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Kyoto welcome tour provided by Hero Tour Japan

Kyoto welcome tour
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Book in advance
from £26.44 per group (up to 15)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
You can request own tour to me.So please text me first.We can decide which sightseeing spots, what kind of meals, how long for guiding, etc.Price is 4000 yen per hour per group.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 227614P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
guide fee
Exclusions
Private transportation • Not include lunch and dinner • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Duration
1h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
I can come to your hotel lobby or we can meet up at some specific point after chatting with you. Whatever comfortable for you.
Gion-Shijo Station, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan There is a Keihan line or bus which can come around Gion-shijo station.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
guide fee
Exclusions
Private transportation • Not include lunch and dinner • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
I can come to your hotel lobby or we can meet up at some specific point after chatting with you. Whatever comfortable for you.
Gion-Shijo Station, Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan There is a Keihan line or bus which can come around Gion-shijo station.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gion-Shijo Station
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    You will see budda, love fortune stones, garden, pagoda
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Gion-Shijo Station
    Kawabatacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0076, Japan
    There is a Keihan line or bus which can come around Gion-shijo station.
    See address & details
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5.0
29 reviews
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Kayla B
1 contribution
Incredible!
Mar 2021 • Family
Having a guide truly made our Kyoto experience amazing! Beyond what I expected. Having a knowledgeable guide took the stress off me and allowed me to really take in every part of the experience! I loved that he took pictures for us too! I rarely get to be in pictures as I’m always the one taking them. What an incredible guide!!
Written 1 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for choosing HERO TOUR JAPAN. I also enjoyed sharing a happy time with your family. I hope all of your family got a positive memory of the Kyoto trip even this COVID tough situation. See you someday without masks! ;)
Written 3 April 2021
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Andy S
1 contribution
Great Tour
Feb 2020
Hero was great guide. Very knowledgeable and was very flexible with what we wanted to see. I would definitely recommend this!
Written 10 March 2020
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Thank you for sharing a fun time with me that night!! Also now I feel like it was the best timing before many regulations due to Corona virus. I hope we can drink Corona beer together someday again in the US. Cheers!!
Written 17 March 2020
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VinnieLondon
Doha, Qatar4,797 contributions
Comprehensive tour but check what’s included
Great way to see all the top Kyoto sights in one long day. ...Hotel meet at 0800 getting back around 7.00pm. Start off by 30 minute drive out to Bamboo Forest which is a must see tranquil place to start your day. I chose for the guide to use a car to cram in as much as possible..which worked well but to note it adds 6000 yen extra to cost. Really interesting small shrine (entrance fee payable) with unique headstones before 20 minute walk to Bamboo Forest ..worth a stop. Then after bamboo Forest to golden three level pagoda set in beautiful gardens. Entrance fee payable. Then stopped in main Kyoto shopping area by Daimura department store for lunch in very good quality sushi restaurant..you pay. Then to 10,000 Torri gate shrine..highlight of day but be warned a 12,000 steep step climb to top but with some great viewing points back over Kyoto. Then Chion-in temple, Yasaka Jinga shrine, Kennin-Ji Temple (superb ..birth place of Zenism), then walk all around Gion district and sights, finishing off with early dinner in Pontocho street area (you pay). To be aware however that the £20 plus TripAdvisor price is the hourly price, so with the 6000 yen for the car this was an almost £300 guide cost for the day. There is also an expectation..not made clear in any communication to pay for the guides lunch and dinner as well as your own (a further 8,000 yen...not reasonable when you are paying such a high cost in the first place). Also as stated in the tour advert, this does not include any entrance fees of any of the attractions. So overall a great way to see lots of Kyoto in one day but at a price to be aware of the details of.
Written 29 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for hiring me this time. I’m sorry about the former communication problem. I explained about guide fee(what is included and what is excluded). However, it was a very long conversation. Therefore I should let you know again one day before. I will improve it in the future. Thank you for hiring me the whole day!!
Written 12 February 2020
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Alicja
1 contribution
Around Biwa lake
Aug 2019 • Family
Trip to Biwa lake and the river in mountains surrounding Kyoto was one of the highlights of our stay in Japan. Thank you for showing us some private natural spots in beautiful Japan!
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
It was such a lovely day with your family. We enjoyed walking, swimming, and chatting. I am happy that you told me my tour was the highlight of Japan's whole trip!! Please say hi again to your family. See you someday!! Hug!
Written 12 February 2020
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Kermarfs S
1 contribution
Nice tour in Kyoto
Dec 2019
Very nice tour with Hiroshi, who contacted us some days before and coordinated the highlights of our tour with the guide of our second day in Kyoto. Hiroshi knows all important and historical places of Kyoto. His English is good and he took a lot of pictures, which he sent us later. We enjoyed his recommandation of a typical rolling sushi restaurant, where we got his support to order the right sushi and drinks ...
Hiro picked us up at our hotel and ended the tour at the requested place in time. We enjoyed the tout with him very much!
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for following me in Kyoto. I was impressed by how you enjoyed Japanese history, architecture, and gardens. Hehe, yes, we enjoyed organic sushi!! It was nice to chat with you in many languages. Now I want to learn German history more and more. Keep in touch!! Bis bald!!
Written 17 January 2020
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GoPlaces241651
Kobe, Japan4 contributions
Best way to see Kyoto
Jan 2020
Thanks Hiro for the wonderful tour through Kyoto. We saw amazing things and Hiro guided us to the best spots for nice photos and excellent food. Hiro is very friendly and helpful and we were able to ask him everything about Japanese culture, habits and more things. We would highly recommend a tour with him to anyone and look forward to meet him again.

