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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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$223.51
Price varies by group size
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$223.51
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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
From
$738.08
per group
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$738.08
per group
Taking safety measures

Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto

Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto

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Get schooled in the movements and artistry of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony during this private, guided, 90-minute experience in Kyoto. Discover the history and utensils used in the tea ceremony, along with the history of green tea. Then observe the traditional boiling, pouring and preparing involved in the ceremony, led by a lecturer at Urasenke, one of the country’s most famous tea schools. You’ll also get the chance to try making your own powdered green tea and finish with a traditional Japanese lunch.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$131.07
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$131.07

Private Kyoto Arashiyama Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Kyoto Arashiyama Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Experience a more natural, idyllic, side of Japan during this 4-hour private excursion to the Arashiyama area in western Kyoto. Climb aboard your chartered limo, van or bus for an exploration of Arashiyama attractions like the historic Tenryu Temple, picturesque Togetsukyo Bridge and the tranquil Sagano Bamboo Groves. Best of all this trip is easily customized, allowing you to pick the attractions and itinerary that best meet your interests. A driver, round-trip transport from central Kyoto and private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$359.22
per group
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$359.22
per group
Taking safety measures

Enjoy Homemade Sushi or Obanzai Cuisine and Matcha in a Kyoto Home with a Native

Enjoy Homemade Sushi or Obanzai Cuisine and Matcha in a Kyoto Home with a Native

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When traveling abroad, there is no other experience like sitting down for a meal with a local. Emika opens her Kyoto home to visitors to share a private meal and conversation. Enjoy an authentic Japanese meal of sushi, miso soup, matcha green tea, and sweets with your Kyoto native host.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.39
Price varies by group size
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$55.39
Price varies by group size
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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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$141.00
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$141.00
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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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$394.42
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$394.42

Shanghai car rental with English speaking driver and tour guide

Shanghai car rental with English speaking driver and tour guide

If you are sightseeing tourists to Shanghai, we could be your desired tour guide.You don't need worry about language issue any longer, you don't need worry about traffic, time, safety issue any longer. Your private driver and tour guide can speak Chinese and English, with years of safe driving record. Our advantage is we are able to be your private tour guide and we are able to provide you car rental with driver service. Your tour guide will be your driver at the same time. You will travel with your private car, which is safe, clean and in good condition. We are able to arrange real free style shanghai sight-seeing activities for you because we know Shanghai best and could schedule a customized and personalized routes for you, without those boring shopping stop, fixed tour schedule. What you need is to enjoy and discover real Shanghai life with your private driver and car .
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.13
per group
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$205.13
per group

Ramen Making experience on the train (Ramen Express)

Ramen Making experience on the train (Ramen Express)

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Make your original Ramen on the train! (Maximum participant 25people) You will make noodles on a chartered train. This train connects between Shijo-omiya station and Arashiyama station. You will get in the train starting from Shijo-omiya and wear a headscarf and apron. As soon as the train runs, your experience starts. Mix, knead flour and punch then cut the dough with a noodle machine. When arriving at Arashiyama station, boil the noodle, add the soup, put on the toppings then eat it on the train. This is absolutely a memorable and fun experience. After the experience you can enjoy sight seeing in Arashiyama.(no guided) 
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  • 4 hours
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$2,073.22
per group
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$2,073.22
per group

Kyoto Day Trip using Private Car with English Driver

Kyoto Day Trip using Private Car with English Driver

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This tour package will bring you to see the beautiful temple or shrine in Kyoto with a comfortable private transport. We would recommend itinerary: Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest) -> Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) -> Kiyomizu Temple -> Fushimi Inari Taisha -> Hotel However you can also choose and customize your own itinerary
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$752.17
per group
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$752.17
per group
Taking safety measures

Kyoto Custom Half Day Tour

Kyoto Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Kyoto is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.68
Price varies by group size
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$149.68
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Nishiki Market tour and Ramen Making

Nishiki Market tour and Ramen Making

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In this tour, we will take you to the “Kitchen of Kyoto”; Nishiki Market (錦市場). We will buy a lot of ingredients for you to make ramen! The reservation can be made from group of 2 to 8. The price includes round trip taxi fares, ingredients bought in the market and guiding fee.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.13
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$145.13

Visit to secret bamboo street with antique kimonos!

Visit to secret bamboo street with antique kimonos!

Visit to beautiful bamboo street with antique kimonos. It is not Arashiyama, in which there is a famous bamboo street basically. We take you secret place. No tourist there, so you can take photos at beautiful bamboo street without any stress.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.33
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$118.33

[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
per group
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$764.11
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We will support the best sightseeing in Kyoto for you.

We will support the best sightseeing in Kyoto for you.

