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10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour (up to 7 people)

10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour (up to 7 people)

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If your time in Kyoto is limited and you want to see lots of its famous sights in a day, then this private guided tour is an excellent choice. Explore the city with a private guide to take care of navigating. Along the way, tick off 10 top sights, including the beautiful temple of Kiyomizu-dera, the geisha district of Gion, the lush bamboo groves, and plenty more scenic surprises.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$330.68
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US$330.68
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Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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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, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.46
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US$62.46
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1 Day Private Kyoto Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver

1 Day Private Kyoto Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver

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Experience the nature and culture of Kyoto on this on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore this UNESCO-designated city with a knowledgeable local driver as a your chauffeur. Customize the tour to suit your interests and visit must-see sites like the magical Arashiyama bamboo forest, the gorgeous Kinkakuji shrine, and the Gion district.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$514.39
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US$514.39
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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Follow a customizable itinerary through Kyoto during this bespoke half-day private tour. Simply select with attractions you’d like to visit and enjoy an in-depth visit in the company of your own personal nationally licensed guide. Tours include a front-door pickup at the front of your hotel. Travel like a local by public transportation or taxi; upgrade to include a private car at an additional cost.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$88.18
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US$88.18
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Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

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Get an insiders' eye perspective on Kyoto on this walking tour that combines a food tour with anthropological insight. Wander through the city's streets and understand the nighttime entertainment scene, from geiko (geisha) to hostesses. Afterward, sample regional specialties accompanied by included drinks at standing bars/restaurants.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.00
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US$109.00
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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)

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Discover the sights of Kyoto that interest you the most on this customizable sightseeing tour. Alongside a private driver-guide, make an itinerary of your desired attractions or get recommendations to create your perfect day. Whether you want to focus on temples, culture, shopping, or Japanese history, this tour has everything covered for you.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$727.49
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US$727.49
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.12
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US$120.12
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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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. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.16
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US$77.16

Kyoto Samurai Experience
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Kyoto Samurai Experience

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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 sword instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the "Way of the Warrior" handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.23
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US$110.23

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

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Exploring the historic city of Kyoto with a local guide gives you an experience you won’t get by following a guidebook itinerary. Discover local neighborhoods, see iconic attractions, and get recommendations from a guide who creates a personalized route based on your interests and needs.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.79
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US$73.79
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Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.20
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US$99.20
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Kyoto kimono photography

Kyoto kimono photography

It can handle 5 beautiful photos, and the negatives will be given to the guests. The photographer will provide the best location for shooting.
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  • 1 hour
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US$110.23
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.55
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US$106.55

Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour Including Kaiseki Dinner

Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour Including Kaiseki Dinner

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$227.00
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US$227.00

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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This private tour allows you to discover the highlights of the Arashiyama and Sagano districts of Kyoto, without having to do any research. Instead, set off with a private guide to take care of the navigating and teach you about the local area. Along the way, stroll past an abundance of interesting sights, such as Arashiyama’s bamboo groves, Togetsukyo Bridge, Jojakko-ji Temple, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.23
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US$110.23
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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018

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Enjoy the convenience of a guided tour without having to squeeze onto a bus with strangers on this private, customizable tour in a modern Land Rover vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel you’ll have a full day to explore beautiful Kyoto. Choose your sights and activities to suit your needs, but the itinerary could include Gion, Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji, and other historic and cultural highlights.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$602.57
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US$602.57
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Bike Tour Exploring North Kyoto plus Lunch
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Bike Tour Exploring North Kyoto plus Lunch

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Active travelers will love the opportunity to explore the northern parts of Kyoto by bike. Your local guide will make sure you don’t get lost, and will show you to back alleys and hidden corners that you might miss otherwise, as well as some of the famous attractions that shouldn’t be missed. Cycle on comfortable bike, and enjoy an authentic Japanese lunch to refuel.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.53
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US$95.53

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
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Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and history using this private full-day vehicle charter from Kyoto. After selecting your preferred choice of transportation from a van, bus or limousine, your group will enjoy a private tour through the ancient city of Kyoto, complete with UNESCO-listed temples and numerous culture attractions. Explore the city at your own pace and customize the day to see only what you want to, all with the help of a guide/driver. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best Kyoto has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
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US$940.59
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US$940.59
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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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US$235.50
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US$235.50
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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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 local snacks. 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.
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  • 3 hours
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US$110.00
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US$110.00

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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Cycle past a mix of Kyoto’s most-famous sights and its lesser-known secrets during this half-day ‘Hidden Kyoto’ bike tour. Take a 4.9-mile (8-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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.37
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The right way to know Kyoto

The right way to know Kyoto

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Get more out of your time in Kyoto by joining a private tour with a scholarly guide who is an expert in Japanese culture and history. This private tour is customizable to suit your interests but usually includes the city’s main highlights: Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji (the Golden and Silver Temples), Kiyomizu-dera, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and more. Learn more than you would touring independently.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$377.71
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The Kyoto VIP Experience!

The Kyoto VIP Experience!

