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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka Tours

Sannenzaka Ninenzaka
Travelers hoping for a glimpse of a more traditional Kyoto will feel like they’re stepping back in time upon first stepping into the Imperial-era shopping district of Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka. This pair of gently sloping, pedestrian-only roads, considered among the most attractive streets in the city, are lined with traditional shops, restaurants and tea houses occupying traditional wooden houses.

Shoppers will find chopsticks, fans and handmade crafts, while foodies can sample mochi balls, green tea ice cream or matcha cakes. Whether you come to shop, eat or simply soak up the atmosphere, take care not to stumble. According to local legend, slipping on either street will lead to bad luck (or even death) in two or three years respectively.

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While the neighborhood is particularly scenic during cherry blossom season in spring, it’s also at its most crowded. If you’re planning a visit for this time of year, opt for an evening visit to avoid the worst of the crowds.
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Gion Photography Tour in Kyoto

Gion Photography Tour in Kyoto

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I will take you to photogenic places in central Kyoto area! If you are looking for Kimono shoot, I can recommend you a few places so please let me know. We meet up and start shooting while I walk you through the area and create your awesome memories of Kyoto. *I do night portrait sessions as well, please let me know if you are interested in doing the shoot at night. What You Will Get: ・1 and half hour shooting time ・About 50 professionally retouched images (*Digital files only. Delivered by Dropbox/Google Drive etc.) I will deliver the images through an online platform within 4 days. Please feel free to contact me before you book if you have any questions! Looking forward to creating awesome Kyoto experiences of yours!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$58.61
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$58.61
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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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$223.56
Price varies by group size
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$223.56
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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
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$157.00
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KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private tour guide for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$425.83
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$425.83
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The right way to know Kyoto

The right way to know Kyoto

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We are a small group of people who specializes in private and personalized tours in Kyoto. Our aim is to help our customers to utilize best their precious time in Kyoto by offering specially crafted tours covering Kyoto's top attractions. When it comes to a trip, we know that you have your goals and preferences. We would love to hear about them and help you have a unique an unforgettable Kyoto experience. Postgraduate students with Ph.D. or MA- level scholar graduated from Japanese universities, our guides have vast knowledge about Japanese history and culture because they have been living here for several years and are experts in their fields. Their high academic level makes them proficient not only on everything Kyoto but also on the way of life in Japan and its rich history.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$473.93
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$473.93
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Maiko Stroll Plan 10,890 yen Stroll through the beautiful streets of Kyoto in Maiko style !!

Maiko Stroll Plan 10,890 yen Stroll through the beautiful streets of Kyoto in Maiko style !!

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On the approach to Higashiyama Kyoto and Kiyomizu-dera Temple There is a maiko transformation studio Shiki renovated from a historic townhouse, There are Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, Sanenzaka (Sanenzaka), Nene no Michi, and Yasaka Pagoda. You can transform yourself into a maiko in the streets of Kyoto where you can feel the ancient capital, and you can do indoor photography and walk around the neighborhood.わ り We are committed to all things, do not compromise on beauty and customer service, bring out the beauty of each customer to the fullest and transform themselves, take beautiful memories of them and bring back eternal photographs. Please experience the beauty of a real maiko in the four seasons.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$106.39
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$106.39
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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$100.00
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Kyoto Tea Ceremony & Kiyomizu-dera Temple Walking Tour

Kyoto Tea Ceremony & Kiyomizu-dera Temple Walking Tour

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- Discover Kyoto's special streets with their quaint atmosphere, as if you had time-slipped into ancient times. Kiyomizuzaka is the name of an area that is composed of several streets with a traditional feel of Kyoto. In the area, we also take you to the most colorful temple in Kyoto called Yasakakoshindo. - A variety of local street foods will take you to Kiyomizu-Dera After that, we'll enjoy local snacks and foods there! We'll then visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. We'll also visit Otowa Waterfall, which brings you good luck. Let's try the Japanese way of worshipping together. - Lead yourself into a world of an elegant and peaceful Tea Ceremony Enjoy traditional-style tea ceremony with Japanese sweets in a sophisticated room surrounded by tea utensils. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.13
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$96.13
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Private Photoshoot & Walk in Gion & Higashiyama - Capture your dream!

Private Photoshoot & Walk in Gion & Higashiyama - Capture your dream!

