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Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
 (99)
from: $116

Temples, shrines, and tea ceremonies. The traditions of ancient Japan are still alive and well in the old capitol, Kyoto. Walking around this beautiful city can feel like you are in a time machine as its architecture has been preserved for centuries. Kiyomizu Temple towers over the historical Gion district, famous for its rich history of geisha. There is much history in this city that you don’t want to miss so book our Government Licensed and Experienced English-speaking guides for a walking tour of Kyoto! Once your reservation is made, a guide will be in touch to plan your personalized tour. Choose 3 to 4 spots that you wish to visit and your guide will plan a personalized itinerary. If you do not know where to visit, ask the guide to send you their recommended itinerary based on your interests. Whether you are a history buff, love the beauty of old Japanese architecture, or just want to enjoy a green tea parfait, Kyoto has something for you!

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)
Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Toyota HIACE (Max 9 Pax)
 (9)
from: $850

Private & Custom VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Tailor Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to draft itinerary, prepare tickets, book restaurants/local experiences, communicate with local vendors, direct you to the destinations, keep time, assist you throughout the trip and more! STEP1: Please select your favorite destinations from "What to Expect" and share with us your other special requests STEP2: Our team draft your tentative custom itinerary and share with you STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary base on your feedback REMARKS A. You can always make change to the itinerary even while traveling on the van. The tour is flexible to your own needs and goals. B. Extra charges will be applied for over time service

10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour (up to 7 people)
10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour (up to 7 people)
 (43)
from: $348

If you have only one day in Kyoto and want to see all the top 10 must-see spots of Kyoto, this tour is the best for you. A professional local guide shows you the best, comfortable and convenient way to the spots. And you can enjoy walking along with the beautiful sceneries, paths, and back alleys only the local people know. We use taxis 3-4 times to save you time and energy. This tour is a mixture of public transport and taxis. Thanks to taxis and a friendly local professional guide, you can visit the 10 most famous attractions such as the Fushimi Inari shrine (thousands of Torii gate), Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu temple (with huge balcony), bamboo forest, Geisha district, and so on. If you check the spots you can visit on this tour, you can notice that all must-see points in Kyoto are included!! Please enjoy the top ten spots with the beautiful stories of your guide.

Private Kyoto Tour with Government-Licensed Guide and Vehicle (Max 7 persons)
Private Kyoto Tour with Government-Licensed Guide and Vehicle (Max 7 persons)
 (13)
from: $329

Kyoto keeps traditional arts and beauty alive, but the busses and subways can be confusing and provide challenges for those with walking limitations. At Japan Guide Agency, we want everyone to experience Kyoto so we are happy to provide this customizable, private guided tour with a vehicle! Join us on a tour of Kyoto to see Kiyomizu Temple as it towers over the historical Gion district, famous for its rich history of geisha. The bamboo forest of Sagano and the gardens, shrines and temples in Kyoto will provide you with a window into old Japan. There is much in this city that you don’t want to miss! Once your reservation is made, a guide will contact you to plan your personalized tour. Choose 4 to 5 spots from ‘Tour Details’ to visit. Don't know where to go? Ask the guide to send you their recommendations. Whether you are a history buff, love Japanese architecture, or just want to enjoy a green tea parfait, Kyoto has something for you! Maximum 7 participants per tour.

1 Day Private Kyoto Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver
1 Day Private Kyoto Tour (Charter) - English Speaking Driver
 (11)
from: $541

Journey onto this 1 Day Private Tour of Kyoto by vehicle. Accompanied by a friendly, English speaking driver, experience the historical city boasting a collection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See stunning landmarks such as the Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest) and the timeless Gion Area. This is the Japan you've always dreamed about. Highlights • Private Day Tour - Fully Customizable • Experience the numerous, must-see, historically significant temples and shrines of Kyoto • Stroll around the magnificent Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, a picture perfect spot • Enjoy a traditional Kyoto style lunch and experience the atmospheric Gion area • Feel safe and sound with our modern vehicles and expert drivers NOTE: This is a suggested itinerary - you are welcome to customize it

Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA
Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA
 (200)
from: $66

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.

