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$ 36 Hourly rate up to 7 people
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Last updated: 4 days ago
Cities where can guide: Kyoto

Languages English ( License )

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Hourly rate 36 USD
up to 7 people


Kyoto has many traditional aspects but also it has beautiful and kawaii (lovely) charm.
Traditional shrines and temples, cafes, book stores, music, knick-knack stores, pastries... There are many things I love and you will love in Kyoto.
I would like to offer tours to popular tourist attractions but I would like to take our guests other places we locals go and show more deep inside if this mysterious closed city of Kyoto. We know more shrines and temples which are worth visiting and nice cafes and shops. As I like craft, art, music, book, cafes, etc,,, I can introduce those cultural aspects for guests also.

experienced planning sightseeing tours for international students as a club activity in Kansai Gaidai University(**********).
studied Tourism in University of South Australia as an exchange student for 10months (2007).
worked in a long-established hotel in Kyoto (**********).
licensed as Craft Advisor (making and teaching craft and jewelry making) (2015).
licensed as City of Kyoto Visitors Host which is a designated z1English guide in Kyoto City (2016).

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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.

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 at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 1 )

3 weeks ago |   by Gabriella

“ Wonderful companion ”

Yasuna was a wonderful guide! She thought ahead and carefully helped me to tailor my itinerary so that we could fit as much in as possible. Her English is excellent and her interests very varied which meant that I could ask her a wide range of questions and gave a me a real flavour of living in Kyoto. Her historical knowledge was good and she was very sensitive about passing on information, giving information when it was needed but not just rattling it off. She had a great sense of fun and openness, and also was quite willing to be flexible and change plans if necessary. Also her restaurant recommendation was excellent! I would highly recommend her and would be delighted to book her again if we go back. Thanks for a great tour Yasuna!


National Certified Guide
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$ 36 Hourly rate up to 7 people