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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Toshiyo.
Transportation fee you and your guide
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.
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.
Toshi is a great tour guide. She has a lot of energy and is very knowledgable. I enjoyed going to the temples/shrines with Toshi. She would come up with some surprising details that made the visit so much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend Toshiyo as a guide.
Dear Prasanna Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate your coming to hot Kyoto. I am happy you enjoyed very quiet Kyoto. I hope to see you again. Best regards. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was very knowledgeable of the Osaka area. With several places closed she was still able to provide a full day of visiting various sites.
Dear l Dennis Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I am afraid we walked a lot but I hope you enjoyed Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I appreciate your kindness. Thank you very much. Best regards. Toshiyo
We have traveled extensively and Toshiyo was the best tour guide. She was a most gracious and knowledgeable companion in visiting these historic sites. Toshiyo is very special and we are very grateful that we met her!
Dear Dorothy and Moses, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as your guide for your precious trip to Kyoto and Nara. I was much impressed and moved by your stories. I hope you had a great time in Japan and will come back again. Toshiyo
Prior to the trip, Toshiyo and I communicated several times to finalize what we wanted to see in Kyoto. We did a day trip from Tokyo and she met us at the train station and we were off to our sights. She showed each site very well and used public transportation and taxis if needed. Her English is very very good and she was able to clearly understand and effectively communicate with us. We would certainly use her services again the next time we are in the Kyoto area.
Dear Navendra Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. I enjoyed being with you. I am glad you had a good time in Kyoto because you cane all the way to visit Kyoto. I appreciate your visit. Please come back again in spring and autumn. Thank you again. Toshiyo
We had a great one day trip to Kyoto with Toshi. She was very prompt to reply to all my questions before booking the trip. We were taking the early morning bulletin train from a Tokyo and she met us at the train station. We went to 5 places (Inari Shinto shrine, bamboo forest, imperial castle, golden pavilion and one more place). I am so glad that Toshi was with us to navigate the city as these sites were spread all over. We had a great day in Kyoto- Thank you Toshi.
Hi Amna Thank you very much for your having me as your guide. I am glad you enjoyed Kyoto. And we had a relaxed time with fewer tourists in tourist spots. Please come back again in spring and autumn to see more beautiful places. Thank you. Toshiyo