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Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Traditional 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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.91
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$60.91
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Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

Samurai School and 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
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$79.11
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Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

Nishiki Market Food Tour in Kyoto

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Plenty of people enjoy Japanese cuisine, but few understand the ingredients that are involved in making classic dishes. During this insider’s tour of Nishiki Market, you’ll meet local shopkeepers and pick up fresh produce in the 400-year-old food stalls. Then, put your ingredients to use with a hands-on cooking lesson, and prepare a market-to-plate dish of donburi, a bowl of Japanese rice, and meat specialty.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$126.57
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Kimono Wearing & Daitokuji Zen Temple walking with Japanese lunch

Kimono Wearing & Daitokuji Zen Temple walking with Japanese lunch

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・Choose your favorite kimono and our staff will help you to wearing kimono ・Our professional kimono instructor will guide you about kimono history ・Visit Kinkakuji Temple with wearing kimono. it takes just 3minutes from our activity place and enjoy the take picture at kinkakuji temple ・After visit kinkakuji temple then take japanese lunch at Kinkaku where is famous local restaurant ・After lunch, you take off kimono and go to the Ryuanji-temple(Stone temple)
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  • 1 hour
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$63.29
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Kimono wearing experience in kyoto

Kimono wearing experience in kyoto

・You can choose your preference kimono from all kinds ・We will help to wearing kimono and arrange Hair UP ・After wearing kimono, you can walk around for take picture at Kinkakuji-temple ・It takes just 3minutes from our activity to kinnkakuji-temple ・If you want to extend for wearing kimono, you should pay addiditional charge. ・Entrance fee ・Bottle water
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  • 1 hour
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$35.60
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Tea ceremony Experience in kyoto with light lunch in front Daitokuji ZenTemple

Tea ceremony Experience in kyoto with light lunch in front Daitokuji ZenTemple

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Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Kyoto's most beautiful temples. Enhance your visit to the temple by taking part in a traditional cultural experience—a tea ceremony. During the experience, learn about the history of tea culture, and how harmony, purity, reverence, and tranquility are linked to the tea ceremony. It's a great way to taste authentic Japanese green tea, and to also learn fascinating insights about tea rituals that you wouldn't find out about otherwise.
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  • 50 minutes
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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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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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  • 3 hours
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$71.20
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Kyoto Samurai Experience

Kyoto Samurai Experience

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Immerse yourself in samurai history and culture during this 2-hour samurai experience at a traditional Kyoto Samurai House. Under the guidance of an expert sword instructor, learn the philosophies of Bushido, the "Way of the Warrior" handle a real katana sword; and take part in a Zen meditation session.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kyoto One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

Kyoto One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

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This personalized full-day Kyoto tour with a local is ideal for first-time visitors to the "City of Temples". You won’t waste a moment visiting places that don’t interest you as this tour is fully customizable based on your interests. Choose the neighborhoods you’d like to visit, and see many of Kyoto’s top sites. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you'll learn lots of local tips that you wouldn’t discover otherwise.
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  • 8 hours
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$159.60
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Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised ★★★★★

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised ★★★★★

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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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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$74.81
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Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking Tour

Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking Tour

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-Visit Kyoto's major sake brewery district and the Kyoto Sake Museum- you'll learn the rich history of Gekkeikan and the brewery process of sake by observing sake exhibits. Three kinds of sake tasting are offered. After deepening your knowledge of sake, feel free to stroll around the area and visit the cultural and historical spots, such as liquor stores and Teradaya. - Enjoy Kyoto's local sake samplings!- Deepen your knowledge of sake and appreciate the different aromas and flavors between the 18 of them brewed in Fushimi, Kyoto. -Be a little tipsy- Stop by one of Kyoto's shrines, and get refreshed by drinking exquisite Japanese groundwater at the end of the tour 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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  • 3 hours
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$74.99
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1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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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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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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  • 4 hours
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$99.75
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Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

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
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$26.11
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Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

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
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$78.32
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Bento Box Cooking Class

