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Mardi Robinson

Mardi Tuesday Tours
Kyoto, Japan
About Mardi Robinson
I'm a Japanese / English bilingual tour guide with lots of experience showing people around Kyoto and Nara.I have a BA in Japanese studies with an emphasis on history and religion. Allow me to take you off the beaten track on your adventure through Japan's west side.I specialize in private walking tours, but also offer more specialized experiences for those into tea, sake, or hiking.I look forward to making your trip to Japan unforgettable.
Why book with Mardi Robinson
  • When I'm not guiding I'm translating, farming, or traveling.
  • After studying and living in Japan for more almost a decade, I can offer unique insights into the culture and surroundings.
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
Tours and Tickets by Mardi Robinson
Private All Inclusive Kyoto Station Area Deep Dive
Kyoto Station is often seen as merely a way to and from one's final destination on one's travels. However, the station area offers many of Kyoto's finest treasures. Immerse yourself in it's rich nature, history, and contrasts. See amazing zen architecture, gardens, and 1001 gold plated, hand carved, ancient Kannon statues that glisten brighter than Kinkakuji in the longest wooden building in the world.

Other than breathtaking temples, Kyoto's south side also houses Kyoto's most overlooked neighborhood. Learn about the less discussed history of Japan's hidden underclass, the Burakumin by going off the beaten path in the Sujin district bordering Kyoto Station. See Kyoto from old to new, change and hope in the less explored south side.

This tour is all inclusive so no need to worry about any hidden fees.

If you also want to hike Kyoto's most famous shrine, Fushimi Inari, check out the Fushimi Foxes and Lunch option. Note that the Fushimi add-on starts at 11:30 at JR Inari Station.
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4 hours
Special Offer
from $127.06
Private All Inclusive Kyoto Tea and Sake Adventure in Uji and Chushojima
Indulge in not one, but two of Japan's liquid delicacies, tea and sake. On this all inclusive, private 7 hour tour explore Kyoto's tea and sake making capitals of Uji and Fushimi. Learn all about the way tea and sake are produced, sample some for yourself, and delve into the rich history and scenic views of both areas. Only slightly off the beaten path, avoid the crowds at the main tourist spots while you have your own expert, native English speaking guide show you around.

Some highlights include multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, a unique tea experience where you will learn the proper way to prepare Kyoto's finest of all green teas called, and then eat said tea leaves with ponzu sauce. In Fushimi, sample sake, see some of a brewery, and enjoy the old sake brewery buildings. Everything from temples, lunch, and sake are 100% included so no need to stress about hidden fees. For half day tours focusing on only one area check out the 4 hour "Only Tea" and "Only Sake" options.
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7 hours
Special Offer
from $107.21
Private Nara Deer and Sake Adventure - Easy Day Trip from Kyoto or Osaka!
Explore Nara's scenic beauty and sake on this all inclusive, private tour. A convenient day trip from either Kyoto or Osaka, Nara is a must see on any traveler's list. From the numerous wild deer that roam free in the streets to multiple UNESCO world heritage sites like the giant Buddha at Todaiji, explore both the famous sites and the places that lie just a little off the beaten path. End your day with a one of a kind Japanese sake rice wine brewery tour and tasting in Nara's old town merchant quarters surrounded by medieval townhouses and storefronts.

All entrance fees, the sake tasting, and a snack are included in the price so no need to fret about any hidden fees.
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4 hours
Special Offer
from $119.12
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