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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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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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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from KyotoDay Trips

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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Kyoto

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Discover the history and religions of ancient Japan during this full-day 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 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, and all entrance fees.
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  • 11 hours
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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 and Nara 1 Day Bus TourDay Trips

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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
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island,Itsukushima shrine from KyotoDay Trips

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island,Itsukushima shrine from Kyoto

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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 tour.
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  • 12 hours
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The right way to know Kyoto Day Trips

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
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2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Kyoto Including Miyajima and KurashikiOvernight Tours

2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Kyoto Including Miyajima and Kurashiki

Discover some of Japan’s UNESCO-listed wonders on a 2-day tour of Okayama, Miyajima and Hiroshima from Kyoto. With accommodation at Hiroshima’s Hotel Granvia included, the action-packed tour also takes in the Shinto shrine of Itsukushima, Hiroshima Peace Memorial’s Genbaku Dome, and the history-steeped quarter of Kurashiki Bikan. Tour the Ohara Museum of Art to see Western masterpieces in a Japanese gallery, and enjoy included public transport through the experience.
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  • 2 days
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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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Day trip to ancient Nara from Kyoto Day Trips

Day trip to ancient Nara from Kyoto

Travel to Japan’s 8th century capital and immerse yourself in Nara’s ancient heritage and leafy green surroundings. With one of our hosts by your side, you will make the short journey from Kyoto to this city, which plays home to some of the most significant Zen temples and Shinto shrines in all of Japan. When lunch rolls around (which it inevitably does), you can enjoy authentic Kansai cuisine at a tranquil spot. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from KyotoDay Trips

Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Explore the intricate temples and serene gardens of Kyoto on this 4-hour guided tour visiting some of the imperial city’s most important religious and cultural sites. Check out Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden structure in Japan and home more than 1000 Kannon statues, Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, the head shrine of the god Inari and the supreme views afforded from Kiyomizu Temple high above Kyoto. This excursion to Kyoto’s top temples also includes all entrance fees.
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  • 5 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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  • 8 hours
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Kyoto Late Bird tourHalf-day Tours

Kyoto Late Bird tour

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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.
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  • 4 hours
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling TourDay Trips

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely. In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Beautiful Private Nara Day Trip with a Local: Deers, Temples & ShrinesDay Trips

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Beautiful Private Nara Day Trip with a Local: Deers, Temples & Shrines

Ready to discover one of Japan’s hidden gem towns? Located a mere hour train ride from Kyoto, Nara is the ideal destination for a day trip. On this private day trip, you’ll be left in awe at the sight of Buddhist shrines, temples, and the ancient architecture of Japan’s first permanent capital city. And the cherry on top, deers! Once the center of Japan during the 8th century, Nara contains some of Japan’s most ancient sites and is now considered one of Japan’s most notable destinations. Together with your local host, you’ll visit some of Nara’s many Buddhist temples and shrines, including the towering Daibutsu (Great Buddha) and some of Japan’s oldest and largest temples. Take a trip back in time as you explore Nara and get a peek into the nation’s ancient past! Experience the natural beauty of Nara with a visit to the Kasuga Primeval Forest in Nara Park and Sarusawa-ike Pond. Nara Park is home to friendly deer that allow people to feed and even pet them.
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Amazing Tour of 8th Century Capital NaraFull-day Tours

Amazing Tour of 8th Century Capital Nara

Nara was the capital of Japan in the 8th century prior to Kyoto and is located within an hour’s train ride from Osaka or Kyoto. In this tour we will stroll around a 19th century town area in the morning, and then visit a solemn shrine hidden in the forest and a huge temple, both of which were founded in the 8th century. In addition to that, we will have interesting encounters with the wild but friendly deer roaming around Nara Park. In this tour you will be able to appreciate the difference between Nara and Kyoto, the development of culture, architecture and lifestyles in these two periods in Japanese history. We will pick you up at Osaka or Kyoto so there will be no problems with the transfer to Nara.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day trip to electric Osaka from KyotoDay Trips

Day trip to electric Osaka from Kyoto

You’ll join one of our friendly hosts to journey to Osaka, a city which frankly needs no introduction. You’ll explore this spirited city’s highlights and hidden gems - it’s all going down. Traditionally home to Japan’s merchant class, you’ll find Osaka to be less traditional in its approach to politics, food and life - the locals have a wild sense of humor and sure know how to have a good time, and how to make good food! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Free Choice of Itineraries Kyoto Private TourDay Trips

