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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

Discover the history and religions of ancient Japan during this 10-hour exploration of Kyoto and Nara. See Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle, along with its Imperial Palace. Then drive from Kyoto to Nara to explore its own World Heritage site, Todai-ji Temple (including Great Buddha Hall), plus Kasuga Shrine. You’ll also visit Nara’s deer park and sample a Japanese and Western-style meal for lunch. Your Nara and Kyoto visit also includes a guide, coach transport, all entrance fees and pickup at select hotels.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Kyoto Full-Day UNESCO and Historical Sites Tour

Travel by minivan with up to 10 travelers and visit some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage sites in one day, including Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion). Other noteworthy landmarks include Sanjusangendo Temple and Fushimi Inari Taisha. A Japanese lunch in Arashiyama, followed by a guided walk in the Sagano Bamboo Forest, make for a comprehensive sightseeing itinerary—ideal for first-time visitors short on time.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kyoto Morning Tour: Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle

Marvel at the some of the top UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples and palaces of ancient Kyoto on this 4.5-hour tour. This quick introduction to the sights of Kyoto, covering the Nijo Castle, golden Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion) and the Japanese Emperor’s former Imperial Palace, is the perfect way to see the city if you’re short on time. Your morning Kyoto excursion also includes pickup from select hotels, transport between sites by coach, entrance fees and an English-speaking guide.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Travel round-trip from Kyoto by high-speed bullet train to take in Hiroshima's historic sites, including exhibits about the 1945 atomic bomb that devastated the city. Start your visit on a lighter note, traveling by boat to Miyajima, a famously beautiful island that is home to the revered Itsukushima Shrine. Have lunch there, then return to the city to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Your expert guide shares important details about Hiroshima's heartbreaking history and remarkable recovery throughout this unforgettable 12-hour tour.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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A Night in Kyoto, Your Way

Stroll the back alleys of Kyoto, missed by many visitors, as dusk falls and they are at their most atmospheric on this private guided tour. In the company of just a guide and your party, see how ancient tradition blends with contemporary culture as you explore the enchanting wooden alleyways lit with traditional paper lanterns in the historic Gion district and the picturesque streets of old Pontocho, where, with luck, you might spot a geisha or two.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Samurai Experience

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.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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 the 2-, 4-, or 7-hour 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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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

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.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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A Day in Kyoto, Your Way

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. Customize this tour to your needs with options for shorter or longer tours based on your schedule.
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hours
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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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Explore Gion, Kyoto's Historic Geisha District

For outsiders, Japanese culture can be difficult to grasp but this guided tour offers the chance to get a locals' eye view of one of the most traditional of Japanese settings. Accompanied by a guide, stroll through the historic streets of Kyoto's Gion district, famed for its scenic cobbled streets lit by paper lanterns, traditional architecture, and association with geiko and maiko culture. Visit Pontocho alley, one of Japan's oldest nightlife areas, and stroll by geisha teahouses as your guide offers insights into local culture.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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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Expert Led Tour of Kyoto: Shinto and Buddhism

Investigate the fascinating Japanese religious traditions and monuments of Shintoism and Buddhism on this 3-hour, small-group walking tour of Kyoto led by a local scholar. Admire Kyoto’s most important ceremonial sites, including Yasaka Shrine, Kennin-ji Temple and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Along the way you’ll gain a newfound appreciation for Japanese religious rituals and practices, including Shintoism, a belief system indigenous to Japan, and Buddhism, which was imported from China and Central Asia. Best of all, this intimate tour, limited to just 6 guests, ensures a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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A Day in Kyoto, Your Way

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tea ceremony Experience in kyoto at the world heritage, kinkaku-ji Temple

Our  Tea ceremony house  is located in nearby World heritage Temple-KINKAKUJI (Golden Pavilion). it takes just 3 minutes on foot from temple. Our authentic-traditional tea house and special instructor ensures that you enjoy the complete tea ceremony experience. Also, Many of Kyoto best known tourist attractions, museums, shops, restaurants are just minutes away from our tea house– means this is a perfect place to experience  for visitors and tourists alike.Special instructor will performance How to make  powered green tea and drinking manner. and explain about history of tea culture.You will learn about Harmony, Reverence, Purity and Tranquillity during the tea ceremony.By seeing the tea flower in the vase, your sight is cleaned;  by listening to the boiling of water in the iron kettle and to the dripping of water from the bamboo pipe, your ears are cleaned: by tasting tea your mouth is cleaned.
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace Visit with Private Guide

Get a deeper insight into Japanese history than would be possible independently on this private guided tour of Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. As you explore the historic buildings, enjoy the undivided attention of your guide who introduces you to Japan's Edo period when it was under the control of a shogunate, and the establishment of Kyoto, the ancient capital.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle Walking Tour

This luxurious tour introduces all the important spots in Kyoto in one day: you can get to know the faith of the commoners of Japan, the characteristic food of Kyoto, the residence of the shogun, the palace of the Emperor, and also take a stroll through the geisha street.With this tour, you can deeply understand the lives and thoughts of the people of Kyoto and Japan.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Origami [Japanese traditional paper folding]class in Kyoto

Learn the traditional Japanese paper craft of origami in the friendly atmosphere of Kyoto! Create tiny paper cranes, seasonal flowers and more, with help from your expert instructor. You can take it away your own Origami and our original booklet with how-to-make!
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Duration: 45 minutes
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Multi-Day Tour from Osaka, Kyoto to Shirakawago, Hida Takayama, Kenrokuen

See more of central Japan on this overnight tour than would be possible if you were traveling independently. Visit several must-see towns and important historical and cultural sites—such Shirakawago, Hida Takayama, and Kenrokuen—while learning all about them from your local, English-speaking guide. Experience Japan beyond the mega-cities. An ideal tour for travelers short on time.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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MAIKO (Geisha) Performance

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.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town 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 three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto. Enjoy the treasures of the former capital in a relaxing atmosphere thanks to fewer tourists compared to ordinary day-time tours.Be an early bird and avoid the crowd.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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