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Very good introductory tour to Kyoto. Our guide, Alex, speaks excellent English and is very patient and kind. He is knowledgeable and answered our questions well. Yes, a lot of walking, but the pace is acceptable.
Our tour guide was awesome! Great tour! I recommend highly!!!
Took this tour on our first day in Kyoto and it's a really great introduction to this lovely city. Our guide Terin was very engaging and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the afternoon visiting Tofukuji temple, Fushimi Inari shrine and the Gion district. Highly recommended for those visiting Kyoto on limited time.
We had a great afternoon Terin the guide was very informative and friendly.
Terin went out of his way to help everybody even after the tour had ended he still recommended
other places to see and walked us through the narrow streets to show us the way.
Would totally recommend this tour .
Good and awesome experience. Good guide who speaks English really properly! Even saw some Geisha's!
our guide Terin was amazing - we were a group of 12, but he made everyone feel like the only one on the tour. his depth of knowledge on the temples and shrines we visited was impressive, and his delivery was both engaging and informative. if it was interesting, Terin knew about it - and many things he pointed out we would have missed, or been unable to know about, because interpretive signage is so limited. we sent several friends his way as they headed to Kyoto.
We took this tour two weeks ago and it was one of our highlights of our whole Japan trip - a very informative day out around some of the temples and shrines of Kyoto, ending up in Gion spotting geiko and meiko - if you don't know the difference, go on this tour and you'll learn. Great fun. Special mention for our tour guide, Terin, a young American guy who was very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating with his tour-guests I had a bad ankle, and he was continually making sure I was OK and felt part of the group - top marks! - he was good fun to be with and gave just enough information not to cause overload - just right. At the end of the tour he went out of his way to help us get where we needed to go. Brilliant.
great tour guide that was very informative about the local history and culture. great tour!
Great tour. Benjamin was very informative and friendly. I highly recommend this tour if in Kyoto.
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.
Super knowledgeable guide. Very professional and relaxed. Top recommendations.
Tour was great.....Our guide was very informative. Made a great day out of a rainy one. Truly enjoyed our afternoon.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Definitely a nice way to see Kyoto and actually learn something. Our tour guide was very patient and informative.
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!
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
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.
The best small group cultural tour that I have ever been on. The guide was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour.