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See the best of Kyoto with specially curated tours tailored to fit every budget and travel style: from luxurious private charters to pocket-friendly bus or walking tours. Visit iconic sightseeing spots such as Kinkakuji and Kiyomizudera, or go in-depth with themed trips such exploring the geisha district of Gion. You can even hop on a bike and go around the city or ride a traditional boat on a river cruise. Check out exciting tours below.
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  1. No.1
    Visit the most photogenic spots around Kyoto, including popular sites like Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari, Kinkakuji Temple and the lovely Arashiyama bamboo grove! Bus and walk around the city to visit the best sites with an English-speaking guide!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD132.55

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  2. No.2
    Treat yourself to an incredible private chartered tour of Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Ride in luxury in a spacious limousine taxi with a local English-speaking driver who will help you navigate your way!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD254.49

    Daily
  3. No.3
    Take in the beauty and history of the three most famous temples of Kyoto on this easy half-day tour. Visit the amazing temples of Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji and Kiyomizudera.
    English Available

    USD54.72

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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 USD47.34

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Explore Kyoto at your own pace using a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass that goes to popular tourist spots of the ancient capital. Visit Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Heian Shrine or simply enjoy the view from the open-top bus!
    English Available

    From USD34.08

    Daily
  6. Enjoy the colors of fall as a retro train takes you on a leisurely ride. Hop on a traditional boat and marvel at arresting sights as you make your way down the Hozugawa River. Wrap up your day with some free time to enjoy Arashiyama.
    English Available
    Special

    USD103.48

    Daily
    (morning)
  7. 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

    USD14.20

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  8. 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

    USD147.69

    Daily
    10 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Take a tranquil morning walk through serene Arashiyama, visit Tenryuji Temple and stroll the Sagano Bamboo Grove. Make your trip even more memorable with a river lunch cruise on a yakatabune (Japanese barge-style boat) along the scenic Hozu River.
    English Available

    USD131.60

    Daily
    (morning)
  10. Visit World Heritage Sites like Ujigami Shrine and dramatic Byodoin Temple, the enjoy a Japanese-style lunch near the Uji River. Learn the secrets of the tea ceremony and explore famous Fushimi Inari!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD274.56

    Tue, Fri
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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
    Meal Provided

    From USD57.75

    Daily
    4 - 11 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  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

    From USD88.76

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  13. Stroll through the garden of 3,000 maple trees forming a corridor of color and lights. Enjoy the stunning views of the famed Eikando and Chion-in temples with convenient transfers by bus.

    USD40.71

    Daily
    (evening)
  14. Get a special local's eye view of Kyoto as you cycle through hidden back roads. Pedal past all gems of this fantastic city with your on an incredible, private bike tour!
    Special

    From USD61.54

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Spend your time hiking up the Fushimi Inari Shrine or have a cup of matcha green tea at Uji. Stop by the iconic areas of Kyoto on a private taxi with a local English speaking driver.Slip in this ready to go plan in your itinerary!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD344.62

    Daily
  16. Set out, just your group and guide, and visit Sanzenin, Jikkoin, and Shorinin Temples. Each is famous for serene gardens made more than 1,000 years ago.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD100.20

    Group Discount
    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Board a bus for a day of visiting award-winning scenic landscapes of Kyoto with an English-speaking guide. Begin with a visit to the famed Amanohashidate before venturing through the thatched roof village of Miyama for a picture-perfect day.
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD83.31

    Daily
    9.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Experience Japan's culture capital of Kyoto. Spend a calm afternoon in Tofukuji's Zen garden, go through the beautiful torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine and visit the famous geisha district of Gion.
    English Available

    USD66.27

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  19. See the best sights of Kyoto on a half-day tour on board an open-top bus. This budget-friendly ride gives you a fantastic view of the temples, gardens, and shrines that Kyoto is known for.
    English Available
    Special

    USD18.94

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  20. This half-day walking tour will take you to see some of Kyoto's hidden gems. Explore the Gojo Rakuen geisha area, unusual shrines and traditional workshops, and make new friends as you explore!
    English Available

    USD18.94

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    5 hour(s) (morning)

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