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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide, explore the area of Arashiyama and Sagano, where aristocrats once unwound in their villas more than 1,000 years ago. The highlights of this tour include the scenic countryside views from Togetsukyo bridge; Tenryu-ji temple with its beautiful traditional gardens; the enchanting world from within the Bamboo Grove; and Jojakko-ji Temple with its breathtaking green moss. During the tour you will also visit some secret spots unfamiliar to the usual tourists. Enjoy the walk and delicious food while learning about Japanese culture and history. Our guides are looking forward to arranging a tour that’s best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.92
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$88.92
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Kyoto Food & Culture Full-day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Food & Culture Full-day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This is THE tour to get a local's experience of Kyoto’s best street food and culture! Our nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guides can help you efficiently enjoy a one-day tour of Kyoto. Meet your guide at your hotel to start your day, then begin the tour with a possible trip to the 400m long Nishiki Market, nicknamed “Kyoto’s Kitchen”, where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Learn about Kyoto's food culture and history through the variety of unique dishes and goods available. Give your appetite a break at the nearby Gion district, famous as the geisha district of Kyoto. Your guide will introduce you to the history and culture of geisha—from their kimonos and hairstyles to the rules and rituals of their daily lives. Our guides will customize a four-hour tour in detail according to your interests. We want to arrange a tour that’s best for you! Note*:The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.92
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$88.92
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Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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If you are staying in Osaka but would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this Kyoto tour is for you! Our nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently spend a full-day, six-hour tour exploring Kyoto, introducing both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient city. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Osaka, or anywhere else at your convenience, and will take you to a number of Kyoto's famous spots. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will arrange a tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.49
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$123.49
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Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Enjoy an efficient, half-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you explore Japan's second-largest city while introducing both modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, then it's off to the races! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.92
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$88.92
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Osaka Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Enjoy an efficient, full-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you explore Japan's second-largest city while introducing both modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, then it's off to the races! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.49
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$123.49
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Explore Kyoto, one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, accompanied by one of our nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guides, who will help you efficiently enjoy a four-hour tour, introducing both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient city. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, or anywhere else at your convenience, and will take you to a number of Kyoto's famous spots. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will arrange a tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.92
Price varies by group size
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$88.92
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Osaka Off the Beaten Path Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Osaka Off the Beaten Path Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore off the beaten areas in Osaka! We would like to introduce some of the best nostalgic neighborhood locations. If you want to experience the local life and enjoy the nostalgic warm feelings, these backstreets of Shinsekai, Tenjimbashi-suji, Ameyoko and Koreantown are totally recommended to visit while your stay in Osaka. You can walk with English speaking guide and enjoy some foods and drinks on the way! Let us know what you would like to experience, and your guide will arrange a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.47
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$117.47
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Kyoto Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Traditional and historical Japanese gardens are best sites to see Japanese aesthetics. Both artistic landscape gardens with seasonal plants and dry landscape gardens at Zen temples help you get relaxed for meditation. Visiting various styled gardens and experiencing traditional Japanese spirits which are represented in plants, rocks, and total design. Our nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day private tour of the best Japanese gardens in Kyoto. Select gardens from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. In addition to gardens, you may also choose any famous site in Kyoto for a truly memorable experience! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.47
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$117.47
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Kyoto sake tasting near Fushimi Inari

Kyoto sake tasting near Fushimi Inari

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.08
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$61.08

Kyoto Food and Booze Safari

Kyoto Food and Booze Safari

Imagine: you’ve been out and about visiting temples and shrines in Kyoto non-stop since 8 in the morning. Don’t you think it’s time for you to take a break with a fresh drink and some typical Kyoto delicacies? Come on, you deserve it. With us as masters of ceremony you’re in good hands. We’ve been on a mission to taste the best booze and food from Kyoto for decades. We start our yummy safari with a 1 hour visit to the Nishiki food market where we will help you make sense of the local produce unseen outside of Japan. We then make our way to the neighborhood’s “Tachinomiya” (standing bar). The place is run by a liquor shop so the selection of alcohol is unrivaled. Tucked between vending machines, you wouldn’t find the place even if you walked in front of it. Finally, we end the festivities with a modern Yakitori (chicken skewers) known for its selection of “Ji-sake” (locally produced japanese sake).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.08
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$157.08

Geisha show and discovery walking group tour

Geisha show and discovery walking group tour

Learn about traditional Japanese culture through a unique figure: the geisha. Take a guided walking tour through the geisha quarters of Kyoto, on which you’ll learn all about the tradition from a local guide who can answer all your questions. Watch a geisha performance, and get the chance to chat to the performer afterwards with the help of a translator. A fun and interesting trip for travelers interested in history, culture, and the arts.
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  • 3 hours
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$157.08
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Kyoto secret streets group walking tour

