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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$461.50
per group
From
US$461.50
per group

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$162.46
Price varies by group size
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US$162.46
Price varies by group size
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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
From
US$157.00
per group
Taking safety measures

KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your ItineraryBus Tours

KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$800.06
per group
From
US$800.06
per group

4 hours in Kyoto with a local: private & personalizedHalf-day Tours

4 hours in Kyoto with a local: private & personalized

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It can be daunting as a first-time visitor to Japan to cope with language barriers and navigate around a new place. On this Kyoto half-day tour, take the stress out of travel planning by having a local host plan your day. Explore one or two neighborhoods of your choice, walking past multiple top attractions and learning about Japanese culture from your guide. By traveling with a local, you learn about hidden secrets off the beaten track that tourists wouldn’t usually visit.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$101.54
Price varies by group size
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US$101.54
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto welcome tourCity Packages

Kyoto welcome tour

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You can request own tour to me.So please text me first.We can decide which sightseeing spots, what kind of meals, how long for guiding, etc.Price is 4000 yen per hour per group.
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  • 3 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$38.05
per group
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US$38.05
per group

Expert Led Private Tour of Kyoto's Gardens and LandscapesHalf-day Tours

Expert Led Private Tour of Kyoto's Gardens and Landscapes

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Discover the Japanese traditions of landscape and garden design on this 3-hour private walking tour of Kyoto with a local scholar. Learn about the principles behind the highly-stylized garden designs of Japan from your guide, a practice which has shaped the intricate outdoor spaces of emperors, nobles and monks for hundreds of years. Then visit some of the best examples of the practice in Kyoto, including the mirror pond at Kinkaku-ji, the Karesansui Garden at Ryoan-ji and the elaborate rock and water creations of Ninna-ji.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$213.00
Price varies by group size
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US$213.00
Price varies by group size

Personalized Half-day Tour in Kyoto for your family and friends.Half-day Tours

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Personalized Half-day Tour in Kyoto for your family and friends.

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This tour is for those want to visit Kyoto within half a day. We will use the public transport like bus, subway and train. Your itinerary can be customized according to your preference and interest. Moreover, I'm pleased to help you make your itinerary plan in the afternoon. Sample Itinerary 1 - North-East Kyoto : ・Heian Shrine, Nanzenji temple, Philosopher’s path, Eikando temple, Ginkaku-ji temple Sample Itinerary 2 - South-East Kyoto : ・Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Tofukuji-temple, Kiyomizu temple, Yasaka shrine, Gion District Sample Itinerary 3 - Gion walk : ・Yasaka Shrine, Kohdaiji temple, Gion District, Kenninji temple, Miyakawa-cho District
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.93
US$123.67
US$24.74 savings
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US$98.93
US$123.67
US$24.74 savings
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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$46.65
Price varies by group size
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US$46.65
Price varies by group size
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Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in KyotoCity Packages

Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

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Combine exploration with relaxation in Kyoto thanks this excursion including a city rickshaw tour followed by a luxurious foot spa treatment. Choose between tours of varying durations, starting with a guided rickshaw ride sampling some of Kyoto’s elegant temples, quiet gardens, and serene shrines. Finish the experience with a blissful foot soak and massage treatment.
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.26
Price varies by group size
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US$92.26
Price varies by group size
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KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]Bus Tours

KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private tour guide for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$414.66
per group
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US$414.66
per group

NARA by Toyota ALPHARD 2019 Customize Your Itinerary Bus Tours

NARA by Toyota ALPHARD 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Toyota ALPHARD 2019 and driver who can speak English for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$900.06
per group
From
US$900.06
per group

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered VehicleFull-day Tours

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
From
US$712.06
per group
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US$712.06
per group

Private and personalized experience: see Kyoto with a localCity Packages

Private and personalized experience: see Kyoto with a local

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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
From
US$76.15
Price varies by group size
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US$76.15
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private 1 Day Kyoto Tour Including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Golden PavillionFull-day Tours

Private 1 Day Kyoto Tour Including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Golden Pavillion

This tour is to explore a castle, temples, Japanese gardens, and near natural landscape in Kyoto. You can learn more about the fresh information of each spot from your guide; ・Nijyo-jo Castle (World Heritage): only castle still left in Kyoto, where you can see gorgeous paintings on the wall & doors. This place also marks the event that the last Shogun returned the governing power to the Emperor, which is called Meiji Restoration. ・Kinkaku-ji Temple (World Heritage): It is known as the Golden Pavilion. Besides the pavilion, you can see the Japanese garden, Mirror pond, tea house, and worship hall. ・Arashiyama district: one of the most pleasant, scenic district in the north-western Kyoto with Tenryu-ji Temple, renowned as an original Japanese-style garden (World Heritage), and Togetsu-kyo (moon crossing bridge) Bridge over the picturesque Katsura river, including Bamboo Groves. Monkey park is popular in recent years.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$266.36
per group
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US$266.36
per group

