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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

Available from Jan 5

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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  • 5 hours 25 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$140.28
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US$140.28
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Available tomorrow

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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Cycle past a mix of Kyoto’s most-famous sights and its lesser-known secrets during this half-day ‘Hidden Kyoto’ bike tour. Take a 4.9-mile (8-kilometer) ride that starts by winding past iconic Kyoto temples and shrines like Kinkakuji, Koto-in, and Kitano Tenmagu. You’ll continue ‘off the beaten path,’ discovering intimate Zen gardens and charming backstreets known only to locals.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$100.20
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US$100.20
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

Available from Oct 27

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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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$175.85
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US$175.85

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Kyoto Virtual Tour

Available from Oct 28

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. Two friendly hosts 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 a few hours before the tour.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$14.65
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US$14.65
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Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

Available from Oct 27

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
From
US$82.07
Price varies by group size
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US$82.07
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

Available from Oct 27

Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

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Pedal through the historic streets of Kyoto as you visit its magnificent temples and shrines by bike during this small-group tour limited to 9 participants. Take a spin down the Path of Philosophy on this Kyoto tour that gives you an overview of the city while using a mode of transport preferred by locals: the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples and mountains — this is an enlightening escape from the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$90.05
Price varies by group size
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US$90.05
Price varies by group size
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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

Available from Oct 27

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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  • Free Cancellation
From
US$117.23
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US$117.23

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

Available from Jan 4

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
From
US$40.84
Price varies by group size
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US$40.84
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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PRIVATE 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
From
US$175.85
Price varies by group size
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US$175.85
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

Available from Oct 27

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto’s famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and rickshaw driver. This authentic, customizable Kyoto adventure is a fun introduction to this beautiful city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$47.91
Price varies by group size
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US$47.91
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Available tomorrow

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$85.18
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US$85.18
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Kyoto Early Bird Tour

Available from Oct 27

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
From
US$131.89
Price varies by group size
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US$131.89
Price varies by group size
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Available from Dec 2

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$89.97
From
US$89.97
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

Available tomorrow

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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Spend some time getting acquainted with the food and culture of two historically important and beautiful districts of Kyoto on this guided walking tour. Stroll over the ninth-century Togetsukyo bridge and make stops to sample local snacks. After a visit to the 14th-century Tenryu-ji temple, head to a beautiful bamboo garden and indulge in some traditional Japanese sweets. This tour of Arashiyama and Sagano is a great way to get to know Kyoto.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$110.00
From
US$110.00
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 Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

Available tomorrow

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
From
US$104.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$104.00
Price varies by group size
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1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Available tomorrow

1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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Sake—traditional rice wine—is Japan’s most famous drink and Kyoto’s Fushimi District is renowned for its sake production, home to over 30 breweries. On this tour, find out how sake is made, discover the many varieties, and learn which sake suits each occasion. Sample seven different sakes, accompanied by tasty Japanese snacks, and leave with a cheat sheet to help you order your favorite sakes while in Japan.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$61.12
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US$61.12
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【Every Tue&Fri】MAIKO (Geisha) Performance @Gion Area

Available from Oct 30

【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
From
US$58.62
From
US$58.62

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Available from Oct 27

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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  • 19 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$157.00
per group
From
US$157.00
per group
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The right way to know Kyoto

Available from Oct 27

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$473.94
per group
From
US$473.94
per group

Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

Available from Oct 27

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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  • 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$221.44
Price varies by group size
From
US$221.44
Price varies by group size
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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

Available from Mar 1

5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

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See a different side of Kyoto during this half-day, off-the-beaten-path walking tour covering the city’s hidden temples, shrines, and shops. Gain new insight into this one-time Japanese capital as you see a side of the city few tourists ever visit. Stop by lesser-known Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines, and explore artisanal handicraft shops. An afternoon tea break is also included. Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between March and November and the dates are subject to change.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$21.29
From
US$21.29

Geisha Maiko Performance in Kyoto Sta. Area Every Thursday

Available from Oct 29

Geisha Maiko Performance in Kyoto Sta. Area Every Thursday

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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
From
US$58.62
From
US$58.62

Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour

Available from Oct 28

Lonely Planet Experiences: City of Culture Private Afternoon Tour

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Japan’s former capital Kyoto is known for being Japan’s city of culture. By going on a private tour, you have a more personalized experience. Don't worry about getting lost as you explore the city with a guide. Save time waiting in line, as entry to Tofukiji Temple is included. Your guide takes you to multiple beautiful sites including the filming location of 'Memoirs of a Geisha'—Fushimi Inari Shrine and Gion District.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$161.35
Price varies by group size
From
US$161.35
Price varies by group size
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

Available from Oct 28

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

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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
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$109.92
Price varies by group size
From
US$109.92
Price varies by group size
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