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Tempting Tokyo Trip fr Kyoto/Osaka w/Award-winning Photographer

12 hours
up to 3 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), French ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

A weekend trip to a modern, sophisticated Metropolitan area!

Since I used to live in TOKYO, I know the capital very well.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Ai.

  • Sunset from Sky Observatory
  • Meet a handsome bartender
  • Free+unlimited photo shooting+sharing by an award-winning photographer

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What to Expect

★Mt. FUJI viewing

★SHINKANSEN Super Bullet train ride experience

★shopping in the latest complex, such as GINZA SIX, MIDTOWN HIBIYA, both facilities opened in 2017 & 2018, respectively.

★may able to meet a very handsome bartender! lol

★enjoy sunset from TOKYO CITY VIEW observation deck

Departure & Return

Depart From Shin-Osaka, Kyoto etc.
Starting time 10:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel or Kyoto/Shin-Osaka Station
Ending Point At your Hotel or Kyoto/Shin-Osaka Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

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(SHINKANSEN super bullet train round trip)…27,000 JPY/per
(If you have JAPAN Rail Pass, please cover mine, 22,000JPY only)

★lunch & bar…1,000~2,000 JPY/per

★ entrance fee…500~1,500 JPY/per


【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:
physically challenged people,
senior citizens and/or babies,
don't hesitate to ask me special requests.
I'm willing to help these guests:)

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

★Please cover my SHINKANSEN round trip, which is 27,000 JPY.

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 ( 17 )
4.7 (17) Reviews
Very Good
jennifer Jennifer United States ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Ai is the Best ! ”

We had a great day with Ai ! We did not have alot of time and we asked Ai to help us see as much as possible in 1 day. We went all over Kyoto and I'm so glad we had Ai to help us get everywhere . She took amazing photos for us that we will treasure forever. We really enjoyed our time with Ai and getting to know her and Kyoto more. We will miss her ! And we really loved Kyoto :)


Dear Jennifer and her family, Thanks for wringing me such a great review. It was very nice to know one of the happiest families in the world like you. Yes, we were lucky enough to encounter with Maiko-san at Four Seasons Hotel, and other wonderful memories in Kyoto, which shall remain in my heart forever, too. Hope to see you again the next time you have a business trip to Japan and/or your son will become an exchange student to Kyoto University! your guide, photographer, and a new friend, Ai

Frederick Frederick United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ a photographer's eye in Kyoto! ”

In her inimitable way, Ai goes beyond the standard “tour guide” role venturing into the realm of a personal travel photographer. Upon our request, Ai escorted us to picturesque locations rarely visited by foreign tourists: even during peak tourist season, in our excursions with Ai we often found ourselves to be the only foreigners traipsing through gorgeous locales! Her command of English is excellent and she is able to tailor a tour to specific requests. Ai spends substantial time and effort photographing her clients in special places, and her prowess and sensibilities are truly appreciated when you receive the beautiful images of these visits - creating lasting memories - which she gifts to you after her tour.


Thank you for wringing me a wonderful review with sophisticated words. It was very nice to meet such a smart, artistic, and brilliant couple. I will keep your book for the rest of my life. Hope to see you and your wife again in Japan and/or in the States.

Nivedita Nivedita India ( Solo )
2 months ago

“ Excellent tour with best guide and photographer ”

It was amazing. She was very quick in adjusting to all my requests . We covered almost everything i could think of in osaka, kyoto in 2and half days. She helped me with shopping . Took such wonderful pics!!! Yes she is a professional photographer.. she would try to utilise the time in the most efficient way..


Thanks for having me for three days. The weather. itinerary. shopping. desserts. KIMONO. sunset. moon…everything was perfect! I will send pictures in few days. Happy birthday to your son!(^-^)人(^-^)

Irene Irene Philippines
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Osaka City Tour ”

This is my 2nd time with Tour Guide Ai San. Very accommodating! Thank you Ai San.


Dear Irene, Thanks for writing me a review. Since my MBA thesis is about customer satisfaction of my tours, feedback is really helpful, not only for my job, but also for my graduate study. I will try to improve my service and photography skills. Hope to see you and your guests again in the near future. Your guide, photographer, and friend, Ai

David David Japan ( Couple )
7 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!


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

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