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Kyoto Urban Adventures

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Address: Kyoto 601-8449, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 80-3550-8449
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00

Kyoto Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Kyoto....

Kyoto Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Kyoto. They range from 3 to 8 hour adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Kyoto. A local expert guide will take you on your urban adventure and give you valuable insights into the cultural capital of Japan.

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Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks

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Half day walking tour in Kyoto

Yumi was a great guide, very informative and fun! Nice small group. Got to see a good amount for the time of the tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yumi was a great guide, very informative and fun! Nice small group. Got to see a good amount for the time of the tour.

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took an early morning Train from Tokyo to Kyoto just for this bike tour. When I arrived at the meeting point I was informed that the scheduled guide couldn't make it and a person who had never led the tour before would be handling it. I was the only person in the group so I thought I'd get great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yuini our guide was great. Really informative and engaging along the walk. Met a couple of Aussies on the tour which was cool as the Australian conversations have been limited of coarse. Great afternoon and really good value for money. Get on board!!

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Eureka, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was traveling by myself on my first visit to Japan. I booked two different tours with two different tour groups in two days. The best tour by far was with Kyoto Urban Adventures. This was a half day small group Kyoto Cultural walking tour. Our small group was lead by Juraj who did a fantastic job. Juraj moved to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yumi was a great guide and I recommend this tour to anyone. Put on your walking shoes and learn A LOT about Japan and Kyoto, the temples and shrines, from this excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable and a great friend to us all. We even got a snack!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our first day in Kyoto, we took part in the 1/2 day cycling tour. The tour ran for about 4 hours and spends quite a bit of time cycling by the river, which is very pleasant. The three main stops the tour takes in are the Heian-Jingu Shrine, the Nanzenji Temple and probably the highlight, the Philospher's Path. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great walling tour, english guide was exceptional, very good knowledge of the history and culture. Also got a lot of tips and help with the rest of our stay in Kyoto, thanks Yumi!

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The tour takes in a Buddhist temple with a stunning rock garden, the famous Inari Shinto shrine and Gion, the geisha district. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned masses. Pepijn, our guide, was excellent, very informative and even bought us a special Kyoto sweet. Very well thought out introduction to Japanese culture. Highly recommended. If you are thinking of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The bike tour was an amazing way to see the beautiful city of Kyoto. Our English speaking tour guide Yumi was very friendly and made the tour very enjoyable with her up-beat personality and enthusiasm! I would definitely do it again and recommend it to all visitors!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants a different perspective of Kyoto as it explores both traditional Kyoto and modern Kyoto at night. As it was at night we could see usually crowded shrines and laneways lit up and basically to our selves. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour and had the... More 

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