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Nijo-jo Castle Tours and Tickets

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UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo-jo Castle, a fortified complex dating from 1603, was the official residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun. Walk in the pretty gardens or visit Ninomaru Palace to see fine Japanese artworks. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Kyoto, a city already full of must-visit attractions.

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Nijo-dori Horikawa, Kyoto, 604-8235
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Nijo Castle Official English Guided Tour

Nijo Castle Official English Guided Tour

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This tour is a guided tour by the Kyoto City Certified Interpreter Guide "Kyoto Municipal Visitors Host". While listening to a meaningful commentary on the guide, you can enjoy Nijo Castle by spinning around Ninomaru Garden, Nijo Castle and gardens. You can also enter places that are not open to the general public. Please join us!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$7,35
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US$7,35

Kyoto Morning Tour - Golden Pavilion and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Kyoto

Kyoto Morning Tour - Golden Pavilion and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Kyoto

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Marvel at the some of the top UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples and palaces of ancient Kyoto on this half-day tour. This quick introduction to the sights of Kyoto covers Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and the Japanese Emperor’s former Imperial Palace—a perfect way to see the city if you’re short on time. Your guided morning Kyoto excursion includes entrance fees and transport between sites by vehicle.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$59,52
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US$59,52

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$168,15
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US$168,15
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Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

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Explore two of Kyoto’s most famous attractions, Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji, during this 4-hour excursion to these two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Relive the era of the Japanese ‘shoguns’ (military leaders) in the 17th century during an hour-long visit to Nijo Castle. Continue on to Kinkaku-ji Temple, the beautiful ‘Golden Pavillion’ constructed in the 14th century by the Ashikaga clan. Your guide, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$139,61
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US$139,61
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Kyoto Private Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Kyoto Private Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98,37
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US$98,37
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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$240,00
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US$240,00
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Local Home Visit Tea Ceremony With Qualified [SENSEI]

Local Home Visit Tea Ceremony With Qualified [SENSEI]

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Learn all about the ancient Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony during this small-group experience at a tea master’s home. With an intimate group of no more than four, you’ll participate in an authentic tea ceremony in a traditional Japanese room adorned with hanging scrolls and flower arrangements. Learn how to prepare and appreciate matcha green tea at home, too.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40,41
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US$40,41
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(Private)Local Home Visit Tea Ceremony With Tea Teacher

(Private)Local Home Visit Tea Ceremony With Tea Teacher

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Are you looking for an authentic tea ceremony? Our Tea Ceremony is held on traditional Japanese style house and led by certificated Tea Teacher who is born and based here in Kyoto. We can help you understand the correct manners for Tea and we offer with insights into the Way of Tea. After attending our class you will understand how to enjoy matcha tea,and you can enjoy at home. Please feel free to contact us for reservations, or with any questions you may have. We have organized our Tea space so it is accessible to anyone. You will sit on on tatami. You can also sit on the chair if you would like to.We welcome children and the elderly.We are the member of Kyoto City Tourism Association.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$64,66
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US$64,66
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Kyoto

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, vehicle transport, and all entrance fees.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$124,91
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US$124,91

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. ***Exclusive Plan for Japanese Residents or Visa Holders to enter Japan***
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$112,42
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US$112,42

Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace Visit with Private Guide

Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace Visit with Private Guide

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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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$88,08
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US$88,08
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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Follow a customizable itinerary through Kyoto during this bespoke half-day private tour. Simply select with attractions you’d like to visit and enjoy an in-depth visit in the company of your own personal nationally licensed guide. Tours include a front-door pickup at the front of your hotel. Travel like a local by public transportation or taxi; upgrade to include a private car at an additional cost.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$88,17
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US$88,17
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Private Kyoto Tour with Government-Licensed Guide and Vehicle (Max 7 persons)

Private Kyoto Tour with Government-Licensed Guide and Vehicle (Max 7 persons)

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Kyoto keeps traditional arts and beauty alive, but the busses and subways can be confusing and provide challenges for those with walking limitations. At Japan Guide Agency, we want everyone to experience Kyoto so we are happy to provide this customizable, private guided tour with a vehicle! Join us on a tour of Kyoto to see Kiyomizu Temple as it towers over the historical Gion district, famous for its rich history of geisha. The bamboo forest of Sagano and the gardens, shrines and temples in Kyoto will provide you with a window into old Japan. There is much in this city that you don’t want to miss! Once your reservation is made, a guide will contact you to plan your personalized tour. Choose 4 to 5 spots from ‘Tour Details’ to visit. Don't know where to go? Ask the guide to send you their recommendations. Whether you are a history buff, love Japanese architecture, or just want to enjoy a green tea parfait, Kyoto has something for you! Maximum 7 participants per tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$312,28
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US$312,28
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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018

