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Start your day with a morning tour or activity, and make the most of your time in Japan. Check out the sights before an afternoon flight, watch the sunrise over the sea or enjoy the morning quiet with top half-day tours and activities.
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  1. 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.

    USD27.37

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. 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

    USD28.32

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  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 USD60.14

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. 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 USD25.48

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  5. While in Kyoto, take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform into an elegant maiko or geisha! Take photos in dramatic white makeup and colorful kimono.

    From USD117.22

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Enjoy the crisp air as you walk through the torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine. Take in the majestic sight of 1,001 statues of Kannon, also known as the goddess of Mercy.
    English Available

    USD27.84

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  7. Enter the mystical world of the oiran and transform into a beautiful courtesan dressed in a luxurious kimono and elaborate accessories, for beautiful and memorable photos of your trip to Kyoto.

    From USD137.61

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. 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

    USD60.14

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. Learn how to make beautiful wagashi, the traditional cutely shaped sweets of Japan! An experienced instructor will assist you as you make flower and fruit shaped treats.

    USD20.39

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. While you are in Kyoto, spend a few hours creating a hand-made one-of-a-kind piece of Kyo-Yuzen, or dyed-fabric, and bring home a beautiful piece of art!

    From USD40.77

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  11. Experience flying at a high altitude and stroll in the sky at 470 meters above the ground. Witness the amazing view of the surrounding cities from above.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD92.50

    11%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  12. Spice up a trip to Kyoto with this special set plan including kimono, sash, bag and sandals. Choose from a variety of patterns and fabrics to fit your style.

    From USD26.51

    33%
    OFF
    Daily
    2 - 10 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. Paint on post cards using traditional Japanese paints. The base pattern makes it easy to create your own work of art, even without a lot of practice!

    From USD18.88

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  14. Unique Shibori Cloth Dyeing Experience in Kyoto
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    Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD30.58

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Learn the traditional method of dyeing intricate patterns on cloth, and choose your favorite sketch from more than 200 types or bring your own sketch. You can take your work home on the same day.

    From USD23.60

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Try your hand at making the famous local Kiyomizuyaki pottery at Zuikogama, which has been creating high quality pottery in Kyoto since 1771.
    English Available

    From USD29.56

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  17. Make a lovely item of your choice using traditional shibori tie dye methods to color your own design. Select from handkerchiefs, shawls, curtains and more. Enjoy a fun workshop in Kyoto.

    From USD9.44

    Daily
    2 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Kimono Dressing and Rental
    Instant Confirmation
    Select from hundreds of kimonos and obi sashes to let the experienced staff transform you! Walk along the streets of Kyoto in the traditional garment.

    From USD28.54

    45%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. The art of Kyo-Yuzen has been a part of the crafting culture of Kyoto for hundreds of years. Now you too can create a one-of-a-kind hand-dyed work of art.

    From USD12.27

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  20. Bring your family and friends for a delicious experience in Kyoto. Use traditional methods to make different kinds of decorative confectionery and taste it on the spot.

    From USD12.08

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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