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2019 Nijo castle- Kinkakukji temple- Kyoto imperial- Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine

Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour. See the tranquil Kiyomizu Temple amid its verdant surroundings; absorb the Imperial majesty of Kyoto Imperial Palace; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Behold the beguiling beauty of the Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine. and enrich your knowledge of Kyoto’s rich historical heritage with commentary from an informative guide. Moderate levels of fitness are advisable for this tour, on which a lot of walking occurs.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$128.00 USD
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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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$64.00 USD
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$64.00 USD
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Kyoto Morning Tour: Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle

Marvel at the some of the top UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples and palaces of ancient Kyoto on this 4.5-hour tour. This quick introduction to the sights of Kyoto, covering the Nijo Castle, golden Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion) and the Japanese Emperor’s former Imperial Palace, is the perfect way to see the city if you’re short on time. Your morning Kyoto excursion also includes pickup from select hotels, transport between sites by coach, entrance fees and an English-speaking guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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$65.00 USD
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka

Take a deep dive into traditional Japanese culture and history during this full-day trip to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and admire the beautiful grounds of the Kinkaku-ji temple. Then head to Nara, see the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple lunch upgrade options are available.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$68.00 USD
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka

Spend a day exploring historic neighborhoods, visiting temples, and shopping on a full-day tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Explore the Arashiyama district, tour the the Kinkaku-ji and Nara Todaiji Temples, and take in the stores at Kobe MOSAIC. This tour includes entrance fees, as well as pickup and drop-off at Umeda or Namba, and a buffet or torisuki lunch and all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner (if option selected).
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$87.00 USD
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking

Cycle past a mix of Kyoto’s most-famous sights and its lesser-known secrets during this 3.5-hour ‘Hidden Kyoto’ bike tour.  Take a 4.3-mile (7-kilometer) ride that starts by winding past iconic Kyoto temples and shrines like Kinkakuji, Koto-in, and Kitano Tenmagu. You’ll continue ‘off the beaten path,’ discovering intimate Zen gardens and charming backstreets known only to locals.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.00 USD
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$91.00 USD
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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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$187.00 USD
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$187.00 USD
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private 7-hour tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.00 USD
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$101.00 USD
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Osaka Full-Day Walking Tour with Osaka River Cruise

Wander past the most famous attractions in Osaka during this 6-hour, guided walking tour that includes lunch and a 1-hour river cruise. Follow your guide as you check out landmarks such as Osaka Castle and visit the Floating Garden Observatory at the Umeda Sky Building, before boarding your ship to admire sights including the Twin Towers and City Hall on Nakanoshima Isle. Your Osaka walking excursion and river cruise also includes all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$135.00 USD
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka

Enrich yourself with the fascinating history of Kyoto’s numerous UNESCO-listed temples and shrines during this day trip from Osaka. Explore the seemingly endless ‘torii’ gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, visit Kiyomizu-dera temple, explore Kinkaku-ji temple, and more. Some entrance fees are included; customize your trip by adding on lunch and roundtrip Osaka transfers.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$68.00 USD
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Osaka Walking Tour

Get a taste of local life in Osaka on a 3-hour walking tour of Japan’s third largest city. Witness Osaka’s different faces, from bustling business center to historic cultural hub, as you follow your guide through the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Stroll along the lively waterfront of the Dotonbori entertainment district; visit the landmark Hozenji temple; and ride the subway like a local. Get an insight into Japanese cuisine and sample local specialty Kushikatsu as you explore traditional Shinsekai.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.00 USD
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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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$247.00 USD
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

Explore the intricate temples and serene gardens of Kyoto on this 4-hour guided tour visiting some of the imperial city’s most important religious and cultural sites. Check out Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden structure in Japan and home more than 1000 Kannon statues, Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, the head shrine of the god Inari and the supreme views afforded from Kiyomizu Temple high above Kyoto. This excursion to Kyoto’s top temples also includes all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$56.00 USD
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

