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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

Tour du Lac Biwa
Exclusive English TOURS around Lake Biwa, next-door to Kyoto

We offer small group half and one-day tours exploring the beautiful environs of Lake Biwa-Japan’s largest lake.
Our tours emphasize hands-on experiences interacting with the local people.
Discover and participate in the traditions of Shiga life in uncrowded, natural surroundings.

Reservation required. Please check our website for further information!
Tour du Lac Biwa
Tel: 080-8944-5050 (9:30-17:30 except Sun. & Nat’l holiday)