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Sagano Tours

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Sagano
Often mistaken for the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Sagano expands north of the Togetsukyo Bridge in Kyoto. The tranquil area encompasses some of Kyoto’s most stunning landscapes. With rural residential areas, mountains dotting the horizon, fields ablaze with color and a famous bamboo forest, Sagano may just be one of Japan’s prettiest (and lesser known) spots. 
Address: Sagano, Ukyo-ku,, Kyoto, Japan

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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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$92.43
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$92.43
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods and scenic parklands are ideal for exploring by bike. On this tour, save time by cycling around the city and visit five of Kyoto’s most popular attractions in one day. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Pavilion and the Kiyomizu Temple; pose for photos by the red torri gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine; and hop off to stroll around the Bamboo Forest and explore the geisha district.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.84
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$175.84

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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$223.56
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$223.56
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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto’s famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and rickshaw driver. This authentic, customizable Kyoto adventure is a fun introduction to this beautiful city.
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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.91
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$47.91
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Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

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-Immerse yourself in solitude in the mesmerizing nature of Arashiyama. Saga-Toriimoto district is a national preservation district where you feel like you are stepping into the past. Our local guide will explain the history and culture of the area. -Visit the world famous, must-visit bamboo grove and Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO world heritage and immerse yourself in it's rich history. Afterwards we will enter through more well-known spots in Saga-Arashiyama, visiting UNESCO world heritage temples and the very famous bamboo grove. -Indulge in an authentically traditional meal, and learn with your palate the rich food culture of Kyoto. After walking and visiting the temple, you must be ready for lunch! let's have beautiful Kyoto-style lunch! 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.27
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$90.27
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.43
Price varies by group size
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$92.43
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize a half-day or full-day itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.00
per group
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$157.00
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Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest

Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest

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This tour covers every part of the bamboo forest. By rickshaw and on foot! The first stop after cruising through the bustling main street is the bamboo forest. Enjoy the vivid green bamboo as your guide pulls you along the path reserved for rickshaws only, away from other visitors. Have your camera or mobile phone ready to take pictures. You don’t want to miss this. After passing by the Nonomiya Shrine you will enter the second part of the bamboo forest, which is designed like a little park. Here we can take great group pictures with the stunning green bamboo in the background. On the way to the third and last section of the bamboo forest, you will pass by a well-kept scene from the Edo period The third part of the bamboo forest can only be accessed on foot, so our guide will park the rickshaw within walking distance and then guide you to the most famous and impressive part of the bamboo forest. (To avoid the crowds here, we recommend starting the tour before noon)
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.14
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$93.14
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Kyoto Photogenic Tour from Osaka/Kyoto

Kyoto Photogenic Tour from Osaka/Kyoto

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Kyoto Photogenic Tour is a unique tour for you to get to Kyoto's famous photo spots and take some pictures for unforgettable memories. This tour will take you to Kifune Shrine, Okazaki Shrine, Yasaka Shrine, Hokanji Temple, Bamboo Forest and Kimono Forest.
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  • 12 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.38
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$41.38
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Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town tour

Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto. Enjoy the treasures of the former capital in a relaxing atmosphere thanks to fewer tourists compared to ordinary day-time tours. Be an early bird and avoid the crowd.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.39
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$138.39
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Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

Kyoto Platinum Early Morning Tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit six of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.77
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$136.77
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The Bamboo Forest & Japanese Zen Experience & Gourmet Japanese Lunch

The Bamboo Forest & Japanese Zen Experience & Gourmet Japanese Lunch

This is a private VIP tour and gives you an insider preview to the exquisite area of Arashiyama. You will visit the world famous Bamboo Forest, stroll through the quiet neighborhoods of Saga Arashiyama, followed by exclusive access into one of the most intriguing temples in the area. Exclusive access means you will enter a temple that is typically inaccessible to both tourists and locals and it will be only you and your guide. Your temple visit will include a tea ceremony and a Zen meditation session with an actual Zen Buddhist priest. Your certified guide will be there to bridge the gap and allow you to ask in depth questions about the meaning behind Buddhism, Zen, and Kyoto itself. Your tour continues and takes you to a scenic path and a centuries old restaurant. Here you can reflect on the day and sit down to the sound of water and nature as you indulge on Kyoto cuisine at it's finest. This once in a lifetime experience is sure to be your highlight of not just Kyoto but Japan.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$488.45
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$488.45

The Bamboo Forest & Private Zen Temple Experience

The Bamboo Forest & Private Zen Temple Experience

This is a private VIP tour and gives you an insider preview to the exquisite area of Arashiyama. You will visit the world famous Bamboo Forest, stroll through the quiet neighborhoods of Saga Arashiyama, followed by exclusive access into one of the most intriguing temples in the area. Exclusive access means you will enter a temple that is typically inaccessible to both tourists and locals and it will only be you and your guide. Your temple visit will include a tea ceremony and a Zen meditation session with an actual Zen Buddhist priest. Your certified guide will be there to bridge the gap and allow you to ask in depth questions about the meaning behind Buddhism, Zen, and Kyoto itself. This once in a lifetime experience is sure to be your highlight of not just Kyoto but Japan.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.23
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$244.23

