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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$171.18
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US$171.18

Kyoto Fushimi Hidden Route Hiking & Soba LunchHiking

Kyoto Fushimi Hidden Route Hiking & Soba Lunch

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This is the original Fushimi hidden route tour. The Guide used work as a porter of Mt Fushimi, who carry staffs such as Sake, shrine gate to the summit shrine. My relationship with Fushimi is more than 10 years. Since We realized that many tourists just visited only main area (very busy and surface of it’s attraction ) and returned, We’ve started this tour since last year. More than scenic Thousands of Red Gates, We’ll show you authentic holly spots, summit shrine, gate factory by alternative peaceful bamboo forest path. Local people in the mountain will also welcome you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.40
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US$63.40

Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking AdventureMountain Bike Tours

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$77.98
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US$77.98

Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day TourDay Trips

Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

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Osaka is a convenient base from which to explore the rest of Japan. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kyoto with ease on a hassle-free day trip from Osaka, the ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time. You’ll experience a romantic train ride to Sagano, home to Arashiyama Park, and tick off the vivid Fushimi Inari Shrine without the hassle of traveling between landmarks alone.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$70.49
From
US$70.49
Taking safety measures

Kyoto Mount Takao Hiking TourHiking

Kyoto Mount Takao Hiking Tour

Get out of Kyoto city and into the countryside with this hiking tour of Mt. Takao. The half-day trek roughly covers a distance of 8km (5 miles) along a gently ascending route that’s suitable for most walkers. You’ll explore with a nature enthusiast as your guide, and discover the secluded Kozanji Temple, the pathways alongside Kyotaki River, and the rich flora and fauna that lies just outside Kyoto.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$189.95
Price varies by group size
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US$189.95
Price varies by group size

Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking TourNature and Wildlife

Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

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-Hike through a secret path into Fushimi Inari Shrine. Even though there is Fushi-inari station, we start the tour from Tofukuji station because we enter Fushi-inari shrine from back side of main entrance. -Journey into a secret bamboo forest We will discover a natural bamboo forest, and a small Inari shrine hidden from tourists. Fushimi Inari's main entrance is hard to navigate due to a lot of people, but by walking through the mountains, we will see Fushimi Inari from a new perspective, away from the crowd. -Return to civilization after a breathtaking view atop the mountains of Fushimi Inari From here on, we will explore tourist areas on the way to the top of the mountain. Tour routes may vary, but it will end somewhere around the main shrine. 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$54.21
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US$54.21
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Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise,Bamboo Grove,Tenryuji Nature and Wildlife

Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise,Bamboo Grove,Tenryuji

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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 our Kyoto meeting point.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$135.04
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US$135.04
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Farm to Table Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Lake Biwa and Rice TerracesDay Trips

Farm to Table Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Lake Biwa and Rice Terraces

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Enjoy tranquil lake view and farm-to-table country-style food, during this 6-hour trip. Pedal past sights like Shirahige Shrine and the nearby ‘Torii’ gate. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take a scenic taxi ride to a mountain village in the nearby Hata district, enjoying a country-style lunch prepared by an ‘Obaachan’ (elderly woman), lively conversation and a chance to stroll the village's charming streets. A guide, bike and helmet, and lunch are covered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$227.99
Price varies by group size
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US$227.99
Price varies by group size
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Arashiyama Morning Walking Tour, Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji, Jojakkoji,TogetsukyoNature and Wildlife

Arashiyama Morning Walking Tour, Bamboo Grove and Tenryuji, Jojakkoji,Togetsukyo

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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.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$84.64
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US$84.64
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Capitals Night TrekkingHiking

Capitals Night Trekking

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In this tour, we gather at the bus stop “Ginkakuji-mae” before sunset and go out for a short trekking of about 2 hours. Daimonyama is crowded with tourists and climbing enthusiasts during the day. This Daimonyama Night Trekking Tour is a very popular tour only offered by Kyoto NATURE TOUR. In addition, trekking at a slow pace, you can experience the nature of Kyoto as much as you want. At the top of the mountain, you can take a commemorative photo, so you can make it one of your commemorative trips to Kyoto. We look forward to your participation everyone! Supports both Japanese and English languages.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.99
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US$29.99

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling TourDay Trips

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely. In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$133.14
Price varies by group size
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US$133.14
Price varies by group size
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Electric Bike Tour of Lake Biwa from KyotoMountain Bike Tours

Electric Bike Tour of Lake Biwa from Kyoto

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See a different, more laid-back, side of Japan during this 4-hour electric bicycle tour through traditional villages and scenic views near Lake Biwa. Let your speedy, battery-powered cycle do most of the work as you pedal along a picturesque lakeside road, admiring views of the nearby rice paddies as you ride. Learn how to cook delicious local dishes with homegrown fresh vegetables and rice. Menus are changed seasonally. Your guide, bike, helmet, and lunch are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$165.81
Price varies by group size
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US$165.81
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto country side scooter tourHalf-day Tours

