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Edwin Ong Singapore
The sights of Kyoto and Nara was fantastic. Be careful about which day the Imperial Palace closes. Would be better if lunch was more traditional Japanese. I didn't signup for the full day Kyota tour as it was just full of temples.
Great cultural activity - Great guides - pretty amazing experience
It was a great time. Tour guide was excellent and very professional. Love to go to the tour again.
The tour guides were excellent, very knowledgeable. Our family enjoyed seeing and learning about Japan's history visiting Kyoto and Nara.
Very well organised, tour guides very informative and entertaining, which is an additional plus. Everything was run smoothly, as per description. Will certainly use Viator again.
Excellent tour of Kyoto. Our tour guide in the morning, Amy, was very knowledgeable about Kyoto and its history. She spoke English very well and was easy to understand. We ended our morning tour of Kyoto and had lunch. As the tour then separated into several different afternoon tours, we didn't really have enough time for lunch buffetas it felt rushed. We had another tour guide for the afternoon, KC. He was very knowledgeable and politeand he shared his knowledge of Nara's history with us. Overall, a great tour. but bewarea lot of walking involved.
Everything went well from booking the tour to the whole tour itself. It just went smooth. Everything was on time from leaving the Hotel Granvia to arriving and leaving the spots. At first i was hesitant to book a tour with viator but now that i had, i would surely do so again on my next trip.
The tour operator JTB Sunrise Tours is superb its experience shows. The tour guides are articulate, informative, lively, and very accommodating the attractions are all as beautiful and inspiring as advertised the pace is moderately brisk yet not punishing -- and well-organized, despite the crowds of other tourists the luncheon features a good selection of hearty fare. This particular tour packs in the key highlights if you need to hit two birds with one stone i.e., get a flavor of two nearby cities within a single day. A great experience for travelers of all stripes.
While a long day it was quite satisfying. Never got tired of seeing palaces and shrines as each had its own unique history and visual stimulation. Guide was full of humor, insight and historical knowledge.
Yuki, our guide during the kyoto morning tour, was really good. She explained everything very well in English. The 3 stops were great except for the crowds at golden pavilion. The nara afternoon tour was also educational and we even saw cherry blossoms in full bloom at todaiji temple. KC, our guide, was really fun. A great experience to remember!
We enjoyed the tour very much. There was enough time to see the sights and then wander a bit before returning to the bus.
The guides were very knowledgeable and friendly and helped us through the train stations, which can get confusing for first time visitors to a large train station.
The busses were very modern, clean, and comfortable with an excellent driver.
Kondo San is a great guide. Informative and always smiling. Never hurried. We had a fantastic experience walking through the palaces, shrines and temples across two ancient capitals of Japan. Well maintained properties. We learned a bit about the architecture and funnily all wood structures have been rebuilt several times because of destruction by fire sometime or the other in the past. The travel officers ensured that we knew our way back at the drop off places. Very very helpful right throug the day. I lost my camera in an Osaka taxi at the start of the day. They called up the taxi company immediately, raced the taxi and manages to have my camera back! Happy memories.
This tour is long but well worth the time. We got through a lot of territory that would have been impossible to get through on your own. The guides were easy to listen to and very knowledgeable with great sense of humor. I highly recommend this tour for those who would like to experience Kyoto and Nara in one days time.
Great tour with good tour guides. Tour guides that took us from Osaka to Kyoto and back was really helpful. Guide in Kyoto was good too.
Our tour guide Mineko Miko was simply wonderful. She had such great knowledge about Kyoto and was an excellent guide. She is the reason I would recommend this tour to others as well as the fact it packs a lot into one day if you are short for time in Kyoto.
Excellent tour guide. She was enthusiastic about sites we toured and spoke good English.
A beautiful day and great tour.
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