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Kyoto Free Walking Tour

Kawabatacho, Higashiyama-ku | In front of the Izumo no Okuni statue., Kyoto 605-0076, Kyoto Prefecture
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Strolling in Kyoto

My husband is skeptical of tours, but he joined me because it was my birthday! We both thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claire S
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Walking tour

We attended an afternoon walking tour. Whilst the content of the tour was good and the areas... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Madeline B
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Come join us on the original Kyoto Free Walking Tour, through the historical streets of the ancient capital of Japan! Visit our homepage for the schedule and more information!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kawabatacho, Higashiyama-ku | In front of the Izumo no Okuni statue., Kyoto 605-0076, Kyoto Prefecture
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"japanese culture"
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"gion area"
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"great introduction"
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"nice guide"
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"interesting information"
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"two hours"
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"answer questions"
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"perfect english"
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"meeting point"
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"spoke english very well"
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"hour walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband is skeptical of tours, but he joined me because it was my birthday! We both thoroughly enjoyed our morning with Jens. I am an ESL instructor and was very impressed with Jens' command of English! As others have noted, the group can be...More

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We attended an afternoon walking tour. Whilst the content of the tour was good and the areas visited were interesting, I think the number of people was just too many. With over 30 people trying to follow a guide through busy Kyoto and stand on...More

1  Thank Madeline B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this free walking tour. It was an excellent way to see the area and understand its history. Our tour host was Mia she was intelligent, spoke great English and had time for some laughs and jokes. You are encouraged to tip at...More

Thank Global_Traveller_a-z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the free walking tour. It is always the best way to get an overview of the city but also to gain deeper information about it.

Thank sigsiko
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lot of fun with our guide (I'm so sorry I forgot her name!) she answered all of our questions and explained a lot of details we were missing from our previous days in Japan. She gave great advise about...More

Thank Atenea C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did this tour our first day in Kyoto and well worth it. Our guide was Jurji was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area. It went for about 2-3 hrs. Covered a lot of the area.

Thank kelco65
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was Jurij. He made the tour's main them the geisha/geico topic and guided us through this very exciting part. Se had the luck to see 3 maikos om the tour already (and anothet bunch later. The tour was very interesting, second section was...More

Thank Szabolcs H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide jens walked us through the historical parts of Kyoto and explained a lot about the geisha culture as well as Shintoism. Nice tour overall

1  Thank Karo S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jens was our tour guide and he was lovely, spoke English very well, personable and answered all and any questions! As we were staying in Gion we were worried we would cover majority of things we had already seen - but a lot of the...More

1  Thank mgosti
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to see the most beautiful and historic parts of Kyoto and learn lots about Kyoto culture and history. Our guide Jens was super knowledgeable, entertaining and lovely. Highly recommend!

Thank Parhyse M
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Nearby
Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
...More
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lamariecarmen
April 27, 2018|
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Response from morka119 | Reviewed this property |
You can find the meeting time details on their Facebook site "Kyoto Free Walking Tour" No reservation or e-mailing is needed! Simply click "going" and show up at the meeting place in time and someone will be there to greet... More
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Joanna S
April 11, 2018|
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Response from Redbird12 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Their website will direct you to the Facebook page where you can click "Going". I noticed that the scheduled tours (and the ability to note that you are planning to attend) only appeared a few days ahead of the day when... More
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