Kyoto country side scooter tour

I was born in Kyoto more than 40 years ago. So I know the best places which depends on the season. We are happy when we are able to share the knowledge which we gather those years in this beautiful paradise so we always been keen to reveal the secrets of Kyoto travelers. Would you like to explore this awesome city with me on the scooter?
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  • 5 hours
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US$114.12
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US$114.12

Your Private Vacation Photography Session In KyotoHiking

Your Private Vacation Photography Session In Kyoto

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Capture your visit to Kyoto with a 1.5-hour photo session conducted by a professional photographer. Choose the locations and types of images you want, and receive 50 edited images after your private photo shoot. You’ll also receive suggestions from your photographer about places to see in Kyoto, along with an overview of Kyoto’s history and culture.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$299.93
per group
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US$299.93
per group

Shirakawago and Takayama 2-days tour from Osaka/Kyoto/NagoyaNature and Wildlife

Shirakawago and Takayama 2-days tour from Osaka/Kyoto/Nagoya

It is private guide tour .(Use local transportation ) This is schedule ******1 day********** 7:58/08:02 Departure from Osaka (Wide view) Hida 25 08:34/8:31 Departure from Kyoto(Wide view) Hida 25 12:23 Arrival Takayama Nohi Bus Center 12:50 Departure from Takayama (Nohi bus) 13:40 Arrival Shirakawago 13:40-17:00 Lunch at Local by Own Sightseeing at shirakawago 17:20 Departure from Shirakawago (Nohi Bus) 18:10 Arrival Takayama Bus center Stay at Takayama Hotel ******2 day********** 8:00 Departure from Hotel 08:10-09:00 Takayama Asaichiba (朝市場) 09:20-10:20 Takayama Jinya (高山陣屋430) 10:30-11:30 Takayama Jokamachi walking 12:00-13:00 Lunch at Local by Own 13:10-14:10 Sanmachi Roard walking 14:20-15:20 shopping time at Takayama ㈱高山名産館 15:38 Departure from Takayama bus center (Wide View Hidan 36) 19:10 Arrival Kyoto 19:50 Arrival Osaka ********** Departure from Nagoya station, Have same schedule , Different departure times only (Departure from Nagoya station 09:30)
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  • 2 days
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US$1,096.44
Price varies by group size
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US$1,096.44
Price varies by group size

Beautiful Photography Tour in KyotoHiking

Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto

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In this tour, I will capture the best moments of your trip in Kyoto. The tour route is Hanami-koji⇒Yasuikonpira Shrine⇒Ishibekoji⇒Maruyama park. The main reason why you should choose this tour is that I'm not only good at taking beautiful photos of you, but also I'm very familiar to these area so I will take you to the hidden and secret spots that are less crowd, and do photo session there. I'm very good at taking photos of solo-portrait, couple, honeymoon and family. I will take photos of you one by one, group by group. So I would like you to wait for minutes while I take photos for another group. I will suggest spots, poses, and angles. But you can also tell me your preference. After tour, I will send the photos by data via Email on the SAME DAY or NEXT DAY of the tour. In addition, I will also tell you about local culture, good spots for food and fun, and some tips that help you enjoy Japan more. I will really do my best to capture the beautiful moment of you into the photography.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59.99
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US$59.99

[Private] Kyoto Tailored Tour (Guide + Private Transport)Nature and Wildlife

[Private] Kyoto Tailored Tour (Guide + Private Transport)

Visiting Kyoto would be easier if you join this Kyoto City Tour! With an English speaking guide who is willingly to accompany you wherever you want, this tour will be 100% more fun than others! Enjoy the incredible views of cherry blossoms while getting on the Kyoto Hozu River Boat. Or, you can rent the kimono and walk around the city enjoying the views of the locals' life. Visiting various interesting places in Kyoto, it woul be better if you book a photographer in Kyoto to take your photos there. Get a lot of photos and upload them on social media. Have fun!
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  • 8 to 11 hours
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US$764.11
per group
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US$764.11
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Private Tour - A Chilling Walking Trip at the “Philosopher’s Path”Nature and Wildlife

Private Tour - A Chilling Walking Trip at the “Philosopher’s Path”

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Have you ever heard of the famous “Philosopher’s Path” where many cultured people in history walked? It is a path with beautiful cherry blossoms in Kyoto located along a river. You will start your tour by exploring “Ginkakuji” and then walk through the Philosopher’s path. This path will take you to a huge temple: “Nanzenji”. You will learn something from the life of historical person there and feel the Japanese traditional beauty of preferring old and simple things. Imagine what you will learn from it! You will also visit other spots near the Philosopher’s path! Don’t forget to book your tour to get the essence of Japanese culture, with your otomo guide!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$118.87
From
US$118.87
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Cycle Around Kyoto Hidden Gems & Gion NightWalkNature and Wildlife

