4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple. 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
March 2015

Mickey, our guide, was very knowledgeable. He was equipped with a microphone, thus enabling everyone taking the tour to hear the info on each site we visited. He had a terrific sense of humour as well. The tour featured a shrine and two temples, each very different from one another. Though it was a cold and (almost) rainy day, the experience of visiting the sites was unique and most interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great tour guide. He helped us find things to do for the next day and was extremely knowledgable about his subjects.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Wonderful tour. Takes you in just an afternoon to some of the more pleasant sights in Kyoto. Besides visiting several important temples, it takes you to a top of a hill from where you get a great view of the surroundings and also through an interesting market that has all kinds of gifts and curios. Certainly worth going on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The shrines and temples were interesting and each one was different from the other. The shopping area was fantastic. The tour guide spoke excellent English.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Our guide was excellent. Sanjusendo and the Kiyomizu temple were multi-faceted and well worth the time spent visiting them. The Heian shrine was, likewise, interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

The tour guide was exceptional. She spoke excellent English and was very kind. Her breadth of knowledge was quite amazing. It was a great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Amazing tour! There was plenty of time to see each site and free time for shopping at the temple district at Kyomizu Dera. We also walked through the adjacent Shinto shrine in our free time and still got to shop. Stress free pick up and drop off at the Shin Miyako Hotel right next to the Kyoto Eki.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

The guide was fantastic in her ability to impart a lot of information in an interesting and accessible way. the tour included fabulous venues and I learned a great deal and really found a lot to be excited about. The guide had superb English and I would really recommend this tour to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Guide was fantastic. Interesting and informative. Speaks clearly for all to hear. Covers a lot of ground in a short time. A+ compared to other international guides. Coordinator arranged 2 free taxis to meeting point. Dropped us off in city center!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

Again, a wonderful guide in Izumi. Very informative about the city of Kyoto and Japanese culture. Excellent sites to visit. Was particularly in awe of the one which no photographs were allowed at, ironically, Sanjusangendo. Definately a must see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2011

]Love the history, great guide, awesome temples. Highly recommend :)]

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

The tour was very informative and well planned out. My only concern was the rather large group that was on the tour. Beyond that it was top Notch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

Extremely informative and historical. The amount of detail that the guide gave in each of the venues was amazing. We all loved the tour and took another Viator tour the very next day. Great tour, guide and venues.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2009

A good way to spend an afternoon at some beautiful sites.

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Tour code: 2142KYO_N280


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