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Gion Walking Tour by Night

Gion Walking Tour by Night

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184
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$12.06
Price varies by group size
From
$12.06
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"


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
From
$77.50
Price varies by group size
From
$77.50
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."


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
From
$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."


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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56
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$20.11
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$20.11
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."


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

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

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57
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.79
Price varies by group size
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$103.79
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"


Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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247
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.61
From
$94.61
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!"


3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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198
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.43
From
$80.43
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."


Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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92
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.70
From
$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!"


Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

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266
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.03
Price varies by group size
From
$85.03
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "It was a lovely tour which took us around the quiet streets of Kyoto to visit temples and shrines. The bikes were well maintained. The route was very flat so easy cycling"


Kyoto Early Bird Tour

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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42
  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.54
Price varies by group size
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$124.54
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"


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
From
$166.05
From
$166.05
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."


Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

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57
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$104.00
Price varies by group size
From
$104.00
Price varies by group size
Get an insiders' eye perspective on Kyoto on this walking tour that combines a food tour with anthropological insight. Wander through the city's streets and understand the nighttime entertainment scene, from geiko (geisha) to hostesses. Afterward, sample regional specialties accompanied by included drinks at standing bars/restaurants.
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* A traveler said: "Wonderful Night time tour through the streets of Kyoto that was equal parts informative and funny. So many great historical, cultural, religious and political insights accompanied with some excellent food stops! Definitely worth booking, particularly if it is your first time in Kyoto like it was ours"


Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

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96
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$110.70
From
$110.70
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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* A traveler said: "It was a great way to spend the morning. Our tour guide brought us along a few temples and of course the bamboo garden hike area. It was very interesting. I was with two children aged 11 and 9 yrs who knew how to cycle. So if it was just adults, I'm sure you may get to see more."


Kyoto Private Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Kyoto Private Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

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9
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$111.46
Price varies by group size
From
$111.46
Price varies by group size
It can be daunting as a first-time visitor to Japan to cope with language barriers and navigate around a new place. On this Kyoto half-day tour, take the stress out of travel planning by having a local host plan your day. Explore one or two neighborhoods of your choice, walking past multiple top attractions and learning about Japanese culture from your guide. By traveling with a local, you learn about hidden secrets off the beaten track that tourists wouldn’t usually visit.
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* A traveler said: "Our half-day with Alexi Tsubasa could not have been better. We had asked her to help us get acquainted with just walking about in Kyoto as well as taking us to shops where we would see the work of some of Kyoto's best artisans. (Great preparation - she emailed us a map in advance of our arrival, pinpointing potential places to visit.) We had a great time, bought several precious items, and had Kyoto's best sukiyaki. But the best part of the entire experience was just meeting Alexi and spending time with her. It immediately felt like we had just arrived in Kyoto and met an old friend who wanted to show us around her hometown. She was a perfect. (She has friends in New York - we're hoping to see her again if she ever comes to visit.!)"


Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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48
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$211.11
Price varies by group size
From
$211.11
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."


Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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27
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.95
From
$84.95
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 Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.24
From
$85.24
-Immerse yourself in solitude in the mesmerizing nature of Arashiyama. Saga-Toriimoto district is a national preservation district where you feel like you are stepping into the past. Our local guide will explain the history and culture of the area. -Visit the world famous, must-visit bamboo grove and Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO world heritage and immerse yourself in it's rich history. Afterwards we will enter through more well-known spots in Saga-Arashiyama, visiting UNESCO world heritage temples and the very famous bamboo grove. -Indulge in an authentically traditional meal, and learn with your palate the rich food culture of Kyoto. After walking and visiting the temple, you must be ready for lunch! let's have beautiful Kyoto-style lunch! 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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128
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.63
From
$99.63
-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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Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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17
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.09
Price varies by group size
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$29.09
Price varies by group size
Exploring the narrow alleyways of Kyoto’s Geisha District—Gion can be daunting for a first-time visitor. Eliminate the worry of getting lost by going on a guided tour. It’s a great way to discover hidden places that locals love, and to hear about Kyoto’s ancient past. Highlights include learning about Geisha culture and rituals, and visiting Gion, Pontocho, and Miyagawacho.
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* A traveler said: "A nice guided walk in a pretty neighbourhood with a lot of history. Informative guide and nice small group size which makes it easy to hear and follow. Recommended!"


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
From
$83.60
Price varies by group size
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$83.60
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."


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
From
$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 departure transfer from Kyoto city to Osaka Itami International airport

Private departure transfer from Kyoto city to Osaka Itami International airport

  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$104.55
Price varies by group size
From
$104.55
Price varies by group size
In end your trip the easy way with this departure transfer by Private taxi type charter transfer. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in  Kyoto city to Osaka Itami International Airport. And also your driver will choose the right way to go to the Osaka Itami international airport to make sure the customer will get to the airport on time. We will completely disinfect the vehicle and places a free hand sanitizer on all the seats. Your driver will keep an appropriate distance with you who will assist with luggage and guide you to your vehicle will give you a comfortable, safety, health ride.
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Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking Adventure

Secret Eastern Kyoto Biking Adventure

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44
  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.64
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$75.64
* 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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* A traveler said: "The bike tour took us through all the historical and cultural areas of Kyoto. Ben was so knowledgeable and Allowed us to go at our own pace. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Kyoto. Very professional company. Cheers Lance"


1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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56
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.71
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$57.71
Sake—traditional rice wine—is Japan’s most famous drink and Kyoto’s Fushimi District is renowned for its sake production, home to over 30 breweries. On this tour, find out how sake is made, discover the many varieties, and learn which sake suits each occasion. Sample seven different sakes, accompanied by tasty Japanese snacks, and leave with a cheat sheet to help you order your favorite sakes while in Japan.
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* A traveler said: "The instructor is very knowledgeable and friendly. The course took 1.5hr from basic knowledge to sake tasting with and without food. Amazing experience."


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