Kyoto Private Tour Guide &
Japanese Home Cooking Instructor

★Welcome to Keiko's private tour and cooking in Kyoto★

Certified Guide-Interpreter & Japanese Cooking Instructor

Making your stay in Kyoto Memorable and Unforgettable!

I'll treasure every encounter wholeheartedly.

Visiting Kyoto?
Look for Keiko if you…

*Want to hire a certified tour guide to explore true beauties of world heritage sites in Kyoto.

 

*Want a certified tour guide who can take you to hidden gems off the beaten track in Kyoto.

 

*Want to make the best out of your limited touring time in Kyoto.

 

*Want to make your children truly enjoy their stay in Kyoto.

 

*Want everyone of your multi-generation family get memorable experience in Kyoto.

 

*Want a guide interpreter to assist you in understanding historical and cultural aspects of Kyoto.

 

*Want information about Kyoto’s specialties: Foods, Arts and Crafts, Traditional Clothes, etc.

 

*Want to find out instragrammable spots in Kyoto.

 

*Are interested in fun and memorable Japanese home cooking experience.

 

*Are curious about exploring real Japanese home life.

 

*Need suggestions for a trip in Kyoto or Japan with a baby.





Keiko's private tour and cooking will help you! 

What you can expect from Keiko's private tour and cooking

*Keiko, a national certified guide interpreter, assists you in exploring true beauties and even hidden gems in the ancient capital city of Japan, Kyoto.

*Keiko will help every member of your multi-generation family enjoy touring in Kyoto.

*City touring combined with authentic Japanese home cooking experience will make your stay even more enjoyable and memorable.

*Keiko can assist you in making the best out of your short time stay in Kyoto.

*Keiko, a mom of two children herself, can help your children (small or big) truly enjoy the time in Kyoto.

*For food lovers, Keiko can provide authentic Japanese home cooking lesson at Keiko’s real Japanese home kitchen!

Testimonials

     

     Thank you Keiko-san for organizing

     
     such a great visit today!

Keiko-san


We really enjoyed our tour with you.

thank you very much.

In 2019, Joan and I made a fantastic trip to Japan. 
One of the best parts of the trip was our stay in Kyoto where we were met by Keiko who guided us around the highlights of this wonderful city. Nothing was too much trouble and her guidance was invaluable.Her English is wonderful and her insights made the trip all the better.  
                                                                                     Joan and Stephen Dunn

I got to take Keiko’s Japanese cooking lesson with a few friends and overall I was very happy with the lesson! Keiko was very friendly and explained things in English, provided feedback on how and why certain techniques were used in tradition cooking, and even gave us copies of the recipes. Everyone got to take turns preparing different dishes and at the very end we got to enjoy our home cooked meal with Keiko. I highly recommend this cooking lesson if you want to try something new, and I love that it’s English friendly!                        Rona                          

Message from Keiko Urano

Hi,

Thank you so much for visiting Keiko’s Private Tour and  Cooking in Kyoto.


Many tourists are visiting Kyoto and I have always wondered if they are making the best out of it as there are so many things to see, so many good foods to try out, and so many hidden gems to be discovered only if you are with someone who knows Kyoto well enough. Being a travel lover and a resident of Kyoto, I have always wanted to assist people visiting here to fully enjoy the visit.


I have been also passionate about Japanese home cooking. Dining at a sushi restaurant or a tempura restaurant in Japan are all great but, what if, what if you can get a chance to roll up your sleeves and cooking Japanese food by yourself. Wouldn’t that be more fun and interesting?

 

Through “Keiko’s Private Tour and Cooking ” in Kyoto, I would love to assist you in making your trip to Kyoto truly enjoyable and memorable. Let me show you true beauties of Kyoto and even help you find a chef of Japanese cuisines in you!

 

I look forward to welcoming you in Kyoto!

