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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. You’ll save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. You’ll travel in an air-conditioned coach, and it’ll be a hassle-free day. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Osaka

See the historical highlights of Hiroshima on a comprehensive full-day tour from Osaka, led by a knowledgeable guide. Ride on the super-speed bullet train to Hiroshima then board a boat to the idyllic Miyajima Island, home to the splendid Itsukishima Shrine. Return to Hiroshima to feel emotionally stirred by the magnificent Hirsohima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, in which intriguing exhibitions speak eloquently of the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. Fully immerse yourself in Japan’s fascinating culture during this enriching excursion. Enjoy convenient transportation from a central Osaka location on this tour.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Travel round-trip from Kyoto by high-speed bullet train to take in Hiroshima's historic sites, including exhibits about the 1945 atomic bomb that devastated the city. Start your visit on a lighter note, traveling by boat to Miyajima, a famously beautiful island that is home to the revered Itsukushima Shrine. Have lunch there, then return to the city to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Your expert guide shares important details about Hiroshima's heartbreaking history and remarkable recovery throughout this unforgettable 12-hour tour.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

Discover the stunning Zen gardens, colorful temples and ancient shrines of Kyoto on this 3.5-hour, small-group walking tour that’s limited to just 12 participants. Experience the elegant architecture and sublime religious monuments of this historic Japanese city, once the imperial capital, as you join a guide on visits to the Gion Geisha district, Tofukuji Temple and more. This small-group Kyoto experience also includes snacks and all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto and Nara Day Tour Including Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka

See all of Kyoto and Nara’s spectacular sights on a full-day sightseeing tour of the cities from Osaka. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain fascinating insight into the rich historical heritage of the region’s legendary landmarks. Begin your cultural excursion with a guided tour of the ancient Nijo Castle, and then absorb the aesthetic majesty of both Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kinkaku-ji Temple. Revitalize with a traditional Japanese lunch then explore nearby Nara, home to majestic monuments like the Great Buddha of Tadoi-ji Temple and Kasuga Shrine.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Dinner with a Geisha

Immerse yourself in quintessential Japanese culture during a private 3-hour tour and dining experience with a geisha. In Kyoto, considered the birthplace of geisha culture, you’ll explore the historic Gion area and dine on a multi-course meal at either a Japanese restaurant or tea house, accompanied by a ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) or ‘geiko’ (fully-trained geisha).
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Kyoto Full-Day UNESCO and Historical Sites Tour

Travel by minivan with up to 10 travelers and visit some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage sites in one day, including Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion). Other noteworthy landmarks include Sanjusangendo Temple and Fushimi Inari Taisha. A Japanese lunch in Arashiyama, followed by a guided walk in the Sagano Bamboo Forest, make for a comprehensive sightseeing itinerary—ideal for first-time visitors short on time.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

Immerse yourself in the beguiling beauty of the ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) scene during an exquisite evening of culture and cuisine at Gion Hatanaka. Gain fascinating insight into ancient Japanese customs as you chat with maikos and capture photographs to immortalize your memorable evening. Sip on a selection of unlimited drinks and pleasure your palate with delicacies inspired by ‘kaiseki’ cuisine, a traditional Japanese cooking style. Enhance your cultural experience of Japan on this enriching evening tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Kyoto

Enjoy an excursion from Kyoto, and spend a day visiting historic Hiroshima and scenic Miyajima. Board a comfortable coach for convenient transport to Hiroshima. Enjoy a narrated tour with an English speaking guide and multilingual audio guide. Visit iconic landmarks like the Hiroshima Bomb Dome, Memorial Peace Park, Iwakuni shrine, and Kintai Kyo Bridge.
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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World Heritage Shirakawago, Hida Takayama & Tateyama Alpine route from Osaka

・Visit the 20 meters high snow wall! Walk through the Snow Otani at 2450 meters high!・Enjoy your free walk at World Heritage Shirakawago and Hida Takayama!・Getting through the Tateyama Toll Road with special permit which common private cars are not allow to get in.・Enjoy over 30 types of all-you-can-eat Dinner menu included snow crab, amberjack, roasted beef, etc.!・One night stay at Onsen (hot spring) hotel - APA Hotel Toyama or APA Hotel Toyama Station!
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

Kyoto Bike Tour has you visit a whopping 5 top spot destinations of Kyoto all in one day on one epic adventure! Enjoy a stroll through the breathtaking Bamboo Forest, gaze at the glimmer of the gold as it reflects on the water at the Golden Pavilion, be inspired by one of the most iconic views of Kyoto from the mystical Kiyomizu Temple, weave through the traditional backstreets of one of Kyoto's geisha districts, take a spiritual walk through the magnificent red torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, and so much more! This is a full city tour of approximately 40km of riding and requires a moderate level of fitness. Basic bicycle riding skills and a sense of adventure is a requirement. On the same note, we will travel at a leisurely pace with enough time to take in the sites and for a relaxing lunch stop.*Please notify of any dietary restrictions or food allergies at time of booking.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tea Ceremony in a Kimono in Osaka

