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Samurai School and mini show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

Available from Oct 26

Samurai School and mini show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

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Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during this 1- or 2-hour class studying the basic techniques of these ancient Japanese warriors. Take the 1-hour session, providing an introduction to the basics of the samurai art, or choose the 1.5-hour course, practicing more complex movements using a sword and folding fan. When your class ends, enjoy a photo session with your samurai costume and receive a certificate of completion.  This samurai session also includes an English-speaking guide and instructor and a 'tenugui,' a traditional Japanese towel.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.85
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$71.85
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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

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Kyoto's bamboo forest is one of the city's most visited sites but you can avoid the crowds by joining the early morning bicycle tour. Enjoy the forest and temples at their most serene and also venture to a few off-the-beaten-path spots nearby.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$117.17
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$117.17

Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

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Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

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Pedal through the historic streets of Kyoto as you visit its magnificent temples and shrines by bike during this small-group tour limited to 9 participants. Take a spin down the Path of Philosophy on this Kyoto tour that gives you an overview of the city while using a mode of transport preferred by locals: the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples and mountains — this is an enlightening escape from the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.01
Price varies by group size
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$90.01
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.15
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$100.15
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Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

Available from Oct 31

Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

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Fans of samurai and ninja history won’t want to miss wielding a real katana sword while in Kyoto. From the Heian period through the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, samurai and ninja roamed Kyoto’s streets. Get an immersive tour of these heroes’ history as a professional guide leads you through the Samurai and Ninja Museum. Your hands-on experience includes wearing samurai armor, wielding katana and ninja stars, and posing with replica swords.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$26.85
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$26.85
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Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

Available from Oct 31

Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

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There are many samurai-themed attractions in Kyoto but this tour lets you feel like a real samurai. Wear traditional clothing or armor and use a real samurai sword to cut tatami mats—a traditional way of testing sharpness and swordmanship.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.88
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$87.88

Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking Adventure

Available from Oct 28

Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking Adventure

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* we provide interesting tours !! * If you want to explore Kyoto, you should choose the Biking tour because a bus or walking tour takes much longer time to arrive at your destinations.By riding bikes with us, you will be able to visit some famous spots within relatively short period of time because we use some back streets. You may think this 3 hours bike ride is too long for you ,, but we will guide you with a lot of descriptions of Japanese and Kyoto culture so you will not become bored with us.Also visiting a real temple and trying real Green tea will be one of the most memorable experiences in Kyoto! Let's enjoy riding bikes and take great photos to maximize your Kyoto trip! Jump on a bicycle and enjoy the unique sights of Kyoto.Pedal through temples, stroll among shrines, and sip green tea while viewing exquisite hidden gardens.In addition we will take you to see some delightful unexpected sights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.07
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$80.07

2-Hour KENDO Experience in Kyoto

Available from Oct 27

2-Hour KENDO Experience in Kyoto

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1. We are committed in authenticity. While some “Samurai” attractions tend to be mere entertainment, we commit ourselves to authenticity in all teachings in history and technical instruction. Even so, this workshop is designed for total beginners to thoroughly enjoy. 2. Every instructor is a Dan (Black Belt) achiever who regularly practices Kendo. All technical instructions are accurate to the Japan Kendo Federation instruction. 3. The main venue is the Hall of Fame. The Butokuden Dojo, built in 1899, is the most respected Kendo Dojo in the world. It was recognized as the nation’s cultural asset in 1996. 4. We have a story to tell. The instructor, Tomoyoshi, a great-grandson of the Hikone clan Samurai who fought in the “SEINAN WAR” (1877) as a “BATTOTAI" (Sword Corps) soldier. This historic incident inspired Hollywood to create the movie called "The Last Samurai”(2003).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.16
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$68.16

Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental

Available from Oct 26

Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental

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This private cycling tour of Kyoto is a wonderful way to spend time outdoors and see many of Kyoto’s beautiful sites in one day. Bicycle and helmet hire is included, and you’ll have a guide to accompany you, making it the ultimate hassle-free tour. See shrines, temples, and mountains as you ride down the Path of Philosophy. You won’t have to navigate, as your guide will lead the way, so you can concentrate on the stunning views.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.62
Price varies by group size
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$128.62
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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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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  • 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.76
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$175.76

Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto

Available from Oct 26

Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto

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In this tour, I will capture the best moments of your trip in Kyoto. The tour route is Hanami-koji⇒Yasuikonpira Shrine⇒Ishibekoji⇒Maruyama park. The main reason why you should choose this tour is that I'm not only good at taking beautiful photos of you, but also I'm very familiar to these area so I will take you to the hidden and secret spots that are less crowd, and do photo session there. I'm very good at taking photos of solo-portrait, couple, honeymoon and family. I will take photos of you one by one, group by group. So I would like you to wait for minutes while I take photos for another group. I will suggest spots, poses, and angles. But you can also tell me your preference. After tour, I will send the photos by data via Email on the SAME DAY or NEXT DAY of the tour. In addition, I will also tell you about local culture, good spots for food and fun, and some tips that help you enjoy Japan more. I will really do my best to capture the beautiful moment of you into the photography.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$61.59
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$61.59
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Kyoto Fushimi Hidden Route Hiking & Soba Lunch

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Kyoto Fushimi Hidden Route Hiking & Soba Lunch

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This is the original Fushimi hidden route tour. The Guide used work as a porter of Mt Fushimi, who carry staffs such as Sake, shrine gate to the summit shrine. My relationship with Fushimi is more than 10 years. Since We realized that many tourists just visited only main area (very busy and surface of it’s attraction ) and returned, We’ve started this tour since last year. More than scenic Thousands of Red Gates, We’ll show you authentic holly spots, summit shrine, gate factory by alternative peaceful bamboo forest path. Local people in the mountain will also welcome you.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.10
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$65.10

Kyoto welcome tour

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Kyoto welcome tour

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You can request own tour to me.So please text me first.We can decide which sightseeing spots, what kind of meals, how long for guiding, etc.Price is 4000 yen per hour per group.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.06
per group
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$39.06
per group
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The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

Available from Oct 23

The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

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Venture way off the tourist track and discover hidden gems on this water-themed Kyoto bike ride, which follows the Kamo River to explore under-the-radar sights. Step inside a 2,000-year-old shrine surrounded by ancient forest, see the underground headquarters of Japan’s notorious crime gangs, and enjoy a specially brewed tea made from well water collected during the ride.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.10
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$60.10
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Half-Day Guided Bike Tour of North Kyoto with Lunch

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Half-Day Guided Bike Tour of North Kyoto with Lunch

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Active travelers will love the opportunity to explore the northern parts of Kyoto by bike. Your local guide will make sure you don’t get lost, and will show you to back alleys and hidden corners that you might miss otherwise, as well as some of the famous attractions that shouldn’t be missed. Cycle on comfortable bike, and enjoy an authentic Japanese lunch to refuel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.65
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$102.65
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Biking Tour in Kyoto

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.18
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$123.18
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South Kyoto in a Nutshell: Gentle Backstreet Bike Tour!

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South Kyoto in a Nutshell: Gentle Backstreet Bike Tour!

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Join Cycle Kyoto for a morning bike tour around south Kyoto's most beautiful locations. Stay safe riding on quiet backstreets, explore the mighty Fushimi Inari Shrine as well as a host of specially selected locations. Starts with a visit to the temples of central Kyoto before following the Takase Canal and Kamo River into Gion. After weaving through the backstreets of Kyoto’s famous geisha and teahouse district, we head up to the spectacular Tofukuji Temple for pictures. We then roll down to the other side of the slope and straight into Fushimi Inari Shrine (The most visited attraction in Japan!). After a stroll around the famous orange Torii gates, we head home
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.86
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$71.86
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Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour

Available from Oct 26

Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour

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Enjoy a late start and absolutely fall in love with Arashiyama on this amazing afternoon tour! Take a trip back in time where the very roads you ride were sub-temples of our World Heritage Tenryuji Zen Temple followed by a short hike up to the impressive panoramic view of Kyoto from Iwatayama Mountain and the accompanying Iwatayama Monkey Park. You will even experience some bamboo forest viewing and visits to some local shrines and temples not frequented by the crowds of tourists.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$136.70
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$136.70

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport

Available from Mar 28

3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport

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Travel by foot along a section of the historic Nakasendo Trail during this self-guided, multi-day group hiking tour. Join an intimate excursion capped at only 12 participants to cover a length of Edo-era mountain routes. Stay in traditional minshuku guesthouses in the villages of Tsumago, Kiso-Fukushima, and Narai, with home-cooked Japanese breakfasts and dinners included, plus complimentary English-language phone support.
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  • 3 days
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$1,160.00
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$1,160.00

Discover the beauty of Kyoto on a bicycle tour!

