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 5,000 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
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 6 people
* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 14 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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.
If you want to see Kyoto and Nara, the best way to see as much as possible is to have a driver and Mitsuyuki fit that bill. He knew exactly how to get there as well as best way to get there. He was prompt, a good driver, was able to tell us enough about each place he took us. Most other guides in Japan take you around via public transport, which limits how much you can see in a day. Would definitely recommend Mitsuyuki if you need a driver , who knows his way around, and want to see as much as possible in Kyoto and Nara.
Thank you, Liz-san, for your good comments. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with me. I always try to accommodate my customer's requests and show them a lot of places as many as possible.
Our family of 6 enjoyed our day with Mitsuyuki very much. He is knowledgeable, friendly, approachable and fun to talk to. We covered all the places that we wanted to go to without feeling rushed. We greatly appreciated his comfortable Van to drive us around. That was the main reason I booked him in the first place and it did not disappoint us. We had a great day with Mitsuyuki-San! He is an excellent guide and highly recommended to anyone looking for one.
I had a wish list for all that I wanted to see at Kyoto. All he made possible within 8 hours. We were cruising so had very limited time at Osaka. We did the bamboo forest, golden temple, Tory gates, lunch and Narra. Very informative guide. I highly recommend Mitsu-San! Thank you for such a fun excellent tour at Kyoto.
Maria-san and family. Thank you for your excellent comments. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the tour with me. I always try to accommodate my customer's requests as much as possible.
We had a private 1 day tour to Kyoto with Mitsuyuki. He was on time, polite, informative and took us to a great place for lunch.
Thank you for your good comments. Please enjoy your stay in Japan. Please cook a delicious Oyako-donburi (rice bowl topped with boiled chicken and egg) at home.
Great day out and appreciate Mitsuyuki patience with a child. Our family enjoyed the day.
Thank you for your excellent comment. I tried to accommodate your requests as much as possible. Please enjoy your stay in Japan.