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US$ 32 Hourly rate Price up to 1 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Osaka , Nara , Kobe

Languages English ( License ), Japanese ( Intermediate )

(28) 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.


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 US$32.14 US$30.92
4 Hours US$128.58 US$123.68
8 Hours US$257.16 US$247.37

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

Private Tours

Hilights in Kyoto & Nara

(28) 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 US$ 287 up to 8 people

Walking Kyoto Downtown

(28) 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 US$ 255 up to 8 people

Kyoto 3 highlights & plus one

(28) 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 US$ 207 up to 8 people

Hiroshima One-Day Tour from Kyoto

(28) 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 US$ 287 up to 8 people

Kyoto Night Walking Tour

(28) 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 US$ 112 up to 8 people

Kyoto Experience & Town walking

(28) Reviews
This tour consists of 3 elements. One is an experience of Japanese culture (Tea Ceremony) 2nd is to touch with Japanese Food culture. Ingredient of Nis...
4h US$ 141 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 ( 28 )
Edward Edward United States ( Couple )
1 day ago

“ Wonderful tour! I would give 6 stars if I could! ”

My wife and I were traveling to the Kyoto area for the first time, and we really wanted a well-informed tour guide given how much there is to do and see in this area. Eric was very well-rated for this region, and we could not have been happier with having had him as our tour guide. In the span of just over 8 hours, Eric took us to multiple historic sites and tourist attractions around Kyoto as well as Nara with great efficiency. Even so, Eric was incredibly friendly and patient with us and we never felt rushed at any point during the day. He was upbeat and enthusiastic the entire time, and he really went above and beyond to make sure that we felt comfortable and that our questions were answered. He was also very well-informed about the relevant history of our tour sites, and he was even ab... read more


Hi Mr Edward Thank you very much for your high rated evaluation I also enjoyed the tour with you How about Ramen, Daicho-Asahi, last night ? I wish if you will have a good time another 2 days in Kyoto If you have a chance to come to Kyoto, please contact with me Eric Tanaka

lori Lori United States ( Family with kids )
1 week ago

“ Day trip from Osaka to Nara ”

I hired Eric to guide my parents from Osaka to Nara and back to Osaka for a day trip. He was very conscientious and looked for elevators and escalators for my aging parents and took a slow pace. He guided them to Nara deer park and a temple, then back to Osaka for Skytree and dontonburi exploring. And gave them a great recommendation for shabu shabu lunch. My father speaks a little japanese so that was helpful as Eric has is a bit of a japanese accent. But that did not impact the tour at all. Great guide that listened and took extra time and was able to book him the night before. Thank you!


Thank you for your happy comments to me. My principal on tour is to enjoy tour with our guests and it is my pleasure that we had a good time with your parents Please come to Japan again. Eric Tanaka

Irina Irina Japan ( Solo )
2 weeks ago

“ Visited main temples and beautiful gardens to see autumn foliage... ”

Was very interesting, informative and pleasant walk. Eric is very welcoming, accommodating, patient and has a good sense of humor. He is very attentive to your preferences and interests, he made an itinerary which suited the most my interests and ensured the most efficient use of time. With interesting insights about Japan, Japanese life style and history, it was a very interesting and enjoyable tour. Many thanks.

Michael Michael Australia ( Solo )
1 month ago

“ Awesome 1 day guided tour in Kyoto ”

Eric was very organised and knowledgable about all the temples and shrines that we visited. Knew how to move around the city very easily and just made it all easy. I would definitely recommend seeing the sights with Eric!!


Mr Michael I am very happy to hear from you that you enjoyed tour in Kyoto with me Please come to Kyoto again with your friend Thank you for comments !, Eric Tanaka

Ankita Ankita India ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ One-day in Kyoto? Eric is a godsend! ”

We had planned to stay 4 days of our 9 day stay in Japan but Typhoon Hagibis put paid to that. Our flights got cancelled 3 days in a row which meant we ended up going to Tokyo directly. I was determined to do at least a day trip to Kyoto even if it meant travelling 2 hrs 40 mins each way on the bullet train. This left us about 8 hours in Kyoto and Eric planned it brilliantly for us He met us at Kyoto station and took us directly by train to Arashiyama and then Kinkakuji temple. Eric took care of buying the entrance tickets everywhere for us (we had given him money for this as soon as we met him) and ensured a smooth experience everywhere! We ended the trip in Gion and the Kodaiji shrine - and also did Fushimi Inari in between. My friends told me they spent 3 days doing all this at leas... read more


Hi Mrs. Antika Thank you for your comments and I am happy to hear from that you enjoyed Kyoto with me. It is lucky that we have visited 5 places in 7.5 hours . On starting we caught a train and seated just 3 minutes in advance , and at last place, Yasaka we arrived there at the twilight time and enjoyed shopping there. Please come to Kyoto again. 1600 temples and 300 shrines are located in Kyoto. Eric Tanaka


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Rapid Flow Tour at the Hozu River

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Night Tour at Gion District

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Gion District

I had a good time at Japanese restaurant, inviting Maiko, last week, wiht my friends. If you want, I can arrange dinner tour with Maiko.