Kyoto 4-Hour Tour with a Private Car

Tr taxi R.

4.74(82) reviews
Kyoto
Japanese (Native), English, Chinese (Simplified)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 9 people

Experienced local taxi drivers will cordially show you around the area so that you can visit both must-see and hidden sightseeing spots and enjoy local food.

Please choose the itinerary from A or B.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto city

Itinerary A: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) - Ginkakuji - Kiyomizu temple - Sanjusangendo

Itinerary B:Nijo Castle (Nijo-jo) - Arashiyama - Ryoanji

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto city

What to Expect

This tour will take you to famous historical sites and sightseeing spots in the area.

The driver will also give you information about nice local restaurants.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Car, Driver (There are a few English-speaking drivers, please inquire in advance if you need), Fuel, Hotel pickup and drop-off

What‘s not included

entrance fee, meals, parking fee, highway fee, ferry fee, hotel for driver (if multiple day)

Important Information

-We are open from 9am to 6pm (JST) on weekdays. Messages received out of the above hours will be dealt with on the next business day.

-The customer is requested to complete booking process (including payment) at least 3 days in advance prior to the tour date.

-For airport transfers, please make sure to allow yourself to have enough time for immigration, collecting baggage, traveling time or flight check-in as well as in case of possible flight delay.

-Please prepare cash (Japanese yen) for the fees which are not included in the tour. (Please refer to "what's not included" section on each tour page)

-Please be kindly aware that our drivers are Non-English speaking.

-Please make sure to write down the following information upon booking:

1) flight number (cruise name)

2) flight (cruise) arrival/ departure time

3) airport terminal (cruise port)

4) number of luggage

-我们已经开始接受中文咨询啦!有任何关于出租车接送及观光的问题,请不要犹豫给我们发信息吧。



Please write down as much of the following information as possible upon booking: 1) pick up time and location 2) drop off time and location 3) number of luggage 4) itinerary (if fixed)

・The tour price doesn't include admission fee, toll fee, meals, or lodging.

・If the tour itinerary requires an overnight stay, the guest is requested to pay the lodging expense of the driver.

・When the drop off point is different from the pick-up point, the guest is possibly requested to pay the toll fee for the taxi to return if necessary.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 15 days prior to meeting time
  • 80% Refund - 8 to 14 days prior to meeting time
  • 70% Refund - 2 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 1 day(s) prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - less than - 24 hours before the meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How many passengers can a taxi accommodate?

It depends on the car/ bus size as follows:

Taxi (sedan: 4, jumbo: 9)

Bus (micro: 17, small: 24, medium: 34, big: 45)

How do you count no. of children?

Under 12, 3 children are counted as 2 adults, 2 children are counted as 2 adults and 1 child is counted as 1 adult.

*Infants are also counted in the total no. of passengers.

Can I request a child seat?

It depends on the taxi company (it is not an obligation to provide a child seat in a taxi). Please leave notes (the age of the child is necessary) in the request form upon booking.

Can a taxi carry large sized luggage?

It depends on the luggage size and the no. of passengers. The normal sedan taxi has a fuel tank in its trunk, so please be advised that the trunk is smaller than of a normal car.

How early do I have to make a reservation?

The customer is requested to complete booking process (with payment) 3 days before the tour date at the latest.

During high seasons (spring and fall in Japan), all of the cars in our stock usually get reserved, so please make a reservation well before hand.

Can I change my reservation after booking?

We accept your request via messages. If it is at short notice, we might charge extra fee for the arrangement.

Can I change the starting time on the day of the tour?

It is not possible to change the starting time at short notice.

Can I make another reservation?

Please send us a message or book a tour on our activity list.

Does the tour price include toll fee?

No. Please kindly pay the toll fee by cash on site where necessary.

What does the tour price include?

It includes driver fee, fuel fee and tax. Parking fee, toll fee, deadhead toll fee and ferry fare are excluded, so please kindly pay by cash on site.

What are deadhead toll fee and ferry fare?

Deadhead toll fee is toll fee for a taxi to go to the meeting point before the tour and to return to the company garage after the tour (only if it has to take a toll road). Ferry fare means passenger fare and taxi carriage fare if the route includes ferry transportation during the tour. (passenger fare of the driver is included in the carriage fare)

Do I have to bring anything for the tour?

Please bring the printed booking confirmation so that the driver can identify you upon meeing. If it's impossible to print it out, please take notes of reservation no., boarding date, company's name and its phone number on your memo. Or you can show the booking confirmation on your smartphone.

Where am I supposed to meet the driver?

In the case of the hotel pick-up, please wait in the hotel lobby. The driver will come and pick you up. In the case of airport/ station pick-up, the driver will welcome you holding a board with the guest's name at the arrival/ ticket gate. If the pick-up place is not the arrival/ ticket gate, we will notify the guest in advance.

What if I am running late for the meeting time?

The driver will wait max. 30min if the train/ plane is being delayed. If you are running late due to personal reasons and we can't contact you within 10min of the meeting time, your reservation will be cancelled. If we can contact you, the taxi meter will run until your arrival and you will be requested to pay for the fare additionally.


What if the taxi/ bus does not show up?

Please kindly call the operation company on your booking confirmation or us (our business hours are 9am-6pm on weekdays).


Does the driver conduct guided tours?

In the case of sightseeing tours, the driver is supposed to give a guided tour, but it will be provided mainly by English materials such as a brochure and pamphlet due to the language limitation of the driver. In the case of airport/ station transfer and a bus tour, no tour will be offered.

Can I change the routes of the tour after the departure?

Please kindly ask the driver. There is a possibility that your request cannot be met.

What If I want to finish the tour earlier than the scheduled ending time?

Please kindly ask the driver. Please be advised that the tour fee is not refundable.

Do you accept guests with a wheelchair?

If it's a foldable wheelchair, a taxi can carry it in its trunk. In the case of an electric one, availability of taxis with wheelchair lifts are limited to certain areas, so please kindly send us an inquiry.

Can I carry my pet with me in a taxi?

It is usually not acceptable (depending on the taxi company), but guide/ service dogs are exempted. If you have one in your group, please leave request notes upon booking.

Reviews

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Sulina T.

Mar 13, 2023

Trip from Tokushima to visit Himeji Castle and to KIX airport

lady driver Yamoto san is very punctual and polite. though she couldnt speak English, she made an attempt to call to office to speak to me to confirm the itinerary and time at each location. excellent and reliable service and will use them again in future.

Tr taxi R.

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us.We are so delighted that you rate our service as 5 Star.We will pass on your warm words to Yamoto san.And Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes.

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Tj E.

Mar 12, 2023

Excellent Wished I Had a Booked for 4 Hours

Excellent. My only regret was not booking for 4 hours instead of 3. Could have used more than 30 minutes at Kochi Castle and Katsamura Beach.

Tr taxi R.

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review. We hope to serve you again when you visit other areas of Japan. There must be more wonderful views to come.

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Peggy T.

Mar 11, 2023

Excellent driver and guide

Mr Iwabuchi is very professional and friendly. He made our tour very fun and enjoyable.

Tr taxi R.

Thank you so much for the positive rating.We are glad to hear that everything went well with your trip.Will pass on your review to Mr. Iwabuchi.

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Merrill K.

Mar 11, 2023

3-Hour Tour

We had a very enjoyable and quick excursion around town. Driver was punctual and courteous. Van was comfortable and clean. A good time was had by the 8 of us.

Tr taxi R.

We are so grateful for your 5-star review.We really appreciate you being a customer. We’re here for you anytime.

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