Pedal through the historic streets of Kyoto as you visit its magnificent temples and shrines by bike during this 3- to 4-hour small-group tour limited to 9 participants. Take a spin down the Path of Philosophy on this Kyoto tour that gives you an overview of the city while using a mode of transport preferred by locals: the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples and mountains — this is an enlightening escape from the city.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.00 USD
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Expert-Led Private Nishiki Market Food Tour

Spend three hours tasting your way through the famous Nishiki Market, accompanied by a private guide who shares expertise on Kyoto's renowned culinary arts. Your walking tour takes you into the heart of Kyoto's multi-faceted cuisine, where you sample Kyoto specialties and a range of Japanese cuisine with a food specialist guide. In addition to prepared foods, the vendors at Nishiki Market carry cookware, fresh produce and other goods. Nibble many samples before eating a full lunch during your tour, an ideal excursion for exploring food and culture.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.00 USD
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$97.00 USD
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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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$300.00 USD
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$300.00 USD
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Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour

Wander among peaceful bamboo groves and elegant mountain temples of rural Japan as you explore the fascinating areas of Arashiyama and Sagano near Kyoto during this 4-hour walking tour. Meander among the bamboo groves of Sagano before checking out the ancient 14th century Tenryu-Ji Temple and the secluded Jojakko-Ji Temple, hidden among the forest. Finish with a trip across the iconic Togetsukyō Bridge. Your morning walking tour also includes pickup from select hotels in Kyoto, a guide and all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$81.00 USD
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$81.00 USD
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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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$86.00 USD
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Gion Walking Tour by Night

Discover Kyoto’s magical Gion district, which is known for being the city’s Geisha area. You won’t have to worry about language barriers, as you’ll have a guide to translate, and explain the difference between maiko, geiko, and other Japanese words. The unmarked narrow streets of Gion can make it easy to get lost at night, but this won’t be a problem with a guide to navigate and lead the way. An enchanting tour that will teach you about geisha culture.
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.00 USD
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12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

A guided sightseeing trip to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe makes it easy to see the highlights of each location, like the Kyoto Arashiyama and Kobe Mosaic. Board a comfortable bus for this 12-hour trip from Osaka to make the most of a day away from the city.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$87.00 USD
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Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest

One of Kyoto’s most loved and beautiful attractions is its Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. This tour helps you bypass the crowds by going on a path that’s reserved for rickshaws only. Visit the incredible bamboo groves, and see shrines along the way, such as Nonomiya Shrine. On the last part of your tour, you’ll visit a place only accessible by foot, so you can take a walk and see the bamboo groves up close.
  • Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00 USD
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Gion and Kamogawa Evening Food Tour in Kyoto

Immerse yourself in the Japanese culinary tradition of Kaiseki Ryouri during this 3-hour evening food tour in Kyoto. Follow your guide through the Kamogawa and Gion areas, eating your way through a 10-course meal with beverages included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$187.00 USD
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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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$89.90 USD
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A Day Trip in Kyoto by Discovery Car

This is a Private VIP Tour in Kyoto - the premium tour agency for trips inside Kyoto. Our team put together unforgettable journeys for our customers who come to Kyoto on various purposes: Pre-Wedding Photos, Honeymoon, Family Trip, Friends Gathering Trips, Food Haunting Tour, Traditional, Hidden and Modern Japan … ***You have your own private Discovery Car and Japanese driver who could speak English. Our driver will drive you safely to your expected destinations wherever you want in a spacious car equipped with mobile Device Chargers, Pocket Wi-Fi and Air-Conditioned as well as providing you with information and recommended food nearby your locations. Our team helps you to make reservation for restaurants, accommodation and other related tickets. ***The tour is flexibly customized to your group. Within the service hours which is about 8 ~ 10 hours day tour with us, you can customize your own itinerary according to your preferences.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$731.00 USD
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