A live Fall colors viewing tour by using an online meeting app. The tour would take about an hour or more depending on the sites you want to see. This tour would be suitable especially for those who have already been to and miss Kyoto, and those who are planning to visit Kyoto in Fall Color season after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Regarding the sites, the guide(I) will determine the BEST one depending on the tour date and the coloring situation through many years of experience and data.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Keiko.
One of the best sites for Fall colors. About 2,000 Japanese maple trees are covering the temple precincts. The views from the bridges are especially amazing.
One of the best sites for Fall colors. About 3,000 Japanese maples trees are covering the temple precincts. Even for local people, sceneries there are amazing and overwhelming every season.
This temple is popular among local people. The Fall colors look great in combination with the three storied pagoda or the temple building. In early December, you may be able to see the red carpet of the maple leaves.
These temples are not that large, but close to each other. If you prefer the sitting style when enjoying Fall colors, these temples would be perfect. From inside of the temple building, the Fall colors would look like a picture.
One of the most famous sites for Fall colors. There are a lot of beautiful sites in one area. If you are interested in sort of a Fall Color hopping, Arashiyama area would be the best.
All costs on the guide side (including special entrance fees only during the Fall color season)
Only available from mid November to early December , Bookings on the weekdays(Japan Time) is highly recommended
•This tour will take place only during Fall Color season (mid November - early December).
•You will be required to install the Jitsi Meet app in advance.
• After having booked, you might be required to adjust the start time due to the time difference.
• The tour date might be changed due to the bad weather.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Keiko did an excellent job of guiding our family of 8 around Kyoto. Our ages ranged from 12 years old to 85 years old. We saw the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nijo Castle, Golden Pavillion, Gion and Kenninji Temple. At the end of the day, Keiko also arranged for a nice, private tea ceremony. We were able to stay on schedule with the use of a taxi. She provided a good overview of each site that we visited. We enjoyed the detailed explanation and tour of Gion. For lunch, Keiko reserved a couple tables for us at a local restaurant. I thought that was a nice touch because we didn't have to wait for a table. Perfect! She has a very pleasant and upbeat personality that made the tour enjoyable.
Dear Jeffrey, I am really glad to hear from you. Firstly, I would like to say thank you for giving me so enjoyable time with your big family. It was my unique experience where I offered the tour in English and in Japanese(in the Kyoto dialect) at the same time. I also enjoyed the conversation on American and Japanese school systems with your kids. As you mentioned, we could maximize our tour by taxi. Thanks to that, we could visit more sites, have a nice time at the tea ceremony in one day! I hope this tour will remain in your heart. When you have a chance to come back to Japan sometime, please let me know. I am willing to guide you more in Kyoto. Lastly, thank you very much for choosing me as your guide. I offer my very best wishes to you and your family in the US and Japan. Best r... read more
We spent three full days in and around Kyoto. On our first day, we wanted a tour guide who could introduce Kyoto to us, so that we could spend the next two days touring on our own. Keiko was absolutely terrific! She was extremely knowledgeable and taught us as much about Japanese culture and how to get around Kyoto as she did about the various sights we saw. Keiko is highly recommended!
Dear Brad, Thank you so much for your comments. I am happy to know that you enjoyed Kyoto with me and by yourself after my tour. I also appreciate your flexibility and understanding of my availability. Thanks to that, I was able to attend my kids’ music festival. In the tour, we visited a lot: Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, Arashiyama including the Bamboo Forest and Gion. I hope every site will be memorable for you. When you miss Japan, please come back to Kyoto. I will be looking forward to seeing you again sometime. Lastly, thank you very much for coming to my hometown all the way from the US. I offer my best wishes to you and your family. Best regards, Keiko
Great tour guide. Our family spent two days touring all over Kyoto, including a bike ride. She was very well organized, spoke excellent English, and taught us everything we wanted to learn during our visit. Highly recommend touring with Keiko. You will not regret it.
Dear Mark, I am really glad to hear from you, thank you very much. Thanks to your cooperation, we could make it to all of the sites on the itineraries in two days. I was really happy to show you the different kinds of beauty of Kyoto, like Arashiyama, the Golden/Silver Temple, Fushimi Inari and Gion etc. At the last moment, you showed me the photo mentioning “I love Kyoto”. That was the word I wanted to hear since that means you fully enjoyed my hometown. There are lots of other beautiful sites in Kyoto, I will be looking forward to guiding you in those sites again some time. Lastly, thank you so much for coming to Kyoto and choosing me as your guide. I wish all the best for you and your family. I also appreciate your English lesson! Best regards, Keiko
I highly recommend Keiko! She possesses all the characteristics you would want in a guide...she was polite, pleasant, organized, thorough, patient, knowledgable...and genuinely concerned with our happiness! She made our time in Kyoto a pleasant and memorable experience!
Dear Jim, Thank you very much for your kind words. I really enjoyed those three days with you. You taught me a lot about your city, the entire US and English itself culturally and linguistically. I liked your French lesson, too. That was really interesting. In Kyoto, you especially focused on the Higashiyama area where I grew up. I was glad about that. I hope you enjoyed Arashiyama, tea ceremony, shopping and Japanese food as well. Lastly, thank you so much for coming to Kyoto and giving me your precious time. I wish all the best for you and your family. Best regards, Keiko
Absolutely wonderful...Keiko is a treasure!
Dear Katie, Thank you very much for your words. I am really glad to hear. I also appreciate your cooperation in a change in the date because of the weather. Thanks to that, we could enjoy Arashiyama in the sun. During the tour, we talked a lot and I am still jealous of your life but I will be doing my best here in Japan. I hope you will also have great days at home. Thank you very much for coming to Kyoto and choosing me as your guide. I will definitely let you know when I visit California some time. Best regards, Keiko