Kyoto: Guided Walking Tour around Philosopher’s Path
- Small group
- Duration: 5.5 hours
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!
Maha is very welcoming and took us to see a temple and a shrine not available on other tours. She also took us to her favorite restaurant in the village next to the river and the sashimi was excellent! Maha is very kind and brought us a small gift which was delightful. She has a wonderful sense of humor and kindly helped our 13 year old daughter practice speaking French. We’re very grateful for her excellent tour!
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.