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Kyoto Local Private Tour

4 Hours
up to 7 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

You can tell me if you have certain attractions to go, or I can give you recomendations.
I'm a local in Kyoto, so I can take you to not only popular attractions but also good attractions, shop and restaurant locals know.
You can tell me what kind of thing you would like to see, and we can discuss to decide the destinations.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yasuna.

  • Choose one popular attraction. Then, we will go there and another local temple or shrine.

  • Heianjingu-Shrine

  • Nijo Castle

  • Sanjusangendo-Temple

  • Sake brewery in Fushimi

  • Imprerial Palace

Want to personalize this tour?

  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences
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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM
Meeting Point at your hotel in Kyoto
Ending Point at your hotel in Kyoto

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto city

What‘s not included

transportation fee (apx. 1000JPY/ a person), meal (upon your request), entrance fee (apx. 600 to 1000 JPY/ a person)


My tour is available only in Kyoto-city

Please wear walking shoes.
Please be on time.
You may need some cash.
We will use public transportation to go around the city.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

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 GoWithGuide.

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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Reviews ( 23 )
4.8 (23) Reviews
Very Good
Marie Marie Australia ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Great tour of Gion and Pontocho ”

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

Wayne Wayne Australia ( Solo )
1 year ago

“ One day in Kyoto ”

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

Larry Larry United States ( Friends )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Extremely good tour guide ”

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

Daniel Daniel United States ( Friends )
2 years ago

“ kyoto highlights ”

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!

zevie Zevie United States ( Family )
2 years ago

“ A full day of many new and wonderful experiences ”

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

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