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Kyoto Localized is run by locals who want to show travelers what Kyoto is really like; to explore the beauty and tradition of this wonderful city from the local perspective of those that live and work here.

Free day and night walking tours of Kyoto

Kyoto Localized Walking Tours

Kyoto Localized is run by locals who want to show travellers what Kyoto is really like; to explore the hidden beauty of this wonderful city from the perspective of those that live and work here.

Dai founded Kyoto Localized to provide just this. Having travelled all around the world he loves to provide a unique experience to travellers having much experience of this himself. He decided to share his love and passion for Kyoto by providing free walking tours to give travellers the chance to experience something different.

We're Hiring Tour Guides!

We are currently looking for enthusiastic Tour Guides for our Free Walking Tours! Apply today!

Have A Question?


What should I bring?

Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat/cap, water and a lot of questions – we love those! An umbrella or rain coat during the rainy season.

Do you offer tours in Spanish, German or French?

All of our tours are 100% in English.

Because Japan is not a tipping culture, is tipping to the guide is rude?

All our local guides working very hard to provide the best experiences to you, and well deserve tips for their work. We appreciate your respect and gratuities to our local guides.

Can I show up without booking?

No. We try to manage group in an ideal size of guests. So please book the tour. Also, in some case, we send you email when we cancel the tour due to the weather condition.

I cannot book the tour. Can I just show up and wait for the cancel?

No. We take bookings including additional slots. But we open the last minutes booking one day before the tour.

Do you offer private tours?

No, unfortunately we only offer the open group tours available for booking on our website.

Why are there limited spaces for the Free Walking Tour?

We limit the group sizes for the Free Walking Tour for safety and quality reasons. Walking Kyoto with a big group is not a good idea, and our tour guide cannot offer a great service to our guests.

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Free day and night walking tours of Kyoto

Kyoto is heart of Japan and have the rich history and culture. Our walking tours will show you why. You will learn about the Old and New Kyoto, tradition, religion, history, food, and culture.

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