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Samurai Performance and Casual Experience: Kyoto Ticket

Samurai Performance and Casual Experience: Kyoto Ticket

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Learn the arts of the samurai as you enjoy a 1-hour Kembu show, a traditional sword performance celebrating the culture of this ancient Japanese warrior class, in Kyoto. Head to Kyoto’s Samurai Kembu Theater to admire the intricate movements of traditional and new-style Kembu performances, celebrating the legendary stories of Japan’s feudal period. You’ll also hear a fascinating talk before the performance and have time for a photo session with samurai sword and the performers post-show.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.33
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$30.33
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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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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.48
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$21.48

Skip the Line: Ran Theatre Kyoto Live Show of Traditional Japanese Music Ticket

Skip the Line: Ran Theatre Kyoto Live Show of Traditional Japanese Music Ticket

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Experience an unforgettable evening of traditional Japanese entertainment at Ran Theatre in Kyoto. Listen to live music performed using typical Japanese instruments and including a mix of folk songs and Japanese pop. While you’re there, perhaps order a glass of sake or enjoy a delicious dinner of Japanese cuisine (own expense) while you watch the bands.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.57
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$42.57

Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto

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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$62.16
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$62.16
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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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$126.35
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$126.35
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Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour. See the tranquil Kiyomizu Temple amid its verdant surroundings; absorb the Imperial majesty of Kyoto Imperial Palace; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Behold the beguiling beauty of the Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine and enrich your knowledge of Kyoto’s rich historical heritage with commentary from an informative guide. Moderate levels of fitness are advisable for this tour, on which a lot of walking occurs.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$153.74
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Kyoto Virtual Tour

Kyoto Virtual Tour

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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. The friendly host will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking. We'll send you Zoom URL invitation a few hours before the tour.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.78
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$14.78
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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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$161.73
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$161.73
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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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$190.88
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$190.88
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Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto

Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto

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Discover the historic environs of Nara, ancient capital of Japan, as you explore Buddhist temples, shrines and the famous Nara deer park on this excursion from Kyoto. Visit Todaji Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan and home to the country’s largest Buddha statue, before seeing Kasuga Shrine, which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns. Then stop by Nara Park, a 1,250-acre reserve that’s home to more than 1,000 free-roaming deer. Your Nara excursion also includes pickup from select Kyoto hotels, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.75
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$84.75
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Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto : Couple plan

Maiko Makeover Experience in Kyoto : Couple plan

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Sign up for a Japanese makeover in Kyoto with this photography experience. Designed for a couple, this makeover includes being photographed in traditional dress as a maiko and a samurai. Women will wear a kimono and have Japanese make-up applied while men wear a kimono and obi. Take photos home to capture the experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$245.00
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$245.00
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Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

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Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. With your guide, this tour is an easily customized ride. Enjoy the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove and charming neighborhood. Then, experience a Japanese Foot Spa in a quiet location close to the center of Arashiyama. Choose from two popular choices for your unique foot-bath followed by a thorough lower leg and foot massage. Enjoy Japanese hospitality and atmosphere as you enjoy a drink of your choice along with Japanese snacks.
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.58
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$95.58
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Kyoto Morning Tour - Golden Pavilion and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Kyoto

Kyoto Morning Tour - Golden Pavilion and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Kyoto

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Marvel at the some of the top UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples and palaces of ancient Kyoto on this half-day tour. This quick introduction to the sights of Kyoto covers Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and the Japanese Emperor’s former Imperial Palace—a perfect way to see the city if you’re short on time. Your guided morning Kyoto excursion includes entrance fees and transport between sites by coach.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.87
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$76.87
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Learn about Shintoism, Buddhism and Geisha culture : Kyoto Kitano Walking Tour

