We had a fantastic time on this tour. Taichi is a great guide with lots of energy and loads of fascinating information on the area.
Highly recommend this tour
by Glenn (05/23/18)
My wife and I went on the Kyoto Arashiyama tour on Apr 16, 2018 with our tour guide, Kazu. We had a great time and it was one of the top highlights of our entire Japan trip. Kazu was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. We learned a ton from him and I think his presence was what made it such a great tour.
The food included during the tour was delicious and unique. The sights were great and the insights from Kazu made them all the better. Would highly recommend!
by Joe C (05/09/18)
The tour was wonderful. We walked and ate, learned and tasted. Yumiko was a fantastic guide. She was attentive and knowledgeable. I would recommend this to anyone who likes food and wants to learn some about the city
by David (05/03/18)
The tour around the Arashiyama area was great. We had just arrived so it was the perfect orientation. The food choices were okay. I would have preferred a little more variety. Three stops were fried food. The tour was really more culture than food although the food stops did make it fun.
The guide was very sweet and helpful although there was a little bit of a language barrier making it difficult to learn as much as we could have about the places we saw.
by Travel Moments with Kids (04/14/18)
Wow what an amazing tour, we loved every minute! Fuji was the perfect guide with so much knowledge and passion for food, Arashiyama, Kyoto and Japan. The food we tasted was all delicious Fuji took us to some quieter areas of Arashiyama, off the tourist trail which was really lovely as it gets quite crowded with happy travelers. We would highly recommend this tour. Thankyou Fuji.
by Margo (04/13/18)
Oishii food tour with Kazu! Had an excellent and fun time. Kazu is an excellent tour guide and was good with our 7 year old girl. He was able to guide us through the Arashiyama area with great skill, mostly managing to avoid the crowds. Highly recommended!
by YW (04/12/18)
This was an excellent tour! My guide, Naomi, was delightful and very knowledgeable. Her English is excellent so it was very easy to understand her. She not only introduced me to lovely Japanese food, she also took me to some lovely places in the Arashiyama / Sagano area. She told me lots about Japanese culture and history and answered all my many questions. An extra that I didn’t expect was that Naomi took photos for me and sent them to me afterwards, which was especially nice for a solo traveller. I thoroughly recommend this tour!
by Michelle (03/17/18)
Excelente Tour con el guia Koji Kanatani , recorrido espectacular y la comida deliciosa.
by Maru (02/17/18)
We had the pleasure of exploring Arashiyama and Sagano with Kazu on the "Walking Food Tour." Kazu was super knowledgeable and friendly. He took us to many restaurants to try local treats. We ate so much. We were able to visit multiple shrines and temples with explanations of the history of them all. He also took us through the Bamboo forest which was lovely. This is a must for those visiting Kyoto. #Japanwondertravel
by Devin and Rena (02/12/18)
We did a walking tour with Fuji-San in early January and it was an amazing experience. Fuji-San was a lovely guide who was informative and patient. We were given flexibility over our itinerary and experienced food that we never would have tried had we not of had a a local guide. The area we walked was beautiful but by doing the tour we were given history and culture information as well. This was certainly one of my favourite experiences in Kyoto and I thank the beautiful Fuji-san for making it special.
by The Callus Mob (02/04/18)
The walking food tour far exceeded our expectations. Yumiko-san was waiting for us at the designated meeting point area, with her great smile. She was the perfect guide since she loves Kyoto so much. We saw many places that if we went on our own would have missed. The bamboo forest was awesome. Don't miss it. The food was also better than we expected. But the best part of our tour was Yumiko-san. She was so friendly,the 4 of us never stopped chatting and laughing, exchanging stories. Thank you again for making this tour so special. We would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
by izbucket (12/26/17)
We had a wonderful and yummy tour in Arashiyama, with much thanks to our lovely guide Masae who fed us well, told us interesting stories and made us feel very much at ease the whole time.
by sgfoodie (12/18/17)
My husband and I had such an amazing time! Kazu-san picked out some delicious food (the okonomiyaki was my favorite!!!) and took us to wonderful shrines and temples. It was very informative and we really appreciated the more local shrines that were not as well known to tourists. Of course, the bamboo forest was breathtaking as was... well pretty much the entire tour! We absolutely loved it and highly recommend it to anyone staying in Kyoto.
by Danni Darko (11/28/17)
The Kyoto FoodDrink Tour was the top highlight of our visit to Kyoto! Our tour guides were knowledgeable, well-spoken, friendly, and extremely engaging. We couldn't possibly say enough great things about Yumiko and Kazu!!! Thank you both for making our visit to Kyoto so special!
by Ricki and Morgan (11/22/17)
Excelente tour, Naomi, la guia, me llevo por lugares medio escindidos, caminos con poco o nada de turistas lo cual es agradable. El bosque de Bambú y varios templos y senderos son increíbles y bellos! Naomi fue muy ilustrativa y agradable. Probé con ella comida que no hubiera sabido de esta sino me decia y lo mejor al finalizar fuimos a un lindo cafe con postres típicos deliciosos, todo esto estaba incluido.
by Juliana Luna (11/09/17)
READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM A WORLD TRAVELER: This tour was the highlight of our trip to Kyoto. We highly recommend Japan Wonder Travel team who were full of knowledge, energy and great memories. By comparison we participated in another companies tours to Kyoto and Nara which were no comparison. These guys are good and invested in "customer" experience. I am recommending them to my former Yokohama employer for visiting guests. I know who we will use on future trips to Japan!
