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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Terin showed us more in one day than we would have seen in a week on our own. Best of all we really understand the meaning and significance of what we saw. A truly memorable day. Being with Terin was relaxed and comfortable and his...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed with Terin's insider knowledge of Kyoto, including its history, politics, major religions (Buddhism and Shinto) and current events. We learned a lot about how religion has shaped Japan in its past and present. Terin has both an outsider and an insider...More

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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! I was happy to spend a day with you in Kyoto as you traveled from Tokyo. We really made the most of our time together and I wanted to make sure that we saw as much as possible in a half...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured Arashiyama with Terin two years ago and we had such a great time that we wanted to do another tour with him when we returned to Kyoto this year with our kids who are 10 and 14. Nara is a perfect destination for...More

Thank AlejoHouston
KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! I can't believe it was already two years since your last trip to Kyoto! We had a great day the first time walking through Arashiyama and enjoying a special lunch at Shoraian. Glad we were able to meet up again for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful morning with Terin. His well-planned tour showed us a different side of Arashiyama that many people rarely get to experience. In fact, much of our day was spent exploring beautiful areas where we saw only a handful of other tourists. Of...More

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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! I'm really happy to hear that you appreciated the quiet backroads of Arashiyama. Few tourists make their way our there, and you saw that they are missing out big time! Glad I was able to bring you to this special corner...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the highlight tour with Terin at KyoTours and it was perfect! We saw another side of Kyoto we wouldn’t have seen on our own. He was extremely knowledgeable, knew the city inside and out, was a pleasure to spend the day with, and...More

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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! You guys were so enthusiastic about seeing as much as possible in one day in Kyoto and I'm glad we were able to fit in so much. That sushi lunch was fantastic, and we managed to get you up to the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my goodness how we LOVED our private tour with Terin from KyoTours Japan! Terin was born and raised in Los Angeles and has lived in Kyoto now for 6 years! He is a history major so is well versed on Japanese history and culture!...More

Thank Tara A
KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful review! I know that you were in Kyoto for reasons other than sightseeing, but I'm glad we had a day together to enjoy the rural edge of the city. It sounds like you really appreciated getting out to the countryside after...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent and educational time touring with Terin! He took us to sites in Kyoto both popular and off the beaten path! He offers a unique perspective on Japan and was happy to answer all our questions . Very professional We definitely recommend...More

Thank James O
KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks for your review! It was a pleasure touring with you guys through the backroads of Arashiyama. Glad we were able to see so many quieter spots off the main road before we hit the wall of tourists in the bamboo forest. Really enjoyed talking...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the Arashiyama Backroads tour, with plenty of incredible memories: the 1200 sculptures in Otagi Nenbutsuji temple, the tiny but amazing crafts/paper shops in Mayumura(cocoon village), the moss garden, the bamboo forest ,the beautiful pond & scenic views in the Tenryūji temple and...More

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KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks for your review! I think that the Arashiyama Backroads tour was PERFECT for your family! With all the special locations you mentioned in your review, everyone found something that spoke to them on a personal level. I work hard to make all of my...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was the second tour we took with Terin (we also did the Kyoto Highlights) and there was a record heat wave hitting the country. Terin did a great job altering the tour so that we'd see the highlights of Arashiyama, but also maximize time...More

Thank R G
KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for your review! We had it pretty rough during our two days together with the horrible heatwave, but we made it through and saw some of the best of Kyoto along the way. As you pointed out, I'm very flexible when it comes to...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Terin took us just outside Kyoto city centre to Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji Temple with more than 1000 stone figures, a fascinating place where our tour began. He was very knowledgeable about Japanese culture, history and local customs, he was friendly and fun, and as a foreigner...More

Thank varil
KTJ_Kyoto_JPN, Owner at KyoTours Japan, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks for your review! Yes, our day touring over in Arashiyama was was one of the hottest in July, but we powered through it and made the best of our time together. I was happy to make time for a stop along the way so...More

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