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Your very own Kyoto Tour!

by Masaki
(88) Reviews
7:30h $ 386 Price up to 4 people


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386.26 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

What to Expect

This tour is the one and only for you.

Kyoto was an ancient capital of Japan for over 1200 years. Embedded in centuries of history and culture, it offers too much to see in one visit. Here the ancient world is integrated with the modern.
The phenomenal concentration of history and legend coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life.
Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you!
*Please note that we use public transportation.

For example, you would like to experience
-Cherry Blossoms in Late March-Early April
-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

A tour example is..

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)
-Gion (mysterious and fascinating Geisha culture.)

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

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

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

Available time varies daily.
Please complete your bookings 4days before the tour day. Otherwise, please send me a message.
Please note that we use public transportation for regular tours. If you need a private transportation, please contact me.
The guide is not responsible or liable for any damage or loss incurred by the travelers in connection with the Tour.

Available time varies daily.
Please complete your bookings 4days before the tour day. Otherwise, please send me a message.
Please note that we use public transportation. If you need a private transportation, please contact me.
If you are a group of more than 4, please message me.
Please read the profile page for the special condition and cancellation policy.

What‘s included
Guide fee, Hotel pick-up within Kyoto
What‘s not included
Lunch (you and guide), entrance fee (about 500-1000 JPY/place, you and guide), Transportation (you and guide)
Meeting Point
At your hotel (within Kyoto)
Ending Point
At your hotel or anywhere convenient
7:30 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 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 ( 88 )
Channa Channa Australia ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Amazing day with Makoon ”

What an amazing experience! Such a fantastic itinerary made up to suit our group (which included kids). Makoon was a kind and generous guide. We learned so much about Kyoto, Japan and Shinto during our day and we managed to fit in so much in a day. Highly recommended. An excellent guide who was a foodie to boot which suited our group perfectly! Thanks for a super time Makoon!


Dear Channa I'd like to appreciate your kind review. It was great to show two families around in Kyoto! I was surprised to see children participating very much. I really hope it was an interesting introduction of a different culture for them! Of course your adult guests were very respectful and interested in Japanese culture! Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Rupal Rupal United States ( Friends )
1 week ago

“ Amazing Kyoto tour guide! ”

Thank you so much Makoon for such a memorable experience ! We truely enjoyed the 2 days we spent in Kyoto with you ! To all who wonder whether they should book with him - he was amazing ! He has a true passion for the city and culture and gave us insight to the city and Japanese people. His English is excellent and he is knowledgeable about almost every topic that we asked him about. He gave us an unparalleled, personalized trip and showed us the true hospitality of the Japanese people . Thank you again ! All 4 of us felt so “lucky “ to have met you!


Dear Rupal, My sincere appreciation to your kind review. I felt so lucky to be part of your anniversary. You are all very happy, humorous, and very much intellectual. It was great to see you show respect to Japanese culture. Also, it was a great idea that we spend more time in each place so you could really appreciate each site! Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again on your 20th anniversary! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Marc Marc United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Flavor of Kyoto ”

We were staying in Tokyo,and as we only had a day in Kyoto we wanted to see the highlights of the city. Makoon was a great asset to accomplish this goal. We arrived slightly later than initially agreed upon due to train issues, but Makoon was able to keep us on schedule. His English is perfect and he was a pleasure to speak with. We saw all the sites we wanted to and more. I would highly recommend Makoon to anyone wanting an in depth look at Kyoto from an experienced local.


Dear Marc, Words are not enough for me to express my gratitude to your knid review! I'm happy to hear that you achieved your goal in your limited time. I'm sure you now know Kyoto is a lot different from Tokyo, or any other cities in Japan! As you mentioned previously, now I do believe New Yorkers walk fast, it was great that we made it to the extra spot. Thank you again for sharing your day with me! Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards, Makoon

Joel Joel United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ What a tour! Masai is an insightful, thoughtful and educated guide. H ”

This was a full educational and entertaining tour so Customized for our interests that we where engaged for 8 hours! Worth ever penny and more.


Dear Joel I'd like to express my deepest gratitude to your generous review. It's always a pleasure to share and exchange opinions about Japanese history and culture with an insightful family like yours. I, too, learned about social issues in the US like gun control etc! It was an extremely hot day, but you all enjoyed the good 8 hour tour thoroughly! I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you and your family again in the future! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Mike Mike United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Gem of Kyoto ”

Couldn't have had a better guide to navigate our experience through Kyoto. Makoon will make your experience unforgettable and his knowledge of the sites enhanced our time tremendously. We left with a better understanding of the culture and traditions of Kyoto and he even took some of the best pictures we will treasure forever. Makoon deserves 10 stars! Stop looking and book him now.


Dear Mike-san I can't appreciate enough for your great and such a quick review! I'm glad you liked some of the pictures, I know it's actually a rare occasion for you to have picture together (except selfies!). You both were very much respectful toward the different culture, and share some great insights about this country! I also learned a lot from your positive attitude! I'm fortunate to have a chance to show the city around for great guests like you! Sincerely looking forward to seeing you again in the future! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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