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Kyoto Art, Culture, & Historical

Book a Kyoto Art, Culture, & Historical Tour with a Local Tour Guide

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Kyoto Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

Fully customizable your own private tour in Kyotocover image

Fully customizable your own private tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

There are so many great places in Kyoto that you probably want to visit but perhaps not enough time. Also, Kyoto is getting very crowded due to a lot of foreigners visiting there. It is best to have a local person guiding you to come up with a plan that suits your preference. I can create a tour with you which includes not only popular places like the Golden Pavilion and Fushimi Inari but small temples with Wabi Sabi such as those in Sagano and the oldest Japanese sweet shop in Murasakino.

FROM$255/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Nori I.
Nori I.
5.00 / 5
(11 reviews)
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Zen & Pure Land Gardens in Kyoto, Ryoanji, Kinkakuji & more

Kyoto
8 hours

There are many temples with beautiful gardens in Kyoto. Gardens are part of religious practice and are divided into two, Pure Land style gardens to image the Pure Land of Buddha where our souls go after death, and Zen style gardens to meditate Zen. This tour is focused on Zen and Pure Land gardens in Kyoto. In addition to these, we will also visit Fushimi Inari Shrine that is very famous for its Torii gates. I also can include other places like Nishiki Market & Gion upon request.

FROM$287/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hiroyuki T.
Hiroyuki T.
4.95 / 5
(105 reviews)
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Kyoto Kiyomizu and Fushimi Tour

Kyoto
7 hours

This tour is designed for the tourist, who is interested in the atmosphere of ancient capital, and cultures. This is walking tour of Kiyomizu area through Yasaka Shrine, where the ancient atmosphere is well remained. We plan to visit Nishimi Food Market street to see the food culture of Kyoto people also.

FROM$147/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Makoto Y.
Makoto Y.
4.96 / 5
(97 reviews)
The half day tour, My precious home town Fushimi and Ujicover image

The half day tour, My precious home town Fushimi and Uji

Kyoto
4 hours

The customized must-see tour of an Serene classical Atmosphere of south of Kyoto .Walk through country riverside path and beautiful garden of Byodoin . Visit Sake Brewery. ( watch and taste making Japanese sake. ) Visit Fushimi Inari shrine.This tour not only visits the photogenic Fushimi Inari and Byodoin Temple, but you will also be able to gain more knowledge of the Inari shrine and the brand name of green tea “Uji Cha”.

FROM$89/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mana F.
Mana F.
4.86 / 5
(84 reviews)
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Fully customizable private half day tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
4 hours

There are so many great places in Kyoto that you probably want to visit but perhaps not enough time. Also, Kyoto is getting very crowded due to a lot of foreigners visiting there. It is best to have a local person guiding you to come up with a plan that suits your preference. I can create a tour with you which includes not only popular places like the Golden Pavilion and Fushimi Inari but small temples with Wabi Sabi such as those in Sagano and the oldest Japanese sweet shop in Murasakino.

FROM$159/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Nori I.
Nori I.
5.00 / 5
(11 reviews)
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Katsura Imperial Villa and Fushimi Inari

Kyoto
4 hours

Katsura Imperial Villa is too beautiful to express! In the early Edo period, Prince Toshihito, who excelled in both literature and the martial art from childhood, built the Villa. That is both tasteful and simple. We need to apply for the Imperial Household Agency to get in. I will apply for you by postcard. It takes an hour to see the villa by the special guide of the villa. The fee is free.

FROM$115/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Toshiyo O.
Toshiyo O.
4.67 / 5
(241 reviews)
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Exploring Six Scenic Spots with Sushi

Kyoto
6 hours 30 min

On this tour, you'll be able to see, hear, and taste the culture of Kyoto at some especially exciting spots. We will explore the three major areas of Kyoto: Kitayama, Higashiyama, and Gion. We, the team (tourism experts in our 20s and 30s), promise to offer a unique and special tour experience that you won't find anywhere else in Kyoto.

FROM$290/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koin M.
Koin M.
4.95 / 5
(22 reviews)
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Visiting temples and tea ceremony experience in East Kyoto

Kyoto
7 hours

This tour is based on 'A Wonderful Half Day in Kyoto (East Kyoto). You can visit Kiyomizudera Temple, Sanjyusangendo Temple, Kenninji Temple. You can also enjoy tea ceremony experience.

FROM$198/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tomoe S.
Tomoe S.
4.93 / 5
(105 reviews)
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Eastern Highlights in Kyoto for the first time visitor - Full Day Tour -

Kyoto
8 hours

Kyoto is a big and traditonal city full of attractive things from old times to present day such as Zen temple gardens,Shito shrines, traditional café, local cuisine loved by Kyoto people, museums and so on. I think Kyoto is a kind of "Theme Park". You may encounter local people who pray to a deity in a small shrine next to shopping arcade. On this tour I would like to show you not only major sightseeing spots but also small tips. Let's discover the charms of Kyoto together with me.

FROM$230/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Koichi W.
Koichi W.
4.94 / 5
(51 reviews)
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One day tour in Kyoto (Higashiyama area)

Kyoto
7 hours

Tour will visit several places in Higashiyama area (east part of Kyoto) including World Heritage sites. As Kyoto is normally crowded, It is strongly recommended to uae a chartered taxi, in order to effectively use the customers' valuable time in Kyoto.

FROM$254/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yasuhisa K.
Yasuhisa K.
4.95 / 5
(21 reviews)
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半天周游京都宇治地区(平等院凤凰堂、黄檗山万福寺)

Kyoto
4 hours 30 min

从您们的宾馆,坐京阪电车。 1首先访问平等院凤凰堂(在宇治车站下车) 走着斜看宇治川过约7,8分钟,到平等院凤凰堂。(世界文化遗产) 2然后再坐京阪电车到黄檗山万福寺(在黄檗车站下车) 走着去约5分钟到黄檗山万福寺,是日本最早的禅宗寺院(中国由来的 )

FROM$52/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - 裕治
裕治
4.64 / 5
(11 reviews)
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Walking tour in Eastern Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

Since there are so many beautiful places densely in eastern Kyoto, we can take a walking tour there. Please add or skip some. This is an example of a walking tour in eastern Kyoto, emphasizing history and culture. We will use the train only once or twice.

FROM$319/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Shuji O.
Shuji O.
4.92 / 5
(13 reviews)