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Book English-language tours and activities through Veltra, and discover Japan's history and culture with local guides. A great option for first-time visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun, professional guidance in English will make sure you don't miss a thing.
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  1. Experience an enchanting time with a maiko as you savor an elegant course-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance and play traditional games for a memorable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD175.16

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. Treat yourself to an an incredible private chartered tour of Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Ride in luxury in a spacious limousine as you discover the area.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD243.39

    Daily
  3. Take a taste of true Japanese hospitality with an English-language tea ceremony conducted by a friendly tea master. Located just minutes from Kiyomizu Temple, a perfect addition to any trip.
    English Available

    USD27.66

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. Dive deeply into the richness of both Kyoto and Nara as you visit temples, shrines, and even the Imperial Palace. Treat yourself to a day in the majestic splendor of these ancient places.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD143.82

    Daily
    10 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Learn about the life of geisha and maiko on this evening tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Feel the history of Gion as you walk, and see Kyoto's famous maiko!
    English Available

    USD13.83

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  6. Immerse yourself in the world of the elegant and ethereal Kyoto geisha. Tour one of the city's geisha districts with a friendly guide before having a light dinner while watching a maiko perform.
    English Available

    From USD199.13

    Group Discount
    Weekday
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Take a big step into the magical world of geisha and maiko with an amazing evening. Enjoy drinking while the maiko performs, then take the chance to chat in English and even take pictures!
    English Available

    From USD113.40

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  8. Get hands-on experience with Japanese cuisine, explore the shops of the local Nishiki Market and find all the ingredients you need for a delicious lunch. Learn to make sushi or Kyoto 'obanzai' (healthy vegetable dishes) and sample some sake.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD128.44

    Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  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 USD46.10

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Conveniently located a minute away from the Kinkakuji temple, enjoy a special tea ceremony at Koto. Ceremonies in English are also available for a memorable time in Japan.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD24.89

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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 USD58.74

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. Get a taste of Kyoto after dark! See the lantern-filled lanes of Gion and Pontocho. Find out where to grab a drink, which food stalls near Yasaka Shrine are the best and enjoy Kyoto's nightlife.
    English Available

    USD86.43

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  13. Visit a traditional Japanese townhouse and learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement, ikebana. Make use of delicate flowers and create a unique arrangement for the season.
    English Available

    USD58.74

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. Feed your love for ramen and take part in a fun and delicious ramen-making class in Kyoto. Start from kneading your own noodles and customize your very own bowl. Enjoy your finished product at the end and taste the difference!
    English Available
    Accessible

    From USD32.27

    Daily
    (afternoon)
  15. From Kyoto Station, bike around the city's most beautiful historic and spiritual locations. Pedal by the Kamo River, iconic Heian Shrine, Nanzenji Temple and the Philosopher's Path!
    English Available

    USD72.03

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Create your very own souvenir of Kyoto by joining in and learning the art of Kyo-Yuzen. This local dyeing technique creates bright, fantastic designs great for all ages.

    From USD20.28

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD29.87

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Meet one of Kyoto's lovely maiko, who will dance and provide traditional Japanese style hospitality during a private dinner at the Nishijin Tondaya machiya townhouse.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD209.09

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  19. Enter a fascinating world as you check out the best sights of Kyoto including Kinkakuji and Arashiyama. Hop in a comfortable taxi from Osaka, and avoid the hassle of navigating public transportation.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD147.51

    Group Discount
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Put on a beautiful kimono and learn nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance), an art form that has been refined over the past 400 years!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD149.35

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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