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Licensed Guide
  (6) Reviews
Send message fully booked in December
US$ 44 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

(6) Reviews
Hourly rate 44 USD Price up to 4 people
( Max : 24 People )
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I've been working as the nationally licensed tour guide for foreign tourists since 2010. I love meeting people from all over the world.!I believe that Japan has many interesting aspects for tourists. I'd like to show you the culture unique to Japan such as Buddhist statues,Japanese gardens, Japanese food, sake and shopping.

5.0 (6) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 4 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate US$44.15 US$44.15 US$2.95
4 Hours US$176.61 US$176.61 US$11.79
8 Hours US$353.21 US$353.21 US$23.58

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 24 maximum

Private Tours

Kyoto Private Tour

(6) Reviews
Kyoto is the previous capital of Japan for more than one thousand years and still preserves old traditional atmosphere of Japan.In the tour you can visit m...
8 Hours US$ 353 up to 8 people

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 6 )
Jenner Jenner United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Very thoughtful exploration of Kyoto ”

Tomo was well-prepared for our day together and spoke very good English. She has a can-do attitude and we learned a ton. I can't imagine taking a risk on a non-licensed guide. She was very knowledgeable, spoke perfect English, had a personal pass for entry to the temples and shrines. Plus she knew the city well and made the best use of our time together to be sure we saw everything of interest to us.


Thank you so much for the kind message. So happy to know that you enjoyed our tour. It was my pleasure touring with such a wonderful family with lovely children! I hope the tour would be the unforgettable one.Thank you for everything and hoping to see you again!

Matthew Matthew United States ( Couple )
1 year ago

“ Fantastic Kyoto ”

Tomoko-san provided an excellent tour for our family of 7 in Kyoto. She timed the transportation and event crowds to maximise our enjoyment while being flexible for our distractions; highly recommend.


Hi Matthew san, So wonderful to meet you all! Though it was a so humid day, l enjoyed touring with you. Thank you for everything! Did you enjoy walking at Fushimi Inari after the tour? I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Best regards, Tomoko

Lalit Lalit United States ( Couple )
2 years ago

“ Tour of Kyoto ”

Tomoko was very informative on our tour! Very nice and would give us all the history of the temples and shrines. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her! -Megha and Lalit


Hi Megha san Lalit san. Thank you so much for your kind message. It was so wonderful to have a pleasant time with you. I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your stay and be back to Japan someday with your beautiful kid next time! Tomoko

Sharyn Sharyn Australia ( Family with kids )
2 years ago

“ An excellent day ”

Tomoko gave us a great day. We were able to chose our itinerary and she was very patient and explained the sights very well. A lovely Japanese lady. Sharyn


Thank you for everything, Sharyn san! I’m so happy to know that you enjoyed a day in Kyoto. It was wonderful being with a nice family. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan! Tomoko

Nalin Nalin Australia ( Friends )
3 years ago

“ Thanks Tomoko ”

Tomoko is very organized, knowledgeable and very kind hearted person. We had big group of 16... She was so concern about each of us.. regularily maintained communication with me before the tour.. We are very happy to recommend her and willing to get her services when we are visiting Japan again.. Thansk Tomoko !!


Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I enjoyed being with beautiful families. I’m hoping to see you again someday. Please say hi to your lovely kids! Tomoko