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Licensed Guide
  (58) Reviews
Send message only 9 days available in September
$ 31 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: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Shiga , Wakayama , Mount Koya

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(58) Reviews
Hourly rate 31 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 (58) 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 $31.15 $31.15 $17.80
4 Hours $124.60 $124.60 $71.20
8 Hours $249.20 $249.20 $142.40

* 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 ( 58 )
Pat Pat United States ( Couple )
1 day ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

Toshiyo was terrific! She's knowledgeable and informative, flexible and considerate. She went out of her way several times on our behalf; we thoroughly enjoyed our day with her


Thank for your wam hearted review. I really hope you will enjoy your time in Japan. Please find a beautiful Japanese doll. Toshiyo

Cecilia Cecilia United States ( Solo )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Trip to Nara ”

Friendly, companionable and helpful with directing our walk for an efficient tour


Hi Cecilia I hope you had a good time in Nara. Thank you for your taking time and writing the review. I really hope your flight back to your home went smoothly. Best regards. Toshiyo

Alvaro Alvaro Spain ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Execllent guide ”

She did the most of our time. We visited everything we wanted to see even with a horrible heat wave. Big tumbs up for Toshiyo! Trully recommend her!


Hi Alvaro Thank you for your warm hearted review. I am very glad you had good impressions about me. Please come again and see more about Kyoto. Best wishes. Toshiyo

Tasneem Tasneem Japan ( Couple )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Travel with a guide as a local ”

Toshiyo was very patient and understood our needs immediately. The experience of using public transport was great too. We enjoyed going to the bamboo forest seeing the area the temples and then visiting the temple with 1000 gates


Hi Tasneem I hope your back will be ok and enjoy your traveling. Thank you for the warm hearted review. I am looking forward to your family story. Please keep in touch. Thanks for choosing me as a guide. Best regards. Toshiyo

Steve Steve United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Wonderful day in sweltering heat! ”

Despite the hot temperatures it was a lovely day seeing the sights with Toshiyo! She was prompt, funny, knowledgeable and sweet. Her English is excellent and she adapted the trip as we went along given our needs and desires. I would highly recommend her and look forward to using her again on a return trip to Kyoto.


Thank you for the warm hearted review. I am very happy that you had a good pleasant time in Kyoto. Please say hello to your family! Maggi’s disappeared . Please tell her. Thank you . I am looking forward to seeing you again, Toshiyo