I passed the tour guide exam last year (2016).
I would like to welcome foreign vistors with hospitality using my knowledge of Kyoto and Osaka.
The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.
Up to 5 people
For each extra person
* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 10 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum
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.
Our tour with Yasuo was very nice and organized. Yasuo was thoughtful to contact us at our hotel to confirm with us as my internet was not working well. He planned out our route well and it was a good overview for the time we booked with him. He is a very pleasant person to spend time with as a tour guide.
Ms and Mr Marks, Thank you very much for your thoughtful message. I was worried if the legs of Mr. Marks were OK in the last stage of your trip as he seemed a little tired. I am glad to hear your kind message. Thank you again and wish you an enjoyable life. Best wishes, Yasuo
Yasuo was an excellent tour guide. With an experienced local guide like Yasuo, we were able to see more sights than if we had toured Kyoto on our own...with the additional benefit of Yasuo’s insights about the places we visited. We also had an excellent lunch at a cool restaurant that we would have never found on our own. Also, Yasuo was very responsive to questions prior to our tour date. Feel comfortable that you will have a great tour experience with Yasuo.
Mr Don Wind Thank you very much for your kind compliment. I hope you have had and will have a good impression on Japan. Please continue your pleasant trip from now on. I hope we will meet again on your future trips. Thank you. Yasuo
We spent the day with Yasuo on our day trip from Osaka to Kyoto. We had a really fantastic day with him, he was great company, friendly and extremely knowledgeable of all the places we visited. He also took us to a really nice place for lunch which we really enjoyed. We spent 10 days in Japan and this was by far the best day. If you are looking for a punctual, friendly guide with Good English then Yasuo is a great choice.
Yasuo was very organised and attentive to our needs. He was a gentleman and we are grateful for his patience as he guided us through the transportation system and the wonderful sights of Osaka.