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Kyoto Early Bird Tour provided by KAMNAVI Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Updated 20-06-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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We have turned all of our tours private, so you can enjoy them safely together with your family or friends.
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Updated 20-06-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kyoto Station
    Kyoto, Japan
    Kyoto Station
    See address & details
  • 1
    Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Arashiyama
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Kyoto Station
    Kyoto, Japan
    Kyoto Station
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kyoto Station, Kyoto, Japan
Duration
5h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guide fee
Exclusions
  • Admission fees. 400yen@Kinkaku-ji Temple
  • Drink and Food
  • Transportation fare. 760 yen for JR Lines, 460 yen for City Bus
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Animals or pets allowed
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • comfortable shoes for walking; quite a bit of walking required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
42Reviews
6Q&A
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KFD wrote a review Feb. 2020
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
Meg was our tour guide and she was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about each of the sites we visited and was also able to give us other tips for our remaining time in Kyoto/Japan.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from KAMNAVITours, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Early Bird Tour
Responded Mar. 26, 2020
Thank you for booking with us and for your kind review! We are happy to know that Meg took good care of you during the tour.
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Amanda W wrote a review Feb. 2020
Seattle, Washington81 contributions23 helpful votes
This was an amazing tour with our guide Tomoko. We enjoyed learning about Shinto religion while exploring Fushimi Inari and Japanese Culture. Exploring Kinkaku-ji and it's local legends, and hearing the wind going through the bamboo groves of Arashiyama while learning about
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from KAMNAVITours, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Early Bird Tour
Responded Mar. 26, 2020
Thank you very much for joining our tour and taking the time to write a review! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour and learned more about Japanese culture from Tomoko. And on top of that you had a wonderful encounter with a cat. I'm sure the cat was just as happy to have met somebody who cared so much for it.
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BikeSanity wrote a review Feb. 2020
Melbourne2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fabulous tour with our guide Chuji, who took us to the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Bamboo Forest and Arashiyama and Togetsu Bridge. I loved that transport used local buses and JR trains which was definitely made easier having Chuji to guide us. He
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from KAMNAVITours, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Early Bird Tour
Responded Mar. 26, 2020
Thank you for booking with us and for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to know that you enjoyed being with Chuji and hearing about all kinds of things in Japan. Public transport in Japan can be tricky, but it also gives you an insight into everyday life of the Japanese people.
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Robert S wrote a review Feb. 2020
Cambridge, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
A full eight hours of sightseeing can be exhausting so we chose a half day tour. Our guide did a very good job and was extremely pleasant. She took only the two of us on this tour. We saw the Tori Gates, the Golden Temple, and the Bamboo Forest by jumping on and off of local
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from KAMNAVITours, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Early Bird Tour
Responded Feb. 18, 2020
Thank you very much for booking with us and for taking the time to write a review! It is true that the sites are rather far apart, and the not too efficient public transport system of Kyoto city does not help either. As many travelers want to visit exactly these three sites we have created this tour. But as you say, with several days to visit, one might want to concentrate on a specific part of the city in one day. We hope you got an overview of Kyoto and its culture through this tour. Thanks again and thank you also for your valuable insight.
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Shunnyc wrote a review Feb. 2020
Hong Kong, China20 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a great tour for those with limited time! My wife and I that we visited the most beautiful places and achieved so much in half a day! Noriko was our tour guide and she was amazing! That day it was just us and she met us on time sharp at 8am! She was very kind and
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Response from KAMNAVITours, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Early Bird Tour
Responded Feb. 9, 2020
Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for booking with us. We are happy to know that Noriko took good care of you and added some special places just for you. We hope very much to see you again in Japan some day. Take care and all the best for the future!
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Osaka Lazy Bird Tour
Our tour guide was Kommy. He was very knowledgeable of the areas and we received good background information. It
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Tania A
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Full day tour of Kyoto with Michiko
I would like to express how much John and I enjoyed our tour of Kyoto with Michiko. Michiko was amazing!!! Many tha
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yazzy97
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Wonderful tour - Great guide!
My partner and I stayed in Kyoto for a few days and this was a great tour to experience many of the places that we
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ninaknezic1984
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Great tour
We stayed in Kyoto only 2 days and this tour allowed us to see 3 wonderful places that were on our list. Our guide
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Scenic54266517890
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Enchanted by Kyoto
Our guide was exceptionally well informed and the company communicated meeting instructions very well with follow u
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TravelVolumes
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Fantastic!
Wonderful communication before the tour. Our day with Koichiro was a highlight of our trip to Japan. He was informa
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Diane G
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A real highlight of our trip!
Sachi was an incredible guide. She was so personable, friendly, and knowledgable. She taught us about the attractio
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Lulu820
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Great intimate tour
A small intimate group so the the tour guide was able to be flexible, meeting the needs of all members. Very knowle
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FrancoBellillo
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Get the basics of Kyoto in one day
Meg was very friendly, has excellent knowledge about the places, is well organised, her English skills are good. Sh
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NickyNickNicks
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Fantastic tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The tour we took was private for my wife and I, so we had p
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jessicadl2019
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Amazing tour!!
We went with Meg to visit a very beautiful place in Kyoto. It was amazing. Meg is a beautiful person, I and my husb
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Guide13273
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Great Tour Great Tour Guide
This was the best tour. Michiko contacted us the day before to make sure everything was in order. Told us the mee
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nahalyk
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The Early option is the best option to see the see the places not so crouded.
Our guide Megumi was the best. She took pictures, made notes for us to make sure we visited other important places
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Maria Isabel A
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Saving the best for last
We took this guided tour to 3 top attractions on our last day in Kyoto. And we thank our guide Michiko for her ass
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softywalter
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Perfect day out
We booked this through Viator. The thing that Kamnavi tours should be applauded for was their pre tour contact and
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