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  •   Depending on you


City Kyoto
Meeting Point At your hotel
Ending Point At your hotel or anywhere convenient
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 7:30h   Flexible
Languages English (Fluent)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 4

Please feel free to ask questions. I'm quite flexible!



329.30 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

This tour is the one and only for you!

There are a lot of wonderful places in this ancient capital!
Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you!

For example, you would like to experience
-the main attractions of Kyoto
-nature and animals
-a traditional pottery workshop and make your original gifts
-new style stage show only in Kyoto
-ramen street

Some of the tour examples are

1. The KYOTO tour

Recommended for first timers!
This tour covers some of the most famous tourist attractions in Kyoto such as

-Kiyomizu Dera Temple (famous for the panoramic veranda)
-Fushimi Inari Shrine (walk under the 10000 of red Torii gates)
-Nijo Castle (peek in the lives of samurai)
-Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavilion)

We can change some of these destinations to other places such as

Sanjusangendo (the corridor of 1000 Kannon)
Ryoanji (the beautiful rock garden)
Arashiyama (walk in the bamboo groves and the monkey mountain)

2.Nature Walk Kyoto

This tour covers the monkey mountain where you can surround yourself with 100s of wild monkeys. You will also enjoy the fresh breeze in the extensive bamboo groves, and harmoney of the man-made beauty and the quiet mountain in Kinkaku temple, then find some very unique ramen on the ramen streets (if you like ramen)!

All one price including FREE PRIVATE transportation!

What‘s included

Guide fee, FREE PRIVATE Transportation, Hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

Lunch (you and your guide), entrance fee (about 500-1000 JPY/place, you and your guide)

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction.

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
More Frequently Asked Questions

Example of your tour experience

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

The TripleLights Difference

Its more affordable than it seems. Our pricing is often per-tour (not per-person), so if your group is 2 or more people, you'll most probably pay less than if you took a bus tour.

Video presentation from the guides. Easily select the guide you like the most by watching their exclusive profile videos!

Every tour is customizable. Every tour can be customised to your time, needs and preferences! Simply confirm your booking and contact the guide to make the changes. There is no risk and you have free cancellation with a 100% refund guarantee!

Go at your own pace. Take your time for pictures or slow down to see as much as you want. With your private guide your tour is flexible.

Enjoy Japan with a local guide. With intimate access to places off the beaten paths you can have a more in-depth experience not seen on bus tours.

All tours are private. Enjoy a deeper learning experience as your guide will be 100% focused on you and the people traveling with you.

Questions? Talk to a REAL person. We have a superior customer support team who are ready to help you with any questions you may have!


1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ A day in Kyoto with a great guide ”

We had a great day with Makoon. He arrived on time at our hotel and handed us our personalized itinerary pamphlet showing the places we scheduled to visit along with a brief description of each location. We only had one full day in Kyoto so we had planned to visit four sites. He scheduled the visits well so that we could get to all of the sites. At each site, the information he gave us made our visit more meaningful and allowed us to appreciate the site more. He has his own camera and took pictures of us so we could enjoy the sites more. We were able to have family pictures, which is rare these days with teenage children. So glad we found this private tour site and Makoon.

Dear Eriko-san and the family! Thank you very much for the warm comment! I'm really glad you enjoyed and showed this city to your children! Also I'm happy to hear that you liked the family picture. That is the main reason why I take pictures of my guests! I sincerely hope you can enjoy those pictures years later too! Please take care, and hope to see you and your fmily again in the future! Best Regards, Makoon

1 month ago , ( Couple ) , From: Singapore

“ Kyoto private tour - 26 December 2016 ”

Makoon is the best private tour guide who have met. As this is our first trip to Kyoto, Makoon was very patience and accommodating to our every needs. My Husband and I are very thankful to have such a wonderful person to show us around and the extra efforts made to ensure we had a memorable time in Kyoto. Thank you so much Makoon ! Not forgetting the beautiful photo shots too. We would like to engage your service again when we next visit Kyoto. Best Regards, Jenny and Andrew

Hi Jenny and Andrew! Thank you so much for the kind review. The one like this always motivates and inspires me to improve as a guide. You were great guests and I loved how you were into all the history and stories! Hope to enjoy hot springs with you next time! Please take care and see you again! Makoon

1 month ago , ( Family ) , From: Philippines

“ Kyoto Highlights ”

Makoon went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant and fulfilling tour of highlights of Kyoto. His flexibility, thoughtfulness and knowledge really made the tour memorable. He went out of his way to pick us up at the Kyoto Train Station, took photographs of our family and sent them immediately, and could answer all our questions, no matter how obscure. He was definitely hospitable, helping us from way before the trip with our questions and concerns with our hotel choice, restaurant bookings, and other factors which allowed our vacation to proceed without a single problem.

Hi Dinky Thank you very much for your kind word. It is absolutely my honor to receive this kind of review. You were a great guest, very thoughtful, and treated me like your family member. I was very happy to be on the tour with you! I really hope to see you again! maybe in Japan, or maybe in the Philippines! Warm Regards, Makoon

2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Australia

“ Excellent private tour guide who takes care of what you really want! ”

Masaki is one of the best private tour guide and interesting person I've met. He gave my wife and I personalized itinerary and took professional photos for us on all the hot spots around Kyoto. We loved every bit of this experience and well worth the value. Recommend this to everyone who wishes to see the best bits of Kyoto.

Hi Victor Thank you very much for the great review. It really is my honor to hear words like yours! It was such a beautiful day, and I could take some of the best photos so far! I hope, in the future, they can remind you of the good time spent in Kyoto! Also, please tell Chloe I'm still in dilenma about buying PS4... Please enjoy your honeymoon, and I am wishing you the best for the rest of your trip. Warm Regards, Masaki "Makoon" Mori

2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ A day in Kyoto ”

Makoon was a great guide during our recent stay in Kyoto. He is knowledgeable of the historical sites and it's culture. Other than being a guide, he was also our photographer :) Many thanks for taking the pics for us. Highly recommendable to my friends who plan to visit Kyoto. Stay in touch, Makoon.

Hi Jenny Thank you very much again for being a great guest. I hope you and your family enjoyed a day in Kyoto! I hope I will visit Malaysia one day ,too! Please keep in touch! Warm Regards, Makoon

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