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 a 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!
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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.
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.
Mana guided me on my first afternoon through late evening in Kyoto: initially the exchange of mails between us was limited and rather brief, and my only request to Mana was to help me see some good evening illuminations and places less strenuous for me physically. Based on this request Mana had crafted a very thoughtful program for the evening and in fact guided me to some places I had not read about but were true gems- Uji being one example. She also had already booked tickets for evening light show in Kodaiji temple, and it was a great idea. We had a wonderful time, and Mana's thoughtfulness and kindness as well as her knowledge of tourist attractions was evident throughout the journey.
Dear Padam . Thank you for giving me such a great review. I hope you enjoyed other Sakura tours. You were so lucky that the Sakura were in full bloom everywhere. Next time why not come back to enjoy the autumn leaves . I'll be waiting for you in Kyoto.
Mana is an excellent tour guide! She showed me many different places as well as explained facts behind the sights we visited. Mana also helped me find the places I wanted to go and then some! I didn't want to try and find places by myself as I never been to this area before and I didn't have much time. Mana helped keep my trip stress free by doing that. I cannot speak Japanese and Mana helped me communicate with others which I found invaluable. She is fluent in English and it was like having a friend show me around. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, friendly tour guide! Thanks again Mana!
Dear Alex. Thank you for sending me best evaluation. I'm so happy to hear from you that you are fine. Every time I see Tanuki's pottery, it reminds of you. Kansai especially Osaka is the place for entertainment.The people like making a joke. I'm Kansai people, the tanuki's , too. The Tanukis have been waiting for you forever.
I traveled to Kyoto with my Mom and my Dad who was physically handicapped and I was worried on how to go about walking the crowded streets and places of Kyoto. Mana our super guide was the best as she was so kind to accommodate my father's needs in needing a guide to show the best areas to go around, even though my father cannot walk properly and needed a portable wheelchair to bring him around. Mana assisted him and also gave us some very good tips about culture, food and the best spots to take photos and to hang out in Kyoto. She even extended her time with no charge as we went to our last stop in our itinerary which was the Tori Gates. She accompanied us until the very last minute when she sent us off at the Gion Train Station. Without her, we would have been lost in translation. ... read more
Dear Vanessa. Thank you for your prompt response. Please pass my regards to your parents. You are such a filial daughter and your farther must be so proud. It was my pleasure to guide you through Kyoto. Please take care of your father's health and I hope you visit Japan again.