Kyoto secret streets group walking tour

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Overcome your temple fatigue in Kyoto with a walking tour of the little-known alleyways of the Gion district. Taking you off the main tourist trail, the tour puts the spotlight on Gion’s most interesting "roji," the uncharted backstreets that are lined with traditional wooden houses. You’ll learn about the locals who live there and the artisans who work there for a glimpse of Kyoto’s true culture.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.05
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Kyoto hidden gardens group walking tour

Kyoto hidden gardens group walking tour

Get off the beaten tourist path, and explore the hidden Kyoto that most visitors don’t know about. Discover Kyoto’s pristine and less-visited zen gardens with a local guide. On this guided, small group tour, explore 300-year-old temples in the Nanzen-ji complex, learn about their history and customs, and have time to enjoy their atmosphere of peace and serenity.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.81
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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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$244.34
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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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$306.26
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.90
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$63.90

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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$81.94
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Private 3-hour Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour

Private 3-hour Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour

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Spend a relaxing morning in Arashiyama, enjoying the vivid and lush nature. Discover the green and refreshing temples as well as unique ones. Find out why the Japanese are so fond of the Shinryoku (deep green; as in green leaves on trees and bushes). * Please note: this is a seasonal private tour, available from late spring to early summer.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$256.02
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Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

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Plenty of people enjoy Japanese cuisine, but few understand the ingredients that are involved in making classic dishes. During this insider’s tour of Nishiki Market, you’ll meet local shopkeepers and pick up fresh produce in the 400-year-old food stalls. Then, put your ingredients to use with a hands-on cooking lesson, and prepare a market-to-plate dish of donburi, a bowl of Japanese rice, and meat specialty.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.04
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Wagyu Tasting' Tour in Osaka

Wagyu Tasting' Tour in Osaka

There are many misconceptions about Wagyu and just like anything, it is fun to explore not only the different types of Wagyu but also the different styles of preparing Wagyu. Your guide is an ex- Assistant Food and Beverage Director that has been here on and off since 1983, he has also opened Hotels, Restaurants and Clubs in Japan. He will guide you through this evening of juicy Wagyu delights and answer any and all questions you may have concerning Japan's National Treasure.
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  • 4 hours
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$469.88
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Osaka Sake Tasting Walking Tour in Umeda

Osaka Sake Tasting Walking Tour in Umeda

On this tour, we will explore Umeda, one of the busiest areas in Osaka. The sake tasting tour I would like to introduce to you here is the journey of discovery of Japanese marriage, so the main purpose of this tour is finding great sake and japanese food pairing for you. We the locals cannot ignore tasty food even though we meant to go out to enjoy sake. We would like you to follow Osakan style of sake tasting through this tour. Maybe you haven't tried this type of the tour. However, I'm sure learning about sake and Japanese food makes your trip to Japan more special. If you want to try sake as an experience, you are always welcome. Your tour guide will help you to find your type together. If you have already tried sake somewhere in Japan or in your country, please try new kinds of sake for you with real Japanese food. Please have fun with talking to your drinking buddies on the tour while drinking sake.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.02
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

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Get a deeper experience of Kyoto food culture than would be possible on your own by joining this guided tour. Stroll through the districts of Gion and Pontocho, stopping in to small bars and restaurants to sample traditional drinks and food, as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.64
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Kyoto UNESCO Historical Walking Tour

Kyoto UNESCO Historical Walking Tour

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-Explore Ninnaji temple deeply!- Learn about this heritage and its connections with the Japanese emperor. Shake hands with a Kannon deity, explore various halls. -Feel "Zen" at Ryoan-ji Temple- Home of the famous stone gardens praised by people all around the world. Your local guide will explain to you how religion plays a role in Japanese culture, and ways to feel ZEN. -Behold... the Golden Pavilion- Your local guide takes you through its gardens. Experience the ancient art of Sutra copying (Shakyo) and drink Matcha Tea with some sweets. 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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.58
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Kyoto Tea Ceremony & Kiyomizu-dera Temple Walking Tour

Kyoto Tea Ceremony & Kiyomizu-dera Temple Walking Tour

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- Discover Kyoto's special streets with their quaint atmosphere, as if you had time-slipped into ancient times. Kiyomizuzaka is the name of an area that is composed of several streets with a traditional feel of Kyoto. In the area, we also take you to the most colorful temple in Kyoto called Yasakakoshindo. - A variety of local street foods will take you to Kiyomizu-Dera After that, we'll enjoy local snacks and foods there! We'll then visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. We'll also visit Otowa Waterfall, which brings you good luck. Let's try the Japanese way of worshipping together. - Lead yourself into a world of an elegant and peaceful Tea Ceremony Enjoy traditional-style tea ceremony with Japanese sweets in a sophisticated room surrounded by tea utensils. 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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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