Kyoto: Private Car Charter with Guide

Book our private car charter with guide service to enjoy your trip at your own pace. Itinerary consultation service is included.

We request that you fill in all necessary information when you proceed to the checkout page.

Rate

Vehicle type
Capacity
4 hrs
(min)
5 hrs
6 hrs
7 hrs
8 hrs
9 hrs
10 hrs
(max)
Toyota Hiace
9 people
48,000 yen 60,000 yen 69,000 yen 80,500 yen 88,000 yen 99,000 yen 110,000 yen
Toyota Alphard
6 people
48,000 yen 60,000 yen 69,000 yen 80,500 yen 88,000 yen 99,000 yen 110,000 yen
Toyota Voxy or similar
5 people
46,000 yen 57,500 yen 66,000 yen 77,000 yen 84,000 yen 94,500 yen 105,000 yen


Included

  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Parking fees

Not Included

  • Snack or drink in the vehicle
  • Tolls (if your trip requires using a highway)
  • Entrance fees at the visited sites

Procedure

  1. If you already know how long you need the private vehicle with guide service, complete your booking from the website
  2. If you are not sure, check with us first about your itinerary and about how long it will take, then complete the booking from the website
  3. As soon as a driver and guide is assigned, a notification will be sent to the guest
  4. The guest will meet the driver and guide on the day of the reservation.

Note

  • Extending the service hours on the day may be possible if the vehicle, driver and guide are available. Please ask the guide directly. Payment for the tour needs to be made with credit card online in advance, but tour extension fees can be paid during the tour.
  • Should you wish to reserve more than 2 vehicles and guides, please contact us from this page.

Cancellation policy

  • more than 8 days before - 100% refund
  • 3~7 days before - 70% refund
  • 2 day before - 50% refund
  • 0~1 days before - 0% refund


Should you need a larger vehicle...

We can arrange a micro bus or large bus in collaboration with our business partners.

See below for rates and notes, and contact us if you need these services.

Vehicle type
Capacity
Half day (4 hours)
Full day (8 hours)
Extra hours
Parking fee
Micro bus with guide
24 seats (18 main seats + 6 supporting seats) 80,000 yen 120,200 yen 15,400 yen 2500 yen per venue
Large bus with guide
53 seats (45 main seats + 8 supporting seats) 100,600 yen 149,600 yen 21,700 yen 3000 yen per venue
  • Parking fees are added to the bus cost according to the guest's itinerary. (ex. if the itinerary includes 2 temples, 1 shrine and 1 castle via large bus, the total parking fee is 3,000 yen * 4 venues = 12,000 yen)
  • The above rates assume city tour within Kyoto. Highway tolls are not included in the above rates.
  • English speaking driver is not available for these vehicle types.

Sample Itinerary (4 hours)

Time
Description
8:30-8:45
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kiyomizu temple
8:45-9:45
Kiyomizu temple
9:45-10:10
Transfer to Ginkakuji temple
10:10-11:10
Ginkakuji temple
11:10-11:30
Transfer to Imperial Palace
11:30-12:10 Imperial Palace
12:10-12:30
Return to central Kyoto (ex. Nishiki Market or Nijo Castle)
Time Description
8:30-9:00
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kinkakuji
9:00-10:00
Kinkakuji
10:00-10:30
Transfer to Arashiyama
10:30-12:00
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Arashiyama Monkey Park
12:00-12:30
Return to central Kyoto (ex. Nishiki Market or Nijo Castle)
11:50-12:40
Tour of Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
13:00
Walk to Arashiyama monkey park or Sagano Romantic train with guide. End of tour.

