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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.13
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$75.13
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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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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.13
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$75.13
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.13
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$75.13
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.60
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$96.60
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Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience

Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience

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Go off the beaten track—and avoid tourist traps—on this nighttime walking tour of Osaka. In a small group of no more than six people head for the foodie districts of Tenma and Kyobashi to sample local dishes, enjoy a few drinks, and get to know the locals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Gion Walking Tour by Night

Gion Walking Tour by Night

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Discover Kyoto’s magical Gion district, which is known for being the city’s Geisha area. Don't worry about language barriers, as a guide is there to help you translate and explain the difference between maiko, geiko, and other Japanese words. The unmarked narrow streets of Gion can make it easy to get lost at night, but this is not a problem with a guide to navigate and lead the way. Upgrade to a longer, private tour for a closer look at Geisha culture.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.16
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$12.16
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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

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Take a deep-dive into Japanese culture and experience Osaka like a local on this evening walking tour. Join your Japanese-Australian guide, Andy, to explore the city’s historic districts, including the former ghetto and the Red Light district. Learn about Osaka’s history, heritage, and local traditions; venture down the backstreets to visit quirky sites often missed by travelers; and sample traditional street foods. Upgrade to include a delicious dinner of typical ‘kushikatsu’ cuisine.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.46
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$60.46
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Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba

Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba

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If you want to party like they do in Osaka, this bar-hopping tour is perfect for you. Your local guide takes you to hidden bars that tourists often miss. If you don’t speak Japanese, don’t let language barriers get in your way. Your guide helps to explain the menus, and order for you. This is a fun tour for friends or couples, and makes a great start to a night out in Osaka.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.46
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$100.46
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.10
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$81.10
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Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

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-Hike through a secret path into Fushimi Inari Shrine. Even though there is Fushi-inari station, we start the tour from Tofukuji station because we enter Fushi-inari shrine from back side of main entrance. -Journey into a secret bamboo forest We will discover a natural bamboo forest, and a small Inari shrine hidden from tourists. Fushimi Inari's main entrance is hard to navigate due to a lot of people, but by walking through the mountains, we will see Fushimi Inari from a new perspective, away from the crowd. -Return to civilization after a breathtaking view atop the mountains of Fushimi Inari From here on, we will explore tourist areas on the way to the top of the mountain. Tour routes may vary, but it will end somewhere around the main shrine. 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
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.81
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$55.81
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Farm to Table Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Lake Biwa and Rice Terraces

Farm to Table Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Lake Biwa and Rice Terraces

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Enjoy tranquil lake view and farm-to-table country-style food, during this 6-hour trip. Pedal past sights like Shirahige Shrine and the nearby ‘Torii’ gate. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take a scenic taxi ride to a mountain village in the nearby Hata district, enjoying a country-style lunch prepared by an ‘Obaachan’ (elderly woman), lively conversation and a chance to stroll the village's charming streets. A guide, bike and helmet, and lunch are covered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$223.01
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$223.01
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Kyoto Like a Local: Private BIKE Tour

Kyoto Like a Local: Private BIKE Tour

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What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Kyoto on two wheels!? Experience the joy of the city as you whiz around from Pontocho street to Gion Shinbashi. You’ll be surprised by how much you can see when you explore by bike. With narrow streets, trendy neighbourhoods, and historical landmarks. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the Imperian Palace and the Heian Jingu shrine, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Kyoto that only the locals see. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride. Next is the iconic Demachi shopping arcade for a real sight into the local life, and the locals’ favorite, Pontocho street. Cycle alongside the Kamogawa river in a setting away from the Kyoto crowds. Finally, enjoy a ride through a bike path lined by lots of cherry trees and that it was named after one of Japan's most famous philosophers. Join now and find out more in the private tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.94
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$116.94
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Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

