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Kyoto Full-Day UNESCO and Historical Sites Shared Tour

This is a shared tour where you will travel by a van/coach with up to a max 50 other travelers (depending on the capacity for that day), 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: 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$187.00
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Gion by Night: Culture Performance with Dinner

Get a taste for the traditional Japanese arts in Kyoto during this 4-hour, small-group cultural performance complemented by an authentic Japanese-style dinner. Enjoy a diverse range of performances covering Japanese arts including ‘maiko’ dancing, flower arrangement, ‘gagaku’ court music, puppet theater and much more. Finish your experience with an atmospheric tea ceremony, conducted by candlelight, followed by a delicious dinner. This small-group event, limited to just 24 guests, also includes a guide and round-trip transport by taxi to select Kyoto hotels.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$116.00
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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw with guide for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto on this easily-customizable ride with 30-minute, 45-minute, 1-hour, 2-hour, and 3-hour tour options. Depending on the ride length you select, you’ll 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.
  • Duration: 30 to 180 minutes
  • Duration: 30 to 180 minutes
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A Day Trip in Kyoto by Minivan

This is a Private VIP Tour in Kyoto - the premium tour agency for trips inside Kyoto. Our team put together unforgettable journeys for our customers who come to Kyoto on various purposes: Pre-Wedding Photos, Honeymoon, Family Trip, Friends Gathering Trips, Food Haunting Tour, Traditional, Hidden and Modern Japan … ***You have your own private minivan and Japanese driver who could speak English. Our driver will drive you safely to your expected destinations wherever you want in a spacious car equipped with mobile Device Chargers, Pocket Wi-Fi and Air-Conditioned as well as providing you with information and recommended food nearby your locations. Our team helps you to make reservation for restaurants, accommodation and other related tickets. ***The tour is flexibly customized to your group. Within the service hours which is about 8 ~ 10 hours day tour with us, you can customize your own itinerary according to your preferences.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$849.00
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 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 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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US$150.00
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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 Yuba soup, rice crackers, fried Yuba cake and leek pancakes. 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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US$95.00
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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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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 and needs.
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 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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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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US$90.00
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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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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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Kyoto Late Bird tour

Explore three important tourist attractions in Kyoto on a half-day tour that starts in the afternoon. Go to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Yasaka Pagoda, and Kennin-ji Temple, and see rows of torii gates, well-preserved old wooden buildings, and the first zen temple in Kyoto. You’ll also stroll through the Gion district, and have time for other activities before the tour begins.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 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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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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Half a Day in Kyoto, Your Way

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.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Exploring Kyoto - (Rakunan) South

Kyoto is home to over 1,000 temples, so it can be overwhelming as a visitor to shortlist which to see. This tour focuses on the highlights of the South district (Rakunan) in Kyoto. Having a guide to take you around means you won’t get lost, and there's no need to arrange transport. Highlights include Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, and Byodoin Temple.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$183.00
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Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

Become a Maiko, or Geisha apprentice, as you are transformed by professional staff in a real teahouse in Kyoto’s Gion district. Enjoy dressing in traditional kimono and being made up, including a beautiful hair ornament. Have photographs of your transformation taken in the Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (a traditional wooden house in Kyoto).
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$140.00
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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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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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Maiko Makeover - Photo Session in the Traditional Japanese Room Plan in Kyoto

【OUTLINE】Enjoy a traditional Japanese house as a maiko. You can have a maiko experience in a real teahouse (place where geiko entertain their guests) in the Gion district, which is established in the Taisho Era (1912-1926). The main sightseeing spots in Kyoto Higashiyama are within a 10-minute walk so when you leave the teahouse, you can see the Kyoto-like townscape.You don't need to prepare anything. Please leave everything to the staff. You will receive four 2L-size (127×178mm) photos. 【HIGHLIGHTS】・Change into a maiko with Japanese makeup, a gorgeous kimono and a brilliant hair ornament. ・The photographer, who knows the essence of the beauty of maiko, will take pictures in a Japanese tatami room. ・Walk around in Kyoto with sandals that only maiko wear.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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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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