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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.48
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$78.48

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

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

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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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.70
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$72.70

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

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

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Take a deep dive into traditional Japanese culture and history during this full-day trip to Kyoto and Nara from the center of Kyoto or Osaka. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and admire the beautiful grounds of the Kinkaku-ji temple. Then head to Nara and see the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple pickup points and lunch upgrade options are available.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.70
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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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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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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.48
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto

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Enrich yourself with the fascinating history of Kyoto’s numerous UNESCO-listed temples and shrines during this day trip from Osaka. Explore the seemingly endless ‘torii’ gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, visit Kiyomizu-dera temple, and explore Kinkaku-ji temple. Customize your trip by adding on a deluxe or standard Japanese style lunch, and select from four pickup points.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.70
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$72.70

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)

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This is a perfect pick for nature lovers, and those interested in Japanese spirituality. Put away the guidebook and follow the lead of a landscape designer with over 15 years’ experience. It’s a great way to discover secret local spots that you wouldn’t discover otherwise, and to understand more about the meaning behind zen gardens.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

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The Nishiki Food Market, known to locals as the “Kitchen of Kyoto,” is a huge 400-year-old market sprawling with food vendors. Navigate what can be an overwhelming space with the help of your guide, whose insight into the local food scene will give you a taste of Japanese culture—and plenty of food. All food tastings are included as per itinerary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.71
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$190.71

Japanese Roof Architecture and Workshop Tour

Japanese Roof Architecture and Workshop Tour

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Learn about the roof architecture of Japan's traditional shrines and temples with this half-day tour, just a short train ride away from Kyoto. After meeting your guide, you'll get the lowdown on some of the famous tiled monuments around Japan, then enjoy behind-the-scenes visits to two renowned artisan workshops to see craftsmen at work. You'll finish with a visit to the Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine, the roof of which was made by the aforementioned craftsmen.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$166.76
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$166.76
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Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Private)

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Private)

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“When a garden is used as a place to pause for thought, that is when a Zen garden comes to life. When you contemplate a garden like this it will form a lasting impression on your heart.” — Muso Soseki, 13th c. Zen master The Japanese garden defies quick and easy understanding. As we move in awe through one of these masterpieces we can feel that there is something deeper than just the physical beauty that surrounds us. This experience is designed to go to the heart of that "something deeper". While occupying 3 temples of the Nanzen-ji Monastery, you will hear in-depth explanations and insights into the world of Japanese gardens that you would never learn about otherwise. The Japanese garden will be revealed to you as an expression of profound art. As you will undoubtly visit at least several temples and gardens while you are here, this experience will equip you with all the tools you need to help make your experience in Kyoto one that will form a lasting impression on your heart.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.36
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Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Symbol of Osaka: Osaka Castle

Private Tour - A Tour to Explore the Symbol of Osaka: Osaka Castle

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Why not discover the famous castle to the fullest! There are a bunch of tourists at Osaka Castle but most of them just watch the castle tower from outside of it, which is enjoyable enough but still remains a lot to discover. On this tour, you will learn the history and imagine the feeling samurai had when fighting for Osaka at the stake of their lives. There are many more things to explore Osaka Castle to your fullest such as a professional guide who will show you around the hot spots in the park, the view of the castle from the garden, and a cruise ship which will take you around the moat! Don’t forget to book your tour to discover Osaka Castle tour with your otomo guide!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.48
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$132.48

Private Ultimate Temples of Kyoto Tour with a Local

Private Ultimate Temples of Kyoto Tour with a Local

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The temples of Kyoto are vestiges of its captivating past, and the stories surrounding these ancient places of worship define Japan’s iconic cultural city. Go in-depth into the country’s main religion of Buddhism, discover the true meaning of “Zen,” explore breathtaking scenery and architecture, all with your favorite local host on this personalized tour. Step into a stunning temple built by an emperor in the 12th century. See thousands of Buddha statues displayed in a giant hall, many of which are influenced by Hinduism. There’s more to see! Join your host and tour a Shingon sect temple, acclaimed for its expertly crafted sculptures dating back to the 1100s. Hear the life story of a local savior and see the statue modeled after him. For more historic temples and landmarks, follow your favorite local to a richly decorated temple with picturesque zen gardens, dedicated to a shogun who unified Japan. Also, explore old tea houses and tranquil bamboo forests within the temple!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.19
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$117.19
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Private Tour - First Time - Kyoto! Visit All the

Private Tour - First Time - Kyoto! Visit All the "Must-See" Destinations!

