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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.

    USD26.30

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Explore the ancient city of Kyoto with expert guides! See Kinkakuji Temple, the Imperial Palace, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple and more. Choose your course!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD55.33

    Daily
    3.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  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 USD57.80

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

    USD18.14

    Daily
    1 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 USD112.65

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Weave through the historic streets of Kyoto as you visit popular temples and shrines or relax in the bamboo forest of Arashiyama, all with an English-speaking driver. See the sights at your own pace!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD322.90

    Daily
    4 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  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 USD132.24

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. 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 USD24.49

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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 USD11.79

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. Enter the enchanting world of old Kyoto at the Nishijin Tondaya estate, where you can tour the machiya before taking part in a tea ceremony, dressing in silk kimono or enjoying a Kyoto lunch.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD9.80

    Daily
    0.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. 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.

    USD19.59

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Take a tranquil morning walk through serene Arashiyama, visit Tenryuji Temple, and stroll the Sagano Bamboo Grove. An optional river lunch cruise along the scenic Hozu River is also available.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD80.73

    Daily
    (morning)
  13. Try your hand at the flowing and delicate art of Japanese Calligraphy, also known as Shodo. Join a lesson held at a traditional Kyoto house and learn to elegantly scribe Kanji characters.
    English Available

    USD37.22

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Spend the morning exploring often overlooked jewels of southern Kyoto! Explore the thousands of orange torii gates of the famous Inari Shrine, before enjoying a flavorful sake-tasting tour.
    English Available

    USD103.84

    Thu, Sat
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. 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 USD29.39

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Change into an elegant Maiko by the hands of professional kimono dressers and make-up artists. Take photos in studios near Kyoto Station, Gion, Kiyomizudera Temple, or Arashiyama!

    USD93.06

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. 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 USD11.61

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  18. 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

    USD26.76

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. 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 USD39.18

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  20. Led by a genuine ninja who trained in Iga, the homeland of ninjas. Learn the tricks and stealthy moves of these iconic spies. Participants will receive a Ninja License after the course!
    English Available

    From USD72.56

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)

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