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$ 18 Hourly rate Price up to 7 people
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Shiga

Languages English ( License )

(16) Reviews
Hourly rate 18 USD Price up to 7 people
( Max : 10 People )
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Hello, my name is Mana. I am a National Licensed Tour Guide in English. I was born and raised in Kyoto. I worked for Kyoto Prefectural Police Headquarters.I know lots about Kyoto's cultures and festivals . I am good at walking. After I got married, I have been in Shiga for over 30 years.I work for at high school as a part time teacher. I am flexible in Kyoto and Shiga. See you soon!

4.5 (16) Reviews
Very Good


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

1 Person
Up to 7 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $18.00 $18.00 $4.50
4 Hours $72.00 $72.00 $18.00
8 Hours $144.00 $144.00 $36.00

* Duration: 4 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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 16 )
Lei Lei United Kingdom
3 months ago

“ Love the tour with Mana ”

Amazing tour with Mana, she is very kind and very patient, so happy for my experience. will differently book again and re-comment to all my friends. .


Dear Lei. Thank you very much for your nice review ! I hope you will come back to Kyoto. I would like to guide you again.Kind regards

Wen Shan Wen Singapore ( Family with kids )
3 months ago

“ Lotss of places to see ”

Mana met us outside the tourist info, she waa a little blur and didnt recognise us when we came up to her but no problem. Took us to various sights we wanted to see like Kinkakuji, arashimaya and also added interesting sights to the itinerary like the monkey park that was on the way though we didnt know of. Also brought us to interesting silk worm cocoon handicraft shop. Effective use of the transport system except for the bus ride to Eikando. She was going to get us to take subway and bus but thought we had time and we took the bus all the way which ended up taking a long time though it did save us money since we got he one fay kyoto bus pass. Nevertheless luckily we made it just in time to enter to see the beautiful fall foliage though it was starting to get dark. She doesnt provide a lo... read more


Dear Wen. Thank you for a prompt nice review. You are so lucky because Kinkakuji and Arashiyama were not as crowded as usual. So we could proceed with our schedule faster than usual. As a result you could save time and money. I myself enjoyed viewing autumn foliage at the park.The monkeys also enjoyed with your family.

gideon Gideon Israel ( Family )
4 months ago

“ to know more ”

a nice lady.not so good English.


Dear Gideon. Thank you for your review. I hope you had wonderful tine in Japan. I'm sorry that I struggle with English but I'm taking course to improve it.

Jason Jason Netherlands ( Family with kids )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ Lovely tour by Mana ”

Great tour, a lot of information so we've learned a lot. It was a lovely day.


Dear Jason. I was so happy to be a guide for you and your family. This was my first precious experience to guide such a wonderful family from the Netherlands. I believe the separate experience of guiding both you and your son, and wife and daughter was equally enjoyable. Please convey my love and appreciation to your wife and daughter.

Irma Irma Netherlands ( Family with kids )
Very Good
10 months ago

“ kyoto 2 days ”

we saw a lot of Kyoto and Mana knew her way very well, her English was oke and she was very friendly and correct, we can recommend her as a guide


Dear Irma. Thank you so much for your review. It was so regretful that we couldn't walk around the beautiful garden of Koudaiji due to rain . However this temple is also beautiful for its Japanese maple leaves, so next time it would be perfect to come visit Kyoto to experience the beautiful garden.