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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Kyoto and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Kyoto activities? We have 120 tour ideas.


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Beer & Brewery Tours

Fushimi Inari and Sake Brewery Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 103.27


Visit two landmarks of Kyoto's Inari district during this guided morning tour. Start by walking through one of the iconic sights of Kyoto, the stunning red 'torii' (gates) at Fushimi Inari Shrine. Then learn about sake production and sample several distinctive sakes at the Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, before continuing your tasting at a nearby specialty shop that carries more than 80 varieties of sake. Your 3.5-hour tour... Read More

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Kyoto Small-Group Sake Brewery Tour with Sake Tasting

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 54.56


Visit a traditional or modern sake brewery for a 45-minute tour and sake tasting in Kyoto, and you'll be steeped in the history of Japan's most famous drink. At the Horino Memorial Museum, learn how sake was once made, or visit the modern sake brewery of Matsui Shuzo. Then, enjoy a sake tasting... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
Priced From: USD 70.48


Grab your bike and get set to explore Kyoto from the ground up. On this small-group bike tour, you'll unearth the real Kyoto while cycling the narrow lanes and charming back streets of this former imperial city.

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Bike Tour of Lake Biwa from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 144.33


Enjoy a day off in the ultimate tranquility of the countryside as you take a leisurely cycle along the serene shores of Lake Biwa, the largest in Japan. Using electric bikes that provide an effortless, refreshing ride, this course follows beautiful lakeside roads up to stunning scenes of stepped rice terraces. This is a slow-paced, off-the-beaten-path tour in the countryside, showing a different side of Japan. Visit local... Read More

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 81.18


This is a 7 kilometer bike ride that visits famous attractions as well as hidden gems in Kyoto such as the Kinkakuji, Daitokuji Temple Complex in order to visit the Koto-in and Zuiho-in, Imamiyajinja and the Kitanotenmangu Temple.

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Bike Tours

Kyoto Cycling Tour - Small Group Bike Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 79.48


Jump on a bike to experience the real Kyoto on this half-day cycling tour of Japans imperial capital. This is the local transportation of choice, and theres no better way to discover the city's historic temples, beautiful parks, and picturesque view

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 119.07


Discover tranquil temples, Imperial palaces and ancient shrines on this 9-hour full-day Kyoto sightseeing tour. Explore top city attractions such as Nijo Castle and the ornate gardens of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Visit the Kiyomizu Temple and the Kyoto Imperial Palace, once home to the Imperial... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Kyoto City Tour: Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Handicraft Center

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Priced From: USD 98.32


Enjoy the sights of Kyoto on a sightseeing tour to Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace and the Kyoto Handicraft Center. You'll learn about Kyoto's rich history and culture from your guide as you take in some of the city's favorite landmarks, then get a hands-on... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Nighttime Tour of Kyoto by Bus

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 18.94


Enjoy a tour of Kyoto`s enchanting night scenery with English narration. The bus tour will take you around UNESCO World Heritage sites including To-ji Temple, Nishi-Honganji Temple and Nijo Castle, as well as Heian Jingu Shrine and Yasaka Shrine. The bus also visits Shijo Kawaramachi and the Gion district at the heart of this ancient city. This is very special opportunity to see Heian Jingu Shrine and Chion-in... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Full-Day Bus Tour: Nijo Castle, Imperial Palace & More

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 134.29


Discover some of Kyoto's most beautiful sites on this full-day guided bus tour. Visit Nijo Castle, Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and many more. Marvel at the exquisite gardens surrounding the Golden Pavilion.

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City Tours

Guided Go Kyoto Day Trip by Go-Kart

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 117.27


Discover a new activity in Kyoto - viewing the historic capital from a completely different angle by a go-kart! This tour is specially designed for go-kart; you will go beneath the huge red torii gate of the Shinto shrine, along the world famous zen monastery's earthen wall and a beautiful river side lined with cherry trees as well as the busy central part of the city. Don't be surprised if people on the street start smiling... Read More

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Coffee & Tea Tours

Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 116.91


Welcome to the tea room just a one minute walk from Kinkakuji temple, one of the world heritage sites in Kyoto. <br />You'll learn about the spirit of Chado and watch a traditional Japanese tea ceremony performed by a lecturer of Urasenke, which is one of the most famous tea schools in Japan.... Read More

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Coffee & Tea Tours

Private Japanese Tea Ceremony - Chanoyu Workshop

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 50 minutes
Priced From: USD 43.30


Start your Kyoto vacation at the Tea Ceremony Room Ju-An, set in a tranquil Japanese garden, you will leave your Kyoto holiday with the lasting memory of your private workshop at the Chashitsu Ju-An.<br />This private workshop runs daily and is conducted in English; since it is private, all of the attention will be on you while you learn the principles and inner workings of the Japanese Tea Ceremony Ritual and words... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 113.01


Explore the Nishiki Food Market and learn how to make a home-cooked Japanese meal on this Kyoto culinary walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, learn about typical Japanese ingredients at the food market, and go off the beaten path with a walk through the city's back streets, filled with... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Experience ’IZAKAYA’ food cooking class in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 94.90