Osaka
Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle
 (32)
from: $570

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.

Kyoto Samurai Experience
Kyoto Samurai Experience
 (413)
from: $116

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.

1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Kyoto)
1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Kyoto)
 (54)
from: $339

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.

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: $68

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.

1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)
1-Day Hiroshima & Miyajima Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)
 (55)
from: $338

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 Early Bird Tour
Kyoto Early Bird Tour
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from: $104

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.

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
 (61)
from: $93

Temples, shrines, and tea ceremonies. The traditions of ancient Japan are still alive and well in the old capitol, Kyoto. Walking around this beautiful city can feel like you are in a time machine as its architecture has been preserved for centuries. Kiyomizu Temple towers over the historical Gion district, famous for its rich history of geisha. There is much history in this city that you don’t want to miss so book our Government Licensed and Experienced English-speaking guides for a walking tour of Kyoto! Once your reservation is made, a guide will be in touch to plan your personalized tour. Choose 2 to 3 spots that you wish to visit and your guide will plan a personalized itinerary. If you do not know where to visit, ask the guide to send you their recommended itinerary based on your interests. Whether you are a history buff, love the beauty of old Japanese architecture, or just want to enjoy a green tea parfait, Kyoto has something for you!

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience
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from: $81

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.

 Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond
 (97)
from: $119

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!

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised
Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised
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from: $74

Spend the day with one of our hosts as you unleash your inner explorer in Kyoto! You’re in the ‘City of Temples’ and you’ll be able to visit iconic and sacred sites like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Maybe explore the culturally rich entertainment district of Gion? Alternatively, you could get off the beaten tourist track and explore some hidden gems in the city that only a local would know about. 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.

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours
Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours
 (710)
from: $56

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.

Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
 (10)
from: $615

Explore the sights of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari on this full-day, private minivan tour based out of Osaka. In Arashiyama, you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tenryuji, known for its beautiful architecture, gorgeous classic gardens, and lovely vistas. Then it's on to the world famous bamboo grove. Picture time! Afterwards, we slip away to the quiet, rarefied environs of the Okochi Sanso estate for gardens, architecture, and a matcha tea break too. Much more to see and stroll about in Arashimaya before we head to the awe-inspiring, ever-popular Fushimi Inari, where thousands of red gates ("torii") snake up the mountain. We'll talk about the significance and sites as we make our way up the holy pathway, but it's a private tour, so we only go as high as you want! While not included, we are happy to suggest a lunch stop along the way. This tour can be customized, so do feel free to consult with us if you've something special in mind that we don't cover on the standard tour.

One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!
One Day Tour : Enjoy Kyoto to the fullest!
 (15)
from: $131

Kyoto once flourished as the capital of Japan for over a thousand years until Tokyo became the capital and the emperor moved there in 1868. There are plenty of places worth visiting such as Arashiyama, which used to be the aristocrats’ summer resort, magnificent temples with delicate gardens, the alleys where geisha girls in kimono stroll, and the celebrated shrine with a tunnel of a thousand vermillion torii gates. We will show you the sights that represent Kyoto for a whole day.

Private Geisha district tour "Explore Gion, the Geisha world"
Private Geisha district tour "Explore Gion, the Geisha world"
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from: $99

Kyoto is famed for its shrines and temples, which are full of countless unique stories that will astonish you, making you fall in love with and connect yourself to their ancient history. I am deeply fascinated by the tales and traditions hidden among the streets and behind the sliding doors of Gion. The mysterious world of Geisha can seem exclusive and challenging to discover, so on my tour I will reveal the history, rituals, and nuances of the art-form as well as the entertainers who adhere to this traditional lifestyle, while simultaneously providing other interesting facts and a deeper understanding of Kyoto through the secret or small details that are often hard to notice for visitors and locals alike.

Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto
Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto
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from: $128

Ramen Factory is the only restaurant in the world where you are able to make original ramen by your hand and enjoy its deliciousness. You will do... -Making Noodles  -Draining Noodles -Mixing the Soup -Roasting Chicken After enjoying your genuine ramen, you'll take home a souvenir. You can choose a souvenir " T-shirts", " Ramen bowl" or "J apanese Apron"! Vegetarian, Vegan, Muslim Friendly(No-pork, No-alcohol, Halal-chicken meat) courses are also available.

Kyoto Night Foodie Tour
Kyoto Night Foodie Tour
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from: $128

-Try Kyoto's traditional, seasoned dishes at a hidden restaurant in Gion & Pontocho - We'll walk around the Gion where many old Kyoto-style buildings can be seen. Our local guide will provide insight into how locals enjoy their nights. We will enjoy simple, seasoned Kyoto appetizers in a traditional atmosphere! Moreover, you can try 3 different kinds of Sake produced in Kyoto, so you can enjoy authentic Kyoto sake with Kyoto foods! -Enjoy more Kyoto food- We'll walk to the cafe where you can enjoy Japanese local dessert with coffee or alcohol drink! 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! ※Please inform us when booking if you need vegetarian course meal because we need to arrange it with the restaurant.

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto
Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto
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from: $89

This is an affordable yet culturally-enriching bus trip to Kyoto and Nara. Tour stops at Kyoto Arashiyama, Kinkakuji-temple and Nara park. With several convenient pickup points in Osaka and Kyoto, this tour will be a great addition to your trip to Japan.

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
 (50)
from: $177

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.

Osaka Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Osaka Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
 (22)
from: $116

Explore the vibrant city of Osaka on a full-day walking tour with our government-licensed, experienced English-speaking guides! From the beautiful Osaka castle, to Dotonbori District’s legendary Takoyaki, and the retro vibes of Shinsekai District with its famous giant blowfish lantern, Osaka’s many dynamic and vibrant sights will enthrall you. Hungry after all that exploring? The kitchen of Japan, Osaka, is more than happy to tempt you with its many savory local dishes. Book a tour with us in Osaka to find the best places to eat okonomiyaki! Once your reservation is made, a guide will be in touch to plan your personalized tour. Choose 3 to 4 spots that you wish to visit and your guide will plan a personalized itinerary. If you do not know where to visit, ask the guide to send you their recommended itinerary based on your interests. We welcome you to come and explore the unique culture of Osaka with us! Or as they say in the Osaka dialect, “Maido”!

Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Osaka Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
 (21)
from: $93

Explore the vibrant city of Osaka on a full-day walking tour with our government-licensed, experienced English-speaking guides! From the beautiful Osaka castle, to Dotonbori District’s legendary Takoyaki, and the retro vibes of Shinsekai District with its famous giant blowfish lantern, Osaka’s many dynamic and vibrant sights will enthrall you. Hungry after all that exploring? The kitchen of Japan, Osaka, is more than happy to tempt you with its many savory local dishes. Book a tour with us in Osaka to find the best places to eat okonomiyaki! Once your reservation is made, a guide will be in touch to plan your personalized tour. Choose 2 to 3 spots that you wish to visit and your guide will plan a personalized itinerary. If you do not know where to visit, ask the guide to send you their recommended itinerary based on your interests. We welcome you to come and explore the unique culture of Osaka with us! Or as they say in the Osaka dialect, “Maido”!

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour
Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour
 (285)
from: $79

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.

Bike Tour Exploring North Kyoto plus Lunch
Bike Tour Exploring North Kyoto plus Lunch
 (803)
from: $101

Combine the fun and freedom of cycling with the discovery of a new city as we explore Kyoto's best known site alongside some of our own favourite secrets! Navigate the backstreets with a friendly, bilingual and experienced guide, explore local shrines and grand temples, quaint shopping arcades and riverside paths while learning about the sites you visit in a light, interesting and fun way. Cycle on high quality 'Trek' and 'Giant' hybrid bikes, sample an authentic and delicious lunch and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Japan's ancient capital.

Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Immersive Food, Drink, and Culture Dive (small group)
Deep Osaka All-Inclusive Immersive Food, Drink, and Culture Dive (small group)
 (151)
from: $110

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!