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A fully customized experience for those who are used to the best of the very best. We go out of our way to make your day in Kyoto a very special one indeed. The itinerary in the description is just an idea. Upon booking, you will receive a questionnaire and then once we learn what really makes you tick as a traveller we get to work on planning the perfect day for you and those special to you.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$242.50
Price varies by group size
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US$242.50
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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

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Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto on 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.
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  • 3 hours
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US$100.00
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What people are saying about Kyoto Tours

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10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour (up to 7 people)
"I had a wonderful time with my guide Yoko, I felt with her guidance I was able to efficiently but properly visit the sites in Kyoto, I learned a lot and overall had an excellent experience!"..."
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Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA
"A great experience! The tea ceremony felt authentic and at the same time it was very tourist-friendly (especially for those that don't speak Japanese). Recommended!"..."
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1 Day Private Kyoto Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver
"Our driver/guide Julian knew the place really well and was very patient. His english was perfect and we never had difficulties in communicating. Thank you for the wonderful experience!"..."
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
"Shoji was a wonderful who met us at our ryokan and navigated the tour seamlessly. He taught us a lot about the history and culture of Japan. We were able to see so much in a short time. I highly recommend this tour and our guide Shoji."..."
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Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
"Our family had a wonderful time with Kevin and the tour. He was very insightful by explaining the nightlife of the Japanese people and social interactions that take place. We walked around Kyoto tasting and drinking a bit all along the way. Kyoto doesn’t make itself hard to be memorable and the tour enhances it."..."
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!
"We had a wonderful intimate experience with Keiko who is a master of Kyoto and it’s beautiful history. She was so friendly and knowledgeable and kept us on track to show us all the beauty of Kyoto. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants an ultimate one day Kyoto experience! Thank you Keiko!"..."
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
"Sake tasting with teaching of categories and flavor taste profiles well done also the pairing with food was excellent for teaching"..."
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Kyoto Samurai Experience
"Truly unique experience in a unique, very old traditional Japanese house. This one cannot be missed! The staff are exceptionally friendly and professional, and helped me reschedule when I could not make the session. I just wish it was longer and had more meditation sessions!"..."
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Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised
"My guide Vanessa was very knowledgable and just all-around enjoyable to be around. She was well-prepared and had a great plan for the fantastic day I had. I will definitely be back in Kyoto and when I do return, I will be booking Vanessa again!"..."
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Kyoto Early Bird Tour
"The history of Kyoto is amazing. Tokyo is modern but Kyoto has so much of its history left in tact. Toured November 2019."..."
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour
"We had a great tour with Nobu as our guide. After 2 weeks in Japan, we were still taken to try food and drinks that we had not yet seen anywhere else. The locations were great, and the variety of options allowed for everyone to match their preferences. Would absolutely recommend to anyone in Kyoto looking for guidance and a good evening with others."..."
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Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour Including Kaiseki Dinner
"Our guide Tomas was great! Despite not being Japanese, he passionately explained the making of geishas, the sweets we tasted, and finally the tradition of the Kaseiki dinner. All in the beautiful Gion district of Kyoto. A lovely evening well worth the cost."..."
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
"Our guide ‘Kazz’ was personable and knowledgeable. He was also flexible to our likes. Highly recommend."..."
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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018
"We had a great time in Kyoto. Our driver was very friendly and polite. The Discovery vehicle was not available but we got a really nice van instead. We had a great time! Thanks a lot."..."
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Bike Tour Exploring North Kyoto plus Lunch
"Great way to explore the city! Our group was 7 people plus the guide, and we hit all the highlights all across Kyoto in just one day, while learning about the history and culture."..."
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Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
"We booked this full day tour for our large extended family. We were able to customize our tour destinations since we had been to Kyoto before. We were able to travel in comfort and our tour guide Kikuko was excellent! She was so knowledgeable, organized and kind. We learned so much! This tour exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend!"..."
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour
"Yoji met us at our hotel and debriefed with my son on his must see list. He explained that we had all day and we set off. We saw many sites in all directions and enjoyed traveling around like a local would. The train system is very clean and timely so the travel between sites was effortless. Really the highlight was our tour guide. He was polite, personable, knowledgeable and conversant on culture and ways of life in the region. This was a very special day and my family was very much enriched by the experience. Many thanks Yoji!"..."
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour
"Yasuna was an excellent guide! Amazing tour of beautiful areas in Arashiyama with fun and interesting food to try!"..."
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour
"Ross was a great tour guide. He gave so much history about each place we visited. We visited a unique temple and even met the head priest. This tour is a top of the list must do. Thanks again for a great day Ross."..."
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The right way to know Kyoto
"Our tour of Kyoto was amazing. What makes our tour stand out was our guide Akemy, She is a wonderful tour guide and a down to earth person. She made us feel comfortable right from the beginning. She took us to see the Golden Pavilion, Silver Pavilion, and Inari Shrine. She is very knowledgeable on all the sites. We ask her to take us to a tonkatsu restaurant for lunch and she took us to place where I had one of the best meals of the trip. My family and I enjoyed this tour and would recommend this tour to visitors in Kyoto"..."
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The Kyoto VIP Experience!
"What an amazing day!! Niles was an amazing guide with wonderful insights and tremendous knowledge of Kyoto. He planned the most perfect day for us, one we for sure will cherish for time to come, high highly recommend this tour and Niles!!"..."
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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour
"This might have been the best food tour I had in my life. Everything was so tasty and such a great experience. I did this tour November 2019."..."
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