Afternoon Izakaya Cooking Class is a great way to immerse yourself in Japanese dining culture as well as learn authentic and popular Japanese foods that are eaten at home and in local restaurants. The course consists of two parts. First, you will cook 2~3 dishes and enjoy them. Then you will... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Japanese ’Bento’ cooking class in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 94.90


Japanese traditional lunch box 'Bento' is one of the unique cuisines in Japan that fills small boxes little by little.<br />Morning Bento Class is a great way to learn about typical Japanese dishes such as sushi, tempura and miso soup. In addition, you will learn the cultural background of... Read More

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Cooking Classes

Kyoto Cooking Class

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 54.56


Discover Kyoto's rich culinary heritage during a cooking class in the former imperial capital. Your 1.5-hour lesson takes place in a 'machiya,' a traditional wooden townhouse, which offers an authentic atmosphere for you to learn from a local instructor. Choose from two options: a traditional home-style vegetable meal called 'obanzai' or teriyaki chicken with soup and salad. Numbers are limited to six people, ensuring an... Read More

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Private Sushi and Tempura Cooking Class at a Local Kyoto Home

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Priced From: USD 142.23


Perfect the art of home cooking in Kyoto with this private tempura and sushi-making class! You'll be picked up from your hotel by a friendly guide who accompanies you by taxi to a local Japanese home (modern or traditional style), where a family teaches you to make an authentic meal. After, enjoy... Read More

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Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 54.56


Learn the culinary art of rolling sushi in a sushi-making class and enjoy your creations for dinner. Your 1.5-hour lesson takes place in a traditional Kyoto townhouse with a professional instructor, who will teach you to make 'makizushi' (rolled sushi with dried seaweed). After a demonstration, choose your ingredients and try your hand at making the rolls. With some practice, you might feel like a sushi chef! Numbers are... Read More

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Bento Box Cooking Class

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs (approx.)
Priced From: USD 64.95


It's hard to get more traditional than the Japanese bento box. In a way, it's the perfect meal: it might include an egg roll, rice, pickled vegetables, breaded chicken and even nourishing miso soup, each in its own section of the bento box. The word is derived from an old Japanese word for convenience, and convenient this boxed meal certainly is. In this 3-hour cooking class in the center of Kyoto, learn the art of cooking up... Read More

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Izakaya Style Cooking Class

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 to 3.5 hrs (approx.)
Priced From: USD 64.95


Japanese food is more than just sushi and teriyaki chicken. In fact, it's a very diverse and delicious cuisine. Consider 'Izakaya,' a style of dining that is comparable to pub or bar food. Now you can learn how to cook traditional Izakaya-style dishes in Kyoto. This 3-hour class shows you how to make five or six Japanese dishes. And, best of all, when you pack up your knives and turn off the burners, you eat what... Read More

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Cook an Authentic Japanese lunch including Hot Pot and Okonomiyaki in a Local Home

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 42.00


Join your hosts Koji and Kaori for a private, authentic cooking lesson and delicious lunch in their modern home in a quiet neighborhood just north of Kyoto's city center. Enjoy a traditional meal while discussing Japanese cultural history and heritage. Koji and Kaori both learned to cook at a... Read More

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Learn To Cook In a Local Home: Private Cooking Class In Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 48.00


Join your host, Keiko, for a private cooking lesson and lunch in her Kyoto home. In this hands-on lesson, you will learn to prepare dishes that are unique to Kyoto. Keiko specializes in Obanzai cuisine, a method of cooking distinct to Kyoto that consists of preparing vegetables and seafood simply... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Japanese Traditional Taiko Drum Experience in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 58.57


Book the 1-hour traditional Japanese drum 'taiko' class in Kyoto! Taiko has developed through the long history of Japan along with various traditional art forms such as Noh, Kyo-gen, Nagauta, and Kabuki. Wadaiko especially refers to a taiko of Japanese origin. It is a compound word, which consists... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Gion by Night: Culture Performance with Dinner

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 110.95


Take in the best of traditional Japanese performing arts all on one stage, followed by an authentic dining experience. Accompanied by an informative guide at Gion Corner, you'll see maiko dancers, the art of flower arranging, gagaku court music, puppet theater and more. Then enjoy a tea ceremony by candlelight and a Japanese-style dinner. Pickup and drop-off by taxi from selected Kyoto hotels is included. Enjoy personal... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Full-Day Muslim-Friendly Kyoto Tour including Halal Beef Lunch

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 112.76


This is a private full-day tour for Muslim visitors who want to visit what many say is the best tourist city in Japan, Kyoto. A local guide will show you the popular spots in the Shijom Gion, and Higashiyama areas of Kyoto. Please note that hotel pick-up is included, but you will have to make your... Read More

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Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Beautiful Takashima Biwa Lake and Rice Terraces

