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City of Kyoto Visitors Hosts

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The tour of Nijo Castle is not to be missed.

Had the pleasure of taking the fascinating tour of Nijo Castle with Akaya-san as the guide. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keren M
via mobile
Wonderful tour in Kyoto

We had a great tour in Kyoto with Don Tanaka. We had a proposed walking tour in place prior to... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Paula E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of taking the fascinating tour of Nijo Castle with Akaya-san as the guide. The tour was excellent and I was able to learn a lot about Japanese and Kyoto history. A great many important aspects of Japanese history unfolded over many centuries...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We had a great tour in Kyoto with Don Tanaka. We had a proposed walking tour in place prior to arriving in Kyoto. However, on meeting Don he suggested some modifications to the plan to take advantage of the first day of spring/sakura blooming. We...More

3  Thank Paula E
Reviewed March 16, 2018

Our City of Kyoto Visitors Host for Nijo Castle, Ms. Nao Aki, made our visit a most memorable one. She was well prepared, very knowledgable, clearly loved what she was doing. She used her excellent and idiomatic English to make the tour not only informative,...More

2  Thank Karl_Eve
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

In our first time in Japan and Kyoto, we had limited time to see the sights. One sight in particular that we wanted to see was Nijō Castle. We decided to take the 10am English Tour that lasted about 95 min. It was great, our...More

4  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed January 29, 2018

The tour was concise and hospitable and the guides Nao and Miho were very sincere, accommodating, knowledgeable, and also had great senses of humor. They used placards fit for small groups, making the experience personalized and intimate. Overall well prepared and enjoyable.

2  Thank Karmacigar
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Nao and Miho gave us a wonderful tour of the Imperial Palace and Nijojo castle and answered all our questions which were off the usual topics, all with a good sense of humor and good english. It was a pleasant and friendly experience. Thank you!

3  Thank Alex M
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The tour was enjoyable and fun, probably because there weren't many people in the group so you could actually joke and talk with guides freely. The tour was informative, made you appreciate history of Kyoto more. The guides were well prepared with visual explanation of...More

2  Thank plombatraukis
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I only joined for the Kyoto Imperial Palace as I had done Nijojo Castle the day before. The local guides were Maki and Miho who were very informative. They had booklets which helped illustrate the stories they were telling which I found was a nice...More

2  Thank Tanya T
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

I want to thank our guides in Kyoto Nijo-jo Castle that made me enjoy a very interesting english tour and I want to suggest it to everyone. Our guide was speaking english really well, she was funny and very kind. Took pictures of us and...More

2  Thank Diego B
Reviewed October 28, 2017

We had a fantastic tour of masters of weaving and porcelain in Kyoto led by Rick Iwata, Kyoto Visitors host. Rick was detailed and reliable in preparing us and interpreting in English our conversations with the masters. He made the day comfortable and easy so...More

3  Thank brysonaus
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ellen h
April 6, 2017|
Response from Tsubasa A |
Unfortunately, trial Nijo-jo tour is finished. You need to hire the guide for it. Please have a look the website for the Kyoto city's official guide.
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