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The booking process was easy and efficient. I wish there was a way to communicate with the guide to prepare the itinerary of our private tour. At pick up location, our guide, Hiro-san, was surprised that we are 3 people (but which we have paid for 3 persons in the booking). He is an elderly gentleman and he knows a lot about the Nijo Castle and Golden Pavillion. However, he is 72 years old so his voice is slightly weak (my parents are also in their 70's) and we cannot hear him too well. He also needs to improve on photo taking skills. Otherwise, we are satisfied with the experience and Hiro-san is very knowledgeable and kind.

Kyoto Half-Day Tour Including the Golden Pavillion Reviewed by Anonymous, 11/08/2019

We had a wonderful day traveling through some of the most beautiful temples and shrines in Kyoto. Andrew arranged the route based on our interest and by location, so that we could use the time efficiently sightseeing and not in transit. He had many interesting insights to share at each sight: on its history, references to mythology, art, and the philosophy and practicality of gardening and landscape architecture. Overall a wonderful trip and great value for money. We can absolutely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience the beauty of Kyoto outside of tourist masses and the few top seen sights!

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!

It was truly an experience like never before! We were able to enjoy the beautiful Bamboo Forest fully minus the walking and going thru the crowd of people. Our guides, Nabe and Daici were funny and entertaining, speaks English so well sharing with us the history of places as we paszed by, took our family pictures at great spots, give us insights on Japanese lifestyle and cultures. Our 8 year old son was so happy on the rickshaw. Truly, it is a must have experience for anyone who visits Kyoto!!

My driver Nabe san was amazing. He knew lots about the surrounding area and was so nice and informative. I did the 130minute slot and it was so worth it. Nabe san had me laughing and learning Japanese slang as we toured. I would highly recommend this experience!