Learn about Shintoism, Buddhism and Geisha culture : Kyoto Kitano Walking Tour

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Go off the main tourist trail and explore the Kitano enclave of Kyoto, where temples and geisha culture await. With a local guide, you’ll learn about Shintoism and Buddhism, and hear stories of the geishas as you walk around the historic Kamishichiken district. The short walking tour also includes visits to Kitano’s must-see landmarks such as the temple of Senbon Shakado and the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.38
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$35.38

Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

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Why don’t you make your own unique souvenir of Kyoto. For yourself, for your loved ones, you can make personalized cup or bowl. And you can choose the color you like. We’ll bake your work. It takes about 3weeks. But don’t worry, we’ll ship it to your doorstep.your work will pleasantly surprise you and remind you of your travel.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.74
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$17.74
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.88
Price varies by group size
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$75.88
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Explore the intricate temples and serene gardens of Kyoto on this 4-hour guided tour visiting some of the imperial city’s most important religious and cultural sites. Check out Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden structure in Japan and home more than 1000 Kannon statues, Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, the head shrine of the god Inari and the supreme views afforded from Kiyomizu Temple high above Kyoto. This excursion to Kyoto’s top temples also includes all entrance fees.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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$68.00
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Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

Japanese Tea Ceremony with a Tea Master at Wakwak-kan

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Experience the traditions of Japan at a tea ceremony in Kyoto and learn the origins of this ancient practice. Choose from one of two different tea ceremony options—one is hosted in a machiya (typical wooden house) and the other ceremony is complete with kimono dress. Your ceremony includes a guide, who provides translation.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.19
Price varies by group size
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$41.19
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Geisha Maiko Show Kyoto + Gion Walking Tour

Geisha Maiko Show Kyoto + Gion Walking Tour

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Now you can enjoy geisha show in the heart of Gion at our museum. We organize geisha dance performance events every day followed by an informative geisha & maiko culture tour. With this reservation you will be experiencing the geisha dance performance in a traditional setting. After the dance, you will have the opportunity to interact with the performer. Your expert guide will help you with your questions, and will explain as much of the history of geisha or elements of the performance that you want to know. You will also have a chance to play traditional games with the geisha performer, and you can preserve your memories of this wonderful evening in photos. You can keep your casual clothes or put on some traditional kimonos without any charge to truly feel like a local. This unforgettable evening awaits you!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.94
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$88.94
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Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)

Kyoto: Zen Garden, Zen Mind (Small Group)

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This is a perfect pick for nature lovers, and those interested in Japanese spirituality. Put away the guidebook and follow the lead of a landscape designer with over 15 years’ experience. It’s a great way to discover secret local spots that you wouldn’t discover otherwise, and to understand more about the meaning behind zen gardens.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.01
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$67.01

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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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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.79
Price varies by group size
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Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)

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The Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop, theory and practice, is conducted by licensed tea masters and is unique in Kyoto. It is set in the Grand Tea Room inside the Jotokuji Temple just 3 minutes walk from Gojo station, or 15 minutes walk from Kyoto station. The ceremony starts with a tour of the Temple followed by the explanation of the history and cultural importance of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is educational and enable you to understand the modesty of the Japanese character. The artistic ceremony is performed by the licensed Tea Master and many visitors refer to it as mesmerising. You will then practice the making of the matcha tea by yourself under the guidance of the Tea Master. You will receive a souvenir certificate of attendance after about two weeks.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.99
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$29.99
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Total Kyoto - Full Day Kyoto by Day and after Dusk Small Group Tour

Total Kyoto - Full Day Kyoto by Day and after Dusk Small Group Tour

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On this small group tour, you’ll save time researching Kyoto highlights by having a guide to show you top attractions (such as Tofukuji Temple), as well as hidden sites that locals love. You’ll cover a lot of ground, and see multiple districts, including Kyoto’s Geisha district—Gion. Kyoto comes to life at night with lantern-lit streets, so this tour makes sure you don’t miss out on that by having an ‘after dusk’ section too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$182.82
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$182.82
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

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

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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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.88
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$110.88
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