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Explore the sights of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari on this full-day, private minivan tour based out of Osaka. In Arashiyama, you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tenryuji, known for its beautiful architecture, gorgeous classic gardens, and lovely vistas. Then it's on to the world famous bamboo grove. Picture time! Afterwards, we slip away to the quiet, rarefied environs of the Okochi Sanso estate for gardens, architecture, and a matcha tea break too. Much more to see and stroll about in Arashimaya before we head to the awe-inspiring, ever-popular Fushimi Inari, where thousands of red gates ("torii") snake up the mountain. We'll talk about the significance and sites as we make our way up the holy pathway, but it's a private tour, so we only go as high as you want! While not included, we are happy to suggest a lunch stop along the way. This tour can be customized, so do feel free to consult with us if you've something special in mind that we don't cover on the standard tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$510.00
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$510.00
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Electric Bike Tour of Lake Biwa from Kyoto

Electric Bike Tour of Lake Biwa from Kyoto

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See a different, more laid-back, side of Japan during this 4-hour electric bicycle tour through traditional villages and scenic views near Lake Biwa. Let your speedy, battery-powered cycle do most of the work as you pedal along a picturesque lakeside road, admiring views of the nearby rice paddies as you ride. Learn how to cook delicious local dishes with homegrown fresh vegetables and rice. Menus are changed seasonally. Your guide, bike, helmet, and lunch are included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$162.19
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$162.19
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Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka

Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka

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Escape the noise and stress of Osaka with this relaxing private day trip exploring the mountains and hot springs near Kobe. Ride in your private luxury vehicle into this mountain escape, enjoying the views from on top of Mount Rokko, visiting the nearby Kobe Botanical Gardens, and soaking your worries away at Arima Onsen hot springs.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$430.00
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$430.00
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Umeda Sky Building KUCHU-TEIEN OBSERVATORY

Umeda Sky Building KUCHU-TEIEN OBSERVATORY

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Enjoy panoramic views across Osaka from the observation deck of the distinctive Umeda Sky Building. The Kuchu-Teien Observatory is open air, so you can feel the breeze in your face from almost 570 feet (173 meters) in the air. Test your fear of heights by walking across the deck connecting the two towers that make up the Umeda Sky Building.
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  • 12 hours
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$17.29
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$17.29

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized

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Visit the enchanting district of Arashiyama, renowned for its thick bamboo groves, resident monkeys, and well-preserved sacred shrines. On this personalized excursion, you’ll join a local guide to explore the stunning region, which lies at the foothills of the Arashiyama Mountains. Tours include admission tickets to four local temples as well as Okochi Sanso Villa, a traditional Japanese home and garden inscribed as national cultural properties.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.19
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$203.19
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Cycle & Olympic 2021 (E-bike)

Cycle & Olympic 2021 (E-bike)

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Cycling in some cities and feel the Japanese wind ! Also,guide will take historical area, nature, place, and many kinds of sightseeing! Please kindly enjoy exting Japan during Olympic season !
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  • 11 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,631.36
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$3,631.36
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Nature Walk at Minoo Park, the Best Nature and Waterfall in Osaka

Nature Walk at Minoo Park, the Best Nature and Waterfall in Osaka

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Enjoy hiking in the nature outside Osaka without the risk of getting lost, on this guided hike at Minoo Park. You’ll be taken to a waterfall that has been called the most beautiful in Japan, as well as other cultural and natural sites. Your guide will explain the significance of the things you see. Active travelers will enjoy the approximately four-hour hike, although only moderate fitness is required.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.52
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$77.52
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[Virtual Tour] Zoom Viewing Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Highlight Tour

[Virtual Tour] Zoom Viewing Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Highlight Tour

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On this virtual tour, experience sightseeing in the Arashiyama and Sagano areas of Kyoto, one of the popular sightseeing regions of Japan, from the comfort of your own home. This virtual tour is led by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter in real time. In order to make it so that participating customers feel as if they are strolling around, you will be shown pre-recorded tour footage while a knowledgeable National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter with a hospitable heart provides explanations for sightseeing spots and Japanese culture. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mention them to the guide right then and there! This virtual tour is modeled after a walking tour. In addition to that, there will be an introduction to Japan's unique culture via Buddhist vegetarian cuisine and bamboo craftwork, and more, providing for a lot of content.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.46
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$20.46
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely. In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.23
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$130.23
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Cycle Around Kyoto Hidden Gems & Gion NightWalk

