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Japan Personal Tours

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 70-4004-7567
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Worth climbing the stairs

We did this on our own and it was wonderful to see. Our son was the tour guide as he speaks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donna S
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San Deigo, CA
Sumie Painting class

I desperately wanted to experience a Sumi-e painting class whilst in Kyoto and the lovely Tomoko... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Helgz
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Japan Personal Tours provide walking tours, hiking tours, cycling tours and workshops. If you like to enjoy nature, let's go for walk together. Workshop teachers share cultural scene of Japan. You can get one-of-a-kind souvenir! We are based in Kyoto and also we can go one day trip to Nara and Osaka upon your requests. Feel free to ask us !
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Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this on our own and it was wonderful to see. Our son was the tour guide as he speaks Japanese. I recommend going early before the crowds.Be sure to take your camera.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

I desperately wanted to experience a Sumi-e painting class whilst in Kyoto and the lovely Tomoko made it happen. She was great and answered my never ending questions whilst showing me various techniques, brushes and mediums. I would definitely recommend a class with Tomoko. Thank...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This was a really good experience. We visited three places that were off the tourist path for a lot of non Japanese. The guide was both patient, humorous and charming and had a great back ground knowledge of the places we visited one of which...More

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YOYOちゃん, マネージャー at Japan Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi. Trevor ! Thank you for your comments. I'm impressed you are so talented of painting and a lot of knowledge of Japanese samurai history. I enjoyed the tour with you too! Thank you again for memorable day in Kyoto !

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

So happy with the sumi-e workshop! Tomo at Japan Personal Tours has so much knowledge and experience of different cultural experiences in Kyoto, I really recommend it! Had a really nice time, and now when I have my own Sumi-E set I can paint whenever!...More

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YOYOちゃん, オーナー at Japan Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi. Therése, Thank you for coming my workshop. Your art are so pretty. I wish this was the great opportunity to start your new art !

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Booked this tour hoping to get to see some of the highlights while getting more personalized background information than from a guidebook. We chose one must-do and rest we left to Tomoko Y. Which worked out perfectly. Unfortunately I caught a cold, so while having...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We were only having around 2.5 days in Kyoto.Therefore we decided to book a half-day tour with local guide who is able to take us to some of the sights in an efficient way but still providing detailled information. Tomoko Y. was simply great. I...More

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YOYOちゃん, オーナー at Japan Personal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi. Mark, Thank you for your review ! It was great having you on the tour. I enjoyed walking around old capital in Kyoto and had good tea at local cafe. I hope you'll better now and going somewhere again :) Tomoko Y.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We only had a short stop over in Kyoto and wanted to get a good sense of this vibrant city and our day with Tomo certainly did this. Her knowledge of the city, history and culture is exceptional, her pride in this wonderful Japanese city...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We really had two nice and interesting days. There was much to see and discover in Kyōto. Our guide Tomo was very nice, dedicated and open to our wiches. We dit really enjoy it. We can really recommend this.

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

A very good experience following a local in a parade and then we had a wonderful evening in a small festival in Kumara, a not so far off town in Kyoto. Tomo is knowledgeable about the area and the tips she gave were so useful...More

Thank Daniel L
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Tomo brought us to watch the Kurama fire festival in the outskirts of Kyoto. It was truly another side of Kyoto that I would have never expected to see without a local guide to navigate the confusing train system. She was also happy to explain...More

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