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 162.37


On this tour, you will be visiting the Takashima area on the northwest side of Lake Biwa that offers exceptionally charming views of both the lake and mountains. In this rare and exclusive experience, you will also stand along side the farmer's wife and assist as she prepares a simple and amazing... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Experience Visiting a Local Farmer and Mochi Rice Cake Making

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 117.27


Immerse yourself in the rhythms and traditions of farm life in a Japanese village during this 3.5-hour visit to the town of Ogi, including a 'mochi'-pounding (Japanese rice cake-making) and delicious chicken Sukiyaki lunch cooking lesson. Walk amidst the terraced rice fields of this... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Japanese Roof Architecture and Workshop Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 139.82


Discover and learn in detail about the beautiful Japanese roof architecture of temples and shrines. This is a unique opportunity to visit workshops and experience this form of craftsmanship.On this tour, you will visit some of the last craftsmen who dedicate their lifework to the preservation of renowned temples and shrines in Japan. Since ancient times, Japanese people have believed that the beauty of Japanese... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Chopstick Making Workshop in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 72.16


During this chopstick making workshop, you can create your own personal, unique pair of chopsticks from smoked bamboo. Learn to carve and shape them to be just right for you.

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Cultural Tours

Itajime Shibori Scarf Class

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 30 to 60 mins
Priced From: USD 29.23


Learn how to make your own shibori scarf in Japan during a 30- to 60-minute class. Shibori art pieces, tools, and samples are displayed at the Kyoto Shibori Museum, which you can explore while your piece dries. In the museum shop, admire a variety of original items, souvenirs, and fabrics. Select a morning or afternoon time when booking.

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Kasamaki and Nuishime Shibori Wrapping Cloth Class

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 60 to 90 mins
Priced From: USD 48.71


Learn two techniques for dying cloth during this 60 to 90 minute class in Kyoto &ndash; Kasamaki and Nuishime. Shibori art pieces, tools and samples are displayed on the exhibition floor. In the museum shop, there are a variety of original items, souvenirs and fabrics for you to peruse.

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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 27.06


During this experience, you can rent and get dressed in a kimono or yukata (during the summer) in the Gion District of Kyoto. Then have the chance to walk around the city and see the sights in this traditional attire.

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Long-sleeved ’Furisode’ Kimono Experience in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 135.31


During this experience, you can rent and get dressed in a <em>furisode</em> (long-sleeved Kimono) in the Gion District of Kyoto. Furisode is a very formal long-sleeved kimono that, culturally, is for younger, unmarried women. Then, you will have a chance to walk... Read More

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Exclusive Early Morning Access to Kennin-ji Temple with Resident Monk Guide

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 243.55


While visiting temple is a quintessential experience in Kyoto, very few people get to know them under a resident Monk's guidance. In this tour we will visit Kennin-ji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto, 2 hours prior to normal opening time. Number of the participants is limited to... Read More

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Small-Group Tea House Experience with a Maiko in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 1125.00


While in Kyoto, enjoy this 2.5-hour cultural visit to an ochaya tea house, generally not open to the public. Appreciate the Japanese dance of maiko with your small group limited to 6 people. This activity includes a guide-interpreter, hotel pickup and drop-off by taxi, and a light snack.

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Kyoto Small-Group Cultural Experience: Calligraphy or Origami Class

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: About 1 hr to 1.5 hrs
Priced From: USD 35.07


Try your hand at the Japanese arts with your choice of a calligraphy or origami class! Take a 1-hour lesson from an expert instructor inside a beautiful Kyoto-style townhouse, and experience traditional arts in the old capital of Japan. You'll practice calligraphy techniques with a brush and ink or... Read More

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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 35.07


Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and learn the sophisticated philosophy behind serving a bowl of tea. You'll have three options for this experience: a 1-hour tea ceremony in a <i>machiya</i> (traditional wooden building); a 1.5-hour tea ceremony and kimono-wearing lesson; or a 2.5-hour tea ceremony at the private home of a professional tea master. You'll have a local guide with you to translate any questions you... Read More

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Japanese Taiko Drum Lesson in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 74.04


Searching for something really fun to do in Kyoto’ Take a taiko (traditional drum) class! An expert instructor teaches you the basics, including how to use your drumsticks with proper form. By the end of your lesson you'll be able to play a song. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring a personalized experience with a small group.

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Kyoto Small-Group Tour: Introduction to Japanese Culture

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 91.27


Learn about the art of the tea ceremony, the correct way to wear a kimono, and the architecture of old Kyoto during this 2-hour introduction to Japanese culture. You'll enjoy the atmosphere of an old-style Kyoto 'machiya' (shophouse) for your tea ceremony, then try on a kimono before the option of... Read More

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Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 89.00


Join a local scholar of religion on a 3-hour walking tour of Kyoto, exploring Shinto and Buddhist landmarks. Visit Yasaka Shrine, Kennin-ji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.You'll learn about the synchronicity of religions and spirituality that permeate Japanese... Read More

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Custom Private Tours

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 629.67


This is a private tour by a chartered vehicle. Using this service, you can charter your vehicle Limousine, Van, or Bus which is most suitable for your group and visit many attractive sightseeing spots. You don't have to hurry for any other tourist. This tour is only for your group!<br />

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Private Kyoto Arashiyama Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 322.17


Arashiyama area in western Kyoto is one of the most beautiful places to visit especially in the cherry blossom season and the foliage season in Japan. The combination of the traditional culture with the great nature will be spectacular..

