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Address: Kyoto 601-8449, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 80-3550-8449
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Kyoto Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Kyoto....

Kyoto Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Kyoto. They range from 3 to 8 hour adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Kyoto. A local expert guide will take you on your urban adventure and give you valuable insights into the cultural capital of Japan.

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Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks

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Simple, enjoyable bike tour

I enjoyed this bike tour, me and my partner only had 1 day to spend in Kyuoto and this was a simple half day tour to do. We got to enjoy the sights of the city as well as a temple... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this bike tour, me and my partner only had 1 day to spend in Kyuoto and this was a simple half day tour to do. We got to enjoy the sights of the city as well as a temple and a shrine. The tour guide was cute and friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing time on the tour with Tomo. A very good walking tour that went through some of the best spots in Kyoto. Tomo was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of the questions I had and also provided very good information about each of the sites that were visited. Ending the night at Gion while it... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed with this tour. We booked many activities during our trip to Japan and this was by far the worst. It was very expensive for what it was, didn't offer any discount for kids even though their entrance tickets and transit fares were 50% that of adults, route was poorly planned (after transiting to the meeting point we immediately... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was great. Risa, our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We used local transportation and it added to the experience. A great half day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great tour with Risa! We hit a few of the most popular spots in Kyoto and I learned a lot of interesting things even though I had already been in Kyoto for a few days prior to the tour. The tour was mostly couples, but I was there solo and it worked out great for me.

Thank Alison H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the best day travelling around Kyoto with Lulu as my private tour guide. Not only was she extremely knowledgeable about Kyoto and the sites; she had so much charisma and passion and made the day so much fun! I only had a day to spend and she made sure that I got to visit all of the sites... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour on our first full day in Kyoto, and it gave us an excellent orientation to exploring the sights by bike. Lulu was an excellent tour guide. We only had six riders, and traveled at a comfortable pace. The only negative was the bike set up. We rushed trough a quick seat height adjustment,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Small group walking tour of Gion/Tofukiji/Fushimi with Paul. I found it strange at first to have a foreigner guide this kind of tour but later found Paul great for various reasons. Most of the time when we had other tours with Japanese guides, it's extremely hard to understand them, especially when it comes to explanations of more... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was so fantastic! I'm so glad I was able to do it. Our guide, Lulu, was so helpful and knowledgeable and so easy to chat and get along with. It felt like we had a mate taking us around, rather than a guide just doing their job. You could really feel her passion for Kyoto and it made... More 

Thank Caitlin R
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good small group tour, this tour highly recommended. However need view minute stop in food stand so can taste the food😀 Cheers

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