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Gion Corner Tours and Activities

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Gion Corner is a convenient place for art lovers to visit while in Kyoto, as it brings seven traditional Japanese performing arts together under one roof. Attending one of its nightly performances is an ideal way to spend an evening in the heart of the Gion entertainment district while learning about traditional Japanese culture.

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Yasaka Hall, Hanamikoji, Kyoto, 605-0074
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Gion Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option

Gion Walking Tour by Night with Virtual Option

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Discover Kyoto’s magical Gion district, which is known for being the city’s Geisha area. Don't worry about language barriers, as a guide is there to help you 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 is not a problem with a guide to navigate and lead the way. Upgrade to a longer, private tour for a closer look at Geisha culture.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$12.24
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$168.50
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Kyoto Virtual Tour

Kyoto Virtual Tour

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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. The friendly host will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking. We'll send you Zoom URL invitation when you book the tour.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$14.04
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Secrets of Gion Bike Tour

Secrets of Gion Bike Tour

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Gion is loved for its historic narrow alleyways, temples, shrines, and picturesque tea houses. On this tour, you’ll experience Gion’s most loved sights, as well as some hidden surprises. A bike tour helps you cover more ground than a walking tour, so you make the most of your time. See the Geisha districts, and enjoy plenty of stop-offs to learn about Japan’s former capital.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$96.01
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Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

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Discover the Zen gardens, colorful temples, and ancient shrines of Kyoto on this small-group walking tour that’s limited to just 12 participants. Experience the elegant architecture and 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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.64
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Biking Tour in Kyoto

Biking Tour in Kyoto

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For those short on time and high on energy, join us for a one day all-you-can-Kyoto bike tour! Experience the tranquility of one of world's largest wooden buildings, learn about the history of Kyoto at the Imperial Palace Park, reflect on life at the stunning Golden Pavilion, enjoy a traditional sit-down lunch, capture the essence of Kyoto in the Gion geisha district and discover the majesty of the mighty Fushimi Shrine. Our shop is a 2 minute walk from Kyoto central station, our groups are small, our bikes are top quality 'Giant' hybrids, and our guides are relaxed, bilingual, experienced and safe! Sit back and let Cycle Kyoto show you around town!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$118.09
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Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking Adventure

Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking Adventure

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* we provide interesting tours !! * If you want to explore Kyoto, you should choose the Biking tour because a bus or walking tour takes much longer time to arrive at your destinations.By riding bikes with us, you will be able to visit some famous spots within relatively short period of time because we use some back streets. You may think this 3 hours bike ride is too long for you ,, but we will guide you with a lot of descriptions of Japanese and Kyoto culture so you will not become bored with us.Also visiting a real temple and trying real Green tea will be one of the most memorable experiences in Kyoto! Let's enjoy riding bikes and take great photos to maximize your Kyoto trip! Jump on a bicycle and enjoy the unique sights of Kyoto.Pedal through temples, stroll among shrines, and sip green tea while viewing exquisite hidden gardens.In addition we will take you to see some delightful unexpected sights.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.76
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$214.22
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Kyoto Historical Highlights Cycling Tour with the Golden Pavilion

Kyoto Historical Highlights Cycling Tour with the Golden Pavilion

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- Kick off the tour by checking out Nijo Castle and Seimei Shrine You will be surprised to find how calm and peaceful this ancient city is! Start this historical sights tour by learning about Nijo Castle and how to pray at a Japanese shrine at the unique Seimei Shrine. - Breeze through the old capital's Imperial Palace and enjoy a delicious lunch at a Japanese tea house! After seeing the magical golden pavilion get ready to cycle again for a nice downhill ride to the Imperial Palace where your guide will give you some insights to the old days! - Enjoy the local Kyoto oasis that is Kamogawa river with a relaxing cycle After chowing down on some delicious Kyoto cuisine and taking a break hop back on your bike and finish the tour off with a super-relaxing ride. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.50
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$104.00
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Half-Day Guided Bike Tour of North Kyoto with Lunch

Half-Day Guided Bike Tour of North Kyoto with 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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.41
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Discover the beauty of Kyoto on a bicycle tour!

Discover the beauty of Kyoto on a bicycle tour!

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1. Bicycle is by far the best way to get around Kyoto’s crowded streets. Kyoto has a great geography for two wheels. Why wait for crowded buses or be stuck in traffic with an expensive taxi when you have the freedom to move around at will like the locals do. 2. We take you on scenic routes which are chosen with your safety in mind. Riding a bike alone you might get lost or end up on very narrow streets. We know the best way to get around and give you tips on staying safe. We also know quiet side streets with lots of character and charm. 3.We tell you stories of the city’s past and give you background knowledge along the way. ​Learn about the world of the shogun and samurai, the geisha house and even get a background on the shinto and buddhist beliefs. Learning about the cultural legacy of old Kyoto is a great insight to Japanese customs and culture.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.21
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South Kyoto in a Nutshell: Gentle Backstreet Bike Tour!

South Kyoto in a Nutshell: Gentle Backstreet Bike Tour!

