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Discover Kyoto at it's most magical hour as the sun rises over Japan's historic treasure of a city. Take a magical walk through the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari shrine and visit a nearly empty temple, then onto the bamboo grove.
- Early bird tour from 6:30 am-10:00 am
- Take a magical walk through the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari shrine
- Enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Kiyomizu Temple
- See the bamboo grove in Arashiyama
- Beat the crowds and enjoy the peaceful quiet of the morning
JR Fushimi Inari Station
What you need to bring
- Français (Fluent)
- English (Fluent)
- 日本語 (Beginner)
Hi my name is Niall and I am looking forward to meeting you! I love Japan and I really like helping people find the beauty and unique features of this country. I have only been living here about 6 years, but I have been fascinated by the history and sociology of the country.
That's why I started Kyoto Fun!
We focus on giving you flexible and fun days out which are catered to couples and small groups of friends and people travelling on their own. You can join in on a group tour or we can create customised itineraries which are designed with your unique interests and travel style in mind.
Relax while we take care of all the details to make sure you have the best day in Kyoto. We offer day trips by bicycle, on foot or by public transport. No need to figure out a complicated transport network on your own. We also offer nature hikes and nightlife bar hopping experiences. Take the stress out of your holiday and know you are in good hands when you book with us.
Our small team of travel buddies are all people who love Kyoto and enjoy showing off all that this great city has to offer, offering inside knowledge on the most popular sights and showing you some of the hidden gems that make this one of the most attractive travel destinations in the world. Our people are knowledgable, have cross cultural experience and are fun loving and caring. Our number one objective is to be adaptable to our clients interests, entertain you with tales from the past or present and have a laugh along the way.
Kyoto has so many rich offerings that it’s hard to know where to start. With an insider’s knowledge you can be sure to get the most out of your short time here. Plus we are always happy to pass on tips for things to do after the day even offering to reserve a recommended restaurant or help secure tickets for an event. Our joy is in helping our customers have an amazing time in Kyoto.
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Enlightening and informative tour with Emilien
Emilien was such an amazing tour guide. He was very patient with us especially when we became lost to meet up with us.
He was very informative and the tour went smoothly with him explaining to us the origins of the gates, statues and significance of every detail places at the Kiyomizu Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine. We were unable to go to the third place as mentioned as we were late and had another appointment to attend to, however I felt that I Emilien made the most out of the time we had and was more than happy to extend the time only if we didn't have to be with his partner Niall later that afternoon.
Emilien was very casual and allowed us to venture to places and buy souvenirs, which was great. Would love to go on another tour around Osaka with Emilien again if I was to come back to Osaka in the near future.
Thank you Emilien, from Jesslyn, Jenny and Kevin (the thee lost kids) 😁
A fantastic personal tour! Perfect time of day to see these wonderful sites!|
Niall was a great tour guide, full of knowledge and passion. He really accustomed the tour to me and it felt personable. All places that you visit are well worth the trip and the early morning just make it extra special because you avoid all the crowds. The pace of the tour is spot on and I know you will thoroughly enjoy your time with Niall and enjoy listening to his knowledge and stories. Thank you so much Niall and for going that extra mile. :)
A perfect time to see the city!
I've heard that these places are completely overwhelmed with crowds when it gets later in the day, so when I found the "Early Bird Tour" I jumped on it! So happy I did. Emilien was a wonderful guide, very engaging and knowledgable, and we were able to have a peaceful and scenic walk around some very special places (that I think are much better experienced when you have a chance to relax and take it all in). I would highly recommend this tour...don't be scared off by the early hour! In fact, it just leaves the rest of your day open to exploring even more of this wonderful city. :)
Fantastic tour! highly recommend
Emilien was a great host and it was so nice to see the famous temples and shrines without any crowds. This is a wonderful tour for people who have never been to Kyoto.
So quiet, so peacefull, the best time to explore
What an amazing experience, no crowds, no noise, just peace and quiet. You could feel and fully embrace the beauty around you. An opportunity you shouldn't let pass you by, you will not regret this tour, in fact it will be the highlight of your whole trip and you will remember it for a life time.
Great opportunity to see top sites in Kyoto before the crowds. Just having someone familiar with the area to guide us through the neighborhoods was just as great as seeing the top attractions of Kyoto. Great restaurant recommendations as well. Niall (our guide) is a very pleasant and fun tour guide. Would highly recommend.
Early morning Temple run. 10/10!
Firstly, seeing Kyotos Shrines and Temples early in the morning is a fantastic idea. Depending on the season, its the difference between sharing you stroll with 2 people, or 2000. Emilien, our guide from 'Kyoto Fun' was fantastic. We spent the whole walk chatting about Japanese life, traditions and history. He took care of all the train tickets and taxi rides, we just had to follow. If I had attempted to see the Temples myself, I would have missed out on alot of great information, and fun stories. I cant recommend enough!
Kyoto without the Crowd
This tour was a highlight of our trip to Japan. Kyoto is such a tourist attraction, and we were able to see the major spots with minimal crowds. The guide, Emilien, was equally great. He provided us information on all the sights and, also, local information. Highly recommended!
Amazing sites! Totally recommend the early bird tour!
Had a fabulous time! If you're looking for a tour bus with 100 people on it, this is not the tour for you. This was an incredibly intimate tour with just my husband and I and our tour guide Emilien. He really knew his history, recommended tons of activities and delicious restaurants, and was a pleasure to be around. Definitely recommend the early bird tour, there was practically no one in the temple and the shrine and it was very peaceful. I even had some last-minute travel hiccups but Niall was very helpful and quick to respond. The only note I have to make, is you have to meet the tour guide at the first shrine but navigation on the subway is very easy. Thanks so much guys!!!
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