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This was the perfect tour to start off our trip to Kyoto! Our guide Manabu was very friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about Kyoto, it's history and Japanese culture. He was full of interesting and funny stories and facts that we definitely would have missed if seeing these sights on our own. He also showed us how to make offerings at the different shrines and temples. We packed in a lot for one afternoon, and Manabu was extremely generous in continuing the tour for an hour longer than advertised as some of our group were slightly slower walkers. I would highly recommend this tour as an introduction to Kyoto, it is excellent value for money and shout out to Manabu for being such a fantastic guide!
Lots of fun and a good value tour
it was one of the best tour I went on. The tour guide was very professional and informative.
A perfect introduction to this beautiful city of Japanese culture and historic sights. Our small group was expertly guided by Nobumasa Miyake. His insights and calm nature were the perfect accompaniment to the Zen Gardens of the Tokufuji temple and the hundreds of beautiful ORANGE Tori Gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine.
My wife and I will definitely return to Kyoto one day for a longer stay!
This tour was fantastic! We really enjoyed the company and rich historical stories of our guide. He was a very interesting and kind man originally from Germany. He spoke English and Japanese like a native, which made it easier for us to navigate attractions and make specific purchases. We enjoyed all the historical sites and shrines. Also, at the end of the tour, our guide was kind enough to walk us to a delicious restaurant with the best Gyoza I'd ever eaten in my life. I highly recommend this tour!
Great local guide. Lots of local info, very good way of getting your bearings in a new city. Allowed for a good amount of time at each stop. Definitely recommend.
It was a great length very interesting and a very knowledgeable guide. Manabu made the tour a lot of fun and provided really different types of information and knowledge. We had enough time at each site and even got to see an extra one. I would really recommend this tour. Good value and enjoyable.
Jane M Australia
I would highly recommend this fascinating tour.
Fantastic tour. A large part of our tour was spent at the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. It's even better than all the photos. Walking through the tori gates was very cool, and our guide timed our arrival just right so that it wasn't very crowded. And there is so much more to this site. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history, the religion, just fascinating. The grounds are beautiful and full of history and really amazing. The details he was able to point-out were amazing.
We ended the tour in the Gion district. Our guide walked us through the back alleys, and timed our stops perfectly with the geishas and geisha assistants departing for work. And now I know the difference between the two! Fascinating. The tour was worth every penny. Highly recommend.
This was a wonderful, wonderful tour. We saw so many beautiful sites and learned the culture and history behind each of them. The pace was not too fast and not too slow. Book this tour!
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