Private Guided & Digitally Guided Tour Prices
Private Guided Tours(per family/group/party)
Half-day, 4 hour, private guided tours--personalized / customized to your family or group's needs: Yen 31,000 (NIE). Six-hour private guided tours--personalized / customized (including lunch / dinner reservation): Yen 36,000 (NIE). Full-day, 8 hour, private guided tours--personalized / customized (including lunch / dinner reservation): Yen 45,000 (NIE). See below for conditions. We also offer early morning picnic walks and evening/night strolls with a guide (or as a DGT).
Expenses & Cancellations
1) Our anywhere in Japan private guided tours are for private groups of up to 6 members (add 10% for each extra person over 6). The above Private Tour rates include tailor-made daily itineraries (with final approval by the client) and the services of a friendly English speaking guide BUT DO NOT include expenses such as private transportation (taxis or private car/driver, subway, train), lunch or temple / shrine entry). The client can control expenses to suit their budget (from US$25/person including lunch, public trans expenses, and temple entry, shrines are free to US$45/person if taxis are involved). In the end, the choices are all yours!
2) Cancellation policy: If you cancel 7 days before the scheduled start of the tour, we will charge a cancellation fee of 30%. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the scheduled start of the tour are charged at 100% of the fee. If less than a week but more than 24 hours the cancellation fee is 50%3) During peak high season (Oct/Nov, Mar/April, July/August) and for last-minute bookings the above rates may increase due to guide availability issues (booking well in advance is highly recommended for these periods). Kyoto receives 50 million Japanese tourists every year compared to just over a million foreign tourists!
Digitally Guided Tours & Itinerary Designs(smart bilingual PDF format
Half-day private digitally guided tours (DGTs) completely personalized / customized to your family or group's needs: Yen 7,500/family or group. Six-hour private digitally guided tours --personalized / customized (including lunch / dinner reservation): Yen 10,000/family or group. Full-day, 8 hour, private digitally guided tours--personalized / customized (including lunch / dinner reservation): Yen 15,000/ family or group. Our early morning DGT picnic walks and evening/night strolls are very popular in Kyoto and Tokyo (off-the-beaten-track, secret spots, fun and adventure).
Self-Guided Tour prices include specific transport departure/arrival times, platforms, ticket costs, detailed guidance in Japanese/English, lunch/dinner suggestions, and all relevant travel phrases in Japanese and English. Examples for both city tours and countrywide travel options available on request.
Japan Travel Expert Consulting Services
We charge Yen 7,000/hour for consulting work for some projects involving specialized travel in Japan including companies organizing conferences or important business trips to Japan; specialty requests to do with crafts, interviews, architecture; spiritual journeys… Please inquire: we love new projects!!!
Payment Methods Accepted
We accept credit card payment (worldwide), payment by bank wire transfer and cash (Yen, dollars, euros). Some of our products and services require pre-payment.