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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
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Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

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
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Arashiyama and 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 Segano is a great way to get to know Kyoto.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Scholar-led Private Nishiki Market Walking 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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
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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
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Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental

This private cycling tour of Kyoto is a wonderful way to spend time outdoors and see many of Kyoto’s beautiful sites in one day. Bicycle and helmet hire is included, and you’ll have a guide to accompany you, making it the ultimate hassle-free tour. See shrines, temples, and mountains as you ride down the Path of Philosophy. You won’t have to navigate, as your guide will lead the way, so you can concentrate on the stunning views.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Japanese Gardens and Landscape

Discover the Japanese traditions of landscape and garden design on this 3-hour private walking tour of Kyoto with a local scholar. Learn about the principles behind the highly-stylized garden designs of Japan from your guide, a practice which has shaped the intricate outdoor spaces of emperors, nobles and monks for hundreds of years. Then visit some of the best examples of the practice in Kyoto, including the mirror pond at Kinkaku-ji, the Karesansui Garden at Ryoan-ji and the elaborate rock and water creations of Ninna-ji.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

See a different side of Kyoto during this 5-hour off-the-beaten path walking tour covering the city’s hidden temples, shrines and shops. Gain new insight into this one-time Japanese capital as you see a side of the city few tourists ever visit. Stop by lesser-known Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines and explore artisanal handicraft shops. An afternoon tea break is also included.Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between March and November and the dates are subject to change.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

Dress in traditional Japanese attire in this kimono and yukata experience in Kyoto. You won’t have to worry about wearing the clothing incorrectly as you’ll have a professional fitting session. Stroll around Gion, and visit nearby shrines such as Kiyomizu-dera and Heianjingu Shrine. The experience is flexible, and different time slots are offered throughout the day. You can also upgrade your experience to include makeup, and hair styling.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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The Alternative Fushimi Inari Walking Tour

If you’re interested in a deeper understanding of the shrines and temples of Japan, take this tour of Fushimi Inari with a real insider. Go past the tunnels of red tori gates. Learn fascinating stories, history and folklore. See temples, shrines, forest-bathing sites and a zen garden, and get access to sites not on the official map.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Kyoto Photoshoot and Sightseeing with Photographer Guide

A professional photographer documents your time in Kyoto on this private photoshoot and city tour. Walk past classic Kyoto sights such as Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka streets and Kiyomizu Temple as your photographer guide takes a mixture of posed and candid photos, handing them to you on an SD card at the end of your tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Nishiki Market: The Heart of Kyoto Cuisine

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
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour With Yakatabune Lunch Cruise

Explore the enchanting Arashiyama district of Kyoto by foot and boat on this half-day tour. Like much of Kyoto, Arashiyama is temple central, and the best way to learn about its sights is from a guide. Do just that and explore the gardens of UNESCO-listed Tenryū-ji Temple; visit the tree walk at Sagano Bamboo Grove; admire the temples of Jojakko-ji; and learn about Togetsukyo Bridge, which straddles the Oi River. Finish with a lunch cruise with views of Mt Arashiyama. The tour includes round-trip train transport from Kyoto.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Gain a newfound appreciation for the ancient Japanese practices of Buddhism and Shintoism during this 3-hour private walking tour of Kyoto with a local religious scholar. The ancient Japanese city of Kyoto, home to countless temples and centuries of religious practice, is the perfect setting for your exploration. During the course of your excursion you’ll check out the historic neighborhood of Gion, where you’ll see Yasaka Shrine and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple, learning about the symbols and practices of these two Japanese religions along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 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
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Scholar-led Small-Group Kyoto Walking Tour: Japanese Gardens and Landscape

Learn about Japanese garden landscaping on a Kyoto walking tour, led by a local expert. The 3-hour experience takes in an array of the country’s different garden designs, from the intricately constructed gardens of emperors to the stylish Zen Buddhist temple grounds. Wander around the Golden Pavilion’s Mirror Pond, and then admire Ryoan-ji’s lauded Karesansui Garden and the grounds of Ninna-ji. This tour runs with a maximum of just six people for a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Gion Walking Tour in Traditional Kimono

Dress up geisha-style with the help of a stylist, and explore the history-steeped streets of Gion. Wearing a kimono and other accessories, you’ll discover the highlights of this enchanting enclave, from sights such as Yasaka Shrine to the lantern-decked ryokans and wooden teahouses where Kyoto’s real-life geishas take center stage. It’s a fun way to experience the culture of the area and learn about Gion at the same time.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Long-sleeved 'Furisode' Kimono Experience in Kyoto

When visiting the historic city of Kyoto, you see many women walking around in authentic kimono. If you want to try wearing kimono yourself, this experience is for you. Dress in a furisode (formal, long-sleeved kimono), traditionally worn by unmarried young women. Experienced staff help you dress. You can then wear your kimono to appreciate Kyoto’s historical sights and take photographs.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

Venture way off the tourist track and discover hidden gems on this water-themed Kyoto bike ride, which follows the Kamo River to explore under-the-radar sights. Step inside a 2,000-year-old shrine surrounded by ancient forest, see the underground headquarters of Japan’s notorious crime gangs, and enjoy a specially brewed tea made from well water collected during the ride.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Secrets of Gion Bike Tour

This 14km route starts and finishes at our downtown location right in the center of town. Join us as we tour through every corner of Gion and its surrounding areas. We begin with exploration of Kyoto’s most celebrated collection of Geisha districts, then ride on to enjoy the city’s secret serenity set against the eastern mountains. We sought to create an experience that takes us through tea houses, Zen temple monasteries, Shinto Shrines, and a few surprises.  
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour

Come early morning to escape the crowds and enjoy an opportunity to truly soak in the scenic sites of Arashiyama.  On this tour you will explore the beauty of bamboo, the tranquility of temples and some of the best scenic panoramas Kyoto has to offer without all the people. This tour includes several of the top visited destinations of Arashiyama including the bamboo forest, the Togetsukyo Bridge, the Unesco World Heritage Tenryuji Zen Temple as well as several of our own local favorite secret spots.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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