Fushimi Inari Shrine Reviews
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Fei was a great guide, she explained us the story of each place we visited. She speaks good English and she is very friendly. The tour highlighted the area that you have to visit, it was a great time visiting Tofukuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Geisha District in Gion street:)
Yumi, our tour guide, was exceptional. Great itinerary. Small group so you can ask many questions regarding culture, customs, etc. Much better than other tours - very personalized tour. Strongly recommended.
the guide should explain what the tour is about.
We expected a bus tour as nowhere on the tour description does it say that it is a walking tour (with public transport). After a very busy couple of days walking loads we and other tour members were a bit taken a back when our tour guide told us it was a walking tour. The sites were good but the guide was too laid back for our taste sort of letting the shrines/temples we visited talk for themselves. We would have liked more cultural information which was lacking. Not the "Cultural Tour" we anticipated. Reading the other reviews I believe it had a lot to do with our tour guide.
My guide was amazing, friendly, and a lot of fun to hang out with. I was the only person on the tour, so we became fast friends,
like a private tour. Did one day private tour in Kyoto , but this tour was better
I was a little concerned with booking a tour online with a website I hadn't used before. But the guide was amazing, the tour was everything it said it was and I LOVED IT. My guide even taught me some Japanese words. Don't worry and just book it - you'll have a fabulous day.
Our guide, Kensai, was great. He took us to a temple and a shrine that were out of the city centre so it was less likely we would have visited them on our own. In our tour of Gion, beside the sights, he showed us where we would be able to spot geishas and sure enough we did. Overall is wonderful.
I was the only one on it but it was interesting none the less
This was a fantastic way to see some of the sights in Kyoto. The tour guide Fei was was so informative and very helpful. I only had a short amount of time in Kyoto and and I would recommend this to anyone interested in the cultural aspects of Kyoto.
Good fun, bit hard to find the tour guide though.
Our tour lady was great and could actually speak 3 languages fluently.
This is more than what we expect. We had a wonderful time and relaxing evening from the start through the end. She has warm personality and knowledgeable in Japan history. We enjoyed every minute of it.... Excellent!
Review by Emily P, November 2012
A short walk from the train station and well worth a visit. Fun to stroll through the torii gates and bamboo forest. I also picked up a very reasonable kimono from a lady selling them near the entrance to the gates.
A bit hard to find our guide as we were not sure if we should be looking for a tour bus outside the Post Office. However the tour is all on foot and on trains around Kyoto ( a great experience in itself ) so the guide will be standing outside the PO with a distinctive cap on. Very personalised tour
GREAT TOUR! We were the only ones on it so we had a private tour. All the tour leaders are Japanese women who have a lot of knowledge about the traditional culture. I was really impressed by the temple, it has hundreds of red temple gates making a kind of tunnel...I was kind of over temples but this was a highlight. Sake tasting was really fun and the brewery was cool and included a museum type thing.