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Kyoto Early Bird Tour
Kyoto Early Bird Tour
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from: $109

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan. There are plenty of wonderful sites, but it is always bustling with tourists from all over the world, so it’s hard to enjoy Kyoto's natural beauty quietly and in depth. Here we offer a luxurious tour that enables you to visit three of the most famous tourist attractions in Kyoto with fewer people in half a day till noon. After this tour there is time for  you to spend on other activities.

Osaka Food Tour (10 Delicious Dishes at 5 hidden Eateries)
Osaka Food Tour (10 Delicious Dishes at 5 hidden Eateries)
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from: $63

Andy, your half Japanese/half Australian tour guide, has extensive knowledge of the local foodie scene here...you'll go where only the locals get their authentic, delicious daily soul food. Let's mix it with a bit of history, culture and lots of laughs. We hope this tour will be the absolute highlight of your Osaka stay:) You'll get a very unique pespective where you will discover 5 authentic, delicious eateries on this tour… food from a hidden restaurant , backstreet stall, specialized eatery, standing joint & markets whilst walking through arcades, side alleys and plazas rarely visited or known by foreigners. Also Andy strives to show you the real and deep Osaka giving you an understanding of the inner workings of this amazing area visiting some vintage, real, architecture so rich in history while interacting with the locals.

Kyoto Golden Early Morning Tour
Kyoto Golden Early Morning Tour
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from: $123

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 five of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.

Kyoto Samurai Experience
Kyoto Samurai Experience
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from: $121

Experience Katana and Zen in a historical Samurai house in Kyoto. This is an excellent chance for visitors to try out a REAL Katana (Japanese sword) and Samurai culture. Through this course, you can learn and feel “Bushido” with Katana and Zen.

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour
Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour
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from: $82

This is an 8 kilometer E-biking ride that visits famous attractions as well as hidden gems in Kyoto such as the Kinkakuji, Daitokuji Temple Complex in order to visit the Koto-in and Zuiho-in, Imamiyajinja and the Kitanotenmangu Temple.

Mesmerizing Dinner with Maiko & Geisha
Mesmerizing Dinner with Maiko & Geisha
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from: $177

Our service is unique in that it is always “tourist-friendly.” The price is clear(USD 200 or JPY 22,000). We do not close bookings until 3 PM on the show day and not have a minimum number of participants. You can decide today to join the dinner without any possibility of cancellation. Also, the MC is a Kyoto-city official guide and our sophisticated program will never get you bored. This makes this dinner experience immersable. Time flies while you are enjoying the graceful dances, traditional party games, Q&A sessions, talking with Maiko in person and the Japanese set menu called “Kaiseki.” Photos and movies are ALL-YOU-CAN-SHOOT. You will have a memorable night with us!

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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from: $102

Join one of our hosts to explore Kyoto after dark. Amble through the wooden alleyways of historic Gion and see the picturesque streets of old Pontocho. Discover sacred shrines hidden in cosmopolitan shopping areas and share small dishes and beers with your host in a traditional izakaya or tachinomiya (standing bar). Kyoto after dark is more a feeling than a place, and with your host by your side, you’ll tap right into that. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Osaka Local Foodie Walking Tour in Dotonbori and Shinsekai
Osaka Local Foodie Walking Tour in Dotonbori and Shinsekai
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from: $77

-Feel the nostalgia of the past in Shinsekai with your palate with local foods such as Kushikatsu. This 3-hour food journey will start with visiting the Shinto shine in Shinsekai. You will see an old busy commercial district with the Tsutenkaku Tower as the symbol of this area. -Step in time as your guide takes you through a food alley from the past. You wouldn't believe how much you can explore in this narrow alley which is only 1.2m in width. -Stuff yourself like you mean it at Dotonbori, the "nation's kitchen" with local foods like okonomiyaki and takoyaki. Dotonbori has been the symbol of Osaka for a long time! Historically a merchant city and during the Edo period, it served as a center for the rice trade. 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!

Kyoto One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private
Kyoto One Day Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private
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from: $164

Spend the day with one of our friendly hosts as you take to the streets of Kyoto and unleash your inner explorer! Visit iconic and sacred sites or explore the culturally rich entertainment district of Gion together. Not your vibe? Get off the beaten tourist track and explore hidden gems in the city that only a local would know about. Wherever you roam, keep your eyes open to the astonishing natural beauty of Kyoto. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded local host. Your local host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do

Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day
Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day
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from: $80

Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kenbu, including how to use the Japanese sword. Full Kenbu lesson to learn choreographed movements with a sword and folding fan. Top off your experience of this traditional Japanese art with a photo session in costume, and take home a certificate of achievement.

