KYOTO TOURISM GUIDE
Guide Groups Comparation

Comparation between guides groups at Kyoto

Good Samaritan Club

GOOD SAMARITAN CLUB

Good Samaritan Club is a volunteer guide organization. We have about 100 students who had the basic guide training. The guide provided by us is usually full-day or half-day tour, and the plan will be arranged with your request.

We basically accept any types of group. But if it is hard to conduct the tour with one single guide, several members would accompany you.

Support tour at all around Kyoto city

You can book a guide anytime.

Our guide is absolutely free. But we are afraid that we have to ask you to pay for necessary expenses during the guide (transportation fare, meal, entrance fee etc.) for us too.

Request a guide from our Web site. You will get a mail when someone who meets your request date is found. The results will be known at least on the day you designate as the limit.

In 2016, about 50% of groups successfully got a guide.

Kyoto Greeters

KYOTO GREETERS

Kyoto Greeters is the volunteer organization, which offers you a "greet." Greet is not a guide, rather we spend several hours with you as a "local friend," following your plan.

We accept up to 6 people in one greet. We might take one more greeter in addition to the main greeter for you.

Support tour at all around Kyoto city

You can book a greeter anytime

Our guide is absolutely free. But we are afraid that we have to ask you to pay for necessary expenses during the guide (transportation fare, meal, entrance fee etc.) for us too. If we take one more greeter, we kindly ask you to pay the necessary expense for him/her also. Thank you for your understanding.

Request a guide from our Web site. You will get a mail when someone who meets your request date is found. If you don't get notification from greeters 3 days before of your requested date, we’d like you to understand that we cannot find any greeters to be assigned to you.

Since we are a newly built organization, the rate to get a guide is not defined(30 to 70%). We are now recruiting more members to make this rate higher.

Goodwill Guide Doshisha SGG Joe

Goodwill Guide Doshisha SGG Joe

Goodwill Guide Doshisha SGG Joe is a goodwill guide organization established in 2018 by graduates and students of Doshisha University in Kyoto.

One guide is provided for groups of up to four people. Extra guides are provided for larger groups.

We offer guided tours mainly in Kyoto and Nara, with basic tour hours from 9 am to 5 pm. We can also show you other areas in Kansai such as Osaka, Kobe, Himeji and Koyasan.

To apply, please fill out and send the application form on the website. Applications are accepted 3 months to 1 week before your requested tour date.

Our guide service is free of charge, however, we kindly ask that you pay for the fixed travel expenses of 3,000 yen per guide, per day, to cover transportation costs between the guide's residence and the meeting place, as well as transportation costs, admission fees and lunch (if the tour includes it) during the tour.

When we receive an application, we begin the process of trying to arrange a guide. If we succeed, he/she will contact you as soon as they can. If you do not receive any contact from a guide up to 1 week before your requested date, please understand that despite our best efforts, we have been unable to arrange a guide for you.

We look forward to meeting you in Kyoto!