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Kyoto
8 hours

Kyoto is an ancient capital that has existed for over 1000 years. There are many shrines and temples, and you can also see traditional Japanese culture such as tea ceremony and flower arrangement. You can also see the beautiful scenery that will take your breath away. Please feel Kyoto, which can be said to be the origin of Japan, with all five senses.

FROM$223/ per group
Kazuhiko G.
4.63(113) reviews

Customized Private Tour in Kyoto

Kyoto
8 hours

This is customized private tour in Kyoto which guests can create easily by selecting any spots from a list of popular tourist destinations. The list consists of 16 tourist destinations (S01-16) that are very popular especially among foreign tourists. After the guest's selection the guide will arrange best itinerary with tour cost and feedback proper offer to the guest for formal booking.

FROM$319/ per group
Kenji M.
4.71(63) reviews

Must see spots in Kyoto and Nara in a day (8 hours)

Kyoto
8 hours

It's a little bit difficult, for the first comers to Japan, to visit popular sightseeing spots in both of Kyoto and Nara. In this tour, you can visit Nara Park, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, three most popular sightseeing spots in Nara and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto, the most popular sightseeing spot for visitors from abroad, in Kyoto. Deer will wait for you in Nara Park!

FROM$247/ per group
Tomoe S.
4.92(51) reviews

Nara Golden Route (Todaiji, Kofukuji, Kasuga Shrine)

Kyoto
8 hours

Nara was the Imperial capital of Japan between 710 and 784 A.D. The city has many places of historical interest including Nara Park, Todaiji temple, Kasuga shrine, and Kofukuji Temple. The Great Buddha Hall, the main hall of the Todaiji Temple, is one of the largest wooden structures in the world and the seated figure inside is the world's largest bronze image of Buddha.

FROM$236/ per group
Hideo Y.
4.43(117) reviews

Kyoto Nature & Outdoor Tours

Be a Monkey Experience

Kyoto
5 hours

Tired of big cities and historic sites? Then how about surrounding yourself with wild monkeys in a beautiful mountain? In this monkey mountain, you can enjoy monkeys right beside you with no cages!! They would casually walk right by you. It takes about 15-20min. walking to get to the top of the mountain, where you can feed monkeys and enjoy the breathtaking view. There's no place like Monkey Mountain on Earth!! Beside the mountain, you can enjoy the famous Bamboo Forest and Togetsu Bridge!

FROM$358/ per group
Masaki M.
4.98(138) reviews

One Day Tour with the Magnificent View in Saga Arashiyama

Kyoto
8 hours

Saga Arashiyama is located in the northwest of Kyoto city, which was an ancient capital of Japan. It is famous for its scenic beauty. There are many picturesque places such as bamboo groves, mountain ranges, bridges, rivers, historical temples and shrines , scenic trains, and a 'Kimono Forest'. On this tour we will walk down the mountainside, visit some peaceful temples, see the beautiful bamboo groves and attractive gifts (pottery, cocoon dolls, handmade bamboo products) there.

FROM$169/ per group
Atsuko T.
5.00(3) reviews

Arashiyama Sagano Bamboo Forest

Kyoto
8 hours

I from Arashiyama to Sagano, one of the finest spots in Kyoto. In particular the view form Togetsukyo Bridge crossing over Katsura River is very impressive. Arashiyama is 382 meters above sea level and is populary known for cherry blossoms in spring and beautifully changing colors of autumn leaves in autumn. You can enjoy walking through bamboo forests about 500 meters. They give us a sense of coolness, especially on May and June they grow lushly. 

FROM$236/ per group
Hideo Y.
4.43(117) reviews

Cherry Blossom Viewing Walking Tour

Kyoto
7 hours

The tour starts at JR Kyoto Station at 9 AM. You will go to Demachi Yanagi Station by JR Nara Line and Keihan Line. From there you will begin walking. The main tourist attractions of this tour are Ginkaku-ji Temple ( the Silver Pavilion ), the Philosopher's Path, Nanzen-ji Temple, Heian Jingu Shrine Garden and Maruyama Park. The tour ends at Gion Shijo Station of Keihan Line.

FROM$220/ per group
Yoshihisa T.
4.95(105) reviews

Kyoto Unique Experience Tours

Your very own Kyoto Tour!

Kyoto
7 hours 30 min

This tour is the one and only for you. Kyoto was an ancient capital of Japan for over 1200 years. Embedded in centuries of history and culture, it offers too much to see in one visit. Here the ancient world is integrated with the modern. The phenomenal concentration of history and legend coexists with an equally phenomenal concentration of people busily going about their everyday life. Please tell me your interest, and I will make an itinerary exclusively for you!

