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Toshiyo

Licensed Guide
  (154) Reviews
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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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara , Osaka , Shiga , Wakayama

Languages English ( Business ), Japanese ( Conversational )

Reviews
(154) 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.

4.6 (154) 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 12 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$28.84 US$28.84 US$13.52
4 Hours US$115.35 US$115.35 US$54.07
8 Hours US$230.70 US$230.70 US$108.14

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

Private Tours

1 day special customized tour in Kyoto

(154) 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...
7 Hours US$ 229 up to 15 people

6hour Kyoto exciting private tour

(154) 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 ...
6 Hours US$ 193 up to 8 people

One day tour From Gion to the Nishiki Market

(154) 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...
5 Hours US$ 184 up to 10 people

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

(154) 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...
2 Hours US$ 64 up to 5 people

NijyoCastle, time slip to Edo period

(154) 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...
2 Hours US$ 46 up to 4 people

Konchi-in and Tenju-an---beautiful gardens

(154) Reviews
by Toshiyo
Konchi-in Temple is one of the subordinte temples of Nanzen-ji Temple, which is the head temple of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Sect of Zen Buddhism. Ori...
3 Hours US$ 138 up to 15 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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 154 )
Dennis Dennis United States ( Family )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Visit to Osaka ”

Toshiyo was very knowledgeable of the Osaka area. With several places closed she was still able to provide a full day of visiting various sites.

Toshiyo:

Dear l Dennis Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I am afraid we walked a lot but I hope you enjoyed Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I appreciate your kindness. Thank you very much. Best regards. Toshiyo

Dorothy Dorothy United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Kyoto and Nara ”

We have traveled extensively and Toshiyo was the best tour guide. She was a most gracious and knowledgeable companion in visiting these historic sites. Toshiyo is very special and we are very grateful that we met her!

Toshiyo:

Dear Dorothy and Moses, Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as your guide for your precious trip to Kyoto and Nara. I was much impressed and moved by your stories. I hope you had a great time in Japan and will come back again. Toshiyo

Narendra Narendra United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Nice Tour and Great Person ”

Prior to the trip, Toshiyo and I communicated several times to finalize what we wanted to see in Kyoto. We did a day trip from Tokyo and she met us at the train station and we were off to our sights. She showed each site very well and used public transportation and taxis if needed. Her English is very very good and she was able to clearly understand and effectively communicate with us. We would certainly use her services again the next time we are in the Kyoto area.

Toshiyo:

Dear Navendra Thank you very much for you having me as your guide. I enjoyed being with you. I am glad you had a good time in Kyoto because you cane all the way to visit Kyoto. I appreciate your visit. Please come back again in spring and autumn. Thank you again. Toshiyo

Amna Amna United States ( Couple )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Great one day trip to Kyoto with Toshiyo ”

We had a great one day trip to Kyoto with Toshi. She was very prompt to reply to all my questions before booking the trip. We were taking the early morning bulletin train from a Tokyo and she met us at the train station. We went to 5 places (Inari Shinto shrine, bamboo forest, imperial castle, golden pavilion and one more place). I am so glad that Toshi was with us to navigate the city as these sites were spread all over. We had a great day in Kyoto- Thank you Toshi.

Toshiyo:

Hi Amna Thank you very much for your having me as your guide. I am glad you enjoyed Kyoto. And we had a relaxed time with fewer tourists in tourist spots. Please come back again in spring and autumn to see more beautiful places. Thank you. Toshiyo

Saumil Saumil United States ( Friends )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Comprehensive Tour of Beautiful Kyoto ”

Toshiyo was the greatest thing to happen to our group. My friends and I have been visiting Japan and have been trying to soak up the best elements. She was extremely flexible, punctual and professional, extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Not only did we see it all we learned it all. Thank you Toshiyo-San

Toshiyo:

Dear Saumil and lovely friends Thank you very much for your having me as a guide. I am very glad to hear you enjoyed the day here. I appreciate we shared monkey park and love shrine experiences. 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 ...