Tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke of many details about the history behind the places we visited, including helpful hints and logistics on how to get to places efficiently. Tour was at a nice pace, unlike the one day tour to Mt. Fuji. We didn't cover the Inari Shrine. So be sure to see it.
Fantastic tourguide and the only chance to see Imperial palace to be on the safe site
Excellent tour; enjoyable experience!
This tour was amazing!
This was a great trip. Todaiji Temple is spectacular. Kasuga Shrine is OK. On the whole, a great afternoon. As first time visitors to Kyoto area we enjoyed this. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Tour was in two halves - morning was good, guide had excellent English. Lunch was confusing, in a restaurant where none of the staff had any English - a guide should have been there to assist with ordering drinks and sorting out problems.
Afternoon tour was with a different guide (why? our first guide did the same tour but on a different bus).
Overall a good day, could have been better
Great well informed tour guide. Good humor. A bit rush.
I loved both the morning and the afternoon tour. You can skip the lunch. Would be better to have a box lunch or have people bring their own. The restaurant was crowded and noisy and a bit of a fire hazard since everyone had a burner at their seat heating the soup, that was 16 separate burners on each table with a live flame and it was on the second floor of an old building. Made me nervous and could not wait for lunch to be over and get on with the tour. It is also a very long day. We were picked up at our hotel at 7:30 and dropped off at 19:30, for a total of 12 hours. If you go, bring your own lunch and sit outside and wait.
Enjoyable trip to Nara on a warm sunny afternoon at a steady pace however not suitable for travellers with walking difficulties as numerous steps at a shallow gradient .Deer park was interesting .Guide had a distinct intonation which was slightly unbearable till one acclimatised ! This trip can be made with japan rail but girl ease of transfer I felt it was reasonably priced .
The tour itself was excellent. Our issue was with the guide whose English accent was so bad that you could only understand about every 10th word. He was very charming and I'm sure knowledgeable, we just couldn't understand much of what he said. We were hoping he would not be our guide the following day for the all-day tour of Kyoto. Unfortunately he was our guide for the afternoon portion and repeated himself as well as being difficult to understand.
Yes it was amazing and enjoyed the nipping live reindeers.
I wish to have been able to visit one if the interiors of the Imperial Palace and not only the garden.
My second time to Nijo castle and enjoyed it
Great tour. Giude was excellent.
the tour was perfect...cover many fabulous places and took us the distances needed....thank you to our caring tour guides too!
great day tour. don't miss Nara!
One of our most fascinating tours we took in Japan. Nara is an interesting, historical, place and the tour makes the trip easy and enjoyable. The guides were great and gave us a fabulous commentary on the background of the places we visited, as well as the historical perspective. The lunch was not great, but tolerable. The trip was well planned and very comfortable. A must in Kyoto.
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