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Old and New Charm of Kyoto

Yasuna O.

4.87(23) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
2 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

We go to a tourist attraction to see the traditional side of Kyoto.

Then, go to a charming cafe for a cup of drink and sweets.

Meeting Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

Choose one attraction. Then, we will go there, and a cafe near there.



Imperial Palace


Nijo Castle

Ending Point

At your hotel in Kyoto

What to Expect

Many people have image of Kyoto as the city with long history

but there are modern and kawaii (lovely) places also like cafes.

Kyoto is known as the city where the largest amount of coffee is consumed, and we have many charming cafes.

In this tour, you can see the both old and new charm of Kyoto.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kyoto city

What‘s not included

transportation fee (apx. 700JPY/ a person), entrance fee (apx. 600JPY/ a person), and fee for drinks and food in a cafe

Important Information

My tour is available only in Kyoto-city

not available every final Wednesday and every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month

Basically, I'm going to decide the historical site I recommend you but you can tell me if you have a certain place you are interested in. In that case, please let me know when you make a booking.

Please wear a walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Marie M.

Dec 20, 2019

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.

Yasuna O.

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 H.

Oct 28, 2019

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

Yasuna O.

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 C.

Jun 20, 2019

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.

Yasuna O.

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 R.

Mar 16, 2019

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!

Yasuna O.

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!

$56/ per group