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Full-Day Kyoto Private Custom Walking Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 400.00


With this private tour, you can see Kyoto efficiently and have a deeper understanding in one day. This tour includes at least three must see in Kyoto! It is also possible to customize your tour fully.

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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Full-day: 8 hrs (approx.)
OR
Half-day: 4 hrs (approx.)

Priced From: USD 120.27


Create your own sightseeing itinerary on a private, customized tour of Kyoto. You're accompanied via public transport to a few of the cultural capital's 2,000 temples, shrines and other renowned landmarks like Fushimi Inari Shrine. Choose from among 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Nijo Castle or Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) to explore with a professional guide. Select a half-day or full-day itinerary, tailored... Read More

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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours
Priced From: USD 40.59


Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto's Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto's famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and... Read More

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Day Spas

Kyoto Arashiyama - Japanese Foot Spa

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 30 to 50 mins
Priced From: USD 36.08


Experience a Japanese Foot Spa in a quiet location close to the center of Arashiyama. Choose from two popular choices for your unique footbath followed by a thorough lower leg and foot massage. Enjoy Japanese hospitality and atmosphere as you enjoy a drink of your choice together with Japanese snacks

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Day Tours in Kyoto

Kyoto Morning Tour - Nijo Castle Kinkaku-ji Temple and Imperial Palace

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 61.80


This morning tour of Kyoto includes the chance to visit most Kyotos most beautiful sights! Experience Japans former capital and immerse yourself in Japanese history.

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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Heian Jingu Shrine Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangen-do Temple

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 13:40)
Priced From: USD 56.56


Visit some of Kyotos most exquisite landmarks on this afternoon tour! Immerse yourself in history and old world grandeur.

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Kyoto Morning and Craft

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 108.93


This tour combines a guided sightseeing trip to some of Kyotos famous landmarks with a chance to make your own traditional crafts.

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Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 93.22


Take short train ride from Kyoto and bathe yourself in the rural atmosphere of Saga-Arashiyama. This tour is especially good during cherry blossom season and in the autumn.

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Kyoto in One Day - Nijo Castle Kinkaku-ji Imperial Palace Heian Jingu Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 124.64


Explore Kyoto learn about its history and visit its most beautiful sights! Nijo Castle the Kyoto Imperial Palace Heian Jingu Shrine Sanjusangendo Temple and the Kiyomizudera Temple are just some of the interesting places youll get to see.

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Kyoto and Nara in One Day

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 139.31


See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara all in one day! Enjoy this guided bus tour that give you the chance to visit the historical places and most beautiful sights of these two ancient cities.

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Walking Tour Osaka 1 Day From Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 163.40


Get a grand view of Osaka from the Aerial Garden Observatory on the 40th floor visit Osaka Castle and its museum of the castles history then take a riverboat cruise for another breathtaking view of the city.

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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 10 hours
Priced From: USD 132.60


Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji, as well as Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then travel to Nara to visit World Heritage–listed Todai-ji temple complex (including Great Buddha... Read More

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Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 66.75


Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Accompanied by your local guide, you'll visit the Todaiji Temple to see Japan's largest Buddha,... Read More

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Day Trips

Kobe Walking Tour Including Sake Tasting at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 139.82


Enjoy a full day of sightseeing and a sake-tasting session in the port city of Kobe, with round-trip public transport by rail from Kyoto. Stroll through Kobe's Kitano district past dozens of historical 'Ijinkan' (foreign residences) and, after a buffet lunch, head into Meriken Park. The day ends... Read More

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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 171.39


Embark on a full-day walking tour to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Himeji Castle. You'll take public transportation from Kyoto to Hyogo with a guide to the Japanese national treasure for an informative stroll around the grounds. Afterward, you also get to enjoy a lunch buffet with both Western and Japanese cuisine before a journey along the Maiko Marine Promenade, a scenic walkway built on the Kobe side of the Akashi... Read More

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Osaka Walking Tour with River Cruise and Osaka Castle from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 140.72


Follow an expert guide on foot to principal landmarks in Osaka during a full-day walking tour, departing from Kyoto. Visit Shogun exhibits at Osaka Castle and look as far as the eye can see from the Umeda Sky Building's Floating Garden Observatory. Then join your guide on a 1-hour river cruise on... Read More

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Uji Walking Tour with Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 80.28


Explore the historic city of Uji on this walking tour from Kyoto. Your informative guide will give you an introduction to this city known for its tea and to Japanese culture, by guiding you through the city`s scenic neighborhoods, riverfront and historic temples. You`ll partake in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and see the famous Ujibashi Bridge, a cultural icon.

