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Private English Tour in Kyoto

Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8499, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 90-9615-9691
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Kyoto Tour in English and Japanese

We did a half-day tour with Kawaguchi-san and it was absolutely fantastic. His English was perfect... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ramaneek G
Kyoto tour

I had been guided through some of the same places that Machi Takakazu (Taka) took us when I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
snroderick
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To contact us, please search with "Private English Tour in KYOTO", or "Takakazu Machi". Our tours are private tours using a car. Our guide can drive you to each site, go inside sightseeing spots with you, and explain everything about the site, culture, custom in Japan.
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LOCATION
Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8499, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
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+81 90-9615-9691
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a half-day tour with Kawaguchi-san and it was absolutely fantastic. His English was perfect. Kawaguchi's presentation and conversational language skills were on par with a native English speaker. What made this review 5 stars were his amazing sense of humor and his deep...More

Thank Ramaneek G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been guided through some of the same places that Machi Takakazu (Taka) took us when I was single and I learned a lot then but I learned about twice as much more about them on Taka’s tour. He states facts in such a...More

Thank snroderick
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mr. Machi organized a wonderful guide for what was a memorable day in Kyoto for our family. Our driver/guide, Mr Nagata, was extremely knowledgeable and engaging and he pointed out many details along our tour of temples and the Nijo-jo castle that we would otherwise...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a full day tour with Tetsuo in Kyoto. He planned a perfect day to show us a thoughtfully curated itinerary of wonder sights. He was very knowledgeable and took us to places that we never would have known to go to. He was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently my family of 4 had the wonderful opportunity to take a tour of Kyoto with Mr. Nobu Nagata. He was both an excellent tour guide as well as a wonderful driver around the city. Given the hot temperatures and distances between selected destinations, it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I currently live in Japan and my parents came to visit us in mid June. We decided to take a trip to Kyoto, but didn’t know where to start with planning. I stumbled upon this page about private tours and it sounded...More

Thank Sara G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mr. Takakazu Machi (Taka) was our tour guide. Taka is a professional and he helped us learn a lot about Japanese culture. In preparation for our trip Taka collected a few pieces of information and met us on time at the train station. Japanese people...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with our guide Nobu we recommend his service it was wonderful we know lots of place in a short time with a lot of information it was perfect!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 6 hours touring sights in Kyoto with Hiroshi but could easily have spent more time with him seeing additional sights. His English is great, he has a good sense of humor and we learned so much about Japanese culture, religion and history. Hiroshi...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had a wonderful time with Hiro. We had never been to Kyoto and wanted an overview of some of the major sites. It was very easy to correspond with him by email to set up pick up time and location. Hiro wisely suggested...More

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Dean D
July 12, 2018|
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Response from machitaxi | Property representative |
Maizuru is a little far away from Kyoto. Our basic rate for a mini-van (up to 6 passengers) is 6600 JPY per hour. Since we live in Kyoto, we need to charge 24000 JPY extra to pick you up at Maizuru. For example, if you hire... More
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jeffandfiona
July 5, 2018|
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Response from machitaxi | Property representative |
Dear Jeff, Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we are already fully booked until July 18th, 2018 as it is written on our official website and cannot add any more tours at this time. Sorry about that. I am afraid... More
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Astetts
July 5, 2018|
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Response from machitaxi | Property representative |
Dear Astetts, I am sorry to hear that your guide cancelled your tour. Unfortunately, we are already fully booked until July 18th, 2018 as it is written on our official website and cannot add any more tours at this time... More
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