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Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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Discover both modern and traditional sides of history-rich Kyoto during this full-day private tour. Travel like a local by public transportation as you tick off the city’s most celebrated sights, from UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle to the well-preserved neighborhood of Higashiyama and streets of Gion, otherwise known as Kyoto’s Geisha district.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119,28
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US$119,28
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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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$874,74
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US$874,74
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Private Kyoto Tour with Government-Licensed Guide and Vehicle (Max 7 persons)
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Private Kyoto Tour with Government-Licensed Guide and Vehicle (Max 7 persons)

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The subway system and local bus network can be very confusing for tourists visiting Kyoto, so save yourself the risk of getting lost and opt for this worry-free private tour instead. Door-to-door hotel transfers are included, and a guide takes you to a selection of key sights, such as Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, or Nishiki Market.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$337,97
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US$337,97
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1 Day Private Kyoto Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver
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1 Day Private Kyoto Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver

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Experience the nature and culture of Kyoto on this on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore this UNESCO-designated city with a knowledgeable local driver as a your chauffeur. Customize the tour to suit your interests and visit must-see sites like the magical Arashiyama bamboo forest, the gorgeous Kinkakuji shrine, and the Gion district.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$556,65
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US$556,65
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10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour (up to 7 people)

10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour (up to 7 people)

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If your time in Kyoto is limited and you want to see lots of its famous sights in a day, then this private guided tour is an excellent choice. Explore the city with a private guide to take care of navigating. Along the way, tick off 10 top sights, including the beautiful temple of Kiyomizu-dera, the geisha district of Gion, the lush bamboo groves, and plenty more scenic surprises.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$357,85
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US$357,85
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Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67,59
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US$67,59
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Kyoto Samurai Experience
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Kyoto Samurai Experience

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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 sword instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the "Way of the Warrior" handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119,28
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US$119,28

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$95,43
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US$95,43
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Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107,35
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US$107,35
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1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Kyoto)

1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip 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. ***Exclusive Plan for Japanese Residents or Visa Holders to enter Japan***
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$349,10
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US$349,10

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83,71
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US$83,71

Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

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Get an insiders' eye perspective on Kyoto on this walking tour that combines a food tour with anthropological insight. Wander through the city's streets and understand the nighttime entertainment scene, from geiko (geisha) to hostesses. Afterward, sample regional specialties accompanied by included drinks at standing bars/restaurants.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119,00
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US$119,00
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Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto
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Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto

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Ramen is one of Japan’s most popular dishes—a noodle and broth soup, topped with various meat or vegetable combinations. On this tour, learn how to make ramen from scratch at a local ramen factory, including making the noodles, mixing the soup, and adding the toppings. Finish by enjoying your delicious bowl of home-cooked ramen. The factory is also Halal-certified and vegetarian and vegan options are available on request.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119,28
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US$119,28

One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135,19
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US$135,19
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$132,01
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US$132,01

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$181,98
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US$181,98
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Private Geisha district tour "Explore Gion, the Geisha world"

Private Geisha district tour "Explore Gion, the Geisha world"

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Take a tour of Kyoto's famous Gion district and learn all about the mysterious geisha traditions of the area. Your local guide will tell you about the traditions from an insider perspective, as it can be difficult for outsiders to access geisha culture otherwise. At the same time you'll explore Gion's beautiful streets, temples, shrines, and shops, for a comprehensive overview of historic Kyoto.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$101,39
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US$101,39
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Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

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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.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75,19
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US$75,19
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$81,56
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US$81,56

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods and scenic parklands are ideal for exploring by bike. On this tour, save time by cycling around the city and visit five of Kyoto’s most popular attractions in one day. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Pavilion and the Kiyomizu Temple; pose for photos by the red torri gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine; and hop off to stroll around the Bamboo Forest and explore the geisha district.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$198,80
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US$198,80

Full Day Biking Tour Exploring the Best of Kyoto
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Full Day Biking Tour Exploring the Best of Kyoto

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Active travelers will love seeing Kyoto’s sights from the seat of a bicycle. You’ll cover more ground than on a walking tour but get a more intimate experience than on a bus tour. Visit must-see highlights including the Imperial Palace, the Gion district, Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Temple), and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Refuel with a hearty Japanese lunch.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119,28
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US$119,28

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 (Max 4 Pax)

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 (Max 4 Pax)

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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 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$795,22
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US$795,22
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Private Dinner with a Geisha

Private Dinner with a Geisha

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Immerse yourself in quintessential Japanese culture during a private tour and dining experience with a geisha. In Kyoto, considered the birthplace of geisha culture, you’ll explore the historic Gion area and dine on a multi-course meal at either a Japanese restaurant or tea house, accompanied by a ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) or ‘geiko’ (fully-trained geisha).
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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US$294,64
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The Kyoto VIP Experience!

The Kyoto VIP Experience!

