• Private experience, tailored to you

  • 8 hours

  • Matched to your ideal host

  • Walking tour (may use public transport)

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

  • Tempozan - Osaka Cruise Terminal - The host will be waiting in the arrival lobby, close to the exit

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    We had a number of things we wanted to see and do in Kyoto and Miki tried to take us to as many as we could manage in the time we had. She was a joy to spend time with and we had a fantastic day together.

    April 2024

    Rose W

    Our fabulous guide Kalid met us at the port and did an excellent job of guiding us through the train journey to Kyoto. It was our first time using the rail system and we were very happy that he was there to help us. We went to the top of Kyoto station to get a great view of the city. We were amazed at all the shops and restaurants tucked into the station. The best part of the day was our visit t the zen garden and bamboo forest. After the forest we had a nice walk down to the river where we relaxed with a snack. Another walk to the beautiful “kimono forest” near the old railway. I enjoyed seeing the dragon ball pond. Our time with Kalid was far too short but it was a great day. Thank you Kalid!

    April 2024

    Debra L

    Fumi’s knowledge allowed us to relax and place ourselves in her hands as she navigated the transport, took us to places that reflected our interests and gave us a wonderful day out.

    April 2024

    Linda-Marie A

    We had a very limited time in the cruise port of Osaka. But we really wanted to see Gion section of Kyoto. Although very seasoned world travelers we realized an experienced professional guide was needed. We were very, very lucky to have Shu, a resident of Kyoto, as our guide! He picked us at the Osaka cruise port and arranged our travel to Kyoto. Enroute he presented options of how we could spend our limited time. We choose to concentrate on the Gion district, famous the Geshia. After the 1.3 hour travel to Kyoto Shu had the whole day planned out for us and we arrived prepared to make the most of our day. The highlights that Shu guided us to were prefect for an overview of Gion. Shu's in depth knowledge of Kyoto was the key. In addition he was very personable and considerate of our energy limitations (this was the 27 day of an 34 day cruise; 5 counties and 16 ports). Shu made sure we were safe in all high traffic/crowd situations. The conversations we had Shu during our visit, breathe life into the Japanese culture and enhanced our day. To add to our memories once home, he took over 30 excellent pictures of my wife and myself at the high points of our day and email them to us. We made the most of our day in Gion and then Shu traveled with us back to the ship in Osaka with 30 minutes to spare before the ship's departure. Perfect timing. My wife and I travel the world and this was our sixth time in Asia. However, Shu's professionalism, knowledge and caring made it the very best personal guided tour we have taken. Thank you Shu! If you are looking for a personal tour around Kyoto, Shu is your man.

    March 2024

    John C

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