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City of Kyoto Visitors Hosts

#50 of 257 Tours in Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
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Phantom_Raccoon wrote a review Jan 2020
Munich, Germany53 contributions28 helpful votes
Junko was amazing - I don’t sleep much so wanted to go super early to the Toriis of the inari shrine and Bamboo grove before all the annoying people arrived . My guide was knowledgeable, fun and very nice to be with and I’d 100% recommend her for any trips you take !
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Paul F wrote a review Dec 2019
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Very informative tour with Kimi. Would highly recommend. Would never had understood the detail. history and symbolism there if not for this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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serina2000 wrote a review Nov 2018
London, United Kingdom156 contributions63 helpful votes
Although the cost of the tour might seem pricey, after having spent most of my week in Kyoto visiting tourist sites with limited English information, it was nice to learn more about UNESCO site Nijo-jo castle. Mayu presented information in a user-friendly, easily digestible manner, particularly when discussing aspects of Japanese history with the use of visual aids. Her English and interpersonal skills are excellent. She also did a good job answering ad hoc questions during the tour. Kyoto Visitors Host provide the option to reserve one of 15 spots for their 10am or 12pm tour in advance, which I found very helpful during peak tourist season.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Keren M wrote a review Aug 2018
Kyoto, Japan37 contributions10 helpful votes
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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 behind the Castle walls. Ayaka-san shared many tidbits of information about the Castle that you won’t be able to read in books or find online. True insights from a local expert, we were even able to visit an area that is not open to the public. And all delivered with a touch of humor. Recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Paula E wrote a review Apr 2018
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland3 contributions5 helpful votes
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 are so glad that he did as the day was beautiful and we were able to enjoy the sakura, see a Meiko in Gion, as well as some out of the way temples and shrines which were less crowded. Overall, it was a wonderful day.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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