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A must-visit location in Japan. Discover Kyoto's famous spots efficiently by bus. There is a story behind each spot in Kyoto representing the people who lived there and its history. You will take a visit to many of the shrines and temples. There is also time to enjoy the beautiful garden while tasting some matcha. From Kiyomizudera temple, you can see over Kyoto providing a great photo spot! The final spot is the well-known "Kanrakugai," popular for its Okonomiyaki. It is a plan that will allow you to discover the Kyoto hot-spots!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.83
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$108.83
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“Tairyu-sanso” The best masterwork of aesthetics in Kyoto

“Tairyu-sanso” The best masterwork of aesthetics in Kyoto

This pair dragon mountain cottage is private. The technique and design of this Sukiya architecture and Japanese garden are so valuable that they are used when building the Kyoto State Guest House. Normally, tourists are not allowed to make arrangements through travel agencies, but we can make arrangements. Recommended for those interested in Sukiya architecture and Japanese gardens.
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  • 2 hours
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$282.34
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$282.34

Private Tour - Explore Kyoto's Famous Spots and Station Building by Foot!

Private Tour - Explore Kyoto's Famous Spots and Station Building by Foot!

Tourists who come to Kyoto from all over the world pass-by Kyoto Station. Little do they know must-see spots are near the station too, Higashihonganji and Nishihonganji. Seen in the Michelin handbook, feel the history and see the beautiful wooden architecture. This tour also shows you the charm of Kyoto Station! Packed with sweets stores, ramen, and an observatory deck, you can surely spend a day here. Kyoto station is famous for its modern, trendy architecture, so you can feel both the historic and modern in a day! To make the most of every minute in Kyoto, why don't you join a tour on the day arrive or just before you leave?
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.63
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$94.63

Private Tour - Kyoto Ghost Mystery Tour - Enjoy a different aspect of Kyoto

Private Tour - Kyoto Ghost Mystery Tour - Enjoy a different aspect of Kyoto

Kyoto is a place that once flourished as a capital. There are various legends, including one about Youkai. Enjoy a this tour with the theme of a Youkai! First buy traditional Kyoto power goods, and the Nishijin design star-shaped red seal book. Let's get power to get rid of the Youkai. Once equipped, walk around the legendary streets where the Youkai are said to have marched. There are Youkai goods and objects everywhere! For the courage, challenge yourself to the unusual Youkai ramen. Lastly we will visit a shrine that worshipped famous evil sprits in Japan. Let's enjoy an aspect of Kyoto, just a little different from the average tourist!
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  • 3 to 4 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.44
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$80.44

Private Tour - A Tour Finding Your Favorite Antique or Modern Arts in Osaka

Private Tour - A Tour Finding Your Favorite Antique or Modern Arts in Osaka

Yes, Osaka is a city famous for its energetic vibe as you know, but did you know it also has a district where you can enjoy art in a sophisticated mood? Nakanoshima has many museums supported by major enterprises, which makes it the epicenter of culture and art in Osaka. You will visit many kinds of art spots on this tour, from western to eastern and from medieval to modern. We will start with modern paintings followed by a Japanese style tea ceremony room designated as a cultural property. You will also like the art deeply rooted in daily life such as daily supplies designed by an up-and-coming designing group and beautiful architecture still used as a public facility.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.83
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$108.83

Carefree Private Exploration of Fushimi Inari, Gion, Kiyomizudera, and More

Carefree Private Exploration of Fushimi Inari, Gion, Kiyomizudera, and More

Dive into and swoon about one of Kyoto's most historically rich areas, Higashiyama ("Eastern Mountain") with your very own private, English speaking guide with vast knowledge of Kyoto and Japanese culture. Start from the southernmost mountain in the city, where the justifiably famous Fushimi Inari Shrine lies in wait with its thousands upon thousands of bright red torii gates leading you up the mountain into higher and still holier places. Mission accomplished, a short train ride (included) deposits us perfectly for an exploration of the Gion, a traditional entertainment district, where geisha still hold court and high regard. Work your way through various temples and shrines on the east side while learning what makes this area so special. All admission fees and transit are included so there's no need to fret about hidden fees. Since this is a private tour, feel free to contact us about any changes you'd like to make to the itinerary. We're very flexible.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Private Tour - Take a Walk Through a “Deep and Unique” Town to Gion

Private Tour - Take a Walk Through a “Deep and Unique” Town to Gion

If you are visiting Kyoto, of course, you will visit Gion offering Kyoto’s unique vibe. But how many people see the best backstreets of Gion? This plan takes you to the must-see hidden backstreets. Stones with a hole to convict evil and connect the good spirits, temples lined with wild-boars, vintage items not even the Japanese can find, ukiyoe made by craftsmen in a traditional Japanese house and souvenirs which you can't find elsewhere! Lastly, I will take you to watch the Maiko dance. You can see seven traditional performing arts after the show. A trip of Gion you can definitely do by yourself!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.44
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$80.44

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Private Tour - "City of Students" - Experience Campus Life in Kyoto!