Available from Oct 27

Discover the beauty of Kyoto on a bicycle tour!

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1. Bicycle is by far the best way to get around Kyoto’s crowded streets. Kyoto has a great geography for two wheels. Why wait for crowded buses or be stuck in traffic with an expensive taxi when you have the freedom to move around at will like the locals do. 2. We take you on scenic routes which are chosen with your safety in mind. Riding a bike alone you might get lost or end up on very narrow streets. We know the best way to get around and give you tips on staying safe. We also know quiet side streets with lots of character and charm. 3.We tell you stories of the city’s past and give you background knowledge along the way. ​Learn about the world of the shogun and samurai, the geisha house and even get a background on the shinto and buddhist beliefs. Learning about the cultural legacy of old Kyoto is a great insight to Japanese customs and culture.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.18
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$120.18

Cycling at Kyoto Higashiyama (Shimogamo jinja, Ginkakuji temple, Gion, etc)

Available from Oct 27

Cycling at Kyoto Higashiyama (Shimogamo jinja, Ginkakuji temple, Gion, etc)

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Let’s ride on a bike to explore Higashiyama, the most popular area among Kyoto, where many famous temples and shrines concentrated in. This area is well-known about its jam-up, since thousands of tourists visit at all times of the year. Resulted in overcrowded buses and even if you are luckily get in, the bus may not move forward. There are so many bus services provided by several companies which makes you confused. Yet people surround you maybe also tourists like you who know little about the area. Let’s not waste your time reading maps, waiting for buses, and traffic jams. After we leave Kyoto station, we will guide you several places: Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Shimogamo jinja, Ginkakuji temple, Tetsugaku-no-michi Street (the philosophers' path), Eikando, and Nanzenji temple. We continue pedaling to Gion area then the most busiest area of Kyoto, Sanjyo and Shijyo-kawaramachi. You can either drop the bike at the place where the tour ends or keep pedaling until Kyoto station.
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  • 8 hours
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$331.49
Price varies by group size
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$331.49
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Mount Takao Hiking Tour

Available from Oct 26

Kyoto Mount Takao Hiking Tour

Get out of Kyoto city and into the countryside with this hiking tour of Mt. Takao. The half-day trek roughly covers a distance of 8km (5 miles) along a gently ascending route that’s suitable for most walkers. You’ll explore with a nature enthusiast as your guide, and discover the secluded Kozanji Temple, the pathways alongside Kyotaki River, and the rich flora and fauna that lies just outside Kyoto.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.04
Price varies by group size
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$195.04
Price varies by group size

Secrets of Gion Bike Tour

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Secrets of Gion Bike Tour

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Gion is loved for its historic narrow alleyways, temples, shrines, and picturesque tea houses. On this tour, you’ll experience Gion’s most loved sights, as well as some hidden surprises. A bike tour helps you cover more ground than a walking tour, so you make the most of your time. See the Geisha districts, and enjoy plenty of stop-offs to learn about Japan’s former capital.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.15
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$100.15
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Capitals Night Trekking

Available from Oct 26

Capitals Night Trekking

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In this tour, we gather at the bus stop “Ginkakuji-mae” before sunset and go out for a short trekking of about 2 hours. Daimonyama is crowded with tourists and climbing enthusiasts during the day. This Daimonyama Night Trekking Tour is a very popular tour only offered by Kyoto NATURE TOUR. In addition, trekking at a slow pace, you can experience the nature of Kyoto as much as you want. At the top of the mountain, you can take a commemorative photo, so you can make it one of your commemorative trips to Kyoto. We look forward to your participation everyone! Supports both Japanese and English languages.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.29
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$29.29

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