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!
I can't pick up &drop off at Osaka port, Maizuru port, and Kobe port. Please inquire other car company or driver on TripleLights.
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 a great guide and driver. And a joy to share the day with. Very knowledgeable but not pedantic. Answered all of our questions and enjoyed doing so. We would love to do it again.
Kosuke organised for us the perfect 1 day tour in Kyoto, so we could visit all the places because of his great logistics and timing. He also shared with us a lot of interesting facts about Kyoto and Japanese lifestyle in general. He was very professional and polite, his car is very comfortable and clean. I hope to repeat this experience again! P.S. He also speaks good English, so we didn't have any troubles in communication
Had a wonderful experience with Kosuke. He had great insights and knowledge of not just the popular sights but he took us to some amazing lesser known sights and places that made our trip in Kyoto so much more special. I travelled with 2 elderly parents and was concerned about the amount of walking but Kosuke knew all the short cuts to help minimise walking and was always mindful of them. Even when my dad had to change his shoes due to discomfort, Kosuke went out of his way to help us find a new pair to replace it. Kosuke communicates well in English, is polite and punctual and always considerate of his clients. We would totally recommend him.
Ko is very friendly, easy going and knowledgeable. We travelled with kids and elderly, he is very considerate and so happy to have him as our tour guide. We will definitely get in touch with him if we are coming to Kyoto , Osaka and Nara again.
We were very fortunate to be able to hire Ko for a day tour in Kyoto. We had 5 in our group and his vehicle can hold 9 passengers. Having been reised in Kyoto, he took us to some small temples that were quite interesting. We also went to the sake district museum and tried some sake as part of our tour of the museum. He suggested a place for lunch, which was outstanding for udon and soba noodles. He knew the backroads into Arishiyama and visited a temple and the bamboo forest. We passed on the monkeys as we didn't want to climb up a hill that would have taken 20 minutes. Our tour went beyond the assigned time and there was no extra charge. You won't go wrong hiring Ko as your guide.