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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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27
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.90
From
$85.90
Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide Adrian was very funny and knowledgeable. He gave us good directions and enough time to explore the area. I will recommend him to anybody."


Kyoto Early Bird Tour

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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42
  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$125.92
Price varies by group size
From
$125.92
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Kiyomi was excellent guide. She is such a sweet helpful person. We learned so much about the sites we visited. I highly recommend the tour and especially Kiyomi"


Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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48
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$213.46
Price varies by group size
From
$213.46
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Mie was our tour guide who was excellent. She was flexible with her itinerary and we saw so much. When we return to Kyoto later in the year we'll ask for Mie again."


Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

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500
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$78.36
Price varies by group size
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$78.36
Price varies by group size
Discover the Zen gardens, colorful temples, and ancient shrines of Kyoto on this small-group walking tour that’s limited to just 12 participants. Experience the elegant architecture and religious monuments of this historic Japanese city, once the imperial capital, as you join a guide on visits to the Gion Geisha district, Tofukuji Temple, and more.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour, would recommend especially if you dont have much time in Kyoto. You will see some of the main sights of Kyoto."


Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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97
  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$157.00
per group
From
$157.00
per group
Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize a half-day or full-day itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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* A traveler said: "Had a great 2 day tour with Yasuna! She was very patient with us (a mixed group of varying fitness levels: an elderly granddad of 80+ and a young kid of 8). Loved seeing Ryoanji."


Gion Walking Tour by Night

Gion Walking Tour by Night

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184
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.20
Price varies by group size
From
$12.20
Price varies by group size
Discover Kyoto’s magical Gion district, which is known for being the city’s Geisha area. Don't worry about language barriers, as a guide is there to help you translate and explain the difference between maiko, geiko, and other Japanese words. The unmarked narrow streets of Gion can make it easy to get lost at night, but this is not a problem with a guide to navigate and lead the way. Upgrade to a longer, private tour for a closer look at Geisha culture.
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* A traveler said: "Mie was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the history of the area. It was fascinating to learn all about the Gion district. Thank you"


Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

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4
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$201.80
Price varies by group size
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$201.80
Price varies by group size
Visit the enchanting district of Arashiyama, renowned for its thick bamboo groves, resident monkeys, and well-preserved sacred shrines. On this personalized excursion, you’ll join a local guide to explore the stunning region, which lies at the foothills of the Arashiyama Mountains. Tours include admission tickets to four local temples as well as Okochi Sanso Villa, a traditional Japanese home and garden inscribed as national cultural properties.
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

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105
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$96.87
From
$96.87
Spend a day exploring historic neighborhoods, visiting temples, and shopping on a full-day tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Explore the Arashiyama district, tour the Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nara Park, and take in the stores at Kobe MOSAIC. This tour includes Kinkaku-ji entrance fee, as well as pickup from Kyoto Station, Umeda, Nippombashi or Namba. Opt for a buffet or shabu shabu lunch and/or a Kobe steak or an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner.
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* A traveler said: "Tour guide was not specific enough some of us could not understand where to meet. What we saw was lovely and worth the money but we skipped Kobe and left tour at Osaka."


Farm to Table Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Lake Biwa and Rice Terraces

Farm to Table Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Lake Biwa and Rice Terraces

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27
  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$223.62
Price varies by group size
From
$223.62
Price varies by group size
Enjoy tranquil lake view and farm-to-table country-style food, during this 6-hour trip. Pedal past sights like Shirahige Shrine and the nearby ‘Torii’ gate. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take a scenic taxi ride to a mountain village in the nearby Hata district, enjoying a country-style lunch prepared by an ‘Obaachan’ (elderly woman), lively conversation and a chance to stroll the village's charming streets. A guide, bike and helmet, and lunch are covered.
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* A traveler said: "Great addition to our visit to Japan. Lake Biwa is beautiful, but the mountain village and visit to a traditional Japanese home/garden and mountain community was outstanding. The bike ride was a bit rough along the highway/lake, not sure how to work around that in the current state of the road and no shoulder to ride along."