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour
5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour
 (144)
from: $193

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 44km of riding and requires a moderate level of fitness. Basic bicycle riding skills and a sense of adventure is a requirement. 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. *During the winter months (December thru February), we have to cut time short at stops to finish in daylight.

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
 (343)
from: $133

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!). It's a packed day, but by the end you'll have seen some of Japan's most important ancient landmarks.

Private Dinner with a Geisha
Private Dinner with a Geisha
 (11)
from: $286

Geisha traditions are traced to the spiritual center of Kyoto, where they were specified as geiko and maiko. Such a lovely tradition can hardly ever be enjoyed privately. From centuries ago, geiko and maiko parties have been given privately only for limited members of society. This tour makes it possible for visitors to truly experience the essence of geiko and maiko in an authentic manner. During the event, English-speaking guides will escort you around the geiko and maiko district, to be followed by a dinner or party arrangement lasting two hours. Since geiko and maiko are privately arranged only for your group, you will have the chance to fully exchange conversations with them and hear their stories which would normally not be told to the public.

Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Government-Licensed Guide
Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Government-Licensed Guide
 (5)
from: $151

Temples, shrines, and tea ceremonies. The traditions of ancient Japan are still alive and well in the old capitol, Kyoto. Walking around this beautiful city can feel like you are in a time machine as its architecture has been preserved for centuries. Kiyomizu Temple towers over the historical Gion district, famous for its rich history of geisha. There is much history in this city that you don’t want to miss so book our Government Licensed and Experienced English-speaking guides for a walking tour of Kyoto! Once your reservation is made, a guide will be in touch to plan your personalized tour. Choose 4 to 5 spots that you wish to visit and your guide will plan a personalized itinerary. If you do not know where to visit, ask the guide to send you their recommended itinerary based on your interests. Whether you are a history buff, love the beauty of old Japanese architecture, or just want to enjoy a green tea parfait, Kyoto has something for you!

Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)
Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)
 (116)
from: $115

Come early morning to escape the crowds and enjoy an opportunity to truly soak in the scenic sites of the Bamboo Forest and Arashiyama.  On this tour you will explore the beauty of bamboo, the tranquility of temples and some of the best scenic panoramas Kyoto has to offer without all the people. This tour includes several of the top visited destinations of Arashiyama including the world famous bamboo forest, the Togetsukyo Bridge, the gardens of the Unesco World Heritage Tenryuji Zen Temple as well as several of our own local favorite secret spots.

Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 (Max 4 Pax)
Private & Custom KYOTO Day Tour by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 (Max 4 Pax)
 (5)
from: $773

Private & Custom VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Tailor Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to draft itinerary, prepare tickets, book restaurants/local experiences, communicate with local vendors, direct you to the destinations, keep time, assist you throughout the trip and more! STEP1: Please select your favorite destinations from "What to Expect" and share with us your other special requests STEP2: Our team draft your tentative custom itinerary and share with you STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary base on your feedback REMARKS A. You can always make change to the itinerary even while traveling on the van. The tour is flexible to your own needs and goals. B. Extra 1~2 hours will be given for free in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s) only C. Extra charges will be applied for over time service

Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs
Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs
 (11)
from: $565

Osaka is a bustling city chock full of "big city" things to do, but there's another side to it as well. This tour takes you from your hotel to notable temples, a historic entertainment quarter, gardens, and the famous "kofun" tombs in Osaka and south to Sakai City, all in a private, luxury vehicle. Your native or equivalent English-speaking driver/guide will ensure the trip is light and fun, while also keeping it intellectually stimulating and informative in a well-rounded, accessible way. As this is a private tour, discussions about changes to the itinerary are welcome! Depending on your request, additional charges may apply.

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour
Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour
 (99)
from: $240

Kyoto is your oyster! Take control of your sightseeing itinerary by booking this customised tour. Whether its a minimum of two hours or a full day trip consisting of seven hours, visit all the sights you wish with a professional guide. Choose from an enormous range of cultural and historical landmarks and tick off your desired attractions all in one day! Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavillion), Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu temple and Gion district are just a pocketful of destinations out of countless others. Wherever you request, we will do our best to accommodate you as well as possible. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included to ensure you receive a totally stress- free experience.

