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Cool Kyoto Walking Tour

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Most wonderful experience

We were fortunate to spend the day with Joe on Saturday the 26th of May. We had the best day with... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Brisbane, Australia
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Can't wait to repeat

My wife and I have taken this Saturday tour twice and look forward to doing it again this fall when... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Nakagyo-ku | Meeting Point - Kyoto City Hall plaza, Kyoto 604-8571, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to spend the day with Joe on Saturday the 26th of May. We had the best day with Joe, he is funny, so knowledgeable about so many things and he sets a cracking pace and every moment is so worth the time....More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

My wife and I have taken this Saturday tour twice and look forward to doing it again this fall when we return to Japan. He is very knowledgeable and has a wonderful ability to engage his audience. He is clever and clearly understands and articulates...More

2  Thank sterrmike
岡田逸雄, オーナー at Cool Kyoto Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Dear My valuable repeating guests, Since I started this "Cool Kyoto Walking Tour" six years ago, you would be one of three foreign couples repeated my tour three times after your fall trip !!! Although, there is a Japanese gentleman living in Gifu, 160 kilo...More

Reviewed May 4, 2018

I had long wanted to take part in the Last Samurai Jo Okada's tour!! My dream came true! I joined the party on Mar. 3. It was so amazing!! We explored not famous places but hidden gems of Kyoto, laughing at Mr. Jo's jokes. Friends...More

2  Thank オリーブ大阪府
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

When discussing my upcoming trip to Kyoto with an acquaintance, her immediate response was that we had to book a tour with Samurai Joe. My email to him resulted in a very prompt response and he agreed to meet my family at our hotel as...More

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岡田逸雄, オーナー at Cool Kyoto Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Ever since I passed a government exam of licensed tour guide in 1962, my motto has been "sincerity and effort. I shall practice my motto towards the success of tours that the guests will enjoy and remember Japan, arigatou gozaimasu, best wishea!!

Reviewed March 12, 2018

Visiting many traditional small shops with Samurai Joe’s interesting stories. He is charming. Clearly recommended.

1  Thank Kaoru S
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is the worst tour ever in our life . His sword technique was not special .He is too old to do swords show and moreover the lunch was normal . He didn`t explained a lot of historical places in Kyoto .The worst was he...More

2  Thank shinjirutuyosada
岡田逸雄, オーナー at Cool Kyoto Walking Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Dear shinjirutuyosada-sama, I first thank you for your taking my "Cool Kyoto Walking Tour" on March 3, spending your vauable time and money, and thank you again for your mentionaing lunch was normal. ( I slend 1000yen for lunch out of 4000yen , the tour...More

Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I found this tour very disappointing and expected much better based on the reviews. Samurai Joe started the tour by stating “this is not a shopping trip” before VERY slowly marching us through all his mates’ shops with unclear intentions. With the exception of the...More

3  Thank samagee1
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Some friends recommended we do the Samurai Joe walking tour while in Kyoto so we did and it was absolutely worth it. Samurai Joe himself is very charismatic, friendly, speaks fluent English, and it's impressive that he still does all of the walking at 88...More

4  Thank Brett C
Reviewed July 4, 2017

I am not sure what else I can add to what others have already mentioned on Trip Advisor - Joe is simply a fantastic person with a wealth of knowledge, experience and Japanese culture that is simply a joy to be with. He makes everyone...More

3  Thank lennoxaa
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Samurai Joe was a lovely guide with a unique point of view. I had already spent a week in Kyoto before I took Samurai Joe's tour, and I discovered so many things. He takes his guests on a walking tour of streets outside of the...More

3  Thank GoofyNatOttawa
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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
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April 15, 2017|
Response from 岡田逸雄 | Property representative |
My Cool Kyoto Walking Tour runs on Saturdays at 4000yen a person with lunch,pleae join us on April 22, I have 16 guests, and I had 25guests last April 15, if you wish to do the tour on Apr.21, it cost you as a semi-private... More
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