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Kyoto Early Bird Tour

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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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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  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.71
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$132.71
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize a half-day or full-day itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$157.00
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$157.00
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The right way to know Kyoto

The right way to know Kyoto

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We are a small group of people who specializes in private and personalized tours in Kyoto. Our aim is to help our customers to utilize best their precious time in Kyoto by offering specially crafted tours covering Kyoto's top attractions. When it comes to a trip, we know that you have your goals and preferences. We would love to hear about them and help you have a unique an unforgettable Kyoto experience. Postgraduate students with Ph.D. or MA- level scholar graduated from Japanese universities, our guides have vast knowledge about Japanese history and culture because they have been living here for several years and are experts in their fields. Their high academic level makes them proficient not only on everything Kyoto but also on the way of life in Japan and its rich history.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$476.91
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$476.91
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Kyoto welcome tour

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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  • 3 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.32
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$39.32
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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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$224.97
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$224.97
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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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$222.83
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$222.83
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Kyoto Late Bird tour

Kyoto Late Bird tour

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Explore three important tourist attractions in Kyoto on a half-day tour that starts in the afternoon. Go to Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Yasaka Pagoda, and Kennin-ji Temple, and see rows of torii gates, well-preserved old wooden buildings, and the first zen temple in Kyoto. You’ll also stroll through the Gion district, and have time for other activities before the tour begins.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.31
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$98.31
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day private tour from Kyoto/Osaka

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day private tour from Kyoto/Osaka

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It is private guide tour , Tour schedule can be arrange your favorite . Tour schedule : 7:30 Meet customer at Kyoto Station, (Shinkansen Central Gate ) 8:03 Nozomi 99 Kyoto Station → Hiroshima Station 7:30 Meet customer at Shin-Osaka Station (Shinkansen Central Gate) 8:18 Nozomi 99 ShinOsaka Station → Hiroshima Station 9:41 Arrival Hiroshima Station From Hiroshima Station to Miyajima Miyajima sightseeing Lunch (Free lunch time take lunch by customer Own) 13:00 Miyajima to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome 17:00 Hiroshima Station (Customer can buy Bendo Box at here) 18:17 Nozomi 54 Hiroshima Station → Shin-Osaka / Kyoto Station 19:38 Arrived at Shin-Osaka Station End of tour 19:54 Arrived at Kyoto Station End of tour
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  • 12 hours
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$784.49
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$784.49
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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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$160.69
Price varies by group size
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$160.69
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3-Day or 4-Day Self-Guided Hike on Nakasendo Trail with Lodging and Transport

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

KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private tour guide for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$428.52
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$428.52
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Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

Kyoto Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion with Fushimi Inari shrine

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It can be hard to know where to go to get the best local food in a city as full of delicacies as Kyoto. Join a professional guide for a 3-hour tour of the Nishiki Market, Gion district and beautiful Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. Visit "Kyoto’s kitchen," learning about the history of food and tasting unique dishes such as tofu skin, pickled vegetables, and sake. Your guide takes you through Gion to see historic landmarks, spot Geisha, and give you a glimpse of Japanese spirituality.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.00
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$120.00
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SnapKyoto's Photo Shoot and Tour

SnapKyoto's Photo Shoot and Tour

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Snapkyoto offers two unique things: 1. Pro-level photography (30-50 photos). 2. Guide in English about Japan, Kyoto, its people, culture and history. Explore Kyoto with your very own photographer who will show you around & snap your photos in Kyoto's most beautiful sites. The next day you will receive some amazing photos to share among friends and family or on social media. Gion/Higashiyama is famous for its geishas dressed in kimono, tea houses, colourful shrines and zen temples. Other photo tours by public transport: *Half-Day Tour: 2 epic areas (3.5 hours) 100 photos: *Full-Day Tour: All Kyoto's epic areas (7 hours) 200 photos. *Epic areas: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Golden Pavilion and Gion/Higashiyama. Instagram is snapkyoto. if your prefered time is not available, please get in touch. I will create one. I also offer cycle photo tour, please check it out.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.90
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$63.90

Matcha Green Tea Plantation and Matcha Factory Visit

Matcha Green Tea Plantation and Matcha Factory Visit

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Matcha Green Tea, introduced to Japan by a Zen monk in the 12th century, is one of the country’s tastiest exports. But few people get to go behind the scenes and see how the time-honored beverage is made. During this insider’s guided tour, you’ll visit one of the country’s oldest tea plantations and enjoy an exclusive tasting, along with Japanese sweets. Choose from flexible, morning or afternoon departure times.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.26
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$214.26
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Experience Kimono in Kyoto

Experience Kimono in Kyoto

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Dressing in a kimono is the quintessential traditional Kyoto experience but they are very expensive to buy and difficult to put on. With this experience, an expert will dress you in a kimono and set your hair then you can stroll around the ancient city at leisure.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.15
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$49.15

Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town tour

Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto. Enjoy the treasures of the former capital in a relaxing atmosphere thanks to fewer tourists compared to ordinary day-time tours. Be an early bird and avoid the crowd.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.26
Price varies by group size
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$139.26
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4 hours Free optional private tour in Kyoto

