Private tour

Welcome to Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with a Local

4.5 / 5

97 reviews

Activity provider: Lokafy

Welcome to Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Activity provider: Lokafy

From US$ 45 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
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 6 hours
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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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 97 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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This tour was exactly what was described - it was like having a friend show you around their city! My guide Nicolo was passionate about showing his city off and highlighting places to see and things to do. He helped me try foods I wouldn’t otherwise have tried on my own (due to my allergy and inability to communicate that effectively most times by myself) and even made reservations for lunch at a place he called ahead to to make sure they accommodate my needs! He also arranged a visit to a festival that only happens once a year and that I would have had no idea about! Thanks for an amazing day in Kyoto Nicolo!

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November 9, 2022

Jorge is an excellent guide, he has shown us the Gion neighborhood and explained the history of the gheisas in a very entertaining way, in addition to solving all the doubts that we have been raising and time has flown by. 100% recommended to make the most of your visit to Kyoto.

February 24, 2020

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

Product ID: 94548