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It is the best way to see many beautiful places in one day. I wish there was a tour that ended after lunch. we wanted to explore on our own after that great tour.
This trip was a fabulous way to see many attractions in a short period of time. The afternoon trip visited sites that were especially beautiful. We never would have been able to see so much of Kyoto had we not taken this day trip. Our guides were courteous, the bus was comfortable, and we had a great time.
Yuki is great! She was knowledgeable and humorous and a great communicator. Just the right number of sites -3 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.
Very nice overview of Kyoto. The morning was jam-packed and very tight on schedule. Rushed right through the Golden Pavillion. Buffet lunch was decent and had plenty of free time afterwards to browse the many floors of gift shops at the craft center. After lunch we were on a different bus with a different tour guide. This is dependent on with afternoon tour you chose. Much more relaxed with free time to take pictures and explore.
As the different historical sites in Kyoto are not within walking distance of each other, unless you're a confident cyclist, a full day organised tour is a good idea. The guide we had was excellent. She spoke English well, was helpful and knowledgeable about the different sites. The Japanese-Chinese buffet lunch was nice and a quick visit of Kyoto handicraft centre allowed us to purchase some different souvenirs in one place albeit a little pricey. Ninjo Castle and Kiyomizu temples are definite must-sees.
I enjoyed the trip very much. My only criticism is that I would have liked there to be more opportunities to ask questions.
The temples and shrines were so ornate and beautiful and the guide was very good and infomative. I learned a lot about Buddhism and Japan. It was a great way to see a lot in a short amount of time.
We had 2 different guides for morning and afternoon tour - both excellent knowledge and good sense of humour. Full day perhaps a little too much, 6 temples and shrines to see one after the other is a lot! However, the visits are short and sharp and we were still listening to her stories at 5pm as our guide was so interesting.
It is a wonderful tour that packs a punch for the tourist in need of time. Just be aware that you will be pushed all the time as the schedule is really tight. What we did not know was that the tour is actually a combination of a 12 Day Morning Tour and 12 Day afternoon tour with Lunch. I had no issues with that. Yoshi was the tour guide and he was absolutely Brilliant. On the way back he gave us a peek in to the Japanese Psyche and also a quick lesson in Japanese Scrip. Wonderful Wonderful guy.. If you get him as your Tour guide, you have spent your money well. Parents with Kids - not all locations are Pram Friendly.
Well organised trip for very nice sightseeing places.
Great tour and we wouldn't have been able to see half of the sites without it. Also, guides were really informative and helpful.
Absolutely great guides with friendly personalities. The site choices were perfect. We had a wonderful day.
Really nice day, great introduction to the sights of Kyoto, and the guides were informative and friendly. The lunch at the handicraft centre was also prettyy good, but there was way too much time allocated to shopping in there. I would highly recommend if you have limited time in Kyoto or Japan and really want to get a good taste for some of old Japan.
This tour delivered everything promised. I was picked up on time by a very friendly and informative guide who worked hard to insure that we visited key attractions of Kyoto with efficient use of time, while still providing enough time at each site for meaningful experiences. She was very knowledgeable about both the sites visited and other information about Kyoto. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time and would like to get the most from that limited time. In my case, the tour also served as an excellent first-day introduction to Kyoto that allowed me to make good use of the next day on my own in the city.