Osaka Itami Airport to/from Osaka City: Shared Transfer
- Duration: 80 minutes
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!
Andrew was knowledgeable of the area and the Japanese culture. My main concern was to get acclimated of the area I was in and locating the meeting points of my future tours. Very helpful. I highly recommend hiring a private guide upon arrival, especially if you’re a solo traveler. Two hours is too short of time if you want to go to various sites. Depending on where you’re staying. I was in Umeda. Thank you Andrew for your fine hospitality!
Sivana was an exceptional guide with a great energy and exciting conversation. Very well informed about the unknown aspects of Osaka n Osaka culture. She very quickly found our preferences and showed us a side of Osaka not mentioned in the tourist pamphlets. Very helpful in giving us recommendations for restaurants and night life activity for us to do on our own after the tour, which were indeed great.
A most informative and beautiful morning. Andrew was great. We are getting on in age and a small group couldn't have been better. As we are gardeners the gardens always appeal to us but Andrew gave a comprehensive description of the history of both religious beliefs and the content of how the gardens were formed. I came away with a greater knowledge and am always ready to learn.
The experience was good. Mariko our guide was very kind. This trip was a good way to spend one day in Kyoto without having to worry about logistics. I wish though that some areas we would have more time but it's understandable given the time we've received as it's about 40-50 minutes between each site. Overall, I'm glad we did this tour. It made everything so much easier.