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Kyoto Hands on Tours

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Hands on Japan presents you with an unforgettable experience by offering you hands-on experience at places in Kyoto that a guide book wouldn’t cover. Want to visit less touristic sites, or to see ultimate skills of craftsmen? We can make that...more
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| Tour Meeting Point : Bus Ticket Center at JR Kyoto Station, Kyoto 600-8214, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 January 2019

A bit of a late review as my friend and I joined the tofu tour back in November 2018, but it was by far one of the highlights of the trip. (Still remains at the top of the list!) Yu was an incredible tour guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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HandsOnJapan, General Manager at Kyoto Hands on Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks mmyyllll for your kind review. It was my pleasure to be able to offer you the best tofu in town in my opinion. You guys are fun and I did feel like I was hanging out with friends. Thanks for the amazing time! See...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018

My husband Keith, and I have just returned from an amazing trip to Japan. During that time we spent a week with Yu from Kyoto Hands On Tours in Kyoto and Mt Koya. We couldn't have had a more pleasant, knowledgeable and empathetic guide than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HandsOnJapan, General Manager at Kyoto Hands on Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Thank you, Christine R, for writing such a wonderful review. First and foremost, I greatly appreciated your warm, friendly personalities. I'm also very happy to hear you enjoyed Japan as well as your husband, Keith. That is the only thing that matters to me and...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018

Our guide Yusuke is a competent, very pleasant city- and culture-guide. He knows a lot about culture, sports, history, sights etc. and leaves you enough space to live out your own interests. Many thanks to you; we are happy to recommend you. We booked an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HandsOnJapan, General Manager at Kyoto Hands on Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you Thomas for the review. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed the day. HANDS ON JAPAN highly values introducing Japanese culture as a whole whenever we can, let alone guiding guests from a place to another. I also had fun getting to know...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Had the best time with Yusuke in both Kyoto & Hiroshima (where Iko joined us with her wealth of knowledge). I fell in love with Japan and the experiences have left me wanting to come back for more. As guides Yusuke & Iko shared their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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HandsOnJapan, マネージャー at Kyoto Hands on Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi, Sandy. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Iko and I are quite happy to hear you enjoyed the tour. Over the course of two days I'd felt so lucky to have such a nicest people around like you as my tourists and...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome way to learn about how tofu is made, eat (lots of) delicious artisan tofu, and learn more about Japanese culture! Our guide, Yusuke, was great and gave us fun recommendations for our time in Kyoto. I can’t recommend this enough -...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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HandsOnJapan, マネージャー at Kyoto Hands on Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thank you very much Rebecca C for joining the tofu tour and posting a review! I,too, had an awesome time with you starting with a conversation on the bus to the venue and exchanging stories about Japan and Canada, but above all the tofu artisan...More

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Kyoto a couple of times but this is the first time I tried my hands at doing some activity like making sweets. I’m so glad Kyoto Hands on Tours facilitated it for me.Learning something new and experiencing something out of the ordinary...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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HandsOnJapan, マネージャー at Kyoto Hands on Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi, Jenny. Thank you so much for joining the confectionery making tour. I was enjoying myself for the whole time thanks to your lively happy character. Also it was such an honor to me that you got to have the first hand experience of Japanese...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

The sachet tour was something I would have never ever considered doing if it had not been for Kyoto Hands On Tours. I had no idea about the culture of scented sachets in Japan before taking part in this tour. This tour proved to be...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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HandsOnJapan, マネージャー at Kyoto Hands on Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you very much, Zenaaaaaa, for your comment and of course participating Kyoto Hands on Sachet Making Tour. We are very happy to hear that you found this experience to be "fascinating" and "interesting". Not just this sachet tour, most of our tour topics are...More

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