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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 USD131.07

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  2. No.2
    Personalize your holiday with a customizable Kyoto private tour. Decide your own itinerary and see famous sites such as Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama, Kinkakuji, Nijo Castle and more, as a qualified English-speaking, highly-rated driver takes you around.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD194.73

    Daily
  3. No.3
    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 USD33.70

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Daily
  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 USD46.81

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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

    From USD54.11

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Grab your camera and hop on a bus to visit some of the best photo spots in Kyoto. Explore the bamboo groves of Arashiyama, the geisha district at Gion, famous shrines, temples and the beautiful kimono forest art installation for memorable pictures.
    English Available

    From USD74.90

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    11.5 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. 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 USD57.11

    Daily
    4.5 - 10 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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

    From USD93.62

    Daily
    (morning)
  9. 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 USD60.85

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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

    USD146.05

    Daily
    10.5 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Go off the beaten path and spend the day out in Shiga Prefecture. Visit a lovely glass studio and music box shop at the retro Kurokabe Square and see Nagahama Castle. For lunch, choose between delicious wagyu beef or Omi pork.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD112.34

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    10.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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

    USD18.72

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  13. 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 maki sushi roll at a traditional machiya house.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD132.85

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  14. Enter a fascinating world as you check out the best sights of Kyoto including Kinkakuji and Arashiyama. Hop in a comfortable taxi from Osaka, and avoid the hassle of navigating public transportation.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD149.79

    Group Discount
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Visit popular temples and world heritages on a private taxi while using your time in Kyoto efficiently. Let a local English speaking taxi guide take you around.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD194.73

    Daily
  16. 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

    From USD83.32

    Daily
    (morning)
  17. 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

    USD78.65

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. From Kyoto Station, bike around the city's most beautiful historic and spiritual locations. Pedal by the Kamo River, iconic Heian Shrine, Nanzenji Temple and the Philosopher's Path!
    English Available

    USD86.30

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  19. 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

    USD105.33

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  20. 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 at the serene Sanjusangendo temple.
    English Available

    From USD28.46

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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