Kyoto Lazy Bird Tour
Kyoto Lazy Bird Tour
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from: $80

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour in the afternoon that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto after spending a leisurely morning or getting rid of your jet-lag.

Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto
Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto
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from: $51

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.

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Kyoto
Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Kyoto
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from: $137

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji, as well as Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then travel to Nara to visit World Heritage–listed Todai-ji temple complex (including Great Buddha Hall) and Kasuga Shrine. Plus, see the famous wild deer that roam Nara (you can even feed them!) and enjoy a Japanese and Western-style lunch buffet. It's a packed day, but by the end you'll have seen some of Japan's most important ancient landmarks.

Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto
Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto
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from: $58

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Kyoto on an afternoon guided tour through the former capitol’s vibrant shrines and temples. Admire Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, the head shrine of the god Inari. Stroll Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1,001 Kannon statues and the Kiyomizu Temple where you’ll enjoy sweeping city views from the large terrace. All entry fees are included.

Japanese Home Visit Cooking In kyoto
Japanese Home Visit Cooking In kyoto
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from: $68

In Home visit program, you will learn Kyoto home style cooking and Kyoto culture Also, It is a good opportunity to get acquainted with Japanese local way of life due to the program taken place in an instructor’s home. You can talk about Japanese culture with Host. Special vinegar for sushi and the Kyoto souvenir and cooking photo are given away.

Private Osaka Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised
Private Osaka Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems 100% Personalised
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from: $77

Spend the day with one of our hosts to discover the true nature of Osaka - head’s up, it’s got a wild sense of humor and is obsessed with food. Explorer (not tourist) is what we’re aiming for here, and in that spirit, you could explore neighborhoods like the fashionable Shinsaibashi or crazy Dotonbori and maybe you’ll discover hidden gems like the smaller shrines and historic streets. Grab a quick bite to eat and see why Osaka is known as the ‘Nation’s Kitchen’ before continuing your adventure through the neon streets of this enigmatic port city. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You'll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do

Kyoto hidden gardens group walking tour
Kyoto hidden gardens group walking tour
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from: $84

Experience the real relaxing zen atmosphere while contemplating Kyoto’s hidden gardens during a group guided walking tour

Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-
Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-
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from: $20

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.

Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto
Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto
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from: $25

During this kimono rental or yukata rental experience, you can rent and get dressed in a kimono or yukata (during the summer) in the Gion District of Kyoto. Then have the chance to walk around the city and see the sights in this traditional attire.

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)
Japanese Tea Ceremony (Group session)
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from: $24

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.

Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session) in Kyoto
Japanese Tea Ceremony (Private Session) in Kyoto
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from: $77

Our private Japanese Tea Ceremony is aimed at connoisseurs or persons looking for a more comprehensive experience. Normally only Usucha (thin matcha tea) is served during a Group ceremony. But for the Private ceremony we also include Koicha (thick matcha tea) therefore two servings instead of one. We serve you Koicha during the Otemae procedure and later you make Usucha by yourself in accordance with the instructions you receive during the ceremony. We also serve a freshly made Wagashi sweet from the best traditional Japanese sweet shop in Kyoto: a real treat! We also provide give you a sachet of Houjicha roasted green tea from our Wazuka tea farm as a souvenir. The location of the Tea Ceremony Ju-An set inside the Jotokuji temple makes this attraction unique. You will have a lasting memory of this experience. Many customers call it mesmerising. You will also receive a personalised souvenir certificate of attendance about two weeks after your private workshop session.

Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience
Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Nighttime Foodie Cultural Experience
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from: $109

Join us for a just slightly offbeat, fully all-inclusive night tour of Tenma and Kyobashi, two of Osaka's most well-known local food and drink areas! You'll get to eat typical Osaka food, have a few drinks, frolic with the locals, and have all sorts of fun along the way! Our guides are top-flight entertainers with native or truly near-native skills in your language, plus Japanese fluency. This small group tour (6 guests or less -- and it usually is less), combines history with adventure, as you explore the nooks and crannies of these very old parts of this awesome city. You're sure to have a great time getting to know the REAL Osaka, and be welcomed as a friend in the establishments we visit and the neighborhoods we stroll. We pride ourselves on quality from guide to food, and can't wait to provide you with an unforgettable night out. Plan on spending about half the time exploring, and half the time eating - a balance we think makes for a great night!

Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Gion Evening Highlights Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $25

For the time and budget-conscious traveler, experience the Gion district with our nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guides. You'll start your day by meeting your guide at the Tatsumi Daimyojin Shrine, the center of Gion. While exploring Gion, your guide will show you the history and culture of geisha―from their kimonos and hairstyles to rules and daily rituals. You'll walk down the cobbled streets of three Geisha areas in total―Gion, Pontocho, and Miyagawacho―while you listen to stories of Kyoto's ancient past. If you're lucky, you may even spot a geisha on the street! This short but value-packed trip is a fantastic way of experiencing a side of Kyoto that most tourists do not get to see. Note*1: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Osaka Walking Tour
Osaka Walking Tour
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from: $44

See and experience the unique and fun Osaka in 3-hours! You will have a chance to walk through nostalgic neighborhood, eat delicious Osaka local food and meet fun locals!

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Tour
Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Tour
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from: $55

Savor the beauty and charm of Kyoto on this cultural walking tour. An ancient yet elegant city, Kyoto showcases all that is refined and unique about Japanese culture. Wander with your knowledgeable guide through Zen gardens, visit shrines and temples, and catch glimpses of geishas in their kimonos. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience.

Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour
Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour
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from: $48

-Hike through a secret path into Fushimi Inari Shrine. Even though there is Fushi-inari station, we start the tour from Tofukuji station because we enter Fushi-inari shrine from back side of main entrance. -Journey into a secret bamboo forest We will discover a natural bamboo forest, and a small Inari shrine hidden from tourists. Fushimi Inari's main entrance is hard to navigate due to a lot of people, but by walking through the mountains, we will see Fushimi Inari from a new perspective, away from the crowd. -Return to civilization after a breathtaking view atop the mountains of Fushimi Inari From here on, we will explore tourist areas on the way to the top of the mountain. Tour routes may vary, but it will end somewhere around the main shrine. 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!

Gion Walking Tour by Night
Gion Walking Tour by Night
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from: $11

Gion is Kyoto’s most traditional district where the culture of Kagai, the world of Maiko-san and Geiko-san is still alive. Though many tourists come to Gion, it can be difficult to grasp the magnitude and beauty of Gion completely. Your guide will explain the history of Kagai, the lives of Maiko-san and Geiko-san and even take you to the backstreets of Gion. Walk with a knowledgeable, licensed English-speaking guide and discover the depths of the Old Capital, Kyoto. You also have a choice of the virtual tour option, which is conducted simultaneously with the “real tour” involving other participants. You are advised just to install the Zoom video conferencing application and to receive the link to join virtualy, and you can enjoy a truly realistic and interactive tour experience with your friends or family at home. If you would like to select the virtual tour option, please “check availability” to chose the “Virtual Tour” option, which is conducted on every Monday Wednesday and Friday.

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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from: $65

Soak up temple and palace sights on this half-day guided city tour, great for those who want to see Kyoto’s top attractions in a short time. Travel by coach in the morning and visit UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle and the gold-covered Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) with an informative guide. Then wander through the Kyoto Imperial Palace — home to the emperor until 1868 — and see how royalty lived.

Japanese sweets making and Tea Ceremony in Kyoto Maikoya
Japanese sweets making and Tea Ceremony in Kyoto Maikoya
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from: $62

In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to wear traditional Japanese clothes, taste the green matcha tea and eat unique Japanese sweets specifically made to match the tea’s flavor. All workshops will be in English and will last around 90 minutes in a traditionally decorated room. This is a once in a lifetime event to experience an activity that has been practiced for hundreds of years.You will not only enjoy the calming tea ceremony activity but also get a hands on experience of Japanese cooking and Japanese sweets making. What is best, Japanese sweets change season to season, so, you are likely to have a very unique cultural activity for sure.

Unique tea ceremony experience in Kyoto
Unique tea ceremony experience in Kyoto
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from: $20

Feel free to experience the other side of the tea ceremony that even Japanese do not know! A foreign host who can speak Japanese fluently will show you a unique Sencha ceremony that you cannot see elsewhere. You can enjoy delicious tea and carefully prepared seasonal fresh confections while interacting happily. In the foreground, we use the most traditional and luxurious preparations and serve freshly brewed high-quality gyokuro. You can enjoy sweets made at a famous Japanese sweets shop in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, while being wrapped in fragrant aroma. The host German woman talks about episodes from the world of tea and explains in detail Japanese traditional culture.