Expert Led Private Day Trip to Nara with Train TicketsDay Trips

Expert Led Private Day Trip to Nara with Train Tickets

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Nara is famous for a host of reasons—in addition to housing some of Japan's most beloved temples and the world's largest Buddha, who could forget the docile deer that will eat out of your hand? On this day trip to Nara, we'll visit such temples as Todai-ji, Kasuga Shrine, and Kofuku-ji, learning about Japanese religion along the way, as well as the Giant Buddha. And, no trip to Nara would be complete without dropping in on the famous deer—we may even stop to feed a few. At the end of our trip, we'll have a deeper appreciation for Japanese spirituality (and cute deer).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$417.00
Price varies by group size
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US$417.00
Price varies by group size

Free Choice of Itineraries Kyoto Private TourFull-day Tours

Free Choice of Itineraries Kyoto Private Tour

This is a guided private custom Kyoto tour using by chartered taxi. Pick up at a hotel in Kyoto city. For the tour destination, choose four places where you are interested in Kyoto from the list below for your tour! Karesansui Rock Garden, Arashiyama Bamboo Groves, Togetsu Bridge, Kinkakuji Temple,Tenryuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Sanjusangendo. Enjoy the ancient temples , shrines and wonderful bamboo groves with historical explanations by professional guides. You will receive an email after booking your tour from this web page. Please reply to the email with the 4 tourist sites you want to visit. The price for the displayed tour does not include the charter car fares. The fares is 55000 yen on average. However, it changes with the parking lot and toll road to use on the day. Charter fares will be charged on the day of the tour. For details of the tour, you can look at inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 8 hours
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US$220.02
Price varies by group size
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US$220.02
Price varies by group size

[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
per group

Private Tour - A Tour to Visit Classic Tourists Spots in Kyoto!City Packages

Private Tour - A Tour to Visit Classic Tourists Spots in Kyoto!

Is it your first time being in Kyoto? If yes, there is no way of missing this plan! You will first visit Fushimi-inari Taisha which is famous for its red gate of the shrine since there are many of them in a row (usually there is only one gate). This is really famous a spot that almost every tourist visit, but your guide will tell you an anecdote which not many people know. You will next visit Tofukuji: which is a temple with a beautiful garden and a bridge. Relax in the beautiful garden which is like a piece of art! Sanju-Sangen-do Temple is also a must to visit for Kyoto beginners! It is famous for its long corridor and the Buddhist saints! Book your tour and become a Kyoto expert!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$128.42
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US$128.42
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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One DayBus Tours

Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

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Make the most of your time in Kyoto by booking a customized private tour with an expert guide. Create your own sightseeing itinerary, choosing from among dozens of cultural and historic landmarks, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Nijo Castle or Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Choose either a half-day or full-day itinerary and travel via public transport accompanied by your guide. Transportation and lunch is included on this comprehensive and flexible Kyoto tour.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$215.63
Price varies by group size
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US$215.63
Price varies by group size
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Best of Kyoto PRIVATE TourHalf-day Tours

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems™: Best of Kyoto PRIVATE Tour

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Get ready to experience Kyoto the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin,history, and culture of Kyoto. Go back in time to the feudal era as you wander around the Higashiyama Area and learn how samurais used to rule Japan. See and touch Kyoto's history at the Yasaka Pagoda,built almost 1500 years ago,and tour the Kongoji Temple to discover a folk faith linked to monkeys. Follow your local host through Kyoto's districts and neighbourhoods. Explore the Kiyomizu Temple,a world heritage site,and its landmarks of wooden terraces and waterfalls offering streams which visitors can drink from. Stroll through the vibrant Gion District where geishas entertain clients in traditional teahouses and step into Nishiki Market to taste local delicacies and shop for quirky souvenirs. Feeling thirsty? Why not some treats! Learn the art of Matcha making and savour the jade green tea. The local hosts are natural storytellers and they cannot wait to show you all around Kyoto.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.26
Price varies by group size
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US$87.26
Price varies by group size

Kyoto private tour with local guideFull-day Tours

Kyoto private tour with local guide

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In this private tour, you can visit many attractive sites of this city using your time in Kyoto the most efficiently. Of course, you can customize the tour as you'd like. And the characteristic of my guiding is use of ''Original materials''.Guiding not only with words but also with Handmade materials such as old maps, ancient writings, pictures and Japanese wood rock prints help you enjoy Kyoto with its deep history and background.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$339.54
per group
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US$339.54
per group

Kyoto Day Trip using Private Car with English DriverFull-day Tours

Kyoto Day Trip using Private Car with English Driver

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This tour package will bring you to see the beautiful temple or shrine in Kyoto with a comfortable private transport. We would recommend itinerary: Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest) -> Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) -> Kiyomizu Temple -> Fushimi Inari Taisha -> Hotel However you can also choose and customize your own itinerary
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  • 11 hours
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US$725.66
per group
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US$725.66
per group

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuideHalf-day Tours

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Explore Kyoto, one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, accompanied by one of our nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guides, who will help you efficiently enjoy a four-hour tour, introducing both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient city. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, or anywhere else at your convenience, and will take you to a number of Kyoto's famous spots. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will arrange a tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
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US$90.01
Price varies by group size
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US$90.01
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