Pavilion)
  • S05.Nijo Castle
  • S06.Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • S07.Nishiki Market
  • S08.Kinkakuji-Temple(Golden Pavilion)
  • S09.Ryoanji-Temple
  • S10.Toei Kyoto Studio Park
  • S11.Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
  • S12.Arashiyama Monky Park Iwatayama
  • S13.Tenryuji-Temple
  • S14.Sanjusangendo-Temple
  • S15.Tofukuji-Temple
  • S16.Fushimi-Inari Taisha (Shrine)

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What to Expect

The guest can expect easy customization of their private tour in Kyoto so as to meet their needs.
After guest's selection and needs the guide can arrange best itineray of the tour and feedback it to the guest with proper tour cost and time.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel or final destination

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto city

What‘s not included

Transportation cost for you and guide.
Entrance fee for each facility (as the guide will be free of charge at main spots).
Lunch,dinner for you and guide.


The hourly rate of guide is 4,000yen and possible tour time is ranging from 6 to 9 hours, the guide fee from 24,000 to 36,000 respectively (up to 7 guests) based on the guest's needs.
The tour making process goes as follows.
Step 1. A guests select some spots from the recommended list that he or she want to visit and date of the tour.
(and if possible guest's hotel location) and inform them to the guide.
Step 2. The guide estimates tour time to be taken and offer formal guide fee based on the tour time required to the guest by modifying the original tour.
If there is any excessive selection over 9 hours, the guide suggests the guest proper modification.
Step 3. With the latest offer from the guide, the guest will book the tour formally after checking the tour contents. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

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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Reviews ( 57 )
4.7 (57) Reviews
Very Good
Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
3 months ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Kenji is a great guide!


Dear Zachary, Thank you for your great review of my tour. I'm very happy that your clients could enjoyed my tours so much. Please contact me anytime when you have any tour request. Best regards, Kenji

Philippe Philippe Switzerland ( Family )
4 months ago

“ Great experience ”

Was a great day with kenji! a lot of information.


Hi Philippe-san, Thank you for your wonderful review of my tour. I could enjoy communicating with you and your nice family very much. Please contact me anytime if you have a chance to visit Japan again. Thank you again. Kenji

MARGARET MARGARET Canada ( Friends )
5 months ago

“ Excelllent Tour to Himeji Castle ”

Kenji met us at the cruise port and guided us through the JR Rail. He was informative and friendly as he guided us through Himeji Castle and Gardens. I would highly recommend him.


Dear Margaret, Thank you for your nice review. I'm very glad that you could enjoyed my tour of No.1 castle in Japan very much and I also could enjoyed myself spending a wonderful time with you and your party. I look forward to next chance to guide you again in Japan in future. Best regards, Kenji

Jay Jay United States ( Couple )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ Polite. professional and prompt ”

He a great custom day tour with Kenji in Himeji. He met us on time at our agreed meeting spot. We went up the Shoshazan ropeway to the Engyo-ji Temple. got up there first thing in the morning, birds were chirping and there were no other tourist in site. Kenji help show us around so we made the best use of our time up at the temple. From there he arranged for a taxi and we went to Himeji castle and then to Koko-en Gardens. We had a very nice day with him.


Dear Jay, Thank you for your great review of our tour in Himeji. I'm very glad that you liked it and I also enjoyed myself spending a wonderful time with you and your wife. Please contact me again if you have any chance to visit Japan in future. Best regards, Kenji

Rossana Rossana Italy ( Friends )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ beautiful Kyoto ”

Kenjii ci ha guidato alla piacevolissima scoperta di luoghi e templi che la cherry blossom ha reso magici. Abbiamo apprezzato il suo garbo, la sua discreta presenza, la sua disponibilità nell'asssecondare i nostri ritmi.


Dear Rossanna-san, Thank you for your great review of our tour. I'm very glad that you could enjoy the tour with full blooming of cherry blossoms. I look forward to your next visit to Japan. Best regards, Kenji

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