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National Certified Guide
  (55) Reviews
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$ 36 Hourly rate up to 6 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where can guide: Hyogo , Kyoto , Nara , Osaka

Languages English ( License )

(55) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD
up to 6 people


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 ( 55 )

3 days ago |   by ANNA

“ Kyoto tour ”

Mitsuyuki is very punctual and is an excellent guide.

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Ana

“ Nara and Kyoto Tour ”

I am satisfied with the service of Mitsu-San. It is a good thing that he has a car especially if you are travelling with a senior or kids because there will be a lot of walking. He is very accommodating with our queries even if we haven't book our tour yet. I will definitely recommend the service of Mitsuyuki.

Very Good
2 weeks ago |   by Stephanie

“ Excellent day trip of Kyoto & Nara ”

We had an enjoyable day with Mr Mitsuyuki, who drove us around to the key sights in Kyoto and Nara. Mr Mitsuyuki was very patient and accommodating to our requests, and adjusted the tour along the way to suit our preferences and pace. He was also able to share many interesting details about the different places. Thank you for the great trip!

Very Good
3 weeks ago |   by Kathleen

“ A memorable day in Kyoto and Nara ”

Our tour with Mitsuyuki was everything that we hoped it would be. He arrived promptly and had remembered what we hadn't seen yet. He was an excellent driver and we found that he easily understood us, even our jokes! In a short period of time we were able to see many spots of interest without having to find them, find parking, and he had a very relaxed personable "lecturing" style. We had a very interesting day and we would highly recommend his tour, especially if you want to see Nara and don't have much time. Thank you Mitsuyuki!

Very Good
4 weeks ago |   by Ravi

“ Miyama visit ”

Very Good! Punctual, polite, amenable!