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Shihoko Hirooka's Private Guide Service
Private tours of Kyoto! Ms. Shihoko HIROOKA, with 30 years experience as a licensed tour guide for JTB, offers exclusively private guiding service; Guiding fee: 20,000 yen (full day); 15,000 yen (half day); Per party; Transportation, meals and your admission fees needed additionally: Call or email for enquiries and reservation: Tel: 075-622-6803/090-8989- 3679; Email: h-s-love@mbox.kyoto-inet.or.jp

Kyoto City Tourism Association
Walk in Gion and Experience Kyoto Traditions in English

Night-time Exploration of Gion: the Geisha District
Gion is one of Kyoto’s most traditional and unique districts and home to the culture of the Hanamachi, a world where the maiko and geiko remain alive and well. Though many tourists come to Gion, it is very hard to understand what is behind the beautiful facades.

An English-speaking professional guide will explain the history of Hanamachi, the life of maiko and geiko, and take participants on a journey along the backstreets of Gion.

1,000 yen/person (cash only; insurance not covered)
Every Mon., Wed., Fri.
The tour starts at 18:00; reception from 17:30 (summer schedule)
The tour lasts about 100 min. (all walking)
Meeting point: in front of the Kitaza
Reservations NOT required

Kyoto City Tourism Association
Tel: 075-752-7070 (9:00-17:00; weekday only)

Kyoto PRIVATE Taxi Tours with MR. DOI!
Enjoy great locations & views and learn about Kyoto while I drive you around in my spacious van!

See Kyoto in stylish, air-conditioned comfort, and at your own pace.
Tell me where you want to go and what you want to do, and I will take care of everything!

Basic rate: 6,100 yen/hour/van (from 4 hours)
*Nara tour is available with some additional rates
*Private guide service available
*Major credit cards accepted
*Please enquire for other rates and details

Mobile: +81-(0)90-9596-5546
Email: doitx451@ybb.ne.jp

Feel free to have your hotel concierge contact me.

Sightseeing Tours in English!

Japan's biggest tour bus operator for overseas tourists
There are a wide range of interesting, fun tours you can choose from: (Kyoto/Nara, Osaka, Hiroshima, Koyasan, etc.)

Kyoto 1-day Tour
(Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple and more!)

Tel: 075-341-1413
10:00-18:00 (Closed: Sun. & national holidays)

For more information and booking, visit our website


Kyoto's largest rental bike shop!; get a bike and enjoy cycling to and in the secrets of the Old Capital; Tel: 075-354-3636; 1,000 yen - 2,000 yen/day; Rental locations: Kyoto Station (on the west side of Kyoto Stn., behind APA Hotel; 9:00-19:00), Kinkaku-ji Temple (A 3-min. walk from Kinugasako-mae bus stop (in Hotel Chrysantheme); 9:00-19:00), North of Nishiki St. (in Coop Inn Kyoto; 9:00-19:00), Nijo Castle (in front of the castle entrance; 9:00-17:00), Fushimi (in Urban Hotel Kyoto, a 10-min. walk from JR Inari Stn.; 9:00-19:00); our guided cycling tours (English-speaking guide available) are very popular; please, enquire for details; info@kctp.net