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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. 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 USD59.11

    62%
    OFF
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  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 USD56.58

    Daily
    3.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  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

    USD18.55

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  4. 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 USD74.21

    Daily
    (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 USD115.21

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. 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.

    USD26.90

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. 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 USD25.04

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. Get the best view of scenic Kyoto from the air as you lift off in a helicopter. See the ancient capital's temples, shrines and World Heritage Sites from above, and take amazing photos!

    From USD450.81

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 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 USD10.02

    Daily
    0.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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 USD135.24

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. Ride a retro rickshaw and step back in time in lovely Arashiyama! This private tour takes you around the best sites, filled with history and beauty.

    From USD18.55

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. Make special memories with your family, dressed as a colorful maiko or an elegant geisha! Take beautiful photos and experience a bit of Kyoto's culture.

    From USD110.20

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and learn nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance), an art form that has been refined over the past 400 years!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD146.26

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Get a taste of Kyoto as you learn to prepare two of Japan's most popular dishes, sushi and tempura! This is a fun hands-on class with a very tasty ending.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD146.26

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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.

    USD20.04

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. Soothe heart and mind with Zen meditation at Shourinji Temple in Kyoto. Seek calm in the quiet temple grounds then enjoy a reflective cup of tea afterwards.

    From USD9.28

    Daily
    1.5 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Try your hand at the flowing and delicate art of Japanese Calligraphy. Join a lesson held at a traditional Kyoto house and learn to elegantly scribe kanji characters.

    USD36.06

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Get dressed and styled in an adorable antique kimono with a modern twist. Add to the nostalgic style with cute accessories and try a different type of photo shoot for amazing pictures.

    From USD135.24

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  19. 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 USD23.19

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. 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

    USD27.36

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning)

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