Hi, I'm Takashi. I was born in Kyoto and grew up in the Kansai area including Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka.
I mainly guide you around the Kansai area.
I'm trying to make new tours everyday, but in Kansai are there are so many places worth visiting, such as Fushimiinai shrine which is famous for its thousands of red Torii gates, Kinkakuji temple (the golden pavilion), Kiyomizudera temple, sanjusangendo temple which is famous for 1,001 statues of Buddha, Todaiji temple which has the great statue of Buddha, Osaka castle, and so on. We really have so many attractive places!
Therefore I can arrange the tours I've already made to fit your requests or I can make a new tour just for you. If you have some places you would like to visit or something you would like to do, please let me know. We can make out the best tour for you!
I'm looking forward to your message.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum
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.
He knew good places to visit and places to eat. We will recommend him to your our friends as well as you website.
Takashi was very flexible and was able to meet me and my son earlier than planned as we were feeling tired and jet lagged. He took us on a nice stroll around the Gion area and showed us the highlights. He was helpful with background information of the area and helped maneuver us around the crowds and took some photos for us. Lastly, he showed us a local restaurant per our request that served a local dish. Thank you Takashi!
Takashi was a very good guide, he showed us some interesting sights in Kyoto which we wouldn't have seen without him. He was very pleasant and helpful. Would definitely recommended him as a tour guide.
Takashi provided a good quick and informative overview of Kyoto on our first visit. Due to time taken for 5 yr old to also walk the tour was flexible enough to add an extra hour to cover off local highlights of Kyoto. Great base to get bearings.
Takashi was a great tour guide! Very knowledgable about the area and even helped us find a great restaurant to have dinner after our tour was over. Definitely recommend :)