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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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$88.94
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$88.94
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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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$88.94
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$88.94
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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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$123.53
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$123.53
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.35
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$138.35
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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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$88.94
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$88.94
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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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$123.53
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$123.53
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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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$117.50
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$117.50
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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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$117.50
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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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$470.00
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$470.00

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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$376.00
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$376.00

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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$310.20
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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

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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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$138.07
$213.07
$75.00 savings
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$138.07
$213.07
$75.00 savings
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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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$70.50
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$70.50

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
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$145.80
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$145.80
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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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$134.42
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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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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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$184.39
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$184.39
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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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$215.12
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$215.12
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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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$204.87
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$204.87
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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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Dotonbori to Very Local: A Small Group, All-Inclusive, Authentic Evening

Dotonbori to Very Local: A Small Group, All-Inclusive, Authentic Evening

Get your Dotonbori fix in, but then leave it all behind as we venture into more local, then MUCH more local neighborhoods and their restaurants across not one, but two different parts of Osaka. "Tachinomiya," or standing-bar restaurants in the tapas style, tee us up a cavalcade of small plates and drinks that can only be described as splendiferous, spell checks be damned. Between these tasty stops, explore local culture at night with an entertaining native (or honestly equivalent) speaker at your side. And with groups limited to six or less, you can be assured of personal attention. This also allows us to patronize smaller, truly local restaurants, unlike the big corporate restaurants some of those other guys frequent, where it seems like everything is fried and mildly disappointing. Come join a tour that's not just about great food and drink, but about connecting you with genuine local culture and making you LOVE Osaka as much as we do. Your foodie night adventure awaits!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.59
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$114.59
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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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Kyoto Must Sees and Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

Kyoto Must Sees and Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

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Get to know Kyoto and its main spots on an 8-hour private tour by public transport that will give you a more in-depth insight into the city. Check out the Kinkakuji Zen temple, which used to be the residence of a shogun. See extravagant gold leaves covering the upper floors of the temple, and explore the Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site, built in the Edo period. Embrace the local Japanese culture as you stroll through the narrow Nishiki market housing more than a hundred stalls and restaurants, and visit a temple dedicated to the deity of mercy. Take part in a water-cleansing ritual to experience a religious side of Kyoto. And how about the hidden gems? Find 10,000 vermilion torii gates in one of the most important shrines in Japan and walk the trail leading to the top of a mountain. Discover how the powerful Tokugawa clan shaped the Edo period and played a major role in Japan’s history. Join the tour now and find out more from our local hosts in this day trip experience!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.49
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$210.49
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Beautiful Private Nara Day Trip with a Local: Deers, Temples & Shrines

Beautiful Private Nara Day Trip with a Local: Deers, Temples & Shrines

Ready to discover one of Japan’s hidden gem towns? Located a mere hour train ride from Kyoto, Nara is the ideal destination for a day trip. On this private day trip, you’ll be left in awe at the sight of Buddhist shrines, temples, and the ancient architecture of Japan’s first permanent capital city. And the cherry on top, deers! Once the center of Japan during the 8th century, Nara contains some of Japan’s most ancient sites and is now considered one of Japan’s most notable destinations. Together with your local host, you’ll visit some of Nara’s many Buddhist temples and shrines, including the towering Daibutsu (Great Buddha) and some of Japan’s oldest and largest temples. Take a trip back in time as you explore Nara and get a peek into the nation’s ancient past! Experience the natural beauty of Nara with a visit to the Kasuga Primeval Forest in Nara Park and Sarusawa-ike Pond. Nara Park is home to friendly deer that allow people to feed and even pet them.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.76
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