I had been working as an English-speaking taxi driver in Kyoto for about 4 years from March 2012 to May 2016. During that time I guided many visitors from abroad around Kyoto. In June 2016 I decided to quit working as a taxi driver and become a self-employed English tour guide. As I'm a licensed English tour guide and a professional driver, I can guide visitors from abroad around Kyoto, Nara, and other places in my car. 6 passengers maximum. English guiding is 4,000 yen/hour. No extra charge for carfare. As I'm not a taxi driver, I cannot receive any money for carfare. I will take you anywhere you like in my car mainly in the Kansai Region.read more
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.
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.
Mitsuyuki was our tour guide for sites near Kyoto. We used his services for two days (Day 1: Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, and Fushimi Inari Shrine; Day 2: Nara). It was great to travel by car to these locations and thus had a lot of flexibility with the tours to add more or less time at different sites. He was knowledgeable of the areas we visited and spoke very good English.
Mitsu-San was a fantastic guide--I would definitely book him again. He had the utmost patience for my endless questions, photos and my grumpy 12 year old daughter. We changed the itinerary toward the end of the day because she had had enough of the (seemingly) endless temples and shrines that mom was dragging her to. So we popped over to the Toei Movie Park at Mitsu-san's suggestion.
Mitsui San is his name that we used over the 3 days we spent time with him. He was like a family to us and he provided the most care and attention for our travels as we have a 84 yo mum who is not agile and not able to walk long distances. He fitted in all our requests on places to visit and provide information on best spots to take the photos and even become our official photographer and our culinary guide. We had a great time as a family because of him and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs a guide. Thank you Mitsui San from all of us. Melissa, Doreen, Lai, Zoe and mum.
My family and I booked a day tour with Mr.Mitsuyuki early July. I was mainly looking for a tour guide to take us around the attractions of Mt.Rokko and due to some mobility issues, hiring a tour guide with a car was a priority. I found out about Mr.Mitsuyuki and emailed him and he was very helpful from the first email. On the tour day, he was waiting for us on time in front of our hotel in Kobe. He then took us to the cable car station and we took the cable car to the upper station. He picked us up again in the upper station and here was were the actual tour started. Although, I have agreed on the itinerary beforehand with Mr.Mitsuyuki, on the tour day I talked to him about some changes (all within the Mt.Rokko vicinity) and he was very flexible and accommodating. After touring around Mt.Rokko, Mr.Mitsuyuki (as planned) took us to Kobe-Sanda Premium outlets. We did some serious shopping in there and Mr.Mitsuyuki was kind enough to wait for us until we finished (he even helped us with carrying the bags). Overall, I highly recommend booking with Mr.Mitsuyuki as he is very friendly, flexible and easy going. I wished that I had few more days around the Kansai area to book another tour with him. Thanks a lot for the great tour Mr.Mitsuyuki, if we ever find ourselves around the Kansai area again we will absolutely be booking with you.
Mitsusan picked us up & dropped us back at our hotel in Osaka , which made it very convenient for us. We had taken our teenage grandkids on our trip and so I arranged with Mitsusan on the places we thought they would enjoy in Osaka & Kyoto. Mitsusan was accommodating and we all had a fun day. Aloha & Mahalo, Mitsusan