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$ 35 Hourly rate
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Cities where can guide: Hyogo , Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages English ( License )

(46) Reviews
Hourly rate 35 USD


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.

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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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 46 )

1 week ago |   by Scheherazade

“ Excellent! ”

Mitsu-san was very accommodating and made sure we all had a wonderful time. We were a family of 5, and we truly enjoyed our 2 days tour of Kyoto and Nara with Mitsu-san. He took us to beautiful places in his comfortable van. We learned about the history and the trivia about the different places we've been. It was a memorable experience for all of us. Would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and other people. Thank you Mitsu-san for your dedication and your patience in showing us around. May more blessings come upon you and your family.

2 weeks ago |   by Raoul

“ Great day in Kyoto ”

We had a great time, Mitsuyuki was great, good English, knew her Kyoto!

3 weeks ago |   by Mark

“ A journey to Kyoto ”

Mitsuyuki san picked us up with a very comfortable minivan at the pier in Kobe and drove us to Kyoto. As a former taxi driver in Kyoto he was able to take efficient short cuts in the city which enabled us to see more sights than we would have otherwise been able to do. Because we needed to be back on the ship by 5pm and wished to take the 3pm bullet train from Kyoto to Kobe our touring was fairly limited. However, at each site Mitsuyuki was able to maximize our time with short cuts within the parks. Our guide was a pleasure to be with and had a great sense of humor.

3 weeks ago |   by Marilyn

“ Unbelievable! ”

I had to read twice at guide with car under his photo. Too good to be true as I have read only tours using bus/train/foot. But it was true what luck! Mitsuyuku-san is also above all a knowledgeable and patient guide. We were a group of 4 and were seated comfortably in his large car. He even provided bottled water. You can request the type of food you want to eat and can take you there. Thanks again Mitsuyuki-san! We had a wonderful time in Kyoto because of you!!

1 month ago |   by Robert

“ kyoto in one day / mr mitsuyuki ”

my family only had one day in kyoto to see the sights and i could find no tour that could get me to all the major sights in one day. i then found mr mitsuyuki through triple lights. first he is very professional and an excellent english speaker. we started early which he was ok with, and i recommend because we saw a couple of the sights before the crowds. we were able to criss cross kyoto to all the major sights with his knowledge adding color along the way. it was an awesome day. it was also about the same price as taking a tour but much more efficient because of the small size plus mr mitsuyuki has more knowledge than most tour guides and his language skills is more than most tour guides. he has lived in the us so his conversation is quite good, he also lived in kyoto and was a taxi driver so his driving was very good and again save time because he had local knowledge of how to get around. once again major thumbs up for mr mitsuyuki and what a GREAT DAY IN KYOTO! i would highly recommend this trip/tour to anyone, i actually think it was great value. thanks again mr mitsuyuki


National Certified Guide
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$ 35 Hourly rate