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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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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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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$141.02
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$141.02
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Geisha (maiko) Tea Ceremony & GION walking tour in MAIKO CHAYA

Geisha (maiko) Tea Ceremony & GION walking tour in MAIKO CHAYA

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Enjoy a private Japanese tea ceremony with a maiko, an apprentice geisha, in Osaka for an immersion into Japanese culture. The ceremonial tea ritual is believed to promote a state of general well-being and mindfulness and involves the preparation and drinking of matcha, a powdered green tea that is loved in Japan. From your maiko, you'll learn about the history of tea in Japan as you sip, and hear tales of the samurai and priests who spread its popularity. Then, embark on a free walking tour of the city.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$125.91
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$125.91
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Itajime Shibori Scarf Class

Itajime Shibori Scarf Class

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Discover the art of ‘shibori’ during this 30 to 60-minute scarf-making class in Kyoto. Learn about Japanese culture from your knowledgable guide and become versed in one of the country’s many art forms. Use traditional tools and fabrics to make your scarf, then take this memorable handmade souvenir home with you to show your friends and family.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.43
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$45.43

Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

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Dress in traditional Japanese attire in this kimono and yukata experience in Kyoto. You won’t have to worry about wearing the clothing incorrectly as you’ll have a professional fitting session. Stroll around Gion, and visit nearby shrines such as Kiyomizu-dera and Heianjingu Shrine. The experience is flexible, and different time slots are offered throughout the day. You can also upgrade your experience to include makeup, and hair styling.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.22
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$30.22

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Kyoto

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Kyoto

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Enjoy an excursion from Kyoto, and spend a day visiting historic Hiroshima and scenic Miyajima. Board a comfortable coach for convenient transport to Hiroshima. Enjoy a narrated tour with an English speaking guide and multilingual audio guide. Visit iconic landmarks like the Hiroshima Bomb Dome, Memorial Peace Park, Iwakuni shrine, and Kintai Kyo Bridge.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$372.69
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$372.69
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Dress like an 'Oiran': A Japanese Courtesan from the 17th Century

Dress like an 'Oiran': A Japanese Courtesan from the 17th Century

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Feel like a movie star by having an Oiran makeover and photo shoot in Kyoto. No need to worry about buying special clothing, as clothing rental, and makeup application is included. After dressing up, you’ll have a photo shoot in the in-house studio, and you’ll receive three beautiful photos at the end of the experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$190.22
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$190.22
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Kyo-arashi Shibori Scarf Class

Kyo-arashi Shibori Scarf Class

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Traditional Japanese crafts are tricky for outsiders to try their hand at. This class at the Kyoto Shibori Museum guides you through the technique of how to dye a silk scarf using the kyo-arashi shibori method. You can customize your scarf to your own color preferences and leave with an elegant scarf to serve as a souvenir of your trip to Kyoto. While your fabric is drying, you are free to browse the museum displays and try on a shibori kimono.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.78
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$56.78

Kasamaki and Nuishime Shibori Wrapping Cloth Class

Kasamaki and Nuishime Shibori Wrapping Cloth Class

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Steep yourself in the arts of kasamaki and nuishime shibori during this 60- to 90-minute cloth-wrapping class in Kyoto. Try your hand at this intriguing Japanese art, with the help of an expert local craftsman. Learn tricks to do these techniques at home and bring a memento home with you. You’ll also get to see many prime samples of classic kasamaki and nuishime shibori dyeing displayed and in the museum shop. 
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.78
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$56.78

Long-sleeved 'Furisode' Kimono Experience in Kyoto

Long-sleeved 'Furisode' Kimono Experience in Kyoto

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When visiting the historic city of Kyoto, you see many women walking around in authentic kimono. If you want to try wearing kimono yourself, this experience is for you. Dress in a furisode (formal, long-sleeved kimono), traditionally worn by unmarried young women. Experienced staff help you dress. You can then wear your kimono to appreciate Kyoto’s historical sights and take photographs.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.09
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$151.09

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

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

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Your child will get to experience different Japanese cultural activities during their time with us. Our friendly, English speaking staff will take care of your child. While your kids are with us, parents can enjoy sightseeing in a more relaxed manner. Local kids may join sometimes! Your kids can make friends with local kids and enjoy playing with kids from Japan. We have a morning class and an afternoon class. You can choose one or both!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$226.86
Price varies by group size
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$226.86
Price varies by group size

Photographic visit to the heart of historic Japan

Photographic visit to the heart of historic Japan

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Nuance offers you during this journey to preserve the battery of your phones, since our professional photographer will take care of capturing this unique moment for you. His job will be to capture the highlights of your visit between stolen photos or classic shooting. We will accompany you on this tour in the historic heart of Japan. This private tour with our guides will make you discover the most beautiful monuments of the Gion district. Explore Kyoto in a different light, notably by taking "un-beaten" trails. NB: Our photographer will also be at your disposal for all requests for particular photos as far as possible. The photos taken will be available via a server which will be dedicated to you for 4 months. You will be able to download them in HD and BD format. (30 Photos minimum)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$449.29
Price varies by group size
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$449.29
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Maiko Walking & Photo Shoot Experience

