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Biking Tour in Kyoto

Biking Tour in Kyoto

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For those short on time and high on energy, join us for a one day all-you-can-Kyoto bike tour! Experience the tranquility of one of world's largest wooden buildings, learn about the history of Kyoto at the Imperial Palace Park, reflect on life at the stunning Golden Pavilion, enjoy a traditional sit-down lunch, capture the essence of Kyoto in the Gion geisha district and discover the majesty of the mighty Fushimi Shrine. Our shop is a 2 minute walk from Kyoto central station, our groups are small, our bikes are top quality 'Giant' hybrids, and our guides are relaxed, bilingual, experienced and safe! Sit back and let Cycle Kyoto show you around town!
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.70
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$123.70
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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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$224.40
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$224.40
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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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$176.50
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$176.50

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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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$222.27
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$222.27
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Gion Historical Virtual Walking Tour in Kyoto

Gion Historical Virtual Walking Tour in Kyoto

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In this Gion Historical Virtual Walking Tour in Kyoto, we want to show you how Kyoto and especially Gion district is historically and culturally rich by exploring around with live streaming! Gion district is famous as where you may be able to see the real Geisha and Maiko, and traditional buildings. Especially, the east part of Gion has still so many old building, making this whole Gion area look nostalgic and different from the other areas, so we want you to feel the part of its culture during this outdoor online virtual experience, helping you to plan your next trip to actual Kyoto! Since this tour is done with live streaming, you can not only see Kyoto's unique and historical atmosphere from your home, but also ask your guides anything when you find any interests while your local guide is actually walking in the city center of Kyoto. *All times specified are in Japan Standard Time(GMT +9:00). Please check your time zone*
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.65
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$17.65
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Cultural Immersion & Childcare (Kyoto with Kids Club - Family Experience Japan)

Cultural Immersion & Childcare (Kyoto with Kids Club - Family Experience Japan)

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Your child will get to experience different Japanese cultural activities during their time with us. Our friendly, English speaking staff will take care of your child. While your kids are with us, parents can enjoy sightseeing in a more relaxed manner. Local kids may join sometimes! Your kids can make friends with local kids and enjoy playing with kids from Japan. We have a morning class and an afternoon class. You can choose one or both!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$226.51
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$226.51
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Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto

Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto

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Discover the historic environs of Nara, ancient capital of Japan, as you explore Buddhist temples, shrines and the famous Nara deer park on this excursion from Kyoto. Visit Todaji Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan and home to the country’s largest Buddha statue, before seeing Kasuga Shrine, which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns. Then stop by Nara Park, a 1,250-acre reserve that’s home to more than 1,000 free-roaming deer. Your Nara excursion also includes pickup from select Kyoto hotels, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.50
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$75.50
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Miho Museum Admission with Private Transport from Kyoto

Miho Museum Admission with Private Transport from Kyoto

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Leave Kyoto and travel by private vehicle to the Miho Museum in a tranquil area of the Shiga Prefecture. The museum has two claims to fame: first, its striking I.M. Pei–designed architecture and second, its hoard of Japanese artwork. The portfolio of art was amassed by Koyama Mihoko, the head of the Shinki Shumeikai faith, and includes Japanese porcelain, textiles and relics alongside ancient Egyptian antiquities and more. Learn all about the art and its owner as you explore independently.
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  • 5 hours
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$195.14
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$195.14
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Long-sleeved 'Furisode' Kimono Experience in Kyoto

Long-sleeved 'Furisode' Kimono Experience in Kyoto

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When visiting the historic city of Kyoto, you see many women walking around in authentic kimono. If you want to try wearing kimono yourself, this experience is for you. Dress in a furisode (formal, long-sleeved kimono), traditionally worn by unmarried young women. Experienced staff help you dress. You can then wear your kimono to appreciate Kyoto’s historical sights and take photographs.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.86
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$150.86

Kyoto Casual Evening Pontocho Food Tour

Kyoto Casual Evening Pontocho Food Tour

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Go beyond the typical Kyoto tourist experiences and see the city from a local's perspective on this walking tour of Pontocho and Gion Shirakawa. Stroll ancient streets and pop into tea houses and restaurants to sample traditional dishes while learning about the culture and history of the area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.71
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$190.71
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(Virtual Online)Flower Arrangement in Kyoto,Japan〜Feel the beauty&Heal yourself

