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Food & Drinks

You can choose your lunch or dinner according to your tastes, or ask the guides for recommendations on the meals and drinks in Japan.


Our guides can help you buy what you want in Japan, taking you to famous clothes, electronics, and souvenir shops.


If you want to try wear a kimono, see a Sumo fight, participate in a Japanese tea ceremony, etc., our guides can prepare activities for you.


You can coordinate the meeting point with your guide, whether it’s at the lobby of your hotel or somewhere in the city. And you can also choose where you end the tour.


Where do you want to go? Which places do you want to visit? Our guides will propose an optimal itinerary for you and the people you are traveling with.


Our guides can answer any questions you may have about your trip to Japan. Whether it’s about transportation, visas, prices, or the weather, don’t hesitate to ask them!

Customer Reviews for Kyoto Tours

    Devayani ( Singapore )

    Fantastic. We travelled as a family group of 14 and we had a fantastic experience with VAN transportation. Their CEO was really helpful and prompt and he and his other drivers were a real pleasure to interact with. I would recommend them highly. view more

    Leah ( United States )

    Koichi taught us the basics of the Japanese language, a little history and the basic calligraphy strokes. We had a lot of fun and left with great souvenirs of our time on Kyoto. He was super patient with my kids! Excellent value. view more

    Kevin ( United States )

    Yuriko was very proactive in advance of the tour, and worked out the perfect itinerary for us. She even checked out a few things in advance in person, even though she lives almost an hour away. Highlights included a lovely stroll through the bamboo forest, and an authentic feast at a local tofu house. Yuriko answered our many questions about Japanese customs and culture, and made the tour super kid friendly. She was flexible throughout and able to work with our same day requests. Thanks Yur... view more

    STEVE ( United States )

    I took my 12 year-old grandson to Japan for one week. We spent 3 days in Kyoto (I love Kyoto) with Masahiko. He personalized the tour to fit my grandson's wishes. We went to a Samurai training class, a Manga Museum, practiced writing in Japanese, fed deer in Nara, and learned how to use IC cards! It was 100 degrees everyday, and Masahiko adjusted our tours so that we would not be too stressed out by the heat. Masahiko enhanced the trip immeasurably. And his English comprehension and speaki... view more

    Joseph ( United States )

    Hiroyuki guided my daughter and I for 2 days in Kyoto. I highly recommend him. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. view more

    Holly ( Australia )

    The best one day tour, Richard your communication and organisation was impeccable from the start. Thank you for showing us just how amazing Japan can be. We look forward to seeing you again in the future, thank you! view more

    Guillermo ( Mexico )

    Yoji es un excelente guia , conoce a la perfeccion la ciudad y su cultura , toma unas excelentes fotos y es muy servicial , la pasamos fenomenal GRACIAS Yoji nos vemos pronto amigo ! Su español es excelente view more

    Velda ( Hong Kong )

    We spent the day with Masahisa in Kyoto. He guided us from our hotel in Osaka, all the well to Kyoto and back. Masahisa is so knowledgeable in Japanese culture, and has some great recommendations! He also helped us take photos throughout our day with him. He looked after us very well during the tour, and made different arrangements to suit our capabilities. He even emailed us afterwards with some helpful tips! If you want to spend your time well in Japan, we would definitely recommend spend... view more

    Natalie ( Australia )

    I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Hiro, he was very accommodating to our needs. We had to switch up our itinerary and he was happy to go with the changes. He is a true gentleman and nothing was no much trouble for him. I would highly recommend Hiro as a tour guide. view more

    HC ( Malaysia )

    We had a great 1day Kyoto tour with Yuri during the April Cherry Blossom! Yuri's communication with us prior the tour was excellent. She arranged the itinerary as per all our requests. Besides the spots Arashiyama & Fushimi Inari as per our request, she added an additional spot Kinkakuji in our itinerary. She arrived our hotel earlier than agreed although she traveled from Nara very early in the morning. She arranged and bought all the transportation tickets for us. You can't imagine her walking... view more

    Lauren ( Japan )

    Toshi was professional and helped prepare for our requests to visit some less frequently attended locations. His kindness was lovely. view more