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Private English Tour in Kyoto

#4 of 260 Tours in Kyoto
Kyoto, Japan
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About Private English Tour in Kyoto
To contact us, please search with "Private English Tour in KYOTO", or "Takakazu Machi". Our tours are private tours using a car. Our guide can drive you to each site, go inside sightseeing spots with you, and explain everything about the site, culture, custom in Japan.
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Laura wrote a review Sep 2020
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Touring with Taka is an absolute must and an unforgettable experience. My fiance and I took a one day tour of Kyoto with Taka nearly a year ago and we still remember it as one of the major highlights of our two week trip to Japan.  Taka showed us many of the quintessential Kyoto sights (Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Rock Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove), but our favorite parts of the tour were the more hidden treasures that Taka suggested we see and do. These included the Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji Temple with 1200 unique statues,Kokedera Moss Temple, and a delicious ramen restaurant for lunch that we'd have never found on our own.  Taka is an extremely informative guide and we enjoyed his lessons and anecdotes about Japanese history and culture. He speaks perfect English and sprinkles his tour with thoughtful touches such as a clean car, water and extra umbrellas to protect you from the heat or rain. He is also a fantastic photographer.  We've recommended Taka to friends who also had a fantastic experience on his tour. Thank you for a great tour, Taka; we hope to see you again one day. 
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ben C wrote a review Apr 2020
Perry, Georgia34 contributions19 helpful votes
Highly recommend. We spent two days with these guides one with Hiro and one with Taka. The sights in Kyoto are very spread out so not easily accessible by walking or public transport. Both guides were very informative and enjoyable companions. A local guide in Japan is very helpful to gain understanding of it’s complex society and culture.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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J R wrote a review Apr 2020
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I took two days of the Kyoto private tour. One day east side one day west. Both days were with Mr. Shimoyama. These were the best tours I’ve taken in Japan. Tetsuo-San was great. Very knowledgeable and professional. He took us to some out of the way areas and exactly to the types of places we wanted to go. His service was great and he was very gracious. Much more so than tours I took at 3 times the price!! If you want to see Kyoto or Nara you need to hire these guys. You will never regret it!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Sam F wrote a review Apr 2020
bellefontaine, United States15 contributions1 helpful vote
We found this tour when we were in Kyoto looking for the best way for my family and I to see the city. it was the best decision we made. the tour itself was excellent and Taka was just the best. He took us to several off the beaten path places to get a unique view of the city. We highly recommend them any time your in the area looking for the best way to see the city. We will definitely look them up again the next time we're in Japan.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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jezzanin wrote a review Mar 2020
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We booked a 6 hours private tour of Kyoto with Takakazu Machi and we absolutely enjoyed ourselves! Taka is fluent in English, professional and attentive (provided hand sanitizer and umbrellas). Besides visiting the attractions that we wanted to see, he also showed us some areas in Kyoto (which were along the way) that we would not normally go to and shared a lot about the Japanese culture. We highly recommend Taka for a private tour!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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