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Considered the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto's appeal lies in the way it honors tradition. From historic sites such as the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kiyomizudera Temple to the geisha district of Gion, Kyoto continues to preserve the colors and flavors of the past and weave them into the present. Take a look at our list of top attractions in Kyoto and open doors to a place of unmistakable charm.
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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 USD39.29

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  2. Meet the beautiful trainee geisha of Kyoto and witness the secret traditions of Japan. Enjoy an evening of culture, entertainment and delicious food with the iconic geisha and maiko.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD182.16

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. Visit the most photogenic spots around ancient Kyoto, including popular temples like Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari and Kinkakuji Temple! Then head over to see the lovely bamboo groves of Arashiyama.
    English Available

    From USD134.22

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Experience an enchanting time with a maiko as you savor an elegant course-style dinner. Watch an elegant dance and play traditional games for a memorable time in the geisha district of Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD182.16

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  5. Treat yourself to an an incredible private chartered tour of Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. Ride in luxury in a spacious limousine as you discover the area.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD253.10

    Daily
  6. Explore both Kyoto and Nara conveniently on a bus tour to visit the highlights such as Fushimi Inari, Kinkakuji Temple, Todaiji Temple, and more! Get helpful English guidance along with transfers from either Kyoto or Osaka.
    English Available

    USD63.08

    Daily
    9.5 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. 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

    USD149.56

    Daily
    10 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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

    USD14.38

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  9. 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

    USD54.65

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Take a big step into the magical world of geisha and maiko with an amazing evening. Enjoy drinking while the maiko performs, then take the chance to chat in English and even take pictures!
    English Available

    From USD117.92

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  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 USD58.48

    Daily
    4 - 11 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. Make Fresh Soba the Traditional Way in Gion
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    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.

    USD27.80

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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 USD119.07

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  14. Step back in time with a visit to Gion Corner, where a showcase of traditional Japanese arts is held. After that, delight in a candlelight tea ceremony before a shojin ryori dinner.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD117.92

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (evening)
  15. 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

    USD28.76

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  16. 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.

    USD20.71

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  17. Spend a full day exploring two historical cities, Uji and Nara. Known to be two of Japan’s oldest cities, visit the famed Byodoin and Todaiji temple, Kasuga Taisha shrine and play with the friendly deer!
    English Available

    USD175.45

    Tue, Fri
    10.5 - 11.5 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

    USD67.11

    Daily
    4 hour(s) (afternoon)
  19. See the wondrous district of Gion. Have your photo taken with a maiko. Walk through the gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and see a striking view of Kyoto's seasonal beauty from Arashiyama.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD115.05

    Sun, Wed
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  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.
    English Available

    USD28.76

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)

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