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TOMOE

Licensed Guide
  (32) Reviews
Send message only 7 days available in November
EUR 30 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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Last updated: 4 hours ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Shiga

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

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(32) Reviews
Hourly rate 30 EUR 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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4.9 (32) Reviews
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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 EUR29.59 EUR29.59 EUR21.13
4 Hours EUR118.36 EUR118.36 EUR84.53
8 Hours EUR236.72 EUR236.72 EUR169.05

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

Private Tours

Very Special 1day Kyoto Tour just for You

(32) 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 EUR 211 up to 6 people

A Wonderful Half Day in Kyoto (North-west Kyoto) 4h

(32) 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. Y...
4h EUR 118 up to 6 people

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

(32) 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 EUR 118 up to 6 people

Walking under Vermillion Torii Gates Tunnel and Tasting Japa...

(32) 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 EUR 118 up to 6 people

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

(32) 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 EUR 118 up to 6 people

Exclusive tour especially for handmade-lovers and visiting G...

(32) Reviews
by TOMOE
There are many flea markets held in Kyoto on only one day in every month. In this tour, first, we will visit Ginkakuji Temple, and then, another temple wh...
6h EUR 178 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 ( 32 )
Mark Mark United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 days ago

“ Half Day Tour in Kyoto ”

We spent a wonderful morning with Tomoe touring in Kyoto. My wife and I found Tomoe on the TripleLights website only shortly before arriving in Kyoto. Our lack of organization and preparation was no issue for Tomoe, and she worked with us going back and forth, answering and asking questions to help fine tune a tour for us. Tomoe was friendly and gracious and full of information & advice. She cheerfully helped us with train schedules and suggestions for the rest of our stay. We would book with Tomoe again without hesitation.

TOMOE:

Dear Mark, Thank you so much for your warmhearted review! We couldn' t have so much time before the tour and I could exchange only a few mails with you before the tour, however, I could have such a wonderful half day with you. You are such a wonderful couple with a history, and I enjoyed visiting places and talking with you. Kyoto is an old capital of Japan and there are many places to visit. I hope that you will have more time to visit Kyoto and I can see you again. Thank you very much for finding me and booking me as your private guide in Kyoto. Thank you so much for a precious meeting! TOMOE

Samantha Samantha Australia ( Family )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kyoto with Tomoe ”

I was fortunate to have visited Kyoto with my Mother (80yrs) and my Daughter (15yrs) in early October. I booked Tomoe to guide us to many wonderful areas in and around Kyoto including: Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama monkey park and a lovely morning of shopping in the Sannenzaka area dressed in traditional Kimono. Tomoe also generously shared her favourite temple with us, a beautiful, tranquil temple set in peaceful gardens. Tomoe carefully curated tours for us each day which highlighted the beauty of Kyoto. Tomoe was effortlessly able to ensure the needs of my vegetarian Mother and my teenage Daughter were met with no difficulty at all. We were expertly guided through ticket queues, public transport and advised on the best place to stand for the perfect holiday photo... read more

TOMOE:

Dear Samantha, Thank you sooo much for your warmhearted review!!! Even though 3 weeks have passed since I saw you leave for Kansai International Airport, I still remember my happy time as if it happened yesterday. Soon after I met you for the first time, I could feel as if you were one of my best friends or my sister. That's why you are such a nice and attractive person! Three days I spent with you became one of my most precious memories as a guide. I like your mother and daughter, too. They always made me feel relaxed. I'm very sorry that you had to give up the last part of your trip due to the coming typhoon, and I do hope that someday will come when I can guide you to Nara!!! I miss you so much...Thank you so much for finding me and choosing me as your guide. TOMOE

Mickey Mickey United States ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent Guide in Every Way ”

Tomoe had an excellent knowledge of Japanese history and culture, as well as very good command of the English language. She also went beyond her obligation, came earlier and met us on our train's platform. We felt this was the best way to experience Kyoto's historic sites.

TOMOE:

Dear Mickey, Thank you so much for your warmhearted review. I could spend only half a day, however, I enjoyed the time with you, such a nice group of people so much. (I enjoyed exchanging mails with you before the tour, too.) There are many wonderful places to visit in Kyoto, so I hope that I can guide you to such places next time, too. I'm waiting for your next visit! TOMOE

Grace Grace United States
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day trip tour ”

I highly recommend Tomoe for anyone looking for a personalized tour. She is efficient, kind, patient and knowledgeable! We enjoyed her company and if I were to come back to Japan, I would book her again. She made our day in Kyoto very memorable! Thank you Tomoe! Grace & Russ

TOMOE:

Dear Grace and Russ, Thank you very much for such a warmhearted review!! You are such a wonderful couple and I really enjoyed the day with you. I do hope that you will visit Kyoto and I can spend more time with you again. Thank you so much for finding me and choosing me as your private guide. Meeting with you inspired me so much. TOMOE

Elena Elena Italy ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Highlight of Kyoto ”

We had a great time with Tomoe, she was able to get my 12years old pre teen interested and found a lot of cute shops in Arashiyama for her. The transportation was very well organized and everything went smoothly. Tomoe is a great photographer too! We highly recommend her as a guide in Kyoto

TOMOE:

Dear Elena, Thank you very much for your warmhearted review! I enjoyed the day with you so much! and wish I could spend more time with you. Talking with you inspired me a lot during the day and hope that I can see you again. Please say hello to your family. I miss you...TOMOE

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