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Homemade Japanese cooking in Kyoto and Otsu


Shiga
6 hours
up to 15 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

We offer homemade Japanese cooking:how to make dashi, Japanese soup stock and miso soup, tempura and sushi and so on. I will accept your any request. After experiencing Japanese cooking, I will show you to Mt Hiei and Enryakuji temple by a cable car because our cooking place is in Otsu and close to Mt. Hiei and Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. I offer different pleasures from Kyoto sights.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshiyo.

  • Japanese dish
  • Japanese cooking

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What to Expect

You can get to know more about Japanese cooking and culture sharing with local foods and people.
You can visit less crowded temples in Otsu.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Kyoto station
Ending Point Kyoto station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Ingredients fee
Transportation fee you and your guide

Important

I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.

From Kyoto station to Otsu it takes only ten minutes by Jr train.

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 ( 133 )
4.5 (133) Reviews
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Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Very Good
5 days ago

“ Kyoto/Nara/Osaka Highlights with Toshiyo ”

My husband and I wanted to get the most out of our two-days touring in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka, and Toshiyo made sure that we did. Her knowledge of all the local landmarks is extraordinary, and Toshiyo made it her mission to show us all that she could. From adorable monkeys and deer to majestic castles and shrines, Toshiyo hit all the high notes, making our visit to Kyoto and the surrounding area a memorable one. She was terrific.

Toshiyo:

Dear Laura and Paul Thank you very much for your warm hearted review and I really appreciate you having me as your guide for your special trip in Japan. I hope you could come visit in spring when time. Thank you. Toshiyo

Moshe Moshe Israel ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ An excellent experience with Toshiyo in Kyoto as my first visit in Japan. ”

All went well from my first contact with lovely Toshiyo. As for preparation I understood my optional path and places and even we couldn’t do it all Toshiyo open more options for me. It wasn’t my first day in Kyoto and even so Toshiyo made a contact and was asking my status of which sites I already have seen. I our short tour (4 hoursThe pace of progress and constipation was excellent and the track was wonderful. that we choose) but was very effective. Toshiyo was very good with her knowledge about the places and our path stops and of course about Japan with lots of small details. It was fantastic. Will recommend of course for my friends and colleagues. Again, thanks a lot.

Toshiyo:

Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I really appreciate your having time to write the review. Please say “thank you “ to your attractive wife Tami too. I am very happy you liked walking in my hometown.

Rochelle Rochelle Australia ( Family with kids )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Organised day in Kyoto ”

Very friendly and organised. Going ahead to check bus schedules etc. She moved very fast and we had to keep checking around for her. Friendly and was efficient at getting us on public transport. We didn’t quite get to all the places we wanted. Her initial itinerary wasn’t possible via public transport. But we loved what we saw and she let us pick and choose where to go.

Toshiyo:

Hi Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I hope you had a great time in my hometown. If traffic was not so heavy we could go more places in limited time. Please come back again in spring with cherry. Thank you very much for having me your guide. Best regards. Toshiyo

Jose Jose Mexico
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Great Guide ”

Great guide, really good English.

Toshiyo:

Hi Thank you very much for the review. I hope you will have great time in Bali island. Toshiyo

Mark and Kathryn Mark New Zealand ( Couple )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Lovely guide ”

Toshiyo is a lovely guide with good English and is very knowledgeable about Japanese history. Communication was good before and during the tour.

Toshiyo:

Hi Mark Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. I hope you will come back in autumn season. Best regards. Toshiyo

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