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A fully customized experience for those who are used to the best of the very best. We go out of our way to make your day in Kyoto a very special one indeed. The itinerary in the description is just an idea. Upon booking, you will receive a questionnaire and then once we learn what really makes you tick as a traveller we get to work on planning the perfect day for you and those special to you. This tour includes entrance fees for up to two gardens and transportation by taxi from place to place including hotel pick up and drop off. Options for upgrades to private transportation with chauffeured vehicle will be sent upon booking and confirmed based on availability.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$357,85
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What people are saying about Kyoto Tours

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Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
"We did the 6-hour Kyoto tour. Our tour guide, Makiko, was knowledgeable, prompt, organized, and helpful. A lovely day in a wonderful city!"..."
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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)
"We toured Kyoto from Osaka and enjoyed it because of the beautiful scenery was made better by our excellent English speaking driver/guide. Top marks to Dalivanh!!"..."
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Private Kyoto Tour with Government-Licensed Guide and Vehicle (Max 7 persons)
"Booking this tour was a great idea! We were able to see so much of Kyoto in 6 hours. Our guide Taku is very knowledgeable of Kyoto and is as excited as we were to see the sights because we were blessed with blue skies that day."..."
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1 Day Private Kyoto Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver
"Excellent tour guide with a lot of Japanese history knowledge. He was patient and flexible with our schedule"..."
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10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour (up to 7 people)
"Akiko was waiting for our arrival and for the next 8.5 hours was charming and engaging with her presentation of the tour. She was well organised and made sure we saw and understood the story behind each sight. The time went very quickly and you felt like Akiko was part of the family. Great experience."..."
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Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA
"Fantastic traditional experience, kimonos made it extra special. Tea master had a good sense of humour. Must do in Kyoto!"..."
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Kyoto Samurai Experience
"This was an amazing experience for my whole family! We learned so much about the house this was in and of Samurai history. Of course the best part was to be able to weird a Samurai sword. Even my 10 year old was able to do this!"..."
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
"Kyioshi was a friendly, accomodating and very knowledgeable guide. We experienced much more of each location with his insight. Thank you we had a great day xx"..."
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Kyoto Early Bird Tour
"It was a great experience! The places we visited are unmissable in Kyoto. Our guide was very nice and gentle. We certainly recommend it!"..."
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1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Kyoto)
"Wow! The tour was well organized and tour guide was excellent. Highly recommend this one day tour. We felt safe in the bus. Bus was clean and driver was punctual. Guide kept us in a group at all times. No delays along the way."..."
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
"The tour guides were very knowledgable on the sake making process and went into so much depth when it came to the tasting and pairing with types of food."..."
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Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
"Lovely evening with Rui and Kevin. Yasaka shrine In the snow - so pretty and peaceful - was amazing. 2 different restaurants, first traditional with seating on the floor, excellent food and sake, second one more simple but still lovely food and plum wine. Thank you"..."
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Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto
"Making ramen with Mai was such a great time! She was so energetic and passionate about her job that it really made the experience one of the most unforgettable. The ramen was absolutely delicious."..."
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!
"Great tour, Leo gave us plenty of information about what we would be doing and where to meet which helped a lot."..."
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour
"We had a great tour with Nobu as our guide. After 2 weeks in Japan, we were still taken to try food and drinks that we had not yet seen anywhere else. The locations were great, and the variety of options allowed for everyone to match their preferences. Would absolutely recommend to anyone in Kyoto looking for guidance and a good evening with others."..."
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"We took this Kyoto private highlight tour on Christmas day (December 25th) 2022. Our guide, Ms. Chako, is such an amazing person with a wealth knowledge of the Kyoto area. This private tour is such a recommend tour because you can pace yourself, enjoy the place of interest and have an additional information provided by your guide. Additional highlight of the tour is the Ramen lunch, where Ms. Chako recommended the restaurant. We are such a ramen enthusiasts and this shop (off the beaten path) can rival all the ramen shop in Kyoto. All and all we highly recommend this tour. With a tour guide such as Ms. Chako, this program is a must to anyone who want to visit Kyoto."..."
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Private Geisha district tour "Explore Gion, the Geisha world"
"Ken was fantastic, he went out of his way to help us and was a very interesting guide who answered any questions we had. Ken took us on some incredible streets that we never would have found on our own."..."
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Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised
"Taibi was an excellent guide and showed us so many things that we definitely would have missed without him!"..."
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour
"An excellent tour that fits all. You’ll get to see many amazing places in Kyoto with a well educated guide that will introduce you to the Japanese culture and answer all of your questions"..."
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour
"We just have and incredible experience. The tour guy Ray, was very care about everything and we couldn't had a better time. Really this is the Best way to know Kyoto, don't look further more and if You are visiting Kyoto soon book this tour right now!"..."
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Full Day Biking Tour Exploring the Best of Kyoto
"Our experience was excellent. Our guide was very kind in explaining the history of the places we visited and it was a nice guy overall. I strongly suggest this trip so you can see all the main places without having to go around town in trains and buses"..."
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Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 (Max 4 Pax)
"We had a great time in Kyoto. Our driver was very friendly and polite. The Discovery vehicle was not available but we got a really nice van instead. We had a great time! Thanks a lot."..."
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Private Dinner with a Geisha
"The tour was fantastic and the private dinner with maiko was incredible. Learned everything you could, and even got to play some drinking games."..."
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The Kyoto VIP Experience!
"What a perfect tour for a perfect day in Kyoto! Niall planned out a wonderful tour through Kyoto! It had a little bit of everything, getting to see several wonderful spots, getting all the history, learning a ton of culture and even some Japanese! Was definately the highlight of my trip!! Highly recommended!!"..."
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