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Private Taxi Tour in Kyoto

7 Hours
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

I am a “Licensed Guide & Interpreter” and also a “Licensed Taxi Driver”. Taxi tour has a lot of possibility and flexibility. Please make good use of my taxi tour and enjoy Kyoto as much as you want. And make your stay in Japan enjoyable and meaningful!


Feel free to personalize this offer with Hiroshi.

  • I meet you at your hotel at 9:00 in the morning.

  • Fushimi Inari shrine (walk through fantastic one thousand orange gates)

  • Drive through Gion district (immerse yourself in a traditional atmosphere where many Geiko(Geisha) and Maiko work)

  • Nijo castle (travel back to the medieval time in the original wooden architecture)

  • Lunch

  • Golden pavilion temple (enjoy gorgeous temple with Zen garden which was once Ashikaga shogun’s villa)

  • Ryoanji temple (practice sitting meditation and deep contemplation in front of the mysterious rock garden)

  • Bamboo forest (walk in an amazing forest with thousands of beautiful bamboos)

  • We arrive at your hotel at 4:00 in the evening.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel in Kyoto.
Ending Point At your hotel in Kyoto.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

taxi fare, fuel fee, guide fee, pick-up / drop-off in my business district (my business district : Kyoto city and some neighboring cities)

What‘s not included

admission fee(about 400~600 JPY per person), toll, parking fee(about 500~2,000 JPY per car), cost of meals(about 1,000~ JPY per person, for you)
* Additional fare(1 hour ~) is added if the point of departure or destination is outside of my business district. (my business district : Kyoto city and some neighboring cities)


* Minimum tour length : 4 hours

* Admission fee, toll and parking fee, cost of meals, etc. are not included in the fare, so please pay at each spot.

* Additional fare(1 hour ~) is added if the point of departure or destination is outside of my business district (Kyoto city and some of its neighboring cities).
From Kyoto city to Nanba in Osaka city : 1.5 hour fare + toll for one way(¥3,120) are added
From Kyoto city to Kansai international airport : 3 hour fare + toll for one way(¥4,900) are added
If we start the tour in Kyoto at 9:00 and end at Kansai international airport at 16:00(7 hour tour), the total fare is ¥64,900 (7h+3h+toll).

Please keep in mind that there are still many parking places, shops, restaurants, temples and shrines that don’t accept credit cards in Japan.
During the tour, although it’s a taxi tour, we also walk a lot. So please wear shoes and clothes in which you can walk easily.
The car model is Toyota SIENTA (compact MPV). 4 to 5 medium-size suitcases are containable if the number of the passengers is 4 or less than 4.
If the number of the passengers is 5, the third row seat is used. The third row seat (for 2 passengers) is for those who are less than 170 centimeters tall. Because it’s a folding one and a bit small. In this case, there’s no space for a suitcase. Only 1 piece of hand luggage for each passenger can be brought in. read more

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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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Reviews ( 2 )
5.0 (2) Reviews
Very Good
Michael Michael United States ( Couple )
7 months ago

“ Do not hestitiate to book a prviate taxi tour with Hiroshi! ”

My partner and I booked a private tour with Hiroshi to see the following sites; Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ryoan-ji Temple, Tenryu-ji Temple, Bamboo forest of Arashiyama, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple and Shimogamo-Jinja Shrine. I have only good things to say about Hiroshi and the tour. His knowledge and insight of the temples and shrines provided an extra dimension to what we saw that was invaluable. He was professional,very personable and friendly. Close to the end of the tour, I asked Hiroshi what his favorite temples were. Based on his response, we opted to not visit Shimogamo-Jinja Shrine and opted to view Ginkaku-ji Temple. We were not disappointed. Arigato gozaimasu Hiroshi for that wonderful, once in a life-time, memorable experience!


Dear Michael San and Gordon San, Hello. I certainly appreciate your thoughtful message you gave me! It‘s my great pleasure to enjoy the tour with you. Many thanks. Arigato gozai-masita. Best regards, Hiroshi

Steven Steven United States ( Couple )
8 months ago

“ Fantastic day ”

Hiroshi was great. He was so knowledgeable and organized our trip so well. He came very prepared with umbrellas which were only needed once. His knowledge on the various temples and shrines really were appreciated and even some other tourists commented on how it really enhanced their visit as well. He also adapted well to our request to go see plum blossoms in bloom at one of the shrines called Kitano Tenmangu. I highly recommend him. Steven


Dear Steven San and Yolanda San, Thank you very much for giving me a happy time with you. And I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful message you sent to me! I am very happy to know that you liked my tour. Please take good care of yourselves and see you again. Best regards, Hiroshi

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