English, Japanese (Native)
Less than an hour
Including Triplelights, I have given 395 tours serving 1050 guests since October, 2017.
★Kyoto City Official Tour Guide - CIty of Kyoto Visitors Host★
Local insight by an insider in the Ancient capital Kyoto
Using a City of Kyoto Visitors Host as a guide will redefine your whole travel experience.
Equipped with an extensive knowledge of the city and its unique arts and culture acquired through participating in the Visitor's Host course, I am passionate to share my knowledge of Kyoto with you. Let me help make your trip be only the beginning of a lifelong love of the magical city of Kyoto.
Please feel free to contact me with your trip ideas. I'm happy to work with you to create your unique travel experience in Kyoto. If you have enough time or have visited the city before, I can help you find the quirky, interesting local places that you would perhaps otherwise not get to see or experiences. If you are lucky enough to time your trip for cherry blossoms/autumn colours or seasonal events, I can take you to the best possible places to see and experience the most you can.
Takaaki was very communicative and open to many requests. He also did an excellent job with the tour!
We had a terrific 6 hour tour with Takaaki. He was super warm and friendly and very kind and informative. He met us at Kyoto station and then took us to the very popular Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, filling our visit there with informative color. We then all had a nice lunch in a cozy neighborhood restaurant of soba/udon and sushi. After that, he made our son really happy by taking us to the Arashiyama Monkey Park, where we were able to feed apples and peanuts to baby monkeys. Then he took us to Nijo Castle and told us all about its history and unique characteristics. To finish, he brought us to Gion. While it was a super hot day, he kept us hydrated and even helped us find shaved ice. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and would definitely recommend him to others.
Thanks, Karen! I enjoyed guiding you and your family around Kyoto. We had a good laugh at the monkey park seeing the evil big monkey snatching food that was meant for a baby monkey :) You all managed the extreme hot weather well. Next time you are around Kyoyo, I will help you explore kyoto deeper!