I was born in Kyoto and raised in Kyoto. I know everything about Kyoto. Please tell me if you have a place you want to go. Flexible. Take the best smile of your companion with a high quality camera. I will send it as data at a later date.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$295.81
per group
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$295.81
per group

1 Day Character Private Kyoto Tour - English Speaking Driver

1 Day Character Private Kyoto Tour - English Speaking Driver

Experience the nature and culture of Kyoto on this on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore this UNESCO-designated city with a knowledgeable local driver as a your chauffeur. Customize the tour to suit your interests and visit must-see sites like the magical Arashiyama bamboo forest, the gorgeous Kinkakuji shrine, and the Gion district. • Explore Japan’s former capital city, Kyoto, on this all-day guided adventure • Discover Kyoto’s landmark temples, shrines and charming neighborhoods •Enjoy a customizable itinerary that can be crafted to suit your interests •Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$777.46
per group
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$777.46
per group

1-day Kyoto Itinerary for 1-day visitors

1-day Kyoto Itinerary for 1-day visitors

As you only have 1 day in Kyoto, I can show you the best spots in Kyoto visitors enjoy that others would need at least two days to see. Kyoto is the old capital of Japan, so with this tour you will be able to enjoy the top temples and shrines in Kyoto. Tour itinerary: 09:00 Meeting at the pickup place (Kyoto) 10:00 Kinkaku-ji temple 11:00 Nijo castle 12:30 Lunch 14:30 Fushimi Inari shrine 16:00 Kiyomizu-dera temple , old streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka around Kiyomizu-dera 17:00 Tour finish
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.00
per group
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$550.00
per group

Living Buddhism

Living Buddhism

Visitors to Kyoto quickly realize how crowded the city’s famous temples are. This tour is unique in offering the opportunity to visit a major yet quiet, uncrowded Buddhist temple complex, featuring the largest wooden building in the world. The temple is popularly known as Higashi Honganji and is located within easy walking distance of Kyoto Station. Your guide, a twenty-five year resident of Japan, is American-born Buddhist priest and scholar Rev. Dr. Brian Victoria. Dr. Victoria will introduce you to the fascinating history of this temple together with the doctrines and iconography of the True Pure Land sect of Buddhism with which it is affiliated. Following your visit to Higashi Honganji, the tour moves to nearby Shosei-en, a large, temple-affiliated, traditional Japanese garden, complete with ponds and tea houses. Dr. Victoria will explain the history of Japanese gardens and tea houses as well as answer any questions you may have about Buddhist beliefs and practices in general.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.98
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$108.98

Kyoto Underground Tour

Kyoto Underground Tour

Getting a glimpse into the shadowy underworld of Kyoto is off-limits for most visitors to Japan, but this guided tour takes you to places you would be unlikely to find alone. Starting at a secret restaurant, your guide leads you to Kyoto's overlooked places to learn about the city's thriving Yakuza-dominated underground economy and about the human rights issues effecting the Burakumin people, discriminated against by mainstream Japanese society.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.92
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$293.92

Fushimi Private One Day tour/ Sake brewery & Geisha lunch

Fushimi Private One Day tour/ Sake brewery & Geisha lunch

â– Exclusive private tour with English speaking guide â– Exclusive historical small authentic Sake brewery visit & tasting â– Geisha lunch at beautiful Ryotei restaurant â– Private lunch with garden views â– Photo with Geisha in the gareden 9:30 meet your guide at your hotel going to Fushimi-inari shrine with your guide by subway or taxi 12:00 Geisha lunch at beautiful Ryotei restaurant 14:30 Sake brewery visit & tasting 16:30 Finish at your hotel
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$1,212.83
Price varies by group size
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$1,212.83
Price varies by group size

1-day Kyoto Itinerary for First Timers

1-day Kyoto Itinerary for First Timers

09:00 Meeting at the pickup place (Kyoto) 9:30 Bamboo forest and Tenryuji temple garden. 11:00 Kinkaku-ji temple 12:30 Nijo castle 14:00 Lunch break 15:30 Fushimi Inari shrine 17:00 Kiyomizu-dera temple , old streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka around Kiyomizu-dera 18:00 Gion area and Geisha spotting streets 19:00 Dinner recommendation and tour finish
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$600.00
per group
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$600.00
per group

Tour by car with a Kyoto native away off touristy|a local show you secret places

Tour by car with a Kyoto native away off touristy|a local show you secret places

We show you around Kyoto with our vehicles. No need to worry about changing trains or buses any more. Guides are all fluent English speakers. No language barrier. Just sit back and relax, enjoy the tour. We look forward to hearing from you.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$590.87
per group
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$590.87
per group

Gion and Geisha spotting area guided tour in Kyoto

Gion and Geisha spotting area guided tour in Kyoto

17:00 Meeting at the pickup place ( or in Gion area). 17:30 Izumo no Okuni statue and Kaboki drama explanation 18:00 Shinbashi street, Geisha and Maiko explanation, Chionin temple gate 18:30 Maruyama Park and Yasaka shrine 19:00 Haname Street, Teahouse, Geisha and Maiko spotting areas 19:30 Pontocho and dinner 20:00 tour finish
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
per group
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$350.00
per group

UNESCO Sites sightseeing guided tour in Kyoto

UNESCO Sites sightseeing guided tour in Kyoto

The tour includes visits to some of the top spots of Kyoto including: Ryoan-ji Temple: a Zen temple of the Dragon at Peace, the site of Japan's most famous rock garden, one of the symbols of Kyoto. Kinkakoji temple: built in 1397 as a Zen temple in northern Kyoto. The temple is famous for having its top two floors completely covered in gold leaf. The temple had an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond. Nijo castle: dates back to Edo period in 1603. Nijo castle is a perfect place to get a feel of the local history and political changes that happened in the Japanese history. Kiyomezu dera temple: one of the most beautiful places to spend few hours in. Many Japanese shops are around, where you can try matcha and yatsuhashi, and get some souvenirs.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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$500.00
per group

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