Private Customized Tours And Backwoods Tours

  • Full Day Tours


Didn’t find the temple you were looking for? There are 1,600 Temples and 675 Shrines in Kyoto alone! I will customize a package for you at the standard rate of ¥1,200 per hour per person. You pay the taxi fare. If you want me to add a car for your family only (usually what everyone does), the standard rate for the car up to four passengers is ¥45,000 per day for up to 3 people + me unless it is a bigger van you want at ¥60,000 per day for up to 8 persons + me.
Buses are slow and get caught in traffic wasting our time and the train system is not as complex as it is in Tokyo or Osaka. Some of the places are accessible but others will require a lot of walking time eating into our tour time. Taxi’s or private cars are the best means of transportation to get us where we need to go swiftly so your time at each destination is maximized.
Fill out the form and let me know what you would like to see, what foods you might be interested in and any allergies or health issues I need to know about.


Want me to take you deeper into Japan? How about a fishing village in northern Kyoto? How about a Hot Springs mountain retreat? I will put together an ‘off the beaten path’ tour for you and guide you over the course of one to three days, take you into hidden towns, mountain areas and off the wall hot springs that you would not have gone to if you were not with me.

I promise to stay in my own room (LOL) and guide you on an amazing journey into deep local territory to experience the ‘real’ Japan not touched by tourism. We will eat local fish and vegetables grown in their own gardens and rivers, fresh delicacies, super nice local people with a deep Japan feel. Come experience it with me. I will take care of you!

  • ¥PRICE varies depending on length of tour
  • Your room and board will vary depending on where I book.
  • Meals not included except for Breakfasts and Dinners at the places we stay (most of the time)

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