Cycle Around Kyoto Hidden Gems & Gion NightWalk

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This is the best way to enjoy Kyoto hi-light with a bike view, avoiding the crowd. It's very family-friendly and highly recommended for first visiter and a short stayer in Kyoto. Kyoto is a very flat city and not big. We'll take you to many beautiful spots, temples, shrines, riverside road, university, hidden local gems, etc in Kyoto northeast cultural area through an uncrowded scenic route. The bike is very well maintained and comfortable. After the bike, you can enjoy a night walk in Gion scenic cultural area too. Our Guides are all Japanese local who live or lived in Kyoto and love Kyoto so much. After this tour, probable you'll feel Kyoto more familiar and fall in love. Mar & Apr are Nice flower season (Cherry blossom also!). May & Jun are lovely fresh green season. Summertime (Jul & Aug) is nice to hang around the river side with a ​bike. Oct & Nov are the amazing seasons with foliage.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.01
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$62.01

【Fushimi inari shrine】A local born in Kyoto shares the secret path away tourists

【Fushimi inari shrine】A local born in Kyoto shares the secret path away tourists

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【About me】 I grew up in Fushimi region and live near Fushimi Inari Taisha. So I know on Fushimi inari shrine since I was a boy. Now Fushimi Inari shrine is one of the most popular places to visit, but there are too many people around and it is like an amusement park. I would like you to feel the nature and peace here as the locals used to do. I am a local who knows this mountain's courses very well and many beautiful hiking paths are hidden, they are not on the official map. If you like to know secret places where are not crowded in Kyoto, feel free to ask me. Welcome your questions about Japan as well. I also own my tour agency since 2011.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$166.24
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$166.24
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Private Tour - A Chilling Walking Trip at the “Philosopher’s Path”

Private Tour - A Chilling Walking Trip at the “Philosopher’s Path”

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Have you ever heard of the famous “Philosopher’s Path” where many cultured people in history walked? It is a path with beautiful cherry blossoms in Kyoto located along a river. You will start your tour by exploring “Ginkakuji” and then walk through the Philosopher’s path. This path will take you to a huge temple: “Nanzenji”. You will learn something from the life of historical person there and feel the Japanese traditional beauty of preferring old and simple things. Imagine what you will learn from it! You will also visit other spots near the Philosopher’s path! Don’t forget to book your tour to get the essence of Japanese culture, with your otomo guide!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.24
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What people are saying about Nature and Wildlife in Kansai Prefecture

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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 from Osaka/Kyoto
"The tour was fantastic with harisan guide. Very informative bamboo garden was beautiful. Lunch was suprb"..."
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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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Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience
"What a brilliant few hours with Levy. Spending time wandering off the beaten track and tasting delicious local food was a wonderful way to get to know Osaka better. Levy is full of knowledge and information. An excellent tour and an essential inclusion to any visit to this great city."..."
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Gion Walking Tour by Night
"Mie was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the history of the area. It was fascinating to learn all about the Gion district. Thank you"..."
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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours
"Lucas was awesome and very knowledgeable. Took us to some great locations and explained everything well to us. Would do this tour again. Lucas is great!"..."
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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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Farm to Table Local Cooking and Cycling Tour: Lake Biwa and Rice Terraces
"Great addition to our visit to Japan. Lake Biwa is beautiful, but the mountain village and visit to a traditional Japanese home/garden and mountain community was outstanding. The bike ride was a bit rough along the highway/lake, not sure how to work around that in the current state of the road and no shoulder to ride along."..."
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Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
"We had a great time . Tour guide Levy made it interesting and fun. Vehicle was new and clean. Would definitely recommend my friends."..."
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Electric Bike Tour of Lake Biwa from Kyoto
"My wife and I couldn't have been happier with our Lake Biwa bike tour! We were thrilled to get away from the city and enjoy the natural surroundings of Japan. Our guides were enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. Cooking lunch with a local family was our fondest memory of our 16-day trip. Thank you for a wonderful experience!"..."
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Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka
"This was really a wonderful and informative trip. Kevin was great . I really enjoyed the hot springs ! This was one of my |favorite tours. I highly recommend this for anyone who was to see Kobe Mts and one of the best hot springs in the area."..."

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