Fluent English speaking photographer with years of experience in Kyoto will take you around in the traditional entertainment district Gion. A photographer who knows all the secret spots and hidden streets with techniques to avoid crowds. One of the only photoshoots that include all photo data from the experience edited. You even get 3 retouched photos of choice!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$263.77
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$263.77
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Explore Kyoto Culture in One Day Tour

Explore Kyoto Culture in One Day Tour

Explore several incredible spots of the city one after another with us! Miyagawa-cho, Gion, Kenninji Temple, Yasaka koshindo, Hokanji Temple, NInenzaka, Ishibei Koji and Fushimi Inari(!) are all in the itinerary. During 6 hour tour, you'll visit iconic spots such as the Japan's most popular shrine, the 1st zen temple of Kyoto with inspiring garden and Gion,the biggest traditional pleasure district. You'll hear incredibly unique stories concerning Japanese history and culture and try some special tastes! Explore the nooks and crannies of East Kyoto with your knowledgeable host! You'll enjoy local lunch before commanding a panoramic view of the city and hearing about the Android Buddhist preacher. You'll come back to Kyoto station and finish up there. At the end of the tour, you'll deeply understand our next to none history and culture.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.11
Price varies by group size
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$122.11
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Memoirs of Kyoto

Memoirs of Kyoto

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Kyoto—a city of quaint streets and picturesque avenues lined with wooden houses from a time gone by. The denizens of the city still embody this old-fashioned existence. Their passion for their own heritage is embodied in their fashion and mannerisms. The city’s temples are not mere mausoleums to something long gone, but are living, breathing monuments to the spirit of the city that is Kyoto. We will learn how to photograph humanity and life in the famed old streets of Kyoto. You will learn the most effective camera settings and techniques for capturing moments on the fly. We will also practice approaching people and asking them to pose for our cameras, in particular those wearing beautiful kimono, bright splashes of color and elegant patterns.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$234.46
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Kyoto Virtual Online Tour

Kyoto Virtual Online Tour

Amid the ongoing pandemic, traveling abroad is very difficult for the foreseeable future. But thanks to this situation, I could take a video of this ancient city with few people out on the street. The video shows the highlights of Higashiyama area of Kyoto which is filled with many attractions. You can relax at home while deeply immersed in the traditional city of Japan with a detailed explanation and guidance by a professional licensed guide. We will have a Q&A session after seeing the video. I provide a walking route map online for your future reference. NOTE: You don't have to show your face but fast Internet connection is required for the video online. NOTE: The starting time is JST, Japan Standard Time. 11:00 AM (JST) is 10:00 PM on the previous day in NY or EDT area and 7:00 PM in LA or PDT area. 8:00 PM (JST) is 12:00 noon in GB or BST area or 1:00 PM in CEST area.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00
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Couple plan (Maiko / Samurai) 16,500 yen Photo taken with Maiko / Samurai

Couple plan (Maiko / Samurai) 16,500 yen Photo taken with Maiko / Samurai

On the approach to Higashiyama Kyoto and Kiyomizu-dera Temple There is a maiko transformation studio Shiki renovated from a historic townhouse, There are Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, Sanenzaka (Sanenzaka), Nene no Michi, and Yasaka Pagoda. You can transform yourself into a maiko in the streets of Kyoto where you can feel the ancient capital, and you can do indoor photography and walk around the neighborhood.わ り We are committed to all things, do not compromise on beauty and customer service, bring out the beauty of each customer to the fullest and transform themselves, take beautiful memories of them and bring back eternal photographs. Please experience the beauty of a real maiko in the four seasons.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.19
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$161.19
Taking safety measures

Maiko shooting plan 7,590 yen

Maiko shooting plan 7,590 yen

On the approach to Higashiyama Kyoto and Kiyomizu-dera Temple There is a maiko transformation studio Shiki renovated from a historic townhouse, There are Kodai-ji Temple, Sanenzaka (Sanenzaka), Nene no Michi and Yasaka Pagoda in the surrounding area. You can transform yourself into a maiko in the streets of Kyoto where you can feel the ancient capital, and you can do indoor photography and walk around the neighborhood.わ り We are committed to all things, do not compromise on beauty and customer service, bring out the beauty of each customer to the fullest and transform themselves, take beautiful memories of them and bring back eternal photographs. Please experience the beauty of a real maiko in the four seasons.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.15
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$74.15
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Kyoto private tour with local guide

Kyoto private tour with local guide

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In this private tour, you can visit many attractive sites of this city using your time in Kyoto the most efficiently. Of course, you can customize the tour as you'd like. And the characteristic of my guiding is use of ''Original materials''.Guiding not only with words but also with Handmade materials such as old maps, ancient writings, pictures and Japanese wood rock prints help you enjoy Kyoto with its deep history and background.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$348.68
per group
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$348.68
per group
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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
per group
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$764.10
per group
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A tea ceremony experience run by a long-established traditional craft shop

A tea ceremony experience run by a long-established traditional craft shop

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At first, you can choose your favorite bowl and chasen. I will briefly explain the history of tea and tea ceremony. Please see the lecture by the teacher. You will serve matcha on your own. In the manner of tea ceremony, you will receive matcha and sweets that you have yourself. Questions are welcome. Take photos during the experience and bring back your memories. Basically, you can use the cushions provided and feel the Japanese-style rooms and tatami mats, but you can also prepare chairs and tables.
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  • 40 to 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.42
Price varies by group size
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$24.42
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Discover Kyoto's Geisha District of Gion!