Get acquainted with one of Japan’s most famous traditions during a tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka. Alongside a Japanese tea master, you’ll witness the ritual of making green tea while wearing a Japanese kimono, which are suitable for both men and women. Plus, you’ll sample Japanese sweets and enjoy premium green tea while learning about local culture.
  • Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Early Bird Tour

Kyoto is one of Japan’s most popular travel destinations and with over 50 million annual visitors, it can get busy. This tour makes an early start so you can avoid the crowds and cram much more into your day. Stroll around the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove before the tour groups arrive, visit Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion) right as it opens, and walk through the torii gates of Fushimi Inari (Shrine) before the midday heat.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Samurai Experience

Immerse yourself in Samurai history and culture during this 2-hour Samurai experience at a traditional Kyoto Samurai House. Under the guidance of an expert Samurai instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the ‘Way of the Warrior; handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks

Experience the glowing lanterns and lively atmosphere of Kyoto after dark on this 3.5-hour evening walking tour with a small group. Experience the ancient Japanese capital after dark as you stroll the city’s serene back streets and visit city landmarks like Yasaka Shrine, the Pontocho restaurant district, and a ‘tachinomiya’ stand and drink shop for included food and drink samples.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Gion by Night: Culture Performance with Dinner

Get a taste for the traditional Japanese arts in Kyoto during this 4-hour, small-group cultural performance complemented by an authentic Japanese-style dinner. Enjoy a diverse range of performances covering Japanese arts including ‘maiko’ dancing, flower arrangement, ‘gagaku’ court music, puppet theater and much more. Finish your experience with an atmospheric tea ceremony, conducted by candlelight, followed by a delicious dinner. This small-group event, limited to just 24 guests, also includes a guide and round-trip transport by taxi to select Kyoto hotels.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Multi-Day Bus Tour of Shirakawago, Mt. Fuji from Osaka (Economy Hotel)

Experience the most vibrant cities of Japan on a 2 day, 1 night tour through Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka. This is a perfect experience for those who have a short amount of time or want to orient themselves to the country. Choose to depart from either Kyoto or Osaka, then enjoy a flash journey through picturesque Japan. From Mount Fuji to Lake Biwa to sake breweries and markets, immerse yourself in Japanese culture.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Kyoto Full-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide

With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Kyoto more efficiently in one day. Enjoy a full-day walking tour in Kyoto accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese ancient city.Meet at your hotel, then visit famous sites including Fushimi-inari shrine, Kiyomizu-dera temple, Nijo-jo catsle, Gion district and anywhere else as you like. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 6 hour tour to your interests.Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!
  • Duration: 6 minutes
  • Duration: 6 minutes
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Traditional Maiko Performance in Kyoto

Immerse yourself in a traditional 'maiko' (apprentice geisha) performance and have the opportunity to interact with them afterward. Learn about the time-honored Japanese customs of these women trained to perform elegant music and dance. Enjoy bottled matcha with either Japanese sweets or a bento box lunch.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

Spend some time getting acquainted with the food and culture of two historically important and beautiful districts of Kyoto on this guided walking tour. Stroll over the ninth-century Togetsukyo bridge and make stops to sample Yuba soup, rice crackers, fried Yuba cake and leek pancakes. After a visit to the 14th-century Tenryu-ji temple, head to a beautiful bamboo garden and indulge in some traditional Japanese sweets. This tour of Arashiyama and Sagano is a great way to get to know Kyoto.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kyoto Day Tour of Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo from Osaka

See all of Kyoto’s spectacular sights on a comprehensive full-day tour from Osaka. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, absorb the imperial majesty of legendary landmarks like Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu Temple and the Golden Pavillion. Marvel at more than 1,000 Bodhisattva statues at Sanjusangendo Hall; stroll the manicured gardens surrounding Fushimi Inari Taisha; and discover the opulent chambers of the Kyoto Imperial Palace on a guided tour. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Osaka and a traditional Japanese lunch on this comprehensive cultural tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

The Nishiki Food Market, known to locals as the “Kitchen of Kyoto,” is a huge 400-year-old market sprawling with food vendors. Navigate what can be an overwhelming space with the help of your guide, whose insight into the local food scene will give you a taste of Japanese culture — and plenty of food. All food tastings are included as per itinerary.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto with this small-group guided tour of the city's best food spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the market with the guide, learning about the history of food in the city and taste many dishes unique to Kyoto, including pickled vegetables, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, mochi and Japanese omelet. After the market, visit a shrine dedicated to the god of education.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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