Kyoto: City Highlights Private Guided Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 6 hours
The tour basically enters the Fushimi Inari shrine area from the back, meaning the crowds are pretty thin at first and you have a moment there to yourself. But first we paused at a bamboo grove that was otherwise empty of visitors. The path through the shrine itself was inspiring and scenic. Our guide Suzy explained the significance of statuary, rituals and other significant sights along the way. We stopped for some coffee and a hardboiled egg each, served beneath a canopy along the stone-paved trail and tucked next to shrines. It was a fun experience made better by our knowledgeable and patient guide.
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!
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!
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
Warm, friendly, informative guide. Beautiful walk through woods, bamboo forest, and small shrines leading up to Fushimi Inari Shrine. Great way to see the area without entering with the masses of new year's visitors from the front entrance. Thank you.