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Kyoto Early Bird Tour

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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42
  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$126.16
Price varies by group size
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$126.16
Price varies by group size
Kyoto is one of Japan’s most popular travel destinations and with over 50 million annual visitors, it can get busy. This tour makes an early start so you can avoid the crowds and cram much more into your day. Stroll around the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove before the tour groups arrive, visit Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion) right as it opens, and walk through the torii gates of Fushimi Inari (Shrine) before the midday heat.
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* A traveler said: "Kiyomi was excellent guide. She is such a sweet helpful person. We learned so much about the sites we visited. I highly recommend the tour and especially Kiyomi"


Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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97
  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$157.00
per group
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$157.00
per group
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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* A traveler said: "Had a great 2 day tour with Yasuna! She was very patient with us (a mixed group of varying fitness levels: an elderly granddad of 80+ and a young kid of 8). Loved seeing Ryoanji."


Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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408
  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.36
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$153.36
This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. Save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. Travel in an air-conditioned coach for a hassle-free day. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent one day tour of Kyoto attractions. Covered the main must see shrines and temples. Well guided and very informative."


Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.70
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$110.70
Spend some time getting acquainted with the food and culture of two historically important and beautiful districts of Kyoto on this guided walking tour. Stroll over the ninth-century Togetsukyo bridge and make stops to sample local snacks. After a visit to the 14th-century Tenryu-ji temple, head to a beautiful bamboo garden and indulge in some traditional Japanese sweets. This tour of Arashiyama and Sagano is a great way to get to know Kyoto.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent walking tour around the Saga-Arashiyama area. Lots of nature and great food. Guide was very kind and knowledgeable, he even gave us tips on what to do in Kyoto after the tour. Definitely recommend!"


Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised ★★★★★

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised ★★★★★

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15
  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.41
Price varies by group size
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$84.41
Price varies by group size
Exploring the historic city of Kyoto with a local guide gives you an experience you won’t get by following a guidebook itinerary. Discover local neighborhoods, see iconic attractions, and get recommendations from a guide who creates a personalized route based on your interests and needs.
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* A traveler said: "Had a great day! Kokoro was supper friendly and very knowledgeable. Learned a lot about Kyoto and look forward to the next visit. Highly recommend."


Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.06
From
$86.06
Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide Adrian was very funny and knowledgeable. He gave us good directions and enough time to explore the area. I will recommend him to anybody."


Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

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500
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.51
Price varies by group size
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$78.51
Price varies by group size
Discover the Zen gardens, colorful temples, and ancient shrines of Kyoto on this small-group walking tour that’s limited to just 12 participants. Experience the elegant architecture and religious monuments of this historic Japanese city, once the imperial capital, as you join a guide on visits to the Gion Geisha district, Tofukuji Temple, and more.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour, would recommend especially if you dont have much time in Kyoto. You will see some of the main sights of Kyoto."


Gion Walking Tour by Night

Gion Walking Tour by Night

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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.22
Price varies by group size
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$12.22
Price varies by group size
Discover Kyoto’s magical Gion district, which is known for being the city’s Geisha area. Don't worry about language barriers, as a guide is there to help you translate and explain the difference between maiko, geiko, and other Japanese words. The unmarked narrow streets of Gion can make it easy to get lost at night, but this is not a problem with a guide to navigate and lead the way. Upgrade to a longer, private tour for a closer look at Geisha culture.
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* A traveler said: "Mie was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable about the history of the area. It was fascinating to learn all about the Gion district. Thank you"


Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.14
Price varies by group size
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$105.14
Price varies by group size
Experience the glowing lanterns and lively atmosphere of Kyoto after dark on this evening walking tour with a small group. Experience the ancient Japanese capital after dark as you stroll the city’s serene back streets and visit city landmarks like Yasaka Shrine, the Pontocho restaurant district, and a ‘tachinomiya’ stand and drink shop for included food and drink samples.
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* A traveler said: "I would definitely recommend this tour . Guide was very knowledgeable and Gion is lovely to see at night and the walk was very interesting"


Nishiki Market Breakfast Walking Food Tour

Nishiki Market Breakfast Walking Food Tour

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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.37
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$40.37
-Stroll around Kyoto's classic district, Gion, before enjoying breakfast Start out the tour by enjoying morning air while walking through Gion. A local tour guide will take you around the serene and quaint morning town of Kyoto. -Experience Kyoto's "one-of-a-kind" breakfast at Nishiki Market known as the "Kitchen of Kyoto." Nishiki market has over 400 years worth of history which has been loved and recognized by locals as the "Kitchen of Kyoto" for a long time. According to the name, "Kitchen of Kyoto," it implies that Nishiki Market is rich with famous gourmet cuisine of Kyoto. -A passionate guide will teach you fun facts about Kyoto A local and knowledgeable guide will provide you with valuable information that you cannot gain from an ordinary sightseeing tour. 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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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

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108
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.10
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$100.10
Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto on this small-group guided tour of the city's best food spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the market with the guide, learning about the history of food in the city and taste many dishes unique to Kyoto, including pickled vegetables, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, mochi and Japanese omelet. After the market, visit a shrine dedicated to the god of education.
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* A traveler said: "I enjoyed my time with my guide. I ate food I would not have tired and explored places I would go back to if I ever find myself again in Japan."


PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.82
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$66.82
If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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* A traveler said: "A must do if you are in Kyoto. My husband and I had the best time with our master Emily. They speak a perfect English and they were so careful to make sure we are all fine :) I'm simply loved my experience and the tea was delicious"


5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.37
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$20.37
See a different side of Kyoto during this half-day, off-the-beaten-path walking tour covering the city’s hidden temples, shrines, and shops. Gain new insight into this one-time Japanese capital as you see a side of the city few tourists ever visit. Stop by lesser-known Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines, and explore artisanal handicraft shops. An afternoon tea break is also included. Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between March and November and the dates are subject to change.
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* A traveler said: "Mia, our guide was nothing short of fantastic. She gave local knowledge and more importantly a part of herself. She was passionate, informative and nothing short of exceptionable. Very good highly recommended."


Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.85
Price varies by group size
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$213.85
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Mie was our tour guide who was excellent. She was flexible with her itinerary and we saw so much. When we return to Kyoto later in the year we'll ask for Mie again."


5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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117
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$168.21
From
$168.21
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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* A traveler said: "We had a great time with our tour guide Peter! This was the best way to see all of Kyoto in one day. We learned a lot of interesting things about the city and culture in Kyoto. We stayed in Kyoto for 4 days and this was definitely the highlight of our trip."


Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.84
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$95.84
Cycle past a mix of Kyoto’s most-famous sights and its lesser-known secrets during this half-day ‘Hidden Kyoto’ bike tour. Take a 4.9-mile (8-kilometer) ride that starts by winding past iconic Kyoto temples and shrines like Kinkakuji, Koto-in, and Kitano Tenmagu. You’ll continue ‘off the beaten path,’ discovering intimate Zen gardens and charming backstreets known only to locals.
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* A traveler said: "This is my second time booking the tour as I had a great time the first time. Ross was really great tour guide. It was the perfect tour for our trip in Kyoto. Highly recommended, a must do when in Kyoto!"


Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session)

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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.85
Price varies by group size
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$89.85
Price varies by group size
Discover the beauty, art and ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony during this private workshop in Kyoto. Experience true ‘omotenashi’ (hospitality) during your visit to the Tea Ceremony Room of Ju-An, observing as your tea is methodically, painstakingly, boiled, poured and mixed with matcha powder using a bamboo whisk. Enjoy your warm drink accompanied by Japanese sweets as you learn about the intricacies of this timeless custom.
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* A traveler said: "It was great to see the ceremony happen, as well as finding out more about some of the history and customs surrounding it. As a couple of people have mentioned, it is a little tricky to find being down a side street, the experience was definitely a good one though - I enjoyed doing it all myself as part of the experience."


Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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1
  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.83
Price varies by group size
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$130.83
Price varies by group size
In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely. In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.02
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$111.02
Get a deeper experience of Kyoto food culture than would be possible on your own by joining this guided tour. Stroll through the districts of Gion and Pontocho, stopping in to small bars and restaurants to sample traditional drinks and food, as you explore.
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.48
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$81.48
Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience. 
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* A traveler said: "It’s educational and it’s delicious. I learned so much about sake making and got to enjoy high quality sake during this tour. If you like sake, it’s a tour you shouldn’t miss."


Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.07
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$56.07
-Hike through a secret path into Fushimi Inari Shrine. Even though there is Fushi-inari station, we start the tour from Tofukuji station because we enter Fushi-inari shrine from back side of main entrance. -Journey into a secret bamboo forest We will discover a natural bamboo forest, and a small Inari shrine hidden from tourists. Fushimi Inari's main entrance is hard to navigate due to a lot of people, but by walking through the mountains, we will see Fushimi Inari from a new perspective, away from the crowd. -Return to civilization after a breathtaking view atop the mountains of Fushimi Inari From here on, we will explore tourist areas on the way to the top of the mountain. Tour routes may vary, but it will end somewhere around the main shrine. 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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Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour

Kyoto Bar Hopping Night Tour

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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.92
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$100.92
-Drink like a local! Bar hopping in the backstreets of Pontocho- To start this All-in-one bar hopping walking tour that Drinks & Foods are all included, our local guide will take you to an izakaya bar (a local tavern) on Pontocho street, one of the most well known night streets, full of local izakayas. We will be taking you to places only the locals know and recommend, making for a one and only experience! -Various drink and izakaya food tastings- We'll continue bar hopping walking around in the backstreets of Kyoto. You can try some authentic izakayas that serve yakitori or sashimi with crisp, cold draft beer. If you're a sake-lover, we will help you navigate through a sake standing bar that serves Kyoto-made sake. You can enjoy the night like a local! 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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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$45.83
Price varies by group size
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$45.83
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Lots of fun and sights to see Teppet was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable, and easy to understand,"


Kyoto Foodie Night Tour

Kyoto Foodie Night Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$119.80
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$119.80
- 7+ mouth-watering Kyoto-style Japanese food tastings, enough for a full dinner meal, served from locally-owned restaurants (Menu may vary every time based on the fresh ingredients at the market). - Two drinks as we taste local style dinner. You may also choose your drinks (Beer, sake & other drinks). Non-alcoholic beverages are also available. - Explore Kyoto, visiting popular spots as well as hidden gems. Enjoy the unique scenes of Nishiki Market, Pontocho, and Kiyamachi.
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* A traveler said: "It was a fantastic tour, and I got to try lots of things I would never have known to try, and was shown to places I wouldn't have found by myself. I am so glad I booked this tour - I had a brilliant evening, great food and sake, and the guide was wonderful - thank you so much!"


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