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Enjoy the convenience of a guided tour without having to squeeze onto a bus with strangers on this private, customizable tour in a modern Land Rover vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel you’ll have a full day to explore beautiful Kyoto. Choose your sights and activities to suit your needs, but the itinerary could include Gion, Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji, and other historic and cultural highlights.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$602,52
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Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
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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$940,51
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US$940,51
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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)

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Discover the sights of Kyoto that interest you the most on this customizable sightseeing tour. Alongside a private driver-guide, make an itinerary of your desired attractions or get recommendations to create your perfect day. Whether you want to focus on temples, culture, shopping, or Japanese history, this tour has everything covered for you.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$727,43
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US$727,43
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Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle Walking Tour
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Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle Walking Tour

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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.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$104,28
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US$104,28
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Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

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Visit ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto-- Nanzen-ji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Your guide shows you how to respectfully cleanse yourself and offer prayers before entering the sacred places. This small group tour includes information about each stop and history of the area going back 2,677 years. Lunch is included, and the tour ends with shopping and sake tasting in the Gion district, where you may see Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$293,91
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SnapKyoto's Cycle Photo Shoot and Tour (Kyoto's hidden gems)

SnapKyoto's Cycle Photo Shoot and Tour (Kyoto's hidden gems)

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The most unique tour will take you to a castle, palace, temple, shrine, a local shopping street, and a Japanese garden while offering three amazing things: 1. Cycle through the streets of Kyoto with a local without waiting or queuing for bus/train or behind other tourists. 2. Get your photos taken by a professional photographer to document your amazing memories and the next day you will receive 50-100 stunning images to share with family/friends. No need for camera/selfie stick. 3. Learn about the history, culture and the people of Kyoto and Japan from an expat who's lived in Kyoto for 12 years. No need to worry where to go and what to see. I'll take care of it all. You just enjoy the sites. If your prefered time is not available, please get in touch and I will create one. If you want a tour that includes Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari, and Gion Geisha area by public transport, I offer Half-day and Full-Day Photo tours, so please check snapkyoto my Instagram.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$146,95
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US$146,95

Full Coverage Kyoto Private City Tour
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Full Coverage Kyoto Private City Tour

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Travelers short on time in Kyoto don’t have to miss out on seeing and experiencing the city’s highlights on this well-planned private day tour. You’ll waste no time, going straight to the must-see attractions, including Kinkaku-ji, Nijo-jo, Kiyomizu-dera, and Fushimi Inari-taisha. Learn more about Kyoto’s fascinating history and culture from your guide and end the day knowing you’ve made good use of your time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$173,51
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US$173,51
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Kyoto Self-Guided Audio Tour

Kyoto Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for top 23 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 location. • Simply use our personally created itinerary which starts from main train station of the city then gradually moves one by one (if required). • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. It can be listened online / offline in any devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) • Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with (should be selected at the time of booking) • It is one of the best options with lowest price for travelers who prefer flexibility on their tour. • If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries, we will answer in your language instantly.
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  • 1 to 6 hours
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US$6,00
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US$6,00

Baking Yatsuhashi by Yourself in Kyoto

Baking Yatsuhashi by Yourself in Kyoto

【OUTLINE】 Yatsuhashi is traditional sweets from Kyoto created in the course of the long history of Kyoto. You can bake Yatsuhashi by yourself and take them back home as a souvenir. Yatsuhashi is a hard-baked cracker made from rice flour with cinnamon and is very popular as a typical souvenir from Kyoto. You can take home two kinds of Yatsuhashi; one baked by yourself and the other baked by factory. Change into a Happi coat called 'Obebe,' wear a cap and gloves. You will have a lecture on the tools, materials, and how to bake Yatsuhashi. You will bake 16 pieces of Yatsuhashi by yourself according to the procedure. Combined with 16 pieces of Yatsuhashi baked by factory, you can have 32 pieces of Yatsuhashi packed by staff. Take the special Yatsuhashi home full of memories of Kyoto. Kyogoku Ichibangai Shop is a shop which has many good goods. Why not choose a nice souvenir from Kyoto you cannot buy anywhere else?
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  • 1 hour
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US$32,33
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US$32,33

Half-Day Small-group Walking Tour in Kyoto

Half-Day Small-group Walking Tour in Kyoto

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This half-day tour covers 3 of the most visited venues in Kyoto: Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market and Gion district. The guests will hear history of each venue which they will miss if they just visit on own. They will also hear many interesting stories and useful travel tips from knowledgeable guide as they walk past the central area of Kyoto which includes local department store and Pontocho street.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51,43
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US$51,43

Private & Custom KYOTO Walking Tour - your Travel Companion

Private & Custom KYOTO Walking Tour - your Travel Companion

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Eliminate language barriers, put away your map, and explore Kyoto with ease on this private and bespoke guided tour. The route is tailored to your interests, and an English-speaking guide is there to make discovering the city a stress-free and easy experience. Along the way, get help with taking photos, communicating with local vendors, booking restaurants, and getting access to Kyoto's top landmarks.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320,28
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US$320,28
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