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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.
16Activities
  1. Seeing Kyoto's beautiful cherry blossoms has never been easier on this bus tour which visits all the best spots, with an English-speaking guide.
    English Available

    USD90.71

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    7.5 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  2. 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 USD53.52

    Daily
    3.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. 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

    USD9.07

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 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 USD96.01

    Group Discount
    Daily
    5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Take a quick afternoon adventure in Kyoto to visit Kodaiji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple and stroll through the charming Nene no Michi area with a handy English, Chinese or Korean audio guide!
    English Available

    From USD38.82

    Daily
    5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. 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

    USD133.35

    Daily
    10 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Visit charming Gion and Yasaka Shrine, then enjoy delicious Kyoto-style cuisine. To finish the day in style, play traditional teahouse games with a real maiko at an elegant teahouse.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD281.21

    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. 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

    USD54.86

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. 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 USD196.94

    Daily
  10. 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 USD124.28

    Tue, Thu, Sat
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. 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 USD131.28

    Group Discount
    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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 USD59.76

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

    From USD29.39

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. 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

    USD175.08

    Mon, Tue, Thu
    3.5 - 5 hour(s) (evening)
  15. 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 USD49.89

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 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

    From USD25.04

    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning)

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