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Animals in Ancient Capitals w/Award-winning Photographer

by Ai
(13) Reviews
8h $ 611 Price up to 3 people

Highlights

  • Nara Park
  • Kyoto Aquarium(optional)
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park(optional)
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Free+unlimited photo shooting+sharing by an award-winning photographer
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611.00 USD

Price up to 3 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra people(up to around+20).
$ 9.40

Overview

This tour is focusing on animals in ancient capitals.
1. AM@NARA
Nara Park to meet deer. Deer has been regarded as a messenger of god. You can touch, feed, & take a picture w/them. Visit Todaiji Temple to see the largest Budda statue.

2. PM@KYOTO
Fushimi Inari Shrine, Monkey Park, or Kyoto Aquarium to enjoy many cute & unique animals, such as penguins, dolphins, & salamanders!

What to Expect

Able to meet cute animals!!!

Instead of Fushimi Inari Shrine, we can go to Kyoto Aquarium or Arashiyama Monkey Park to play with monkeys. Arashiyama is famous for its scenic Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Bamboo forest, and temples.

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Ai Licensed Guide
(13) Reviews
Contact Ai Response Time: 58 min

Highlights

  • Nara Park
  • Kyoto Aquarium(optional)
  • Arashiyama Monkey Park(optional)
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Free+unlimited photo shooting+sharing by an award-winning photographer

Important

【Familiar towns】
My main areas are Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe, and Himeji.

Since I used to live in Tokyo and travel around Metropolitan area very often, if you could cover my transportations(+ accomodation if necessary), I can travel(+stay) with you.

【Anyone is welcome!】
If you or your family members/friends are:
Vegetarians,
LGBT,
physically challenged people,
senior citizens and/or babies,
don't hesitate to ask special requests.
I'm willing to help these guests:)

【Insurance】
Please take out travel insurance. My insurance will NOT cover your sickness, injury, and/or accident during the tour.

★Since Monkey Park is on the top of the steep mountain, this tour is suitable for young family & friends.
(If we skip Monkey Park, anybody can join this tour.)

What‘s included
★Hotel pick-up & drop off
★Guide fee
★free & unlimited photo taking & sharing by an award-winnng photographer
★NO overtime charge
What‘s not included
【You & the guide】
★transportation fee…around 2000 JPY/per for a whole tour

★lunch…1000~1500 JPY/per

★Kyoto aquariumentrance fee…2500 JPY/per

【Guests only】
★TODAIJI Temple entrance fee…500 JPY/per
Meeting Point
At your hotel or Kyoto Station
Ending Point
At your Hotel or Kyoto Station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
11:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 3 people   Flexible

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 ( 13 )
David David Japan ( Couple )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Excellent tour guide for Kyoto, enjoyed our trip very much! ”

Ai is a very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide in Japan, we choose a day trip to Kyoto, she picked us up from our Osaka hotel and traveled to Kyoto with us. During the day, she managed to take us to all of the must see sites. We also had an amazing meal for lunch, and Ai took very professional photos for us throughout the day. Her English is excellent and personality very bubbly and fun. Ai didn't feel like a tour guide but rather a trusted friend showing us her beloved city, we didn't feel rushed or time constrained, but rather took detours and lengthened our tour in Kyoto by ending up in a very special shrine festival. Highly recommend Ai as your next guide in Japan!

Ai:

Dear David, Thanks for writing me a great review. Since I have been studying hard during the Golden Week Holidays, our adventure to fresh green Kyoto with an annual festival bonus really made my day.🌿 Since Japan will host your favorite sport events, please come back again in the future. I will welcome you two as real friends next time. Thank you very much once again. your guide, photographer, and new friend in Japan, Ai

Pramod Pramod United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Two wonderful days in Kyoto ”

As a party of 6 with 2 young boys and two octogenarians it’s hard to know how best to curate a trip in one of the worlds prettiest cities with more UNESCO world heritage sites than most! Step in Ai. From the moment we met her we felt comfortable that she was able to judge and meet our needs. Her English is first class, her knowledge of Kyoto (operational and historical) excellent but of most significance is her sensitivity to our needs both in terms of sightseeing and of shopping/ eating etc. She was patient and able to adapt as the day went on based on the children’s concentration span and the fatigue of the more mature. If you needed a bonus..... she comes equipped with her camera and is an award winning photographer. She is unobtrusively constantly on the go getting an amazing mix of... read more

Ai:

Thanks for writing such a long, detailed, and excellent review! It was a great pleasure to have a warm, kind, elegant, well-mannered, and well-educated family. Hope your super-smart and curious children will study in Japan as exchange students, and become great parents like you and your grand parents. Please keep in touch, and do let me know the next time you come back to Japan! your guide, photographer, and new friend, Ai

Cindy Cindy United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Terrific afternoon in and around Gion! ”

We’re so happy we booked with AI! My husband and I and our two daughters (ages 5 and 10) are visiting Japan from NY, and had just under 2 days in Kyoto. Ai was enthusiastic, positive, and flexible, showing us all around Yasaka Hill, Kiyomizu temple, and surrounding areas in Gion. She was lovely with the girls and they really enjoyed spending time with her. We made frequent stops for snacks, souvenirs, and photo taking, and AI helped us with all the transactions and took tons of photos of our family. In fact, as an awesome bonus, AI is a photographer and took lots and lots of photos on her camera, and shared them all with us after! She even professionally edited a number of them and they are lovely and so wonderful to have. Ai clearly spent a lot of time on her own doing that, definitely go... read more

Ai:

Dear Cindy and her family, Thanks for writing such a long and nice review. Since I am an only child, it was a great experience for me to travel with cute girls and warm-hearted parents. Please keep in touch and drop me a message the next time you come back to Japan. I will definately let you know when I have a chance to study again at Columbia! Thank you very much once again. your guide & your new friend, Ai

Lyn Lyn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ A bit of a difficult day in Kyoto ”

Ai did a wonderful job. She took us to the Aquarium to meet the needs of the children. They loved this, but then one of the grandchildren became ill. Ai just worked it out, getting him to a hospital. As the doctor had no English, she stayed there to help which was much appreciated. The rest of us coped. We found a cab and off to kysiomuru dera. She helped us out with a difficult day. Thank you so much. Lyn Hodgson

Ai:

Thank you so much for having me. Yes, we had an enjoyable moment at Aquarium to see Dolphin Show and salamanders. I was very happy that your granddaughter looked excited and even said hello to dolphins. lol I hope your grandson will brag about his hospitalized experience at his birthday party next month with hilarious pics!(I wish I could follow the rest of your family as well.) Hope to see all of you again the next time you come back to Japan for watching Rugby World Cup, Tokyo Olympics, or studying at Kyoto University. See you later, alligator!(・ω・)ノ your friend & your guide, Ai

Davina Davina United States ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Superb tour of Kyoto highlights ”

Thanks to Ai, we had an unforgettable day at the Bamboo Forest, Kiyomizu-dera and other sites of interest along the way. Ai is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about showing visitors around Kyoto. We had fun chatting with her as we made our way from place to place. She also took and shared with us many photos and made sure we took breaks whenever we needed them. Terrific guide!

Ai:

Thanks! Davina and her husband not only came on time, but also they were smart, kind, energetic, and curious. Therefore, it was my pleasure to exploring my hometown, Kyoto, with such a nice couple. It was a hot day, for both in temperature and our passion! I will never forget about a "bodybag lady" talk! lol Hope to see you again in the States and/or in Japan! Thank you very much once again.( ´∀`)/ Your guide & your friend, Ai

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