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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Castle Visit and Izakaya Hopping in Osaka

Osaka is known as the ‘Food Capital of Japan’ where a distinctive eating and drinking culture has developed. There are plenty of Izakaya (Japanese taverns) in Kyobashi district with reasonable prices, and people in Osaka are really fond of chatting while eating and drinking. After visiting Osaka’s icon, Osaka castle, our local guide takes you to two carefully selected Izakaya where you can enjoy local food & beverage including sashimi, kushikatsu (skewered meat) and sake with local people. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

Discover the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the intriguing neighbourhood alleys with Andy, your half Japanese half Australian tour guide..During the tour you’ll do some taste testing at two different street stalls. Then after we finish exploring, you’ll have the option to go to a local, traditional family restaurant..We strive to show you the authentic Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, derelict areas too…not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see!.Get an inside look with Andy who has extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries on this walking tour.
  • Duration: 135 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 135 to 150 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Golden Early Morning Tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit five of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Kyoto Private Custom Walking Tour

Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize the 2-, 4-, or 7-hour itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 2 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 8 hours
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Private Half-Day Kyoto Tour with a Professional Photographer

Spend half a day on a Kyoto photo shoot with a professional photographer-guide. As you explore the city, you'll pose against landmarks such as Nijo-jo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Check out Shimogamo Jinja, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan, and learn about its history as your guide snaps pictures of its elaborate cherry-red backdrop. At the end of the tour, you'll take home an SD card of your guide's unedited photos to keep.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Amazing Tour of 8th Century Capital Nara

Nara was the capital of Japan in the 8th century prior to Kyoto and is located within an hour’s train ride from Osaka or Kyoto. In this tour we will stroll around a 19th century town area in the morning, and then visit a solemn shrine hidden in the forest and a huge temple, both of which were founded in the 8th century. In addition to that, we will have interesting encounters with the wild but friendly deer roaming around Nara Park.In this tour you will be able to appreciate the difference between Nara and Kyoto, the development of culture, architecture and lifestyles in these two periods in Japanese history.We will pick you up at Osaka or Kyoto so there will be no problems with the transfer to Nara.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Expert Led Private Day Trip to Nara

Nara is famous for a host of reasons—in addition to housing some of Japan's most beloved temples and the world's largest Buddha, who could forget the docile deer that will eat out of your hand? On this day trip to Nara, we'll visit such temples as Todai-ji, Kasuga Shrine, and Kofuku-ji, learning about Japanese religion along the way, as well as the Giant Buddha. And, no trip to Nara would be complete without dropping in on the famous deer—we may even stop to feed a few. At the end of our trip, we'll have a deeper appreciation for Japanese spirituality (and cute deer).
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto. Enjoy the treasures of the former capital in a relaxing atmosphere thanks to fewer tourists compared to ordinary day-time tours.Be an early bird and avoid the crowd.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Exclusive Electric Bike Tour

This course will take you to Kyoto’s must-see destinations such as Kinkakuji (the Golden Pavillion) temple and Arashiyama, as well as some extra gems while avoiding the crowds. Along the way, the host will tell you histories/stories about Kyoto. The tour will take place on electric bikes, so you can see more of Kyoto’s highlights in a speedy, convenient, and relaxing way. Your guide will bring you not only to the most notable temples and shrines but will also show you picturesque Kyoto backstreets and lesser-known places as well. The tour will start in downtown with easy access and ends in Arashiyama which is full of sightseeing spots. Your guide is a Kyoto local, a fluent English speaker and a bicycle enthusiast who’s highly passionate about giving you an intimate experience of all that Kyoto has to offer. E-bike and helmet rental are included in the price.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Expert-Led Nishiki Market Foodie Tour

Discover Kyoto's renowned cuisine on a walking tour of Nishiki Market with a food specialist guide. Nishiki Market has been at the heart of Kyoto’s culinary world for centuries, and it features a range of Japanese cuisine and Kyoto specialties, in addition to cookware, fresh produce and other goods. Spend three hours in the famous market, tasting different food items as your guide provides a deeper understanding of Kyoto’s culinary offerings. Your tour includes a full lunch along with many samples — bring your curiosity and appetite!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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