Sample Itinerary (5 hours)

Time
Venue
8:30-9:10
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Sanzenin temple
9:10-10:00
Sanzenin temple
10:00-10:30
Transfer to Ginkakuji temple
10:30-11:30
Ginkakuji temple
11:30-12:00
Transfer to Nishiki Market
12:00-13:00 Explore Nishiki Market and eat lunch
13:00-13:30
Transfer to Imperial Palace and sign up for its 1 hour free tour starting at 2pm
Time Venue
8:30-9:00
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kinkakuji
9:00-10:00
Kinkakuji
10:00-10:30
Transfer to Arashiyama
10:30-12:00
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Arashiyama Monkey Park
12:00-12:30
Return to central Kyoto
12:30-13:10
Eat at a locally popular ramen restaurant
13:10-13:30
Transfer to Imperial Palace and sign up for its 1 hour free tour starting at 2pm

Sample Itinerary (6 hours)

Time
Venue
8:30-9:10
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Sanzenin temple
9:10-10:30
Sanzenin temple
10:30-11:00
Transfer to Ginkakuji temple
10:30-12:00
Ginkakuji temple and Philosopher's Walk
12:00-12:30
Transfer to Nishiki Market
12:30-14:00 Explore Nishiki Market and eat lunch
14:00-14:20
Transfer to Kiyomizu temple
14:20-14:30
Guide explains how to get around the area including Kiyomizu temple, Ninenzaka & Sannenzaka
Time Venue
8:30-9:00
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kinkakuji
9:00-10:00
Kinkakuji
10:00-11:00
Driver 5 min to Ryoanji and visit the temple
11:00-12:00
Experience private tea ceremony at Camellia Garden
12:00-12:30
Transfer to Arashiyama
12:30-14:00
Explore Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Arashiyama Monkey Park
14:00-14:30
Transfer back to central Kyoto


Sample Itinerary (7 hours)

Time
Venue
8:30-8:45
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kiyomizu temple
8:45-9:45
Kiyomizu temple
9:45-10:00
Transfer to Ami Kyoto
10:00-11:30
Experience Ikebana class or Calligraphy class at Ami Kyoto
11:30-12:00
Transfer to Sanzenin
12:00-13:30 Eat lunch at a local restaurant
Walk Sanzenin and its beautiful garden
13:30-14:00
Transfer to Ginkakuji temple
14:00-15:00
Visit Ginkakuji and Philosopher's Walk
15:00-15:30
Transfer back to central Kyoto and be dropped off in Nishiki Market or Nijo Castle
Time Venue
8:30-9:00
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kinkakuji
9:00-10:00
Kinkakuji
10:00-11:00
Driver 5 min to Ryoanji and visit the temple
11:00-12:00
Experience private tea ceremony at Camellia Garden
12:00-12:30
Transfer to Arashiyama
12:30-14:00
Explore Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Arashiyama Monkey Park
14:00-15:00
Enjoy roundtrip of Sagano Romantic train
15:00-15:30
Transfer back to central Kyoto

Sample Itinerary (8 hours)

Time
Venue
8:30-8:45
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kiyomizu temple
8:45-9:45
Kiyomizu temple
9:45-10:00
Transfer to Ami Kyoto
10:00-11:30
Experience Ikebana class or Calligraphy class at Ami Kyoto
11:30-12:00
Transfer to Sanzenin
12:00-13:30 Eat lunch at a local restaurant
Walk Sanzenin and its beautiful garden
13:30-14:00
Transfer to Ginkakuji temple
14:00-15:00
Visit Ginkakuji and Philosopher's Walk
15:00-15:30
Transfer back to central Kyoto to Nijo Castle
15:30-16:30
Explore Nijo Castle. Return to hotel or be dropped off at your preferred place.
Time Venue
8:30-9:00
Meet at hotel
Transfer to Kinkakuji
9:00-10:00
Kinkakuji
10:00-11:00
Driver 5 min to Ryoanji and visit the temple
11:00-12:00
Experience private tea ceremony at Camellia Garden
12:00-12:30
Transfer to Arashiyama
12:30-14:00
Explore Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Arashiyama Monkey Park
14:00-15:00
Enjoy roundtrip of Sagano Romantic train
15:00-15:30
Transfer back to central Kyoto to Nijo Castle
15:30-16:30
Explore Nijo Castle. Return to hotel or be dropped off at your preferred place.