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Your very own Kyoto Tour!

Unique Experience

Masaki M.

4.98(132) reviews
Kyoto
English
7 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

This tour is the one and only for you.

Kyoto was an ancient capital of Japan for over 1200 years. Embedded in centuries of history and culture, it offers too much to see in one visit. Here the ancient world is integrated with the modern. The phenomenal concentration of history and legend coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life. Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you!

Meeting Point

At your hotel (within Kyoto)

Depending on you

Ending Point

At your hotel or anywhere convenient

What to Expect

This tour is the one and only for you.

Kyoto was an ancient capital of Japan for over 1200 years. Embedded in centuries of history and culture, it offers too much to see in one visit. Here the ancient world is integrated with the modern.

The phenomenal concentration of history and legend coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life.

Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you!

*Please note that we use public transportation.

For example, you would like to experience

-the main attractions of Kyoto

-nature and animals

-the most prestigious Geisha dinner only for regular customers

-hidden gems that no tourists would go

-Local street food to the most authentic cuisine.

A tour example is..

The KYOTO tour

Recommended for first timers!

This tour covers some of the most famous tourist attractions in Kyoto such as

-Kiyomizu Dera Temple (famous for the panoramic veranda)

-Fushimi Inari Shrine (walk under the 10000 of red Torii gates)

-Nijo Castle (peek in the lives of samurai)

-Gion (mysterious and fascinating Geisha culture.)

We can change some of these destinations to other places such as

Sanjusangendo (the corridor of 1000 Kannon)

Arashiyama (walk in the bamboo groves and the monkey mountain)

etc....

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee, Hotel pick-up within Kyoto


What‘s not included

Lunch (you and guide), entrance fee (about 500-1000 JPY/place, you and guide), Transportation (you and guide)

Important Information

Available time varies daily.

Please complete your bookings 4days before the tour day. Otherwise, please send me a message.

Please note that we use public transportation for regular tours. If you need a private transportation, please contact me.

The guide is not responsible or liable for any damage or loss incurred by the travelers in connection with the Tour.

Note: Seasonal price applies from Nov.15th to 30th, Mar. 15th to Apr. 20th, and Jun. 15th to Aug. 16th in 2020.



Please feel free to ask questions. I'm quite flexible!

Available time varies daily.

Please complete your bookings 4days before the tour day. Otherwise, please send me a message.

Please note that we use public transportation. If you need a private transportation, please contact me.

If you are a group of more than 4, please message me.

Please read the profile page for the special condition and cancellation policy.

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

Reviews

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Andy H.

Oct 28, 2022

Beyond excellent

I couldn’t recommend Makoon more highly - he did such a fantastic job. From the very first contact right through to the trip itself, everything was on point, meticulously planned and executed, informative and enjoyable. His communication is great - prompt and courteous. He was flexible with our requirements and had lots of suggestions for hidden gems. A truly remarkable guide and host

Masaki M.

It's more than an honor to recieve a review like this after spending 2 weeks together. I'm glad you enjoyed many different parts of Japan with understanding layers of this unique country. Please enjoy the rest of your trip. I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you again!

Rainer P.

Oct 12, 2022

Amazing Kyoto Tour!

We had such an amazing day touring Kyoto with Makoon. Prior to the tour he was very communicative and highly intent on creating the perfect day for us. During the day he was super organized, informative, and so much fun to be around. He is simply the best tour guide and we cannot recommend him enough! Thank you Makoon for giving us such an amazing tour of an incredible city. It was simply unforgettable!

Masaki M.

A review like yours is the biggest motivation for me as a tour guide. It was a great day with you two, especially the heavenly sunset at the end! I'm sincerely looking forward to seeing you again!!

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Heather B.

Jan 7, 2020

Off the charts A+++ Guide (look no further)

We were looking for Kyoto tours over two days with my husband and 9-year-old boy, and once we found Masaki's profile we were already sold (he was obviously intellectual and extremely good with families/kids), but literally he surpassed every expectation. Upon booking Masaki ("Makoon") immediately understood what we would need to keep our little boy engaged, so planning was easy from Day 1 (promptly following our initial email exchange we received a detailed, extremely well thought out personalized itinerary from which it was clear he absolutely understood our needs/desires and that we had found the right person). What I didn't expect, however, was that Makoon's two days with us would be the highlight of our entire (and amazing) time in Japan. Makoon is extremely charismatic, well-educated, extremely personable, an amazing storyteller, and he understands kids. We went to what was probably our best lunch during our entire trip, an off-the-beaten-path place that we would never have found or enjoyed so much without him (and we ate at many other wonderful places), and thanks to his interest in history we learned far more about the history and culture of Kyoto than I think most guides are able to impart. His English is incredible from having lived several years in Canada (where he learned to breakdance!), and my little boy thought and thinks he is the coolest guy ever. Makoon also did a very cool "Kyoto passport" challenge for our boy which was a huge hit. More generally he is also just an extremely cool guy, and he speaks perfect English and knows how to deliver and bring what is already a magical part of Japan to life. Our 9 year old adores him and we will definitely hire him again the next time we are in Japan (obviously, as you can see from his schedule, book early). We are so happy we found him!

Masaki M.

Dear Heather san, My sincere apology. I've just noticed my response to your wonderful review didn't go through. It's an honor for me to receive a review like yours. It was a thorough East to West Tour of Kyoto. I'm happy to hear you all made a great memory but particularly happy that your son enjoyed and learned about Japanese culture through "Kyoto Passport"! He is definitely extraordinary 9 years old! It's a hard time for all of us because of Corona virus.. please stay healthy and well. Maybe it's a good time to look at all the pictures from the trip! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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Pearl K.

Dec 16, 2019

Masaki was on of the best parts of our tour.

Masaki was a great story teller and guide. He had a way of making historical sites become stories of human interest rather than just dates and facts. In fact, his personality was one of the attractions of Kyoto. He shared some family insights that allowed us to see a side of Japanese life that normally we wouldn’t know. It was a perfect couple of days. Thanks Masaki and I hope you continue and succeed with all of your personal interests. John & Pearl

Masaki M.

Dear Pearl san and John san It's truly an honor for me to hear words like these. I'm also really glad everything worked out nicely including the weather! "his personality was one of the attractions of Kyoto" This is one of my ultimate goals as a tour guide, I can't thank you enough. I will keep studying and really hope to see you again in the future! Warm Regards, Masaki Makoon Mori

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