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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with OptionsCultural Tours

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. Save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. Travel in an air-conditioned coach for a hassle-free day. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with OptionsCultural Tours

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from KyotoDay Trips

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Kyoto

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Discover the history and religions of ancient Japan during this full-day exploration of Kyoto and Nara. See Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle, along with its Imperial Palace. Then drive from Kyoto to Nara to explore its own World Heritage site, Todai-ji Temple (including Great Buddha Hall), plus Kasuga Shrine. You’ll also visit Nara’s deer park and sample a Japanese and Western-style meal for lunch. Your Nara and Kyoto visit also includes a guide, coach transport and all entrance fees.
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  • 11 hours
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from KyotoDay Trips
Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing TourCultural Tours

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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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 a half-day or full-day 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.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing TourCultural Tours

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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Kyoto Early Bird TourCultural Tours

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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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.
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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
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Kyoto Early Bird TourCultural Tours

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike TourCultural Tours

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods and scenic parklands are ideal for exploring by bike. On this tour, save time by cycling around the city and visit five of Kyoto’s most popular attractions in one day. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Pavilion and the Kiyomizu Temple; pose for photos by the red torri gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine; and hop off to stroll around the Bamboo Forest and explore the geisha district.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike TourCultural Tours

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
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4 hours Free optional private tour in KyotoCultural Tours

4 hours Free optional private tour in Kyoto

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You can choose your day/time/place and your own local guide!There are many places to visit in Kyoto So we will make the perfect plane for you!if you are morning person, let's grab a bike to explore Kyoto through the cycling tour. if you are foodie? We know many good place to eat from good price local foods to fancy nice Japanese restaurants.We will make Perfect your own tour! so far we've done・Night walking tour in Kyoto@Gion and Kiyomizu area・Morning Cycling tour・Nature Hiking tour in Kyoto city・Cooking class with local ・Photo shooting with Kimono...etcGroup sizeSolo traveler→¥180002 people→¥300003 to 4 people→¥400005 to 6 people→¥50000if you would like to book more than 4 hours, please send us the message!5 to 8 hours(2 to 6 people)→¥600005 to 8 hours (solo traveler)→¥40000
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  • 2 to 10 hours
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4 hours Free optional private tour in KyotoCultural Tours

4 hours Free optional private tour in Kyoto

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Kyoto Platinum Early Morning TourCultural Tours

Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

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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 six of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
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  • 8 hours
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Kyoto Platinum Early Morning TourCultural Tours

Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kyoto Late Bird tourCultural Tours

Kyoto Late Bird tour

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Explore three important tourist attractions in Kyoto on a half-day tour that starts in the afternoon. Go to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Yasaka Pagoda, and Kennin-ji Temple, and see rows of torii gates, well-preserved old wooden buildings, and the first zen temple in Kyoto. You’ll also stroll through the Gion district, and have time for other activities before the tour begins.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Kyoto Late Bird tourCultural Tours

Kyoto Late Bird tour

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Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely.In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from KyotoHalf-day Tours

Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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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.
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  • 5 hours
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from KyotoHalf-day Tours
8 hours tour in Kyoto with a local: private & personalizedCultural Tours

8 hours tour in Kyoto with a local: private & personalized

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This personalized full-day Kyoto tour with a local is ideal for first-time visitors to the "City of Temples". You won’t waste a moment visiting places that don’t interest you as this tour is fully customizable based on your interests. Choose the neighborhoods you’d like to visit, and see many of Kyoto’s top sites. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you'll learn lots of local tips that you wouldn’t discover otherwise.
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  • 8 hours
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8 hours tour in Kyoto with a local: private & personalizedCultural Tours

8 hours tour in Kyoto with a local: private & personalized

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Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in KyotoCultural Tours

Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

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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.
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Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in KyotoCultural Tours

Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

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The right way to know KyotoCultural Tours

