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Cities Kyoto

Languages English ( License ) , German ( License )

(18) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD


Hello, I'm Keiko. I have two national qualifications as a tour guide, one is English, and the other is German. I was brought up in Kyoto, among a lot of old Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.(ex. Kiyomizu Temple, Toji Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Heian Shrine, Fushimi Inari Shrine and so on) Some of them are now famous worldwide and on the UNESCO World Heritage List. From childhood, a daily sight with a lot of tourists from abroad has been quite normal for me. I had already been thinking,"What can I do for them?" (Of course, I'm thinking of it today, too.) And the answer was,"I would be a guide, to make their time in Kyoto much more wonderful". At last, the time has come! There are uncountable sightseeing spots in Kyoto, so you'll need some help, if you want to see and go around the city efficiently. It's much better with a guide who knows Kyoto very well, just like me! And furthermore, it'll lead you to a better understanding of Japanese culture. Don't hesitate to ask me, I can arrange the best trip for you, with a lot of choices and something to fit your taste.

Hallo, ich heiße Keiko. Ich habe zwei nationale Qualifikationen als Reiseleiterin, eine ist Englisch, und die andere ist Deutsch. (Ich habe das Studium von Germanistik abgeschlossen.) Ich bin in Kyoto, unter vielen alten buddhistischen Tempeln und Shinto-Schreinen aufgewachsen. (z.B. Kiyomizu Tempel, Toji Tempel, Yasaka Schrein Heian Schrein, Fushimi Inari Schrein usw.) Einige von ihnen sind heute weltweit bekannt, und auf der Liste vom UNESCO Welterbe. Von Kindheit an ist mir ein täglicher Anblick mit vielen ausländischen Touristen ganz normal. Ich hatte schon gedacht,"was kann ich für sie tun?" (Natürlich denke ich daran heute auch.) Und die Antwort war,"ich werde Reiseleiterin, um ihre Zeit in Kyoto viel wunderbarer zu machen". Endlich kommt die Zeit! Es gibt unzählbare Sehenswürdigkeiten in Kyoto, deshalb werden Sie einige Hilfe brauchen, wenn Sie gut in der Stadt herumlaufen möchten. Es ist viel besser mit einer Reiseleiterin, die so gut Kyoto kennt, gerade wie ich! Außerdem wird es Sie zu einem besseren Verständnis von der japanischen Kultur führen. Bitte fragen Sie mich, ohne zu zögern! Mit vielen Wahlen und je nach Geschmack kann ich für Sie die beste Reise arrangieren.

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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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day before of the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 18 )

1 month ago |   by Regan

“ Excellent Kyoto tour! ”

We are a family of 4, with 2 teenagers on our first trip to Japan. Keiko was our guide in Kyoto for 2 days, hoping to see as much as we can. And we did! She met us at our hotel and our tour began. Over two days we saw the Ryoanji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Arashiyama area with Tenryuji Temple and Bamboo forest, Nijo Castle, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Nishiki Food Market and Gion area, including a tea ceremony experience. With each site/area, she was very helpful in explaining the history behind each place. It made visiting much more enjoyable and we were able to appreciate it better. Keiko also helped us go shopping, finding places for lunch (it was delicious) and making sure we were comfortable at all times. She was patient and ensured that we were enjoying everything. We used public transportation and mingling with local residents of Kyoto allowed us to see how they lived. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kyoto. We would highly recommend Keiko as a guide in Kyoto!

1 month ago |   by Beth

“ Kyoto with Keiko ”

Our family recently visited Kyoto with Keiko as a guide for two of the three days we were there. We can't imagine having navigated Kyoto without her! She is an excellent tour guide. Keiko is professional, knowledgeable, patient, and considerate. She was flexible when we changed plans and frequently adjusted the pace to fit us. She answered our many questions about Japanese culture; she has a good command of English so communication was easy. She did her utmost to guarantee we had a good experience in Kyoto. We would highly recommend her!

1 month ago |   by Brian

“ Kyoto in a day ”

Outstanding day. Keiko is highly intelligent; she is very articulate; her English is extremely good; she was knowledgeable about everything we discussed; she is friendly, thoughtful and helpful. She has a passion about her job and about Kyoto; she was anxious to show us all the important aspects of her city irrespective of time. We really enjoyed being with Keiko and would like you to pass on our thanks for a great day.

3 months ago |   by Tom

“ Fantastic guide - best bike tour! ”

Keiko provided perhaps the finest moss garden tour in Japan. Her Bicycle Tour of Kyoto Temples and Shrines was a superb and highly recommended experience for those who love gardens and to depart from the beaten and crowded tourist scene. Keiko speaks very good English, she’s pleasant, quick to smile and awaited patiently while my family soaked up the finest moss gardens that we’ve encountered anywhere on planet Earth. Keiko shared her knowledge of the Kyoto shrines, temples, and Flora in the area, taking time to tell the stories of the original creators of the temples, some inspiring, some sad, but all very interesting. Keiko graciously accommodated us in taking family photographs and stopping to take scenic photos for which we are grateful. My wife, family and I very much enjoyed our experience with Keiko and highly recommend both Keiko and the Bike tour she provides in Kyoto. Finally, we appreciate Keiko making the extra effort after the tour to identify a shop in Kyoto to purchase exquisite Japanese umbrellas. Keiko took the time to find and email us the information the evening after our tour.

3 months ago |   by Michelle

“ Kyoto tour and transport transfer assistance ”

We found Keiko to be an excellent guide, she was very organised and went out of her way to ensure we got to visit the key areas of interest to us. We engaged her services on two occasions and each time she was very knowledgeable and helpful and a pleasure to be with. She contributed a lot to our enjoyment of Kyoto. We thoroughly recommend her services.


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