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Chris Rowthorn Tours

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Wonderful Walking Tour in Kyoto

I had a wonderful 6 hour walking tour with Kazue Takagi. Kazue was highly engaged, genuinely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ElkanAdler
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London, United Kingdom
Kyoto Walk to Arashiyama

Took a 4-hour private tour to Arashiyama. My tour guide was Ms. Kazue Takagi, a lovely and very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mich_Barb
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful 6 hour walking tour with Kazue Takagi. Kazue was highly engaged, genuinely interested, personable, very knowledgeable and flexible in seamlessly adapting the tour as necessary. I could not have asked for more and would highly recommend her. The experience in receiving...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the lovely review of your tour with Kazue. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Kazue. She'll be very happy to read your kind words. I appreciate that you mentioned how Kazue adapted to the tour to your preferences...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a 4-hour private tour to Arashiyama. My tour guide was Ms. Kazue Takagi, a lovely and very knowledgable woman. Very easy to get there, not far from the city center.More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the generous review of your tour with Kazue! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour of Arashiyama with Kazue. She will be very happy to read your kind words. I'm glad that you pointed out how close Arashiyama is to the city...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

What a wonderful tour. You will be very lucky if your guide is Kana Hattori. She is gracious, friendly and very knowledgeable. By the end of the morning she felt like an old friend and mentor. The tour itself had a great mix: starting with...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you very much for your generous review of your tour with Kana! I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tour. Kana will be very happy to read your kind words. I appreciate you mentioning how the tour balanced off-the-beaten-track spots with more famous spots. I...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We used the Chris Hawthorn website and experience to book a Traditional Tokyo tour package that we customized for the needs of our trip. We were given Hiroko as our tour guide on this trip. To say this was an overall amazing experience would be...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you very much for the extremely generous review of your tour of Tokyo with Hiroko! She will be very happy to read your kind words. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tour. I really appreciate you providing so much detail on how the booking...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Ms. Kazue Takagi was a wonderful tour guide. She took us on a tour of Arashiyama on November 26. She met us at our hotel in downtown Kyoto bright and early so we could avoid the weekend crowds. She took us to the famed temples...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review of your tour of Arashiyama with Kazue. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Kazue. She will be very happy to read your review. I appreciate you mentioning how Kazue took you to some off-the-beaten-track sights...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Ms. Kazue Takagi was the ultimate tour guide. She was incredible and represented the tour company to the upmost standards. She met us at our hotel, which was very convenient for us. It was a rainy day and she walked us through a few options...More

Thank Matt S
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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you for your extremely generous review of your tour with Kazue. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Kazue. I know she will be very happy to read your kind words. I appreciate you mentioning the fact that Kazue took you to both...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

I did the Kyoto walking tour with Kana and the Geisha walk with Maki and could not recommend these tours and guides enough. I am a frequent traveler and always hire private guides, but these guides were truly special. They went out of their way...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you very much for your extremely kind review of your tours with Kana and Maki! I'm delighted that you enjoyed yours with them. They will be very happy to read your reviews. We work very hard with our guides to instill an attitude of...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our family of five, including grandparents, aged 72, and grandsons, aged 7 and 11, chose the Chris Rowthorn Kyoto Walk No 5 with the Kinkaku-Ji extension, taking 6 hours. Email booking was done from Australia and payment was given directly to the guide at the...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you very much for your extremely thoughtful review of your tour with Maki. I'm delighted that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Maki will be very happy to read your kind words. I really appreciate you mentioning how Maki took you to a...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We went on tour no. 3 with Maki and cannot recommend her highly enough. The places we visited were interesting for everyone and her knowledge of the local area was fantastic. We would not have seen the sights we did and enjoyed the day so...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Maki. I know that she'll be very happy to read your words. I'm glad that you enjoyed both the choice of sights and Maki's local knowledge. I appreciate you taking the...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We took a 6 hour walking tour of Southern Higashiyama into Northern Higashiyama with Maki who is an outstanding tour guide - professional, personable and very knowledgeable about culture, history and architecture. We learned so much plus saw lots of pretty, quaint streets that we...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you for the kind review of our walking tours. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Maki and I know she will be very happy to read your kind words. I appreciate you mentioning how Maki showed you some streets that you might...More

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islandlife876
31 October 2017|
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Dear Nicola, Thank you very much for your inquiry. Our email address is indicated on our website. We would appreciate it if you could kindly check our website because we are unable to list an email address and a website... More
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Hi I would like to ask if you can accommodate me and and my husband with the tour below. We'll bday in Shinjuku and this will be this December. Appreciate if you could reply with your email so we could talk about the rates 😊 09 HOURS GRAND FULL DAY TOUR ON SEAT-IN-COACH WITH LUNCH (starts at 7:00am) You will first visit the Tokyo Tower, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the observation platform. Next is the Meiji Shrine, the finest example of Japanese shrine architecture. Then driving through the Akasaka Guest House. The Akasaka Guest House is a magnificent western-style palace built in the baroque style. Next drive by the Japanese Capitol, dominated by a massive tower and visit the Imperial Palace East Garden. Here you can enjoy a pleasant walk through the garden as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. We drive through the shopping district of Ginza. You will enjoy Japanese style lunch (only included in the tour if lunch option is selected at time of booking). We continue to Hamarikyu garden which is a typical Daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. Next enjoy a 30 minutes boat ride on the Sumida River. After the cruise, you have a chance to see Ninja and Samurai performances at the pier. At the end of tour, visiting the Asakusa Kannon Temple and walking down the brightly lit Nakamise shopping street, then we drive through Kappabashi area where restaurant supplies and wax food samples are sold, and Ueno and Akihabara. *with hotel pick-up and drop-off for the above hotels. 11 HOURS MT. FUJI AND HAKONE BY MOTORCOACH THROUGHOUT ON SEAT-IN-COACH WITH LUNCH (starts at 8:00am) Enjoy the scenery of rural Japan during the drive to Mount Fuji. You will have a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and grand mountains from an altitude of 8000 feet. Then you will take the double-wired sky gondola for a breath-taking view of the volcanic Hakone Mountains, arriving at Owakudani Valley (the Valley of Hell). Admire the view of steam escaping from the rugged mountains of Owakudani. You will also have the chance to try an Onsen Tamago (an egg boiled in hot spring water). Next, a boat ride on peaceful Lake Ashi, you can sit back and relax amidst the picturesque and serene natural beauty of the crater lake. We then return to Tokyo by motorcoach. *with hotel pick-up and drop-off for
19 November 2016|
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Dear cambiari, Thank you very much for your inquiry. We are terribly sorry to inform you that unfortunately we do not offer a type of tour you requested. Please visit our website if you are kindly interested in the... More
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Thank you very much for your inquiry. We are very sorry to inform you that unfortunately we are already fully booked on the date in question. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
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