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WaRaiDo Guide Networks

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fabulous and easygoing tour through some of the key highlights of Kyoto. We took the Northern Tour and loved every bit of it. Our guide (her name escapes me, but Japanese woman from Nara in her 40s) was absolutely fantastic! She was patient,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with the tour operator WaRaiDo Guide Networks for the Gion Walking Tour by Night. Despite the tour being confirmed and paid, the tour guide failed to turn up at the designated meeting place at the agreed time. Very disappointing and it is recommended...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked and paid for the tour. We arrived at the stated meeting point about 15 minutes early. The departure time was 6pm. There were a couple of other travellers there also on the tour. We waited till 6.20pm but no guide turned up. Tried to...More

Thank Survived321
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 did his trip and they were very accommodating and our group was only 6 in size! Maybe middle winter and low season. Enjoyed thoroughly and great value indeed. Please give clear instructions of start location as google did not accept the...More

Thank 7136janee
Reviewed 11 January 2019

We had a private tour of the Gion district and thoroughly enjoyed it. It will remain one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. Our english speaking guide was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. My husband, myself and our 2 teenage sons really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KeeversCrew
Reviewed 29 December 2018

Booked and paid for our private tour of north west Kyoto 4 months in advance which included the main Kyoto castle which we were specifically looking forward to. We met our guide Yuri at the main Kyoto station as requested to be told that the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank MarkPP
tedueno, Owner at WaRaiDo Guide Networks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. However, our product page clearly says that one of the destinations will be “Nijo Castle or the Nishiki food market.” Therefore, when one of those two alternatives is closed, the other spot will be visited. Although excuse us for any...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018

Apparently the management has taken account of recent reviews that said the groups were too large, because during my tour last Monday, the 30 or so participants were divided into 3 groups. Mine was led by Mia, who was dressed in a kimono and was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Pnina B
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Informative tour guide an I am glad we went, but the group was far too large for the streets of Gion. 30 to 40 people and maybe more?

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Sean R
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day with our guide who was very kind and informative. Thank you so much for showing us you beautiful city. We particularly enjoyed the handicraft elements of the day :)

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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We had the tour tonight, without a hint of exaggeration there were over 55 people in our group (I counted as I was amazed!) Having read previous reviews I was expecting another guide or two to appear to split the group into reasonable numbers. This...More

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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13 March 2018|
Response from tedueno | Property representative |
Thank you for your kind inquiry and excuse us for such inconvenience. Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace tour is privately conducted with a live guide in English. Looking forward to your booking request.
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22 November 2017|
Response from tedueno | Property representative |
Thank you for your kind inquiry. However, audio guides is NOT available and only live guide in English is available. Please excuse us for such inconvenience.
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