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!
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kosuke was very knowledgeable with all the key sight seeing places we visited. It really made our trip that much better. I.e. when we visited a few shrines, we got to do a few fortune telling the way Japanese people do it, which we wouldn't know how to participate without him. We also got to experience parts of Kyoto that was not known to tourists - quirky coffee shop and non-crowded Japanese rock garden. Car travel also allowed us to conveniently cover more grounds and fit more of Kyoto into our day. We really enjoy our day with him and really highly recommend spending the day with him. (He also speaks English very well too)