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Check out the most highly rated and reviewed Kyoto tours and activities and see why travelers around the world can't stop talking about them!
47Activities

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  1. 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 USD134.75

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  2. 2
    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 USD48.12

    Daily
    7.5 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. 3
    Make your evening in Kyoto extra special with an unforgettable maiko dinner show. Discover the allure of Japan's cultural icons as you watch a performance, play ozashiki games, chat, and take photos with a maiko in a gorgeous, elegant ryokan in Gion.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD187.68

    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  4. 4
     
    Join a maiko for a lovely time in Kyoto, complete with a private tea ceremony, elegant dance performances, and rare photo opportunities. Chat with the apprentice geisha herself and gain insight into their lives for the full maiko experience.
    English Available

    From USD39.44

    Group Discount
    Daily
    1 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  5. 5
    Experience Kyoto by spending time with an elegant maiko. Marvel at her beauty and grace as you watch a traditional performance in a spacious Japanese-style room. Spend a memorable time by taking photos and even adding an optional lunch!

    From USD37.54

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  6. 6
    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
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD116.46

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  7. 7
    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

    USD77.00

    Daily
    11.5 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 8
    Ride a convenient door to door shuttle between central Kyoto central and Kansai International Airport (KIX). Great for both solo travelers and groups!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD41.39

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  9. 9
    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

    USD14.44

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  10. 10
    The art of Kyo-Yuzen has been a part of the crafting culture of Kyoto for hundreds of years. Now you too can create a one-of-a-kind hand-dyed work of art.

    From USD13.47

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 11
    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
    Special

    USD86.62

    Daily
    3.5 - 4 hour(s) (evening)
  12. 12
    Have a wonderful evening in Kyoto by watching an enchanting maiko performance. Be fascinated with their graceful dance and have a fun time playing traditional drinking games in a Japanese-style venue!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD47.16

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (evening)
  13. 13
    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 USD200.20

    Daily
  14. 14
    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
    Meal Provided

    From USD65.06

    Mon, Wed, Sat
    9 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  15. 15
    Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD42.35

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 16
    Check out this showcase of the samurai art of kembu. The powerful sword dance will have you marvelling at the skill of the masters as they perform this unique Japanese art.
    English Available

    USD28.87

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  17. 17
    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.

    USD28.87

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  18. 18
    Learn and discover the elegant traditional art of ikebana (flower arrangement) in English. Step into a traditional Japanese townhouse and enjoy creating your own floral artwork in a relaxed, friendly environment.

    From USD28.87

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. 19
    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

    USD150.15

    Daily
    10 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  20. 20
    Try your hand at the flowing and delicate art of Japanese calligraphy, also known as shodo. Join a lesson held at a traditional Kyoto townhouse and learn to elegantly scribe kanji characters.

    USD40.23

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)