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Nighttime Local Eats and Streets in Old Kyoto

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 two standing bars/restaurants.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto

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, you’ll learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local speciality. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you’ll return from the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Group Dinner with an Authentic Maiko in Kyoto Gion

We have arranged a very special experience in a historic, remodeled tea house in Gion where you will be able to spend an evening with an authentic maiko. This is a truly rare opportunity to not only see a maiko dance in person, but to play traditional ozashiki games, and take photos together.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

Experience the traditions of Japan with a 1- or 1.5-hour tea ceremony in Kyoto and learn the origins of this ancient practice. Choose from one of two different tea ceremony options, including a 1-hour session hosted in a machiya (typical wooden house) and a 1.5-hour ceremony complete with kimono dress. Your ceremony includes a guide, who will provide translation.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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.
  • Duration: 2 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 8 hours
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. During this tour, 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. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto Nishiki Market and Gion Cultural Walking Food Tour

Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto with this small-group guided tour of the city's best food spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the market with the guide, learning about the history of food in the city and taste many dishes unique to Kyoto, including pickled vegetables, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, mochi and Japanese omelet. After the market, visit a shrine dedicated to the god of education.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto with Japanese Souvenir

Ramen is one of Japan’s most popular dishes—a noodle and broth soup, topped with various meat or vegetable combinations. On this tour, learn how to make ramen from scratch at a local ramen factory, including making the noodles, mixing the soup, and adding the toppings. Finish by enjoying your delicious bowl of home-cooked ramen. The factory is also Halal-certified and vegetarian and vegan options are available on request.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

Make a food-lover’s journey through Kyoto, stopping at its best food shops, famous Nishiki Food Market and a sake brewery before finishing with a cooking class during this small-group, 3.5-hour excursion limited to 7 participants. Learn about Japanese ingredients at Kyoto’s top market, check out the city’s lesser known food shops and stop by a sake brewery for a tasting. End your food experience with a 1.5-hour cooking class making sushi, soup and salad. This small-group excursion also includes admission and tasting at the sake brewery.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kyoto Golden Early Morning Tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit five of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Evening Gion Food Tour

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Dinner with a Geisha

Immerse yourself in quintessential Japanese culture during a private tour and dining experience with a geisha. In Kyoto, considered the birthplace of geisha culture, you’ll explore the historic Gion area and dine on a multi-course meal at either a Japanese restaurant or tea house, accompanied by a ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) or ‘geiko’ (fully-trained geisha).
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours
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Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

Become a sushi chef for the day, and then enjoy your creations for dinner, during this small-group, 90 minute sushi-making lesson with instructor in Kyoto. Join your professional instructor inside a traditional Japanese townhouse as you immerse yourself in the techniques for 'makizushi,' a rolled form of sushi made with dried seaweed. After a short demo, try your hand at making this uniquely Japanese cuisine, using your choice of ingredients. This small group class, limited to no more than 7 guests, also includes an English-speaking guide to help with translation.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Bento Box Cooking Class

Learn to create your own bento box, the iconic (and tasty) convenience meal enjoyed daily by millions of Japanese, during this 3- to 3.5-hour cooking class in Kyoto. Uncover the origins of this uniquely-Japanese foodstuff, and watch master chefs as they demonstrate key cooking techniques, before learning to make your own. Finish your course by enjoying your handmade bento box which may includes items like an egg roll, pickled vegetables, rice, breaded chicken and miso soup. Your course also includes use of an apron, an instructor and all ingredients.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour

You can try some different types of Japanese drinks and dishes recommended by the locals, all in three hours!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Nijo Castle Sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

This is a Nishiki market private tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour includes Nishiki market, Nijyo castle and Kyoto imperial palace.Let's try many kinds of seafood and traditional Japanese food while learning from the professional guide about the history of Nishiki market! Take a tour to eat and drink like locals! As an example, there are shops such as Hedgehog wharf, sea urchin, fried fish cake, hamo(pike conger), Japanese-style egg omelet and more.Meal charges are not included in this tour fee. The average food and drink price per person at Nishiki market is 3,000 yen to 4,000 yen.Depending on the menu you choose, these charges will change.Choose what you like and eat a lot at Nishiki market!After eating, enjoy the ancient buildings and the history about them.For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect, inclusions and excursions section of this web page.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Izakaya Style Cooking Class

Discover the culture behind ‘Izakaya’ Japanese dining which is similar to pub food in the other countries during a 3 to 3.5-hour cooking class with dinner in Kyoto. Learn five or six of the popular home dishes during a session with a master chef before preparing and eating your own izakaya-style creations. It’s the perfect chance to explore the country’s cuisine beyond the typical sushi and teriyaki offerings. Your izakaya cooking session also includes all ingredients, an instructor and an apron.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Japanese Tea Ceremony - Chanoyu Workshop

Discover the beauty, art and ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony during this private workshop in Kyoto. Experience true ‘omotenashi’ (hospitality) during your visit to the Tea Ceremony Room of Ju-An, observing as your tea is methodically, painstakingly, boiled, poured and mixed with matcha powder using a bamboo whisk. Enjoy your warm drink accompanied by Japanese sweets as you learn about the intricacies of this timeless custom.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

Get a deeper experience of Kyoto food culture than would be possible on your own by joining this guided tour. Stroll through the districts of Gion and Pontocho, stopping in to small bars and restaurants to sample traditional drinks and food, as you explore.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fushimi Inari and Sake Brewery Tour

Discover two sides to Kyoto as you visit one of its most famous shrines, then learn about sake production and tasting, during this 3.5-hour excursion in Kyoto. Begin with a visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine, an iconic religious site with striking red torii (gates). Then visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, to learn how the drink is made and try some samples. Finish with another tasting at a Kyoto sake store. This 3.5-hour visit includes a guide, train transport and all sake tastings and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$122.00
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Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit six of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Taste of Downtown Kyoto

There are many local food shops, restaurants and cafes which have long history and have been loved by locals but most tourists just walk past them because no one explains. This tour makes it happen that people can truly 'experience' local food culture and meet proud local people behind it.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Uji Walking Tour with Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

Tea ceremony, temple spotting and transport by train: do all three on this tour of historic Uji from Kyoto. After traveling to the city by train, walk to iconic Ujibashi Bridge with a guide, passing through Nakanoshima Park, and stop at a Taihoan teahouse to enjoy the important business of taking tea. Before your return to Kyoto, visit Byōdō-in, Uji’s striking Buddhist temple, which dates to the Heian period, and hear about its history from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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