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What to Do in Kyoto during New Years?
If you are spending the New Years season in Tokyo, it may come as a surprise that it is a relatively quiet holiday, when many businesses close and distinctly lacking in fireworks. But no fear! We have lots of tours and activities to make sure you enjoy your time in Kyoto, with many even running on December 31st and January 1st! From sightseeing tours of the ancient capital to fun samurai experiences, dinner at the famous Ninja Restaurant or a chance to transform into a maiko, we have you covered
16Activities
  1. Venture through the ancient capital city to see the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera Temple and the Kinkakuji Temple. Visit the highlights of Kyoto on a convenient bus.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD44.54

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Take a ride on a comfortable bus around the historic city of Kyoto. Explore the seasonal scenic views of Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple while journeying on local trains.
    English Available

    From USD44.54

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Become one of Kyoto's lovely maiko for a day. Professional staff will do the white make up and help you dress in a bright kimono before a photo shoot! You can also stroll Kyoto for even more pictures.
    English Available

    From USD47.14

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. Check out this showcase of the samurai art of kembu. The powerful sword dance will have you marvelling at the skill of the masters as they perform this unique Japanese art.
    English Available

    USD26.72

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  5. Take in the beauty and history of the three most famous temples of Kyoto on this easy half-day tour. Visit the amazing temples of Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji and Kiyomizudera.

    From USD43.64

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Take a ride from Osaka on a bus to the historic city of Kyoto. Explore the seasonal scenic views of Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple while journeying on local trains.
    English Available

    From USD44.54

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Learn to make soba noodles the retro way, just a few minutes from Kiyomizudera Temple. Do it all, from prepping, mixing, rolling, and cutting the dough, then eat your freshly made noodles.

    USD25.83

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Enter through a secret passage way leading you to this famous restaurant run by ninjas. Enjoy a night of surprises, magic and delicious food in Kyoto!
    Meal Provided

    From USD26.72

    Daily
    (evening)
  9. Venture through the ancient capital city to see the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera Temple and the Kinkakuji Temple. Visit the highlights of Kyoto on a convenient bus.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USDFree

    100%
    OFF
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    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Dress up in a lovely kimono or yukata for a stroll through the streets and sights of Kyoto. Blend right into the classic city with traditional wear, making for great photos and memories.

    From USD28.66

    40%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  11. Visit the World Heritage Site Ryoanji Temple on this bus tour. Admire the famous Zen rock garden, which, along with the temple and its many other gardens is also a Historic Monument of Ancient Kyoto.
    English Available

    From USD14.87

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Soak yourself in the calm of Zen with a visit to two historic temples and Zen gardens. Leisurely explore the peaceful scenery created by rocks and sand at both Ryoanji and Ginkakuji Temples.
    English Available

    From USD28.95

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  13. See the best of Kyoto as you enjoy the crisp morning air while walking the torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine and seeing the 1,000 Buddha statues at Sanjusangendo Temple.
    English Available

    From USD24.58

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Our store concept is "a place to connect with owls". Just a short walk from Shijo Karasuma Station in central Kyoto, you can meet many different types of owls and take pictures with them!

    From USDFree

    100%
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    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (afternoon, evening)
  15. Discover the techniques of the samurai and learn the basics of kembu, a refined style of sword dancing that passes down the samurai spirit and methods.
    English Available

    From USD35.63

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  16. Bike through Kyoto at your own pace with handy bikes, specially created to be safe and comfortable for riders of all ability levels! Take a tour around temples and shrines at ease!
    English Available

    From USD11.58

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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