Private Tour - 1Day Chill-Out Tour in a Holiday Home Area in Kyoto

Private Tour - 1Day Chill-Out Tour in a Holiday Home Area in Kyoto

Arashiyama, Kyoto had been the holiday villa area for the authorities for more than a thousand years. Don’t miss the iconic spots such as the famous bridge: “Togetsukyo Bridge” and the bamboo grove! Those who have visited Kyoto once have surely visited those two spots. Many photographers across the world come to the path in the bamboo grove to take beautiful pictures and there is a new photogenic spot where you can take pictures against a kimono pattern which you should visit! Have a matcha parfait which is said to be the best in Kyoto at the last spot of this tour and make it an unforgettable tour! Don’t forget to book your tour to visit Kyoto-ish spots!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$131.88
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$131.88
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KYOTO Arashiyama - 180min SAKURA Tour

KYOTO Arashiyama - 180min SAKURA Tour

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TOUR LIMITED from March 25th through April 12th  ****************************************************************  Spend a perfect spring morning in Arashiyama. Visiting the refreshing bamboo forest and the Daikakuji Temple with its exquisite cherry blossoms. ************************************************************  Please understand that we are unable to guarantee the that the cherry blossoms will be in full bloom. The dates are selected based on previous years and this year’s estimates.  ************************************************************
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$251.96
Price varies by group size
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$251.96
Price varies by group size
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1-Day Kyoto Private Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle

1-Day Kyoto Private Custom Tour from Osaka by Chartered Vehicle

This is a full-day custom tour ideal for small group. After selecting your preferred choice of transportation from an alphard, van or bus, your group will explore the World Heritage-listed Kyoto and visit the must-see sights at your own pace, and customise the day to see only what you want to, all with the help of a guide/driver. Design your own itinerary and experience the region’s nature and culture. Example Tour Route: Route A: Kinkakuji Temple -- Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine -- Kiyomizu-dera Temple -- Sannenzaka Ninenzaka -- Gion and Hanamikoji Street Route B: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine -- Sanjusangendo Temple -- Nijo Castle -- Kyoto Imperial Palace -- Gion and Hanamikoji Street Route C: Togetsukyo Bridge -- Arashiyama Bamboo Grove -- Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine -- Gion and Hanamikoji Street Route D: Kifune Shrine -- Sanzen-in Temple -- Gion and Hanamikoji Street -- Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$764.10
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$764.10
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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

With a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide, this short but value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing the best Japanese Zen Gardens in Kyoto. This is a private tour accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of this Japanese ancient city. Meet your guide at your hotel to start your day, then visit renowned Japanese garden lovers' paradises in Kyoto such as Ryoan-ji, Daitoku-ji, Ginkaku-ji and Tofuku-ji etc... 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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$122.11
Price varies by group size
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$122.11
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Kyoto Early Bird Wheelchair User Tour

Kyoto Early Bird Wheelchair User Tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently with avoiding the crowds.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.04
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$149.04
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Kyoto Early Riser Privilege Tour

Kyoto Early Riser Privilege Tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan. There are plenty of wonderful sights, but it is always busy with tourists from all over the world so it’s hard to enjoy Kyoto's original goodness in depth and quietly. Here we offer a luxurious tour that can enable you to visit three of the most famous tourist attractions in Kyoto with fresh air and fewer people in half a day. After this tour, you can spend your own time on your favorite activities.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.77
Price varies by group size
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$136.77
Price varies by group size
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[Private] Kyoto Tailored Tour (Guide + Private Transport)

[Private] Kyoto Tailored Tour (Guide + Private Transport)

Visiting Kyoto would be easier if you join this Kyoto City Tour! With an English speaking guide who is willingly to accompany you wherever you want, this tour will be 100% more fun than others! Enjoy the incredible views of cherry blossoms while getting on the Kyoto Hozu River Boat. Or, you can rent the kimono and walk around the city enjoying the views of the locals' life. Visiting various interesting places in Kyoto, it woul be better if you book a photographer in Kyoto to take your photos there. Get a lot of photos and upload them on social media. Have fun!
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  • 8 to 11 hours
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$764.11
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$764.11
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Kyoto one day tour. Beautiful historical monuments and casual foods

Kyoto one day tour. Beautiful historical monuments and casual foods

1.Traditional beauty Golden temple date back to 13th century, bamboo forest stunning spots, Fushimi inari vermilion shrine. 2.Taste local food Nishiki food market and Teramachi shopping arcade.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.49
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$250.49
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Private guide one day tour in Kyoto

Private guide one day tour in Kyoto

The tourist spots popular with foreign tourists were listed. Although it is a tour using public transport, taxis are also available upon request. After taking a walk through the Tenryu Temple Garden, you will take a walk through Takebayashi, which is popular among foreign tourists. Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine will guide you at the top of Inariyama upon request.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$250.49
Price varies by group size
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$250.49
Price varies by group size
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10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour

10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour

If you have only one day in Kyoto and want to see all the top 10 must-see spots of Kyoto, this tour is the best for you. A professional local guide shows you the best, comfortable and convenient way to the spots. We uses the taxies three times to save your time and energy. This tour is a mixture of public transport and taxis. Thanks to taxis and a friendly local professional guide, you can visit the 10 most famous attractions such as the Fushimi Inari shrine (thousands of Torii gate), Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu temple (with huge balcony), bamboo forest, Geisha district, and so on. If you check the spots you can visit in this tour, you can notice that all must see points in Kyoto are included!! Please enjoy the top ten spots with beautiful stories of your guide. ※We also welcome Japanese who are studying English and want to visit top 10 must -see points in Kyoto.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$390.76
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$390.76
per group
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