Welcome to Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with a Local

4.5 / 5

96 reviews

Welcome to Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with a Local

From $35 per person

Get a welcome to Kyoto from a friendly and passionate local and discover the city like a resident. Learn the secrets about where to buy groceries, how to get around and much more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from the lobby of your hotel or outside your Airbnb accommodation if located in the city-center.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to know Kyoto through the eyes of passionate locals
  • Make travel about friendly people and not just places
  • Learn about the city's many tips, tricks and best-kept secrets
Full description
Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Kyoto from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end of the tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own with all the information you need.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Meals and drinks
  • Transportation around the city
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Children under 3 years old can join free of charge. Children between 3 and 12 years old get a 50% discount
  •  If you would like to include a visit to an attraction, you will need to cover the cost of entrance for the local guide
  • You can request a specific time for this tour
  •  This is a walking tour. Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city at your own expense. Please advise if you would like a private car included on the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4.5/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5
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Our guide Agustin was so helpful and friendly. He took us to a lovely temple that wasn't on the main tourist trail, which was a great opportunity to escape the crowds of Kyoto in the autumn colours season. Our walking tour included all the things that we'd expressed interest in when booking. After the tour, Agustin also kindly emailed me information that he had researched for us about a museum exhibition and antique shop because we'd explained that we were interested in Japanese netsuke. Thank you Agustin!

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December 8, 2019

Maha is very welcoming and took us to see a temple and a shrine not available on other tours. She also took us to her favorite restaurant in the village next to the river and the sashimi was excellent! Maha is very kind and brought us a small gift which was delightful. She has a wonderful sense of humor and kindly helped our 13 year old daughter practice speaking French. We’re very grateful for her excellent tour!

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April 22, 2019

Amazing Tour with amazing Guide - Thanks MAHA

Maha our tour was amazing & well versed with Kyoto area & took us to the best place that are less crowded. She was also very kind, care & mindful of our 5 month baby. Definitely made our trip amazing in our 1-day tour in Kyoto. thanks again for amazing experience

April 16, 2019

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