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Last-Minute Things to Do in Kyoto
Make the most of your stay in Kyoto with our favorite tours and activities which can be booked last-minute. Choose to simply gaze at the beauty of maiko or experience looking like one yourself with a maiko, geisha or samurai makeover. Visit iconic landmarks—Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Arashiyama and more—as well as lesser-known ones like Ginkakuji. Enjoy uniquely Japanese traditional kaiseki course or try out the ninja restaurant for something a bit more fun and quirky.

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. 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


    Tue, Thu, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  2. Beautiful Kyoto Full Day Sightseeing Tour
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    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 USD130.27

    9 hour(s) (morning)
  3. 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 USD114.45

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  4. 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


    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Become one of Kyoto's lovely maiko for a day. Professional staff will do the white make up and help you dress in a bright kimono before a photo shoot! You can also stroll Kyoto for even more pictures.
    English Available

    From USD59.29

    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Watch a maiko perform a traditional dance as you enjoy a sumptuous kaiseki Kyoto dinner. Snap a photo with the maiko after the show. Cap the tour with a lovely view of the city from Mt. Higashiyama.
    English Available
    Meal Provided


    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  7. 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


    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  8. Dress up in a lovely kimono or yukata for a stroll through the streets and sights of Kyoto. Blend right into the classic city with traditional wear, making for great photos and memories.

    From USD40.20

    (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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 USD46.53

    8.5 hour(s) (morning)

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