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(2005-2008).
studied Tourism in University of South Australia as an exchange student for 10 months (2007).
worked in a long-established hotel in Kyoto (2009-2017).
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).
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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 took us (family with teenage boys) through Pontocho and the beautiful Gion for the evening, pointing out good restaurants along the way. She has a wealth of knowledge about Japan and it’s history and her English is great. We thoroughly enjoyed our night and were lucky enough to see a Geisha and her Maiko hurry along to an appointment. Would highly recommend Yasuna to be your guide.
Thank you, Marie! I enjoyed walking around with you. I hope it'll be wonderful memory of your family trip. We have lots more things to see here. I'm happy to welcome you again anytime. Have a safe trip and wonderful holidays! Best wishes, Yasuna
I was treated to an awesome day around Kyoto provided by Yasuna From the start of the booking process to the end of the tour Yasuna made the process very easy through being very organised and knowledgeable. On the tour she was very friendly and nothing was ever a problem. Yasuna was open to tell me about her lifestyle and how the Japanese lived. Yasuna’s english was excellent so was very easy to communicate with. I needed gluten free food and she made sure this was provided and there was no isuues Yasuna has a warm colourful personality and i recommend her for anyone wanting a fun and interesting day
Dear Wayne, Thank very much for the wonderful review. I enjoyed guiding you around Kyoto! It was such a short visit but I hope the day will be a memorable part of your trip. You should take your wife with you next time and stay in Kyoto longer. I'm looking forward to seeing you again! Best regards, Yasuna
Yasuna was energetic and showed us everything and more that we wanted to see in the time allowed. She took us to Nara and Kyoto to kid friendly places. We had 3 kids ages 9 to 14 and Yasuna accomodated them very well. She knew where to go to please both the kids and adults. Even though the schedule time was aggresive she maintained the time very well such that we could see everything we wanted to see.
Hi Larry, Thank you very much for the good review! I'm happy to hear that all of you could enjoy your time. I enjoyed exploring around with you too! I hope your family trip became a memorable one. See you again! kind regards, Yasuna
Yasuna was a great tour host. Took us to some amazing places and had a lot of cultural and historical information. Would book her again. Thanks Yasuna!
Thank you very much, Daniel! You guys were fun guests to walk with too! It was nice having you. I hope the tour became a memorable part of your trip. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in near future!
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our day in Kyoto because of Yasuna. She understood our desire to see a mix ancient and modern Japan and balanced the day. We had a full day of activity and was amazed by the variety of new experiences. Our day included many Buddah and Shinto shrines, street shopping and different experiences to include Green Tea and Cherry Blossom ice cream. All six of my family and friiends enjoyed having Yasuna as our guide. I highly recommend you engage her services to fully experience and enjoy Kyoto.
Thank you very much, Zevie! I enjoyed your company a lot :-) It was great meeting you all! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour in Kyoto with me. I thought it's so sweet that you, your family and friends gathered all together and you are travelling around together. I hope this New Year will bring you lots of happiness and joy to all of you. You should stay here longer next time! I welcome you anytime. See you again. kind regards, Yasuna