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A day at the races to remember. Horse racing is huge in Japan and now you can see the big race and experience the thrill. Don't miss the chance to have a day at the races here at the beautiful Yodo Race Course one of the best known turfs in Japan.

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  • Local Experience at the Yodo Horse Racing Course
  • We help you with the betting slips and ticket machines
  • Fun for the whole family and lots of food and drink available
  • Try something authentic and not so touristy
  • Maybe win big but either way have a great time

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Kyoto City Centre


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Meet your host :
Niall
  • Français (Fluent)
  • 日本語 (Beginner)
  • English (Fluent)

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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  • Gareth Gareth

    I highly recommend Niall’s horse racing tour to anyone visiting Kyoto, and especially to those people for whom the experience of visiting another Kyoto temple (some of which are very beautiful) will be rather the same as their last visit to a Kyoto temple. Equally, I learned that attending the horse races is a common pastime for many Japanese, so Niall’s tour gives one a good insight into contemporary Japanese culture. As a long-term expat in Japan, Niall is knowledgeable of Kyoto and Japan more generally. We attended the Tenno Sho raceday, which is the largest annual raceday in Kyoto. Attending the raceday amongst many tens of thousands of Japanese was certainly a cultural experience and well off the tourist track. Niall and I had a punt on a few races, after which Niall was certainly ahead and I was not – good luck to him! Apart from some light gambling, we ate some Japanese food, had a few beers and chatted about our experiences in Japan and elsewhere. Niall was a terrific guide and host. I suspect that Niall would be able to arrange tourist activities in Kyoto (perhaps Osaka) other than the horse races. Coming from Australia, where Japanese horses have been noticeably successfully in major races over the past years, it was a pleasure to witness how the Japanese race horses in Japan.

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