Free Tour Guides in Kyoto

Kyoto is one of Japan’s best cities to visit, but with all the great shrines and temples it can be a bit confusing. Which ones are best? How do I find out about the histories and beliefs behind them? There are so many ways in which a volunteer travel guide can help.

sakura_kyotoSakura Volunteer Guide Club

This well respected club for volunteer guides, they take can you to major sites and tourist attractions with different plans available. One nice thing about this club is that for events, such as festivals, they organise special get-togethers for a small fee.

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Visit Kansai

For those visiting places such as Osaka, Kyoto or Nara, Visit Kansai is a great choice. They have loads of bubbly volunteer guides who want to give tourists a real behind-the-scenes experience.

Kyoto Free Guide

A friendly volunteer guide group, with some information about your guides before you choose.

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More volunteer guide services here. Volunteer guides for smaller towns are listed on each place’s page.

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Published by Matthew Baxter

Matthew Baxter is a British travel author who has lived in and visited Japan for over a decade. Having traveled across the country, without much money, he has built up an extensive knowledge of budget travel here, and has also worked for many leading tourism companies. He also writes professionally for several websites and publications, such as the GaijinPot, All About and the Japan National Tourist Association.

2 thoughts on “Free Tour Guides in Kyoto

  1. We will be in Kyoto from 7th -12th November. Would it be possible to have a guide sometime?

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