Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Kyoto tours, things to do and tickets

Night Walk in Gion: Kyoto's Geisha District

Duration: 2 hours
Visit Gion, Kyoto’s most traditional district, where the world of geisha is still alive. Your local guide will explain the history and the lives of the geisha as you explore this picturesque area. Learn about the kimono, the geisha hairstyle, and more.
$12*Per person

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Duration: 9 hours - 10 hours
Discover Kyoto's must-see landmarks and World Heritages with our coach tour in only one day!
First adventure starts from Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, enjoying the wealthy nature from the significant terrace. Then say Konnichiwa to one thousand and one Kannon statue at Sanju-San-Gen-Do Temple, then the coach will take you to the most iconic place, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Going under thousands of Torii Red gate tunnels will be a memorable experience. Don’t forget to explore green tunnels, Sagano Bamboo Forest and Kinkaku-ji Temple. Tour includes buffet lunch.

・Discover Kyoto’s must-see landmarks and World Heritages on this full-day coach tour efficiently
・A Professional English-speaking guide attend this tour
・Additionally, multilingual audio guidance is available in EN, FR, IT, ES, TH, ID, UK
・Must try this mystical experience going under thousands of iconic Torii Red gate at Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
・Visit the gorgeous golden temple
・Enjoy strolling at Sagano Bamboo Forest
$121.39*Per person

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Kyoto: 45-Minute Tea Ceremony Experience

Duration: an hour
Experience the wonders of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Learn about the ceremony's history and the different tea-making methods from an English-speaking tea master from Urasenke, the biggest school of tea ceremony in Japan.
$22.78*Per person

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Kyoto: Tea Ceremony Ju-An at Jotokuji Temple

Duration: an hour
Experience the true art of tea drinking by taking part in this tea ceremony at Jotokuji temple. Learn about the ancient ritual of tea drinking and it's social significance in Japanese culture.
$22.78*Per person

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Bike Tour Exploring North Kyoto plus Lunch

Duration: 5 hours - 6 hours
Combine the fun and freedom of cycling with the discovery of a new city as we explore Kyoto's best known site alongside some of our own favourite secrets!

Navigate the backstreets with a friendly, bilingual and experienced guide, explore local shrines and grand temples, quaint shopping arcades and riverside paths while learning about the sites you visit in a light, interesting and fun way.

Cycle on high quality 'Trek' and 'Giant' hybrid bikes, sample an authentic and delicious lunch and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Japan's ancient capital.
$93.99*Per person

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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Duration: 4 hours
This is an 8 kilometer E-biking ride that visits famous attractions as well as hidden gems in Kyoto such as the Kinkakuji, Daitokuji Temple Complex in order to visit the Koto-in and Zuiho-in, Imamiyajinja and the Kitanotenmangu Temple.
$97.47*Per person

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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

Duration: 3 hours
◼︎Try Kyoto's traditional, seasoned dishes at a hidden restaurant in Gion & Pontocho◼︎
We'll walk around the Gion where many old Kyoto-style buildings can be seen. Our local guide will provide insight into how locals enjoy their nights. We will enjoy simple, seasoned Kyoto appetizers in a traditional atmosphere!
Moreover, you can try 3 different kinds of Sake produced in Kyoto, so you can enjoy authentic Kyoto sake with Kyoto foods!

Vegetalian course is available. You can also book both courses at a time.

◼︎Enjoy more Kyoto food◼︎
We'll walk to the cafe where you can enjoy Japanese local dessert with coffee or alcohol drink!

Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!

※Please inform us when booking if you need vegetarian course meal because we need to arrange it with the restaurant.
$164.66*Per person

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Kyoto Samurai Experience

Duration: 2 hours - 2 hours
Experience Katana and Zen in a historical Samurai house in Kyoto. This is an excellent chance for visitors to try out a REAL Katana (Japanese sword) and Samurai culture. Through this course, you can learn and feel “Bushido” with Katana and Zen.
$104.43*Per person

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Kyoto: Full-Day Best UNESCO and Historical Sites Bus Tour

Duration: 9 hours
Discover the best of ancient Kyoto in a single day on this comprehensive guided tour by bus. Immerse yourself in the city's most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites and historical highlights.
$105.64*Per person

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Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

Duration: 3 hours - 8 hours
Spend the day with one of our hosts as you unleash your inner explorer in Kyoto! You’re in the ‘City of Temples’ and you’ll be able to visit iconic and sacred sites like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Maybe explore the culturally rich entertainment district of Gion? Alternatively, you could get off the beaten tourist track and explore some hidden gems in the city that only a local would know about.

Within 24 hours after booking, you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
$107.19*Per person

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Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
-Hike through a secret path into Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Even though there is Fushi-inari station, we start the tour from Tofukuji station because we enter Fushi-inari shrine from back side of main entrance.

