Sightseeing, Tours and Activities

Kyoto Enchanted Time with Maiko: VIP Tour

Spend a precious time with maiko, a piece of Japanese art in Kyoto. Experience an authentic Japanese culture in front of you at a traditional restaurant, enjoy the mesmerizing dance, ozashiki games and photo shooting opportunity. Learn about Japan's rich...More

Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Authentic Japanese Cooking Lesson and Meal in a Kyoto Home

Join your host, Keiko, for a private cooking lesson and lunch in her Kyoto home. In this hands-on lesson you will learn to prepare dishes that are unique to Kyoto. Keiko specializes in Obanzai cuisine, a method of cooking distinct...More

Food, Wine & Nightlife

Overnight Stay at the Hirashin Ryokan in Kyoto Including Onsen

Enjoy a Japanese onsen experience in Kyoto with a one-night stay at a traditional-style inn known as a ryokan. This serene stay is all about relaxing, as you can soak your travel-weary muscles in the hot waters of the on-site...More

Multi-day & Extended Tours

Viator VIP: Special Access to To-ji Temple with Resident Monk

Visiting temples is a must in Kyoto, but very few people get to join a resident monk for an insider’s perspective. On this Viator VIP tour limited to just eight people, you'll be allowed inside restricted areas of To-ji Temple...More

Viator VIP & Exclusive Tours

3-Day Tour from Kyoto to Tokyo: Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa

Edo-era architecture, samurai stories and houses shaped like praying hands — experience Japanese history and culture on this 3-day tour from Kyoto to three of Japan’s must-visit historical cities: Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa. With a professional guide, you'll explore traditional...More

Multi-day & Extended Tours

Maiko Performance and Dinner Overlooking Kiyotaki River

In the summer, Kyoto locals escape the city heat for a relaxing dinner show at the Takao Momijiya restaurant on the Kiyotaki River. Join them on the restaurant's elevated outdoor terrace, known as a 'kawadoko,' and watch maiko (similar to...More

Shows, Concerts & Sports

Kyoto Morning Tour: Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle

Soak up temple and palace sights on this half-day guided city tour, great for those who want to see Kyoto’s top attractions in a short time. Travel by coach in the morning and visit UNESCO-listed Nijo Castle and the gold-covered...More

Tours & Sightseeing

Miho Museum Admission with Private Transport from Kyoto

Travel by private vehicle from Kyoto to the Miho Museum, where you'll find hundreds of exquisite art pieces from the world's civilizations on display. The building itself is a work of art: Designed by world-renowned architect I. M. Pei, it...More

Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Osaka Walking Tour with River Cruise and Osaka Castle from Kyoto

Follow an expert guide on foot to principal landmarks in Osaka during a full-day walking tour, departing from Kyoto. Visit Shogun exhibits at Osaka Castle and look as far as the eye can see from the Umeda Sky Building's Floating...More

Day Trips & Excursions

Samurai School: Samurai for a Day

Learn about the etiquette of samurai classes in feudal Japan and practice some basic Kembu, including how to use the Japanese sword. You can choose a 1-hour session for an introduction to the basics, or upgrade for a 2-hour session...More

Cultural & Theme Tours

Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Kyoto on an afternoon guided tour through the former capitol's vibrant shrines and temples. Admire the alluring green and red Heian Shrine. Stroll Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1,001 Kannon statues and the...More

Tours & Sightseeing

Small-Group Nishiki Market: The Heart of Kyoto Cuisine

Sample Kyoto's best flavors on this 3-hour tour of Nishiki Market. This market boasts some of Kyoto's best food purveyors as well as specialty Japanese cookware shops. You'll cruise the market with an English-speaking food expert, who will illuminate some...More

Food, Wine & Nightlife

Kobe Walking Tour Including Sake Tasting at Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum from Kyoto

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing and a sake-tasting session in the port city of Kobe, with round-trip public transport by rail from Kyoto. Stroll through Kobe's Kitano district past dozens of historical 'Ijinkan' (foreign residences) and, after a buffet...More

Day Trips & Excursions

Scholar-led Private Nishiki Market Walking Tour

Taste your way through Kyoto's famed Nishiki Market, the heart of Kyoto cuisine, on this private 3-hour tour. Nishiki Market is home to some of Kyoto's top food purveyors and cookware shops. You'll meander the market with an English-speaking food...More

