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Overview

There are two distinct Japans coexisting in one fascinating country. One is the fast paced, packed train, high tech modern Japan. The other is ancient Japan, full of tradition, a strong sense of community and a deep connection with the land and the changing seasons. Miyama is a region 50 kilometres to the north of Kyoto city surrounded by mountains(About Miyama by Max Whittle)

Highlights

  •   (On the way to Miyama) Kitayama Green Garden, Woody Keihoku, and so on
  •   (Miyama) Kayabuki Village, Kayabuki Art Museum,Nature Cultural Village ‘Kajikaso’, and so on

Information

City Kyoto
Meeting Point At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto
Ending Point At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto
Departure 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6
Booking
8h
When?

People

288.00 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

a half hour extension. 18.00 USD

What to Expect

I’m a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver. I will guide you around Miyama Old Village by car. You can make a tour to Miyama at your own pace in air-conditioned comfort. It takes about 80 minutes by car if you go there directly. I will stop by any places that you would like to visit. My car is a people carrier Honda Odyssey which can carry 6 passengers maximum. No smoking car. I receive only English guiding fee. No extra charge for carfare. As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare. I’m available from 8:00 to 22:00. Please let me know places which you want to visit.

About Miyama by Max Whittle
There are two distinct Japans coexisting in one fascinating country. One is the fast paced, packed train, high tech modern Japan. The other is ancient Japan, full of tradition, a strong sense of community and a deep connection with the land and the changing seasons. Miyama is a region 50 kilometres to the north of Kyoto city surrounded by mountains. Thanks to this geographic isolation the old Japan has been kept alive here and is flourishing in a country now trying to reconnect with its roots.


What‘s included

guide fee only(As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare)

What‘s not included

Parking fee, expressway fee, lunch for you and me(your guide), entrance fee for you and your guide(But, as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free)

Important

You have to additionally pay, in cash in this tour, parking fee, lunch for you and me(your guide), entrance fee for you and your guide(But, as I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free)

Parking fee: Basically free
Lunch: it depends on what you eat. About 1,500 yen/person. Please pay for lunch also for me(your guide)
Entrance fee: total about 1,300 yen/adult. As I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free.

Extras (optional)

a half hour extension. 18.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day 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.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

Karen A. 
2 days ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Kyoto temples and Shrines, Sento Palace, and visit to O'Hara temple. ”

Very prompt and willing to go new places not toured before. Friendly and spoke English well. Should provide more narrative on sites visited.

Mitsuyuki:
Thank you, Karen-san and Michelle-san. I'm happy that I accommodated your requests. I know you love Japan and Kyoto. I should improve and deepen my knowledge of Kyoto and Japan. Please enjoy your stay in Japan and come back to Kyoto.

Christina Christina
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Singapore

“ Kyoto Day trip ”

It was a pleasant and enjoyable experience travelling with Mitsu- san in his car. We were very appreciative of the transportation although it was a little difficult to get in and out for the shorter elderly or for an elderly with bad knees. Otherwise - good for family travel. He was knowledgable enough and shared what he knew of the various sites. Also helpful in assisting us with family photos. End of the day - great to be able to be dropped off at the hotel. All the best !

Mitsuyuki:
Thank you, Christina-san. I was greatly moved by your being good to your parents. I'm sure that they are happy to have such an excellent daughter. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Kyoto tour with me. Please visit Japan again!

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Rebecca
1 week ago , ( Friends ) , From: Singapore

“ Very kind & friendly guide ”

Mitsuyuki-San has been very kind and accommodating from Day 1. We got him to pick us up from Kansai to Kyoto and we did a one day tour with him in Kyoto too. He knows the attractions well and guide us all the way. However, he has a Honda Odyssey, so travel group with more than 5 pax and big luggages will find it hard to fit in. He's one of the most reasonable priced guide in Kyoto, overall very happy with him!

Mitsuyuki:
Thank you, Rebecca-san. I'm sorry it was very difficult to carry 5 adults and their luggage. But it was a good experience to me to pick up my customers from Kansai airport. My home town is very close to the Airport. It would be easier to carry 4 adults and their luggage. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your Kyoto tour with me.

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Charnette
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ private day tour in kyoto ”

We were very satisfied with Mitsuyuki-san during our private tour in kyoto last May 2. He speaks very good english and is very knowledgeable of kyoto. We enjoyed the trip very much. Highly recommend his tour. Charnette

Mitsuyuki:
Thank you, Charnette-san. I'm happy to hear that 2 of you had a good time in Kyoto with me. Please come back to Japan. I'm always waiting for you in Japan.

S
Shirley
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Great all day tour of Kyoto ”

We spent 8 hours with Mitsuyuki and had the most wonderful day in Kyoto. He picked us up in his van and drove us to all the places we wanted to visit. His English is very good and he provided us with information about every site that we visited. Mitsuyuki provided us with bottles of water to drink and also umbrellas in case of rain. I would definitely recommend Mitsuyuki as a personal tour guide.

Mitsuyuki:
Thank you, Shirley-san. I'm happy to hear that 3 of you had a good day in Kyoto with me. Please come back at any time. I'm always waiting for you in Japan.

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