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Private car tour in Kyoto

by Kosuke
(20) Reviews
7h $ 342


  • Local temples and shrines

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342.00 USD

People People
1 ~ 2 people 342.00 USD
3 ~ 4 people 432.00 USD
5 ~ 9 people 540.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Hi I'm Kosuke, a Kyoto local working as a tour guide for five years since I graduated from the university.

This is a private car tour. I will be taking you to anywhere at your requests. Before we meet in Japan, please send me emails to ask me your requests!

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Kosuke Local Guide
(20) Reviews
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  • Local temples and shrines


I can't pick up &drop off at Osaka port, Maizuru port, and Kobe port. Please inquire other car company or driver on TripleLights.

What‘s included
Parking fees and gasoline fees
What‘s not included
All meals, admission fees (about 1000yen per person) and highway fees (Not using in Kyoto)
Meeting Point
At your hotel or any station
Ending Point
At your hotel or any station
7 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 9 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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 20 )
EDGAR EDGAR Mexico ( Couple )
6 days ago

“ Very patient and fun ”

He knows many interesting little facts and drove us to some not so known places. He is flexible with places and timing. He is fun to talk to. Good English and very lively.

Jeddah Jeddah Singapore ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Great way to end our vacation! ”

We spent our last day in Japan with a Kyoto/Nara Tour with Ko and it was great! To enumerate: - He’s very punctual when he fetch us - He has a very light aura, approachable, courteous, and fun - He is very knowledgeable on the history of the tourist spots - He knows some places where you can have a nice lunch - He knows the shortcuts and a good driver - He doesn’t rush us and allows us some time to enjoy and take pictures - The tour should be finished by 5PM but we extended until past 7PM since he really squeezed the time in order for us to see the places that we wanted to see. He did not asked us to pay for the extra time. We will surely book Kosuke again if we return in Osaka or Kyoto!

Onsiri Onsiri Thailand ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Excellent Guide with car ”

Kosuke was a great guide. He knows lots of shortcuts so can aviod of traffic jam. He is very friendly and good listerner (listen to my talkative dad everytime lol). He took us to local attraction and restaurant, so we can explore more unique places. I like him becuase he always give us time to see things and never rush us. Very Recommend!!

cecilia Cecilia Indonesia ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Memorable moments at Kyoto ”

Kosuke already stand by in front of our apartment before the meeting time, he is very punctual with his friendly smile and warm gesture. We visited four sites in Kyoto and he has excellent driving skill all over the town which has lots of narrow road. He also knows almost every officer in the tourist spot. He took us to very authentic coffee place in Kyoto and he was very polite as he always refused When we want to pay for his lunch and coffee, but we really insisted so he gave up. :) We had so much fun and very safe being with him. He also very kind to my mother who unable to walk fast in stairs. Memorable moments indeed with Ko!

Michael Michael United States ( Family )
2 months ago

“ If you are looking for a driver/ guide of Kyoto, Kosuke is the best! ”

What an amazing day and one we will never forget! Our time in Kyoto was very limited and Kosuke helped make every minute count without feeling rushed. Each moment was more memorable than the last. He is not only well versed in Kyoto’s history but will share his obvious love of his hometown with you. We were extremely impressed with his driving skills, especially his mastery of navigating Kyoto’s many small and crowded streets. He was able to get into places we would not have managed in such a short time period. We visited several places that we were unaware of and a special treat to be introduced to them. As Kyoto can be quite touristy, Kosuke mad every effort to avoid that scene.We highly recommend having Kosuke be your guide while in Kyoto!

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