The shrine was much more crowded than I expected but our guide, Mari, was wonderful and we enjoyed all of the activities.
Great tour to get to know a bit of a Japanese culture. Unlike castles and museums this needs to be witness with real life commentary. Our guide was excellent. Worth the money spent. Definitely recommend - and it's walking - great way to soak in atmosphere of Nara, Gion and Kyoto.
Guide knew what he was talking about, his English was good and tour was well planned. All fees included but the return to Kyoto train station taxi - ca. JPY1,200
Loved this tour, perfect way to find my feet in Kyoto!
Our guide Lulu was warm and engaging and very Smiley and happy to help in anyway.
The pace and size of the tour was great and finishing off in the Gion district at dusk works well for dinner after! We saw 9 Geishas! Only recommendation would be a 20-30 minute stop somewheere for a coffe or beer, all the others in the group felt the same pretty much about that!
Our guide, Dustin was punctual and got us on the road a little bit later due to non shows. He did however extend the tour to take this into account. He was informative and chatty without over doing us with facts and figures to the extent, you couldn't take it in. He walked at a good pace through the tour and took on questions easily. The tour took us through some of the beautiful areas of Kyoto and we even managed to see a Geysha girl. I would definitely recommend this tour, and Dustin as a tour guide.
Fantastic tour. Best tour we did in Japan. Thank you to our wonderful guide Pepijn who is very knowledgeable. We learnt and saw so much.
Despite it being a bitterly cold day about 3 degrees Celsius our tour guide Alex did a great job. He led us to several diverse and interesting parts of Kyoto and provided a fascinating commentary. We learnt a lot about the history and culture both of Kyoto, and of Japan more generally. Dont forget your comfortable walking shoes youll get a lot of exercise in this tour! If I had one suggestion for how the tour might be improved, Id say it would be good to sit down somewhere with a drink and a snack halfway through. Maybe linger longer at the food stalls near the Inari Shrine, or build in a visit to a tea shop? Anyway, we enjoyed the tour and found it interesting. Thanks!
Terrin was our guide and he was very knowledgeable! We went to Kyoto on one of the BUSIEST weekends and boy was it busy. It was crowded, everywhere. Terrin was great though, he didn't rush anything, he made sure we got the most out of our time there. I'm kind of sad we only got to see three major places but they were worth it. This is a great tour if you are new to Kyoto and need an introduction.
Excellent tour. Guide was American so easy to understand. Very knowledgeable guide. Learned a lot.
The tour with Pepijn was very enjoyable.
Very recommended, especially if you only have very limited time like we did.
We wouldn't have been able to see much at all if we had to wonder around by ourselves
Very nice tour with lots of interesting information. We were in a small group so our tour guide was willing to stop for longer periods in each place. Totally recommended!
Amazing overview of Kyoto. Our tour guide Terrin was outstanding!!
Kyoto one of my favourite places. Gion district Cultural Tour a must for everyone, so much history to see and it shows how the normal Japanese live. Very clean city as is all of Japan. Tour guide absolutely amazing and knowledgeable.
Excellent tour. A very knowledgeable guide. Message to guide and #39;Thanks for your very useful email, I seem to have accidentally deleted it and so was unable to thank you by replying to it and #39;. - Samir
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!