Cycle Around Kyoto Hidden Gems & Gion NightWalk

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This is the best way to enjoy Kyoto hi-light with a bike view, avoiding the crowd. It's very family-friendly and highly recommended for first visiter and a short stayer in Kyoto. Kyoto is a very flat city and not big. We'll take you to many beautiful spots, temples, shrines, riverside road, university, hidden local gems, etc in Kyoto northeast cultural area through an uncrowded scenic route. The bike is very well maintained and comfortable. After the bike, you can enjoy a night walk in Gion scenic cultural area too. Our Guides are all Japanese local who live or lived in Kyoto and love Kyoto so much. After this tour, probable you'll feel Kyoto more familiar and fall in love. Mar & Apr are Nice flower season (Cherry blossom also!). May & Jun are lovely fresh green season. Summertime (Jul & Aug) is nice to hang around the river side with a ​bike. Oct & Nov are the amazing seasons with foliage.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.40
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US$63.40

Private Tour - Compare the Taste of Many Kinds of Nature and Wildlife

Private Tour - Compare the Taste of Many Kinds of "sake" to Find Your Best

Fushimi, Kyoto has one of the best water in Japan, which makes it famous for high-quality sake since the quality of water is essential to sake. People in Fushimi has been making sake for a few hundreds of years and it has several famous brands. If you like sake, it is definitely Fushimi that you have to visit! You will first drink pure water, the essential ingredient for sake, on this tour and then visit a sake brewery where you can watch and learn about the process of sake making. There is also a café renovated from a sake brewery where you can compare the taste of several sakes! Since Fushimi is also famous for its history, you will also visit spots to learn about it. Cant miss it!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$118.87
From
US$118.87
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Private Tour - Golden Shrine?! Explore world Heritage in KyotoNature and Wildlife

Private Tour - Golden Shrine?! Explore world Heritage in Kyoto

You might have heard of Kinkaku-ji Temple: the famous golden temple in Kyoto. It is a must-visit spot, and there are also other major tourist spots around it. However, on this tour, you will visit Kinkaku-ji temple and other minor but worth visiting spots around it, which makes it a special tour for you! You will like the solemn world heritage famous among locals since it is not too crowded, and the garden which has fascinated people for a long time. You are going to use a bus with a 1-day ticket, which will be troublesome if traveling by yourself, but you have our otomo guide on this tour who will take you to the spots smoothly. Don’t forget to book your tour with your otomo guide!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$99.85
Price varies by group size
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US$99.85
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour - 1Day Chill-Out Tour in a Holiday Home Area in KyotoNature and Wildlife

Private Tour - 1Day Chill-Out Tour in a Holiday Home Area in Kyoto

Arashiyama, Kyoto had been the holiday villa area for the authorities for more than a thousand years. Don’t miss the iconic spots such as the famous bridge: “Togetsukyo Bridge” and the bamboo grove! Those who have visited Kyoto once have surely visited those two spots. Many photographers across the world come to the path in the bamboo grove to take beautiful pictures and there is a new photogenic spot where you can take pictures against a kimono pattern which you should visit! Have a matcha parfait which is said to be the best in Kyoto at the last spot of this tour and make it an unforgettable tour! Don’t forget to book your tour to visit Kyoto-ish spots!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$128.38
From
US$128.38
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Private Tour - Visit Temples Deep in the Mountain with 1000 years HistoryNature and Wildlife

Private Tour - Visit Temples Deep in the Mountain with 1000 years History

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You will travel more than an hour from central Kyoto to those spots on this tour. It might sound a bit nuisance to move a lot but the further from the central city, the more spots left from 1,000 years ago. There are many anecdotes unique to Kyoto such as one about a woman who evacuated from Kyoto under war, a ceiling board with blood stain of samurai’s who have suicided during the war, and so on. What would you think of at those spots with many thoughts of predecessors? You can lose yourself in thought while watching the garden at a temple and have Japanese green tea. Don’t forget to book your tour to visit temples and shrines deep in the mountain!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$128.38
Price varies by group size
From
US$128.38
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto Food and Booze SafariNature and Wildlife

Kyoto Food and Booze Safari

Imagine: you’ve been out and about visiting temples and shrines in Kyoto non-stop since 8 in the morning. Don’t you think it’s time for you to take a break with a fresh drink and some typical Kyoto delicacies? Come on, you deserve it. With us as masters of ceremony you’re in good hands. We’ve been on a mission to taste the best booze and food from Kyoto for decades. We start our yummy safari with a 1 hour visit to the Nishiki food market where we will help you make sense of the local produce unseen outside of Japan. We then make our way to the neighborhood’s “Tachinomiya” (standing bar). The place is run by a liquor shop so the selection of alcohol is unrivaled. Tucked between vending machines, you wouldn’t find the place even if you walked in front of it. Finally, we end the festivities with a modern Yakitori (chicken skewers) known for its selection of “Ji-sake” (locally produced japanese sake).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$158.96
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