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 347.29


Visit Hiroshima's most important historic sites on this 12-hour tour from Kyoto. After taking the bullet train from Kyoto Station, enjoy a boat ride to Miyajima. Your informative guide will show you to a great viewing spot for the majestic Itsukushima Shrine. Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park... Read More

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Full day Kyoto and Nara tour by luxury van

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 385.99


Get ready for 12 full hours of incredible sites in two of Japan's most ancient and revered cities! This packed tour starts from your hotel or accommodation within the city of Kyoto to see the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kinkaku-ji Temple, the 6th century Shimogamo Shinto Shrine, the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine then we will head south to Nara, Japan to visit Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park and finally Kasuga Shrine... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Private Dinner with a Geisha

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 to 3 hrs
Priced From: USD 117.27


Geisha traditions are traced to the spiritual center of Kyoto, where they were specified as geiko and maiko. Such a lovely tradition can hardly ever be enjoyed privately. From centuries ago, geiko and maiko parties have been given privately only for limited members of society. This tour makes it possible for visitors to truly experience the essence of geiko and maiko in an authentic manner. During the event,... Read More

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The Art of the Geisha: Private Dinner in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 441.46


Spend an incredible evening dining in Kyoto at an exclusive private restaurant accompanied by a 'maiko,' or apprentice geisha. The highly skilled performer typically entertains guests at invitation-only locations. You'll also walk through the Gion district of Kyoto to learn how Kyoto has been a center for the geisha's traditional art for centuries. This kaiseki dinner and walking tour is a rare occasion for you to see and... Read More

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Dining Experiences

Private Obanzai Lunch with Seasonal Ingredients in a Kyoto Home

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 40.00


Join your host for a private, traditional lunch in her Kyoto home. Specializing in Obanzai cuisine, your host will make this an unforgettable experience. Sitting on cushions on the floor at a low Japanese-style dining table, you will enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal and a good conversation about... Read More

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Dinner Packages

Maiko Performance and Dinner Overlooking Kiyotaki River

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 174.10


In the summer, Kyoto locals escape the city heat for a relaxing dinner show at the Takao Momijiya restaurant on the Kiyotaki River. Join them on the restaurant's elevated outdoor terrace, known as a &lsquo;kawadoko,` and watch maiko (similar to geishas) perform songs and dance... Read More

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Private Dinner with a Maiko in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 1250.00


During this private, 4-hour experience, enjoy an authentic Japanese-style dinner at an ochaya tea house in Kyoto. Most ochaya tea houses are not open to the public, so this is a truly unique experience. See a small dance performance by a Maiko and speak to them with your local guide and interpreter. This includes hotel pickup and drop-off by taxi.

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Dinner Packages

Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 171.39


Witness the beauty and elegance of the lovely 'maiko' (apprentice geishas, or 'geiko') at Gion Hatanaka during an exquisite 2-hour evening of culture, entertainment and delicious food. Enjoy unlimited drinks with specialty, Kyoto-style 'kaiseki' cuisine, which incorporates traditional cooking methods and ingredients. You'll learn about ancient Japanese traditions as you chat with the maiko and geiko, play drinking games with... Read More

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Food Tours

Arashiyama and Sagano Walking Food Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 105.00


Maybe you have seen a picture of a Bamboo grove in Japan once in your life. This is the highlight of Arashiyama, an area where ancient aristocrats had their villas more than 1,000 years ago. On this tour, you will visit a beautiful bridge called the Togetsukyo and the Tenryu-ji temple with beautiful traditional gardens. While walking to the Sagano area, you'll stop by many stores and try various types of local food.

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Food Tours

Walking Food Tour of the Nishiki Market in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 118.00


This is a walking food tour through the Nishiki Food Market, an area known to locals as the Kitchen of Kyoto as it plays a huge part in supporting the Kyoto food industry.  Business has been conducted here for the past 400 years and with one of the richest culinary atmospheres in the world, you will have a chance to sample some of the freshest food of your life.

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Food Tours

Gion and Kamogawa Evening Food Tour in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 160.00


This evening food tour through Gion and Kamogawa is a celebration of traditional Japanese Kaiseki Ryouri, a multifaceted Japanese cuisine that flawlessly mixes the cuisine of the world to produce some of the most delicious dishes on the planet.

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Food Tours

Small-Group Nishiki Market: The Heart of Kyoto Cuisine

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 127.00


Sample Kyoto's best flavors on this 3-hour tour of Nishiki Market. This market boasts some of Kyoto's best food purveyors as well as specialty Japanese cookware shops. You'll cruise the market with an English-speaking food expert, who will illuminate some of the mysteries of Japanese cuisine.... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 90.20


In order to closely feel the local atmosphere of Kyoto, this tour will use public transportation so that you can experience the everyday life of Kyoto locals, unlike other tour groups hastily hopping from one location to another on chartered buses. During the 7-hour tour, your private guide will show you around the city covering four major must-see locations. There are two different courses: one... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Full Day Traditional Photo Tour in Kyoto including Transportation by Luxury Van

