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Chris Rowthorn Tours

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Highly Recommend!!

Ms. Kazue Takagi was a wonderful tour guide. She took us on a tour of Arashiyama on November 26... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandra P
If you do one activity in Kyoto do this.

Ms. Kazue Takagi was the ultimate tour guide. She was incredible and represented the tour company... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ms. Kazue Takagi was a wonderful tour guide. She took us on a tour of Arashiyama on November 26. She met us at our hotel in downtown Kyoto bright and early so we could avoid the weekend crowds. She took us to the famed temples...More

Thank Sandra P
Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for your kind review of your tour of Arashiyama with Kazue. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Kazue. She will be very happy to read your review. I appreciate you mentioning how Kazue took you to some off-the-beaten-track sights...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ms. Kazue Takagi was the ultimate tour guide. She was incredible and represented the tour company to the upmost standards. She met us at our hotel, which was very convenient for us. It was a rainy day and she walked us through a few options...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your extremely generous review of your tour with Kazue. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Kazue. I know she will be very happy to read your kind words. I appreciate you mentioning the fact that Kazue took you to both...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

I did the Kyoto walking tour with Kana and the Geisha walk with Maki and could not recommend these tours and guides enough. I am a frequent traveler and always hire private guides, but these guides were truly special. They went out of their way...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you very much for your extremely kind review of your tours with Kana and Maki! I'm delighted that you enjoyed yours with them. They will be very happy to read your reviews. We work very hard with our guides to instill an attitude of...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our family of five, including grandparents, aged 72, and grandsons, aged 7 and 11, chose the Chris Rowthorn Kyoto Walk No 5 with the Kinkaku-Ji extension, taking 6 hours. Email booking was done from Australia and payment was given directly to the guide at the...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you very much for your extremely thoughtful review of your tour with Maki. I'm delighted that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Maki will be very happy to read your kind words. I really appreciate you mentioning how Maki took you to a...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We went on tour no. 3 with Maki and cannot recommend her highly enough. The places we visited were interesting for everyone and her knowledge of the local area was fantastic. We would not have seen the sights we did and enjoyed the day so...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your kind review! I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Maki. I know that she'll be very happy to read your words. I'm glad that you enjoyed both the choice of sights and Maki's local knowledge. I appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We took a 6 hour walking tour of Southern Higashiyama into Northern Higashiyama with Maki who is an outstanding tour guide - professional, personable and very knowledgeable about culture, history and architecture. We learned so much plus saw lots of pretty, quaint streets that we...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for the kind review of our walking tours. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Maki and I know she will be very happy to read your kind words. I appreciate you mentioning how Maki showed you some streets that you might...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Just had an awesome 4 hr walking tour of Kyoto w Keiko. Did walking tour 3 which seemed like best one for us who were only here for 36 hrs and first time visitors. Keiko was very personable and easy to spend time with--important on...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you very much for your generous review of the Arashiyama tour. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tour. I appreciate you mentioning the fact that the tour included some off-the-beaten-track locations, in addition to the more popular parts of Arashiyama. I also appreciate you...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

This walk was one of five tours we booked via Chris Rowthorn tours. This walk (Arashiyama - 5) helped us see a part of Kyoto we otherwise may have missed. The Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple is relatively 'off the beaten path' with few tourists. The temple's...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for the generous review of our Arashiyama tour! I'm delighted that you enjoyed the tour. I really appreciate you mentioning how our guide was able to steer you away from the most crowded areas. As you can see from your time in Kyoto,...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our family (kids are 12 & 14) took the Southern Higachiyama walking tour in Kyoto. It was excellent. Our guide, Kenzo, took the time to show our family some really special spots that we never would have found on our own. He was also very...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your tour with Kenzo. I know that he will be very happy to read your kind words. I really appreciate you mentioning the fact that Kenzo took you to some special...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is the second tour we have done with this company the last in Kyoto. We had asked for Nara expert for this tour. Our guide was pleasant good English and easy to walk with, but we soon realised we had more knowledge of gardens...More

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Chris R, Owner at Chris Rowthorn Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you for review of the Nara tour. We appreciate this feedback because it allows us to improve the quality of our tours. In addition to passing the national guiding exam in Japan, which requires exhaustive knowledge of Japanese history, we go to great lengths...More

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islandlife876
1 November 2017|
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Response from Chris R | Property representative |
Dear Nicola, Thank you very much for your inquiry. Our email address is indicated on our website. We would appreciate it if you could kindly check our website because we are unable to list an email address and a website... More
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cambiari
Hi I would like to ask if you can accommodate me and and my husband with the tour below. We'll bday in Shinjuku and this will be this December. Appreciate if you could reply with your email so we could talk about the rates 😊 09 HOURS GRAND FULL DAY TOUR ON SEAT-IN-COACH WITH LUNCH (starts at 7:00am) You will first visit the Tokyo Tower, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Tokyo from the observation platform. Next is the Meiji Shrine, the finest example of Japanese shrine architecture. Then driving through the Akasaka Guest House. The Akasaka Guest House is a magnificent western-style palace built in the baroque style. Next drive by the Japanese Capitol, dominated by a massive tower and visit the Imperial Palace East Garden. Here you can enjoy a pleasant walk through the garden as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. We drive through the shopping district of Ginza. You will enjoy Japanese style lunch (only included in the tour if lunch option is selected at time of booking). We continue to Hamarikyu garden which is a typical Daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. Next enjoy a 30 minutes boat ride on the Sumida River. After the cruise, you have a chance to see Ninja and Samurai performances at the pier. At the end of tour, visiting the Asakusa Kannon Temple and walking down the brightly lit Nakamise shopping street, then we drive through Kappabashi area where restaurant supplies and wax food samples are sold, and Ueno and Akihabara. *with hotel pick-up and drop-off for the above hotels. 11 HOURS MT. FUJI AND HAKONE BY MOTORCOACH THROUGHOUT ON SEAT-IN-COACH WITH LUNCH (starts at 8:00am) Enjoy the scenery of rural Japan during the drive to Mount Fuji. You will have a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and grand mountains from an altitude of 8000 feet. Then you will take the double-wired sky gondola for a breath-taking view of the volcanic Hakone Mountains, arriving at Owakudani Valley (the Valley of Hell). Admire the view of steam escaping from the rugged mountains of Owakudani. You will also have the chance to try an Onsen Tamago (an egg boiled in hot spring water). Next, a boat ride on peaceful Lake Ashi, you can sit back and relax amidst the picturesque and serene natural beauty of the crater lake. We then return to Tokyo by motorcoach. *with hotel pick-up and drop-off for
20 November 2016|
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Response from Chris R | Property representative |
Dear cambiari, Thank you very much for your inquiry. We are terribly sorry to inform you that unfortunately we do not offer a type of tour you requested. Please visit our website if you are kindly interested in the... More
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Amanda3228
26 September 2016|
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Thank you very much for your inquiry. We are very sorry to inform you that unfortunately we are already fully booked on the date in question. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.
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