ARIGATO KYOTO Private Tours for Design & Crafts Lovers

ARIGATO KYOTO Private Tours celebrate the enchanting world of Kyoto craftsmanship, interior design and antiques. Unique encounters with local independent makers, craft workshops, personal shopping assistance and so much more!

These bespoke tours available in English, French and Russian are designed for :

  • Individual travellers and groups up to 5 people who simply love design & handcrafted homeware
  • Interior design and decoration professionals who are visiting Kyoto and who fancy a fresh dose of inspiration from unique Kyoto aesthetics
  • International creators who are looking for productive collaborations with traditional Japanese artisans
  • International buyers who need assistance in handmade homewares/antiques shopping

Service fees :
4h : 26,000 JPY
6h : 32,000 JPY
8h : 36,000 JPY
The price does NOT include :
    • your transportation, meals and entrance fees
    • your atelier visit fees, workshop & cultural experience fees
    • your travel & accident insurance
  • guide expenses : meals, transportation (600 yen for 1-day bus card + other eventual expenses) and entrance fees during the tour

Important :

To book a tour, please send me a message via contact page.
Please book at least 7 days before your desired tour date.
After discussing your itinerary via email, I will send you an invoice to pay by bank transfer or credit card (in that case, a small processing fee applies).
Your booking will be confirmed once the payment is made.
The maximum number of participants is 5 people. For every extra person and extra hour after 8 hours, there will be a surcharge of 5,000 yen.

Cancellation charges :

  • 30 days or more before the tour date : No cancellation fee
  • 29 to 15 days before the start of the tour: 50%
  • 14 days or less before the start of the tour: 100%