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Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

4.5 56 Reviews

  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5263JPUB

Reviewed by: Troy G, June 2014

We had a small group of two families and both of us had small children in prams. Keep in mind that there is a lot of walking.
Our guide was Ramon, who was friendly and informative He provided a different slant on the Japanese culture that you would have otherwise got from a larger more corporate tour company.
The tour features a temple and shrine as well as well as the backstreets of Gion. We would have never found these places by ourselves. Our guide had spent some time overseas so had a great take on western life compared to Japanese life and narrated the tour well and in a funny way.
After the tour concluded our guide walked us back to the bus stop to get back to Kyoto Station. We were lucky to catch the express bus and I understand the normal one would have taken a while. It’s too far for taxi so remember to grab the express bus. Well recommended and a highlight of our trip to Japan.

Reviewed by: Michael B, June 2014

It was excellent:) the guide we had was really friendly and told us her plans for the tour before we set off checking if everyone was okay with where we were going etc.She organised everything for us i.e train travel around Kyoto.She was full of knowledge and never hurried us,
Highly recommend it!

Reviewed by: Gavin S, May 2014

This was our favourite day in Kyoto - we saw so much in only a few hours and the locations we went to were amazing.
If you only do 1 tour in Kyoto, this should be it!

Reviewed by: Steven C, May 2014

Excellent really enjoyed it and guide was great. Highly recommend tour.

Reviewed by: Markos G, April 2014

Very good introduction to Kyoto and its neighbourhoods

Reviewed by: Arsalan R, April 2014

Absolutely fantastic tour! Felt like walking through Kyoto with a knowledgable friend.

Reviewed by: James L, USA, February 2014

Our tour guide was so sweet and patient. Glad we did this tour.

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