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Your very own Kyoto Tour!

by Masaki
(93) 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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  • Depending on you


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 ( 93 )
Nils Nils United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Visit to Kyoto ”

My wife and I were visiting Kyoto for the first time and engaged Masaki’s services as a guide for three days. He was very helpful during the planning phase. Letting us know certain sites we should see and helping to organize our days to minimize travel and maximize our site seeing. He kept us up to date on events prior to our arrival, especially important since we were we going to Kyoto close to Typhoon season. During our tours he was very knowledgeable and provide us with the right combination of historical facts and local trivia. Most of all he was flexible. My hobby is photography and he was able to identify key places where I could get good pictures. In addition, he tailored the days factoring in our preference for walking and time of day and weather. All and all our experience w... read more


Dear Nils, It's truely an honor to recieve words like these. I'm really happy that you could capture quite a lot of beautiful shots. They will always remind you of good flavor of Kyoto! I also have to appreciate a lot of conversations about various topics we shared. I too learned a lot of new things, golden time for photography, invasion to Japan with "smell of death".. interesting stuffs! I sincerely hope you are going to make a great "book" from this trip! Looking forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Andy Andy United States ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ An amazing day with Makoon in Kyoto. ”

Although it was just a day with Makoon, it seemed like we have captured Kyoto at its finest. With a background of living and studying aboard, Makoon speaks English fluently. He has a very pleasant personality therefore we connected very well like we have known each other for a long time. My 20 years old daughter and 16 years old son enjoyed talking to Makoon and shared a lot of interested subjects. From planning to executing our tour, Makoon was very professional, attentive and flexible. He returned emails very promptly when we have questions. He always gave us candid feedback and suggestion. Makoon is also a good photographer. He took many pictures for us so we can have some memorable pictures to bring back to the States. Thank you Makoon for your guidance and valuable information a... read more


Dear Andy-san It's an honor for me to receive an review like this. I'm happy to hear you got a good flavor of Kyoto in one day, and yes, I shared a lot of fun conversations including historical and cultural information, and also some pure fun conversation! It was really inspiring to see a father like you. From the planning stage, you were very considerate to make this tour great for your family. On the day of, you were trying the best for your family to make a nice memory through conversations and photo taking! Once again, thank you for everything. I'm sincerely looking forward to next time. Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Vanessa Vanessa Canada ( Family )
4 weeks ago

“ Kyoto 1 Day Tour ”

Awesome tour guide. Very knowledgeable about Kyoto especially on the geisha culture. Would definitely recommend.


Dear Vanessa I'd like to appreciate your kind review. I'm also really happy you liked the Gion tour with the Geisha culture. It's my favorite place to explain as it includes very mysterious and fascinating information. I'm pretty confident that you have a different perception on Geisha. Sincerely looking forward to next time. Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Sabrina Sabrina United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ He was the best! ”

Fantastic guide!!! He really went the extra mile to make sure that we were able to do everything that we were hoping to do. We cannot recommend him highly enough!


Dear Sabrina Many thanks for such a quick and exllent review. We did go extra miles! Thanks to the weather, it was nice and pleasant! I'm happy you got to see 7 different places in 1 day in your limited time! Sincerely looking forward to meeting you again. Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Francisco Francisco Canada ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Fabulous guide ”

The most professional, passionate, efficient and generous guide Makoon was very knowledgable about the sites, and more than his knowledge, his passion for his profession was exemplary !! A real treat to have him as a guide and certainly made our visit to Kyoto most memorable than it would have been without him Thank you Makoon !!! Sincerely Francisco & Marily Gomez


Dear Francisco & Marilyn It's truely an honor to receive a review like yours. Words are not enough to express my appreciation. It was the perfect day for the tour, weather, different areas of Kyoto, and a positive group of people. It was great to hear your intellectual point of view toward Japanese culture, and sharing a lot of cultural and historic information. I sincerely hope to see you again in the future! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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