Heart-Warming Japanese In Home Cooking Lesson with a Local Mother in Osaka
Heart-Warming Japanese In Home Cooking Lesson with a Local Mother in Osaka
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from: $86

Join your host Yoshiko in her kitchen and learn to prepare 4-5 Japanese home style dishes from scratch! Yoshiko will have you start by showing you how to make dashi stock, the Japanese foundation that most dishes are based on. You will learn how to use dashi instead of water when preparing Japanese cuisine to bring out the umami flavor of each dish. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about an hour before you sit down to enjoy the meal you helped prepare. Yoshiko will also share printed recipes with you, so you can recreate the dishes you learned at home.  This is a wonderful way to get a glimpse into the life of a Japanese local and experience the country's culture and cuisine first-hand! Please note: Guests can bring their own alcohol to enjoy over the meal.

Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience
Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience
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from: $27

Samurai and Kyoto have always been associated throughout history. From the early Heian period to the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate the samurai and ninja always roamed the streets of Kyoto. Now they are back! The samurai and ninja museum brings back the history and helps you to have a glimpse of these heroes’ glorious lives. What is more, you can have a hands on experience including wearing a real samurai armor, taking a katana lesson, doing a shuriken (ninja star) throw and using a ninja fukiya all in one place, all included in the tour.

Kyoto Virtual Tour
Kyoto Virtual Tour
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from: $12

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 when you book the tour.

Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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from: $80

Enjoy an efficient, half-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide! Your guide will help you explore Japan's second-largest city while introducing both modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day with a morning pickup at your hotel, then it's off to the races! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour 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.

Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking Tour
Kyoto Sake Brewery & Tasting Walking Tour
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from: $76

-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!

Osaka Pub Crawl and Nightlife Tour
Osaka Pub Crawl and Nightlife Tour
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from: $16

Join your guide for Osaka's largest and longest running nightlife tour for an evening you won't forget! You will be taken off of the usual tourist trail and into the party, visiting at least 3 different bars or clubs. Expect drink discounts all night, free shots at each bar, unlimited shots in between, and a dynamic crowd of awesome people. A great way to kick off the evening without breaking the bank, meet some people, and make some memories.

1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)
1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)
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from: $332

See Hiroshima’s historic sites on this 13-hour tour from Osaka. Ride a bullet train to Hiroshima and then a boat to Miyajima Island, where you’ll see the majestic Itsukushima Shrine. Then head back to Hiroshima to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum and explore exhibits that include remnants from the day the atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945.

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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from: $123

Discover tranquil temples, Imperial palaces and ancient shrines on this 9-hour full-day Kyoto sightseeing tour. Explore top city attractions such as Nijo Castle and the ornate gardens of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Visit the Kiyomizu Temple and the Kyoto Imperial Palace, once home to the Imperial family. Marvel at the Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine and behold the Thousand Armed Kannon at Sanju-Sangendo Hall. This tour is ideally suited to those short on time keen to explore Kyoto’s rich cultural heritage. Please note there’s quite a lot of walking involved.

1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Kyoto)
1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Kyoto)
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from: $332

Visit Hiroshima’s most important historic sites on this 12-hour tour from Kyoto. After taking the bullet train from Kyoto Station, enjoy a boat ride to Miyajima. Your informative guide will show you to a great viewing spot for the majestic Itsukushima Shrine. Visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum to tour the profound exhibits, many of which include remnants from the 1945 atomic bombing of the city.

Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto
Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto
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from: $72

Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Accompanied by your local guide, you'll visit the Todaiji Temple to see Japan's largest Buddha, Deer Park - home to hundreds of freely roaming deer, and Kasuga Shrine - Nara's most celebrated shrine.

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
 (6)
from: $602

Whether you are visiting Kyoto with your family or a group of friends, this is a perfect private tour by a chartered vehicle. Depending on the size of your group, a vehicle (limousine, van, or bus) with be provided to ensure highest level of comfort for your tour. Visit some of the must-see attractions in Kyoto -Kinkakuji Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha, and Nijo Castle. This tour offers both guided and no guide option.

Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA
Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA
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from: $62

Only Tea Ceremony venue to win the Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award four years in a row. KYOTO MAIKOYA relocated to an old machiya house registered Tangible Cultural Property by the local government. It is a historic townhouse where you can feel the real Japanese culture and enjoy the tea ceremony by gazing at two picturesque Japanese tea gardens. You will make Green tea (Matcha) in an ancient style tea ceremony room wearing Kimono. Kimono is prepared for both males and females. Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. *Most sessions are usually private as Japan is still closed for international travel. About 20% of the time there may be another party in your group.

 Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
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from: $109

You and no more than five others will explore the local foods and entertainment districts of Kyoto on a not-so-standard, all-inclusive walking and eating nighttime tour! You'll mingle with locals, eat regional specialties at two different standing bar restaurants (though we often sit down at one or both), and be given a visual feast of a primer on the various nightlife scenes in Kyoto, from geiko (a.k.a. "geisha") on down. With a native or equivalent English speaking guide at your side, you'll get a clear understanding of what the area is all about. And with some great food and a couple of (included) drinks in you, the merriment will be all the more! Our tours are very small group (6 or less), which means much more attention and quality for you. Local insight, great food, and good times await. For those interested in trying some Kobe beef, be sure to choose the option which includes 100g (about 3.5 oz.) of prime Kobe area beef. It's reasonably priced, too!

Osaka
Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle
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from: $475

Looking for a full-day, private vehicle tour that covers top spots with a fun, knowledgeable, and truly fluent English speaker? You've found it. We show you Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, Shin-sekai, a view from high above, and more! Plus, get some local insight and interesting commentary at some of our other recommended stops. All of this at your pace, with your own personal driver/guide, and high quality vehicle service. Your guide is *guaranteed* to be a native English speaker or honest equivalent.

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
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from: $72

Uncover the little-known sake culture of Fushimi, Kyoto on a 3-hour insider brewery visit + sake tasting and food pairing session with an expert. Deepen your knowledge of sake making process and a bit of history of its production at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum.  Enjoy the samples of different types of sake as well as leaning details and varieties and personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour. This is a fun and educational experience to change your way of enjoying sake.   If you love sake but don't know what to select or want to know more about sake, join us and let's deep dive into the world of sake. After you experienced this, you will know which type of Sake actually you like, and you will be able to select your favorite Sake from labels or restaurant's menu even if they are all written in Japanese.

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto
Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto
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from: $65

This is an easy, culturally-enriching bus trip from Osaka to Kyoto. The tour stops at the Fushimi Inari Shrine and the UNESCO world heritage sites, Kiyomizu-dera temple, Kinkakuji temple, and Arashiyama. There are several convenient pickup locations, Kyoto, near hotels in Umeda and Namba. **Please note that Kinkakuji temple tour will be diverted to Ryoanji temple for departure date between 1 November 2020 - 31 December 2020 due to construction.

Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto: Kyoto Small Group Bike Tour
Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto: Kyoto Small Group Bike Tour
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from: $55

Grab your bike and get set to explore Kyoto from the ground up. On this small-group bike tour, you’ll unearth the real Kyoto while cycling the narrow lanes and charming back streets of this former imperial city.

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
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from: $184

In order to closely feel the local atmosphere of Kyoto, this tour will use public transportation so that you can experience the everyday life of Kyoto locals, unlike other tour groups hastily hopping from one location to another on chartered buses. During the 7-hour tour, your guide will show you around the city covering four major must-see locations. There are two different courses: one northwest-bound and the other southeast-bound. If you participate in both tours, you can efficiently cover eight locations at a relaxing pace. For both courses, you can chose from private option, non-private option and non-private option with apprentice guide (reduced rate). Even if you chose non-private option, we guarantee that the total number of guests will be less than 9 people.

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours
Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours
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from: $52

Discover the ghetto, retro zone, yakuza, redlight district, illegal gambling dens and the intriguing neighbourhood alleys with Andy, your half Japanese half Australian tour guide. . During the tour you’ll do some taste testing at a street stall. Then after we finish exploring, you’ll have the option to go to a local, traditional, family run restaurant tasting 5 delicious dishes! . We strive to show you the authentic Osaka on this night tour, where you get a real and deep understanding of the inner workings of this amazing city visiting some architecture which is steeped in history & some run down, derelict areas too…not what Osaka Tourism wants you to see! . Get an inside look with Andy who has extensive knowledge of the Osaka region and can answer all your queries on this walking tour.

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour
5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour
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from: $145

Kyoto Bike Tour has you visit a whopping 5 top spot destinations of Kyoto all in one day on one epic adventure! Enjoy a stroll through the breathtaking Bamboo Forest, gaze at the glimmer of the gold as it reflects on the water at the Golden Pavilion, be inspired by one of the most iconic views of Kyoto from the mystical Kiyomizu Temple, weave through the traditional backstreets of one of Kyoto's geisha districts, take a spiritual walk through the magnificent red torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, and so much more! This is a full city tour of approximately 40km of riding and requires a moderate level of fitness. Basic bicycle riding skills and a sense of adventure is a requirement. On the same note, we will travel at a leisurely pace with enough time to take in the sites and for a relaxing lunch stop. *Please notify of any dietary restrictions or food allergies at time of booking. *Please be aware Kiyomizu Temple is not included in winter tours December 1st to March 1st.

About Kansai Prefecture


Kansai Prefecture CitySpot

Kansai Prefecture works very hard to ensure the safety of its visitors. These attractions are considered to be the safest for families:




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