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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 24/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Kyoto is known as Japan’s “capital of culture”, and is home to multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites. Save time shortlisting the best places to see, and enjoy a more personalized experience by opting for a private tour. Let a guide take care of the navigating as you travel between city highlights, including Fushimi Inari Shrine. No need to worry about waiting in Tofukuji Temple ticket lines, as admission is included.
Highlights
  • See temples, shrines, and gardens of Kyoto with a guide to navigate
  • Beat the lines—enjoy the perk of having entry to Tofukuji Temple included
  • See filming locations from the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”
  • A private tour means having your guide’s undivided attention
Important Information
Departure Point
Kyoto Central Post Office, 843-12 Higashishiokōjichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8799, Japan
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, transportation to/from the meeting and end points, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amy Fairweather wrote a review Dec 2019
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Interesting and immersive tour, with a professional, friendly and knowledgable tour guide. I Highly recommend this tour to anyone that is interested in the rich history and culture of Kyoto.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from KyotoUA, Guest Relations Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour
Responded 24 Dec 2019
Our crew and a guide delightfully appreciated that you left a review of our tour! We hope you had an amazing experience with an instructive guide to cultivate your curiosity of history and culture of Kyoto! Hope to see you again for the next time you visit to Japan! Thank you. Kinya
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Seamus O'Phee wrote a review Dec 2019
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Cannot speak highly enough of our tour guide. Super great English speaking guide, fantastic local knowledge full of useful tid bits. Honestly the perfect way to start a stay in Kyoto.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from KyotoUA, マネージャー at Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Thank you Seamusophee for your review, which made us very happy. We will keep on entertaining our guests during our tour. best regards. Miyake
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Tom G wrote a review Dec 2019
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Our guide Veronica was amazing and insightful! Super valuable perspective of a beautiful city. We had just arrived in Kyoto and had no idea where to go or what to do. Veronica was an entertaining and engaging tour guide. Cannot emphasize how much she enhanced the experience of
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from KyotoUA, マネージャー at Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour
Responded 15 Dec 2019
Thank you L1524WJtomg for your review. Veronica and Kyoto members are very happy to know you had enjoyed a lot. We will keep on offering nice tours to our guests. best regards. Miyake
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Joanne R wrote a review Nov 2019
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Great experience with Yuta, he was informative and friendly and had a good sense of humour, took us some off the beaten track routes to avoid the crowds and we had a great day
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour
Responded 19 Nov 2019
Thank you JoanneR2257 for your review. Yuta and Kyoto team are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Please have a good time in Kyoto. Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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Ed N wrote a review Oct 2019
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Our walking tour with Julian was a nice intro to Kyoto. In addition to the fabulous temples and shrines as described we also got to walk through several neighborhoods and experience the local train system. He was knowledgeable and very personable.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour
Responded 14 Oct 2019
Thank you edn352 for your feedback. Julian and Kyoto team are indeed happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour! Please have a good time in Kyoto. Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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MCJ62
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Kyoto -so much to learn!
Ko was our guide and he did a great job. We thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated all the information about the sites
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dimarieee
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Walking Tour
Our Flight Arrived to Japan late and we were still able to make the tour. We met up along the way and joined in.
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Zee112
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Great adventure through Kyoto
A great day spent exploring Kyoto and it’s many temples/shrines. Cycling is recommended to capture as much of the c
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andrewlearnseedo
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See the Sights, Understand the Sights
I enjoyed this tour, and I think you will too! Veronica, our guide, was perfect for this walking tour. There is a
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andrewlearnseedo
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Great Hike, Great Meditation, Great Tea
I loved this experience, and I think you will too! Ko, our guide, was a pleasure to chat with on the small hike up
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maggie44113
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Cultural Contrasts
Kyoto is a confusing place - what with all the temples and shrines, it is difficult to take it all in and understan
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manni_321
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Absolutely would recommend!
Today we visited Bamboo grove, Nonomiya shrine and the Daihikaku Senkouji temple. Our guide Fumiko was just lovely
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BarbBarbarella66
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Insightful experience
This was an excellent tour with Julian as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and funny,too! We learned so mu
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MrHoosuess
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Engaging, informative evening
Julian was fantastic. Friendly, engaging and extremely knowledgeable and insightful of the history and present of K
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SunshineMNL
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Amazing experience !
Our guide Fumiko was wonderful and we highly recommend her she was very patient and happy to answering our endl
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CristelVD
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Serene and Informative :) One for the books!
Ko’s a cool guide. He made the experience pretty much chill but informative at the same time. The path leading to t
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amandal0709
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Would recommend
Our tour guide Fumiko was very informative and nice. She took us to Toufukuji temple, Fushimi inari shrine, and the
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gottanyaaaaa
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Lot's of fun
Despite the rain and cold winds, this tour with Kosuke was great! He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer
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dto1701
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Great way to see the city
We booked this as a group activity but there was only the 2 of us on it as it was low season so in effect we got a
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allisone942
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Essence of Nara Tour
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Naoko Okada was excellent she gave us lots of information and was great comp
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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