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Very enjoyable day. Bullet train to and from Kyoto was a great experience. Guide in Kyoto was excellent and the three sites on our tour agenda were interesting and beautiful.
This was a very good tour. The staff were incredibly thoughtful and helpful.
Fantastic! We were met at each leg of the trip by a friendly guide who spoke English (as advertised), and helped us understand what we were seeing, and what we needed to do next. The bus guide to the temples was excellent! (would give it 5 stars if we could have had a few more minutes at each stop, and if there was a choice for lunch other than the hotel buffet...)
Train ride was perfect, time in Kyoto too short, should skip lunch and do more touring.
Very well organized and very efficient. If you need to do a day-trip from Tokyo to Kyoto, I'm pretty sure this is the best way. Though I will need to visit Kyoto again and spend more time, since 1 day is only a tasting for this city. Lunch was excellent, better than I had expected though, I would have preferred Japanese cuisine rather than western cuisine to complete the experience. Our tour guides in Tokyo (who dropped us off at Shinkansen/train station) and at Kyoto, were both superb. I visited during November-end, and the fall colors were emerging in Kyoto as well. So basically the tour exceeded my expectations. If you need to do a 1-day trip from Tokyo to Kyoto, I can't imagine a better option.
great tour if you have limited time to visit kyoto. very well organized from tokyo to kyoto.
If you have limited time and don't want to miss Kyoto, this is a great day out.
Good compact trip. Excellent lunch at the New Myako hotel. Very nice and dedicated tour staff.
A very interesting city! A great tour guide, and we consider the time and money spent for this tour well worth it!
It's a good tour, specially if you're on a limited time and your base is in Tokyo. Kyoto had a special character as compared to Tokyo, so it was very good experience seeing the best of both worlds! The price is quite exorbitant considering the little time, they can improve on the lunch part should have been Japanese. overall, if you want to see a glimpse of Kyoto just as an added spice to your Japanese experience, take this! The Kiyumizu temple is worth looking at even just for a brief time.
Worth doing if you have very little time in Kyoto, like me. Otherwise, it's a long day and a lot of money to get a tiny sampling of a wonderful city.
I enjoyed the bullet train, but an afternoon tour is just not enough time to truly enjoy Kyoto. The places we went were lovely. I just wish I had more time there.
Tour guides were wonderful, hand-held us on every step. The time in Kyoto was minimal and attractions seemed a little touristy, but if you are in Tokyo and have only one day, this makes seeing Kyoto possible.