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Private car tour in Kyoto

by Kosuke
(9) Reviews
8h $ 290


  • Local temples and shrines

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290.40 USD

People People
1 ~ 2 people 290.40 USD
3 ~ 4 people 396.00 USD
5 ~ 9 people 528.00 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
(9) Reviews
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  • Local temples and shrines


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
8 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 ( 9 )
Zoe Zoe Japan ( Business )
3 days ago

“ Day trip to Kyoto ”

He was a great guide who took us to a variety of the key landmarks in Kyoto. His knowledge is exemplary. A great experience! Totally recommend Kosuke!

Vinotha Vinotha Malaysia ( Family with kids )
4 days ago

“ Nara and Kyoto tour by MPV ”

Kosuke is a good and pleasant tour guide. He's very friendly and knows abt places and food very well. He accommodated the tour according to the needs of my 3 young children. Thank you Kosuke.

Rachel Rachel Philippines ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent toue guide (& great photographer) ”

Kosuke is an excellent toir guide. My family and I - with an elderly mother - had a day trip in Kyoto from Osaka. He fetched right at the train platform right on time, so we didn’t have to walk around the starion looking for him. We only had a few places in mind, and left the ret up to him. He was able to bring to the few places we asked and to other places as well that were away from the tourist crowd. We had relaxing lunch - also away from the crowd - good food and quiet. And he is a good photographer. If you don’t want photobombs on your photo, Kosuke is the guy you should go to. It’s magic how he makes all those crowd disappear from your photos. Highly recommend him.

Khoalinh Khoalinh United States ( Family with kids )
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day with van ”

Helpful in coordinating the day for our large family group of 8. Thanks ko!

Mary Mary United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Important Kyoto/Nara cultural sights with awesome lunch ”

Great time with Kosuke - definitely recommend! Kosuke’s private tour allowed us to visit important sights in our short time in Kyoto that we would never have been able to do on our own. He shared valuable cultural information and took us to an impossible to find neighrhood restaurant run by a master sushi chef.

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