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Try these guys...,you won't be disappointed!
Larry, Sherri, Pam and Mark
by Parking Dude (11/08/17)
We had a great tour with Fuji-san in Arashiyama, despite the rainy weather. She was very friendly and gracious and went above and beyond by giving us 2 extra hours to make sure she covered all the spots. She introduced us to many interesting foods and places that we definitely would not have learned about on our own. We particularly got a kick out of the "kami no kami" (don't want to give away what that means, but it's unique). Ookini Fuji-san!
by Traveling Pineapples (11/03/17)
I seldom write reviews, but I make an exception for this marvellous. It's a hit for all the senses. Spectacular scenery, fascinating (and funny!) history, mesmerising architecture, secluded surprises you'd be hard to find on your own, intriguing tastes and smells that even a non-gourmet like yours truly can appreciate the details of. And not least: a fantastic guide (Fuji) who was erudite, entertaining, sincere, who involved herself in each tour participant so you really felt noticed. It was raining the whole day I did the tour, but I felt nothing but warm and delighted throughout.
I recommend this tour with all my heart (and belly)!
by Anders (10/30/17)
The tour with Japan Wonder Travel was the highlight of our visit to Japan, We would highly recommend the tour and our guides. They made it fun, informational and catered to US the customer and audience. By comparison, we took two other Kyoto and Nara tours with Context Tours that started and ended as disappointing tours. Japan Wonder Tours put them to shame. Tours are made successful by connecting with the audience. This tour exceeded our expectations, fun, exposure to foods, personable, informational, and great value. We highly recommend the tour and this tour group. Don't miss this Kyoto tour!
Sherri, Larry, Mark and Pam
by Minnesotans Do Kyoto (10/18/17)
My first tour in Japan couldn’t have started any better. I must have been super lucky because I had my tour guide Koji san all to myself. He was informative and flexible to add my request to see Monkey Park in our tour. Also a great conversationalist and I enjoyed every bit. Food was endless and wonderful. Wish I had more room for it all. We saw so much and yes it is a lot of walking, especially the hike up to see the monkeys. It is all worth it. I have hundreds of pictures to share when I got back. I felt truly blessed to have met Koji san. He was kind to help me buy a train ticket and showed me how to get back. I hope he knows I’m truly grateful for his time and endless knowledge.
by Deppiely (10/04/17)
Had an amazing tour with Fuji-san! It was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone. All of the food was delicious (and filling!) and I loved learning about all of the sights and culture. Most of the temples and shrines we visited were off the beaten path and it was amazing learning about all of them. Both the foods and locations were things that I would have never found on my own. Fuji was happy to answer all of my questions about the Japanese culture and definitely went above and beyond to make sure it was a great experience. This tour was definitely the highlight of my time in Kyoto.
by David K. (10/03/17)
We had an amazing time!! Absolutely wonderful tour. Not only was the food AMAZING, but we loved learning about the history of Arashiyama, and some Japanese folklore from our friendly and knowledgable guide, Tatsuya. Our favourite food was the fried Yuba + Cheese. So yummy!!
While all the food is fantastic, touring the temples and bamboo forest in between makes this tour so unique and special. Definitely a highlight of our whole trip to Kyoto!
by TwoTrees (07/20/17)
Fuji Shigeko was our guide for the Arashiyama FooDrink tour, and she was an excellent guide. We really enjoyed the tour and the food tasting along the way. We were a group of six and Fuji was most attentive to our individual needs. It was a beautiful but unusually hot day, and Fuji structured the tour to make it as comfortable as possible. At the end of the tour, we had a dinner appt in the city which was going to be complicated for us to reach with the transfers involved. Fuji accompanied us to our meeting point for dinner making it much more relaxing for us. She did not have to do this but went out of her way to help us! Fuji has a great deal of information to share about the Arashiyama area and I would highly recommend her as a guide. A most enjoyable day!!
by Babatraveler (05/28/17)
Naomi was our tour guide and really made us feel special. Her local knowledge was excellent and we certainly learnt alot. This was the best tour for us - thank you Naomi for all that you did for us!
by Wendy & Geoff (05/22/17)
Went on the walking food tour with Koji. Very friendly, spoke excellent, if not perfect English and very intelligent and knowledgable. Really enjoyed this tour and his company!
by Chet (05/09/17)