Kyoto Imperial Palace
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Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 240 reviews

We booked a full day tour with local guide Kaori and we loved the experience! She was very well prepared and had already discussed with us what we would like to visit before the tour started. She had made a good program so we could see a lot of Kyoto without having to rush from one site to another. We visited Kinkakuji temple (the Golden pavilion), Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari shrine !Thousands of Shinto gates) and Gion where Kaori gave us extra information on Japanese history and tradition. At noon we had lunch in a traditional Japanese restaurant, sitting on the floor. Very nice experience and very good choice of her! At the end of tour she gave us some tips on other things to do/visit in Kyoto and even arranged a taxi for us. We were very happy to have booked this tour and would like to thank Kaori again for the wonderfull experience!

Kyoto: 8-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by

if you are the sort of person who likes individual characters, then i think you will not be disappointed with this tour. Samurai Joe will introduce you to his friends as you stroll down the streets of kyoto, immersing you in a little japanese culture and tradition. With wit as sharp as his sword, Samurai Joe will convey you on a journey from times when the japanese slept in unheated homes on thin mats, to present times, now the japanese sleep in heated homes, still on thin mats. Then if you put that sword into someone's hand, the facial grin becomes indescribable! Thank you for the memories samurai joe

A quirky and enjoyable tour with ‘Samarai Joe’. He is a 91 year old who would put us to shame with his vitality and enthusiasm. No other guide would give a Samarai sword wielding exhibition as part of their tour, with audience participation! Some great tasty treats throughout the tour and some unique shops visited for food and viewing of exclusive Japanese items. It is clear that Joe is held in high esteem within the Kyoto tour industry through his interactions with staff at the venues. Overall, a very good tour.

Cool Kyoto: 5-Hour Walking Tour with the Last Samurai Reviewed by

Our guide Agustin was so helpful and friendly. He took us to a lovely temple that wasn't on the main tourist trail, which was a great opportunity to escape the crowds of Kyoto in the autumn colours season. Our walking tour included all the things that we'd expressed interest in when booking. After the tour, Agustin also kindly emailed me information that he had researched for us about a museum exhibition and antique shop because we'd explained that we were interested in Japanese netsuke. Thank you Agustin!

The tour with Samurai Sama was the best way to see Kyoto besides the visits in temples. We visited many small but unique stores wich give impression about Japan's crafts, cuisine and culture. Me met very nice people who were ready to explain. The group (mainly people from Japan) was so friendly and the talks were very interesting. The katana demonstration was amazing. Really unforgettable time. Happy birthday again for Samuraj Sama with our wishes for next 100 years in health and good samurai shape.