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.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 12 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 21 maximum
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
We booked Toshio last minute and she did a great job choosing sites that fit our needs.
Dear Marjorie Thank you very much for having me as your guide. And I appreciate your warm hearted review. I am afraid we walked too much on a hot day. It was nice meeting you and your beautiful family. Thank you. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was very knowledgeable. She chose a meeting place near the train station that was easy to find, and she was prompt. We had limited time and she selected several top attractions that gave us a good overview of Kyoto. Her English is very good. She offered us the option of public transport, but we chose taxis because our time was limited and we visited on a very hot day.
Thank you very much for having me as your guide. I appreciate you visiting Kyoto all the way from Osaka port. I wish you had more time so that I could show to more peaceful places. Thank you very much. Toshiyo
Toshiyo was a patient guide---working with us in advance to plan what we wanted to see. We had many suggestions and she always responded well. Even after we in the midst of the Kyoto touring, she was willing to make adjustments when we thought of other places that we wanted to visit. Toshi was always prompt and pleasant. And, her command of English was very good. When there were sites with which she was not totally familiar, she always made sure that there was an appropriate "volunteer" English speaking guide to be with us. If I had one very small suggestion it would be that she slow her walking a bit when necessary.
Dear Jerome Thank you very much for having me as a guide. I hope you could see as many places as possible during your limited precious time. Also I hope you enjoyed and liked Kyoto and Nara. And I feel very sorry for have walked too fast even when there ware ups and downs. I appreciate having me for three days and a half day. I hope to see you again some day. Best regards. Toshiyo
We were a group of four friends on a cruise. We caught the bullet train to Koyoto. In all my dealing with Tosi she was very prompt. Also allowing us to change our time to an hour earlier . We could never have seen all the wonderful sights we visited without Tosi. She was very patient and walked to our pace while still keeping us on track.We would highly recommend Tosi services. Many thanks Tosi for showing us your wonderful city. Marie Mal Joan & Peter.
Dear Marie,Mal,Joan and Peter, Thank you very much for warm hearted review. I appreciate you having me as a guide. I am also glad to know you enjoyed the day. Thank you very much for visiting Kyoto all the way from Kobe port. Please come back again to see cherry trees and autumn leaves. Best regards. Toshiyo