FROM$502/ per group
Masaki M.
4.98(138) reviews

Koto Lesson in Nijo,Kyoto

Kyoto
1 hour 30 min

Let's learn Japanese instrument Koto at cozy Kyo-machiya house! Koto, Japanese traditional instrument, seems difficult to play and try for beginners. However, at Soushunan, the lesson by the professional instructor enables you to play one song in 80min.

FROM$58/ per person
Harumi S.
5.00(2) reviews

Nishiki Market & Gion District including Yasaka

Kyoto
4 hours

Let's walk around Nishiki Market and Gion District, including Yasaka Shrine & Kenninji Temple. Nishiki Market is 6 block long and offers you dellcious food in Kyto, and at Gion District,you realize traditional wooden houses of Geisha houses, restaurants. Yasaka is Guardian Shrine of Gion and Kenninji temple offers several beautiful gardens and cultural assets.

FROM$154/ per group
Eric T.
4.87(39) reviews

Sake Brewery & Fushimi-Inari Shrine

Kyoto
3 hours 30 min

This tour is a half day tour exploring Fushimi-Inari shrine and strolling through the town of sake cellars and tasting sake.

FROM$123/ per group
Tj tours C.
4.30(10) reviews

Kyoto Off the Beaten Path Tours

Kyoto Westside Story : Walk Samurai Roads with History Guide

Kyoto
8 hours

Kyoto is a very attractive city even for Japanese people. It's no exaggeration to say that the essence of Japan is here in Kyoto. For a person who specializes in history, this city is like a treasure house. Of course you go around beautiful spots but you also learn a lot about Japanese culture and history. Walking around Gion in the early evening may be a lot of fun.

FROM$231/ per group
Masaki H.
4.91(64) reviews

Kyoto off-the-beaten-path tour

Kyoto
8 hours

If you have been to Kyoto many times and when your get tired with famous but busiest situation there, this tour surely make you find a new face of Kyoto. There are many wonderful off the beaten tracks for you. This menu is focusing on the eastern part, called Rakuto, facing Mt. Daimonji and its foot places. Why don't we explore the nice hidden spots nearby my villa ?

FROM$424/ per group
Shin Y.
4.97(61) reviews

[Ichijou street] Hanging around east-west street in Kyoto

Kyoto
5 hours

There are many old streets in old capital Kyoto area. I design a walking tour set of 31 streets.You can see the true Kyoto in this tour which is not in tourism like 30 years ago.In some streets, You could see traditional dying shops for Yuzen which is a traditional dyeing Kimono method of Kyoto.You can visit some of the shops and I will interpret between the shop owner and you.

FROM$178/ per group
Yoshiharu K.
4.11(9) reviews

Kyoto Hiking tour Fushimi Inari to sanjusangen-do

Kyoto
5 hours

Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for many torii gates like an orange tunnel. But most tourists just visit only the entrance. I would like to show you the deep inside of Fushimi Inari Shrine through tunnel and take you to the top of mountain. From Inari mountain, we will walk a part of “Higashiyama trail” hiking course, then we will visit the family temple of imperial house and Sanjusangen-do temple.

FROM$154/ per group
Koichi W.
4.92(36) reviews

Kyoto Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

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$110/ per group
Toshiyo O.
4.63(169) reviews

Kyoto Arashiyama tour of traditional and entertainment spots

Kyoto
8 hours

This tour include Arashiyama one of the time-honored travel destinations located on the western outskirs of Kyoto, offering a breathtaking panorama of serene Mt.Arashiyama, Togetsukyo and featuring wide variety of tourist attractions ranging from Tenryu-ji Temple, spectacular bamboo groves ,Mt. Iwata Monkey Park to Arashiyama town strolling, shopping and most consumed local sweets tasting.

FROM$277/ per group
Kashima H.
4.57(54) reviews

NijyoCastle, time slip to Edo period

Kyoto
2 hours

The castle is located in the center of Kyoto city and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. It was originally built in 1603 as the offic...

FROM$62/ per group
Toshiyo O.
4.63(169) reviews

Extra Day in Kyoto: Explore Ancient Capital

Kyoto
2 hours 30 min

This tour visits Kyoto Heian Capital museum to see the elaborate display of Heian Capital replica around 8th to 12th century including relics around the museum. You will slip back to ancient Kyoto with a detailed display including virtual 3D. All of them are explained in English by me. (Option) Visit the relic of wall which was surrounding Kyoto Capital called Odoi. This is another important relic in Kyoto history. Recommended to the history lovers or time travel lovers !

FROM$92/ per group
Rick I.
4.83(47) reviews

Day Trips from Kyoto

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Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Kyoto. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Kyoto, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.