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Takaaki

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US$ 62 Hourly rate Price up to 4 people
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Cities where I can guide: Kyoto

Languages Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )

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Hourly rate 62 USD Price up to 4 people
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About

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Including Triplelights, I have given 395 tours serving 1050 guests since October, 2017.

★Kyoto City Official Tour Guide - CIty of Kyoto Visitors Host★
Local insight by an insider in the Ancient capital Kyoto

Using a City of Kyoto Visitors Host as a guide will redefine your whole travel experience.
Equipped with an extensive knowledge of the city and its unique arts and culture acquired through participating in the Visitor's Host course, I am passionate to share my knowledge of Kyoto with you. Let me help make your trip be only the beginning of a lifelong love of the magical city of Kyoto.

Please feel free to contact me with your trip ideas. I'm happy to work with you to create your unique travel experience in Kyoto. If you have enough time or have visited the city before, I can help you find the quirky, interesting local places that you would perhaps otherwise not get to see or experiences. If you are lucky enough to time your trip for cherry blossoms/autumn colours or seasonal events, I can take you to the best possible places to see and experience the most you can.

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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 4 people
Hourly rate US$61.59 US$61.59
4 Hours US$246.35 US$246.35
4 Hours US$246.35 US$246.35

* Duration: 3 hours minimum and 4 hours maximum per day.
* People: 4 maximum

Private Tours

6-hour private custom tour

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by Takaaki
On this tour, I will take you to the must-see sites that are probably on your radar. With your limited time that allows you to spend here in Kyoto, I'm cer...
6 Hours US$ 332

2-hour Gion evening walking tour

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by Takaaki
Explore the back streets and alleyways of Kyoto’s Geisha districts in Gion and enjoy the contrast between the vibrant daytime and the serene evening after ...
2 Hours US$ 190

Northern Kyoto 6-hour cycling tour

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by Takaaki
Kyoto is mostly flat and a great city to get around by bike. We'll see zen gardens, local temples, picturesque back streets, eat Japanese sweets and cycle ...
6 Hours US$ 332

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 time, there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting time, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 2 )
Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
Excellent
10 months ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Takaaki was very communicative and open to many requests. He also did an excellent job with the tour!

Karen Karen United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Great tour of Kyoto highlights! ”

We had a terrific 6 hour tour with Takaaki. He was super warm and friendly and very kind and informative. He met us at Kyoto station and then took us to the very popular Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, filling our visit there with informative color. We then all had a nice lunch in a cozy neighborhood restaurant of soba/udon and sushi. After that, he made our son really happy by taking us to the Arashiyama Monkey Park, where we were able to feed apples and peanuts to baby monkeys. Then he took us to Nijo Castle and told us all about its history and unique characteristics. To finish, he brought us to Gion. While it was a super hot day, he kept us hydrated and even helped us find shaved ice. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and would definitely recommend him to others.

Takaaki:

Thanks, Karen! I enjoyed guiding you and your family around Kyoto. We had a good laugh at the monkey park seeing the evil big monkey snatching food that was meant for a baby monkey :) You all managed the extreme hot weather well. Next time you are around Kyoyo, I will help you explore kyoto deeper!