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We had limited time in Kyoto and had spent too much time on the Tokyo metro gettin from place to place so I booked this for my 12 year old son and me. It was air-conditioned and so comfortable and took out the extraneous transport times from place to place. I loved that we had mostly time on our own at the temples, just given times to meet back. We opted for the tofu lunch and it was a dining experience that was just amazing. I've never tasted tofu like that! The buses seemed well coordinated with outher tour buses so we were never jam packed. The guide was just fantastic. When we didn't have umbrellas at the Golden Pavilion and it was pouring, she ran back to the bus to find us some. I've already recommended this very tour to friends going to Japan next week!
The tour provided a good introduction to several major tourist sites in Kyoto without the hassle of public transport - we bought a single day ticket and took in the sights at Nijo castle gardens, Nishiki market, the Golden Pavilion and Kyomizu Dera - all easily accessible from the bus stops with helpful guides - before leaving the tour to use public transport to find the Fushimi Inari shrine. It was much appreciated that we were given plastic fans (of course with added advertising) and ice packs to keep us cool in the 37 degree temperatures.
Learnt about the history of Gion and Geisha. Wandered through the gorgeous streets of the Gion district with constant information in very good English by our guide Ayu. Was great value for money. A lot of people on the tour but it was no problem. Absolutely recommend this tour.
Lanny was a funny, informative and knowledgable guide. She guided us to many of the popular temples and shrines around Kyoto; each of which you could spend up to a whole day there. A great way to be introduced to Kyoto's iconic tourism spots.
Good tour. We wanted to learn about Gion and Geishas. We also wanted to know how to see a geisha. We learned quite a bit, saw a couple of geisha and were able to spot 2 more later in the evening.