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Reviewed November 23, 2018

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,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Oji_chan_Tokyo
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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!

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank AlexM181
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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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