-Journey into a secret bamboo forest
We will discover a natural bamboo forest, and a small Inari shrine hidden from tourists. Fushimi Inari's main entrance is hard to navigate due to a lot of people, but by walking through the mountains, we will see Fushimi Inari from a new perspective, away from the crowd.

-Return to civilization after a breathtaking view atop the mountains of Fushimi Inari
From here on, we will explore tourist areas on the way to the top of the mountain. Tour routes may vary, but it will end somewhere around the main shrine.

Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!

$66.84*Per person

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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour from Osaka/Kyoto

Duration: 9 hours
Be amazed by visiting the former capital cities of Japan, Kyoto and Nara! Depart from Osaka or Kyoto, heading to Fushimi Inari Taisha, the perfect spot to get in touch with Kyoto’s spirit.
$84.93*Per person

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Kyoto 1 Day Tour - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Duration: 10 hours
A popular Sunrise Tours plan visiting the renowned sights of Kyoto including several World Heritage sites. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. The tour will visit Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Sanjusangen-do Temple, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. This tour takes participants to famous temples, a shrine, a castle, and other majestic places of interest in Kyoto. This standard tour is recommended for those traveling to Kyoto for the first time.
$114.88*Per person

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Kyoto 6hr Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Duration: 6 hours
Temples, shrines, and tea ceremonies. The traditions of ancient Japan are still alive and well in the old capitol, Kyoto. Walking around this beautiful city can feel like you are in a time machine as its architecture has been preserved for centuries. Kiyomizu Temple towers over the historical Gion district, famous for its rich history of geisha. There is much history in this city that you don’t want to miss so book our Government Licensed and Experienced English-speaking guides for a walking tour of Kyoto!

Once your reservation is made, a guide will be in touch to plan your personalized tour. Choose 3 to 4 spots that you wish to visit and your guide will plan a personalized itinerary. If you do not know where to visit, ask the guide to send you their recommended itinerary based on your interests. Whether you are a history buff, love the beauty of old Japanese architecture, or just want to enjoy a green tea parfait, Kyoto has something for you!
$146.21*Per person

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Kyoto: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Duration: a few seconds
Hop aboard this sightseeing bus tour, and explore the top attractions in Kyoto with a same-day or 2-day ticket. Enjoy panoramic views from the open-top bus as you explore the city with ease.
$24.17*Per person

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3 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

Duration: 3 hours
Uncover the little-known sake culture of Fushimi, Kyoto on a 3-hour insider brewery visit + sake tasting and food pairing session with an expert.

Deepen your knowledge of sake making process and a bit of history of its production at Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum.  Enjoy the samples of different types of sake as well as leaning details and varieties and personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.

This is a fun and educational experience to change your way of enjoying sake.  

If you love sake but don't know what to select or want to know more about sake, join us and let's deep dive into the world of sake.

After you experienced this, you will know which type of Sake actually you like, and you will be able to select your favorite Sake from labels or restaurant's menu even if they are all written in Japanese.
$88.42*Per person

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Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Duration: 2 hours
Only Tea Ceremony venue to win the Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award
four years in a row.

KYOTO MAIKOYA relocated to an old machiya house registered Tangible Cultural Property by the local government. It is a historic townhouse where you can feel the real Japanese culture and enjoy the tea ceremony by gazing at two picturesque Japanese tea gardens.

You will make Green tea (Matcha) in an ancient style tea ceremony room wearing Kimono. Kimono is prepared for both males and females.
Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life.
$59.18*Per person

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Kyoto: All-Inclusive 3-Hour Food and Culture Tour in Gion

Duration: 3 hours
Take a fully inclusive stroll-and-dine that features 2 local Kyoto standing bars, a meal's worth of tapas and small dishes, and a bonus fun and interesting journey through the famous Gion district's labyrinth of entertainment areas.
$99.32*Per person

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Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto

Duration: 2 hours
Ramen Factory is the only restaurant in the world where you are able to make original ramen by your hand and enjoy its deliciousness.

You will do...
-Making Noodles 
-Draining Noodles
-Mixing the Soup
-Roasting Chicken

After enjoying your genuine ramen, you'll take home a souvenir. You can choose a souvenir " T-shirts", " Ramen bowl" or "J apanese Apron"!

Vegetarian, Vegan, Muslim Friendly(No-pork, No-alcohol, Halal-chicken meat) courses are also available.
$114.88*Per person

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Kyoto: Top Highlights Full Day Trip

Duration: 8 hours - 9 hours
Drive through Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto on a comfortable coach for a cultural-enriching full-day trip. Stop at the Fushimi Inari Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, and Arashiyama.
$82.85*Per person

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