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 621.51


The tour starts out by visiting the UNESCO Sites of the Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Ryoanji Rock Zen Garden, the Nijo Castle, the Nishiki Fish Market (for lunch), the Kiyomizu Temple, the Ginkakuji Temple and finally to the Philospher's Path. During this tour, you will also have the opportunity to have... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Kyoto Morning Tour: Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 57.73


Soak up temple and palace sights on this half-day guided city tour, great for those who want to see Kyoto's top attractions in a short time. Travel by coach in the morning and visit UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle and the gold-covered Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) with an informative guide. Then... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 53.22


Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Kyoto on an afternoon guided tour through the former capitol's vibrant shrines and temples. Admire the alluring green and red Heian Shrine. Stroll Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1,001 Kannon statues and the Kiyomizu Temple where you'll enjoy... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 162.37


This is a half day tour of visiting Nijo castle and Kinkakuji Temple,representative tourist spots in Kyoto. Nijo was the Castle built in 1603 (the Edo period) and registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also Kinkakuji, the 'Golden Pavillion,' is a temple shining in the sunlight, which is the... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner at Kibune Kawadoko with Transfer

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 126.29


Offer you with convenient transportation service directly to enjoy traditional Japanese Kaiseki Dinner at Kyoto Kibune Kawadoko restaurant, 'Ugenta' or 'Sagenta', which is extremely difficult to make reservation! There are different courses in the menu, and main dish is fresh river fish.... Read More

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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Kyoto World Heritage Hop-On Hop-Off Loop Bus

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 18.04


The best bus system for exploring Kyoto. <br />K'LOOP (Kyoto Sightseeing Loop Bus) allows you the freedom to enjoy the World Heritage sites and other important cultural spots at your own pace. <br />Enjoy the audio guidance while traveling on the bus. <br />This 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass offers convenient access to World Heritage sites including Golden pavilion, Silver pavilion, Kiyomizu Temple, Toji Temple,... Read More

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Literary, Art & Music Tours

Japanese Flower Arrangement Workshop

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


Kyoto is a city known for its contemplative gardens and impressive temples, adorned with fiery red maples in autumn and delicate cherry blossoms in spring. During this workshop, you'll enjoy a relaxing, hands-on introduction to Japanese flower arrangement, using seasonal branches and flowers to create beautiful compositions and gaining extra insight into the beauty of Japanese culture.  <br /><br... Read More

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Lunch Cruises

Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour With Yakatabune Lunch Cruise

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 125.38


Find yourself surrounded by scenic landscapes on this 5-hour walking tour and river cruise in Arashiyama, a top destination in Kyoto. After a ride on the JR (Japan Rail), start your morning stroll with an informative guide around the garden of Tenryu-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and... Read More

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Market Tours

Food and Culture Experience at the Nishiki Market and Gion in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 100.00


In the center of Kyoto, there is the famous Nishiki market. With more than 400 years history, the Nishiki market is called “Kyoto's Kitchen.”<br />There are more than 130 shops along the street, and you can taste and see many types of food that is unique to Kyoto. On this tour,... Read More

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Martial Arts Classes

Samurai School: Samurai for a Day

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 1-hour or 2-hours
Priced From: USD 63.14


Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu, including how to use the Japanese sword. You can choose a 1-hour session for an introduction to the basics, or upgrade for a 2-hour session to learn choreographed movements with a sword and folding fan. Top off your experience of this traditional Japanese art with a photo session in costume, and take home a certificate of... Read More

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Meet the Locals

Kyoto: Shared Tea Ceremony Experience

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 27.47


You can experience real Japanese tea ceremony and learn how to make powdered green tea by yourself. All information is provided in fluent English by a tea master with certain licence of Urasenke, the biggest tea school in Japan.

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day Tour from Kyoto to Tokyo: Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 941.74


Edo-era architecture, samurai stories and houses shaped like praying hands — experience Japanese history and culture on this 3-day tour from Kyoto to three of Japan's must-visit historical cities: Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa. With a professional guide, you'll explore traditional homes,... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route Including Lodging and Transport

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 875.00


Visit mountaintop villages, soothing hot springs and Japanese temples along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kumano Kodo during this 3- or 4-day self-guided tour. Part of a series of old pilgrimage roads, the strenuous but well-maintained route originally connected the former imperial... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 1045.00


Hike a section of the Nakasendo Trail on a 3- or 4-day self-guided tour from Tokyo or Kyoto that includes all rail transport. A series of forested trails and paved village paths linking the two cities comprise the Nakasendo, a trail among an ancient network of Japanese highways. Follow in the... Read More

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Night Tours in Kyoto

Kyoto Night Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 17:00)
Priced From: USD 128.83


Experience the traditions of Japan firsthand! Have a traditional dinner with tea ceremony and watch a special performance of the Japanese arts.

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Kyoto Maiko Dinner

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 17:30)
Priced From: USD 120.45


Grab this rare chance to meet Maiko the celebrated entertainers of Japans past.

