If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, you’ll learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local speciality. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you’ll return from the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience.
Enjoy a private Japanese tea ceremony with a maiko, an apprentice geisha, in Osaka for an immersion into Japanese culture. The ceremonial tea ritual is believed to promote a state of general well-being and mindfulness and involves the preparation and drinking of matcha, a powdered green tea that is loved in Japan. From your maiko, you'll learn about the history of tea in Japan as you sip, and hear tales of the samurai and priests who spread its popularity. Then, embark on a free walking tour of the city.
Ramen is one of Japan’s most popular dishes—a noodle and broth soup, topped with various meat or vegetable combinations. On this tour, learn how to make ramen from scratch at a local ramen factory, including making the noodles, mixing the soup, and adding the toppings. Finish by enjoying your delicious bowl of home-cooked ramen. The factory is also Halal-certified and vegetarian and vegan options are available on request.
Immerse yourself in quintessential Japanese culture during a private 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).
- 7+ mouth-watering Kyoto-style Japanese food tastings, enough for a full dinner meal, served from locally-owned restaurants (Menu may vary every time based on the fresh ingredients at the market).- Two drinks as we taste local style dinner. You may also choose your drinks (Beer, sake & other drinks). Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. - Explore Kyoto, visiting popular spots as well as hidden gems. Enjoy the unique scenes of Nishiki Market, Pontocho, and Kiyamachi.
Our service is unique in that it is always “tourist-friendly.” The price is clear(USD 200 or JPY 22,000). We do not close bookings until 3 PM on the show day and not have a minimum number of participants. You can decide today to join the dinner without any possibility of cancellation. Also, the MC is a Kyoto-city official guide and our sophisticated program will never get you bored. This makes this dinner experience immersable. Time flies while you are enjoying the graceful dances, traditional party games, Q&A sessions, talking with Maiko in person and the Japanese set menu called “Kaiseki.” Photos and movies are ALL-YOU-CAN-SHOOT. You will have a memorable night with us!
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.
Get a deeper experience of Kyoto food culture than would be possible on your own by joining this guided tour. Stroll through the districts of Gion and Pontocho, stopping in to small bars and restaurants to sample traditional drinks and food, as you explore.
Experience the traditions of Japan at a tea ceremony in Kyoto and learn the origins of this ancient practice. Choose from one of two different tea ceremony options—one is hosted in a machiya (typical wooden house) and the other ceremony is complete with kimono dress. Your ceremony includes a guide, who provides translation.
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.
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.
Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours.Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information.STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary.STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary.***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s).***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
On this tour you will stroll around the Kyoto's classic backstreets with a local guide, feeling the crisp morning air. And, of course, the highlight is Nishiki Market, which is known as "the kitchen of Kyoto". At the market, you will enjoy some traditional Kyoto style food for breakfast, getting an insight into what the food culture in Kyoto is like. One of the best things about this tour will be your guide. Magical Trip guides are friendly as well as knowledgeable! You will never get bored through the tour and also you will learn a lot about the area and the culture. Also, this tour is a small-sized group tour so it's easy to get to know your guide and ask him/her any questions. You'll be able to communicate with other companies easily as well.
Immerse yourself in the Japanese culinary tradition of Kaiseki Ryouri during this evening food tour in Kyoto. Follow your guide through the Kamogawa and Gion areas, eating your way through a 10-course meal with included beverages and dessert.
Customized tours by Kyoto native guide. Experienced, knowledgeable and personable with van. '' Go on and off the beaten track with one of Kyoto's most experienced English speaking guides. '' Flexible, friendly, knowledgeable Kyoto native guide with own transport options. Kosuke show you the popular sites, but also beautiful sites that only insiders know about.Unique temples and gardens, small family owned shopping stores, cool out of the way restaurants that cater to a variety of appetites, including vegan.
Go behind the scenes to experience one of Japan’s oldest living traditions with this hands-on tea ceremony, performed in a 300-year-old samurai house. Learn the ins and outs of the age-old cultural form, including how to brew the perfect cup of Matcha. Kimonos are available on-site, so you can dress the part.
Delve into Japanese history and culture on a 3-day tour from Kyoto to Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa, three must-visit historical cities of Japan. In each destination, experienced guides show you the sights, which include UNESCO-listed folk villages, traditional homes and legendary locales such as Kenroku-en Garden. Learn about the samurai and admire Edo-era architecture on this one-way tour that ends in Tokyo. Includes two nights of standard or deluxe accommodation in Takayama and Kanazawa, and transportation to all locations.
Taste 22 KINDS OF SAKE made in Kyoto through the tour and gain the ability to distinguish the differences! Being able to enjoy delicious dishes with sake is one of the Japanese traditions. We are really proud of it and want you to enjoy this charm too by learning its history and variety of tastes. On this tour, we will take a stroll around Fushimi district, Kyoto's major sake brewery district, and head to Kyoto Sake Museum to lear the history of Sake. Then we will go to a hidden sake bar to enjoy more sake tasting. Finally, we will stroll to a Kyoto's shrine and get refreshed by drinking exquisite Japanese groundwater! Through this tour, you will find the perfect sake for you and your sake-life will be much more enjoyable!
You’ll join one of our friendly hosts to journey to Osaka, a city which frankly needs no introduction. You’ll explore this spirited city’s highlights and hidden gems - it’s all going down. Traditionally home to Japan’s merchant class, you’ll find Osaka to be less traditional in its approach to politics, food and life - the locals have a wild sense of humor and sure know how to have a good time, and how to make good food!Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
Make a food-lover’s journey through Kyoto, stopping at its best food shops, famous Nishiki Food Market and a sake brewery before finishing with a cooking class during this small-group, 3.5-hour excursion limited to 7 participants. Learn about Japanese ingredients at Kyoto’s top market, check out the city’s lesser known food shops and stop by a sake brewery for a tasting. End your food experience with a 1.5-hour cooking class making sushi, soup and salad. This small-group excursion also includes admission and tasting at the sake brewery.
Tea ceremony lies at the heart of Japanese culture, and to enjoy this centuries old ritual will provide a deeper understanding of the history, architecture and tastes of our home.We want your time with us to be a rich and enjoyable one, and to that end we encourage guests to not only participate but actively ask any questions they might have about Japan and tea ceremony. At Camellia authenticity and inclusivity are very important, and we strive to provide memories our guests will treasure.
Discover the culture behind ‘Izakaya’ Japanese dining which is similar to pub food in the other countries during a 3 to 3.5-hour cooking class with dinner in Kyoto. Learn five or six of the popular home dishes during a session with a master chef before preparing and eating your own izakaya-style creations. It’s the perfect chance to explore the country’s cuisine beyond the typical sushi and teriyaki offerings. Your izakaya cooking session also includes all ingredients, an instructor and an apron.
Nishiki Market is a foodie’s dream and one of Kyoto’s most loved markets, but it can be tricky as an outsider to know which of the 130+ shops are the best ones to visit. This tour helps you shortlist Nishiki Market highlights by having an insider’s top tips. You’ll try local food, visit souvenir shops, and hear about the market from a local’s perspective.