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 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
Great tour even during the busy holiday season. Learned a lot and Yasuna was very knowledgeable about the city and sights. Would do another tour with her. Thank you
Thank you very much, Corbet! I really enjoyed your company. You should stay longer next time. I'm looking forward to showing you more about Kyoto. Have a safe trip, and enjoy the rest of your winter vacation! all the best, Yasuna
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