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8 hours tour in Kyoto with a local: private & personalizedFull-day Tours

8 hours tour in Kyoto with a local: private & personalized

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This personalized full-day Kyoto tour with a local is ideal for first-time visitors to the "City of Temples". You won’t waste a moment visiting places that don’t interest you as this tour is fully customizable based on your interests. Choose the neighborhoods you’d like to visit, and see many of Kyoto’s top sites. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you'll learn lots of local tips that you wouldn’t discover otherwise.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Introduction to Tokyo & highlights private walking tour with a localHalf-day Tours

Introduction to Tokyo & highlights private walking tour with a local

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Orient yourself on your first day in Tokyo, and see the city through the eyes of a local. During this customized tour with your personal host, learn how to navigate and use Tokyo’s transport system. Choose from the city’s most famous attractions, or explore up-and-coming neighborhoods. Understand cultural practices, find the best places to eat, and get advice on Tokyo’s nightlife scene.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.27 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Kyudo Archery Experience in TokyoExtreme

Kyudo Archery Experience in Tokyo

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Learn the Japanese art of archery with this experience in Tokyo. Put on a traditional uniform and try your hand at kyudo (archery) under the instruction of a guide. Get matched with a bow and arrows for your height and practice shooting at a straw bale. Move on to the shooting range and get advice for improving your technique.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch / DinnerDining Experiences

Challenge Sumo Wrestlers and Enjoy a Chanko Lunch / Dinner

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Eat, train, and fight like a real Japanese sumo wrestler during this sumo demonstration and authentic ‘Chanko Nabe’ (hotpot) meal. Discover the history, training, and rules behind the typical sumo match as you watch real clashes. You can even try it yourself during a skirmish with a retired wrestler. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, dig into a tasty Chanko Nabe, a filling meal of hotpot, rice, miso, salad, French fries and more, used by these hulking fighters to gain weight. Admission to the demonstration and meals are both covered.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Samurai School in Kyoto: Samurai for a DayMartial Arts Classes

Samurai School in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Kickstart your trip to Osaka: Private & PersonalizedHalf-day Tours

Kickstart your trip to Osaka: Private & Personalized

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This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Osaka. Kickstart your trip by going on an action-packed tour with a local guide. It’s a great way to get your bearings and to learn about the local transport system without worrying about getting lost. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary is personalized based on your requirements. Your guide will be happy to answer questions and give top tips about where to find the best food. Learn about Osaka’s cultural practices, its culinary scene, and its most loved attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.27 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

From Tokyo:Mt.Fuji Panorama Ropeway and Ice Caves tourDay Trips

From Tokyo:Mt.Fuji Panorama Ropeway and Ice Caves tour

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This tour is the perfect way to appreciate the stunning scenery of Mt. Fuji, and Lake Kawaguchi, and try delicious local specialties too. Save research time and enjoy a day with a full itinerary organized for you. Highlights include Mt. Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, Narusawa Ice Cave, Fugaku Wind Cave, and learning about sake brewing at Ide Sake Brewery.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nagano Private Two Day Tour Overnight Tours

Nagano Private Two Day Tour

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Discover Nagano’s many highlights on this private 2-day tour. Save time planning transport, as a driver and private vehicle is included. You’ll have a guide to show you around on the first day, and then free time to explore on the second day. Overnight stay in a Japanese Ryokan, entrance fees to Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park, Zenko-ji Temple, and a private onsen experience is included, making it the ultimate hassle-free tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures

Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw TourPrivate and Luxury

Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour

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Enjoy a memorable rickshaw ride through the streets of Asakusa, one of Tokyo’s most picturesque and historic neighborhoods, on this easily-customizable, private tour offering several different ride lengths. Sit back and relax as your knowledgeable dedicated driver peddles you past some of the city’s iconic sites, lovely gardens, towering skyscrapers, and historic shops, passing cherry and maple trees as you go. It’s a great way to take a relaxed, informative, ride through this atmospheric area of Tokyo.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Kimono and Yukata Experience in KyotoCultural Tours

Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

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Dress in traditional Japanese attire in this kimono and yukata experience in Kyoto. You won’t have to worry about wearing the clothing incorrectly as you’ll have a professional fitting session. Stroll around Gion, and visit nearby shrines such as Kiyomizu-dera and Heianjingu Shrine. The experience is flexible, and different time slots are offered throughout the day. You can also upgrade your experience to include makeup, and hair styling.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Kyoto Rickshaw TourPrivate and Luxury

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw with a private guide for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. Depending on the ride length you select, be peddled through the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove, or admiring the wooden structures and ancient alleys of the Higashiyama district.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in ShinjukuHalf-day Tours

Tokyo Bar Hopping Night Tour in Shinjuku

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Seeking out the well-concealed back-alley bars of Tokyo's Shinjuku district is notoriously tricky for outsiders. Take the guesswork out of your trip on this guided tour that takes you barhopping to Izakaya bars in two different alleyways—a small group of no more than eight people means that you can easily access tiny bars with just a few seats. Between drinks and snacks (included) your guide shares insights into local culture in this atmospheric part of the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

90-Min. Ninja Standard Experience : Ninja Star, Sword. Blowgun, Stealth PracticeMartial Arts Classes

