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Kyoto Urban Adventures

7-3 Okunicho, Nishikujo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-8849, Japan
+81 50-5532-8493
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Ranked #10 of 57 Activities in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful tour walking true Kyoto. Seeing the best sightseeings there. Intressting, amazing and relaxed. Thanks for meeting such Great people :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Elsa is the best. Very easy to communicate with by email and helped us plan a time and decide which tour - she responded quickly and answered all our questions. We did the half day walking tour with her and 2 other people. Saw 2 zen gardens, the inari gates and gion (saw 3 geishas!) she gave great explanations and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our tour guide was Elsa and she was fantastic. We ended up having a private tour as nobody else was booked into the tour and we thoroughly ourselves! The temples and shrines we saw was beautiful and we even had a green tea and tofu incream which was so yummy. The gion tour was great and Elsa answered all our... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I booked the Kyoto cultural tour somewhat on a whim. I'm glad we did. We met Elsa outside the Kyoto Central Post Office at around 1.40pm (20 minutes earlier) than the tour started and started on our way on the tour. The first stop was the Tofukuji Temple with its contemporary Zen garden. It was stunning and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Going on this tour all depends on what you're looking to experience. On the brighter side, you get to see a lot of Kyoto on bike, it beats walking for a day. Definitely good exercise if you're that type. The route is scenic by the canal and down Philosophers Path, especially if you go when Cherry Blossom Trees are in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm just back from my marvelous trip in Japan and I think got a great flavor of the Kyoto city thanks to the guide Ray who guided the tour in an excellent, fun and informative way. He recommended as well where to taste great Japanese food at the end of the trip. Had the best hot pot in the world!... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I request a big bike since I am over 1.90m, and happens that are all the same, tailored to 1.70m person. Any biker would refuse it but I followed my family, and after 20km my body was in bad shape. They did not even allow me to pay extra for a bigger bike since all were the same. Check Kyoto... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We just competed a half day walking tour in Kyoto. Our guide, Rai Saito, was excellent, fun, informative, and made the trip great. He was well informed, added great insight about Japan and Japanese culture, and interacted well with the small group. He helped with dinner plans and transportation at the end the trip. He even helped us find and... More

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Biking in Kyoto is by far the best way to see the city. Our guide Tomo took us down the most beautiful streets in Kyoto. The shrines and temples we visited were fabulous. Tomo is so knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. I've been to Kyoto many times before but this was the best tour ever.

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Kyoto walking tour was a pleasant experience. Our guide Ray was friendly, informative and overall fun. Ray made Fushimi Inari and Gion the most enjoyable tour I've ever taken. Highly recommended.

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