 

Best regards,

Keiko


<certification>
・National certified guide-interpreter(English)         EN01026 
・T O E IC 970     
・Certified cooking instructor by Washocook, the Japan Association of Cooking for Foreigners    


  Tour guide  

Private guide fee
 Half Day Tour (4hours)     14,000yen
 One Day Tour (8hours)     28,000yen
 
   Model Course   
1. Kyoto Arashiyama Tour 
Nonomiya Shrine~Bamboo Groove~Okouch
garden~Tenryuji Temple~Togetsukyo Bridge

2. Kyoto Higashiyama Tour
SanjyusangendouTemple~YasakaPagoda~
Koshindo Temple~KiyomizuTemple~Ninennzaka
/Sannenzaka Shopping Area~Koudaiji Temple~
Yasaka Shrine~Gion District

3. Kyoto Gion Geisha District tour
Gojorakuen~Kaikado~Miyagawacho~Kenninji
Temple~YasakaShrine~TatsumiBridge~
Hanamikoji Street~Gion Corner

4. Kyoto Fushimi Tour
Fushimi Inari Shrine~Sake Musium

5. Kyoto Nishiki Market and Machiya Tour

6. Kyoto World Heritage Sites Tour
Nijo Castle~Ryoanji Temple~Kinkakuji
Temple~Ginkakuji Temple

7. Kyoto Kimono Experience

8. Kyoto the Sagano Scenic Railway Torokko Tram and Hozu-gawa River Boat Ride 

    ★We also welcom private inquires★
The fee included
Guiding fee

   Note  

* Transportations, admission fees, meals, and guide's expenses are not included in tour guide fee.Those will be settled separately by customer.
*Our standard fee is for a group up to 5 guests.
*Please make sure that you are covered by your own travel insurance policy as we do not offer any insurance for any accident that may occur during our tour. 
   Cancel policy   
5days-2days before: 50% of the fee
Previous day and on the day: 100% of the fee
   Cancel policy   
5days-2days before: 50% of the fee
Previous day and on the day: 100% of the fee

 Cooking  Experience 

Lesson fee
regular course   6500yen(3hours)

Place
1~4guests  ➡ instructor's home   
★Just in front of JR Katsuragawa St. which is
second station,6minutes from Kyoto St.       
          
   
5~20guests ➡ Rental kitchen in the center of Kyoto 
          
                 

* If your accommodation has a kitchen, a lesson can be arranged there.

* Details will be communicated after your booking is confirmed.

Model lesson
①cooking experience 
・prepare dashi stock of kombu kelp and
dried bonito  ➡➡how to make dashi stock
is included in all menus

・Chawanmushi(Savory egg custard) and
Miso soup with using dashi

・original sushi (chirashizushi/temarizushi
/makizushi)
・sesami pudding with matcha sauce  
      ~Please take the recipe home~

②eating time

③matcha experience if you like 
④other options:
・Charaben(Character designed lunch box making)
・Decolation sushi roll
・Japanese seasonal plate
・Izakaya menu(Japanese-style pub menu)
Other
experiences
1. Matcha & Japanese dry confectionary experience
     

2. Wagashi making experience

3. Calligraphy experience

4. making Kyoto-like cookies (for children)

5. Japanese shopping mall exploring

6. Origami (paper-folding) experience

7. Shakyo/Shabutsu experience
Note
Please make sure that you are covered by your own travel
insurance policy as we do not offer any insurance for any
accident that may occur during our tour.
Cancel policy 
5days-2days before: 50% of the fee
Previous day and on the day: 100% of the fee
 
Model lesson
①cooking experience 
・prepare dashi stock of kombu kelp and
dried bonito  ➡➡how to make dashi stock
is included in all menus

・Chawanmushi(Savory egg custard) and
Miso soup with using dashi

・original sushi (chirashizushi/temarizushi
/makizushi)
・sesami pudding with matcha sauce  
      ~Please take the recipe home~

②eating time

③matcha experience if you like 
④other options:
・Charaben(Character designed lunch box making)
・Decolation sushi roll
・Japanese seasonal plate
・Izakaya menu(Japanese-style pub menu)






  I'm very looking forward  to seeing you in Kyoto!