As there are so many sights in Kyoto to visit, I would recommend doing this tour on your first day to orientate yourself. It was great to visit three sites and hear about the history of each site from our very informative and entertaining tour guide.
Great job with the palaces but they are major tourist draws. Lots of people trying to see the same stuff.
Very well organized and everything ran on time. Guide was knowledgeable and informative. Had a good time.
This could have easily been a full day tour. So much to see and so interesting.
A perfect introduction to the most spectacular temples and shrines in my favorite city in all of Asia. Kiyomizu is a must-see especially for the first timer in Kyoto.
This afternoon tour was by far one of the most beautiful parts of our entire trip. These temples and shrines are a must and this tour makes it easy to get to all of them with some info since not a lot is in English. Excellent tour.
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.
Great tour guide. He helped us find things to do for the next day and was extremely knowledgable about his subjects.
Yogesh J USA
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
]Love the history, great guide, awesome temples. Highly recommend :)]
Patrick J USA
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.
Michael C USA
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.
Carol A USA
This is a must see tour for Kyoto. The Temples were incredible. Well organized. Tour guide spoke English very well. Hotel pick up and drop off were well organized. People were very helpful.
Laura O USA
This twelve day tour was well worth the price. The shrines and temples we visited were absolutely beautiful! The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.