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Let's enjoy early morning Kyoto and maiko experience


Kyoto
6 hours
up to 6 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

7:30am Kyoto Station/ 8:30 Arashiyama(enjoy quiet bamboo grove and old shrine)/ 9:00 coffee break in an old Japanese house/ 9:30 Tenryuji Temple(one of the world heritage sites)/ 10:30 Togetsu bridge and Hozu river(one of the most beautiful spots in Kyoto)/ 11:30~13:30 Japanese lunch with maiko dancing

Itinerary

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  • early morning Kyoto Station
  • Arashiyama(enjoy quiet beautiful bamboo grove and old shrine)
  • feel relaxed with a cup of coffee in a old Japanese house
  • enjoy walking along the clean river and cross the old wooden bridge
  • have a Japanese cuisine with watching 'maiko', or kimono cute girl dancing

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What to Expect

Kyoto is one of the most popular places in Japan, but recently it is always so crowded. But in the early morning, it is not so crowded. If you want to enjoy quiet Kyoto, I recommend you to visit there early morning. I will take you to a nostalgic old Japanese house for a cup of coffee and some rest. I am sure you will like it. In addition, why don't you try 'washoku', or Japanese cuisine and maiko dancing? My special early morning tour will give you wonderful and unforgettable memories in Japan!!

Departure & Return

Starting time 07:30 AM
Meeting Point Kyoto JR station
Ending Point Kyoto JR station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

lunch with maiko dancing for you, entrance fee for you, transportation fee for you

Important

I will guide you every day not only on weekend from next April. But I only guide you on weekends now because I work at junior high school on weekday now, but I will retire next March.
I can guide you around Kyoto if you pay my transportation fee.
I also dress you kimono if you want.

Admission fee of Tenryuji Temple and Japanese cuisine with maiko dancing costs are not included in my guided tour.
※admission fee of the temple is 500 yen per a person (if you want to see inside the temple, you have to pay 300 yen for additional charge), 500yen is for enjoying the temple's garden
※Japanese cuisine with maiko dancing cost is from 4800 yen to 5300 yen per a person (cost difference is your seat difference, if you pay 5300 yen, your seat is the nearest to maiko.)

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.

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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 ( 8 )
4.8 (8) Reviews
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Kevin Kevin United States
Excellent
1 month ago

“ An Enjoyable Half Day in the Kyoto Countryside ”

Yuriko was very proactive in advance of the tour, and worked out the perfect itinerary for us. She even checked out a few things in advance in person, even though she lives almost an hour away. Highlights included a lovely stroll through the bamboo forest, and an authentic feast at a local tofu house. Yuriko answered our many questions about Japanese customs and culture, and made the tour super kid friendly. She was flexible throughout and able to work with our same day requests. Thanks Yuriko for helping to make our trip to Kyoto highly enjoyable!

Yuriko:

Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for such a nice review. I also enjoyed a lot guiding you and your family in Arashiyama area. Especially, I felt so happy to see your cute two kids. I had a very wonderful time with you and your family. If you have another chance to come to Japan, I would like to guide you around Gifu, my hometown. Thank you again for giving me such a wonderful experience as a tour guide. Yuriko

Marilyn Marilyn United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Fun with Yuriko! ”

Yuriko is a delight to be with. She was knowledgeable of the places we visited and very patient of our spontaneous desires to do things other than our itinerary. I highly recommend Yuriko.

Yuriko:

Dear Marilyn, Thank you very much for your good comment. I had a wonderful time with you and your cute granddaughter on 7/18. Especially, it was fun for us to talk with a local high school girl on the train, wasn't it? During the trip with you, I could learn a lot about tour-guide with elderly people. Thank you very much to give a nice opportunity to have a good time with you. I hope you will have a healthy and good life with your family, include your cute and kind granddaughter. Best regards, Yuriko

Vandana Vandana United States ( Friends )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Hiking to Magome ”

Yuriko is a soft spoken and well informed guide. We experienced an active and exhilarating day hiking from Magome and returned after spending a part of the afternoon at a museum on the art of woodblock painting. Yuriko did not seem to be in a hurry to finish her day with me and in fact, spent an extra two hours past her allotted time. She made sure to drop me off at my hotel even though she had to travel 40 minutes after that to get home. She made some interesting dinner suggestions. Highly recommended!

Yuriko:

Dear Vandana, Thank you very much for your nice review about my tour guide. I also had a wonderful time in Kiso valley walking tour with you. Gifu is my home town and I am proud of it, because there so many nice places and culture in Gifu. I will make my own special itinerary for sightseeing in Gifu soon or later end post it on the Triplelights site. If you have a chance to visit Japan, please drop in my home town, Gifu. I am sure you will have another wonderful time and experience. I hope to guide you again. Thank you. Sincerely yours, Yuriko

Alexandar Alexandar Brunei Darussalam ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Kyoto experience ”

Very good.

Yuriko:

Dear Alexandar, Thank you very much for your review. I am so happy to guide you around Kyoto today. You looked so nice with wearing kimono. It was so hot today, so maybe you might be tired. Please take a rest and sleep well. I talked a lot with you and it was fun for me. If I have a chance, I would like to see you and guide you again. Please come to Japan in the future! Thank you. Best regards, yuriko

Kichi Kichi Japan ( Business )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Such an attentive guide! ”

Yuriko was so accommodating and our family had so much fun exploring Arashiyama with her. We would definitely do it all over again.

Yuriko:

Thank you so much for your warm comment. I also had a very wonderful time with you and your family. I felt so happy and comfortable during the tour with you, because your family was so nice! Your two daughters are so cute!! And also your parents are so kind!! I just felt like one of your family members. 1 hope I will be able to see you and your family again. Thank you. Yuriko

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