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Licensed Guide
  (3) Reviews
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$ 23 Hourly rate Price up to 6 people
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Last updated: 345 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent ), 繁體中文 ( Intermediate )

(3) Reviews
Hourly rate 23 USD Price up to 6 people
( Max : 10 People )
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Hi! My name’s Koji Baba. Most people call me Koji.
I’m from Toyota city. Born and raised.
Toyota is the city where car manufacture company "Toyota" has its main company.
Currently, I'm living in Kyoto.
I’m a freelance English teacher.
I’m studying English, because I need to use it for my job.
I love traveling and drinking.
In my free time I like reading, going out with friends, listening to music, and going for walks around Kyoto and try different Izakayas (Japanese style bar)
I was living in Shanghai before and ranning a bar with my friends.
Nice to meet you.

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4.3 (3) Reviews
Very Good


The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 6 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $22.75 $22.75 $9.10
4 Hours $91.00 $91.00 $36.40
8 Hours $182.00 $182.00 $72.80

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 10 maximum

Private Tours

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 ( 3 )

1 year ago |   by Peterson

“ Very Well guided tour ”

Koji is one of the best guides I have encountered. Very well prepared and professional. His English is top notch. A very nice and humble guy. It's like a very good friend is taking you around. So enjoyable. So happy with Koji. Highly recommended. Koji Would definitely be my guide again next time in Kyoto and Osaka.

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Ken

“ Great tour with Koji ”

Our family booked a 6-hour tour with Koji for our first day in Kyoto. He developed a custom itinerary for our family (with kids age 8 and 13) that was fun and interesting for everyone. We started at the Nishiki Market and then headed up to the Arashiyama area for the rest of the day. It was cold and raining the entire day but Koji made it enjoyable. He helped us with the subway system, local foods, history and culture. Highly recommend.

Very Good
1 year ago |   by Lady

“ Osaka tour ”

Koji kept in touch with us before and on the day of our tour. He was flexible with time and was patient, constantly considering my 70 yr old mom's limitations. He was also patient enough to show us how to use the ticket/IC machines and explained the train system. He even answered questions we had even after our tour with him ended. We recommend Koji as a guide in Osaka and Kyoto.