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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Intermediate )

(23) Reviews
Hourly rate 32 USD Price up to 1 people
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Hallow ! This is Eric Tanaka.
I was born in Kyoto, and I have been living in Kyoto.
I am sure that Kyoto is one of the best city for sightseeing and living.
I wish if I can introduce some nice places for you by walking around city streets.
Also, in suburbs, there are a lot of nice sightseeing places such as Bamboo forest, Monkey park, Fushimi shrine, Zen practice temples and so on.
Let's enjoy Kyoto town and Kyoto food.with me.

4.8 (23) Reviews
Very Good


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

Up to 1 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $32.14 $30.92
4 Hours $128.58 $123.68
8 Hours $257.16 $247.37

* Duration: 4 hours minimum and 15 hours maximum per day.
* People: 8 maximum

Private Tours

Hilights in Kyoto & Nara

(23) Reviews
We will visit three highlights in Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Bamboo Grove & Tenryuji Temple in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple and visit two highlights ...
9:30h $ 287 up to 8 people

Kyoto 3 highlights & plus one

(23) Reviews
I select 3 main sight-seeing place in Kyoto, and visit another 1 place on your option *Fushimi Inari Shrine *Arashiyama Bamboo Grove togetherwith *Ki...
6:30h $ 207 up to 8 people

Hiroshima One-Day Tour from Kyoto

(23) Reviews
Itsukusima Shrine, floating shrine in the sea will attract you. At this district, the difference between high tide and low time is 3-4 meters, and the yo...
9:30h $ 287 up to 8 people

Kyoto Night Walking Tour

(23) Reviews
Would you stroll Gion, Kiyamachi, Ponto-cho, Shirakawa,Yasaka Shrine with me, which are Kyoto entertainment areas ? Old wooden houses and narrow alleys su...
1:30h $ 112 up to 8 people

Nishiki Market & Gion District including Yasaka Shrine & Ken...

(23) Reviews
Let's walk around Nishiki Market and Gion District, including Yasaka Shrine & Kenninji Temple. Nishiki Market is 6 block long and offers you dellcious foo...
4h $ 157 up to 8 people

Walking Kyoto Downtown

(23) Reviews
At Fushimi Inari Shrine, you can pray for family prosperity, success and safety Fushimi Sake Brewerey is one of three great Sake Brewery districts in Japa...
8h $ 255 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 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 ( 23 )
John John Australia ( Friends )
1 hour ago

“ One Day Supertour with Eric ”

Eric took us for the 9 hour supertour of some of the key highlights of Kyoto. We covered the Golden Temple, the Bamboo Forest, Nijo Castle, the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Higashikujomuromachi-Honganji temple, Gino and the Yasaka Pagoda. It was an excellent day and Eric was knowledgeable, warm and friendly as well as extremely flexible. He did a great job and we were very happy.

Jayne Jayne Japan ( Couple )
4 days ago

“ Gion evening trip ”

We had heard about Gion and wanted to visit. As I am mobility impaired we decided the grouo tour was not an option as I cannot always keep up with the group and therefore miss some of the infomation. The tour we selected allowed personalisation and to be tailored to my pace. Eric was informative being a Kyoto native and took us to places that we probably wouldn't have seen let alone known about. Gion is a maze of small streets and without a knowledgable guide it would be easy to get lost. We also invited Eric to join us for dinner afterwards and his recommendation was excellent. He gave us an insight into the history of the area as well us showing us many places in the 1.5 hours of the tour.

Diane Diane Japan ( Family )
Very Good
1 week ago

“ Great trip to Nara ”

We had a half day your with Eric in Kyoto. He meet us promptly at the station as planned and was very well prepared with background info on Japan history and culture relevant to what we were going to see. Eric led us to two temples and a shrine very efficiently with lots of insightful info. It was a great tour.


Ms Diane Thank you for your comments I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed Nara tour Please enjoy Japan Eric Tanaka

M M United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Kyoto and Nara ”

Eric met us when we arrived at the Kyoto Station. Then, he took as to our hotel. There, he gave us a quick summary on Japanese history, to provide context for the places we will be visiting. On the first day, for 6 hours, the six of us went with him to visit Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market, and Kiyomizu Temple. Eric continued to explain the political and religious background as we walked through Nijo Castle. When we were at Nishiki, it started to rain and Eric bought umbrellas for each of us. The Kiyomizu temple was an uphill walk. Eric took us through a path that was less steep, and was patient as we climb up at our own pace. The next day, for 10 hours, the nine of us went with Eric to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Tenryuji Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, Fushimi Inara Shrine, Todaiji Temple, and Nara... read more


Mr Myra Thank you very much for your comments And I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed 2 days tours in Kyoto and Nara Please come again to Kyoto. Eric Tanaka

Thongphanh Thongphanh United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Kyoto and Osaka ”

After extensive research into private guides, we are so happy and lucky we found Eric! He is amazing! He is very knowledgeable about Kyoto, Osaka, Japan history, and he navigated the train/subway system with ease. We were traveling in a party of 7 with a wheelchair (grandpa can only walk short distances) and an 8 month old baby, so we had to take a lot of elevators. He was very patient and even in the bustle of people at the train stations, he kept everything calm and we did not feel rushed. We were able to see everything he had planned out on our itinerary - which for two days was impressive! Day 1 Kyoto: We saw the Fushimi Inari Shrine with 1000 Tori, Kyoto Imperial Palace, ate lunch at a popular Japanese “fast food” (Nakai - although fast it was so yummy!), Ginkakuji (the golden tem... read more


Hi Mr Thongphanh I appreciate your comments If you come to Japan again please contact with me Eric Tanaka


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