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.
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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!