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 10 months (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 zone English guide in Kyoto City (2016).
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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.
Yasuna was a great guide who accommodated our request to start our tour earlier and avoid crowds. She took us to 3 temples and told us the history and information about Kyoto. She was kind and knew her way around the city. She gave us directions on how to navigate the public transit and answered all our questions. Plus she gave us the cutest origami leaves with our names on them! Great day in Kyoto!
Hi, Erin! Thank you very much for the great review! It was lucky that we had the perfect weather, and we could see some autumn leaves. I hope your stay in Kyoto became a memorable part of your trip! See you again someday. I welcome you anytime! kind regards, Yasuna
She was very friendly and listed to what we wanted to see. She adapted the tours with several suggestions.
Thank you very much, Marc! I was thinking about you, eating the chocolates:-) I hope you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto. See you again! kind regards, Yasuna
Our guide Yasuna san was very accommodating with our requests. Her explanations on the various tourist spots we visited made our tourism an amazing experience filled with fun and content. Thank you very much and I would definitively ask for her guide again if we go to Kyoto
Thank you very much, Toku! I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed the day in Kyoto:-) It was great to see you all! I thought it was nice your friends gathered from all over the world! Nice friendship. You should stay longer next time. More Sake is waiting! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
Yasuma is wonderful - she is knowledgeable, professional and v well organized. I had a great time and I highly recommend her.
Thank you for a good comment, Chadi! I'm happy that we could cover everything, and we could make the most of your limited time in Kyoto. It was nice to explore around Kyoto! It was a long full-day tour but fun time passes so quickly! Have a safe trip. See you again in near future. You should stay longer next time. kind regards, Yasuna
Perfect day in Kyoto with Yasuna!
Hi, Sandra! Thank you for the good comment! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the time with me. Your family are very nice also. I hope it became a part of your memorable days with your family:-) Danke! kind regards, Yasuna