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Toshiyo

Licensed Guide
  (147) Reviews
Send message only 4 days available in January
US$ 29 Hourly rate Price up to 12 people
I can guide in Kyoto,Nara Osaka Koyasan and Shiga. I can also take guests to Kouyasan . I can also guide you in the evening.
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Last updated: 1 hour ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Shiga , Wakayama

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

Reviews
(147) Reviews
Hourly rate 29 USD Price up to 12 people
( Max : 22 People )
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About

I was born and raised in Kyoto.Kyoto has a lot of things to see and experience. Kyoto is an ancient city with a lot of world heritage.
I am happy to show you both traditonal aspects of Japan and modern things.
I use public transportation and I am good at walking.
Also I am very flexible.

Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 12 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$29.12 US$29.12 US$13.65
4 Hours US$116.48 US$116.48 US$54.60
8 Hours US$232.96 US$232.96 US$109.20

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 22 maximum

Private Tours

1 day special customized tour in Kyoto

(147) Reviews
by Toshiyo
Kyoto has many beautiful places to visit. I especially would like to take you to the most exciting spots in Kyoto in 1 day. Please pick a few of the option...
7h US$ 232 up to 15 people

6hour Kyoto exciting private tour

(147) Reviews
by Toshiyo
概要 You can experience both temples and shrines as well as visit beautiful Japanese bamboo grove and gardens. With my help, you will be able to understand ...
6h US$ 195 up to 8 people

One day tour From Gion to the Nishiki Market

(147) Reviews
by Toshiyo
Kyoto is an ancient city, which used to like be the capital of Japan for 1000 years. There are about 1600 temples and 400 shrines and beautiful gardens. It...
5h US$ 185 up to 10 people

Experiencing Japanese calligraphy and tea ceremony at a priv...

(147) Reviews
by Toshiyo
You can experience real traditional Japanese tea ceremony privately. I will pick you up at Otsu jr station or Hamaotsu Krishna station. Please feel relaxed...
2h US$ 65 up to 5 people

Katsura Imperial Villa and Fushimi Inari

(147) Reviews
by Toshiyo
Katsura Imperial Villa is too beautiful to express! In the early Edo period, Prince Toshihito, who excelled in both literature and the martial art from chi...
4h US$ 130 up to 6 people

NijyoCastle, time slip to Edo period

(147) Reviews
by Toshiyo
The castle is located in the center of Kyoto city and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. It was originally built in 1603 as the official K...
2h US$ 46 up to 4 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 ( 147 )
Suzette Suzette United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Very informative guide for Kyoto day trip ”

We had a great time with Toshiyo on our one day Kyoto tour. She took us to the places we wanted to see and more. She explained the culture and the history of the town very well. We highly recommend Toshiyo as your guide.

Toshiyo:

Dear Suzette Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate your having me as your guide. I am glad you like our culture and history. Please come back again with your family. Best regards. Toshiyo

Peter Peter Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful Day, Magnificent Guide ”

A memorable day seeing the wonders of Kyoto. The day was made all the more special by our guide. As we wanted to see so many things, Toshiyo was most helpful & flexible in organising our day. Her knowledge about the sites & culture of Kyoto left us with fond memories..... highly recommended!!!

Toshiyo:

Dear Peter Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am happy you liked Kyoto and our culture. Please come back again in spring and autumn. The more beautiful Kyoto will be waiting for you. Thank you. Toshiyo

Edward Edward United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great Two Days ”

We had terrific tours of Kyoto, Horyuji and Nara. Lots of fun. Will never forget how she arranged surprise kimono experience for the grand girls. She also raced ahead for us to have special lunch. Overall patient with us, flexible and a great tour guide. Hope to see her again in a couple years.

Toshiyo:

Dear Ed and lovely girls Very very enjoyable time with you. I appreciate you having me as your guide. Thank you very much. Hope to see you again. Best regards. Toshiyo

Karin Karin Singapore ( Family )
Excellent
4 weeks ago

“ Kyoto-Shi spent with a local guide ”

This petite sophisticated Japanese teacher dipped us into the complexities of the Japanese culture - enhancing our appreciation of the country and its people. She was client responsive by adjusting the program at our request and made the day fit into an already busy schedule. Her grace, curiosity and intelligence made the time spent with her very worth while

Toshiyo:

Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. Your family are all amazing. I learned a lot about different cultures. I am very glad you like Japan. Please come back again when you have time. Thank you. Toshiyo

Talia Talia United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Amazing guide, helped us see the city! ”

We spent our first few hours in Kyoto with Toshiyo. We were only in the city for 2 days, and Toshiyo made our full 4 hours so educational and fun. She took us to all of the sights we wanted to see, educated us on the temples and culture and history of Kyoto, and even helped us navigate the bus and subway system as we had just arrived in Japan. Toshiyo made our trip to Kyoto so memorable and helped us maximize our time! We had a great experience, thank you Toshiyo!

Toshiyo:

Dear Talia Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. Please come back again. Thank you very much. Toshiyo

Blog

Lovely kimono experience

by Toshiyo
My guest Ed has three beautiful granddaughters. We walked around the towe of Yasaka . Then headed for Arashiyama, Kinkakuji and Fushimi Inar...

The oldest wooden temple Horyuji

by Toshiyo
This is the oldest five stories pagoda in the world. It was built in 6th century. On the first floor there were clay figures. They are origi...

Animal lovers

by Toshiyo
We went to owl cafe in Arashiyama. I t was amazing. We could pat many kinds of owls softly. 

Indian family

by Toshiyo
If was a very hot day. On July 24. I took the 10 Indian family members including old couples with hard to walk. To Kinkakuji and Nijyo castl...

Calligraphy

by Toshiyo
Today we had calligraphy at my house near Imperial palace. We wrote many paper.   This has been very hot in Kyoto so activities inside the ...

Japanese cemetery

by Toshiyo
CIf you climb up to Fushimi Inari Shrine you can see more sacred and peaceful section. My. Inari is a sacred mountain loved and respect for ...