Discover Kyoto's Geisha District of Gion!

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No trip to Kyoto is complete without a trip to the old preserved district of Gion, and it's no surprise why it's such a popular place to visit. It is one of the only places in the world where you can see a real-life "geisha" walking along the beautiful alleyways. Join our Gion Night Walk and we can tell you all about the mysterious lives of the geisha as we walk along these charming cobblestoned streets all lit up with lantern light. Let these places some to life with a fun and friendly guide to tell you what happens behind the closed doors of Gion.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.09
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Kyoto Pre wedding/honeymoon Photo Session

Kyoto Pre wedding/honeymoon Photo Session

Professional photo shoot by a local photographer. I'm an Italian freelance photographer based in Kyoto since 2015. I spend a lot of time searching the best places in Kyoto to show you how magic this city is, let's explore it together! If you don't know how to pose don't worry, just enjoy the photo shoot and follow my instruction!
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  • 1 hour
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$185.61
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Kyoto Kimono Photography Tour in Gion

Kyoto Kimono Photography Tour in Gion

-Start an unforgettable adventure from Yasaka Shrine with Kimono- We will explore Kiyomizu dera area and take photos with a five-storied pagoda as if you're back to old times of Japan. Then, we will walk around the areas nearby photogenic places recommended by the photographer. -Commemorate your visit to Kyoto with more snapshots around the Kiyomizu dera!- we will stop by some local temple around Kiyomizu dera area. Stop by anywhere to your hearts content: in Kyoto, anywhere is a good place to take photos! -Your guide will take you to the Gion area as the final destination!- Walk through the Gion geisha and entertainment district of downtown Kyoto, wearing Kimono. You'll never know what kind of photogenic places you will find as your guide takes you to uncharted places! 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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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.06
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$82.06
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Easy Pacing Kyoto Half Day Tour

Easy Pacing Kyoto Half Day Tour

If you are a casual tourist like me, and not interested in hustling between too many spots during your trip.Then this tour is exactly what you need! We focus on southern and eastern Kyoto. For starter, we visit Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine, the most popular shrine in Kyoto well-known for thousands of magnificent Toriis. Then take subway to Higashiyama district,where you can expect to see many historic shrines and temples. We will take a nice walk around this well-preserved area to enjoy the tranquillity of old capital and learn the interesting stories behind it. Walking through famous Geisha street, Hanamikoji street, we end this tour at downtown Kyoto. Multiple choices of transportation for you to take, our local guides are more than happy to give you some advices for your travel plan later.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.89
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$46.89

Private Early Bird Tour of Kyoto!

Private Early Bird Tour of Kyoto!

Discover Kyoto at it's most magical hour as the sun rises over Japan's historic treasure of a city. Take a magical walk through the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari shrine and visit a nearly empty temple, then onto the bamboo grove. This experience is perfect for those who naturally rise in the early morning, or for those who just want to have a unique experience and don't mind getting up early for it. It can also be an amazing way to take advantage of your jet lag! Along the way, we give you insights about Buddhism, Japanese garden design, history and more. We are also happy to help you with any questions you have about Kyoto or Japan and can even help you plan your days ahead. Beat the crowds on the Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.39
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$200.39

The Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.

The Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.

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Discover Kyoto at it's most magical hour as the sun rises over Japan's historic treasure of a city. Take a magical walk through the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari shrine and visit a nearly empty temple, then onto the bamboo grove. This experience is perfect for those who naturally rise in the early morning, or for those who just want to have a unique experience and don't mind getting up early for it. It can also be an amazing way to take advantage of your jet lag! Along the way, we give you insights about Buddhism, Japanese garden design, history and more. We are also happy to help you with any questions you have about Kyoto or Japan and can even help you plan your days ahead. Beat the crowds on the Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.29
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$150.29

Full Day Guided Photo Tour in Kyoto!

Full Day Guided Photo Tour in Kyoto!

I will guide you around Kyoto for a day and explain the history and the culture while I take awesome portraits of you along the way! Fushimi Inari Shrine (One Thousand Torii) Yasaka Pagoda, Sannenzaka area Kiyomizu-dera Temple Arashiyama, Togetsu-kyo Bridge Sagano Bamboo Forest Kimono Forest Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) *Please note that some spots can be excluded if there are too many people. I highly recommend starting in the very early morning to avoid crowds! *If you want to wear kimono in between the tour, we can do so too. What You Will Get: ・About 100 professionally retouched images and also all unedited photos (*Digital files only. Delivered by Dropbox/Google Drive etc.) I will deliver the edited images through an online platform within 4 days. Looking forward to creating awesome Kyoto experiences of yours!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.23
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