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Kyoto Urban Adventures

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Address: 7-3 Okunicho, Nishikujo, Kyoto 601-8849, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 50-5532-8493
Description: Kyoto Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Kyoto...
Kyoto Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Kyoto. They range from 3 to 3.5 hour adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Kyoto. A local expert guide will take you on your urban adventure and give you valuable insights into the cultural capital of Japan.
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$45*
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Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour
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$62*
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

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Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

Loved the tour, truly went above and beyond my expectations! The information that Salome provided was incredibly insightful and refreshing :) Adored her gorgeous personality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Mads_Lucas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the tour, truly went above and beyond my expectations! The information that Salome provided was incredibly insightful and refreshing :) Adored her gorgeous personality, thank you for a wonderful day! - Maddy and Alex.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Salome was our guide this week in Kyoto. She is a very lovely young lady with a passion for Japanese culture. We enjoyed our afternoon learning about Kyoto. The temples we visited were very contrasting and fascinating. One temple Tofuku-Ji was serene and the gardens were beautiful. The other temple Fushimi Inari was vibrant in color and energy. We tried... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was a bit disappointed. We were asked to consider using bikes at our B&B but should have insisted on renting modern ones. For the premium price of our experience I expected a more experienced, energized confident guide to lead us around the city sights. Although our guide was very accommodating and flexible, it became too passive for my liking.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a very engaging and informative tour guide Salomon. She is studying Japanese in Kyoto. We spent four hours on this tour and went to four sites which was perfect, it didn't feel rushed and there was plenty of time for photos. Bike tours are a great way to see a city and get a feel for the city.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We took this bike tour to stretch our legs and get a sense of the city. The bikes were comfortable and our guide a nice affable enough fellow. But over all there was a whole lot of biking and not a lot of guiding. So don't expect to learn much about the city. Still a fun way to get some... More 

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TokyoUA, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Esparcette, Thanks for your comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed to tour. Most of our guides are locals and know the city and it sights really well and love to share their passion and knowledge with the participants. So we are sorry to hear that your guide did not perform to the level that you expected.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My dad and I had a wonderful tour with Salome, a Georgian student who was studying in Kyoto, as our guide. She was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and sincerely interested in sharing the best of Japanese culture and history with us. We had a small group of only 4 people, making it easy to customize the tour as we went. Some... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had a Romanian student, Iulian, as our guide. He has been living in Kyoto for over a year studying Japanese. He is very knowledgeable and had answers to any question that we any of the group had. We had an intimate group of 4 which was great! Would definitely recommend the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We only had three hours for a tour in Kyoto, and Pepijn helped us make the most of it. We visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Kodaiji Temple, and then walked through Gion. It was an action-packed adventure, and we had a terrific time. Pepijn was great company, and managed to give us a taste of Kyoto and get us... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was lucky to have Lulian as my guide while on the cultural tour in Kyoto. He is from Romania and studying Japanese in Kyoto. His knowledge of Japanese culture and history is extensive and he was very informative on many aspects of the city and the temples and shrines. I had a great afternoon walking around the city with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our guide was Salome. She was excellent, very well informed and answered our questions patiently. The tour itself was interesting; we went to Tofukuji temple, Fushimi inari shrine and the gion district. We were a small group - 8 people which was great!!! We recommend it to anyone who would like to learn about Kyoto!

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Address: Address: 7-3 Okunicho, Nishikujo, Kyoto 601-8849, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 50-5532-8493
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto

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