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Overnight Tours

2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Kyoto Including Miyajima and Kurashiki

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 716.23


Visit top World Heritage sites in Miyajima, Hiroshima and Okayama on this 2-day guided from Kyoto. Marvel at the graceful red gate of Itsukushima Shrine, take in the UNESCO-listed Hiroshima Peace Memorial's Genbaku Dome and museum, stroll the historic streets of the Kurashiki Bikan Historical... Read More

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Pottery Classes

Japanese Pottery Lesson in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 40 minutes
Priced From: USD 28.23


Experience Japanese pottery lessons at the Kiyomizudera Studio that is located near the famous Kiyomizu Temple, just next to the five-story pagoda “Yasaka-No-Tou” (Yasaka Pagoda). In the midst of the historical gem that is Kyoto, you will learn to create Japanese pottery as a true artisan would.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Half Day Kyoto Stroll with a Private Photographer

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 423.78


Spend a morning or afternoon in Kyoto with your native English-speaking or Arabic-speaking guide and photographer and have beautiful photos taken of you while you are also being guided on a private tour. The beautiful, rich history of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle and Shimogamo Jinja will be the perfect backdrop for stunning photos!

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Kyoto Walking Tour with a Photographer

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 423.78


This tour starts out at Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka streets and then to Tahouzan Jippoji, then to Ootani Honbyou, finally goes to Kiyomizu Temple. You will meet at Sannen-zaka street and the tour will conclude at the Kiyomizu Temple. You can have beautiful photos taken of you while being guided on this private tour.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full Day Kyoto Streets Tour with a Photographer

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 675.63


View the awe-inspiring sites of Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Temple, followed by the Ryoanji Rock Garden, and the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Then you will head to the Nishiki Fish Market for lunch before heading off to the Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka streets. From there, you will walk a few... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Kyoto Arashiyama SHINRYOKU Rickshaw Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 225.51


Spend a relaxing morning in Arashiyama, enjoying the vivid and lush nature. Discover the green and refreshing temples as well as unique ones. Find out why the Japanese are so fond of the Shinryoku (lit. new green. as in green leaves on trees and bushes).

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 60 to 170 mins
Priced From: USD 76.67


Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. With your guide, this tour is an easily customized ride. Enjoy the serene shrines of west Kyoto's Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove and charming neighborhood.<br... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 81.10


If you want to possess a deeper understanding of Shintoism and Buddhism, the religions of Japan, this private 3-hour walking tour of Kyoto is the perfect introduction. A local scholar will guide your private party through the streets of Gion and take you to several spiritual sites in the cultural... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Japanese Gardens and Landscape

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 71.67


This 3-hour private walking tour of Kyoto's beautiful Japanese gardens takes you to several Zen Buddhist temples with a local scholar. Admire Mirror Pond at Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), Karesansui Garden at Ryoan-ji and the intricate rock and water landscapes of Ninna-ji. Your knowledgeable... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Scholar-led Private Nishiki Market Walking Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 79.67


Taste your way through Kyoto's famed Nishiki Market, the heart of Kyoto cuisine, on this private 3-hour tour. Nishiki Market is home to some of Kyoto's top food purveyors and cookware shops. You'll meander the market with an English-speaking food expert as your guide and discover the two concepts that make Kyoto cuisine unique: 'shun,' meaning ingredients that have reached their seasonal peak, and 'umami,' one of the five... Read More

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Theater, Shows & Musicals

Traditional Maiko Performance in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 93.71


Watch a Maiko performance and have the opportunity to interact with them afterwards. Learn about the Maiko culture afterwards, and either enjoy a bento box lunch or Japanese sweets and matcha, depending on the option selected.

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Theater, Shows & Musicals

Samurai Performance in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 27.06


Kembu (sword performance), one of many Japanese traditional arts, demonstrates the culture of the samurai, a warrior class that ruled Japan for 700 years. Kembu masters who work to keep the spirit of samurai culture alive perform this 1-hour stage show at Samurai Kembu Theater. Satisfy your intellectual curiosity with in-depth talks, and enjoy both traditional and new-style Kembu performances based on historical tales from... Read More

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Tours around Kyoto

Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 13 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 403.26


Take an English guided tour around Hiroshima and Miyajima from Kyoto! See the Itsukushima Jinja Shrine and walk through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

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City of Culture Kyoto - Small Group Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (starts at 14:00)
Priced From: USD 51.11


Walk through corridors of bright-red torii gates. Spot the thousands of fox statues in the Fushimi Inari Shrine while experiencing the peace of Zen gardens. See and learn about the modern and traditional aspects of Tofukuji Temple. Take a tour within Gion and discover the culture of Japans Geisha district.

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Tours around Kyoto

Kyoto Cycling Tour - Small Group Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 08:45)
Priced From: USD 69.05


Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto. Learn about the citys history at Heian-Jingu Shrine and stroll through the expansive grounds at Nanzenji Temple. Find out the meaning of tranquility along the Path of Philosophy. Ride under the shade of hundreds of cherry trees and discover a pocket of Kyotos ancient forests at Shimogamo Shrine.

