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Kyoto Tours and Activities in English
Recommended for first time visitors to Kyoto, these English language tours and activities will allow you get a deeper experience of the ancient capital. From tours of the best sights in Kyoto and Nara to private charter tours, and even fun cooking or tea ceremony experiences, let us help make your visit unforgettable.
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  1. 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 USD55.63

    Daily
    3.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. 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

    USD9.12

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  3. 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 USD96.52

    Group Discount
    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD136.79

    Daily
    10 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Learn how to make tasty sushi rolls in a traditional machiya just 5 minutes away from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Great for amateur chefs and foodies alike!
    English Available

    USD55.15

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. 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 USD240.75

    Daily
  7. Kimono Dressing and Walking Tour of Gion in Kyoto
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    Dress in a traditional Japanese kimono, have your hair styled and then explore Gion with a guide, for a perfect memory of your visit to Kyoto and fabulous photos!
    English Available

    From USD124.93

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Clear your mind with a peaceful tour of Zen temples in Kyoto. You can join a zazen meditation course at Myoshinji Temple and practice the art yourself.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD131.97

    Group Discount
    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Discover the hidden streets of Kyoto's old geisha districts of Gion and Miyagawacho, and keep your eye out for strolling maiko. Then visit the home of Japanese Zen, and check out the tranquil garden.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD60.08

    Group Discount
    Daily
    4 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD29.55

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Relax the Kyoto way with a summertime gourmet meal while listening to the sounds of the river and watching maiko put on an elegant performance.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD176.00

    Mon, Tue, Thu
    3.5 - 5 hour(s) (evening)
  12. 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!
    English Available
    Special

    From USD50.16

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. 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

    USD26.90

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning)

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