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Ahmed

Local Guide
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Send message only 3 days available in April
$ 67 Hourly rate Price up to 10 people
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Last updated: 1 day ago
Cities where I can guide: Kyoto , Nara

Languages English ( Professional ), Arabic ( Native )

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(11) Reviews
Hourly rate 67 USD Price up to 10 people
( Max : 30 People )
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About

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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Price

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

Duration
1 Person
Up to 10 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $66.75 $66.75 $8.90
4 Hours $267.00 $267.00 $35.60
8 Hours $534.00 $534.00 $71.20

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 12 hours maximum per day.
* People: 30 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 ( 11 )
Gina Gina South Africa ( Family )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ A truly special Kyoto experience ”

Our day tour with Ahmed was fantastic! He is a great English guide and very knowledgeable.He was very patient and accommodating with me( because of my knee injury) He recommended a van rental for the day so that we can see more sights with the minimum walking.We learned so much about the city , sights and its people. Ahmed took great care with explanations of their beliefs and practices .He also recommended nice food spots( and what to eat) afterwards. He further more, made a reservation for us at a restaurant that we wanted to visit the next day . We asked him tips for our Osaka day trip afterwards and he let us know where we could go to see sakura trees in bloom before we left. Ahmed really walked the extra mile. We would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a truly special Kyoto ex... read more

Ahmed:

Dear Gina, It was a true pleasure for me to tour with you and lovely family. I am very happy I helped you the way you wanted and I wish to see you again in Kyoto. God bless you all

Kirstin Kirstin United States
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Great introduction to Kyoto ”

My husband and I had a great day with Ahmed touring Kyoto! It was our first time to Japan, and trip planned last minute so I didn’t have an itinerary in mind; Ahmed made recommendations for sights to see based on our desires, which was very helpful. He also helped us make a list of places to go on our remaining days, and provided restaurant recommendations. Ahmed speaks excellent English, and knows the town like a local (but is also able to provide an outsider perspective since he’s not originally from Japan, which we found interesting as well). We had a great day, and felt very equipped to navigate the city on our own for the rest of our trip.

Ahmed:

Dear Kirstin, Thanks a lot for you and husband for the great time we spent together. I got to know a lot about your culture and I am happy you enjoyed your time with me. Thanks again and wishing to see you again in Kyoto.

A A Singapore ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Day trip to Kyoto ”

Ahmed was very helpful in arranging all our itenary for a group of 12. We only had few hours to spend in Kyoto on a day trip from Tokyo on Shinkansen. The car, the driver and the Kyoto sight visits were all excellent.

Ahmed:

Thanks a lot for your nice words and wishing to meet you again in Kyoto. It was my pleasure.

Julius Julius Lithuania ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Well done! ”

We glad to have Ahmed for one day trip in Kyoto!

Derek Derek United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent day-trip from Tokyo ”

I booked a six-hour guided tour last minute (one day out). Ahmed was extremely quick to respond and excellent with communicating the plan. He met me at Kyoto Station and we toured using the bus, which was great. He also picked a great place for lunch. I have to say it really was like having a friend show you around their city. I received great insight into the culture because he is studying there. Lastly, he was kind enough to help map out my remaining three hours in the city. I would highly recommend you book with Ahmed!

Ahmed:

Dear Derek, Thanks a lot for your nice review. I really had so much fun that day and I wish to meet you again here. May God bless you and family.