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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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The bike tour is a great way to see Kyoto!

The bike tour was fun, we got to see a mixture of Kyoto including a temple and the beautiful philosophers path. I highly recommend. Our guide was knowledgable and adapted well to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Littlebird84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

The bike tour was fun, we got to see a mixture of Kyoto including a temple and the beautiful philosophers path. I highly recommend. Our guide was knowledgable and adapted well to the pace of our group. This bike tour was a great way to mix up the travel after spending most days walking or on a train.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

My guide Salome from the country of Georgia was excellent. She was passionate, very well informed and a wonderful communicator. Salome was also very attentive and cared about Japanese culture which clearly showed in her enthusiasm of communicating the different sites that we visited. Alexandra HK

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to book the afternoon 'city of culture tour' back in November. Jade was a great tour guide showing us the amazing sights of Fushini Iniari and nearby gardens, then the gion district. Funnily enough they are also from Melbourne, Australia and so were around 5 other tour guests - which made for a great expat tour... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

How lucky were we having booked the tour to find we were the only 2 people - it was like having a private tour. Jade was excellent, an Aussie girl who is smitten with Japan. The tour was great and I would thoroughly recommend it. Visiting some of the major temples and shrines while also seeing the some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I would definitely recommend this tour as you get to visit some great temples and shrines in Kyoto and learn about them in great detail as you go (which is a lot better than just looking at them). Our tour guide Akemi was very nice, informative and spoke fantastic English so I was able to get a good understanding of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I took this tour while I was in Kyoto for the first time and the tour guide Jade is great. She is knowledgable about culture and Kyoto, and Japan in general. She said she also guides the long tour for trip all over Japan. If there's a choice, I recommend walking rather than taking bus or train. Jade will weave... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our afternoon with Akemi. She was energetic, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable and we covered a lot of ground! We loved the brisk walking through neighborhoods as well as the temple and shrine visit - with excellent explanations. Finishing at twilight in the Gion district was perfect planning. Akemi even sent us pictures right afterwards. Thank you! Great value,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were only a small group (5 tourists), which is a good thing since we have better time management. We went to: Tofukuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Gion District. This tour involves a lot of brisk walking, which is why I don't recommend this for senior citizens at all. On the contrary, the walking added to the cultural experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We'd highly recommend Jade for any personally guided tour of Kyoto. We only planned a short list of things to do to keep our day relaxed and spontaneous. Jade was knowledgeable and really helped us make the most of our time in Kyoto not only on the day of the tour, but for the whole time we were there. We'll... More 

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Jamaica
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

this tour is definitely worth it! the sights are well chosen, and jade is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide! especially good is that there is enough time to see the sights without running around too much. however, our tour was finished half an hour early, which was okay, but then we did pay for another half an hour.... More 

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