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Your very own Kyoto Tour!

by Masaki
(73) Reviews
7:30h $ 391 Price up to 4 people


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390.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 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!
*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
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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 73 )

1 day ago |   by Craig

“ Great Day! ”

Masaki aka Makoon was the absolute best! After 5 minutes together, my wife and myself felt like we were with a friend we had known for many years! Not only is he a wonderful person, he was an amazing guide! The day spent with Makoon was the highlight of our visit to Kyoto! He customized everything about the day from places we visited to the food we ate. My only regret is we only had one day to spend with Masaki! I recommend you book your time with him ASAP when visiting Kyoto!

2 weeks ago |   by Angela

“ Amazing Day in Kyoto ”

Our son and daughter in law went to Japan on their honeymoon, loved their trip, told us we had to go, and Kyoto was a must see. We could not have selected a better guide for our tour of Kyoto than Makoon. We have had many tours all over the world and he is one of the best guides ever! He not only tailored the day to our requests but also added extra stops based on comments during the day. Makoon was organized, very knowledgeable about the history of Kyoto and passionate about sharing that history and his love of the city. We would highly recommend Makoon to anyone for a fascinating tour of Kyoto.

3 weeks ago |   by Steven

“ excellent, courteous, organized and knowledgable ”

Masaki was excellent as a guide. He was very well organized, knowledgeable, prepared, mixed history and contemporary understandings of places we visited. He was flexible and able to change our schedule when we asked him to. He is personable, witty, smart, and courteous. We cannot think of a better tour guide than Masaki. He was totally superior!

3 weeks ago |   by Christina

“ Best Tour of Kyoto ever!!! ”

You have to book Masaki as your tour guide in Kyoto. He’s the BEST! My husband and I traveled from California to Japan for the first time ever and we knew we wanted the FULL experience. Kyoto was a must see, as it combines modern Japan with the history of Japan. Booking Masaki as our tour guide was the best decision we made! He was full of information and he customized our tour based on our personal likes. We are an adventurous couple who love the outdoors. Masaki took us to ALL the rights spots that fit that description. We went to the Bamboo Forest, Monkey Mountain, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle. We even took a quick detour to McDonalds because we wanted to test the food to see how close it was to an American McDonalds. For our real lunch we went to a local spot for a bowl of delicious ramen...yum! The details he shared with us related to each location was informative and captivating. We had so many questions about the culture of Japan and he happily shared all his knowledge with us. He has a way of making it interesting and his English was impeccable. Such a wonderful guy and amazing tour guide! He made our trip to Kyoto unforgettable!!!!!!!

3 weeks ago |   by John

“ Simply the best ”

We spent 3 great days with Makoon in Kyoto. I could tell from the initial email that he was a person that paid attention to detail and his clients’ interests. My partner has a serious fish and seafood allergy. Makoon arranged every lunch and dinner in advance so we could enjoy Japanese cuisine with no worries. The days were spent with a great combination of history, sightseeing, shopping (as requested), and conversations about Japanese culture.

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