Kyoto Maiko Walking & Photo Shoot Experience

Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll around Arashiyama in the style of an apprentice geisha, or “maiko,” as they are called in Kyoto. Get dressed in a traditional kimono, including makeup and hairstyling, for a studio photo shoot. Then walk to Arashiyama sites like Togetsukyo Bridge and the Bamboo Grove—ideal for snapping photos with your friends. An album with four professional photos is provided after the 3-hour experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.41
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$183.41
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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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$140.44
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$140.44
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Ilinx Campingcar rental in Kyoto

Ilinx Campingcar rental in Kyoto

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24hours return system free wifi English user guide
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  • 3 to 30 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$302.18
per group
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$302.18
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City cycle (with motor)

City cycle (with motor)

A security deposit of 3,000 yen per vehicle will be kept in cash when you visit. (The deposit will be refunded upon return.) Our shop is 7 minutes on foot from Shijo Karasuma Station and 8 minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Station. This restaurant is located in the center of Kyoto, making it easy to access from sightseeing spots and nearby hotels. We are waiting for everyone with stocks that can accommodate groups.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.64
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$19.64

Kimono rental in Kyoto

Kimono rental in Kyoto

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Look the part as you explore Kyoto with a kimono rental package that includes a hair styling session. Wearing traditional Japanese clothing allows you to create the best photos outside of Kyoto attractions. Plus, an extended rental period allows you to spend the day as you wish without rushing.
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  • 1 hour to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.48
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$66.48
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Visiting to Katsura Imperial villa and high quality tea ceremony experience

Visiting to Katsura Imperial villa and high quality tea ceremony experience

This plan gives you a tea ceremony experience with antique kimonos. We guide you around Katsura Imperial villa walking through the local areas in English. For tea ceremony, we use high quality MATCHA tea leaves, which won first prize at the competition of all Japan in 2019.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.31
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$147.31

City cycle (no gear change)

City cycle (no gear change)

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A security deposit of 3,000 yen per vehicle will be kept in cash when you visit. (The deposit will be refunded upon return.) Our shop is 7 minutes on foot from Shijo Karasuma Station and 8 minutes on foot from Karasuma Oike Station. This restaurant is located in the center of Kyoto, making it easy to access from sightseeing spots and nearby hotels. We are waiting for everyone with stocks that can accommodate groups.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.82
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$9.82

Rental of touring bikes and e-bikes

Rental of touring bikes and e-bikes

Our trekking and e bikes in different sizes are brand new. Our e bikes are the best available in Japan and only available in our offer. They are also suitable for multi-day bike rides. Our wheels have a removable handlebar bag that can be used as a shoulder bag. You can also get equipment for longer bike rides. You can also get the tour route for navigation. This allows you to navigate with your smartphone.
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  • 1 to 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.10
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$49.10

Your favorite Kimono plan in Kyoto

Your favorite Kimono plan in Kyoto

【OUTLINE】 Coordinate according to your taste. This kimono rental plan enables you to enjoy walking in Kyoto wearing your favorite kimono. Close to the shopping district of Kyoto, from the shop there is good access to famous sightseeing spots, so it makes the ideal starting point for walking around in kimono. Experienced staff will coordinate your kimono from 200 pieces according to your taste. Enjoy a lot of walking in the city and return to the shop by 17:00. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Experienced staff will coordinate according to your taste ・Choose your favorite kimono from 200 pieces ・Optimal location to walk around in kimono ・With professional dressing, your kimono won't get out of shape!
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.04
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$38.04
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2 days Kyoto Miyama bike tour guided

2 days Kyoto Miyama bike tour guided

Day1: 60km (1000m altitude difference) You drive from Kyoto to the north, where the Hanase Pass is waiting for you. The ascent to the pass height of 750 m is your biggest challenge. The road to Miyama leads you through small villages and is mostly traffic-free. You follow a river and climb the Sasari Pass before arriving in Miyama. In Miyama you stroll through the hamlet with its thatched houses, nestled between vegetable and flower gardens. After the sightseeing, it is only a short drive to your Japanese ryokan accommodation where you can enjoy a hot spring bath and the sophisticated kaiseki cuisine, a true treat for the palate and eyes. Day 2: 70 km (1000 meters altitude) After a traditional Japanese breakfast, continue on small country roads to reach the district of Arashiyama. You drive through the traditional cityscape with temples, shrines and old houses as well as through the famous bamboo forest. The tour ends at the starting point.
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  • 1 to 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.83
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$63.83

Day Trip by Bus to Biwako Valley Ski Resort from Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Biwako Valley Ski Resort from Kyoto

Take a day trip from Kyoto during your stay to the snowy mountains of Biwako, only an hour away. With this bus tour, you'll be able to enjoy a day in the snow with family and friends!
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.99
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$103.99
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Luxury Brand Kimono Plan in Kyoto

Luxury Brand Kimono Plan in Kyoto

It's hard not to love traditional Japanese dress, but kimonos can be hard to wear correctly if you don't have any experience. This rental package allows you to borrow a high-quality, luxury-brand kimono and accessories so you can go out and take some beautiful pictures while dressed up to the nines. Plus, the staff will help you get dressed properly, so you don't have to worry about getting it wrong.
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  • 1 hour
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.14
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$68.14
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Cherry blossom family picnic

Cherry blossom family picnic

You can take in Japan's cherry blossoms among the Kyoto locals. We will take you to a secret place to see cherry blossoms. You can enjoy a picnic under the cherry blossoms with locals. Staff may bring their own children. As an additional option, you can see a Japanese family's home.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.06
per group
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$216.06
per group

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