4 hours Free optional private tour in Kyoto

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You can choose your day/time/place and your own local guide! There are many places to visit in Kyoto So we will make the perfect plane for you! if you are morning person, let's grab a bike to explore Kyoto through the cycling tour. if you are foodie? We know many good place to eat from good price local foods to fancy nice Japanese restaurants. We will make Perfect your own tour! so far we've done ・Night walking tour in Kyoto@Gion and Kiyomizu area ・Morning Cycling tour ・Nature Hiking tour in Kyoto city ・Cooking class with local ・Photo shooting with Kimono...etc Group size Solo traveler→¥18000 2 people→¥30000 3 to 4 people→¥40000 5 to 6 people→¥50000 if you would like to book more than 4 hours, please send us the message! 5 to 8 hours(2 to 6 people)→¥60000 5 to 8 hours (solo traveler)→¥40000
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  • 2 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$181.49
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$181.49

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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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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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.63
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$137.63
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Ikebana Workshop in a 200 Year Old Ryokan

Ikebana Workshop in a 200 Year Old Ryokan

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and escape the rush of Kyoto with this relaxing, hands-on flower arranging class, held in the historic Kinse Ryokan building. During the class, learn about the history of ikebana from your professional ikebana instructor guide and with the group capped at a maximum of four people, you’re guaranteed personalized attention throughout.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.42
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$56.42

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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$140.58
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$140.58
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day tour (Limited tour for who own the JR pass only )

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day tour (Limited tour for who own the JR pass only )

It is private guide tour , The schedule can be changed freely. Customer have JR Railway Pass , The price will be big discount. This is tour schedule: 7:30 Meet customer at Kyoto Station, (Shinkansen Central Gate ) 8:00 Hikari 533 Kyoto Station → Hiroshima Station (Customer use JR pass by Own) 7:30 Meet customer at Shin-Osaka Station (Shinkansen Central Gate) 8:14 Hikari 533 ShinOsaka Station → Hiroshima Station (Customer use JR pass by Own) 9:54 Arrival Hiroshima Station from Hiroshima Station to Miyajima Miyajima sightseeing (Itsukushima shrine) Lunch (Free lunch time take lunch by customer Own) 13:00 Miyajima to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome 17:00 Hiroshima Station (Customer can buy Bendo Box at here) 17:50 Sakura 564 Hiroshima Station → Shin-Osaka Station 19:28 Arrived at Shin-Osaka Station End of tour To Kyoto exchange Hikari 522 at Shin-Kobe Station 20:02 Arrived at Kyoto Station End of tour
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  • 12 hours
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$469.91
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$469.91
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Kyoto Splendid Nature, Castle & Garden Exploring Tour

Kyoto Splendid Nature, Castle & Garden Exploring Tour

Besides venerated temples and shrines, Kyoto is also a city rich in nature. In this tour, we will enjoy strolling around a picturesque landscape once loved by the nobles at the western end of the city. Afterwards we will visit the gorgeous Nijo castle built by the shogun. It shows off his power and authority, exceeding even that of the emperor. This castle witnessed the shogun and his family’s dominance of the nation from their rise to their fall. The castle is located at the center of Kyoto. Our last stop is one of the most famous zen temples in Japan situated at the bottom of Kyoto’s eastern mountains. Nanzenji Temple calms us down and invites us to the world of meditation.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.71
Price varies by group size
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$132.71
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide, explore the area of Arashiyama and Sagano, where aristocrats once unwound in their villas more than 1,000 years ago. The highlights of this tour include the scenic countryside views from Togetsukyo bridge; Tenryu-ji temple with its beautiful traditional gardens; the enchanting world from within the Bamboo Grove; and Jojakko-ji Temple with its breathtaking green moss. During the tour you will also visit some secret spots unfamiliar to the usual tourists. Enjoy the walk and delicious food while learning about Japanese culture and history. Our guides are looking forward to arranging a tour that’s best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.01
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$93.01
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Kyoto Must Sees and Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

Kyoto Must Sees and Highlights Private Day Trip with a Local

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Get to know Kyoto and its main spots on an 8-hour private tour by public transport that will give you a more in-depth insight into the city. Check out the Kinkakuji Zen temple, which used to be the residence of a shogun. See extravagant gold leaves covering the upper floors of the temple, and explore the Nijo Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site, built in the Edo period. Embrace the local Japanese culture as you stroll through the narrow Nishiki market housing more than a hundred stalls and restaurants, and visit a temple dedicated to the deity of mercy. Take part in a water-cleansing ritual to experience a religious side of Kyoto. And how about the hidden gems? Find 10,000 vermilion torii gates in one of the most important shrines in Japan and walk the trail leading to the top of a mountain. Discover how the powerful Tokugawa clan shaped the Edo period and played a major role in Japan’s history. Join the tour now and find out more from our local hosts in this day trip experience!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$208.53
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$208.53
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