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Tours By Locals

#13 of 218 Tours in Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
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About Tours By Locals
Enjoy a private tour of Kyoto with the experienced, insightful, English-speaking guides at ToursByLocals. Half-day, full-day and multi-day tours available. All itineraries fully customizable; enjoy experiencing the cultural wonders of Kyoto with a local expert, at your own pace.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tadashi did a great job on our tour. Very knowledgeable and informative. We love history and Tadashi was definitely able to answer all of our questions. His car was comfortable and he was very flexible and accommodating to what we wanted to see. i would...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank experience2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

Ken was a great tour guide. He provided a lot of historical information during our tour, and was always communicating about what we were looking at and where he was planning to take us next. My traveling group appreciated his insight and opinions, and we...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a review of Ken S who was our guide in Kyoto on October 27-29. We give him 5 stars. Ken was very knowledgeable and very considerate. One person in our party had some disability and Ken was especially sensitive to his needs, which...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour! Ahmed was very knowledgeable about Kyoto, the various places we went, and Japanese history, and also got us around the city on public transport. We saw some great highlights, and with a group 10 the price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meiko is an outstanding guide in every possible respect. She is exceedingly knowledgeable, accommodating and flexible, enthusiastic about her city's and country's history and culture and is anxious to transmit as much of this to her clients as possible. In addition, Meiko is an exceedingly...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MichaelCoronado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Koichi was an amazing guide! We had a perfect tour for us, we saw many key highlights of Kyoto and had a marvellous time spending the day together. Koichi also carries information sheets that provide additional information on culture, language and history, which was appreciated....More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank S C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently enjoyed a wonderful 8 hour tour of Kyoto by our guide Kenji. Much more than a typical excursion, Kenji provided valuable background information about the sites and was well prepared with diagrams that clearly explained the concepts underlying the sites...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Swonderful1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have used Tours by Locals numerous times on our trips throughout the world and have always had an excellent experience with their guides. During our recent visit to Japan we were very fortunate to have Tadashi-san as our guide in Kyoto....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

We were a party of 4 with my wife being the weak link. She had a very sore ankle and consequently could not walk as far nor as fast as the rest of us. Chizuko was very mindful of her situation and compensated for that....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

Tomoko-san, or Tomo, as she asked to be called, was nothing less than a five star guide. This was my 4th time in Kyoto and I brought friends with 10 and 13 yr old daughters for the first time. Tomo was incredibly flexible as we...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Hi! Unfortunately, I don’t have a direct contact. All communication is done through the tours by locals website, but it is very user friendly and if you go to Kyoto within the site and scroll through the guides I believe you... More
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Hi Maria! TripAdvisor doesn't allow people to post website addresses in responses, but if you just search for ToursByLocals (all one word or 3 separate words) you'll find us. Then just type in "Kyoto" and you'll see all the... More
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