Although Kyoto is well known as a city of Japanese traditional culture, in reality the city area is well known as a student city. There are 39 universities (unis) with students from all over the world. Experience the lives of uni students from the 2nd largest national uni in Japan, Kyoto University, and a private university with a longer history, Doshisha University. Feel the history from the buildings and nature on campus. You will also visit the student dorms and cafeterias. If you visit the museum, you will be able to see the high intellectual level of this uni through its research results. Why don't you experience a tour of the lives of Japanese students?
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.90
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$89.90

Private Tour - Walking Through the Longest Shopping Arcade with Kimono!

Private Tour - Walking Through the Longest Shopping Arcade with Kimono!

Tenma, Osaka used to be one of the biggest business districts in Japan during the Edo period and it still has the longest shopping street in Japan! You can wear a “kimono”, traditional Japanese clothing and walk around the area. Osaka Museum of Housing and Living which you will visit on this tour is a hot spot where you can play with traditional toys and watch old housing. The shopping street is also fun with many shops such as a clothes store where you can buy clothes from your head to toe for only JPY1,000 and a shop where you can prepare your own “matcha”, green tea served in ceremonies. Don’t forget to book your tour to discover the ancient and modern area: Tenma!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.63
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$94.63

Kyoto: The Poet and the Ox (Private)

Kyoto: The Poet and the Ox (Private)

In this experience you will spend time in some of the most charming spaces in all of Kyoto including The Poet's Hut Temple, The Hermitage of an ex-Samurai, The Garden of the Ox and Dragon, and A Temple of Refined Elegance. In between we will have a tea break at a secret mountain tea house (only available on Wed., Sat. and Sun). We travel to an old, quiet and surprisingly ordinary neighborhood in the northeastern part of Kyoto, tucked into the Higashiyama mountain range. This is not like the busy tourist areas that are scattered around town. The road we follow winds its way through this residential neighborhood and we soon encounter traces of the farm life that existed in this area for hundreds of years. As we approach the cedar forest we can feel that this is like nowhere we have seen in Kyoto up until this point. It is in these surroundings you will have one of your most memorable experiences in Japan.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.04
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$234.04
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Fushimi Inari Shrine: Explore the 1,000 Torii Gates on an audio walking tour

Fushimi Inari Shrine: Explore the 1,000 Torii Gates on an audio walking tour

Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Japan’s most popular and beautiful shrines. Thousands of people visit it every day to see the 1,000 magnificent torii gates. But most do not get the full story behind the pretty pictures they take. Join me on this self-guided audio tour as we delve into the history behind the Shinto rituals and beliefs linked to this amazing shrine. We’ll take an easy stroll among the tranquil forest scenery. You'll be one of a few who will discover the real power of this shrine that has been influencing people's lives over 1,300 years. The landmarks include: • The unique fox statues dotted across the shrine • An unmatched vista of the thousand bright red torii gates • The Heavy-Light Stone where you can make a wish Let’s take a stroll and found out why this ancient shrine has lessons that can still be learned today.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
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$6.22
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$6.22

Private Tour - A Walking Tour to Discover the Art in Daily Life, in Osaka

Private Tour - A Walking Tour to Discover the Art in Daily Life, in Osaka

Planned for those who love and remains made from stone and retro imposing buildings Nakanoshima, an area located between two rivers, had flourished as a hub of goods across Japan about 400 years ago. Since then, it has prospered as the central area of business and still has many headquarters of major enterprises and banks. Those major enterprises and investors built many western style buildings made from bricks and stone in the 20th century. Most of them are still used as an office or store. We have only picked worth visiting spots among them! Your otomo guide will take you there and give you some information about the history of those buildings. Don’t forget to book your tour!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.17
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
"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."..."
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto
"Nara and Kyoto are beautiful. Excellent tour guide, and just the right amount of stopping at each location. A bit chaotic at first trying to figure out which bus you go to at the hotel, but it was sorted then everything worked out."..."
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto
"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."..."
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto
"The tour was fantastic with harisan guide. Very informative bamboo garden was beautiful. Lunch was suprb"..."
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Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)
"Andrew’s knowledge and passion about landscaping and Zen gardens is incredible! I learned so much about the history and design of gardens, and a lot of interesting tidbits about the culture. These are the kinds of things you’d only learn from an ex-pat who’s been in the country for close to a decade. Very special! It was my first trip to Kyoto and I can’t wait to come back and do more of Andrew’s tours."..."
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Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch
"Loved! Our tour guide was so great-- really knowledgable and sweet! She answered all of our billion questions and also was able to pace the group so that my 66 year old parents could keep up which was an added bonus!"..."
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Japanese Roof Architecture and Workshop Tour
"Hands down our best experience in Kyoto! We learned so much about the symbolism and practicalities of traditional Japanese architecture. Our guides were lovely and made a big effort to get to know us, and the artisans we got to meet were so friendly and welcoming. If you're even the slightest bit interested in traditional architecture, you HAVE to do this tour!"..."

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