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Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYACity Packages

Experience 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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.56
Price varies by group size
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US$63.56
Price varies by group size

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kanCity Packages

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

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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.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$39.85
Price varies by group size
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US$39.85
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)Half-day Tours

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)

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This is a perfect pick for nature lovers, and those interested in Japanese spirituality. Put away the guidebook and follow the lead of a landscape designer with over 15 years’ experience. It’s a great way to discover secret local spots that you wouldn’t discover otherwise, and to understand more about the meaning behind zen gardens.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64.83
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US$64.83

8 hours tour in Kyoto with a local: private & personalizedFull-day 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$164.43
Price varies by group size
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US$164.43
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Kyoto Samurai ExperienceCity Packages

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 Samurai 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 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$114.41
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US$114.41

【Every Tue&Fri】MAIKO (Geisha) Performance @Gion AreaCity Packages

【Every Tue&Fri】MAIKO (Geisha) Performance @Gion Area

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Enjoy 1.5 hours Maiko (apprentice Geisha) performance which includes below; Dancing Learn about Maiko cultures and differences between Maiko and Geisha. Enjoy Questions & answer time with Maiko about costumes, cultures, and others. Play Ozashiki-game, traditional party game with Maiko. Licensed English interpreter will guide you. Get a special name card(千社札) . Photo shooting with Maiko Meet, know, and enjoy with Maiko, apprentice of Geisha! Maiko learned to entertain their guests through dances, games, songs, and conversations for many years. Get to know all the essences of Maiko within 90 mins program. You may become a Maiko master after this performance! Your hosts hope you to enjoy this opportunity because meeting with Maiko is almost impossible especially for 1st time customer without any relationships or recommendations. Feel the beauty and elegance of Maiko and enrich your cultural experience in Japan on this charming night.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.20
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US$57.20

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with OptionsDay Trips

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$136.90
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US$136.90
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing TourCity Packages

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
From
US$157.00
per group
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US$157.00
per group
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The right way to know Kyoto Full-day 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
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$462.52
per group
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US$462.52
per group

Kyoto Early Bird TourHalf-day 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.71
Price varies by group size
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US$128.71
Price varies by group size
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Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)City Packages

Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)

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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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$31.00
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US$31.00
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!Full-day 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$155.84
Price varies by group size
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US$155.84
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Rickshaw TourCity Packages

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw with a private guide for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. Depending on the ride length you select, be peddled through the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove, or admiring the wooden structures and ancient alleys of the Higashiyama district.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$46.75
Price varies by group size
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US$46.75
Price varies by group size
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike TourMountain Bike 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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$171.61
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US$171.61

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural TourHalf-day Tours

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural 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
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US$80.10
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US$80.10

 Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and BeyondHalf-day Tours

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$104.00
Price varies by group size
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US$104.00
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour Including Kaiseki DinnerDining Experiences

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
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$226.67
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US$226.67
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in KyotoCity Packages

Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

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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.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.34
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US$29.34

Gion Night and Zen dinner with Tea ceremony : Culture Performance Theater

Gion Night and Zen dinner with Tea ceremony : Culture Performance

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Get a taste for the traditional Japanese arts in Kyoto during this 4-hour, small-group cultural performance complemented by an authentic Japanese-style dinner. Enjoy a diverse range of performances covering Japanese arts including ‘maiko’ dancing, flower arrangement, ‘gagaku’ court music, puppet theater and much more. Finish your experience with an atmospheric tea ceremony, conducted by candlelight, followed by a delicious dinner. This small-group event limited to just 24 guests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$122.04
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US$122.04
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Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and ZenCultural Tours

Western Kyoto Spiritual Tour: Forest Spirits of Bamboo and Zen

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Have a spiritual experience missed by most visitors to Japan on this tour from Kyoto. Journey outside of the city into the picturesque surroundings of the Hozu river, surrounded by mountains and bamboo groves. Visit ancient Buddhist temples and enrich your experience of Japan's spiritual side with a guided Zen meditation session with a resident monk. Afterward enjoy a traditional matcha green tea ceremony.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.64
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US$109.64

12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and KobeDay Trips

12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

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A guided sightseeing trip to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe makes it easy to see the highlights of each location, like the Kyoto Arashiyama, Nara Park, and Kobe Mosaic. Board a comfortable bus for this day trip from Osaka to make the most of a day away from the city. Opt for an upgrade to a buffet or set lunch and shabu-shabu dinner.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.86
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US$90.86
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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)Mountain Bike Tours

Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

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Kyoto's bamboo forest is one of the city's most visited sites but you can avoid the crowds by joining the early morning bicycle tour. Enjoy the forest and temples at their most serene and also venture to a few off-the-beaten-path spots nearby.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$114.41
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US$114.41

Geisha Maiko Show Kyoto + Gion Walking TourCultural Tours

Geisha Maiko Show Kyoto + Gion Walking Tour

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Now you can enjoy geisha show in the heart of Gion at our museum. We organize geisha dance performance events every day followed by an informative geisha & maiko culture tour. With this reservation you will be experiencing the geisha dance performance in a traditional setting. After the dance, you will have the opportunity to interact with the performer. Your expert guide will help you with your questions, and will explain as much of the history of geisha or elements of the performance that you want to know. You will also have a chance to play traditional games with the geisha performer, and you can preserve your memories of this wonderful evening in photos. You can keep your casual clothes or put on some traditional kimonos without any charge to truly feel like a local. This unforgettable evening awaits you!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$86.04
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US$86.04

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour with Snacks & DrinksHalf-day Tours

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour with Snacks & Drinks

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Experience the glowing lanterns and lively atmosphere of Kyoto after dark on this 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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107.27
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US$107.27

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