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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
From
$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."


Origami [Japanese traditional paper folding]class in Kyoto

Origami [Japanese traditional paper folding]class in Kyoto

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1
  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$34.32
Price varies by group size
From
$34.32
Price varies by group size
Learn the traditional Japanese paper craft of origami in the friendly atmosphere of Kyoto! Create tiny paper cranes, seasonal flowers and more, with help from your expert instructor. You can take it away your own Origami and our original booklet with how-to-make! If you have big number of people,we can make your class in private.Please ask us!
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Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

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86
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$93.28
From
$93.28
Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during this 1- or 2-hour class studying the basic techniques of these ancient Japanese warriors. Take the 1-hour session, providing an introduction to the basics of the samurai art, or choose the 1.5-hour course, practicing more complex movements using a sword and folding fan. When your class ends, enjoy a photo session with your samurai costume and receive a certificate of completion.  This samurai session also includes an English-speaking guide and instructor and a 'tenugui,' a traditional Japanese towel.
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* A traveler said: "A super-fun family activity! The show was excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you."


Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

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108
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.10
From
$100.10
Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto on this small-group guided tour of the city's best food spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the market with the guide, learning about the history of food in the city and taste many dishes unique to Kyoto, including pickled vegetables, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, mochi and Japanese omelet. After the market, visit a shrine dedicated to the god of education.
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* A traveler said: "I enjoyed my time with my guide. I ate food I would not have tired and explored places I would go back to if I ever find myself again in Japan."


Japanese Calligraphy Private Class in the center of Kyoto

Japanese Calligraphy Private Class in the center of Kyoto

  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$64.72
Price varies by group size
From
$64.72
Price varies by group size
As for Japanese words or a phrase for your writing on this occasion, we have a lot of kinds in kanji character in advance for your reference so that you may choose anyone from them that you want to have a try to! Of course,you can take it away your own calligraphy to your home in arranged and covered with beautiful Japanese traditional paper! If you already have your favorite words in mind that you wish to do with, you can also have a chance for it. (*Please contact us before you get to our place)
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Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

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266
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.98
Price varies by group size
From
$85.98
Price varies by group size
Pedal through the historic streets of Kyoto as you visit its magnificent temples and shrines by bike during this small-group tour limited to 9 participants. Take a spin down the Path of Philosophy on this Kyoto tour that gives you an overview of the city while using a mode of transport preferred by locals: the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples and mountains — this is an enlightening escape from the city.
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* A traveler said: "It was a lovely tour which took us around the quiet streets of Kyoto to visit temples and shrines. The bikes were well maintained. The route was very flat so easy cycling"


Ninja Experience in Kyoto for Kids and Families

Ninja Experience in Kyoto for Kids and Families

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1
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$46.17
From
$46.17
Kids and adults alike will love this Ninja experience in Kyoto. It’s informative, it’s fun, and it’ll give you some cool ninja skills to show friends at home. No need to buy anything in advance as ninja costume rental is included. You’ll learn how to throw ninja weapons, have a photo shoot, and go on a treasure hunt. The day will also be enriched by going on a tour around the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja Museum.
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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247
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$95.67
From
$95.67
Cycle past a mix of Kyoto’s most-famous sights and its lesser-known secrets during this half-day ‘Hidden Kyoto’ bike tour. Take a 4.9-mile (8-kilometer) ride that starts by winding past iconic Kyoto temples and shrines like Kinkakuji, Koto-in, and Kitano Tenmagu. You’ll continue ‘off the beaten path,’ discovering intimate Zen gardens and charming backstreets known only to locals.
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* A traveler said: "This is my second time booking the tour as I had a great time the first time. Ross was really great tour guide. It was the perfect tour for our trip in Kyoto. Highly recommended, a must do when in Kyoto!"


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"


The right way to know Kyoto

The right way to know Kyoto

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60
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$452.50
per group
From
$452.50
per group
We are a small group of people who specializes in private and personalized tours in Kyoto. Our aim is to help our customers to utilize best their precious time in Kyoto by offering specially crafted tours covering Kyoto's top attractions. When it comes to a trip, we know that you have your goals and preferences. We would love to hear about them and help you have a unique an unforgettable Kyoto experience. Postgraduate students with Ph.D. or MA- level scholar graduated from Japanese universities, our guides have vast knowledge about Japanese history and culture because they have been living here for several years and are experts in their fields. Their high academic level makes them proficient not only on everything Kyoto but also on the way of life in Japan and its rich history.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour of Kyoto was amazing. What makes our tour stand out was our guide Akemy, She is a wonderful tour guide and a down to earth person. She made us feel comfortable right from the beginning. She took us to see the Golden Pavilion, Silver Pavilion, and Inari Shrine. She is very knowledgeable on all the sites. We ask her to take us to a tonkatsu restaurant for lunch and she took us to place where I had one of the best meals of the trip. My family and I enjoyed this tour and would recommend this tour to visitors in Kyoto"


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 welcome tour

Kyoto welcome tour

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33
  • 3 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$37.31
per group
From
$37.31
per group
You can request own tour to me.So please text me first.We can decide which sightseeing spots, what kind of meals, how long for guiding, etc.Price is 4000 yen per hour per group.
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* A traveler said: "What an incredible experience this was! I highly recommend anyone traveling to Kyoto or nearby cities have a tour guide! Our guide took the stress away from my hands and had everything beautifully planned out for us. He was so knowledgable and gave us such good recommendations for the rest of our stay. 100% recommend a guide!!"


Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

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32
  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$253.71
Price varies by group size
From
$253.71
Price varies by group size
Make the most of your time in Kyoto by booking a customized private tour with an expert guide. Create your own sightseeing itinerary, choosing from among dozens of cultural and historic landmarks, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Nijo Castle or Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Choose either a half-day or full-day itinerary and travel via public transport accompanied by your guide. Transportation and lunch is included on this comprehensive and flexible Kyoto tour.
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* A traveler said: "We had a great young man as our tour guide. He was prompt at our hotel. He had great command of the English language and was very entertaining. He had great knowledge of the area and knew a lot of the history from the Samurai to the Geisha's. We went to a samurai demonstration and had a great barbeque lunch."


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 Tourℱ 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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Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!
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$373.10
Visit ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto-- Nanzen-ji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Your guide shows you how to respectfully cleanse yourself and offer prayers before entering the sacred places. This small group tour includes information about each stop and history of the area going back 2,677 years. Lunch is included, and the tour ends with shopping and sake tasting in the Gion district, where you may see Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
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Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

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7
  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$120.00
From
$120.00
It can be hard to know where to go to get the best local food in a city as full of delicacies as Kyoto. Join a professional guide for a 3-hour tour of the Nishiki Market, Gion district and beautiful Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. Visit "Kyoto’s kitchen," learning about the history of food and tasting unique dishes such as tofu skin, pickled vegetables, and sake. Your guide takes you through Gion to see historic landmarks, spot Geisha, and give you a glimpse of Japanese spirituality.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. An enjoyable food experience, plenty to eat!,"


Your very own Kyoto Tour! (Jan.1st-Mar.9th, Apr.21st-Nov.14th, Dec.1st-Dec.31st)
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$462.65
per group
Fully customized private tour in Kyoto and Nara only for you. The government licensed tour guide, also a guide trainer of professional guide program organized by Kyoto city, also a professional breakdancer will support you make some great memories in this ancient city. The guide provide about 140 private tours a year, please see the reviews from my past guests.
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Kyoto Late Bird tour

Kyoto Late Bird tour

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4
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.28
Price varies by group size
From
$93.28
Price varies by group size
Explore three important tourist attractions in Kyoto on a half-day tour that starts in the afternoon. Go to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Yasaka Pagoda, and Kennin-ji Temple, and see rows of torii gates, well-preserved old wooden buildings, and the first zen temple in Kyoto. You’ll also stroll through the Gion district, and have time for other activities before the tour begins.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent tour. Key the guide was exceptional. Can't wait to visit Kyoto again to visit additional sites."


4 hours Free optional private tour in Kyoto

4 hours Free optional private tour in Kyoto

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4
  • 2 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.20
From
$172.20
You can choose your day/time/place and your own local guide! There are many places to visit in Kyoto So we will make the perfect plane for you! if you are morning person, let's grab a bike to explore Kyoto through the cycling tour. if you are foodie? We know many good place to eat from good price local foods to fancy nice Japanese restaurants. We will make Perfect your own tour! so far we've done ・Night walking tour in Kyoto@Gion and Kiyomizu area ・Morning Cycling tour ・Nature Hiking tour in Kyoto city ・Cooking class with local ・Photo shooting with Kimono...etc Group size Solo traveler→„18000 2 people→„30000 3 to 4 people→„40000 5 to 6 people→„50000 if you would like to book more than 4 hours, please send us the message! 5 to 8 hours(2 to 6 people)→„60000 5 to 8 hours (solo traveler)→„40000
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Matcha Green Tea Plantation and Matcha Factory Visit

Matcha Green Tea Plantation and Matcha Factory Visit

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4
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$203.29
Price varies by group size
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$203.29
Price varies by group size
Matcha Green Tea, introduced to Japan by a Zen monk in the 12th century, is one of the country’s tastiest exports. But few people get to go behind the scenes and see how the time-honored beverage is made. During this insider’s guided tour, you’ll visit one of the country’s oldest tea plantations and enjoy an exclusive tasting, along with Japanese sweets. Choose from flexible, morning or afternoon departure times.
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* A traveler said: "Really interesting tour with mie, an local with a lot of wisdom over japan. Super interesting, super kind and full of knowledge !!! A must do in japan !!!"


Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

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3
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$130.59
Price varies by group size
From
$130.59
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 six of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
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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 Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

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2
  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$406.58
per group
From
$406.58
per group
Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private tour guide for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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* A traveler said: "Our team enjoyed the tour with Jinshi every minute of it. We were able to visit some of the best places of Kyoto and just like exactly the books say, all is marvelous, the gardens, the temples, the shrines and the food. We will come back to Kyoto again. Thanks Jinshi!"


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