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Join Cycle Kyoto for a morning bike tour around south Kyoto's most beautiful locations. Stay safe riding on quiet backstreets, explore the mighty Fushimi Inari Shrine as well as a host of specially selected locations. Starts with a visit to the temples of central Kyoto before following the Takase Canal and Kamo River into Gion. After weaving through the backstreets of Kyoto’s famous geisha and teahouse district, we head up to the spectacular Tofukuji Temple for pictures. We then roll down to the other side of the slope and straight into Fushimi Inari Shrine (The most visited attraction in Japan!). After a stroll around the famous orange Torii gates, we head home
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$68.89
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Gion Historical Virtual Walking Tour in Kyoto

Gion Historical Virtual Walking Tour in Kyoto

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In this Gion Historical Virtual Walking Tour in Kyoto, we want to show you how Kyoto and especially Gion district is historically and culturally rich by exploring around with live streaming! Gion district is famous as where you may be able to see the real Geisha and Maiko, and traditional buildings. Especially, the east part of Gion has still so many old building, making this whole Gion area look nostalgic and different from the other areas, so we want you to feel the part of its culture during this outdoor online virtual experience, helping you to plan your next trip to actual Kyoto! Since this tour is done with live streaming, you can not only see Kyoto's unique and historical atmosphere from your home, but also ask your guides anything when you find any interests while your local guide is actually walking in the city center of Kyoto. *All times specified are in Japan Standard Time(GMT +9:00). Please check your time zone*
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.22
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Cycling at Kyoto Higashiyama (Shimogamo jinja, Ginkakuji temple, Gion, etc)

Cycling at Kyoto Higashiyama (Shimogamo jinja, Ginkakuji temple, Gion, etc)

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Let’s ride on a bike to explore Higashiyama, the most popular area among Kyoto, where many famous temples and shrines concentrated in. This area is well-known about its jam-up, since thousands of tourists visit at all times of the year. Resulted in overcrowded buses and even if you are luckily get in, the bus may not move forward. There are so many bus services provided by several companies which makes you confused. Yet people surround you maybe also tourists like you who know little about the area. Let’s not waste your time reading maps, waiting for buses, and traffic jams. After we leave Kyoto station, we will guide you several places: Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Shimogamo jinja, Ginkakuji temple, Tetsugaku-no-michi Street (the philosophers' path), Eikando, and Nanzenji temple. We continue pedaling to Gion area then the most busiest area of Kyoto, Sanjyo and Shijyo-kawaramachi. You can either drop the bike at the place where the tour ends or keep pedaling until Kyoto station.
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  • 8 hours
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US$340.03
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Kyoto private tour from Osaka(Shore excurtion available from Osaka or Kobe port)

Kyoto private tour from Osaka(Shore excurtion available from Osaka or Kobe port)

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With just one day to experience Kyoto, this private day trip from Osaka ensures that you maximize your time. Opt to travel by private vehicle or public transport, and explore Kyoto at your own pace with a customized itinerary. Visit popular sights such as Fushimi Inari shrine, the Golden Pavilion, and Arashiyama bamboo forest; explore the atmospheric Geisha district.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.74
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$157.00
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$153.02
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The Art of the Geisha: Private Dinner in Kyoto

The Art of the Geisha: Private Dinner in Kyoto

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Uncover the secrets of Japan's elegant geishas during an evening dining experience in a private Kyoto restaurant. Stroll through the Gion district to delve into the fascinating history of geishas, beautiful performers trained in entertaining exclusive clientele. Then, pleasure your palate with a Japanese kaiseki meal and a selection of specialty drinks; sip sake as your expert guide translates the questions you have for your ‘maiko,’ or apprentice geisha. Gain insight into her profession and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small group tour, where numbers are limited to eight.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$904.90
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$111.21
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Kyoto Cycling Tour with E-bike

Kyoto Cycling Tour with E-bike

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I will for sure surely enjoy it and be able to make you a great memory since you can bike without feeling tired. 6 PM after the tour without any extra fee. You may visit the places we have already stayed again or find your own way! For a more personal tour experience, we have a small tour group.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.41
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Kyoto Private Night Tour: From Gion District To Old Pontocho, 100% Personalized

Kyoto Private Night Tour: From Gion District To Old Pontocho, 100% Personalized

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Stroll the back alleys of Kyoto, missed by many visitors, as dusk falls and they are at their most atmospheric on this private guided tour. In the company of just a guide and your party, see how ancient tradition blends with contemporary culture as you explore the enchanting wooden alleyways lit with traditional paper lanterns in the historic Gion district and the picturesque streets of old Pontocho, where, with luck, you might spot a geisha or two.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$114.86
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$86.14
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US$86.14
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SnapKyoto's Photo Shoot and Tour

SnapKyoto's Photo Shoot and Tour

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Snapkyoto offers two unique things: 1. Pro-level photography (30-50 photos). 2. Guide in English about Japan, Kyoto, its people, culture and history. Explore Kyoto with your very own photographer who will show you around & snap your photos in Kyoto's most beautiful sites. The next day you will receive some amazing photos to share among friends and family or on social media. Gion/Higashiyama is famous for its geishas dressed in kimono, tea houses, colourful shrines and zen temples. Other photo tours by public transport: *Half-Day Tour: 2 epic areas (3.5 hours) 100 photos: *Full-Day Tour: All Kyoto's epic areas (7 hours) 200 photos. *Epic areas: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Golden Pavilion and Gion/Higashiyama. Instagram is snapkyoto. if your prefered time is not available, please get in touch. I will create one. I also offer cycle photo tour, please check it out.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gion Corner can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 106 Gion Corner tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gion Corner costs USD 12.24. Guided Gion Corner tours start around USD 12.24 per person. See all 106 Gion Corner tickets and tours on Viator.
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