The full day Kyoto tour was a really good idea for us as first time visitors to the city. The temples, shrines, castles, and palace were all amazing in their own way. Being dropped near the entrance of each place was super convenient. The best part of the whole tour was our guide "Tammy" who spoke easily understood English and had Kansai sense humor at every turn. Sometimes Tokyo people can be too formal and serious for my taste. Tammy was a breath of fresh air and a great example of how humor combined with a solid knowledge base can be a really efficient way of teaching people something new. Learning while laughing? It's the best. If you go, and I do recommend this tour, check to see if Tammy is leading the way, and you won't be disappointed.