Lonely Planet Experiences: Kyoto Evening Tour with a Local
- Duration: 3.5 hours
My partner and I really enjoyed this experience, the guide was personal and provided an experience we were interested in. If he didn't know the answer to a question he would research it and get back to us. Overall we found it lovely to learn about Kyoto and have someone take control for 8 hours (no more maps or wondering where to go next). For these reasons I would recommend the tour even if you've been to Kyoto before.
Mardi was a well informed and enthusiastic American who speaks and reads Japanese. She showed us some interesting sites but best of all she took us to some cool places to eat and drink thst we would have had no chance of finding on our own. Pleasant polite intelligent would recommend Mardi if you have a few hours in Kyoto
Michael had excellent English (has connections with the United States) and amazing knowledge and background to Kyoto. With him being a native Kyotoan, it really helped us to understand the history and culture of the city and he gave us lovely little secrets of the ancient Capital City!
Gion is really pretty at night and our guide Ko was great, taking us on a good route and giving extra detail about the sights. We had good food at an okonomiyaki restaurant which we went back to again during our stay in Kyoto. Ko had a good sense of humour and it was a fun evening.
Wonderful tour where you can learn about the history of Kyoto and eat your way through it in local spots!! The guide, Mardi, was fantastic, and I really enjoyed trying new food that I wouldn't have known to order. I would 100% recommend this tour!