Food, Wine & Nightlife

Gion Walking Tour in Traditional Kimono

Walk around Kyoto’s historic geisha district, Gion, in a kimono during this 4-hour experience. Immerse yourself in Kyoto’s traditional culture. Meet your professional stylist and choose from a vast array of kimonos and accessories — your stylist will even create...More

Walking & Biking Tours

Samurai Performance in Kyoto

Kembu (sword performance), one of many Japanese traditional arts, demonstrates the culture of the samurai, a warrior class that ruled Japan for 700 years. Kembu masters who work to keep the spirit of samurai culture alive perform this 1-hour stage...More

Shows, Concerts & Sports

Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour With Yakatabune Lunch Cruise

Find yourself surrounded by scenic landscapes on this 5-hour walking tour and river cruise in Arashiyama, a top destination in Kyoto. After a ride on the JR (Japan Rail), start your morning stroll with an informative guide around the garden...More

Walking & Biking Tours

Uji Walking Tour with Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

Explore the historic city of Uji on this walking tour from Kyoto. Your informative guide will give you an introduction to this city known for its tea and to Japanese culture, by guiding you through the city's scenic neighborhoods, riverfront...More

Day Trips & Excursions

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Visit Hiroshima's most important historic sites on this 12-hour tour from Kyoto. After taking the bullet train from Kyoto Station, enjoy a boat ride to Miyajima. Your informative guide will show you to a great viewing spot for the majestic...More

Day Trips & Excursions

2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Kyoto Including Miyajima and Kurashiki

Visit top World Heritage sites in Miyajima, Hiroshima and Okayama on this 2-day guided from Kyoto. Marvel at the graceful red gate of Itsukushima Shrine, take in the UNESCO-listed Hiroshima Peace Memorial's Genbaku Dome and museum, stroll the historic streets...More

Multi-day & Extended Tours

Himeji Castle, Koko-en Garden and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Kyoto

Embark on a full-day walking tour to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Himeji Castle. You'll take public transportation from Kyoto to Hyogo with a guide to the Japanese national treasure for an informative stroll around the grounds. Afterward, you...More

Day Trips & Excursions

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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...More

Private & Custom Tours

Kappo Style Cooking Class

Japanese food is more than just sushi and teriyaki chicken. In fact, it’s a very diverse and delicious cuisine. Consider ‘kappo,’ a style of dining in which customers sit at a counter and order directly from the chef, who is...More

Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day

Create your own sightseeing itinerary on a private, customized tour of Kyoto. You’re accompanied via public transport to a few of the cultural capital’s 2,000 temples, shrines and other renowned landmarks like Fushimi Inari Shrine. Choose from among 17 UNESCO...More

Private & Custom Tours

Bento Box Cooking Class

It’s hard to get more traditional than the Japanese bento box. In a way, it’s the perfect meal: it might include an egg roll, rice, pickled vegetables, breaded chicken and even nourishing miso soup, each in its own section of...More

Food, Wine & Nightlife

Maiko Performance with Kaiseki Dinner in Kyoto

Witness the beauty and elegance of the lovely ‘maiko’ (apprentice geishas, or ‘geiko’) at Gion Hatanaka during an exquisite 2-hour evening of culture, entertainment and delicious food. Enjoy unlimited drinks with specialty, Kyoto-style ‘kaiseki’ cuisine, which incorporates traditional cooking methods...More

Shows, Concerts & Sports

Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple

Discover tranquil temples, Imperial palaces and ancient shrines on this 9-hour full-day Kyoto sightseeing tour. Explore top city attractions such as Nijo Castle and the ornate gardens of Kinkakuji Temple. Visit the Kiyomizu Temple and the Kyoto Imperial Palace, once...More

Tours & Sightseeing

Kyoto Morning Tour - Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace including Lunch

Enjoy the sights of Kyoto on this morning tour. Visit Nijo Castle, marvel at the gold covered Kinkakuji Temple - Golden Pavilion, walk through Kyoto Imperial Palace - The emperor's residence until 1868 and enjoy buffet lunch at the Kyoto...More

Tours & Sightseeing

Arashiyama and Sagano Morning Walking Tour

Stroll through dense bamboo groves to hidden mountain temples and discover centuries of Japanese heritage on this 4-hour Arashiyama and Sagano walking tour. Explore the natural wilderness of the Sagano bamboo grove with your guide. Visit the ancient Tenryu-ji Temple...More

Walking & Biking Tours

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji, as well as Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then travel to Nara to visit World Heritage–listed...More

Day Trips & Excursions

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