Explore Kyoto according to your own interests on a private and fully customizable walking tour. Get assigned a local host who shares your interests,…
Visit the Kinkakuji Temple or Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu and Gion on this fully customizable private tour. On this…
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We booked a full day tour with local guide Kaori and we loved the experience! She was very well prepared and had already discussed with us what we would like to visit before the tour started. She had made a good program so we could see a lot of Kyoto without having to rush from one site to another. We visited Kinkakuji temple (the Golden pavilion), Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari shrine !Thousands of Shinto gates) and Gion where Kaori gave us extra information on Japanese history and tradition. At noon we had lunch in a traditional Japanese restaurant, sitting on the floor. Very nice experience and very good choice of her! At the end of tour she gave us some tips on other things to do/visit in Kyoto and even arranged a taxi for us. We were very happy to have booked this tour and would like to thank Kaori again for the wonderfull experience!
I had a really great day with my guide Taibi, he contacted me first and had a plan in mind based on what I'd asked, he tailored this after a quick talk when we met and we set off, I was able to take as many photographs as I needed and with a real focus on my interests. He knows the city and area well, gets on with the locals too and provided me with many memorable photographs and made the day all the more pleasant with his conversation. I was even given recommendations and information for my upcoming travels. Really felt like I was treated and included as a close friend and not just a customer. It was a most memorable experience and birthday as well, and I hope to return to Kyoto before I leave Japan and intend to return in the future for a similar tour for the areas I did not manage to see.
Our guide Agustin was so helpful and friendly. He took us to a lovely temple that wasn't on the main tourist trail, which was a great opportunity to escape the crowds of Kyoto in the autumn colours season. Our walking tour included all the things that we'd expressed interest in when booking. After the tour, Agustin also kindly emailed me information that he had researched for us about a museum exhibition and antique shop because we'd explained that we were interested in Japanese netsuke. Thank you Agustin!
Our guide Tanya took us to the temple which was the start of the Aoi Festival. This was a great idea and gave us some good insight into the main parade which was a few days later. We finished at a delicious ramen cafe.
My guide was wonderful and had great suggestions, very patient with American tourist. I was excited to see everything, he planned a wonderful itinerary. Helpful with train took picture of meeting place.