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$ 41 Hourly rate Price up to 12 people
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Last updated: 2 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara

Languages English ( Professional ), Arabic ( Native )

(6) Reviews
Hourly rate 41 USD Price up to 12 people
( Max : 32 People )
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My name is Ahmed Abu Tayeh. I was born in Kuwait in 1982. I came to Kyoto in 2015 and found myself surrounded by many historic ancient temples and shrines and such beautiful scenery all around, I want to share all of this with you.

I am a culture, history and food fan, so I can introduce to you the best about the Japanese culture, a historic background about each place we visit, and can recommend to you the best food options in Kyoto. I am fluent in English and Arabic, flexible, open minded and like having fun. I enjoy my work, like to share my knowledge and experiences and have the ability to communicate and deal with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

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

1 Person
Up to 12 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $45.00 $41.40 $9.00
4 Hours $180.00 $165.60 $36.00
8 Hours $360.00 $331.20 $72.00

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 32 maximum

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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.

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 date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 6 )
Sylvie Sylvie United States
1 month ago

“ Fantastic guide! Amazing sights! ”

Ahmed was the perfect guide! He took us to see the most amazing sights and was interesting and informative! Great experience!!! Highly recommend!!!

3 months ago

“ Quick Kyoto! ”

I was fortunately able to book Ahmed at the last minute for a day around Kyoto. It really helped me find my directional sense of the city & it was great to just take everything in visually while he led the way. Otherwise I think I’d still be lost wandering around! We went to a few beautiful temples, window shopped, & finished with a lovely dinner near my hotel in the Gion. Ahmed let me set the pace & choose what I wanted to see & he made suggestions that helped me decide. He was also very good at getting me to stand for pics with my cell phone! I wanted to taxi instead of train, so we did that, too! Very easy! Would highly recommend! Thank you, Ahmed! Cannot wait to visit Kyoto again!

Weronika Weronika Poland ( Friends )
4 months ago

“ Great deal with difficult people ”

Ahmed Is a king of patiency! He knows a lot about History And topography of Kyoto. I higly recommend Ahmed as a tour guide :-)

Sara Sara Qatar ( Couple )
6 months ago

“ Nice guide ”

Ahmed is a very nice guy he’s helpful and kind we like his company thank you so much for the wonderful day ..

Linda Linda United States ( Friends )
7 months ago

“ Ahmed made the trip to Kyoto and Nara even better! ”

4 ladies from the United States spent 2 marvelous days with our very knowledgeable guide Ahmed. He arranged an itinerary for us that allowed us to see just what we wanted in the short time allowed. He gave us great insight in excellent English, allowed for each of our individual personalities and chose a delight fun restaurant for lunch. He even did his best to navgate the torrential rain that chose to fall just the 2 days we were touring so that we were often on a bus or under shelter when the rain was the heaviest. Thank you Ahmed! We highly recommend you to other visitors to Kyoto and Nara.