I would like to introduce you Highlights of Kyoto city with my authentic portrait lens equipped camera.
I will send you memorable shoots during the tour via TripleLights mail system.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Koichi.
This tour offers you the opportunity to enjoy Highlights of Kyoto including wide varieties of sites. If there is special seasonal events, I'm glad to suggest you and include it to itinerary.
Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine and its hidden bamboo path
It is one of the best place to take beautiful picture with red gates, stone lanterns and hidden bamboo path.
Perfect place to take beautiful picture with my authentic portrait lens equipped camera.
Kyoto Imperial Palace is located in the heart of Kyoto city where Japanese Emperors lived for about 500 years.
It is the best place to start the sightseeing of the ancient capital city.
I can also take beautiful picture with maple and other trees
Gion is one of the five flower districts in Kyoto. It is the place where you can feel a scene out of old Japan.
photo shoots during the tour
lunch (you and guide: apx. from 1500 to 3500 JPY per person),
transportation fee (you and guide: apx. 1500JPY per person),
entrance fee: around 500-1500 yen per person
Kyoto Imperial palace is closed on Monday (on the following day if it falls on a public holiday), the year-end and New Year holidays (December 28 – January 4). Any day when Imperial Court functions are scheduled or other unavoidable circumstances occur.
Wearing shoes that are easy to walk in is recommendable.
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.
Koichi was the guide for my 12 year old son and I for one day in Kyoto (September 2019). Koichi met us at the hotel on time and our day was planned nicely by Koichi to correspond to the specific time we had alloted (not a lot of "down time" and we also were by no means "rushed"). It was a warm day and Koichi worked hard throughout the day to make our day informative, as relaxed as it could be with the temparature, and fun. Koichi is extremely knowledgeable about the history and background of Japan religions, including Buddhism and Shinto and thus was able to articulate some of the key differences in the temples/shrines we visited and how it correlates to history. His knowledge and experience was also helpful in pointing out some of the specific architectual nuances and religious symb... read more
Choosing Koichi as guide is definitely a choice I do not regret. He was a very professional guide, delivering all kinds of interesting facts about the visited places and knew good viewing places to experience the shrines and temples in Kyoto in all their glory. And outside of the visits, like during travel or lunch, Koichi is also very easy to talk with. I enjoyed talking to him about various subjects. Having a guide you can feel comfortable while talking with him, made the whole trip very relaxing and pleasent. He is also a great photographer. By taking beautiful pictures, you will always have great memories of that day and all those beautiful shrines and temples. So in short, with Koichi you get a professional, yet very relaxing guide, that really enjoys showing you a part of Kyoto and ... read more
Koichi was a wonderful guide. He took my family, with people aged 7 to 85, on a great tour of the city. He offered to start our day earlier than our scheduled time, which was a great suggestion to avoid the rush at Fushimi Inari. Koichi was kind and informative. The photo shoot was also a nice bonus! I would recommend him as a guide for a visit to Kyoto.
We had only 1 day in Kyoto so we did not expect to see much around Kyoto. But thanks to Koichi, we managed to cover so much more than we expected! We were even brought to a hidden bamboo forest behind Fushimi Inari Shrine ( it's not exactly Arashiyama, but all that mattered was that there was no crowd at all and we were able to take plenty of beautiful photos!). Koichi is very helpful in recommending good spots to take beautiful pictures around Kyoto, and he is also very clearly knowledgeable and passionate about his home city. We will definitely recommend our friends to Koichi, and who knows? Maybe we'll meet again when we return to Kyoto in the near future! Your friends, Haquel and Hanna
We are so grateful to have met Koichi. He’s friendly, knowledgeable and thoughtful. I didn’t think we’d see so much in one day, yet we did and the pace was just right. During our visit, we were lucky to see the free illumination and geisha show at the Yasake Shrine. It wasn’t included in the itinerary but Koichi kindly let us tag along with him as he took beautiful pictures. We also enjoyed eating at traditional japanese restaurants. He also taught us how to use subway and bus. Koichi is not only a perfect guide, he is also a great photographer. Thank you for everything, Koichi! We hope to see you again next time we’re in Kyoto.