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Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest

Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest

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104
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.05
Price varies by group size
From
$88.05
Price varies by group size
This tour covers every part of the bamboo forest. By rickshaw and on foot! The first stop after cruising through the bustling main street is the bamboo forest. Enjoy the vivid green bamboo as your guide pulls you along the path reserved for rickshaws only, away from other visitors. Have your camera or mobile phone ready to take pictures. You don’t want to miss this. After passing by the Nonomiya Shrine you will enter the second part of the bamboo forest, which is designed like a little park. Here we can take great group pictures with the stunning green bamboo in the background. On the way to the third and last section of the bamboo forest, you will pass by a well-kept scene from the Edo period The third part of the bamboo forest can only be accessed on foot, so our guide will park the rickshaw within walking distance and then guide you to the most famous and impressive part of the bamboo forest. (To avoid the crowds here, we recommend starting the tour before noon)
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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27
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.04
From
$85.04
Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide Adrian was very funny and knowledgeable. He gave us good directions and enough time to explore the area. I will recommend him to anybody."


Kyoto Early Bird Tour

Kyoto Early Bird Tour

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42
  • 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.67
Price varies by group size
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$124.67
Price varies by group size
Kyoto is one of Japan’s most popular travel destinations and with over 50 million annual visitors, it can get busy. This tour makes an early start so you can avoid the crowds and cram much more into your day. Stroll around the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove before the tour groups arrive, visit Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Pavilion) right as it opens, and walk through the torii gates of Fushimi Inari (Shrine) before the midday heat.
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* A traveler said: "Kiyomi was excellent guide. She is such a sweet helpful person. We learned so much about the sites we visited. I highly recommend the tour and especially Kiyomi"


Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

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11
  • 1 hour to 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.56
Price varies by group size
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$89.56
Price varies by group size
Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. With your guide, this tour is an easily customized ride. Enjoy the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove and charming neighborhood. Then, experience a Japanese Foot Spa in a quiet location close to the center of Arashiyama. Choose from two popular choices for your unique foot-bath followed by a thorough lower leg and foot massage. Enjoy Japanese hospitality and atmosphere as you enjoy a drink of your choice along with Japanese snacks.
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* A traveler said: "It was a wonderful experience even in the rain. My rickshaw driver Chikokoma was very nice and did a good job showing me the different temples and sites around Bamboo Forest as well as Bamboo Forest itself. I would definitely recommend this tour. The foot soak and massage afterward were wonderful and I was glad to have done this."


1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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56
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.78
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$57.78
Sake—traditional rice wine—is Japan’s most famous drink and Kyoto’s Fushimi District is renowned for its sake production, home to over 30 breweries. On this tour, find out how sake is made, discover the many varieties, and learn which sake suits each occasion. Sample seven different sakes, accompanied by tasty Japanese snacks, and leave with a cheat sheet to help you order your favorite sakes while in Japan.
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* A traveler said: "The instructor is very knowledgeable and friendly. The course took 1.5hr from basic knowledge to sake tasting with and without food. Amazing experience."


Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Kyoto Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Kyoto Private Tour

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22
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$87.08
Price varies by group size
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$87.08
Price varies by group size
This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Kyoto from a unique perspective! Get to know Kyoto on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Kyoto at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Gion Area, Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka-Jinja Shrine and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tourâ„¢ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups.
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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132
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.03
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$66.03
If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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* A traveler said: "A must do if you are in Kyoto. My husband and I had the best time with our master Emily. They speak a perfect English and they were so careful to make sure we are all fine :) I'm simply loved my experience and the tea was delicious"


Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

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57
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$104.00
Price varies by group size
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$104.00
Price varies by group size
Get an insiders' eye perspective on Kyoto on this walking tour that combines a food tour with anthropological insight. Wander through the city's streets and understand the nighttime entertainment scene, from geiko (geisha) to hostesses. Afterward, sample regional specialties accompanied by included drinks at standing bars/restaurants.
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* A traveler said: "Wonderful Night time tour through the streets of Kyoto that was equal parts informative and funny. So many great historical, cultural, religious and political insights accompanied with some excellent food stops! Definitely worth booking, particularly if it is your first time in Kyoto like it was ours"