The right way to know Kyoto

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We are a small group of people who specializes in private and personalized tours in Kyoto. Our aim is to help our customers to utilize best their precious time in Kyoto by offering specially crafted tours covering Kyoto's top attractions.When it comes to a trip, we know that you have your goals and preferences. We would love to hear about them and help you have a unique an unforgettable Kyoto experience.Postgraduate students with Ph.D. or MA- level scholar graduated from Japanese universities, our guides have vast knowledge about Japanese history and culture because they have been living here for several years and are experts in their fields. Their high academic level makes them proficient not only on everything Kyoto but also on the way of life in Japan and its rich history.
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  • 8 hours
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The right way to know KyotoCultural Tours

The right way to know Kyoto

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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!Cultural Tours

One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

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Take in the highlights of Kyoto in one day with a guide who shares insights into the city’s history and culture. Stroll through the picturesque Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and visit three important temples and shrines: Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion), Ryoan-ji temple—known for its Zen garden, and Fushimi Inari shrine—known for rows of bright orange torii gates. You’ll also walk into the Gion district where you might see a geisha.
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  • 8 hours
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!Cultural Tours

One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

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Visit Arashiyama's bamboo grove in KyotoCultural Tours

Visit Arashiyama's bamboo grove in Kyoto

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Visit the enchanting district of Arashiyama, renowned for its thick bamboo groves, resident monkeys, and well-preserved sacred shrines. On this personalized excursion, you’ll join a local guide to explore the stunning region, which lies at the foothills of the Arashiyama Mountains. Tours include admission tickets to four local temples as well as Okochi Sanso Villa, a traditional Japanese home and garden inscribed as national cultural properties.
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  • 6 hours
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Visit Arashiyama's bamboo grove in KyotoCultural Tours

Visit Arashiyama's bamboo grove in Kyoto

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Private Tour - A Chilling Walking Trip at the “Philosopher’s Path”Historical & Heritage Tours

Private Tour - A Chilling Walking Trip at the “Philosopher’s Path”

Have you ever heard of the famous “Philosopher’s Path” where many cultured people in history walked? It is a path with beautiful cherry blossoms in Kyoto located along a river. You will start your tour by exploring “Ginkakuji” and then walk through the Philosopher’s path. This path will take you to a huge temple: “Nanzenji”. You will learn something from the life of historical person there and feel the Japanese traditional beauty of preferring old and simple things. Imagine what you will learn from it! You will also visit other spots near the Philosopher’s path! Don’t forget to book your tour to get the essence of Japanese culture, with your otomo guide!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Private Tour - A Chilling Walking Trip at the “Philosopher’s Path”Historical & Heritage Tours

Private Tour - A Chilling Walking Trip at the “Philosopher’s Path”

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    Kimono Rental and Pictures in a Japanese Traditional HouseCultural Tours

    Kimono Rental and Pictures in a Japanese Traditional House

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    Get an authentic cultural experience as you learn to wear a kimono in a 100-year-old Kyo-machiya, a traditional Kyoto house. Dress in a kimono and choose to add on a hairstyling service to match your outfit. Experienced staff help you dress and take professional photos of your group in the tatami rooms and Japanese garden. You can then wear your kimono to appreciate Kyoto’s historical sights.
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    • 90 to 120 minutes
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    Kimono Rental and Pictures in a Japanese Traditional HouseCultural Tours

    Kimono Rental and Pictures in a Japanese Traditional House

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    Kyoto welcome tourRail Tours

    Kyoto welcome tour

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    You can request own tour to me.So please text me first.We can decide which sightseeing spots, what kind of meals, how long for guiding, etc.Price is 4000 yen per hour per group.
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    • 3 to 10 hours
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    Kyoto welcome tour

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    Arashiyama Morning Walking Tour, Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji, Jojakkoji,TogetsukyoHistorical & Heritage Tours

    Arashiyama Morning Walking Tour, Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji, Jojakkoji,Togetsukyo

