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Why Walking Tours Are Better?

Updated: Jul 5, 2023

If you are wondering why you should go on a walking tour, you have several reasons to get signed up. Here’s why walking tours are better than doing a DIY tour:

1. You appreciate what you see even more.

As one of the most walkable cities in Japan, walking around Kyoto is probably the best way to see the city. A lot of the major attractions in Kyoto are accessible by walking, so it only makes sense to join walking tours. Yes, you may walk around by yourself, but the benefits of having a local guide cannot be topped. Local guides know the depths of Kyoto, whether these are the most significant landmarks to the hidden gems that only they know. This way, you get to appreciate what you see even more.

2. You get to see things from a local perspective.

It’s easy to get caught up with your trip abroad if you are not familiar with the place, where to go, what to do, or what to eat. Having a walking tour with a local guide enables you to see Kyoto from a local’s perspective. Local guides are not only knowledgeable about Kyoto’s historical, cultural, and religious landmarks, but they also have a good grasp of the local living. Where’s the best ramen or sushi in Kyoto? Locals know them. Kyoto Localized, as the name suggests, takes pride in giving guests a local experience from the eyes of a local.

3. You enjoy a hassle-free tour.

Exploring Kyoto can be very intimidating, especially if it’s your first time. The “lost person” look is pretty common around here. And that’s understandable. It’s not easy to travel to a new place. But there are two ways to prevent this—to spend hours and hours doing your research about a new place or just get a guided walking tour to make things easier for you. The latter allows you to enjoy your time in Kyoto without the hassle and worries. Got more questions about walking tours? Read everything you need to know about joining walking tours!


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