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Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours

Kyoto Prefecture
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Another fabulous tour

As a I run a small tour business I try to use local guides etc where I can. I get a night off,! We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
umeboshisan
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richmond, yorkshire
OK but no better

We had done walking tours in other cities and always found them highly enlightening. We booked this... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
AmershamMan
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London England
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"geisha culture"
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"gion district"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a I run a small tour business I try to use local guides etc where I can. I get a night off,! We use peter every tour and have never been let down. Two tours in the last 4 weeks went as planned. My...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We had done walking tours in other cities and always found them highly enlightening. We booked this trip for ourselves and our friends. Peter was busy but managed to fit us in. We were a little unsure of the pick up point due to rennovations...More

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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post you review. I am disappointed to hear that you felt that I didn't give you enough information. I don't know what more I could have told you about the geisha culture in 90 mins. As for "push"ing...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We were invited to a dinner with geikas supported by Peter. The geisha world is difficult to understand - so we were very relaxed to have Peter as our guide and interpreter. We enjoyed a fantastic evening with 3 geishas where we tried to explore...More

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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

The-H-Family-Schweiz, Thank you for your review of your "Dinner with Geisha Experience". I am glad to hear that you and your family had a good time and found it to be a unique experience. I look forward to setting up other traditional entertainment for you...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Having read Memoirs of a Geisha and other things about the life of the Geisha I really wanted to experience this tour, see real Geisha and learn as much as I could. Peter Macintosh did not disappoint. Our group of four arrived early at the...More

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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I really enjoyed sharing a piece of my life and experiences with all of you. Your enthusiasm and questions were​ truly appreciated. Also, thank you for being patient and waiting for the other couple. It...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Booked by our UK travel company through Destination Asia. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative tour through the Gion district. Peter met us at our hotel and after a short taxi ride we were in the Gion district, home to most of the 5 geisha districts...More

Thank CareyH
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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Hello Carey, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I am glad to hear that you and your husband (Mark) enjoyed the walking lecture. I too enjoyed our brief time together. Your enthusiasm to learn more about geisha culture was wonderful and...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

I arranged this tour for my husband . We both loved it. We found Peter to be very friendly, informative and just very pleasant when we walked the Gion district with him. Peter had arranged everything and met all all expectations, he had answered all...More

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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Hello Francine, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that the two of you enjoyed our VIP-"Dinner with Geisha " experience. You and your husband's wonderful energy really helped to make the evening so fun. Your deep interest in the geisha culture...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a very interesting walking lecture with Peter MacIntosh. He is very knowledgable expert on Geisha culture and history. We definitely recommend his tour if you are visiting Kyoto, Japan.More

Thank Erika W
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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Hello Erika, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed the walking lecture. When I created Kyoto Sights and Nights in 2002, I did so for people like yourself that wanted and appreciate a deeper look into specific...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took the 4:30pm geisha tour, and it was great. With 23 years in Kyoto, it seemed like there was nothing Peter didn't know about geisha culture. Many friendly waves and hellos from the locals showed how he was ingrained in the...More

Thank Dale C
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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

Hello Dale, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your "Geisha Walking Lecture" experience. It is always a pleasure to share the world I have been involved with for more than half my life with customers like yourself, who interested in...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2017

This was my second trip to Kyoto. On my first trip, I wasn't able to see any Geishas even though I tried. So for this trip, I did my research. I found Peter Macintosh, watched his documentary (which was fantastic insight into the world of...More

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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

Hello Todd, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your "Geisha Walking Lecture" experience as well as my documentary "Real Geisha Real Women" It is always a pleasure to share the world I have been involved with for almost a quarter...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

My family of 3 adults was traveling to Kyoto. Correspondence with Peter was great - it was a last minute request only 2 weeks before arrival and he was able to make it happen. I had reached out to others who represented themselves that they...More

Thank audrey s
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kyotopmac, Owner at Kyoto Sights & Nights - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your "Drinks with maiko/geiko" experience. It is always a pleasure to share the world I have been involved with for more than half my life with customers like yourself, who truly appreciate authentic experiences....More

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