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Licensed Guide
  (117) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in July
$ 32 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: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Shiga , Wakayama

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(117) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 12 people
( Max : 21 People )
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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.

4.5 (117) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 12 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.20 $32.20 $18.40
4 Hours $128.80 $128.80 $73.60
8 Hours $257.60 $257.60 $147.20

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 21 maximum

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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.

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 ( 117 )
Fachry Fachry Indonesia ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Kyoto 6 hour ”

Though it started with some difficulties on finding the meeting point (not using a common place), all went smoothly. But actually within 6 hours, it’s rather limited to see most of Kyoto


Dear Fachry Thank you for your review. I think since iKyoto is a big city and far to move from north, west and east. I hope you will come back to see more in Kyoto. Autumn is the best. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo

Margaret Margaret United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto tour ”

We had fun and learned a lot. We shopped ( a little) and Toshiyo found us an amazing kimono shop. More importantly, we toured a castle and temple. We learned a lot about life in Kyoto. She made my 13 yr old very happy finding (as my daughter put it) “the best Ramen place ever!”


Dear Margaret Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I am very glad you enjoyed Kyoto. I hope your husband liked your kimonos. Please come back again to see beautiful autumn in Kyoto. Thank you for having me as your guide. Toshiyo

Tom Tom United States ( Friends )
2 weeks ago

“ A wonderful guide ”

Toshiyo took us all over kyoto. She showed a perfect understanding of where everything was, and was flexible too. I was only in Kyoto for 1 day and was pleased with everything I got to see. 5 stars!!

Cezanne Cezanne United States ( Family with kids )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Wonderful day with Toshiyo in Kyoto ”

My family and I had a wonderful day with Toshiyo who took us to Tenryuji temple and gardens, Arashiyama bamboo forest, saga torimoto preserved street and nishiki market. She was patient, attentive and well versed in the public transportation systems. She gave us historical info as we visited the sites and chatted with my teenage daughter as we walked through Kyoto on a very hot day. Her english was very good and was attentive to our needs. Thank you Toshiyo for making our time in Kyoto so memorable.


Dear Cezanne Thank you very much for warm hearted review. Although it was a hot day., we could spend a happy enjoyable day. I hope you can come back again in autumn with beautiful colored leaves. Thank you for having me as you guide. Toshiyo

Christopher Christopher United States ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Family tour of Kyoto ”

Toshi could not have given us a better day. Despite heavy rain in the first half of the day, she navigated our family of 5 across many sites of Kyoto. She was patient and engaging with the kids, and she efficiently moved us around using the Kyoto bus system. She helped us pick a series of sites that aligned with the weather and our goals, including a great lunch spot. Toshi also shared her knowledge about Kyoto and the sites. Her English is very good. We were able to take in so much more of Kyoto with Toshi than we could have done on our own. I give her a 10/10!


Dear Christopher Thank you very much for warm hearted review. Your children are so beautiful , smart and patient. I was much impressed with them. I am so glad you enjoyed the day despite the heavy rain. From July 1 the city bus fare for children is free.so please make the most of it. I appreciate you having me as your guide. Best regards. Toshiyo