Izakaya Style Cooking Class
Izakaya Style Cooking Class
 (81)
from: $72

Japanese food is more than just sushi and teriyaki chicken. In fact, it’s a very diverse and delicious cuisine. Consider ‘Izakaya,’ a style of dining that is comparable to pub or bar food. Now you can learn how to cook traditional Izakaya-style dishes in Kyoto. This 3-hour class shows you how to make five or six Japanese dishes. And, best of all, when you pack up your knives and turn off the burners, you eat what you just cooked.

Osaka Backstreet Night Tour
Osaka Backstreet Night Tour
 (399)
from: $108

Combine the famous food scene of Osaka with our local knowledge of some of the most unique drinking establishments in town! Enjoy great local food, delicious drinks and boutique bars on a walking tour through the heart of Namba, Shinsaibashi and Amemura. Sample local favourites including fresh sushi, grilled yakitori and a huge range of drinks possibilities as your English speaking guide expertly navigates through the backstreets.

The Kyoto VIP Experience!
The Kyoto VIP Experience!
 (5)
from: $348

A fully customized experience for those who are used to the best of the very best. We go out of our way to make your day in Kyoto a very special one indeed. The itinerary in the description is just an idea. Upon booking, you will receive a questionnaire and then once we learn what really makes you tick as a traveller we get to work on planning the perfect day for you and those special to you. This tour includes entrance fees for up to two gardens and transportation by taxi from place to place including hotel pick up and drop off. Options for upgrades to private transportation with chauffeured vehicle will be sent upon booking and confirmed based on availability.

Full Day Biking Tour Exploring the Best of Kyoto
Full Day Biking Tour Exploring the Best of Kyoto
 (57)
from: $116

For those short on time and high on energy, join us for a one day all-you-can-Kyoto bike tour! Experience the tranquility of one of world's largest wooden buildings, learn about the history of Kyoto at the Imperial Palace Park, reflect on life at the stunning Golden Pavilion, enjoy a traditional sit-down lunch, capture the essence of Kyoto in the Gion geisha district and discover the majesty of the mighty Fushimi Shrine. Our shop is a 2 minute walk from Kyoto central station, our groups are small, our bikes are top quality 'Giant' hybrids, and our guides are relaxed, bilingual, experienced and safe! Sit back and let Cycle Kyoto show you around town!

Samurai School in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day
Samurai School in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day
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from: $54

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.

Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba
Osaka Bar Hopping Night Walking Tour in Namba
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from: $104

-Hopping Hidden Local Bars & Taste Local Food at Namba Area- To start this All-in-one bar hopping tour that Drinks & Foods are all included, the guide will take you around Hozenji Yokocho Alley, near Dotonbori. This narrow alley reminds people of the historic old days of Osaka. We'll visit the first Izakaya bar that serves various types of Osaka's traditional food such as Kushikatsu (fried skewers). -Pub Crawl through the Indoor Food Alley featuring Osaka's Foods & Drinks- We are going to one of the most unique nightlife izakaya food alleys. A collection of 20 kinds of Izakaya bars filled daily full of locals grabbing a bite to eat at night. You can get a Taste of Osaka Drinking Culture & get to Know Osaka People. 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!

Mt. Koya Sacred Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Licensed Guide
Mt. Koya Sacred Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Licensed Guide
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from: $151

Our government-licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day tour of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya. Go on a full-day guided walking tour of Mt. Koya and learn about the modern and traditional aspects of one of the world’s most sacred mountains! If you are staying in Osaka but would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this tour of Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture is for you! Meet your guide at your hotel (in Osaka, Kyoto, Wakayama, or around the Kansai area), then head to Mount Koya. Your guide will customize your full-day tour in detail according to your interests. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Osaka Cooking Class
Osaka Cooking Class
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from: $85

Try your hand at cooking home of a local chef. Your class introduces you to world of Japanese cuisine as you prepare the Osaka specialties of takoyaki and okonomiyaki, as well as delicious miso soup to pair. after main meal you try whisk green tea(Matcha) and Taiyaki(popular street fish shaped waffle) Learn how to prepare miso soup from scratch. main courses of the day—takoyaki and okonomiyaki. The 2 dishes are iconic specialties of Osaka, which is lauded as the food capital of Japan. As you prepare takoyaki—fried balls of wheat flour batter wrapped around a chewy piece of octopus—learn how to cut the octopus down to the proper size and perfect your timing for rotating the batter in the unique, ball-shaped pan. Continue with okonomiyaki, a savory and filling pancake typically made with cabbage, flour, egg, and dried bonito flakes.