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    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.
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    • 6 hours 30 minutes
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    Arashiyama Morning Walking Tour, Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji, Jojakkoji,TogetsukyoHistorical & Heritage Tours
    Travel Sketching in KyotoRail Tours

    Travel Sketching in Kyoto

    Discover (or develop!) your artistic side with personalized guidance surrounded by Kyoto's unforgettable scenery. Groups are kept small so that instruction is customized. Whether you are a beginner wanting step-by-step instruction or just the camaraderie of a fellow artist, I'm here to support you. I'll show you the basics of using your new watercolor set to remember your time in Kyoto. Most importantly, I'll ensure a fun, relaxing experience enjoying our surroundings with no pressure: just enjoyment!Exploring Kyoto is my passion so I'm ready to show you the best of it in any season, and help you capture those memories in your very own travel sketchbook. My hope is that you'll continue to use your included sketch kit for the rest of your time in Japan and for your future travels as well.
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    Travel Sketching in KyotoRail Tours

    Travel Sketching in Kyoto

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      Personalized Half-day Tour in Kyoto for your family and friends.Cultural Tours

      Personalized Half-day Tour in Kyoto for your family and friends.

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      This tour is for those want to visit Kyoto within half a day. We will use the public transport like bus, subway and train. Your itinerary can be customized according to your preference and interest. Moreover, I'm pleased to help you make your itinerary plan in the afternoon. Sample Itinerary 1 - North-East Kyoto : ・Heian Shrine, Nanzenji temple, Philosopher’s path, Eikando temple, Ginkaku-ji temple Sample Itinerary 2 - South-East Kyoto : ・Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Tofukuji-temple, Kiyomizu temple, Yasaka shrine, Gion District Sample Itinerary 3 - Gion walk : ・Yasaka Shrine, Kohdaiji temple, Gion District, Kenninji temple, Miyakawa-cho District
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      • 6 hours
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      Personalized Half-day Tour in Kyoto for your family and friends.Cultural Tours

      Personalized Half-day Tour in Kyoto for your family and friends.

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      Epic off-the-beaten-path adventure tour in KyotoRail Tours

      Epic off-the-beaten-path adventure tour in Kyoto

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      For the real adventure enthusiasts, a unique chance to experience authentic, untouched Japan on an epic day adventure. We will explore places that only I/a few locals know about. One is a bamboo forest that requires a little hike in the mountains to get to, where we will have a picnic. Another spot is a semi-abandoned, haunted yet beautiful village in the hills of Kyoto. We will also be visiting a few quiet and mysterious temples and shrines. This is a rare chance to see the real authentic Japan that I know and have grown up with. It is important to go off-the-beaten-path to achieve this. Come experience Kyoto with a local. This adventure (EDventure) is also a great way to make friends from all over the world. Adventure brings peoples spirits together, and by the end of the day, you will have friends from all over the world. So grab your adventure boots, and get involved! I'll take professional-level photos on the trip, so you have the option to post these on your social media etc!
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      • 9 hours
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      Epic off-the-beaten-path adventure tour in Kyoto

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      1-Day Kyoto Cherry Blossom TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

      1-Day Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour

      This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Visit famous cherry blossom spots in Kyoto to enjoy the ancient capital in spring. A variety of cherry blossom types can be seen on this tour including Japan's famous Yoshino cherry.Admire the montage of Kyoto's World Heritage temples, traditional streets and cherry blossoms.
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      1-Day Kyoto Cherry Blossom TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

      1-Day Kyoto Cherry Blossom Tour

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        Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrineMarket Tours

        Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

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        It can be hard to know where to go to get the best local food in a city as full of delicacies as Kyoto. Join a professional guide for a 3-hour tour of the Nishiki Market, Gion district and beautiful Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. Visit "Kyoto’s kitchen," learning about the history of food and tasting unique dishes such as tofu skin, pickled vegetables, and sake. Your guide takes you through Gion to see historic landmarks, spot Geisha, and give you a glimpse of Japanese spirituality.
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