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Sanjusangen-do Temple Tours and Tickets

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Built in 1164, Sanjusangen-do Hall impresses with its 1,001 golden Buddhist statues flanking the giant seated Kannon (goddess of mercy. It’s considered one of the world’s top collections of wooden statuary. The 400-foot (122-meter hall gets its name from the 33 spaces between its columns.

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Open daily, Mar - Oct 8am - 5pm, Nov - Mar 9am - 4pm
Higashiyama-ku Chaya-machi, Kyoto, 605-0941
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$57.67
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Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour. See the tranquil Kiyomizu Temple amid its verdant surroundings; absorb the Imperial majesty of Kyoto Imperial Palace; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Behold the beguiling beauty of the Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine and enrich your knowledge of Kyoto’s rich historical heritage with commentary from an informative guide. Moderate levels of fitness are advisable for this tour, on which a lot of walking occurs.
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  • 10 hours
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$183.29
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US$183.29
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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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US$157.00
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KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$785.54
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Discover the beauty of Kyoto on a bicycle tour!

Discover the beauty of Kyoto on a bicycle tour!

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Cover a lot of ground while getting an intimate perspective of Kyoto on this fun bicycle tour. Avoid the risk of getting lost in this busy city with maze-like lanes when you tour with a guide and a small group of no more than six. Learn about Kyoto’s history and culture as you cycle past geisha houses, Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, and through the old parts of town.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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US$98.58
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Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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US$599.53
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KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$673.61
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Essence of Kyoto~ Enhance your stay in Japan~

Essence of Kyoto~ Enhance your stay in Japan~

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~Perfect one day tour visiting Principal attractions in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan~ If you can only stay in Kyoto for one day, don't worry! I will take you to the best places to see and feel the essence of Japan. On this tour, we will take you on a one-day tour of Kyoto's "highlights" and talk a lot about Japanese culture, including the seasonal customs and traditions of the people who preserve them, as well as the historic tea ceremony. I am a local and have practiced the tea ceremony for many years, so I can explain the beauty of Japan and its traditions from two aspects: traditional beauty and practical beauty. You can learn a lot about Kyoto and Japan in one day while enjoying the authentic beauty of each spot. For example, by visiting both a Buddist temple and a Shinto shrine, you will also learn why the Japanese have two different religions. The tour ends in Gion, where you will also learn about geisha, an essential part of Kyoto. This tour includes two World Heritage Sites, Kinkaku-ji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. *This is a suggested itinerary and can be customized as you wish.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$288.34
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KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private tour guide for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$349.13
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US$349.13
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Kyoto: The Path Less Traveled (Private)

Kyoto: The Path Less Traveled (Private)

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Get away from the crowded tourist sites and indulge on a private tour of some of Kyoto's most enchanting spaces. In a town whose history spans over 1,300 years, there are far more than just the "Top 10" that are worth visiting! Quiet Zen gardens, high ranking shrines, a local traditional lunch, a folk art museum and 1,001 Golden Buddha statues. This experience will introduce you to a world far away from the busy tourist sites, where you will spend peaceful moments getting to know the true nature of Kyoto. Note: Depending on our pace, all of the sites on this route may not be able to be visited. If the situation arises where we have to eliminate one or more of the sites the guest will determine what is eliminated.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$377.88
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Kyoto Self-Guided Audio Tour

Kyoto Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Kyoto Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and locations; skip the content that doesn't interest you and listen longer with content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps, Audio guide can be listen it on online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one which you’re more comfortable with. • It is one of the best option with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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US$6.00
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Traditional Kyoto Full-Day Bike Tour and Optional Sake Tasting

Traditional Kyoto Full-Day Bike Tour and Optional Sake Tasting

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During this full-day bike tour, you will learn about the most important aspects of the traditional culture of Kyoto, from Buddhist Zen temples, Shinto shrines to the geisha districts of Gion and Miyagawacho. You can experience both nature and culture in abundance. We move with our bikes on car-free trails and narrow lanes with little traffic. You can expect an impressive and extremely varied tour with many impressions that can only be experienced by bike. Let an expert for Japanese culture introduce you to the cultural background. Total distance is about 17 km on flat terrain with trekking or e-bikes in different sizes.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$88.10
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Leave the crowds behind: Morning Introduction to Kyoto

Leave the crowds behind: Morning Introduction to Kyoto

Are you sure you won't end up stuck in crowds visiting just the touristy places? I get it. You’re visiting Kyoto and you want to see the popular places but you also want to discover some hidden gems along the way. I’ve taken clients just like you, on small group tours of Kyoto in the morning so they leave the crowds behind and with a local friend they enjoy the popular and unknown places. You see Fushimi Inari Shrine, hidden garden and shrine, plus a hidden gem of a temple! I can't wait to help you go beyond the touristy stuff and feel Zen!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$109.46
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Private Fushimi Inari sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

Private Fushimi Inari sightseeing and Nishiki Food Tour

This is a Nishiki market private tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour includes Nishiki market, Sanjusangendo and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. 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 in Kyoto 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.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$141.40
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US$141.40
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Full Day Kyoto Chartered Taxi Tour

Full Day Kyoto Chartered Taxi 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 40000 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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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$212.10
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US$212.10
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KYOTO & OSAKA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Toyota COASTER/MICROBUS and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,347.23
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KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota COMMUTER and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$926.22
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US$926.22
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KYOTO & OSAKA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 and English Speaking Driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$698.26
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US$698.26
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KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota COMMUTER and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$926.22
per group
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US$926.22
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KYOTO & NARA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$698.26
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US$698.26
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Fushimi Inari shrine & Sanjusangendo temple, thousands of gates and statues

Fushimi Inari shrine & Sanjusangendo temple, thousands of gates and statues

Fushimi Inari shrine and Mt. Inari ↓ Sanjusangendo temple ・Begin the tour at the world famous shrine, Fushimi Inari shrine. We'll walk around at the shrine, hike at Mt. Inari and will see the thousands of vermilion Shinto gates, a Shinto waterfall and a bamboo forest. You'll hear and learn what Shinto(Japanese native religion) is. ・After the hiking we'll get on a train and visit the most impressive temple on my list, Sanjusangendo temple. You'll see a thousand of golden Buddha statues and will hear and learn what Japanese Buddhism is. ・After the Buddhist temple we'll go to a local restaurant and have local lunch there.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$232.27
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US$232.27
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KYOTO & NARA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Toyota Coaster/Microbus and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,347.23
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US$1,347.23
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KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota Hiace 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$785.54
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Sanjusangen-do Temple hours of operation: Open daily, Mar - Oct 8am - 5pm, Nov - Mar 9am - 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.