Known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan's capital. Today it's the country's seventh largest city, thoroughly modern while remaining Japan's most traditional city. Get to know Kyoto with this three-day itinerary. Day ... 

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Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 338 Reviews

Discover tranquil temples, Imperial palaces and ancient shrines on this 9-hour full-day Kyoto sightseeing tour. Explore top city attractions such as Nijo ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.46

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 197 Reviews

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.13

Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Witness the beauty and elegance of the lovely ‘maiko’ (apprentice geishas, or ‘geiko’) at Gion Hatanaka during an exquisite 2-hour evening of culture, ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.44

Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Create your own sightseeing itinerary on a private, customized tour of Kyoto. You’re accompanied via public transport to a few of the cultural capital’s 2,000 ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Full-day: 8 hrs (approx.)
OR
Half-day: 4 hrs (approx.)

From USD $164.66

Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 95 Reviews

Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $62.49

Kyoto Morning Tour: Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle

4 star rating: Recommended 104 Reviews

Soak up temple and palace sights on this half-day guided city tour, great for those who want to see Kyoto’s top attractions in a short time. Travel by coach in ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $54.04

Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Explore the Nishiki Food Market and learn how to make a home-cooked Japanese meal on this Kyoto culinary walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $96.67

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and learn the sophisticated philosophy behind serving a bowl of tea. You’ll have three options for this experience: a 1-hour ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies

From USD $32.83

The Art of the Geisha: Private Dinner in Kyoto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Spend an incredible evening dining in Kyoto at an exclusive private restaurant accompanied by a geisha. The highly skilled performer typically entertains ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $365.58

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Visit Hiroshima’s most important historic sites on this 12-hour tour from Kyoto. After taking the bullet train from Kyoto Station, enjoy a boat ride to ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $325.10

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport

Hike a section of the Nakasendo Trail on a 3- or 4-day self-guided tour from Tokyo or Kyoto that includes all rail transport. A series of forested trails and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies

From USD $975.00

Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

Stroll through dense bamboo groves to hidden mountain temples and discover centuries of Japanese heritage on this 4-hour Arashiyama and Sagano walking tour. ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.15

Fushimi Inari and Sake Brewery Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Taste the culture of Japan with a sake-tasting tour at Inari, home to some of the best sakes in Japan. Visit a sake brewery to learn the history of sake ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $90.28

Samurai School: Samurai for a Day

Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu, including how to use the Japanese sword. You can choose a 1-hour ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 1-hour or 2-hours

From USD $59.11

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Including Lodging and Transport

Visit mountaintop villages, soothing hot springs and Japanese temples along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kumano Kodo during this 3- or 4-day self-guided ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies

From USD $650.00

2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Kyoto Including Miyajima and Kurashiki

Visit top World Heritage sites in Miyajima, Hiroshima and Okayama on this 2-day guided from Kyoto. Marvel at the graceful red gate of Itsukushima Shrine, take ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $641.75

Scholar-led Private Nishiki Market Walking Tour

Taste your way through Kyoto’s famed Nishiki Market, the heart of Kyoto cuisine, on this private 3-hour tour. Nishiki Market is home to some of Kyoto’s top ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.96

Kyoto Small-Group Sake Brewery Tour with Sake Tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Visit a traditional or modern sake brewery for a 45-minute tour and sake tasting in Kyoto, and you’ll be steeped in the history of Japan’s most famous drink. ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.07

Samurai Performance in Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Kembu (sword performance), one of many Japanese traditional arts, demonstrates the culture of the samurai, a warrior class that ruled Japan for 700 years. ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.33

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies

From USD $38.00

Osaka Walking Tour with River Cruise and Osaka Castle from Kyoto

Follow an expert guide on foot to principal landmarks in Osaka during a full-day walking tour, departing from Kyoto. Visit Shogun exhibits at Osaka Castle and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $131.73

Kyoto Small-Group Cultural Experience: Calligraphy or Origami Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Try your hand at the Japanese arts with your choice of a calligraphy or origami class! Take a 1-hour lesson from an expert instructor inside a beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: About 1 hr to 1.5 hrs

From USD $32.09

Kyoto Small-Group Tour: Introduction to Japanese Culture

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Learn about the art of the tea ceremony, the correct way to wear a kimono, and the architecture of old Kyoto during this introduction to Japanese culture. ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.41

Kyoto Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover Kyoto’s rich culinary heritage during a cooking class in the former imperial capital. Your 1.5-hour lesson takes place in a ‘machiya,’ a traditional ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.07

Himeji Castle, Koko-en Garden and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kyoto

Embark on a full-day walking tour to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Himeji Castle. You'll take public transportation from Kyoto to Hyogo with a guide to the ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.44

Japanese Taiko Drum Lesson in Kyoto

Searching for something really fun to do in Kyoto? Take a taiko (traditional drum) class! An expert instructor teaches you the basics, including how to use ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.86

Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Learn the culinary art of rolling sushi in a sushi-making class and enjoy your creations for dinner. Your 1.5-hour lesson takes place in a traditional Kyoto ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.98

Miho Museum Admission with Private Transport from Kyoto

Travel by private vehicle from Kyoto to the Miho Museum, where you’ll find hundreds of exquisite art pieces from the world’s civilizations on display. The ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.64

Uji Walking Tour with Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

Explore the historic city of Uji on this walking tour from Kyoto. Your informative guide will give you an introduction to this city known for its tea and to ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.15

Private Sushi and Tempura Cooking Class at a Local Kyoto Home

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Perfect the art of home cooking in Kyoto with this private tempura and sushi-making class! You’ll be picked up from your hotel by a friendly guide who ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.00

Small-Group Nishiki Market: The Heart of Kyoto Cuisine

Sample Kyoto’s best flavors on this 3-hour tour of Nishiki Market. This market boasts some of Kyoto’s best food purveyors as well as specialty Japanese ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.16

Maiko Performance and Dinner Overlooking Kiyotaki River

In the summer, Kyoto locals escape the city heat for a relaxing dinner show at the Takao Momijiya restaurant on the Kiyotaki River. Join them on the ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $162.97

14-Day Classic Japan Tour: Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima and Kyoto from Tokyo

Discover the cultural highlights of Japan, from the neon-lit streets of modern Tokyo to the ancient temples of Kyoto, on this 14-day tour through the Land of ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights

From USD $4,625.00

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