Very interesting places, good air-conditioned bus, good meal and very knowledgable English-speaking guide. Happy that I combined it with Nara trip, it added some variety with a deer park.
Wonderful sights, wish we had more time shopping!
Excellent tour! We definitely packed it in going all over the city; there is absolutely no way we could have done this all on our own. In addition, our tour leader, Hiromi, was great! She was very knowledgeable and friendly, and she had great anecdotes along the way to keep things interesting. Highly recommended!
My daughter and I absolutely loved this tour from the word GO! The Nishiki Market was interesting and fun as our guide shared delicacies from Japan . The walk through town was interesting, and the cooking class was fantastic. We enjoyed making miso soup, Japanese spinach salad, and sushi!! The sake tasting was also a hit. I highly recommend this tour as our guides were informative and fun!
we enjoyed the tour; both guides gave good, clear information(Kyoto part gave us bilingual brochures, Nara had no brochures) Good lunch. Would have liked to see another "site" rather than a souvenier shop in Nara as the 3rd stop.
The Kyoto full-day tour was excellent and I enjoyed it very much. The guide was fluent in English and gave a lot of interesting information. The only complain is poor customer support from Viator and misleading information on the voucher. The voucher stated that I must contact the local service provider in Japan (JTB – Sunrise Tours) to confirm my pick up time. When I called the telephone number shown on the voucher, there was a recorded message in Japanese (which I did not understand) and then the call ended. I tried to contact Viator via their website and received no reply. On the tour day, I was waiting at Kyoto New Miyako Hotel to be picked up by JTB – Sunrise Tours. It appeared later that instead of waiting for someone at the hotel, I needed to find their desk inside the lobby where I presented my voucher and received a ticket for the tour. Because I did not know this, I almost missed my tour.
Good afternoon tour. Would recommend if you had limited time in Kyoto.
It was a good tour. I, however, feel that the number of places to be shown in full day should be reduced to 3-4 instead of 6. I would make the tourist to see the monuments of historical importance in detail and not rush from one place to another.
This tour is really well-organized. I really enjoyed every trip with Viator. Moreover, the lunch was fantastic!
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and added great value to the tour. However the tour was a bit rushed, and it might have been better if we had a little more time to take it all in. Overall though, I would recommend this tour as a good taster of these sights. The Golden Pavilion was absolutely spectacular!
The tour was mixed. First and foremost, the tour guide was very good as he was knowledgeable and had a passion for his subject. Unfortunately, we happened to pick an 'open house' day when everything was 'packed' and so the day became an exercise of crowd control. Thus, it was often difficult to hear the guide because of the crowds surrounding us. It might be good to have some type of wireless audio system that enables the guide to speak with each and every one of us without us having to crowd around him. This is difficult with tours that fill an entire bus (and more conducive to small groups). The sights were a good representative cross section of the famous temples.
Can highly recommend this tour. Only way to quickly see so many sights and the guides were great.
Great tour despite Typhoon rains.
The trip itself was great, you won't be able to see so much in such a short time if you go in your own
but you need to do your homework before this trip-read about where are you going, because it isn't always possible to hear the guide,and not everybody from our group understood her accent,unfortunately
But despite everything it was a great trip, we were so glad we went on it!
The kyoto morning tour is always on a rush. we spent so little time in each destination and we feel pressured. the nijo castle does not allow photography and all we got was the exterior. The nara tour is better, it was laid back and i had a great time with the deers of Nara park. Seeing the UNESCO world heritage sites at Nara was a pleasure. Our tour guide Ms. Miko is very knowledgeable and was able to answer our queries.
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