Meet Kyoto Tours
Meet Kyoto Tours
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Meet Kyoto Tours specializes in private day trips in and around the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto. Whether on foot, by bicycle or public transport, in English and German. We will assemble the best day for you.
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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Travellers' Choice
2024

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Rohit
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We booked a day tour of Kyoto with Ralf and it ended up being one of the highlights of our entire trip to Japan. My wife and I were traveling with our three small children, which made logistics complicated, but Ralf nonetheless managed to plan a great experience that was enjoyable for our whole family. Ralf arranged for a car to pick us up at Kyoto Station and then guided us through all the sites that we wanted to see (including top places for photographs within those sites). He also picked a fantastic lunch spot and got our children engaged with the history of the locations we were visiting. Highly recommended!
Written July 13, 2024
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Sen72_13
Liversedge, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We organised two tours with Ralf as we were a large group. Both groups had a fantastic time with Ralf. From picking our bicycles up to return a great day out. We all felt safe with the routes we took. The information given was brilliant. We never felt hurried but kept a good pace going to keep to time schedules.
Highly recommended.
Written May 24, 2020
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Thank you so much for the very positive review. Our time together in Kyoto feels now like a time travel to a different place... I really wish to see you guys back in Kyoto someday, on the bike and on the mat. Until then I wish you all the best, Ralf.
Written December 19, 2022
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Claudia
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had 2 day half tours in Kyoto with Ralf. He was incredible. He is very professional and competent. He explained very well with a wide knowledge of the culture and the history. We really couldn't have asked for a better two days in Kyoto - really wonderful! !
Written March 19, 2020
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Thank you for the very positive review. We hope your whole experience in Japan has been an unforgettable one! All the best, Ralf
Written March 25, 2020
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Kodak-mo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Booked a hiking tour with Ralf and sooo happy that I did!! I showed me a secret passage up to the mountain all the way up to Daimonji. Knew the best places to get an overview of the city and where to stop to eat our bento's. He even brought two cold beers up! So generous. Hope to be able to book again one time before I leave. Thank you Ralf!
Written June 20, 2023
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nandeyanen
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Ralf is an enthusiastic Kyoto guide. Very knowledgeable about the Japanese history, culture and also modern life.
Apparently he has hike tours too but we couldn’t manage time for this trip. Definitely we will go to beautiful mountains of Kyoto with him next time.
Highly recommended!
Written December 9, 2019
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Thanks for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure to have you back to Kyoto. All the best and hope to meet again. Ralf
Written March 25, 2020
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Gokhans
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Thanks for guideness in kyoto. Ralf is a very kind person . We visited Nijo castle . I advise . Thank you very much.
Written December 4, 2019
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Thank you for the kind words and the 5 stars! This is a great help for our small tour company. All the best, Ralf
Written March 25, 2020
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mehmet b
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Thanks for your guideness in Kyoto. Ralf is a very knowledgeable tour guide. I learned a lot about the Japanese culture from him.
Danke
Written December 4, 2019
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Thank you for taking our tour! We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Kyoto. All the best, Ralf
Written March 25, 2020
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Michael K.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
We (3 Guys) was looking for a real Kyoto highlight and found Ralf and his Scooter-Journey through and around Kyoto. It was really amazing and whole-day-filling. It was our first time driving by a Scooter and i just can recommend it.
If you want to see the pure nature around kyoto and looking for good food (soba noodles), then Ralf is your man.
Written October 13, 2019
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Dear Michael, Thank you for your good review! I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed our Scenic Scooter Loop and my favorite Soba-Tempura lunch. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and sharing the lesser-known areas of Kyoto. Please say hello to Mustafa and Marvin. All the best, Ralf
Written October 14, 2019
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snowflake90
Wakefield20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Ralph has excellent knowledge of the history & area of Kyoto. He is an awesome guide & very pleasant company to spend time with. We throughly enjoyed the day out being guided around Kyoto by bicycle. One of the highlights has got to be the local wildlife (I think a buzzard) swooping down to grab food straight from hand while sat on the river bank! Kyoto is an exciting & wonderfully cultural place to visit & only enhanced by Ralph’s charismatic personality in showing us around.
Absolutely recommend this tour 👍🏻
Written April 30, 2019
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Thank you for tanking the time reviewing our tour! I really had a blast taking you and the team on my favorite bicycle course in Kyoto. The incident with the wild buzzard wasn't part of the tour but really made for a good memory! :) Hope to meet soon again!
Written May 5, 2019
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Martin
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Ralf put together a custom tour around Kyoto for our group based on our shared interests. It was an excellent day out and the stops were well judged. Ralf put to rest any fears about cycling in an unfamiliar city and the bikes were in good condition. The glorious weather helped too! Recommended Kyoto activity. Heartily recommend Ralf as a guide on or off a bicycle due to his excellent knowledge of Kyoto and Japanese history.
Written April 26, 2019
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Dear Martin, Thanks to you and the Team for taking a Customized Bike Tour with me. I hope to show you more of the beauty during your next time in Kyoto! Best, Ralf
Written April 28, 2019
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