ありがとうございます
Written 13 January 2020
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Thank you very much for sharing nice day with your family! I t was a short time in Yasaka and Gion area, Kyoto. But I also enjoy sharing many German customs and cultures with you. I hope I can visit you next time when I travel to Germany!! Vielen Dank!! ;)
Written 13 January 2020
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Patrickkrbs
1 contribution
Warm and Friendly Tour guide!
Jan 2020 • Family
Absolute Friendly and informative guide! Provides Good knowledge about Kyoto and its attractions. Ask him whatever you want and he will give you a Good answer! If you wanna Buy souvenirs he's also very courteous and helps you out. He also knows some good foodie spots!
Written 13 January 2020
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Thank you for sharing good time with your family. It was quick introduction about Kyoto. But I impressed with your knowledge about Japanese culture and customs. I should know more German songs and foods. I hope to see you in Germany!! I will let you know!! Vielen Dank!!
Written 13 January 2020
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KevinHeadbanger
1 contribution
Kyoto Visit
Jan 2020 • Friends
IT was a great Tour, through Kyoto with great Ramen 😁

I m come Back, i dont know when, but i come Back to Japan 💪🏻🎌🇯🇵
Written 13 January 2020
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Thank you very much for walking with me in Kyoto. It was nice that I could share a lot of German memory with you. I hope I can go back to Helgoland, Germany near the future. Let's drink white beer together!! Vielen Dank!!!
Written 13 January 2020
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Mindi Chisholm
6 contributions
Great way to see Kyoto
Jan 2020 • Family
We booked Hero for our first day in Kyoto and were so pleased we did. He arrived at our door in the morning and was the perfect guide for our family of 5. We visited key sights of our choice and would NEVER have been able to navigate so much in a day without his help.
Basically the day evolved as we wanted it too & was no problem to change plans or stay longer at certain places.

His English was impressive, he was relaxed and friendly and fitted into our “family” perfectly for the day.

I would encourage everyone visiting Kyoto to have Hero guide you. It takes away any uncertainty or stress of navigating the buses & train systems. Plus you get to learn stuff from a local!!

T H A N K Y O U H E R O!
Written 12 January 2020
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Thank you very much for sharing nice day with your talented family!! All of your family members was very kind and respect Japanese custom and culture. I was happy to guide you all the time without any stress. I hope I can travel in Australia like you with car in the future. I hope to see you someday in Melbourne!! Maybe I will cheer the basketball game with you for the future national basketball player!! Thanks mate!!
Written 13 January 2020
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Mightymouse
Kyoto, Japan1 contribution
He is the best guide ever
Dec 2019
Hiroshi is such an amazing person. He travel a lot in out side of Japan so he can speak fluent English. He is super friendly. He makes you feel commutable to discover the new places.His knowledge is spot on. Highly reccomend.
Written 4 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for hiring this time. It was such a fun day with you in Kyoto! I impressed by how you enjoyed Japanese customs and culture. See you next time in Ireland!!
Written 5 January 2020
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Wonderful experience
Learned a lot about the history of Gion and got a lot of wonderful pictures! Highly recommend to anyone who wants t
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Relaxed and informative tour that was just perfect!
We loved learning so much about the Gion area in such a relaxed and enjoyable format. We were able to explore areas
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