Welcome to Kyoto! My name's Tohru. Please call me Toh-ru or Toh-ru-san. I am a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter. I was born and grew up in Kyoto, so I'm very familiar with many sightseeing spots and attractions in Kyoto. If you would like to enjoy walking around Kyoto in YUKATA or KIMONO, I'll be happy to prepare it for you in advance.
Kyoto is a fascinating and picturesque city visited by lots of foreign tourists every year. I can offer you unique experiences in this beautiful city, which can include visits to traditional Japanese gardens, ancient temples and shrines designated as world heritage sites, authentic Japanese cultural experiences such as exploring the traditional townhouse called MACHIYA, the food market called NISHIKI, shopping arcades and fantastic museums. With a flexible approach, I can help you personalize your agenda.
When you have a chance to visit Kyoto, please contact me anytime and anywhere!
I'll be looking forward to seeing you and spending wonderful time with you.
See you soon!
- National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
- Itinerary Control Manager
- Kyoto Expert Certification 2nd grade
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.
An outstanding tour experience of Kyoto. Mr Tohru had arranged a thoughtful itinerary. He was very knowledgeable, an excellent host who was very considerate. Mr Tohru has an excellent command of English as well. Highly recommended.
Dear Moe-san, Thank you very much for joining my tour! I'm glad that you have enjoyed one-day tour too much. You are so friendly, open-minded and kind-hearted that I could spend a wonderful day guiding you around Kyoto. You are one of the most delightful guests, so I would like to show you around Kyoto again. Thank you so much! Best regards,
I had a wonderful 1/2 day tour with Tohru!
Thank you very much, Jonathan-san. I hope that your OMIKUJI, or fortune slip will bring "Great Fortune" to you. See you soon.