(Virtual Online)Flower Arrangement in Kyoto,Japan〜Feel the beauty&Heal yourself

Why don't you pick up flowers in your garden and enjoy it with Japanese simple style? During the session, the arrangement demonstration will be held in a Japanese room (hanging scroll, Japanese traditional sliding doors)of my house. So, you'll feel as if you visit your Japanese friend's house! I also will introduce you to my living beautiful cities, Kyoto and Nara as a professional certified Kyoto-city guide. Only an hour session will bring you many wonderful experiences.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.55
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$22.55
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Koto lessons for music lover

Koto lessons for music lover

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Ⅼearn traditional musical instrument Koto that have been around for about 350 years. The instructor is a professional musician with 27 years of teaching. In one hour, you will be able to play the famous Japanese song 'Sakura' and enjoy the ensemble. After that, I use the rest of the time to teach various unique techniques. The venue is a very precious traditional Kyoto architectural residence. Because it is a private residence, travelers can not usually enter. Only experience guests can enter the house specially. You can see the beautiful view of Nijo Castle from the window of the lesson room. After the experience, we will offer green tea and traditional Kyoto seasonal sweets.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.54
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$73.54

Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace Visit with Private Guide

Nijo Castle and Imperial Palace Visit with Private Guide

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Get a deeper insight into Japanese history than would be possible independently on this private guided tour of Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. As you explore the historic buildings, enjoy the undivided attention of your guide who introduces you to Japan's Edo period when it was under the control of a shogunate, and the establishment of Kyoto, the ancient capital.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.54
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$117.54
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One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!

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Take in the highlights of Kyoto in one day with a guide who shares insights into the city’s history and culture. Stroll through the picturesque Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, and visit three important temples and shrines: Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion), Ryoan-ji temple—known for its Zen garden, and Fushimi Inari shrine—known for rows of bright orange torii gates. You’ll also walk into the Gion district where you might see a geisha.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.29
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Furoshiki experience in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Furoshiki experience in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend a day than learning a traditional, beautiful new activity with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn’t find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendor. Children must be accompanied by an adult Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.20
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$35.20
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Experience a Traditional Japanese Doll Workshop in Kyoto

Experience a Traditional Japanese Doll Workshop in Kyoto

*OUTLINE Make, feel, and learn about Japanese dolls. Let's bring back great memories! Experience and learn dressing traditional Japanese dolls, in a workshop with more than 100 years of history!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$585.70
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$585.70
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Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and history using this private full-day vehicle charter from Kyoto. After selecting your preferred choice of transportation from a van, bus or limousine, your group will enjoy a private tour through the ancient city of Kyoto, complete with UNESCO-listed temples and numerous culture attractions. Explore the city at your own pace and customize the day to see only what you want to, all with the help of a guide/driver. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best Kyoto has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$733.99
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$733.99
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Total Kyoto - Full Day Kyoto by Day and after Dusk Small Group Tour

Total Kyoto - Full Day Kyoto by Day and after Dusk Small Group Tour

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On this small group tour, you’ll save time researching Kyoto highlights by having a guide to show you top attractions (such as Tofukuji Temple), as well as hidden sites that locals love. You’ll cover a lot of ground, and see multiple districts, including Kyoto’s Geisha district—Gion. Kyoto comes to life at night with lantern-lit streets, so this tour makes sure you don’t miss out on that by having an ‘after dusk’ section too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.91
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$181.91
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Workshop to Make Your Original Notebook

Workshop to Make Your Original Notebook

【Outline】 &PAPERS is run by the studio producing paper-covered boxes, established 100 years ago in Kyoto. While following the tradition, they like to harmonize it with craftsmanship focusing on amusement for further development. In this workshop, you can make your notebook with the original paper from Kyoto. After the experience, enjoy shopping at the gift shop and have lunch or a light meal at the cafe in the studio.。 【Highlights】 1. Customize the covers, paper, ring, and clip as you like and create your notebook easy to use 2. Have a name pressed on the cover to make it very original. A nice souvenir for your friend or family 3. The original washi paper from Kyoto, carefully hand-printed at the Yuzen-print paper studio *Yuzen is a Japanese dyeing method for fabrics, popular with its colorful and refined patterns 4. The covers made carefully by the craftsmen at the Kyoto studio, applying the traditional technique of creating paper-covered boxes
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  • 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.36
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$45.36
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Kyoto's Gojo Area Walking Tour