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Tours around Nara

Nara Afternoon

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (starts at 13:40)
Priced From: USD 72.27


Travel from Kyoto to Nara by bus and see the great sights Nara has to offer! The Todaji Temple Nara Deer Park and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine are some of the places youll have the opportunity to visit.

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Tours from Kyoto

Takayama Express Shirakawago and Kanazawa 3-Day Round Trip Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights
Priced From: USD 952.10


Take a trip that gives you a little peace and quiet in the Japanese countryside. Travel from Kyoto to Takayama and visit Shirakawago and Kanazawa.

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Tours in Japan from Kyoto

Hiroshima and Kurashiki 2 Days from Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 days - 1 night (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 816.99


Take this special 2-day package to Hiroshima and Kurashiki!

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Tours in Japan from Kyoto

Takayama Express Shirakawago and Kanazawa 3-Day One Way Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 days - 2 nights (starts at 09:10)
Priced From: USD 1056.84


Take a trip that gives you a little peace and quiet in the Japanese countryside. This three day package tour departing from Kyoto takes you to Takayama World-Heritage-listed Shirakawago Kanazawa and ends in Tokyo.

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Tours in Kyoto

Beyond Zen Japanese Garden and Landscape Small Group Walking Seminar

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 96.31


Enjoy this small group tour of Kyotos Zen gardens

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Beyond Zen Japanese Garden and Landscape Private Walking Seminar

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 453.20


Enjoy this private walking tour of Kyotos Zen gardens

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Viator VIP Tours

Viator VIP: Special Access to To-ji Temple with Resident Monk

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 270.61


Visiting temples is a must in Kyoto, but very few people get to join a resident monk for an insider`s perspective. On this Viator VIP tour limited to just eight people, you'll be allowed inside restricted areas of To-ji Temple with a temple monk, who will share stories about the history... Read More

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Walking Tours

Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 80.28


Stroll through dense bamboo groves to hidden mountain temples and discover centuries of Japanese heritage on this 4-hour Arashiyama and Sagano walking tour. Explore the natural wilderness of the Sagano bamboo grove with your guide. Visit the ancient Tenryu-ji Temple and learn of its 14th-century history. Head along forested paths in search of the Jojakko-ji Temple and admire its impressive pagoda. Wander across the... Read More

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Walking Tours

Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural Tour

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 59.20


Savor the beauty and charm of Kyoto on this cultural walking tour. An ancient yet elegant city, Kyoto showcases all that is refined and unique about Japanese culture. Wander with your knowledgeable guide through Zen gardens, visit shrines and temples, and catch glimpses of geishas in their kimonos. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience.

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Walking Tours

Gion Walking Tour in Traditional Kimono

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 123.58


Walk around Kyoto's historic geisha district, Gion, in a kimono during this 4-hour experience. Immerse yourself in Kyoto's traditional culture. Meet your professional stylist and choose from a vast array of kimonos and accessories — your stylist will even create a hairdo for you. Once you're dressed up, strut the streets of Gion and experience Kyoto from a geisha's point of view.

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Walking Tours

5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 18.04


Book this popular 5-hour Kyoto walking tour and learn the history and culture of Kyoto from a licensed guide. This unique walking tour was actually started in 1996 as the original tour of this kind in Japan further enhances the value of guided tours by covering hidden spots that are rarely known by... Read More

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Walking Tours

Gion Walking Tour by Night

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 100 minutes
Priced From: USD 9.02


Gion is Kyoto's most traditional district where the culture of Kagai, the world of maiko and geiko is still alive. Though many tourists come to Gion, it can be difficult to grasp the magnitude and beauty of Gion completely. Your guide will explain the history of Kagai, the lives of maiko and geiko and even take you to the backstreets of Gion. Walk with a knowledgeable, licensed English-speaking guide and discover... Read More

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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 80.17


The true magic of Kyoto comes alive at the end of the day, when the past and the present blend into the night! Take to the streets as dusk falls and see how argon lights mix with paper lanterns, age-old shrines squeeze into busy shopping streets, and aged wood is decorated with modern street art.

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Walking Tours

Scholar-led Small-Group Kyoto Walking Tour: Japanese Gardens and Landscape

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 89.00


Garden and landscape design is an art form that has shaped Japanese aesthetics for centuries. On this 3-hour scholar-led walking tour of Kyoto, you'll see a wide variety of Japanese garden styles, from the intricate miniature landscapes of emperors to the stylized gravel and rock designs of Zen... Read More

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Cool Kyoto: 5-Hour Walking Tour with the Last Samurai

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 40.69


Discover Japan's former imperial capital with an expert Samurai as your guide! Explore Kyoto on this 5-hour tour, visiting the Kyoto Imperial Palace Forest among the many sights and historic curios, followed by a demonstration of Samurai weapon handling.

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Yoga Classes

Healing Pilates Session and Japanese Homecooking Experience

Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 135.31


A Pilates session is led by a friendly instructor at a serene shrine to help you absorb its healing energy. This relaxing Pilates session is followed by cooking a delicious, homemade Japanese lunch. This tour is especially recommended for those who wish to relax on your trip in Japan.

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