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Leave your morning and evening free with afternoon tours and activities. Visit top sights, go snorkeling or diving in Japan's clear seas or book a delicious lunch of local specialties.
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  1. Join geisha and maiko in Kyoto for a tea ceremony. Sip green tea while you watch an elegant dance performance at a traditional Kyoto tea house. Meet and chat with a real trainee geisha!
    English Available

    From USD37.19

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  2. 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.

    USD26.32

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. 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 USD55.36

    Daily
    3.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. 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 USD57.83

    62%
    OFF
    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 USD112.72

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Relax with your group and enjoy a private performance by a maiko in a classic high-end Japanese restaurant. Savor a delicious kaiseki dinner, lunch or a few drinks in the heart of Kyoto.
    Meal Provided

    From USD117.98

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  7. 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

    USD18.15

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. 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 USD11.80

    Daily
    (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 USD9.80

    Daily
    0.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  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 USD24.50

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 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 USD132.32

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  12. 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

    USD126.44

    Thu, Fri, Sat
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  13. 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 USD11.62

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  14. 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.

    USD19.60

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 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 USD39.21

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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

    USD57.83

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  17. 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 USD25.49

    33%
    OFF
    Daily
    2 - 10 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. 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 USD18.15

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. 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 USD29.40

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  20. Use soft, comfortable and fragrant Kitayama Cedar to make your own chopsticks. Create a personal carrying case colored by Kyoto Yuzen dyeing as a finishing touch.

    USD29.40

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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