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Licensed Guide
  (66) Reviews
Send message only 6 days available in November
$ 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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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Shiga , Wakayama , Mount Koya

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )

(66) 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 (66) 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 $30.80 $30.80 $17.60
4 Hours $123.20 $123.20 $70.40
8 Hours $246.40 $246.40 $140.80

* 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 ( 66 )
Norbert Norbert Germany ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Customized tour in Eastern Kyoto ”

We started our tour at the Silver Pavillon, and then moved south towards Kiyomizu-dera. Toshiyo showed us to many beautiful places we would not have found on our own, explained and pointed things out. It was a nice experience, and for us as non-native speakers her english was clear and easy to understand.


Hi Thank you for warm hearted review. I am glad you had a good time in Kyoto. I was a bit worried you could make it to Kiyomizudera temple. If your nephew and you will have a longer time in summer I will give you accommodation at my place I really want to visit Berlin. Please let me know. Best regards.

Lisa Lisa Canada ( Family )
1 week ago

“ Amazing and Unorthodox Tour of Kyoto ”

We wanted to go to antique and craft stores around Kyoto which caught Toshi off guard but she brought us to the exact kinds of stores we wanted to go to. As we walked around Kyoto, Toshi made sure to teach us about the history and quirks of the city. For lunch she brought us to an amazing old noodle house which itself was an experience. An overall wonderful day with a very knowledgable guide.


I am happy to know that you were satisfied with the tour. You are much artistic minded and refined. There are more to explore in this ancient capital. So I really hope you will come back again. Best regards. Toshiyo

Kevin Kevin United Kingdom ( Family with kids )
2 weeks ago

“ Great Tour of Kyoto Sights ”

My wife,Daughter (11) and myself had a very nice 1 day tour of Kyoto.It is impossible to see everything that Kyoto has to offer in one day but Toshiyo was able to take us to both beautiful shrines and temples and older parts of Kyoto but also parts of modern downtown.For us a nice mix of everything. Toshiyo is very knowledgeable and patient so our tour with her was a perfect introduction to Kyoto and was a big help in the 2 days that we spent getting to know Kyoto by ourselves. Many thanks for all your help Toshiyo


Dear Kevin Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I am happy to know you and your beautiful wife and daughter had a good time in Kyoto. I appreciate the pretty cloth brought from Indonesia. I hope I can visit Bali with this. Thanks again. Toshiyo has

Aziza Aziza Canada ( Family )
3 weeks ago

“ Kyoto visit ”

Toshiyo is very knowledgable, considerate and entertaining. She explains very patiently. I would definitely recommend using Toshiyo as your Kyoto guide.


Hi Aziza and your beautiful family Thank you very much for your warm hearted review. I hope you have had a good time in Kyoto. Please come again!

Nikki Nikki United States ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Amazing day in Kyoto! ”

Toshi was a great guide for my first day in Kyoto. We went all over the city, which allowed me not only to take in some amazing sights but also to get to know the bus and subway systems so I could use them by myself the rest of the trip. Toshi also gave me tips on additional places to go and the best timing to avoid the crowds. For example, I was planning to go to Kiyomizu-dera on the 2nd day but as she and I ended at Kodak-ji which was pretty close, she suggested that I go that same day as there would be fewer people later in the day. And she was right! I appreciated that Toshi provided lots of facts and insight about the places we visited, without making it feel like a lecture. We had a good time chatting and getting to know each other a bit throughout the day. Toshi also picked a... read more


Dear Nikki Thank very much for the warm hearted review. I appreciated it. I was glad to know you enjoyed Kyoto. I hope you will have the successful business and the safe trip home. I had great time chatting with you and learned how global Toyota is. Thank you again. Toshiyo