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Licensed Guide
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$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Last updated: 12 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Hyogo

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )

(85) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 6 people
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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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4.5 (85) Reviews
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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 6 people
Hourly rate $35.60 $35.60
4 Hours $142.40 $142.40
8 Hours $284.80 $284.80

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 14 hours maximum per day.
* People: 6 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 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 ( 85 )
1 week ago |   by Jeffrey

“ great experience! ”

Mitsuyuki gave us a great day. He let us choose the places we wanted to visit and was very accommodating when my wife made impromptu changes. His English language skill was surprisingly good. He was knowledgeable and personable and we were very comfortable to share our day with him. I think we were fortunate to find him! At the end of the day I was unable to find the lens cap for my camera and surmised that I must have left it in his mini van. I did not contact him about it ( our schedule was tight and lens caps are inexpensive to replace) but I was truly surprised to learn the following day that he had discovered it and made a special trip back to return it to our hotel front desk staff!! That's superior service!!! Thanks Mitsuyuki!!!

Very Good
3 weeks ago |   by Alexandria

“ Great ways to see Kyoto in a short time ”

Mr. Mitsuyuki was pleasant and on time picking us up. It rained all day when we toured Kyoto so it was great having him drive us around instead of taking the subway. In one day, we went to the Golden Pavilion, Bamboo garden, Tenryuji Temple, Gion, and Nara. We couldn't habe done that much on our own. Thank you Mr. Mitsuyuki for showing us Kyoto.

3 weeks ago |   by Laurie

“ We loved Mitsuyuki! ”

We had a fantastic time with Mitsuyuki! He focused on what was important to see and helped us cover a lot of sites in a short amount of time.

3 weeks ago |   by Yang

“ Very gentle and caring ”

Mitsuyuki-san is very kind and caring guide, making our day tour very convenient.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by IRIANE

“ Kyoto by Day ”

Thanks to Mitsuyuki for making our trip to Kyoto memorable and easy breezy! It was raining hard and I couldn’t imagine we had to ride the subway and walk to different tourist destinations if we didn’t book him. Thanks Mitsuyuki, we had a great time! We’ll be back for more soon! We’re sorry if we got tired at the end. 😁👍🏻 🇯🇵