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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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Very good.

Gens is a happy nice person,funny and willing to answer any questions about any subject concerning... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Izikzemach
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Great Intro to Kyoto, Especially Gion

Jens was a marvelous guide. Although he hails from Sweden, you can tell that he truly loves his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ptyduke
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Florida
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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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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gion area” (21 reviews)
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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"fun facts"
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"meeting point"
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"hour walk"
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"spoke english very well"
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"local guide"
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"yasaka shrine"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gens is a happy nice person,funny and willing to answer any questions about any subject concerning Kyoto and the Japan. . The tour is vin Gion area.

Thank Izikzemach
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Jens was a marvelous guide. Although he hails from Sweden, you can tell that he truly loves his adopted home, Kyoto City. His English is fantastic. He is very engaging, always asking if guests have questions. The pace of the tour, which primarily takes place...More

1  Thank ptyduke
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Jen (Swedish gentleman) was an amazing guide. Spoke great English and had the group under control and informed the entire time. Loved every minute of it. Just wish I had found it on day one of my stay. They also do one in Osaka!!!!

1  Thank Cassandra S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must do tour to get a glimpse of Kyoto and its culture. Jens is very knowledgeable and shares his views with humor too. We enjoyed it very much.

1  Thank natalie5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At least we are not foreign weaklings... we are told this is the hottest summer on record. Uri, the Ukrainian Kyoto free walking tour guide tells us the locals are really finding this summer really tough. No surprise that at 9 am the temperature is...More

Thank NathalieAndAndrew
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jens was our tourguide for our Kyoto free walking tour. The tour consists of 2-2.5 hours and will walk you through a lot of places. It is a good start to get a good overview of what you can do in Kyoto for the rest...More

1  Thank martavitesse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did de walking tour with Jens and it was really cool: he explained really interesting stuff and answered all our questions, and it was super fun to do!

1  Thank MC_Puntilla
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was all alone but I had so much fun exploring the city and it’s urban views! It’s totally worth it!

Thank ruepaul70
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended. Tour guide Jens was knowledgeable, funny and conducted great tour. Thanks Mandy and Trace Australia

1  Thank M C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is strongly recommended! First of all, our guide, a charming Swedish guy (sorry forgot his name) who has been living in Kyoto for more than 5 years spoke very good English (which is very rare in Japan, even in tours we have joined...More

1  Thank Oguzhan K
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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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JMatmat
June 23, 2018|
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Response from LorrainePAustralia | Reviewed this property |
If you look up their website you just have to click when you want to go. They have a map of where to meet, which station exit to use etc. The Kyoto Free Walking Tour was really good! Most other walking tours are similar to... 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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