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Kyoto Tour

Our tour of Kyoto with Tomoko was the highlight of our Japan trip. There were four in our group... read more

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Kenneth K
Key sites of Kyoto in one day

Keiko Is knowledgeable, efficient, kind, and was very patient with our persistent questions and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Koji is a wonderful turist guide. Always available for explanation with a smile, very knowledgeable about Kyoto and Japanese culture in general; he can speak English and Italian. He made us exhausted after one day walking but it was worth to do it. Koji is highly reccomended to any visitor coming to Kyoto.

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VanBCLocal, Manager at Tours By Locals, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Sounds like you got a very full day, indeed! We're glad to hear all the walking paid off with a deep look at Japanese culture in Kyoto. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your ToursByLocals experience. :)

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

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This was my first day with Ken S. who was great. He is very easy to get along with, very knowledgeable about all the tour sites that we visited, had his "secret" routes away from the touristy crowds, and took many wonderful photos of me. When we returned to my Hotel Granvia, which he had recommended for my stay, he showed me around Kyoto Station, up to the Skyway Walk with its great views. He encouraged me to venture out on my own as Kyoto is a very safe place. I would highly recommend Ken.

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VanBCLocal, Manager at Tours By Locals, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad to hear you had a wonderful day with Ken, exploring Kyoto away from the tourist crowds.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Koichi was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable about the places we visited. Moreover, since we were going to have only 7-8 hours to visit the city, he took care of suggesting the best combination of taxis and public transportation to minimize the commuting time. He communicated timely prior to meet in Kyoto providing detailed information of the planned itinerary, transportation cost estimates, and was able to accommodate a request to visit a ceramic gallery. Wonderful visit to Kyoto thanks to him.

Thank jorgei957
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VanBCLocal, Manager at Tours By Locals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to share your review here, Jorge. We're so glad you had an excellent time exploring Kyoto with Koichi!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We booked Akira to show us around beautiful Kyoto and we saw Arashiyama monkey park and the bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple, Kinkakuji temple and the Ryoanji temple and rock garden. It was no problem chatting to Akira via email before we went and we were able to customise our tour accordingly.Akira was very knowledgeable about the sites, spoke fluent English and made the tour very fun.He also gave us helpful tips for our solo site seeing days in Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and Miyajima.Thank you!

Thank Natasha G
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Our guide Ken is a top professional, fun and a very knowledgeable teacher of Kyoto and its incredible history

We saw a few temples, the Emperor former compound, cherry blossoms, we made arts and crafts Closenne and went to a Hello Kiddie store, a highlight for our 12 year old

Lunch was at Omem Udon noodle restaurant fabulous

We are excited for day two with Ken tomorrow

Thank homerun183
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