Free Choice of Itineraries Kyoto Private Tour

This is a guided private custom Kyoto tour using by chartered taxi. Pick up at a hotel in Kyoto city. For the tour destination, choose four places where you are interested in Kyoto from the list below for your tour! Karesansui Rock Garden, Arashiyama Bamboo Groves, Togetsu Bridge, Kinkakuji Temple,Tenryuji Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Sanjusangendo. Enjoy the ancient temples , shrines and wonderful bamboo groves with historical explanations by professional guides. You will receive an email after booking your tour from this web page. Please reply to the email with the 4 tourist sites you want to visit. The price for the displayed tour does not include the charter car fares. The fares is 55000 yen on average. However, it changes with the parking lot and toll road to use on the day. Charter fares will be charged on the day of the tour. For details of the tour, you can look at inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 8 hours
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Personalized Half-day Tour in Kyoto for your family and friends.Day Trips

Personalized Half-day Tour in Kyoto for your family and friends.

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This tour is for those want to visit Kyoto within half a day. We will use the public transport like bus, subway and train. Your itinerary can be customized according to your preference and interest. Moreover, I'm pleased to help you make your itinerary plan in the afternoon. Sample Itinerary 1 - North-East Kyoto : ・Heian Shrine, Nanzenji temple, Philosopher’s path, Eikando temple, Ginkaku-ji temple Sample Itinerary 2 - South-East Kyoto : ・Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Tofukuji-temple, Kiyomizu temple, Yasaka shrine, Gion District Sample Itinerary 3 - Gion walk : ・Yasaka Shrine, Kohdaiji temple, Gion District, Kenninji temple, Miyakawa-cho District
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World Heritage of Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge walking tour from KyotoDay Trips

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World Heritage of Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge walking tour from Kyoto

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Depart from Kyoto by train for a full-day walking tour of Himeji in Hyogo prefecture, starting at its top attraction: the exquisite Himeji Castle. Then enjoy a lunch buffet of Japanese and western food. Afterward, travel to the Maiko Marine Promenade, a walkway that lines the Kobe side of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge—the longest suspension bridge in the world. Travel with your guide by train and on foot for an in-depth experience of these Japanese gems.
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  • 9 hours
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Travel Sketching in KyotoHalf-day Tours

Travel Sketching in Kyoto

Discover (or develop!) your artistic side with personalized guidance surrounded by Kyoto's unforgettable scenery. Groups are kept small so that instruction is customized. Whether you are a beginner wanting step-by-step instruction or just the camaraderie of a fellow artist, I'm here to support you. I'll show you the basics of using your new watercolor set to remember your time in Kyoto. Most importantly, I'll ensure a fun, relaxing experience enjoying our surroundings with no pressure: just enjoyment! Exploring Kyoto is my passion so I'm ready to show you the best of it in any season, and help you capture those memories in your very own travel sketchbook. My hope is that you'll continue to use your included sketch kit for the rest of your time in Japan and for your future travels as well.
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Kyoto welcome tourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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Kyoto welcome tour

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You can request own tour to me.So please text me first.We can decide which sightseeing spots, what kind of meals, how long for guiding, etc.Price is 4000 yen per hour per group.
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Kyoto Platinum Early Morning TourFull-day Tours

Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Small-Group Kyoto Highlight Walking Tour (Full day)Full-day Tours

Small-Group Kyoto Highlight Walking Tour (Full day)

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This is a small group highlight Kyoto Walking Tour. (8 hours) If you join a big group tour, you can't talk with a guide. But this tour is more like a private tour. The maximum is 8 people. (Minimum 2) You can talk with a local professional guide easily. You can choose the course from the West or East. *Tue, Thu, Sun only【East Kyoto Highlight course】 9:00 Meetup in JR Kyoto Station < Fushimi Inari Shrine (Thousand gates) < Sanjusangen-do (Temple with 1001 Kannon Buddha) < Lunch Time < Kiyomizudera Temple and its area < Gion District (Geisha area) 17:00 Finish *Mon, Wed, Sat only【West Kyoto Highlight course】 9:00 Meetup in JR Kyoto Station < Arashiyama Area (Bamboo forest, Togetsukyo Bridge) < Ryoanji Temple (Famous Rock garden) < Lunch Time < Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavillion) < Nijo-jo Castle 17:00 Finish **Caution** 1. The transportation fee, entrance fee, Lunch is NOT included in the price. 2. We can organize a tour over 2 people. If you are a solo, we need to cancel the tour.
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