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Kyoto and Nara Day Tour Including Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka

4.5 star rating: Recommended 175 Reviews

See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara in one day! This day trip from Osaka takes you on a morning tour of Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 11 hours

From USD $158.09

Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 208 Reviews

Savor the beauty and charm of Kyoto on this cultural walking tour. An ancient yet elegant city, Kyoto showcases all that is refined and unique about ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $41.27
$58.95 Save $17.68

Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 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

From USD $170.67

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 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 $34.92

Gion by Night: Culture Performance with Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

Take in the best of traditional Japanese performing arts all on one stage, followed by an authentic dining experience. Accompanied by an informative guide at ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours

From USD $110.48

Samurai School: Samurai for a Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

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 $62.88

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

4 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Enjoy an afternoon visit to Nara, whose combined historic monuments make the ancient city a UNESCO World Heritage site. This imperial capital from the 8th ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

From USD $91.62

Food and Culture Experience at the Nishiki Market and Gion in Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

In the center of Kyoto, there is the famous Nishiki market. With more than 400 years history, the Nishiki market is called “Kyoto’s Kitchen.” There are more ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $100.00

Fushimi Inari and Sake Brewery Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Visit two landmarks of Kyoto’s Inari district during this guided morning tour. Start by walking through one of the iconic sights of Kyoto, the stunning red ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $102.83

Private Dinner with a Geisha

Geisha traditions are traced to the spiritual center of Kyoto, where they were specified as geiko and maiko . Such a lovely tradition can hardly ever be ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $143.72

The Art of the Geisha: Private Dinner in Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Spend an incredible evening dining in Kyoto at an exclusive private restaurant accompanied by a ‘maiko,’ or apprentice geisha. The highly skilled performer ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $439.60

Kyoto Day Tour of Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo from Osaka

4 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Tour Kyoto’s famous landmarks all in one day, traveling by rail from Osaka! Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites in the former royal capital, including ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 10 hours

From USD $144.62

Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

The true magic of Kyoto comes alive at the end of the day, when the past and the present blend into the night! Take to the streets as dusk falls and see how ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $79.84

3-Day Tour from Kyoto to Tokyo: Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Edo-era architecture, samurai stories and houses shaped like praying hands — experience Japanese history and culture on this 3-day tour from Kyoto to three of ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 days

From USD $906.33

Mt Koya Tour with Overnight Stay at Fukuchi-in Temple by Rail from Osaka

Experience the sacred mountain of Mt Koya, the spiritual center for the Shingon sect of Buddhism in Japan, on this 2-day trip by express train from Osaka. A ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 2 days

From USD $361.99

Kyoto Afternoon Tour to Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple from Osaka

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Travel round-trip by rail to Kyoto and visit key cultural landmarks in the former capital. View the splendid gardens of Heian Shrine, see 1,000-armed statues ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 6 hours

From USD $77.25

Experience Visiting a Local Farmer and Mochi Rice Cake Making

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Immerse yourself in the rhythms and traditions of farm life in a Japanese village during this 3.5-hour visit to the town of Ogi, including a ‘mochi’-pounding ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $116.77

Private Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

If you want to possess a deeper understanding of Shintoism and Buddhism, the religions of Japan, this private 3-hour walking tour of Kyoto is the perfect ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $81.10

Learn The Katana 'Sword' Technique of Samurai and Ninja

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

How about learning the techniques of Samurai and Ninja during your stay in Osaka? Professional instructor will teach you the movement of katana and shriken ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes

From USD $83.99

Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Join a local scholar of religion on a 3-hour walking tour of Kyoto, exploring Shinto and Buddhist landmarks. Visit Yasaka Shrine, Kennin-ji Temple and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $101.00

Exclusive Early Morning Access to Kennin-ji Temple with Resident Monk Guide

While visiting temple is a quintessential experience in Kyoto, very few people get to know them under a resident Monk’s guidance. In this tour we will visit ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

From USD $242.53

Half Day Otaku Walking Tour in Osaka

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Nipponbashi, or "DenDen Town" is famous for "Otaku", or Nerd culture! If you are looking to learn about the Otaku culture in Japan, this ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

From USD $22.37

Kyoto Small-Group Cultural Experience: Calligraphy or Origami Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $34.92

Japanese Traditional Taiko Drum Experience in Kyoto

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Book the 1-hour traditional Japanese drum "taiko" class in Kyoto! Taiko has developed through the long history of Japan along with various traditional ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $58.32

Mt Koya Day Trip from Osaka Including Okunoin and Danjo Garan Temples

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

In ancient times, a journey to Mount Koya, long considered one of the world’s most sacred mountains, could take several days on foot. These days, you can see ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 9 hours

From USD $206.60
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