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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!
61Activities

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  1. 21
    Visit a traditional Japanese machiya (wooden townhouse) and enjoy an authentic tea ceremony in a serene atmosphere. Learn about and experience Japanese culture in a friendly and relaxed way.

    USD38.90

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. 22
     
    Conveniently located a minute away from the Kinkakuji temple, enjoy a special tea ceremony at Koto. Ceremonies in English are also available for a memorable time in Japan.
    Meal Provided

    From USD25.59

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  3. 23
    Feel the rhythm of Japanese traditional taiko drumming in Kyoto. No experience or Japanese language needed, just grab the sticks and dive into this fun cultural experience.

    USD81.89

    Weekday
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  4. 24
    Use soft, comfortable and fragrant Kitayama Cedar to make your own chopsticks. Create a personal carrying case colored by Kyoto Yuzen dyeing as a finishing touch.

    USD30.71

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  5. 25
    Create a scarf or furoshiki cloth wrapper using traditional shibori dyeing techniques and take home a wearable souvenir of your visit to Kyoto.

    From USD40.95

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. 26
    Take an easy half day trip from Kyoto and discover Nara’s most beautiful sights. Visit Kasuga Shrine and the largest bronze Buddha in Japan at Todaiji Temple.
    English Available

    USD72.98

    Daily
    5 - 6.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. 27
     
    Immerse yourself in Japanese culture. Put on a beautiful kimono and learn nihon buyo (traditional Japanese dance), an art form that has been refined over the past 400 years!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD153.55

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. 28
    Choose from over 5000 different traditional family crests and symbols, and dye the crest onto your choice of accessory. A fun 'only-in-Kyoto' experience, and great souvenir!

    From USD15.35

    Weekday
    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  9. 29
     
    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 USD116.58

    Group Discount
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (evening)
  10. 30
    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 USD12.32

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. 31
     
    Enter a fascinating world as you check out the best sights of Kyoto including Kinkakuji and Arashiyama. Hop in a comfortable taxi from Osaka, and avoid the hassle of navigating public transportation.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD151.65

    Group Discount
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 32
    While you are in Kyoto, spend a few hours creating a hand-made one-of-a-kind piece of Kyo-Yuzen, or dyed-fabric, and bring home a beautiful piece of art!

    From USD40.95

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  13. 33
    Set out for Hiroshima as you visit some of the most sacred locations in Japan. Get to the heart of this country, both old and new, all with an English guide. Perfect for families staying in Kyoto!
    English Available

    USD364.92

    Daily
    12.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. 34
    Add delicate and shimmering designs with a lesson in classical Kyoto style chinkin lacquer decoration. Often used for tea ceremony utensils, add a tasteful touch to a cute item for your home.

    From USD23.70

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  15. 35
    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 USD47.39

    Daily
    7.5 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  16. 36
    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.

    USD28.44

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  17. 37
    Pikachu, I choose you! Take a beloved character and turn it into edible art. Make a cute character bento (Japanese boxed lunch) with instruction from a Japanese chef and learn techniques and tips to make a bento that looks too adorable to eat!
    English Available

    USD75.83

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning)
  18. 38
    Kindami Yuzen is a dying technique using both traditional gold Kindami and Yuzen methods of fabrics that are used in Kimonos. Make fancy crafts using this authentic method.

    USD23.70

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. 39
     
    Meet one of Kyoto's lovely maiko, who will dance and provide traditional Japanese style hospitality during a private dinner at the Nishijin Tondaya machiya townhouse.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD214.97

    Group Discount
    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (evening)
  20. 40
    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.

    USD20.47

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)