90-Min. Ninja Standard Experience : Ninja Star, Sword. Blowgun, Stealth Practice

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Learn the ancient arts of the ninja during this fun-filled introduction to key ninja techniques, culture and weapons. Get suited up in an authentic ‘ninja gi’ outfit as you begin your mental and physical training with an instructor in the ways of the ninja. Among the skills you’ll learn during your session are meditation and ‘Kuja-kiri’ (well-wishing), the ‘Embu’ (ancestor dedication) and an introduction to ninja weapons like the blowgun and ‘shruiken’ (ninja star), among others. You’ll also gain a newfound appreciation for key ninja philosophies like protecting others, community and freedom and have plenty of time for photo-taking at the end.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Special Access at Toyosu Fish Market with Hotel Pick UpBus Tours

Special Access at Toyosu Fish Market with Hotel Pick Up

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This tour starts from your hotel lobby. We on a luxury VAN pick you up to head to Toyosu Fish Market for watching the world famous Toyosu fish market. Our sushi mafia guide introduces the details of the activities take place there, having the access to the wholesale area, where only professionals masters visit to buy fishes and not open to public visitors. There we meet some fishmongers and have some time to talk about anything you will have in mind. After the Toyosu new market, our guide will lead you to the original site of the fish market: Tsukiji where old-good food stalls, lively shops and restaurants are operating in atmosphere of lively food market to walk around to sense the difference of two different markets. Then our guide introduces the best recommendation for breakfasting or lunching at the market. The course is about 2 hours of 7:00 am – 9:00 am and finishes at the market.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

4 hours in Kyoto with a local: private & personalizedHalf-day Tours

4 hours in Kyoto with a local: private & personalized

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It can be daunting as a first-time visitor to Japan to cope with language barriers and navigate around a new place. On this Kyoto half-day tour, take the stress out of travel planning by having a local host plan your day. Explore one or two neighborhoods of your choice, walking past multiple top attractions and learning about Japanese culture from your guide. By traveling with a local, you learn about hidden secrets off the beaten track that tourists wouldn’t usually visit.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Learn to Cook Signature Japanese Dishes with a Delightful Local in SapporoCooking Classes

Learn to Cook Signature Japanese Dishes with a Delightful Local in Sapporo

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Join Chikako, your warm and welcoming host for a lovely lunch in her home kitchen. An avid traveler herself, Chikako enjoys entertaining guests from all over the world. Learn to prepare traditional Japanese dishes such as takoyaki (octopus balls), gyoza (filled dumplings), sushi, and marinated vegetables. After the lesson, enjoy the fresh, homemade meal together.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.67 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYAPrivate Sightseeing Tours

PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Samurai Sword Experience in Asakusa, TokyoMartial Arts Classes

Samurai Sword Experience in Asakusa, Tokyo

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-our instrctor has more than 10 years experience in Battodo (swordsmanship) -plus acquired silver medal once, bronze medal twice in the all Japan championship during the past 3 years. -our instructor is bilingual in English and Japanese, he explains participants about not solely key points culture and history of samurai and classical martial arts. == -Guided by an instructor swordsman with more than 10 years of experience -Demonstration by instructor swordsman with more than 10 years of experience -Experience using real swords used in the past -The only serious facility in Asakusa
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes

Private Tea Ceremony with Kimono in a Traditional Japanese GardenHalf-day Tours

Private Tea Ceremony with Kimono in a Traditional Japanese Garden

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Absorb the elegant simplicity and rich traditions of a Japanese tea ceremony (including wearing an optional kimono) during this private 4-hour experience hosted in a beautiful garden. Take a break from the fast pace of modern Japan as you don the traditional kimono garment and take a stroll among the peaceful grounds of this beautiful green space, sitting down to observe the intricate preparation of this ritual Japanese beverage. All entrance fees and a translator are included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Private Sangenjaya Back-Alley Izakaya Experience Led by Tokyo LocalHalf-day Tours

Private Sangenjaya Back-Alley Izakaya Experience Led by Tokyo Local

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Savor authentic Tokyo food on this "izakaya" tour of Sangenjaya, a vibrant neighborhood that’s away from the city tourist trail. You’ll tour the Japanese pubs, known as izakaya, where after-work drinkers and friends go to socialize over local snacks and beer. Giving you an insight into Tokyo culture, the experience is perfect for those looking for a taste of local life with delicious Japanese food that won’t be found on any tourist menus.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

A full day in Fukuoka with a local: private & personalizedDay Trips

A full day in Fukuoka with a local: private & personalized

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For visitors, it can be difficult to get an authentic experience of an unfamiliar city. This special tour offers just that. See Fukuoka from a local's perspective on a private tour that is specially customized to your interests. Discover the best locals-approved places to see, eat, drink, and explore.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Kyoto Samurai ExperienceCultural Tours

Kyoto Samurai Experience

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Immerse yourself in Samurai history and culture during this 2-hour Samurai experience at a traditional Kyoto Samurai House. Under the guidance of an expert Samurai instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the ‘Way of the Warrior; handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

Sushi Cooking Class in OsakaCooking Classes

Sushi Cooking Class in Osaka

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Learn to roll sushi like a pro during this sushi-making class in Osaka that includes dinner. Get a hands-on introduction to the art of sushi from a professional instructor, then sit down to enjoy your creations, along with other Japanese snacks. This personalized sushi course, limited to just eight participants, offers upgrade options to sample Japanese sake and beer.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum KyotoMartial Arts Classes

Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

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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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

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