We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

WaRaiDo Guide Networks

Book In Advance
All photos (20)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“night tour”(15 reviews)
“walking tour”(29 reviews)
“gion district”(13 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Kyoto 604-0924, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience WaRaiDo Guide Networks
from $11.30
More Info
from $18.84
More Info
from $103.62
More Info
from $122.46
More Info
Reviews (203)
Filter reviews
191 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews night tour walking tour gion district meeting spot japanese culture a great story teller great tour interesting history two hours private tour mie maiko tours mei knowledge tea stories
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 191 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family of 5 did his trip and they were very accommodating and our group was only 6 in size! Maybe middle winter and low season. Enjoyed thoroughly and great value indeed. Please give clear instructions of start location as google did not accept the...More

Thank 7136janee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked and paid for our private tour of north west Kyoto 4 months in advance which included the main Kyoto castle which we were specifically looking forward to. We met our guide Yuri at the main Kyoto station as requested to be told that the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarkPP
tedueno, Owner at WaRaiDo Guide Networks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. However, our product page clearly says that one of the destinations will be “Nijo Castle or the Nishiki food market.” Therefore, when one of those two alternatives is closed, the other spot will be visited. Although excuse us for any...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018

Apparently the management has taken account of recent reviews that said the groups were too large, because during my tour last Monday, the 30 or so participants were divided into 3 groups. Mine was led by Mia, who was dressed in a kimono and was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Pnina B
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Informative tour guide an I am glad we went, but the group was far too large for the streets of Gion. 30 to 40 people and maybe more?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sean R
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day with our guide who was very kind and informative. Thank you so much for showing us you beautiful city. We particularly enjoyed the handicraft elements of the day :)

Thank victoriah116
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

We had the tour tonight, without a hint of exaggeration there were over 55 people in our group (I counted as I was amazed!) Having read previous reviews I was expecting another guide or two to appear to split the group into reasonable numbers. This...More

1  Thank PaulandJen_10
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I booked this tour for one of our two days in Kyoto. We generally find that booking a tour is a much more effective way of seeing a place and actually finding the best places to eat etc. - we were not...More

1  Thank ejcbkk
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Brilliant tour with Yuri our guide. 5 hours seemed like a long time but the time flew by. Good insight to culture and history and seeing some local artists instead of all the big tourist attractions. Really enjoyed it and would highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JennieCV
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

We had about 30 pax in our group and Momo was our tour guide. Her pronunciation of English is very clear and friendly as well. The tour was able 2 hours and it was not tiring for us as she stopped multiple places to brief...More

1  Thank mrsyeeh
Reviewed October 21, 2018

On the 3rd October my husband (his first time to Japan) and I experienced a very pleasurable walking tour with a wonderful guide with the name Waka. Her knowledge, her manner and sensitivity was outstanding. I had lived in Japan for 3 months many years...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dreamer829542
View more reviews
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
Nearby HotelsSee all 447 nearby hotels
Kyoto Hotel Okura
1,434 reviews
.09 miles away
Hiiragiya Bekkan
115 reviews
.11 miles away
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
1,381 reviews
.13 miles away
Nishiyama Ryokan
544 reviews
.14 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,537 nearby restaurants
Fortune Garden Kyoto
239 reviews
.04 miles away
Kanton Ryouri Housen
22 reviews
.05 miles away
Le Bouchon
166 reviews
.08 miles away
Chinese Cuisine Keishin
8 reviews
.05 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,695 nearby attractions
Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall
13 reviews
.09 miles away
Houn-ji Temple
7 reviews
.09 miles away
Zendo-ji Temple
5 reviews
.08 miles away
Kyoto Sakura Yosakoi
22 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
March 13, 2018|
Response from tedueno | Property representative |
Thank you for your kind inquiry and excuse us for such inconvenience. Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace tour is privately conducted with a live guide in English. Looking forward to your booking request.
Google Translation
November 22, 2017|
Response from tedueno | Property representative |
Thank you for your kind inquiry. However, audio guides is NOT available and only live guide in English is available. Please excuse us for such inconvenience.
Google Translation