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What people are saying about Kyoto
We booked a tour from osaka: day trip by bus to kyoto and Nara, unfortunately our tour was cancelled and it is our last day in osaka. The only available tour is the kyoto day tour. So, we took the kyoto day tour instead. All i can say is that all the places that we went is so worthy of our time. It is not that crowded. And our tour guide ikki showed us the proper way of praying. It was an unforgettable experience for us. I forgot the name of the restaurant, but the view there is breathtaking. The tour is very convenient for us because we do not have to worry how to get from one temple to another.
My secretary mistakenly booked my tour on the day of my arrival hence I was unaware that I actually missed it. I went to the Villa Namba thinking that it was this morning. When they were looking for my name, they couldn’t find it. I was trying to ask the staff there if I could rebook, unfortunately none of them could speak English. Fortunately they were still able to accommodate me, thanks to our English speaking guide, Adrian who was great!
My partner and I really enjoyed this experience, the guide was personal and provided an experience we were interested in. If he didn't know the answer to a question he would research it and get back to us. Overall we found it lovely to learn about Kyoto and have someone take control for 8 hours (no more maps or wondering where to go next). For these reasons I would recommend the tour even if you've been to Kyoto before.
We were given a background of all the places we went to while we were still at the bus. Then when we reached the sites, we had enough time to explore the places on our own. Our tour guide, Hiromi, was very knowledgeable and sweet. She spoke English well. In addition, the bus ride was very smooth and we were able to rest while we were in the bus.
The tour was very well planned and we had plenty of time to enjoy each activity that we set out to do. The locations that the bus took us to were convenient and easy to return to after each outing had finished, a very good way to experience some of the culture of Kyoto and Nara in a short amount of time