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    Kyoto Highlights Tours

    My Favorite Golden Route: Kyoto One-day Tour

    Kyoto
    8 hours

    This tour is designed for those who would like to visit major scenic sites in Kyoto and off-the-beaten spots as well in a single day. The route is the one that has been favored and admired by many of my guests for the past few years. The itinerary mainly consists of three areas; Kitayama, Arashiyama and Fushimi areas. You will surely have unforgettable memories through the tour with me.

    FROM$242/ per group
    Yoshihisa T.
    4.95(99) reviews

    6hour Kyoto exciting private tour

    Kyoto
    6 hours

    概要 You can experience both temples and shrines as well as visit beautiful Japanese bamboo grove and gardens. With my help, you will be able to understand Japanese culture and food. I will take you to these places by public transportation. Such transportation costs about 1000yen for 1 day. It is your own tour. You can stay in the place you like as long as you want to, taking pictures and enjoying

    FROM$183/ per group
    Toshiyo O.
    4.62(166) reviews

    Kyoto Golden Route (Nijo Arashiyama Kinkakuji Fushimi Inari)

    Kyoto
    8 hours

    Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years. I would like to introduce you Nijo Castle, Arashiyama bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji Temple, and Fushimi Inari Taisha.

    FROM$224/ per group
    Hideo Y.
    4.44(115) reviews

    KYOTO GEISHA, SHRINE & TEMPLE TOUR

    Kyoto
    6 hours

    I pick you up @ your Hotel (or) Kyoto Station, we hit my favorite Zen Temple with an amazing history, then one of most prominent Shrines in Kyoto, then the Castle so we can see how a Shogun ran a Castle. We head to the famous Nishiki Market and I show you what are the foods you should try (with sake) and then off to eat a little Okonomiyaki and hit two Geisha (Geiko) Districts...one very hidden & unknown. Charming atmosphere throughout.

    FROM$381/ per group
    Richard 'hawk' H.
    4.90(140) reviews

    Kyoto Day Trip Tours

    Your most memorable tour in Kyoto

    Kyoto
    8 hours

    In Kinkakuji Temple, you can see beautiful garden and golden pavilion. Next, you will go to Kiyomizu temple. Since Kiyomizu Stage is 12 m (39 ft.) high, you can get a full view of Kyoto city from there. After lunch, you will viist Fushimi Inari Shrine. There are roughly 10,000 torii gates. Morover, based on your request, I will take you to other spots.

    FROM$247/ per group
    Kazuhiko G.
    4.62(110) 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$303/ per group
    Kenji M.
    4.71(62) 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$234/ per group
    Tomoe S.
    4.91(47) 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$224/ per group
    Hideo Y.
    4.44(115) 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$476/ per group
    Masaki M.
    4.98(134) 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$55/ 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$146/ per group
    Eric T.
    4.87(38) 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$117/ per group
    Tj tours C.
    4.30(10) 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$340/ per group
    Masaki M.
    4.98(134) 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$224/ per group
    Hideo Y.
    4.44(115) 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$161/ per group
    Atsuko T.
    5.00(2) reviews

    Arashiyama Best Spot for Cherry Blossoms and Autumn Leaves

    Kyoto
    8 hours

    Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years. I would like to introduce you Arashiyama, Ninnaji Temple , Hirano Shrine and...

    FROM$224/ per group
    Hideo Y.
    4.44(115) 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$220/ 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$403/ per group
    Shin Y.
    4.96(57) 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$154/ per group
    Yoshiharu K.
    4.00(7) 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$146/ per group
    Koichi W.
    4.91(32) reviews

    Kyoto Art, Culture, & Historical Tours

    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$263/ per group
    Kashima H.
    4.57(54) 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$88/ per group
    Rick I.
    4.83(46) reviews

    Visiting temples and tea ceremony experience in East Kyoto

    Kyoto
    6 hours

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

    FROM$183/ per group
    Tomoe S.
    4.91(47) reviews

    Experience & Feel REAL Japanese culture

    Kyoto
    4 hours

    In this tour, I'd like you to experience Japanese traditional culture through 5 senses. Have you ever heard Zazen? Samurai? Ninja? I've played these Japanese cultures such as Kendo, Kyudo, Zazen, a totally of 10 years. We'll explore and experience it together!

    FROM$88/ per group
    Masanao H.
    4.50(2) reviews

    Day Trips from Kyoto

    Private Tours in Kyoto

    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.