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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
$92.98
From
$92.98
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."


Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking Tour

Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking Tour

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35
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$88.15
From
$88.15
-Visit Kyoto's major sake brewery district and the Kyoto Sake Museum- you'll learn the rich history of Gekkeikan and the brewery process of sake by observing sake exhibits. Three kinds of sake tasting are offered. After deepening your knowledge of sake, feel free to stroll around the area and visit the cultural and historical spots, such as liquor stores and Teradaya. - Enjoy Kyoto's local sake samplings!- Deepen your knowledge of sake and appreciate the different aromas and flavors between the 18 of them brewed in Fushimi, Kyoto. -Be a little tipsy- Stop by one of Kyoto's shrines, and get refreshed by drinking exquisite Japanese groundwater at the end of the tour Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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* A traveler said: "My husband and I were the only two people in our group so we ended up having a private tour. Hikaru, our guide, was very sweet and let us go at our own pace. The final bar where we had our main sake tasting was off the beaten path and I'm sure we wouldn't have found it on our own. It was definitely worth the money!"


Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto
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$92.05
There are many samurai-themed attractions in Kyoto but this tour lets you feel like a real samurai. Wear traditional clothing or armor and use a real samurai sword to cut tatami mats—a traditional way of testing sharpness and swordmanship.
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* A traveler said: "Brilliant, fun, mesmerising, once in a lifetime experience. So highly recommended. Not only educational every staff member was friendly and looked after you. A special thanks to the Grand Master Sensai who was very patient with us and took care in ensuring tradition was followed and we were taught the correct technique with the Samarui swords. It was a privilege bestowed on to us with care and trust. Amazing experience, highly highly recommended- Worth it!"


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
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$34.21
Price varies by group size
From
$34.21
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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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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198
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$81.07
From
$81.07
Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience. 
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* A traveler said: "It’s educational and it’s delicious. I learned so much about sake making and got to enjoy high quality sake during this tour. If you like sake, it’s a tour you shouldn’t miss."


Japanese Calligraphy Private Class in the center of Kyoto

Japanese Calligraphy Private Class in the center of Kyoto

  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$64.52
Price varies by group size
From
$64.52
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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1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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56
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$58.17
From
$58.17
Sake—traditional rice wine—is Japan’s most famous drink and Kyoto’s Fushimi District is renowned for its sake production, home to over 30 breweries. On this tour, find out how sake is made, discover the many varieties, and learn which sake suits each occasion. Sample seven different sakes, accompanied by tasty Japanese snacks, and leave with a cheat sheet to help you order your favorite sakes while in Japan.
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* A traveler said: "The instructor is very knowledgeable and friendly. The course took 1.5hr from basic knowledge to sake tasting with and without food. Amazing experience."


Electric Potter's Wheel Experience in Kyoto: Make Your Own Souvenir

Electric Potter's Wheel Experience in Kyoto: Make Your Own Souvenir

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2
  • 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.26
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$34.26
Kyoto is known for its ancient traditions and magnificent craftsmanship, and on this experience, you’ll learn the basics of pottery from highly skilled pottery artists. You won’t have to worry about bringing anything with you as all materials and equipment are provided. If you’ve never tried pottery before, you’ll be put at ease, as your instructor will demonstrate, then assist you in your own pottery experience. Choose what object you make, pick custom glazes, and you can even choose to have your pottery delivered to you.
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Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised ★★★★★

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised ★★★★★

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15
  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$83.83
Price varies by group size
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$83.83
Price varies by group size
Exploring the historic city of Kyoto with a local guide gives you an experience you won’t get by following a guidebook itinerary. Discover local neighborhoods, see iconic attractions, and get recommendations from a guide who creates a personalized route based on your interests and needs.
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* A traveler said: "Had a great day! Kokoro was supper friendly and very knowledgeable. Learned a lot about Kyoto and look forward to the next visit. Highly recommend."


Kyoto sake tasting near Fushimi Inari

Kyoto sake tasting near Fushimi Inari

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6
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.44
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$60.44
Sip sake near the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto during this afternoon tasting tour. You’ll learn about the different grades of sake, visit breweries and liquor stores, and discover why the area around the shrine is known for its production of high quality, sweet-tasting sake. More more than 30 types of sake are available for you to try, so you’ll be sure to leave the tour with a favorite in mind.
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* A traveler said: "We had a wonderful guide who was very informative and passionate. It started to pour rain and she very quickly changed things around to accommodate an inside venue rather than outdoor one. We also had our 3 year old with us and she was lovely with her! I found it so helpful to have a guide and just follow, rather than try to find my way around! My husband lived all the sake and we rolled him home. At one place he got to try 18 sake!!"


Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

star-5
10
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$23.25
From
$23.25
Why don’t you make your own unique souvenir of Kyoto. For yourself, for your loved ones, you can make personalized cup or bowl. And you can choose the color you like. We’ll bake your work. It takes about 3weeks. But don’t worry, we’ll ship it to your doorstep.your work will pleasantly surprise you and remind you of your travel.
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* A traveler said: "Such a lovely experience set along the Philospher's Path. With a great informative teacher. Can't wait to receive my cup!"


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
$46.03
From
$46.03
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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Cultural Immersion & Childcare (Kyoto with Kids Club - Family Experience Japan)

Cultural Immersion & Childcare (Kyoto with Kids Club - Family Experience Japan)

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5
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$214.79
Price varies by group size
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$214.79
Price varies by group size
Your child will get to experience different Japanese cultural activities during their time with us. Our friendly, English speaking staff will take care of your child. While your kids are with us, parents can enjoy sightseeing in a more relaxed manner. Local kids may join sometimes! Your kids can make friends with local kids and enjoy playing with kids from Japan. We have a morning class and an afternoon class. You can choose one or both!
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City cycle (no gear change)

City cycle (no gear change)

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3
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$9.30
From
$9.30
A security deposit of 3,000 yen per vehicle will be kept in cash when you visit. (The deposit will be refunded upon return.) Our shop is 7 minutes on foot from Shijo Karasuma Station and 8 minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Station. This restaurant is located in the center of Kyoto, making it easy to access from sightseeing spots and nearby hotels. We are waiting for everyone with stocks that can accommodate groups.
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City cycle (with motor)

City cycle (with motor)

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1
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$18.60
From
$18.60
A security deposit of 3,000 yen per vehicle will be kept in cash when you visit. (The deposit will be refunded upon return.) Our shop is 7 minutes on foot from Shijo Karasuma Station and 8 minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Station. This restaurant is located in the center of Kyoto, making it easy to access from sightseeing spots and nearby hotels. We are waiting for everyone with stocks that can accommodate groups.
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MK Kyoto Robot Tour! See Kyoto w/ Robohon ( Private 6 hour luxury taxi tour)

MK Kyoto Robot Tour! See Kyoto w/ Robohon ( Private 6 hour luxury taxi tour)

  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$325.44
Price varies by group size
From
$325.44
Price varies by group size
As famously featured on Amazon TV's 'Our Man In Japan' programme recently, this is an EXCLUSIVE chance to tour around some of Kyoto's most beautiful temples and locations with the cutest little robot! He'll function as an interesting guide, an amusing travel partner, and a great model for Instagram-worthy photos! He's great with kids, the elderly... in fact, he'll keep the whole family entertained! And just in case you'd like more information, your fluent, highly-qualified driver/guide will be able to jump in at any point to answer any further questions or requests you may have. (In collaboration with Sharp)
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Rental of touring bikes and e-bikes

Rental of touring bikes and e-bikes

  • 1 to 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$46.49
From
$46.49
Our trekking and e bikes in different sizes are brand new. Our e bikes are the best available in Japan and only available in our offer. They are also suitable for multi-day bike rides. Our wheels have a removable handlebar bag that can be used as a shoulder bag. You can also get equipment for longer bike rides. You can also get the tour route for navigation. This allows you to navigate with your smartphone.
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Cherry blossom family picnic

Cherry blossom family picnic

  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$215.05
per group
From
$215.05
per group
You can take in Japan's cherry blossoms among the Kyoto locals. We will take you to a secret place to see cherry blossoms. You can enjoy a picnic under the cherry blossoms with locals. Staff may bring their own children. As an additional option, you can see a Japanese family's home.
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City cycle (with gear change)

City cycle (with gear change)

  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$12.09
From
$12.09
A security deposit of 3,000 yen per vehicle will be kept in cash when you visit. (The deposit will be refunded upon return.) Our shop is 7 minutes on foot from Shijo Karasuma Station and 8 minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Station. This restaurant is located in the center of Kyoto, making it easy to access from sightseeing spots and nearby hotels. We are waiting for everyone with stocks that can accommodate groups.
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City cycle (with child seat)

City cycle (with child seat)

  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$15.81
From
$15.81
A security deposit of 3,000 yen per vehicle will be kept in cash when you visit. (The deposit will be refunded upon return.) Our shop is 7 minutes on foot from Shijo Karasuma Station and 8 minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Station. This restaurant is located in the center of Kyoto, making it easy to access from sightseeing spots and nearby hotels. We are waiting for everyone with stocks that can accommodate groups.
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