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Old and New Charm of Kyoto

by Yasuna
(9) Reviews
2h $ 71 Price up to 6 people


  • Choose one attraction. Then, we will go there, and a cafe near there.
  • Daitokuji-Temple
  • Nishiki-Market
  • Imperial Palace
  • Ryoanji-Temple
  • Nijo Castle
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71.20 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


We go to a tourist attraction to see the traditional side of Kyoto.
Then, go to a charming cafe for a cup of drink and sweets.

What to Expect

Many people have image of Kyoto as the city with long history
but there are modern and kawaii (lovely) places also like cafes.
Kyoto is known as the city where the largest amount of coffee is consumed, and we have many charming cafes.
In this tour, you can see the both old and new charm of Kyoto.

4.8 (9) Reviews
Very Good

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Yasuna Licensed Guide
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  • Choose one attraction. Then, we will go there, and a cafe near there.
  • Daitokuji-Temple
  • Nishiki-Market
  • Imperial Palace
  • Ryoanji-Temple
  • Nijo Castle


not available every final Wednesday and every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

My tour is available only in Kyoto-city

Basically, I'm going to decide the historical site I recommend you but you can tell me if you have a certain place you are interested in. In that case, please let me know when you make a booking.

Please wear a walking shoes

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto city
What‘s not included
transportation fee (apx. 700JPY/ a person), entrance fee (apx. 600JPY/ a person), and fee for drinks and food in a cafe
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point
At your hotel in Kyoto
2 hours
Starting time
2:00 PM
Number of people
up to 6 people

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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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 prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 9 )
1 month ago |   by Barak

“ Enriching day in Kyoto ”

The guided tour with Yasuna was a 5/5 experience. First of all, we started the day a little eariler and finished a little after. That is not obvious with guides. Secondly, Yasuna is very knowledgeable and I learned new things in all of the many different places we visited during the day. She had answers to all of my questions, and I asked a lot .. Moreover, she's very nice and friendly and it was very pleasant to spend the day with her since I'm a solo traveler. I deeply recommend choosing her for a tour, I would definitely do so again if I had the time. Enjoy Kyoto!

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Claudia

“ visit in kyoto ”

We really enjoyed our visit in Kyoto thanks to Yasuna, a very good guide, very patient and very kind, children really liked visiting with her!

2 months ago |   by Annabelle

“ A truly personal tour ”

I contacted several potential guides explaining that I was already on an escorted tour and that I wanted to spend my free day seeing things that were not included within my guided tour. All but Yasuna just emailed back with their "standard" "personal" tour and made no attempt to accommodate my specific requirements. Yasuna, on the other hand, immediately understood, and asked me for a list of the sort of thing I wanted to see. I gave her a very long list and she used her local knowledge to reduce the list to a "doable" schedule that was as long as possible. On the day, we both arrived early, so got started about 15 minutes before the scheduled time, and Yasuna promptly had us on the train to the first location. Getting going so early meant the first two locations were very quiet and we got around them quickly. We made excellent time due to Yasuna's knowledge of the public transport system, no time was wasted waiting around. We ended up being able to add in two sites that had originally been removed, and although we ended up having lunch in a completely different place to that originally planned by Yasuna, I just told her what I did and didn't like, and she found somewhere lovely and good value to eat that I would never have gone into had I not been with her. We had a lot of laughs during the day, saw some great locations that are not necessarily on the standard tourist trail (I was specifically interested in gardens) so I experienced the most amazingly peaceful places even though just outside them there was chaos, and Yasuna was terrific company throughout. She even helped me to find a suitable gift for my young niece. Yasuna went above and beyond, both before and during the day, and this was by far the highlight of my trip to Japan. It is expensive, when you are travelling alone, but there is no way that I could have seen as much as I did without her local knowledge, and she also brought each location to life with her general knowledge of the temples and their history. Her English was far better than several of the other guides I dealt with during my trip so she is not only knowledgeable, but she can make sure that you understand everything really well too. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending that you spend a day with Yasuna, you will have a great time!! Thank you Yasuna and I hope this year’s guiding is still going well for you.

3 months ago |   by James

“ Kyoto tour ”

We are a family of four, including two girls aged 15 and 16, from the UK. We had a one day tour of Kyoto with Yasuna. She was extremely helpful beforehand in coming up with ideas for us and was very pleasant on the day. Thank you Yasuna

3 months ago |   by Seema

“ Day in Kyoto ”

Yasuna was punctual, didn’t mind flexibility with our schedule and led us through the day seamlessly. Her English is good and the planning of the day was efficient. As it was our first day in Japan it was nice to be able to just absorb sights and ask lots of questions without needing to figure out where we were going. She was happy to share her own stories and even left us with some paper cranes. Thanks Yasuna!

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