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8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Kyoto, Japan

From $173.73

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

This personalized full-day Kyoto tour with a local is ideal for first-time visitors to the "City of Temples". You won’t waste a moment visiting places that don’t interest you as this tour is fully customizable based on your interests. Choose the neighborhoods you’d like to visit, and see many of Kyoto’s top sites. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you'll learn lots of local tips that you wouldn’t discover otherwise.
  • A great way to see Kyoto from a local’s perspective
  • A personalized tour means you’ll visit only the places that interest you
  • A walking tour takes you to places you couldn’t get to by car or bus
  • See multiple top Kyoto sites on one tour such as Kinkaku-ji Temple
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Private and personalized experience
8 hours with a host
Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
Food and drinks
Tickets to any attractions
Transportation costs
Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Kyoto, Japan

Traveler pickup is offered
Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience, so your host will meet you on foot.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY City Unscripted

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 8 Hours Tour In Kyoto With A Local: Private & Personalized.

Traveler Tips


  • "We used taxis to get round, not cheap but we saw a lot more of the city." See review
  • "Definitely ask for Juraj on your next tour of Kyoto, Tokyo, or Osaka." See review

Reviews

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Kyoto on foot
Peter_E
, Mar 2020
Excellent walking and public transport tour Helped us find spots we didn’t even know existed. Our guide was most informative about history and also everyday life in Japan.
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Kyoto
Eric_G
, Feb 2020
Juraj (pronounced “your I”) was an absolutely amazing tour guide. He catered the tour to the types of sites we wanted to see and was so knowledgeable about the sites, the history, and the legends. We had ample time at each location and learned so much about the area. In addition to the tour highlights, he showed us little local places to eat, to shop, and to explore. At day’s end, he recommended a fantastic local hot pot restaurant, which was both delicious and reasonable. Definitely ask for Juraj on your next tour of Kyoto, Tokyo, or Osaka. In addition to being a great guide, he is also a really nice and interesting person, which made the day fly by.
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City unscripted personal guide
foglerbob
, Jan 2020
Eko was outstanding! Kind, friendly, knowledgeable, and completely accommodating to our wish list of sites to see. Our first personal tour experience, and we will do nothing else in the future.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi foglerbob, We provide private and personalised experiences because we believe that this is the best way to connect with the city in your own way, and to get the most out of your limited time when you travel. So happy to hear you loved your experience with Eko! Hope to see you soon in one of our 46+ destinations! Anna Kerekes Co-founder | City Unscripted
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Great overview of the city
Macdhome
, Nov 2019
Justus was a great guide, knowledgeable and insightful on historical and cultural details. We used taxis to get round, not cheap but we saw a lot more of the city.
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Not what was expected! Beware of hidden fees!
blews57
, Jul 2019
When I book this private tour, my confirmation indicated that my tour guide would meet me at my hotel..However, the guide called me from Japan and indicated that he would require payment for his transportation to my hotel...I explained that my confirmation indicated that it was included in my price. The tour guide said he would have City Unscripted reach out to me about this. I waited 3 days and never heard back from them and I had to board the plane to Japan and the tour was scheduled for the next day. Well, the tour guide did show up to my hotel the next morning, put required me to pay his transportation fees BEFORE the tour would begin. (I felt bullied and trapped). He also expected me to pay his entire day on transportation and lunch....which I did and included train and bus day passes..This was NOT indicated on the "what is included or NOT included" and really put my in a financially stressed position...Since I had only arrived late the night before, I only carried a small amount of Yen ($100 US dollars worth) with me..This, then, was spent on transportation fees for him that I was not expecting, did not allow for me to buy any lunch for myself. Luckily he was not a big eater and ate from the street food. My guide was nice, but his english dialect was hard for me to understand. Though he talked alot-(mostly about western girls) he shared very little about the history, culture or information about the places and temples visited. So... I feel this tour would be good if you are only expecting to get from one place to another.
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