8h $ 285 up to 6 people
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Kyoto and Nara Private Full Day Tour by Car

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8h $ 285 up to 6 people

Highlights

  • (Kyoto)Kinkaku-ji→Kiyomizu-dera→Fushimi-inari-taisha
  • (Nara)Kasuga-taisha→Todai-ji Temple→Kofuku-ji Temple

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284.80 USD

total price for up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

A half hour extension.
$ 17.80

Overview

I will guide you around Kyoto and Nara in a day by car in English. Kyoto is an old capital of Japan. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years until 1868. Kyoto is actually the center of Japanese history and traditional culture. Nara was the first capital of Japan from 710 to 784. Nara is famous for the Great Buddha, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, deer, and so on.

What to Expect

I’m a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver. I will guide you around Kyoto and Nara by car. You can make a tour of Kyoto and Nara at your own pace in air-conditioned comfort. I will take you to 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 the places which you want to visit. This tour is very convenient especially for tourists with limited time. I can efficiently take you to as many places as possible by car.

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Highlights

  • (Kyoto)Kinkaku-ji→Kiyomizu-dera→Fushimi-inari-taisha
  • (Nara)Kasuga-taisha→Todai-ji Temple→Kofuku-ji Temple

Important

You have to additionally pay, in cash in this tour, 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.

Parking fee: total about 3,000 yen
Expressway fee: from Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, or Shiga: round-trip about 3,000 yen
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 3,000 yen/adult. As I am a licensed tour guide, I can enter most places for free.
(Entrance fee to Horyu-ji Temple is very expensive 1,500 yen / adult) read more

City Kyoto

Depart From Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, or Shiga

Meeting Point At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, or Shiga

Ending Point At your hotel or anywhere in Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, or Shiga

Duration 8 hours

Starting time 08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 1 to 6   Flexible
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)

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.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Mitsuyuki


National Certified Guide

(43) Reviews

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Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I had been working as an English-speaking taxi driver in Kyoto for about 4 years from March 2012 to May 2016. During that time I guided many visitors from abroad around Kyoto. In June 2016 I decided to quit working as a taxi driver and become a self-employed English tour guide. As I'm a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver, I can guide visitors from abroad around Kyoto, Nara, and other places in my car. 6 passengers maximum. English guiding is 4,000 yen/hour. No extra charge for carfare. As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare. I will take you anywhere you like in my car mainly in the Kansai Region. read more


Reviews ( 43 )

2 months ago |   by Rena

“ Mr. Mitsuyuki is the best! ”

My children and I were extremely amazed with Mr. Mitsuyuki's professionalism as a tour guide. He was prompt , his vehicle was clean and spacious, his knowledge of the sights in Kyoto was spot on and his calm, pleasing demeanor was commendable. Mr. Mitsuyuki went above and beyond in providing us a wonderful and memorable tour of Kyoto. We were pleased with the time we spent with Mr. Mitsuyuki and would certainly use his services again, and refer to anyone looking for a guide. - Rena, Ken and Katrina Franco of San Francisco, CA, USA

2 months ago |   by Elaine

“ Informative and accommodating guide ”

Mitsuyuki-san was able to tour us around every destination we wanted to visit and had good time management skills. He speaks English fluently and was able to share many trivia about those places.

4 months ago |   by Peggy

“ An amazing day of Japanese history and culture!! ”

We had a wonderful full-day private tour from Mitsuyuki! He was prompt in picking us up from our hotel and was very communicative before to ensure we all agree on the pick-up/drop-off time/location and itinerary! Mitsuyuki was super helpful and flexible in determining the best itinerary based on the time we had together. He is a former taxi driver who knew all the Kyoto streets-priceless. We felt very safe. His car was comfortable and roomy. He explained the history behind various places and pointed out a lot of interesting facts on how things were built. We would highly recommend him for a tour!! Just remember with any tour, you should bring cash to go into the temples/shrines that you chose and also for offering prayers/donations at each! Our itinerary: In Nara, Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji, and Tamukeyama Hachman-gu Shrine - we loved the deers! In Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Taisha, Kiyomizu-dera and the surrounding markets, Imperial family's temple Sennyu-ji, and we were dropped off in Gion. An amazing day, thank you Mitsuyuki!!!

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