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: $74

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

Gion Walking Tour by Night
Gion Walking Tour by Night
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from: $10

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.

Ninja Hands-on 2-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto - Elementary Level
Ninja Hands-on 2-hour Lesson in English at Kyoto - Elementary Level
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from: $97

Two hour original and unique training which cannot be found other place. You could learn some ninja techniques by hands-on training in English. Ninja training start with courtesy of the dojo and ninja meditation 'Kuji-kiri'. You could learn breath control of ninja like Yoga. Also basic walking of Japanese martial arts and Ninja walking.

Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka
Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka
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from: $500

Leave the hustle and bustle of Osaka behind, as you are whisked via highway in a luxury car to the mountains that rise above nearby Kobe. Over the course of your private tour, you will ride a historical cable car, visit impressive gardens and a hot spring at Arima Onsen, with a native (or equivalent) English speaking guide providing information, insight, and fun.

Nara Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized
Nara Day Trip from Kyoto with a Local: Private & Personalized
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from: $288

Travel to Japan’s 8th century capital and immerse yourself in Nara’s ancient heritage and leafy green surroundings. With one of our hosts by your side, you will make the short journey from Kyoto to this city, which plays home to some of the most significant Zen temples and Shinto shrines in all of Japan. When lunch rolls around (which it inevitably does), you can enjoy authentic Kansai cuisine at a tranquil spot. 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.

About Kansai Prefecture

Kansai Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Japan, on the main island of Honshu. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Seto Inland Sea to the west. The prefecture is home to the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara, as well as many other smaller cities and towns. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, including its traditional cuisine, festivals, and architecture. It is also home to many famous landmarks, such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, the Osaka Castle, and the Kobe Port Tower. Kansai Prefecture is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to experience its unique culture and attractions.

History of Kansai Prefecture

Kansai Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Japan, on the main island of Honshu. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Seto Inland Sea to the west. The prefecture is home to the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara, as well as many other smaller cities and towns. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, including its traditional cuisine, festivals, and architecture. It is also home to many famous landmarks, such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, the Osaka Castle, and the Kobe Port Tower. Kansai Prefecture is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to experience its unique culture and attractions.

Things to do in Kansai Prefecture

Kansai Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Japan, on the main island of Honshu. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Seto Inland Sea to the west. The prefecture is home to the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara, as well as many other smaller cities and towns. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, including its traditional cuisine, festivals, and architecture. It is also home to many famous landmarks, such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, the Osaka Castle, and the Kobe Port Tower. Kansai Prefecture is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to experience its unique culture and attractions.

Is Kansai Prefecture Family Friendly?

Kansai Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Japan, on the main island of Honshu. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Seto Inland Sea to the west. The prefecture is home to the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara, as well as many other smaller cities and towns. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, including its traditional cuisine, festivals, and architecture. It is also home to many famous landmarks, such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, the Osaka Castle, and the Kobe Port Tower. Kansai Prefecture is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to experience its unique culture and attractions.
Does Kansai Prefecture have Lodging or Hotels?
Kansai Prefecture is located in the Kansai region of Japan, on the main island of Honshu. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and the Seto Inland Sea to the west. The prefecture is home to the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara, as well as many other smaller cities and towns. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, including its traditional cuisine, festivals, and architecture. It is also home to many famous landmarks, such as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, the Osaka Castle, and the Kobe Port Tower. Kansai Prefecture is a popular tourist destination, with many visitors coming to experience its unique culture and attractions.



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