4.5 star rating: Recommended 116 Reviews

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide Tomo was fantastic and had great English language skills. The whole tour was very well done from start to finish and she was extremely good with helping group members with more holiday ideas. We visited beautiful Temples and all tour members seem to manage the walk well. We were a group of 12 ranging from 60-ish year old couples to 6year olds.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Super knowledgeable guide. Very professional and relaxed. Top recommendations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Tour was great.....Our guide was very informative. Made a great day out of a rainy one. Truly enjoyed our afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Really loved the small group setup - it allowed for a more personalized, intimate tour. Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and friendly. A worthwhile investment! Felt like it helped us get the most out of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Really enjoyable and rewarding tour. The guide was very informative and made sure we saw as much as possible within the timeframe of the tour.
Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. He was quietly spoken but I think it was due to a cold. He was very patient and went above and beyond to make sure we saw and learnt about Kyoto. The tour fit in perfectly as we had already booked in another tour which went to completely different sites.
Would definitely recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This was a great experience and we loved our guide who took the time to answer all the kids questions. We learned a lot about the temple and shrine we visited. It was fun approaching from the backstreets on foot rather than pulling up on a coach. Gion was fun and we spotted 4 elusive Geisha!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

We had a great time. Our guide Salome was really knowledgable . There is a fair bit of walking Involved so be warned. Therewerejust and few of us so actually opted for a taxi between two locations rather than walking. Highly recommended and good value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Definitely a nice way to see Kyoto and actually learn something. Our tour guide was very patient and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Wonderful trip around the highlights of Kyoto. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable, and I'm so glad we got to see so much in just half a day. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

A great way to get a flavour of Tokyo. We were a group of 9 and Salome our guide managed to communicate and explain to all of us very well. We went to a shrine with beautiful zen gardens, a temple and then to the Giesha district. I was impressed with Salome's knowledge and enthusiasm about Japan and Japanese culture and really enjoyed the walk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Fantastic tour, packed so much into a few hours. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and her enthusiasm for Japan and Japanese culture was contagious- would recommend this tour to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The best small group cultural tour that I have ever been on. The guide was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Excellent personal tour for a Kyoto first-timer. The enthusiasm of our English speaking guide was infectious and made the afternoon memorable. Her insights offered glimpses into Japanese life that a tourist would not be able to obtain on a big bus tour or by following a guidebook on one's own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour was amazingly informative and extremely punctual.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was perfect!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Very informative and professionally run. Really enjoyed our afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Loved Kyoto thanks to my fantastic tour guide! Went to three sights in half a day and enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you for an unforgettable tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

We had a wonderful trip to see some of the most beautiful temples and
the Geisha area. Our tour guide Elsa was very knowledgeable very kind: my camera broke the same day and I was very upset, but Elsa let me use her Iphone and sent me the taken photos via email. Thank you for that, Else! You made my day in every way! :-)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

I loved this trip much and people I met were so nice.
Our tour guide Keimi was nice and she explained well. But she walks really fast~ :)
I recomme this tour to whom are considering about it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Was lucky enough to be only the 2 of us on this tour. Jade (Australian) our guide had excellent knowledge for the area and it was helpfully that we could understand her so well and were able to ask so may questions about Japanense culture. Would definitely recommend the tour company.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

We had a fantastic time. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Not only did this save us the headache of looking for locations, without the guide's detailed explanations we would not have known what we were looking at and therefore had less fun. Everyone else on the tour was super nice too. Highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The tour was fantastic, we saw parts of Kyoto that tourists don't normally get to, also just long enough to keep the interest. Fantastic guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Together with our tour guide, a lovely lady from Australia, we were only 3 people. Was a good and effective tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

What an amazing tour! Jade was an incredible guide who was a fountain of information and fun tips about Kyoto. It was such a wonderful experience that i shall cherish for a lifetime! Jade is hands down the best tour guide I have ever had, truly a free spirit and kind person! Cannot recommend this tour enough!

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