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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.97
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$92.97
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Kyoto Food & Culture Half-day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Food & Culture Half-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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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.97
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$92.97
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.12
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$129.12
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Mt. Koya Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Mt. Koya Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Our nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day tour of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya. Go on a full-day guided walking tour of Mt. Koya and learn about the modern and traditional aspects of one of the world’s most sacred mountains! If you are staying in Osaka but would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this tour of Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture is for you! Meet your guide at your hotel (in Osaka, Kyoto, Wakayama, or around the Kansai area), then head to Mount Koya. Your guide will customize your full-day tour in detail according to your interests. 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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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$144.62
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$144.62
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.97
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$92.97
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.12
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$129.12
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.83
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$122.83
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.83
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$122.83
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Kumano Kodo walking tour 3 days

Kumano Kodo walking tour 3 days

Not far away from the urban jungle that is Osaka and the old capital Kyoto, is the Kii Peninsula and its famous pilgrimage : the Kumanokodo. On those trails once perambulated by the Imperial family, you will find 3 of the most important Japanese sanctuaries called "Kumano Sanzan". Through beautiful forests, follow the ojis, the religious statues found along the way which will guide you on this spiritual journey.
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  • 4 days
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$1,036.09
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$1,036.09

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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$491.30
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$491.30

Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

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Visit ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto-- Nanzen-ji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Your guide shows you how to respectfully cleanse yourself and offer prayers before entering the sacred places. This small group tour includes information about each stop and history of the area going back 2,677 years. Lunch is included, and the tour ends with shopping and sake tasting in the Gion district, where you may see Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$393.04
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$393.04

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport

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Travel by foot along a section of the historic Nakasendo Trail during this self-guided, multi-day group hiking tour. Join an intimate excursion capped at only 12 participants to cover a length of Edo-era mountain routes. Stay in traditional minshuku guesthouses in the villages of Tsumago, Kiso-Fukushima, and Narai, with home-cooked Japanese breakfasts and dinners included, plus complimentary English-language phone support.
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  • 3 days
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$1,160.00
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$1,160.00

Ramen Making experience on the train (Ramen Express)

Ramen Making experience on the train (Ramen Express)

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Make your original Ramen on the train! (Maximum participant 25people) You will make noodles on a chartered train. This train connects between Shijo-omiya station and Arashiyama station. You will get in the train starting from Shijo-omiya and wear a headscarf and apron. As soon as the train runs, your experience starts. Mix, knead flour and punch then cut the dough with a noodle machine. When arriving at Arashiyama station, boil the noodle, add the soup, put on the toppings then eat it on the train. This is absolutely a memorable and fun experience. After the experience you can enjoy sight seeing in Arashiyama.(no guided) 
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  • 4 hours
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$2,065.99
per group
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$2,065.99
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Private Custom : Osaka Full Day Tour

Private Custom : Osaka Full Day Tour

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Explore some of the most famous spots in Osaka and visit a historical temple. Learn about the Osakans’ passion for their business at buzzing markets and feel the heart and soul of Osaka. Visit some must-go spots including Dotonbori and Shinsekai areas. You will also have a chance to learn about Japanese religions from your guide at Shitennoji Temple. You also be taken deep into the local scene later. Have a fantastic day trip with your fun and friendly guide. It will be your unforgettable memory of Osaka. You will start and finish the tour at your hotel.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$324.26
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$324.26
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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

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Make the most of your time in Kyoto by booking a customized private tour with an expert guide. Create your own sightseeing itinerary, choosing from among dozens of cultural and historic landmarks, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Nijo Castle or Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Choose either a half-day or full-day itinerary and travel via public transport accompanied by your guide. Transportation and lunch is included on this comprehensive and flexible Kyoto tour.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$222.73
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$222.73
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Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

Street Osaka GoKart Tour with Funny Costume Rental

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Discover Osaka’s highlights on this quirky Go Kart tour. Be photo-ready, as there are plenty of funny character costumes to choose from. It’s a hassle-free tour as Go Kart rental, costume rental, insurance, and fuel are included. See lots of Osaka’s top sites like Tsutenkaku Tower, and Kitashinchi area, and you won’t have to worry about losing your group, as it’s a small-group tour. A valid driving license and international license with Japanese translation is required.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.70
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$73.70

Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

Turn Into a Maiko - Garden Plan - in Kyoto

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Become a Maiko, or Geisha apprentice, as you are transformed by professional staff in a real teahouse in Kyoto’s Gion district. Enjoy dressing in traditional kimono and being made up, including a beautiful hair ornament. Have photographs of your transformation taken in the Tsuboniwa courtyard in Kyo-Machiya (a traditional wooden house in Kyoto).
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$152.40
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$152.40
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Luxury Brand Kimono Plan in Kyoto

Luxury Brand Kimono Plan in Kyoto

It's hard not to love traditional Japanese dress, but kimonos can be hard to wear correctly if you don't have any experience. This rental package allows you to borrow a high-quality, luxury-brand kimono and accessories so you can go out and take some beautiful pictures while dressed up to the nines. Plus, the staff will help you get dressed properly, so you don't have to worry about getting it wrong.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.18
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$68.18
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Maiko Makeover - Photo Session in the Traditional Japanese Room Plan in Kyoto

Maiko Makeover - Photo Session in the Traditional Japanese Room Plan in Kyoto

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Take home more than just memories from your vacation in Kyoto following a makeover and photo shoot in a traditional Japanese tea room. Ideal for families and couples, this package results in a physical transformation and includes plenty of digital photos. Plus, you can choose from multiple start times to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$140.51
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$140.51
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Ikebana Workshop in a 200 Year Old Ryokan

Ikebana Workshop in a 200 Year Old Ryokan

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and escape the rush of Kyoto with this relaxing, hands-on flower arranging class, held in the historic Kinse Ryokan building. During the class, learn about the history of ikebana from your professional ikebana instructor guide and with the group capped at a maximum of four people, you’re guaranteed personalized attention throughout.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.42
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$56.42

Evening Street Food Hopping Tour in Downtown Osaka

Evening Street Food Hopping Tour in Downtown Osaka

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Don’t leave visiting Osaka’s most enticing eateries to chance, guarantee culinary delights on this private 3-hour food tour of downtown Osaka. Alongside a gastronome guide, you’ll visit popular bars and food stalls to feast on Japanese classics including grilled seafood, meat skewers, savory pancakes, and Asian-style pizza. Wash it down with included beer, sake, and soft drinks, and absorb the vibrant atmosphere and bright lights of downtown Osaka. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.74
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$192.74
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$224.87
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$224.87
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Matcha Green Tea Plantation and Matcha Factory Visit

Matcha Green Tea Plantation and Matcha Factory Visit

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Matcha Green Tea, introduced to Japan by a Zen monk in the 12th century, is one of the country’s tastiest exports. But few people get to go behind the scenes and see how the time-honored beverage is made. During this insider’s guided tour, you’ll visit one of the country’s oldest tea plantations and enjoy an exclusive tasting, along with Japanese sweets. Choose from flexible, morning or afternoon departure times.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.16
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$214.16
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PRIVATE Deep Dive: Osaka Food Markets from Local to Luxurious!

PRIVATE Deep Dive: Osaka Food Markets from Local to Luxurious!

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Discover what makes Osaka a food city on this guided tour. Get a insider's perspective on local food culture missed by most visitors as your guide takes you to a department store marketplace, the famed Kuromon Ichiba Market, Korea Town, and a historic neighborhood. Along the way sample regional specialties and surprising delicacies.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$73.59
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$73.59
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