Bento Box Cooking Class

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Learn to create your own bento box, the iconic (and tasty) convenience meal enjoyed daily by millions of Japanese, during this 3- to 3.5-hour cooking class in Kyoto. Uncover the origins of this uniquely-Japanese foodstuff, and watch master chefs as they demonstrate key cooking techniques, before learning to make your own. Finish your course by enjoying your handmade bento box which may includes items like an egg roll, pickled vegetables, rice, breaded chicken and miso soup. Your course also includes use of an apron, an instructor and all ingredients.
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  • 3 hours
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$68.97
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Kyoto Private Night Tour: From Gion District To Old Pontocho, 100% Personalized

Kyoto Private Night Tour: From Gion District To Old Pontocho, 100% Personalized

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Stroll the back alleys of Kyoto, missed by many visitors, as dusk falls and they are at their most atmospheric on this private guided tour. In the company of just a guide and your party, see how ancient tradition blends with contemporary culture as you explore the enchanting wooden alleyways lit with traditional paper lanterns in the historic Gion district and the picturesque streets of old Pontocho, where, with luck, you might spot a geisha or two.
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  • 4 hours
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$99.75
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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
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$24.34
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Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour with Lunch

Kyoto Sake Brewery Tour with Lunch

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For those new to the Japanese rice wine, sake can be something of a mystery. Unravel those mysteries on this tour to Kyoto's Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, which has been making sake since 1637. See how producers have made sake throughout the past few hundred years, and understand the techniques they use. Enjoy sampling some of the sake and then have lunch (included) in the restaurant.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.00
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Kyoto Geisha Tour, Gion With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private 3 Hours

Kyoto Geisha Tour, Gion With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private 3 Hours

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For outsiders, Japanese culture can be difficult to grasp but this guided tour offers the chance to get a locals' eye view of one of the most traditional of Japanese settings. Accompanied by a guide, stroll through the historic streets of Kyoto's Gion district, famed for its scenic cobbled streets lit by paper lanterns, traditional architecture, and association with geiko and maiko culture. Visit Pontocho alley, one of Japan's oldest nightlife areas, and stroll by geisha teahouses as your guide offers insights into local culture.
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  • 3 hours
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$74.81
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Traditional Japanese tea ceremony Kyoto MAIKOYA (casual clothes)

Traditional Japanese tea ceremony Kyoto MAIKOYA (casual clothes)

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture by learning the steps to a traditional tea ceremony called the Way of Tea. During the hands-on experience, make a powered green tea known as matcha with help from an instructor in an ancient tea ceremony room. You’ll also be able to enjoy some Japanese sweets along with the tea.
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  • 40 minutes
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$34.81
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Authentic Seasonal Japanese Home Cooking Lesson with a Charming Local in Kyoto

Authentic Seasonal Japanese Home Cooking Lesson with a Charming Local in Kyoto

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When traveling abroad, there is no other experience like sitting down for a meal with a local. Michiyo opens her Kyoto home to visitors to cook a meal and share conversation. Enjoy learning to make authentic Japanese cuisine, from dashi (fish broth) to chirashi sushi with your Kyoto native host. Enjoy sitting down together to for a meal with paired alcoholic drinks to accent your delicious food.
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  • 3 hours
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$61.54
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Calligraphy (PRIVATE) in Kyoto Shodo Experience in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Calligraphy (PRIVATE) in Kyoto Shodo Experience in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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Discover the techniques behind Shodo calligraphy by having an art class in Kyoto. You won’t have to worry about buying paint, brushes, or paper, as all equipment is provided. You’ll learn the link between calligraphy and meditation, and the history of this beautiful art. Your tutor will teach you how to write your name in calligraphy, and you’ll have the opportunity to take photographs too.
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  • 1 hour
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$39.16
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Tea ceremony experience in Kyoto!

Tea ceremony experience in Kyoto!

Learn the serene practice of traditional Japanese tea ceremony at a tea house near beautiful Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. An experienced teacher leads you step by step through the ritual of preparing ceremonial tea. Experience a centuries-old practice, and enjoy matcha and sweets. Come away with a new perspective on Japanese culture.
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  • 45 minutes
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$32.33
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