Gion Photography Tour in Kyoto

Gion Photography Tour in Kyoto

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8
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.41
From
$55.41
I will take you to photogenic places in central Kyoto area! If you are looking for Kimono shoot, I can recommend you a few places so please let me know. We meet up and start shooting while I walk you through the area and create your awesome memories of Kyoto. *I do night portrait sessions as well, please let me know if you are interested in doing the shoot at night. What You Will Get: ・1 and half hour shooting time ・About 50 professionally retouched images (*Digital files only. Delivered by Dropbox/Google Drive etc.) I will deliver the images through an online platform within 4 days. Please feel free to contact me before you book if you have any questions! Looking forward to creating awesome Kyoto experiences of yours!
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* A traveler said: "Kai did and excellent job (beyond expectations) with our photography shoot in Kyoto. He is very talented and relaxed with the kids and makes good conversation. He know just where to go for the perfect shot. We covered a lot of ground and got a wide variety of photos. Can’t recommend him enough!!!!!"


Tea Ceremony in Kimono with licenced teacher

Tea Ceremony in Kimono with licenced teacher

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11
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$40.63
Price varies by group size
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$40.63
Price varies by group size
Are you searching [REAL] tea ceremony place? There are many places in Kyoto,but almost places does NOT have licensed teacher. We are certificated by Kyoto tourism Assosiation.Our licensed teacher teaches you Japanese traditional tea ceremony in correct way. Of course,our teacher can provides you various answers that you want to ask. Also you don't need to sit straight on Tatami mat in our tea ceremony,so it is very comfortable for everyone even for kids and elderly people. We are preparing the course which can enjoy powdered green tea easily also at home. Please contact us freely for reservation and an inquiry.
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Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

Mansagama-pottery wheel experience-

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10
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.09
From
$23.09
Why don’t you make your own unique souvenir of Kyoto. For yourself, for your loved ones, you can make personalized cup or bowl. And you can choose the color you like. We’ll bake your work. It takes about 3weeks. But don’t worry, we’ll ship it to your doorstep.your work will pleasantly surprise you and remind you of your travel.
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* A traveler said: "Such a lovely experience set along the Philospher's Path. With a great informative teacher. Can't wait to receive my cup!"


Kyoto Virtual Tour

Kyoto Virtual Tour

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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$13.85
Price varies by group size
From
$13.85
Price varies by group size
This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. The friendly host will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking. We'll send you Zoom URL invitation when you book the tour.
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* A traveler said: "Hey there! I loved the Kyoto tour hosted by Akie San & Keiko San. They were funny, knowledgable and super interactive. Can't wait to get to Kyoto in real life!"


Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.29
Price varies by group size
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$45.29
Price varies by group size
Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto’s famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and rickshaw driver. This authentic, customizable Kyoto adventure is a fun introduction to this beautiful city.
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* A traveler said: "Lots of fun and sights to see Teppet was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable, and easy to understand,"


5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

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56
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.13
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$20.13
See a different side of Kyoto during this half-day, off-the-beaten-path walking tour covering the city’s hidden temples, shrines, and shops. Gain new insight into this one-time Japanese capital as you see a side of the city few tourists ever visit. Stop by lesser-known Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines, and explore artisanal handicraft shops. An afternoon tea break is also included. Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between March and November and the dates are subject to change.
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* A traveler said: "Mia, our guide was nothing short of fantastic. She gave local knowledge and more importantly a part of herself. She was passionate, informative and nothing short of exceptionable. Very good highly recommended."


Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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92
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.70
From
$110.70
Spend some time getting acquainted with the food and culture of two historically important and beautiful districts of Kyoto on this guided walking tour. Stroll over the ninth-century Togetsukyo bridge and make stops to sample local snacks. After a visit to the 14th-century Tenryu-ji temple, head to a beautiful bamboo garden and indulge in some traditional Japanese sweets. This tour of Arashiyama and Sagano is a great way to get to know Kyoto.
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* A traveler said: "Excellent walking tour around the Saga-Arashiyama area. Lots of nature and great food. Guide was very kind and knowledgeable, he even gave us tips on what to do in Kyoto after the tour. Definitely recommend!"


Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

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500
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.58
Price varies by group size
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$77.58
Price varies by group size
Discover the Zen gardens, colorful temples, and ancient shrines of Kyoto on this small-group walking tour that’s limited to just 12 participants. Experience the elegant architecture and religious monuments of this historic Japanese city, once the imperial capital, as you join a guide on visits to the Gion Geisha district, Tofukuji Temple, and more.
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* A traveler said: "Great tour, would recommend especially if you dont have much time in Kyoto. You will see some of the main sights of Kyoto."


Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

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105
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.90
From
$95.90
Spend a day exploring historic neighborhoods, visiting temples, and shopping on a full-day tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Explore the Arashiyama district, tour the Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nara Park, and take in the stores at Kobe MOSAIC. This tour includes Kinkaku-ji entrance fee, as well as pickup from Kyoto Station, Umeda, Nippombashi or Namba. Opt for a buffet or shabu shabu lunch and/or a Kobe steak or an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner.
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* A traveler said: "Tour guide was not specific enough some of us could not understand where to meet. What we saw was lovely and worth the money but we skipped Kobe and left tour at Osaka."


Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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6
  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$691.24
per group
From
$691.24
per group
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and history using this private full-day vehicle charter from Kyoto. After selecting your preferred choice of transportation from a van, bus or limousine, your group will enjoy a private tour through the ancient city of Kyoto, complete with UNESCO-listed temples and numerous culture attractions. Explore the city at your own pace and customize the day to see only what you want to, all with the help of a guide/driver. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best Kyoto has to offer.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide, Kiku, was wonderful. Nice quick way to see highlights of city in one day. She also took us to a nice restaurant and explained Japanese menu items."


Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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247
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.71
From
$94.71
Cycle past a mix of Kyoto’s most-famous sights and its lesser-known secrets during this half-day ‘Hidden Kyoto’ bike tour. Take a 4.9-mile (8-kilometer) ride that starts by winding past iconic Kyoto temples and shrines like Kinkakuji, Koto-in, and Kitano Tenmagu. You’ll continue ‘off the beaten path,’ discovering intimate Zen gardens and charming backstreets known only to locals.
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* A traveler said: "This is my second time booking the tour as I had a great time the first time. Ross was really great tour guide. It was the perfect tour for our trip in Kyoto. Highly recommended, a must do when in Kyoto!"


Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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48
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$211.33
Price varies by group size
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$211.33
Price varies by group size
Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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* A traveler said: "Mie was our tour guide who was excellent. She was flexible with her itinerary and we saw so much. When we return to Kyoto later in the year we'll ask for Mie again."


Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

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266
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$85.12
Price varies by group size
From
$85.12
Price varies by group size
Pedal through the historic streets of Kyoto as you visit its magnificent temples and shrines by bike during this small-group tour limited to 9 participants. Take a spin down the Path of Philosophy on this Kyoto tour that gives you an overview of the city while using a mode of transport preferred by locals: the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples and mountains — this is an enlightening escape from the city.
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* A traveler said: "It was a lovely tour which took us around the quiet streets of Kyoto to visit temples and shrines. The bikes were well maintained. The route was very flat so easy cycling"


Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

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86
  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$92.35
From
$92.35
Prepare for battle as you learn the skills of the samurai during this 1- or 2-hour class studying the basic techniques of these ancient Japanese warriors. Take the 1-hour session, providing an introduction to the basics of the samurai art, or choose the 1.5-hour course, practicing more complex movements using a sword and folding fan. When your class ends, enjoy a photo session with your samurai costume and receive a certificate of completion.  This samurai session also includes an English-speaking guide and instructor and a 'tenugui,' a traditional Japanese towel.
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* A traveler said: "A super-fun family activity! The show was excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you."


3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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198
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.52
From
$80.52
Gain a better understanding of sake during this tour that explores the Fushimi Sake District of Kyoto. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum, one of the largest sake breweries in Fushimi, and end your visit with a sake-tasting session. Not only will your guide be able to explain the basics of sake and introduce you to new kinds you may have never tried, but your tastings will also be paired with Japanese snacks that enhance the tasting experience. 
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* A traveler said: "It’s educational and it’s delicious. I learned so much about sake making and got to enjoy high quality sake during this tour. If you like sake, it’s a tour you shouldn’t miss."


Private Dinner with a Geisha

Private Dinner with a Geisha

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10
  • 2 to 3 hours
From
$342.16
Price varies by group size
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$342.16
Price varies by group size
Immerse yourself in quintessential Japanese culture during a private tour and dining experience with a geisha. In Kyoto, considered the birthplace of geisha culture, you’ll explore the historic Gion area and dine on a multi-course meal at either a Japanese restaurant or tea house, accompanied by a ‘maiko’ (apprentice geisha) or ‘geiko’ (fully-trained geisha).
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* A traveler said: "The tour was fantastic and the private dinner with maiko was incredible. Learned everything you could, and even got to play some drinking games."


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