From May 8, 2023, the position of the new coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) in Japan is changed from "infectious diseases such as new strains of influenza (equivalent to type 2)" to "type 5 infectious diseases" like conventional influenza. 


We will continue to take all possible measures to avoid infection.

Please enjoy safe, secure and comfortable Kyoto & Nara sightseeing!

Ojizo-san, a statue of the Buddhist should also defend with Abe's mask, but his nose should be covered perfectly.   Nobuaki Nagata,Kyoto

Ojizo-san, a statue of the Buddhist should also defend with Abe's mask, but his nose should be covered perfectly.

【  COVID-19 compliance  】

We would like to ask you for your understanding so that we can comply with the following items and provide services, etc. for the safe, secure and comfortable sightseeing in Kyoto and Nara.


1. Car ventilation
 -Ventilate the inside of the car by opening windows as much as possible.


2. Avoiding human density
-Customers will use the rear seats.
-We will guide you to the quiet tourist spots, Unbeaten Tracks.
-We will guide you to restaurants and souvenir shops where you can avoid airtightness, crowding, and closeness.


3. Avoiding conversations at close distances
-We will guide and explain sightseeing with a proper distance.


4. Other note for the sightseeing
-We may check the health status of the Customers, physical condition, whether or not they have a fever, etc.
-The temperature may be measured by a non-contact thermometer before getting in the car.
-We will provide you with a mask.
-We will carry out alcohol disinfection in the car after getting off.


Nobuaki  Nagata
Government licensed guide/ English-speaking taxi driver

COVID-19: Local Guide Protocols of Inside Travel Group (ITG)
While Inside Travel Group (ITG) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and advise our clients on how to travel in Japan safely, we are committed to taking care of our freelance partners, too. We are implementing the following measures to ensure your health and safety, and that of our clients.
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that if we – and the Japanese government – do not think travel is safe, we would not be welcoming clients to Japan or operating tours. We will never reduce the risk threshold to zero, but we can take precautions to minimize such risk.
The following advice and information is based on the UK’s Public Health England (PHE) and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of July 27, 2020. This is subject to change based on guidance from these resources. These guidelines will be reviewed and updated every 3-weeks, as the situation and advisories surrounding COVID-19 best practices continue to change.
COVID-19 protocols.pdf
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Status of Vaccinations, Report by the Prime Minister's Official Residence >>> here

The anti-bacterial, anti-virus and anti-odor service "LAFUADO", which uses hybrid catalysts to destroy and decompose offensive odor substances and bacteria, has been implemented.
These are installed in the buses and subways of the Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau and are valid for approximately one year.

- Certification - 

・ Date of performance : June 2021


Contractor : Tanabe Co., Ltd.

Address : 105 one, Kamitoba Takahatacho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-City

TEL:075-681-0178 / FAX:075-681-0179