12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

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19
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$96.87
From
$96.87
A guided sightseeing trip to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe makes it easy to see the highlights of each location, like the Kyoto Arashiyama, Nara Park, and Kobe Mosaic. Board a comfortable bus for this day trip from Osaka to make the most of a day away from the city. Opt for an upgrade to a buffet or set lunch and shabu-shabu dinner.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide Haru, was very accommodating . The tour was nice , got to see 3 places in one day"


Full Coverage Kyoto Private City Tour

Full Coverage Kyoto Private City Tour

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12
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$206.53
Price varies by group size
From
$206.53
Price varies by group size
Checkmark from your travel bucket list the main spots of the city on an extended tour of Kyoto and get to know the city like the back of your hand. All you have to do is trust your local guide, they got you and will show the best of their city. Your local guide has a jam-packed itinerary full of history, culture, stories, and sights. See must-sees of the city, plus get current recommendations about local hot spots, family owned eateries, and up and coming districts of Kyoto you must pay a visit. Yes, this tour is the city guide that will help you enjoy Kyoto in the best way possible. Withlocals Full Coverage City Tourâ„¢ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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Day Trip by Bus from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto and Nara

Day Trip by Bus from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto and Nara

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8
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$75.34
From
$75.34
This day bus trip from the central of Osaka or Kyoto to Arashiyama and Nara, is the perfect option for travelers with limited time in Japan. Save hours planning your route, and waiting for public transport, and instead enjoy a well planned itinerary. Choose from multiple convenient pickup points, and visit top highlights in Kyoto such as Arashiyama, Sagano Bamboo Forest and Nara Park. All transportation and entrance fees are included.
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Lunch)

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Lunch)

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3
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$96.87
From
$96.87
Enjoy a day learning about Japan’s culture and historic sites on this day trip to Kyoto and Nara. You won’t have to worry about understanding Japan’s public transport system, as a bus will take you between dispersed sites. Tour stops included Arashiyama district, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku-ji temple and Nara Park. You’ll be accompanied by a guide, and will be treated to a delicious halal lunch too.
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Nara Private tour with local guide

Nara Private tour with local guide

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2
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$332.92
per group
From
$332.92
per group
In this private tour, you can visit principal attractive sites in Nara using your time the most efficiently. Of course, you can customize the tour as you'd like. For example, if you omit ''Nara-machi, old merchant district '', you can add Fuishimiinari shrine in Kyoto. Visiting both Fushimiinari and Nara in one way would be very convenience and you will have enough time to enjoy both.
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Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

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2
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$75.34
From
$75.34
Osaka is a convenient base from which to explore the rest of Japan. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kyoto with ease on a hassle-free day trip from Osaka, the ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time. You’ll experience a romantic train ride to Sagano, home to Arashiyama Park, and tick off the vivid Fushimi Inari Shrine without the hassle of traveling between landmarks alone.
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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1
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$130.59
Price varies by group size
From
$130.59
Price varies by group size
In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely. In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
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Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town Tour

Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town Tour

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1
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$132.13
Price varies by group size
From
$132.13
Price varies by group size
Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto. Enjoy the treasures of the former capital in a relaxing atmosphere thanks to fewer tourists compared to ordinary day-time tours. Be an early bird and avoid the crowd.
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* A traveler said: "I booked this tour to try and beat the crowds at the Bamboo forest and Fushimi Inari, as we were visiting in late Autumn/Fall (late November), and Kyoto is known to be busy at this time. Indeed it was very busy, and I recommend doing this (getting up early). This tour was a great idea with a unique itinerary and we were so fortunate to have an excellent guide, Koichi. We were met at Kyoto station and it was so helpful to be taken straight to the trains needed to visit the 3 places in our tour - we had already bought Japan Rail Passes, so this was perfect for us. I really enjoyed the format of the tour. Koichi was so kind and patient and generous. He shared all kinds of interesting knowledge about Kyoto and our tour sights as well as other general recommendations for sight-seeing in Kyoto. Meeting Koichi was a highlight of our whole holiday to Japan actually and I highly recommend this tour. Byodoin Temple and the town of Uji ended up being my favourite places that we visited on this tour."


Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Meals)

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Meals)

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1
  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$129.16
From
$129.16
To explore beyond Osaka, this is the perfect day tour to go on. You’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle to Kyoto, and see multiple highlights such as the Arashiyama district and Sagano Bamboo Forest. Other top sites visited include Kinkaku-ji temple, Nara Park, and Kobe MOSAIC. Take the stress out of planning where to eat, as a Japanese-style halal lunch and bento dinner are included.
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1-Day Bus Tour from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe (with Halal Meals)

1-Day Bus Tour from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe (with Halal Meals)

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1
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$129.16
From
$129.16
You only have a short time in Kansai, and you want to make the most of it. With this guided day trip from the center of Osaka or Kyoto, it’s easy to explore the region and see the highlights of each location by coach. Visit Kyoto’s scenic Arashiyama district, tour the Todaiji Temple (own expense), meet the divine deer of Nara, and spend the evening shopping at the Kobe Mosaic. Enjoy a Japanese-style halal lunch and bento dinner.
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Osaka Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

Osaka Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$219.89
Price varies by group size
From
$219.89
Price varies by group size
You’ll join one of our friendly hosts to journey to Osaka, a city which frankly needs no introduction. You’ll explore this spirited city’s highlights and hidden gems - it’s all going down. Traditionally home to Japan’s merchant class, you’ll find Osaka to be less traditional in its approach to politics, food and life - the locals have a wild sense of humor and sure know how to have a good time, and how to make good food! Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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(Early Bird) Fushimi Inari & Nara Highlights Tour

(Early Bird) Fushimi Inari & Nara Highlights Tour

  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$107.27
Price varies by group size
From
$107.27
Price varies by group size
Together with the No.1 sightseeing spot of Japan, Fushimi Inari Taisha in the early morning, you can enjoy visiting representative spots of Nara as well. It is an efficient tour that is perfect if you wake up early from the time difference, if you want to visit Fushimi Inari with fewer tourists, or if you want to enjoy other activities in the afternoon.
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Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation from Kyoto

Osaka Private Tour by Public Transportation from Kyoto

  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$205.92
Price varies by group size
From
$205.92
Price varies by group size
This is a Osaka private tour using by public transportation from Kyoto. The guide will pick you up at the hotel. No problem with train and bus transfers, as the guides are with you! The destinations of the tour includes Dotonbori,Osaka Castle,Kuromon Market and Tsutenkaku! For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, Sake

Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, Sake

  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$97.94
From
$97.94
Experience the highlights of eastern Kyoto by train and on short walks, and let an expert with M.A. introduce studies in the history and culture of Kyoto in Japan. This type of transport gives you the opportunity to experience the most famous sights of Kyoto while feeling the pulse of local life. After a short train ride we reach the Fushimi Inari Shrine with its hundreds of scarlet shrine gates. Then we come to Manpuku-ji Temple, the main temple of the Obaku Zen School, which has retained a distinctive Chinese appearance; Uji is associated with green tea in Japan, and Fushimi is a traditional center for sake brewing . We visit the Sake Museum with sake wine tasting. The area of traditional sake breweries and has often served as a backdrop in films. The final walk through the geisha district of Gion and the old town of Kyoto rounds off this tour.
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Nara Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

Nara Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$327.05
Price varies by group size
From
$327.05
Price varies by group size
Travel to Japan’s 8th century capital and immerse yourself in Nara’s ancient heritage and leafy green surroundings. With one of our hosts by your side, you will make the short journey from Kyoto to this city, which plays home to some of the most significant Zen temples and Shinto shrines in all of Japan. When lunch rolls around (which it inevitably does), you can enjoy authentic Kansai cuisine at a tranquil spot. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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