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Your very own Kyoto Tour! (Jan. 1st - Mar.19th, Apr.21st - Nov.14th, Dec.1st - Dec.31st)


Kyoto
7:30 hours
up to 4 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Itinerary

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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)
etc....

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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel (within Kyoto)
Ending Point At your hotel or anywhere convenient

Inclusions & Exclusions

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)

Important

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.
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Cancellation Policy

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

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 ( 118 )
4.9 (118) Reviews
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Zack Zack United States
Excellent
11 hours ago

“ Thank you Makoon! ”

Makoon did an amazing job from start to finish. He was great communicating with us prior to our visit. Once we got there, he was easy to understand and showed us a great time in Kyoto. He is very knowledgeable about the history of the city and the Geisha culture. He also brought us to a fantastic Ramen spot for lunch. Anyone coming to Kyoto and looking to have a guide should book Makoon!

Edwina Edwina United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ THE BEST TOUR GUIDE IN KYOTO! ”

Makoon is simply THE BEST tour guide in Kyoto! We had a wonderful time with Makoon. He was amazing not only with my 10 year old daughter but also my 70 year old parents who traveled with us. We learned so much about Kyoto with our limited schedule. He was engaging, funny, kind, thoughtful and fun! We are thinking of visiting Kyoto again so that we can tour more with Makoon - that's how great he is! He is extremely organized and our tours were very well thought out and planned. We would most definitely recommend Makoon to all our family and friends.

Masaki:

Dear Edwina It's truly an honor for me to receive review like yours. It was great to spend time with you and your bright family, parents like your best friends and super smart daughter! I really hope my daughter will grow up like her! Even though we did a lot in limited time, but there are always more to offer in Kyoto, next time we will have even more in depth tour!! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Van Severen Van Belgium ( Family )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ very detailed and interesting information ”

made a very good preparation, nice to talk to, interesting

Sharon Sharon United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Best guide ever! ”

Masaki (Makoon san) didn't just show us Kyoto...but he showed us the behind the scenes in ways that a regular tour (or guide for that matter) never could have provided. I had 2 teenagers with me and he was great with them as they learned but remaining super engaged. Our full day itinerary was completely customized ahead of time to suit our interests - which included providing a balance of temples/history with an interest to get a deep exploration of culture, food, etc. And communicating with him ahead of time was a breeze...as he was very responsive (with outstanding English skills) and adapted according to our individual interests (down to what to eat for lunch). He exceeded all expectations. He is a Nationally Licensed Guide with a wealth of information not just about Kyoto but Jap... read more

Masaki:

Dear Sharon san, It's truly an honor for me to receive a review like yours. It was an great experience for me too to tour with bright teenagers with the best aunt! As you mention the day was a good mix of modern and tradition, highlights and local, I am very happy to hear you got a good sense of Kyoto in the limited time. Also all the planning phase wouldn't have been possible without your kind and prompt responses, I highly appreciate them! Even though we did a lot in your limited time, there is always more in Kyoto! I'm sincerely looking forward to meeting you again in the future. Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

Ramon Ramon United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Amazing Tour in Kyoto - Highly Recommended Tour Guide ”

My husband and I had a wonderful day in Kyoto, guided by Masaki (known as Makoon). He was very diligent in understanding our goals for the tour and put together a thoughtful and exciting tour for us. We had a lot of questions about Kyoto, Japanese culture etc - and he was very expert in giving us thoughtful and thorough answers. We left not just with an appreciation of Kyoto but also broader knowledge of the culture and history that helped us round out our trip to Japan. We would absolutely return to Kyoto and do additional tours with Makoon. We have done many private tours in our travels and we consider Makoon in the top echelon of guides we have used. Highly Highly recommended.

Masaki:

Dear Ramon san, I'd like to express my sincere appreciation to your generous review. We were definitely blessed with weather that day. The tour was great for me, too. You asking me questions made me learn more, too. We discussed in a wide variety of topics from work ethics, food, politics, and Hachiko! Although we did quite a lot in one day, there is always more in Kyoto. I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you again! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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