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See the most popular tours and activities in Kyoto and see for yourself why they are the Best Sellers!

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. 81
    Get hands-on experience with Japanese cuisine, explore the shops of the local Nishiki Market and find all the ingredients you need for a delicious lunch. Learn to make maki sushi roll at a traditional machiya house.
    English Available
    Meal Provided


    3.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  2. 82
    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.


    (morning, afternoon)
  3. 83
    Become a Maiko for a day! Dress yourself up in an elaborate kimono and traditional makeup. Bring a lovely memory home with professional photos of yourself!


    (morning, afternoon)
  4. 84
    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 USD40.96

  5. 85
    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


    2 hour(s) (morning)
  6. 86
    Get hands on with traditional Kyoto culture as you make a 40 page book using Japanese washi-paper, bind with string, and finishing with drawing a picture on the cover.


    (morning, afternoon)
  7. 87
    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 USD24.65

    (morning, afternoon)
  8. 88
    Visit popular temples and world heritages on a private taxi while using your time in Kyoto efficiently. Let a local English speaking taxi guide take you around.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided


  9. 89
    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 USD15.36

    1 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. 90
    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.


    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  11. 91
    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.


    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. 92
    Experience flying at a high altitude and stroll in the sky at 470 meters above the ground. Witness the amazing view of the surrounding cities from above.

    From USD91.02

    (morning, afternoon)
  13. 93
    Paint on post cards using traditional Japanese paints. The base pattern makes it easy to create your own work of art, even without a lot of practice!

    From USD18.96

    Group Discount
    (morning, afternoon)
  14. 94
    Create your own special souvenir of Kyoto during this pottery class. Using 1 kg of clay, you can create your own unique ceramic vessels!


    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. 95
    Fold, twist and transform fabric to create a unique kanzashi hair ornament, the same type that is used by Kyoto geisha. You can learn this amazing art and make a one of a kind souvenir.


    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  16. 96
    Discover the techniques of the samurai and learn the basics of kembu, a refined style of sword dancing that passes down the samurai spirit and methods.
    English Available

    From USD37.93

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  17. 97
    Stop by the workshop of craftsmen who make beautiful Kyoto-style fans, which you can use or display as ornaments. Learn the history of fan making from the artists before trying your hand at making your own fan!
    English Available


    (morning, afternoon)
  18. 98
    Make your very own traditional Japanese crafts for you to take home as souvenirs. Enjoy embroidery, Kyo-Yuzen style fabric dying and cocoon doll right in Kyoto city.

    From USD11.66

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    (morning, afternoon)
  19. 99
    Set your hands to work learning hakuoshi, an art style that draws gold patterns on lacquerware by putting lacquer as an adhesive before placing the gold leaf on it.

    From USD28.44

    (morning, afternoon)
  20. 100
    From Kyoto Station, bike around the city's most beautiful historic and spiritual locations. Pedal by the Kamo River, iconic Heian Shrine, Nanzenji Temple and the Philosopher's Path!
    English Available


    4 hour(s) (morning)