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Kyoto Guided Walks

Kyoto, Japan
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About Kyoto Guided Walks
Discover the beauty of Japan's ancient capital on a customised private tour with Kyoto Guided Walks. Explore mystic mountain temples, hidden zen gardens, unique cultural experiences and over a thousand years of history while gaining a deeper understanding of this enchanting city and its people. Our expert native English speaking guides reveal Kyoto's hidden gems away from the crowds and bring the area alive with fascinating local insights, captivating stories and great food tailored to your tastes!
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

Our Kyoto guided walk was a great experience for my husband, me and our three teens. We all learnt something about Kyoto and Japanese culture, and Chris had some tasty food suggestions as well as advice on other places we could visit nearby. I definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Beth W
KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2019

Hi Beth, Many thanks for your positive review and it was a pleasure to guide your family through Fushimi Inari shrine and also the quieter temples and gardens of Tofukuji. Happy to hear everyone enjoyed learning about Kyoto's unique culture plus sampling the local street...More

Reviewed July 14, 2019

I had a great experience booking a private walking tour with Chris to north Kyoto covering some of the must-see sights as well as some very interesting and local spots off the beaten path but surprisingly close to the main attractions. He is very knowledgable...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Samad J
KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Hi Samad, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of your Kinkakuji, Ryoanji and Northern Kyoto private tour with Kyoto Guided Walks and it was pleasure to introduce you to some of the area's hidden gems and quieter, local spots off the...More

Reviewed July 13, 2019

Our family of 5 enjoyed an amazing day in Kyoto with Chris covering sights in Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest and Monkey Park) as well as Fushimi Inari Shrine and Tofukuji Temple. Chris was excellent at engaging with our children (ages 10, 8 and 6) and helping...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Dear Cynthia, Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review of your tour with Kyoto Guided Walks! I really enjoyed customising our day together to suit your family's interests and it was a pleasure to introduce everyone to Kyoto's unique culture...More

Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

Good experience of Arashiyama with Chris. He made a well paced itinerary for us with plenty of hidden gems in Arashiyama. Well recommended if you would prefer an English(first language) speaking guide with good local knowledge.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Clonemole
KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

Many thanks for your kind review. It was a pleasure guiding your group through some of Arashiyama's hidden spots and quieter temples and to customise the tour to suit your tastes and pace. Hope to see you back in Kyoto again soon!

Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Our large family group travels the world together. This year we found ourselves in Kyoto as a group of 16 ready for a morning stroll away from the intensity of the tourist crowds. Who knew a short note to Chris a few weeks in advance...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2019

Thank you very much for you kind review Sara! It was a genuine pleasure to guide your extended family through Ginkakuji, the Philosopher's Path and Nanzenji and to see both the younger and older members enjoying the temples, gardens and food exploration over our 4...More

Reviewed June 29, 2019

Our small group of 3 were totally spoilt by taking two memorable walking tours with Chris - 3hr Food stroll that finished with sashimi, yakatori & cold beers in a tiny back lane Izakaya and a very FULL day - superb temples, shrines, gardens, philosophers...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2019

Hi Toni, Many thanks for posting such a positive review of our two tours together. I'm very happy to hear everyone enjoyed exploring both the unique history and culture of Kyoto along with it's incredible food scene! We really like introducing guests to the city's...More

Reviewed June 26, 2019

My family did 2 tours with Chris - the Fushimi Inari shrine tour and the Kyoto by Night Tour. By far the most memorable parts of our stay in Kyoto. Fushimi Inari Shrine and Southern Kyoto tour - we visited temples off the normal tourist...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

Many thanks Amanda for taking the time to write such a positive review of your experience and it was a genuine pleasure to act as your personal guide over our two tours together! I completely agree that the food halls in Japan are like stepping...More

Reviewed June 21, 2019

We had four nights in Kyoto and through Steve of Anywhere Travel in Sydney we enjoyed three absolutely wonderful walking tours with Chris Hall of Kyoto Guided Walks ranging from markets, shrines, street food and a few hidden treasures that he has found over the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

Many thanks Bev for your very kind review of our 3 days of private touring! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed some of the quieter sites like Tofukuji temple along with Sanjusangendo and its 1,001 Kannon statues which are simply breathtaking and very special....More

Reviewed June 19, 2019 via mobile

Chris was very prompt in answering questions prior to us booking with him which set the tone for our whole experience. We did the two hour Night Walk with him our first night in Kyoto - we chose this so we would know what to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2019

Thank you Jessica for you very kind review!! It was a genuine pleasure to guide your family through the array of food options both in Daimaru Depachika and Nishiki Market and to witness your kids really embracing the unique experiences on offer too. Even though...More

Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

Have just spent a fantastic afternoon on this tour with Michael. It was excellent. Michael was a perfect guide having lots of local knowledge and information to share with us as we explored. Initially had issues getting on to it through trip advisor but found...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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KyotoGuidedWalks, Owner at Kyoto Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2019

Appreciate your positive review and we're very happy to hear you enjoyed your half day culture walk and the quieter parts of the city we explored. Hope to see you back in Kyoto one day.

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