Kyoto's Gojo Area Walking Tour

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You will be guided though Gojo area, a retro district full of treasures in the heart of Kyoto, that even locals don't know about! Find yourself surrounded by all the elements, the old architecture and history that will make you see the ancient capital of Japan from a new perspective. Secret History: Discover places that cannot be found in any guidebook. Foodie recommended: Stroll around an area of old teahouses reformed into cafes and shops, ideal for your next snack break after the tour. Photo: Get some advice from the tour guide for the best places for awesome pictures, especially if you are wearing a kimono! For an immersive Japanese experience, you can get dressed in a kimono and get your hair done (woman only) before the tour. There is a wide selection of kimono colors and patterns (sizes: S to 4XL). The professional staff helps you getting dressed and styles your hair (hair accessories sold separately). After the styling, you will meet your guide at the shop entrance.
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  • 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.75
Price varies by group size
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$37.75
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Otsu-Art Clay Bell Painting Experience

Otsu-Art Clay Bell Painting Experience

■Experience Ohtsu-art painting and making your own clay bell Otsu-drawings was a folk painting which began in 17th century in Otsu, Shiga prefecture next to Kyoto. Otsu-drawings was sold to travelers on the fifty-three stages of the Tokaido busy traffic road. Otsu-drawings painters at the road side shops completed the hand-drawn pictures as a souvenir on the spot. At the beginning, it started as Buddhist paintings. With the passing of time, various types of subjects such as animals, dancing girls and goblins along with satires have been depicted. This is exclusive program. You will paint unique Japanese ONI face on the clay bell. This bell is a talisman or amulet so you can keep it at your house. Good fortune will come to you!?
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$670.06
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$670.06
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Kiyomizu-yaki Pottery Workshop in Kyoto (optional Wheel Throwing)

Kiyomizu-yaki Pottery Workshop in Kyoto (optional Wheel Throwing)

Kiyomiuzu-yaki (Kiyomizu-ware) is one of great traditional crafts in Kyoto. Kiyomizu-yaki has developed from the Japanese tea ceremony and has supported Kyoto's tradition in various ways. This program allows you to observe Kiyomizu-yaki making process by master craftsmen. You'll visit a pottery workshop located in Kiyomizu-yaki Danchi in Kyoto's Yamashina area, a region known for its Kiyomizu-yaki and Kyo-yaki ceramics. This house is well known for its kiln as it has extraordinary earthenware’s color which deepens over time. Their ceramics are acknowledged and beloved around the world. You'll be guided carefully by one of pottery masters. Have fun while being guided whole process at one of the foremost producer of Kiyomizu-yaki. After the visit, you'll have a chance to see many beautiful Kiyomizuyaki wares and you can enjoy shopping. If you wish, you can try wheel throwing after having detailed explanations from the master (different price).
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$365.98
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$365.98
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Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)

Short Trip in Kyoto Nishiki Market Walking Tour (Small group)

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Nishiki Market is a foodie’s dream and one of Kyoto’s most loved markets, but it can be tricky as an outsider to know which of the 130+ shops are the best ones to visit. This tour helps you shortlist Nishiki Market highlights by having an insider’s top tips. You’ll try local food, visit souvenir shops, and hear about the market from a local’s perspective.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$31.00
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$31.00
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Bamboo Basket Making Workshop in Kyoto Ebi-kago

Bamboo Basket Making Workshop in Kyoto Ebi-kago

Enjoy the experience of making a bamboo basket for your own in a 2-hour instructed workshop. The bamboo basket you will be making is a traditional craft, passed down to present day, made by hand.  The ebi basket has a diameter of 13 cm and an opening of 9 cm. You can use it for various purposes such as accessories. You can take your bamboo basket back home on the day you make it. Hotel pickup and drop-off is not included: you will meet at the workshop in Kyoto.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.41
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$80.41