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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
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Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYACultural Tours

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
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Tea Ceremony in a Kimono in Osaka MAIKOYACultural Tours

Tea Ceremony in a Kimono in Osaka MAIKOYA

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Get acquainted with one of Japan’s most famous traditions during a tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka. Alongside a Japanese tea master, you’ll witness the ritual of making green tea while wearing a Japanese kimono, which are suitable for both men and women. Plus, you’ll sample Japanese sweets and enjoy premium green tea while learning about local culture.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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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
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kanCultural Tours

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
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Osaka Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Osaka Walking Tour

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Get a taste of local life in Osaka on a walking tour of Japan’s third largest city. Witness Osaka’s different faces, from bustling business center to historic cultural hub, as you follow your guide through the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Stroll along the lively waterfront of the Dotonbori entertainment district; visit the landmark Hozenji temple; and ride the subway like a local. Get an insight into Japanese cuisine and sample local specialty Kushikatsu as you explore traditional Shinsekai.
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  • 3 hours
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Kickstart your trip to Osaka: Private & PersonalizedHalf-day Tours

Kickstart your trip to Osaka: Private & Personalized

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Osaka. Kickstart your trip by going on an action-packed tour with a local guide. It’s a great way to get your bearings and to learn about the local transport system without worrying about getting lost. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary is personalized based on your requirements. Your guide will be happy to answer questions and give top tips about where to find the best food. Learn about Osaka’s cultural practices, its culinary scene, and its most loved attractions.
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Kimono Experience in Osaka MAIKOYACultural Tours

Kimono Experience in Osaka MAIKOYA

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A kimono is a beautiful piece of traditional Japanese clothing. This experience will allow you to try on a kimono of your choice, and wear it correctly, with the help of an expert. You’ll learn all about the different types of kimonos and accessories, and even how to style your hair. It’s a hands-on experience that’ll teach you about Japanese culture, and also give you plenty of photo opportunities too.
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  • 1 hour
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Osaka Local Foodie Tour in Dotonbori and ShinsekaiHalf-day Tours

Osaka Local Foodie Tour in Dotonbori and Shinsekai

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-Feel the nostalgia of the past in Shinsekai with your palate with local foods such as Kushikatsu. This 3-hour food journey will start with visiting the Shinto shine in Shinsekai. You will see an old busy commercial district with the Tsutenkaku Tower as the symbol of this area. -Step in time as your guide takes you through a food alley from the past. You wouldn't believe how much you can explore in this narrow alley which is only 1.2m in width. -Stuff yourself like you mean it at Dotonbori, the "nation's kitchen" with local foods like okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Dotonbori has been the symbol of Osaka for a long time! Historically a merchant city and during the Edo period, it served as a center for the rice trade. 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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Kyoto Samurai ExperienceCultural Tours

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

【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
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Mt. Koya Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed GuideDay Trips

Mt. Koya Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Our nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day tour of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya. Go on a full-day guided walking tour of Mt. Koya and learn about the modern and traditional aspects of one of the world’s most sacred mountains! If you are staying in Osaka but would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this tour of Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture is for you! Meet your guide at your hotel (in Osaka, Kyoto, Wakayama, or around the Kansai area), then head to Mount Koya. Your guide will customize your full-day tour in detail according to your interests. 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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  • 8 hours
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Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume RentalCultural Tours

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Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

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Discover Osaka’s highlights on this quirky Go Kart tour. Be photo-ready, as there are plenty of funny character costumes to choose from. It’s a hassle-free tour as Go Kart rental, costume rental, insurance, and fuel are included. See lots of Osaka’s top sites like Tsutenkaku Tower, and Kitashinchi area, and you won’t have to worry about losing your group, as it’s a small-group tour. A valid driving license and international license with Japanese translation is required.
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  • 2 hours
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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
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Kyoto secret streets group walking tourHalf-day Tours

Kyoto secret streets group walking tour

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Overcome your temple fatigue in Kyoto with a walking tour of the little-known alleyways of the Gion district. Taking you off the main tourist trail, the tour puts the spotlight on Gion’s most interesting "roji," the uncharted backstreets that are lined with traditional wooden houses. You’ll learn about the locals who live there and the artisans who work there for a glimpse of Kyoto’s true culture.
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Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in KyotoConcerts & Special Events

Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

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Immerse yourself in the beguiling beauty of the ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) scene during an exquisite evening of culture and cuisine at Gion Hatanaka. Gain fascinating insight into ancient Japanese customs as you chat with maikos and capture photographs to immortalize your memorable evening. Sip on a selection of unlimited drinks and pleasure your palate with delicacies inspired by ‘kaiseki’ cuisine, a traditional Japanese cooking style. Enhance your cultural experience of Japan on this enriching evening tour.
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  • 2 hours
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Osaka Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed GuideDay Trips

Osaka Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Enjoy an efficient, full-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you explore Japan's second-largest city while introducing both modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, then it's off to the races! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour 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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  • 6 hours
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Osaka Private Tour by Public TransportationDay Trips

Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation

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This is a Osaka private tour using by public transportation. The guide will pick you up at JR Osaka Station 1F Central ticket gate. The destinations of the tour includes Dotonbori,Osaka Castle,Kuromon Market and Tsutenkaku! For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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Osaka Like a Local: Customized Private TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Osaka Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Local knowledge pays when discovering a new city. By connecting you with a local who knows Osaka first hand, this private walking tour lets you experience it as you would with a friend who lives in the city. Explain your travel wishes over a call or app, and meet your Osaka local for a walk that reflects your interests and channels their tips, knowledge, and passion for their city.
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing TourLuxury Tours

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize a half-day or full-day itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural TourHalf-day Tours

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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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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike TourBike & Mountain 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
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from KyotoDay Trips

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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Kyoto

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Enjoy an excursion from Kyoto, and spend a day visiting historic Hiroshima and scenic Miyajima. Board a comfortable coach for convenient transport to Hiroshima. Enjoy a narrated tour with an English speaking guide and multilingual audio guide. Visit iconic landmarks like the Hiroshima Bomb Dome, Memorial Peace Park, Iwakuni shrine, and Kintai Kyo Bridge.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)Cultural Tours

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
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