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Yamatora Tours Kyoto offers a wide rage of private tours. Tours we offer include hiking tours, bike tours, evening tours, seasonal tours and a rail tour “ Trainsporting Kyoto”. Go beyond the must-see sites with an experienced Kyoto local.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

**HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ** Takaaki was an amazing host who tailored the whole day to whatever we wanted, even when this changed a few times throughout the day due to the heat. He also made sure to fit in all the places we wanted to see...More

Thank Tanya D
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Takaaki was a wonderful guide and biking around Kyoto was so fun. It is so beautiful and you can cover so much more on a bicycle. Warning- you should definitely be in decent shape, it's light exercise but you're riding for hours. Takaaki and his...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The perfect way to visit the temples and shrines of Kyoto Takaaki was a friendly and earnest guide to both famous and little-known temples and shrines around Kuramaguchi, Kyoto. The cycling was a great way to get around Kyoto where you can pop in to...More

Thank Ben A
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We booked in Takaaki for a two day tour, 6 hours on day 1 and 4 hours on day 2. We have an 18 month old daughter and Takaaki was great at adjusting the pace of the tour to suit us. He is very knowledgeable,...More

Thank NathanK1541
Takaaki Y, Owner at Yamatora Tours Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Thank you for wonderful review. I really enjoyed spending time with all of you. It is my passion to share with guests my love of kyoto and Japan. Next time you come back, I will definitely lead a bike tour ;)

Reviewed 4 December 2017

My husband and I went on the six hour bike tour with Takaaki in November and it was excellent! When we reserved the day long tour, my husband was a little nervous about spending six hours on a bike. However, it turned out to be...More

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YamatoraToursKyoto, Owner at Yamatora Tours Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm happy that you had a great over view of Kyoto with a combination off-the-beaten-path and the must-see sites. Cycling is one of the best way to explore the real Kyoto,riding through backstreets. It is always rewarding...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

I did a six hour cycling tour throughout Northern Kyoto with Yamatora tours, it was a wonderful experience I could have never created on my own. The day was well planned and included both top attractions and some that were off the beaten path. We...More

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JapanTravelMonkey, Owner at Yamatora Tours Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We were lucky to have that beautiful weather and managed to get to the famous Zen temple well-known for a window of enlightenment for your extended bike tour. I was happy to incorporate local elements that perhaps...More

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

TK was an amazing tour guide, he was kind, friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Throughout the entire tour he made sure we were enjoying ourselves and safe. He tailored the tours to our requests and ensured they were all met. TK’s English is outstanding and to...More

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YamatoraToursKyoto, Owner at Yamatora Tours Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for such a nice kind review! Although your schedule couldn't allow you to see much of Kyoto, I think you got the best experience to get an overview of Kyoto! Yes, my wife is a kiwi, I was quite happy to lead your...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on the Gion evening tour with Takakaai. It was so much more than just Geisha chasing , which in itself is a bit like going whale watching, a bit hit and miss. We learnt a lot about Kyoto and Japan...More

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YamatoraToursKyoto, Owner at Yamatora Tours Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Thank you for writing such a kind review. I also truly enjoyed the tour with all of you. As you have been to other Asian countries, it was quite interesting to hear your point of view. I was happy to help you understand Japan/Kyoto deeper....More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The tours were the highlight of our trip to Kyoto. The sweltering heat was no deterrent as we were completely enthralled by what our guide Mr Takaaki showed us during our Kyoto highlights tour. Kyoto wouldn't have been the same. Well planned in the locations...More

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YamatoraToursKyoto, Owner at Yamatora Tours Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. I very much enjoyed the day and a half I spent with you and your family for the Kyoto Highlight tour and Gion Evening tour. Your tour happened to be at a very special time in Kyoto...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

Takaaki was an excellent tour guide for our family (son aged 14) full of a wealth of knowledge which he imparted in an interesting way. There is clearly not much he doesn't know about Kyoto and it's history. This was not a "point, name and...More

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Takaaki Y, Owner at Yamatora Tours Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi jcarterowen, Thank you for your kind review. After the partly heavy rain, the humidity was almost 100%, but I was pleased that all of you managed okay. We were lucky enough to come across a group of three Maiko walking for one, which is...More

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