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TOMOE

Licensed Guide
  (43) Reviews
Send message only 3 days available in May
US$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 5 people
If you book me early, I can exchange mails with you many times to know what you want to do in details, collect information and prepare a lot for your plan. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything in advance.

I can guide you in the morning almost every day.(from 8:30 or 9:00 AM till 13:00 or 13:30PM)
This year, in case of the full day tour, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,and Monday are available.
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara , Osaka , Shiga

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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(43) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 5 people
( Max : 8 People )
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About

Hello! My name is Tomoe. I'm a national licensed guide interpreter(English). I made my page here, TripleLights in October 2018. Thank you for finding me.

I was born and grew up in Otsu,Shiga, which is the next city of Kyoto.
I graduated from the university in Kyoto and lived there for four years due to my husband's job.
I like history and like to visit temples in Nara.
My hobby is to plan trips and have visited many cities and towns in Japan and abroad. One of my favorite places is the AIRPORT!!

I have enjoyed meeting and guiding people from abroad, to sightseeing spots in my country.
I really want many people from abroad to enjoy visiting many places and have wonderful experiences in my country. I'll be really happy if I can have such experiences with you!!
Please tell and ask me if there are any places which you want to visit and anything which you want to do in my country. I'll plan the trip only for you.

I am cheerful and always positive. I like to talk with people. I would like to talk with many people from many countries. Please tell me about your country, too!!
I'm looking forward to seeing you!!

* If you want, I will take you back to your hotel (within the time or with the extra hourly rate)
Or, I will show you how to go back to your hotel when we finish the tour.

* If you want, I will give you some advice about what to and where to eat your lunch/dinner.

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Price

The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

Duration
1 Person
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$32.13 US$32.13 US$22.94
4 Hours US$128.51 US$128.51 US$91.78
8 Hours US$257.02 US$257.02 US$183.55

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 8 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Must see spots in Kyoto and Nara in a day (7 hours)

(43) Reviews
by TOMOE
In this tour, you can visit three most popular sightseeing spots in Nara and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, the most popular sightseeing spot for visitors fr...
7h US$ 229 up to 6 people

Very Special 1day Kyoto Tour just for You

(43) Reviews
by TOMOE
Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for 1000 years and has many temples and shrines to visit. You can choose and visit a few? several? popular places as yo...
7h US$ 229 up to 6 people

A Wonderful Half Day in Kyoto (East Kyoto) 4h

(43) Reviews
by TOMOE
This tour is recommended for the first visitors to Kyoto. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for 1000 years and has many old temples and shrines to visit....
4h US$ 129 up to 6 people

Vermillion Torii Gates Tunnel and Tasting Japanese Sake 4h

(43) Reviews
by TOMOE
In this tour, we visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, the most popular sightseeing spot for visitors from abroad in Japan. Then, (we take the public transpo...
4h US$ 129 up to 6 people

A Wonderful Half Day in Kyoto (South-east Kyoto) 4h

(43) Reviews
by TOMOE
This tour is recommended for the first timers to Kyoto. Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for 1000 years and has many old temples and shrines to visit. I...
4h US$ 129 up to 6 people

Visiting temples and tea ceremony experience in East Kyoto

(43) Reviews
by TOMOE
This tour is based on 'A Wonderful Half Day in Kyoto (East Kyoto). You can visit Sanjyusangendo Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple and Kenninji Temple. You can ...
6h US$ 193 up to 6 people

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 ( 43 )
Sunn Sunn Australia ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ A wonderful day with a wonderful guide!! ”

Tomoe has been super patient with our accidental change of plans for the day (and there were 14 of us so you can well imagine!) and managed to save our day with helping translate a few things with our driver. She took us around for more than we bargained for (since the accident had almost brought our plans to a halt!) and introduced us to the places we visited very clearly. Meals were well planned for and the ambience was fantastic. I highly recommend her to tourists of Japan who require a caring and good guide who speaks good English. We will definitely ask her to guide us around again when we return to Japan. Sunn and 13 others in the family

TOMOE:

Dear Sunn, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I was moved that you always think of your family and do a lot for your family. Because of the accident, we lost 3 hours, however, I'm glad that you were able to enjpy lunch and visit places in Kyoto. I had a really good time with you, such a big and nice family. Please come back to Kyoto again! TOMOE

angelica Angelica United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Enjoyable company ”

My daughter and I spent 2 lovely days with Tomoe. She is thoughtful, detail oriented and very sweet. We can’t asked for a better tour guide. Thank you so much Tomoe-San Hope to see you very soon 🥰

TOMOE:

Dear Angelica, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm very happy to start 2020 with such nice people like you. (As I wrote you, and told you, the first three days of the New Year's Holiday are the very special days for Japanese people, and I'm very glad that I was able to spend such wonderful time with you on those days.) You are so nice and inspired me a lot as a woman, as a wife and as a mother! Please come to Kyoto again! I miss you a lot. Thank you very much for booking me as your guide! TOMOE

Ronald Ronald United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Excellent tour ”

Tomoe did an excellent job. Not only got us to the planned sightseeing locations and provided insightful information but also took the time and effort to help with some train arrangements. She is a very personable person and enjoyed visiting with her as much as seeing the sights. She only left us when we were securely on the train back to our hotel. As an aside, Nara is a great city to visit.

TOMOE:

Dear Ron, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I'm glad that you enjoyed Nara on such a nice day in winter. I enjoyed talking with you and your sons, too. Thank you so much for finding me and giving me such a wonderful encounter! There are more nice places to visit in Kyoto. I hope that you will come to Kyoto again. TOMOE

Zainol Zainol Singapore ( Couple )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Osaka Kuromon Market ”

We enjoyed our tour. Tomoe is a fanstastic guide! Friendly, patient and will go out of her way to make the tour enjoyable and fun. She knows our dietary restriction and that she helps with the food selection. We would certainly like to have more tours with Tomoe in the future should we be in Kansai again. To Tomoe - A very big thank you and our best wishes for you and your family for 2020!

TOMOE:

Dear Zainol, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review. I had a very good time with you and your wife in Osaka. I was impressed because you have studied a lot and know a lot about Japan which is a foreign country for you. I hope that I can share time with you and your wife again. TOMOE

Catherine Catherine United Kingdom ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Excellent tour with Tomoe ! ”

Tomoe is a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable and kind, she took us to all the sites we wanted to visit and gave us many insights. I would recommend her services 100%.

TOMOE:

Dear Catherine, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed Kyoto in spite of your injury. I love your family so much because you are such nice people. I really want to see you again. I do hope that you will come to Kyoto and let me see you and your nice family again. Thank you so much for finding me and booking me as your guide. I miss all of you! TOMOE

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