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Don't just see Kyoto, EXPERIENCE it with KyoTours! From cultural walking tours to hands-on experiences, our tours are crafted to show off hidden gems and lesser-visited spots, as well as must-see famous destinations. KyoTours promises to leave you...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Kyoto 600-8216, Kyoto Prefecture
Shimogyo-ku
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+81 90-9114-3178
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a truly wonderful experience working with Terin to plan the Kyoto portion of our honeymoon. We went on two trips with him: a half day trip around Arashiyama and a half day in Nara. Overall summary: He was easy to work with, offered...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were fortunate enough to have two excursions with Terin during our stay in Kyoto — Arashiyama Backroads and Half-Day Kyoto Highlights — and both were fantastic. Knowledgeable, kind and personable, Terin took us to see some amazing lesser-known sites as well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! On our two half day tours, we saw the best that the city had to offer and avoided the hordes of tourists that now plague Kyoto. Finding a balance between popular spots and hidden gems is important, and I'm glad that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terin was an informative and thoughtful guide, and showed us sights we never would have seen without booking his tour, which were incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed all our discussions with him. When we saw the horrendous crowds at Arashiyama, we were so thankful we got...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! You're absolutely right about the "horrendous crowds" in Arashiiyama nowadays, but I aim to take guests to other spots nearby so that we can enjoy some peace and quiet in lesser-known areas. The Arashiyama Backroads Tour is one of my best...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terin is deeply informed on the intricacies of Japanese history, culture, and life in Kyoto. We spent an entire day with him, having detailed conversations growing to understand Japan's unique history and were appreciative of his willingness to engage with our questions so that we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! I always try hard to give guests the true insider info and deep cultural background about the places we visit, and I'm happy to hear that you appreciated that. I've put years of research into this, and I love when guests...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018

Our family did the 1/2 day private Kyoto tour with Terin. Tour included a Sanjusangendo Hall with a thousand Buddha's, Fushima Inari, traditional Japanese sweets shop and finally Gion. He was full of interesting facts and managed to keep two teenagers and a 4 year...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! Our half day with a private vehicle was just right for your family, and that noodle shop at the end is one of my personal favs. As you saw, I always go out of my way to make sure your entire...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour after looking at a lot of Tripadvisor reviews for Kyoto. Finally booked with Terin as he was a solid 100% five stars. Did the 1/2 day Kyoto tour and this was easily booked online with him. After a couple of emails we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! It was a pleasure touring with you guys. Really glad you enjoyed our time together, as well as that unique traditional sweets shop. Hope you had fun during the rest of your time in Japan!

Reviewed October 23, 2018

My friend and I traveled to Japan for 11 days and split our trip between Tokyo and Kyoto. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to love Kyoto as much as i did! One of the reasons I'd loved Kyoto so much was because of our decision to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thanks for your review! Had a blast with you and your friend during our half day together. You guys had some great questions both about the cultural sites we saw and some fun topics like shopping and food. I try hard to have all the...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

My mother-in-law and father-in-law recently visited Kyoto and I booked Terin from KyoTours to accompany them during a two-day private tour of the area. Both of them are Indian, 58+ years old with dietary requirements (my mother-in-law being a strict vegetarian, and father-in-law does not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for your review! Working with someone to plan a tour for their parents or family is always a lot of pressure, but it always pays off nicely. Your in-laws were constantly surprised during our two days together, and I could tell they enjoyed the...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

This was a highlight of our trip for sure. Terin is extremely knowledgeable and patient, and knew answers to all of our questions - not only about Kyoto, but also about Japan in general. We learned so much on this tour, including things that we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for your review! So glad your cousin was able to put you in touch with me so that we could enjoy a half day tour together on Kyoto's east side. It was so much fun trying the street food with you guys, and I...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Terin is a Los Angeles native who lives in Kyoto . He put together a wonderful tour of Kyoto for us . My wife is in a wheelchair due to her MS . He took us to sites that were accessible and was incredibly knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for your review! I'm really proud of have your comments on this page, as it was very important to me that your tour went smoothly. I've been working with Accessible Japan to put together the wheelchair accessible route that we did, and it seemed...More

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November 18, 2017|
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