We found 23 things to do in Kyoto! The ancient city of Kyoto was the capital of Imperial Japan for over a thousand years, and is still one of the most important cities in the country. Where the rest of the Japanese urban landscapes have become incredibly modernized, Kyoto remains true to its heritage, and remains is a sightseeing traveler's delight, with ancient shrines, a unique culture, and beautiful views.

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Kyoto in One Day - Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji, Imperial Palace, Heian Jingu Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera

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Kyoto in One Day - Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji, Imperial Palace, Heian Jingu Shrine and Kiyomizu-dera

Explore Kyoto, learn about its history and visit its most beautiful sights! Nijo Castle, the Kyoto I...

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Kyoto and Nara in One Day

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Kyoto and Nara in One Day

See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara, all in one day! Enjoy this guided bus tour that give you the chance to visit the historical places and most beautiful sights of these two ancient cities.

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Kyoto Morning Tour - Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple and Imperial Palace

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Kyoto Morning Tour - Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple and Imperial Palace

This morning tour of Kyoto includes the chance to visit most Kyoto's most beautiful sights! Experience Japan's former capital, and immerse yourself in Japanese history.

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Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Kyoto

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Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Kyoto

Take an English guided tour around Hiroshima and Miyajima from Kyoto! See the Itsukushima Jinja Shrine and walk through the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

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Kyoto Japanese Zen Gardens and Landscapes Small Group Walking Seminar

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Kyoto Japanese Zen Gardens and Landscapes Small Group Walking Seminar

Enjoy this small group tour of Kyoto's Zen gardens

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Kyoto Night Tour - Gion District, Tea Ceremony and Japanese Dinner

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Kyoto Night Tour - Gion District, Tea Ceremony and Japanese Dinner

Experience the traditions of Japan firsthand! Have a traditional dinner with tea ceremony, and watch a special performance of the Japanese arts.

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Nara Afternoon

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Nara Afternoon

Travel from Kyoto to Nara by bus and see the great sights Nara has to offer! The Todaji Temple, Nara Deer Park and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine are some of the places you'll have the opportunity to visit.

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Tours around Nara

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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Heian Jingu Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangen-do Temple

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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Heian Jingu Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Sanjusangen-do Temple

Visit some of Kyoto's most exquisite landmarks on this afternoon tour! Immerse yourself in history and old world grandeur.

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Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour

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Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama Walking Tour

Take short train ride from Kyoto and bathe yourself in the rural atmosphere of Saga-Arashiyama. This tour is especially good during cherry blossom season and in the autumn.

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Kyoto Maiko Dinner

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Kyoto Maiko Dinner

Grab this rare chance to meet Maiko, the celebrated entertainers of Japan's past.

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Night Tours in Kyoto

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Hiroshima and Kurashiki 2 Days from Kyoto

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Hiroshima and Kurashiki 2 Days from Kyoto

Take this special 2-day package to Hiroshima and Kurashiki!

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Takayama Express, Shirakawago and Kanazawa 3-Day One Way Tour

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Takayama Express, Shirakawago and Kanazawa 3-Day One Way Tour

Take a trip that gives you a little peace and quiet in the Japanese countryside. This three day pack...

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Kyoto, Japan

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Kyoto Cycling Tour - Small Group Tour

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Kyoto Cycling Tour - Small Group Tour

Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto. Learn about the city's history at Heian-Jingu Shrine and st...

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Kyoto Culture Small Group Tour - Fushimi Inari Shine, Tofuku-ji and Gion

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Kyoto Culture Small Group Tour - Fushimi Inari Shine, Tofuku-ji and Gion

Walk through corridors of bright-red torii gates. Spot the thousands of fox statues in the Fushimi I...

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Takayama Express, Shirakawago and Kanazawa 3-Day Round Trip Tour

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Takayama Express, Shirakawago and Kanazawa 3-Day Round Trip Tour

Take a trip that gives you a little peace and quiet in the Japanese countryside. Travel from Kyoto to Takayama and visit Shirakawago and Kanazawa.

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Osaka Day Trip from Kyoto with Osaka Castle and Floating Garden Observatory

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Osaka Day Trip from Kyoto with Osaka Castle and Floating Garden Observatory

Get a grand view of Osaka from the Aerial Garden Observatory on the 40th floor, visit Osaka Castle a...

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Kyoto Morning and Craft

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Kyoto Morning and Craft

This tour combines a guided sightseeing trip to some of Kyoto's famous landmarks with a chance to make your own traditional crafts.

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Kyoto Japanese Zen Gardens and Landscapes Private Walking Seminar

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Kyoto Japanese Zen Gardens and Landscapes Private Walking Seminar

Enjoy this private walking tour of Kyoto's Zen gardens

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Kyoto Ginkaku-ji Temple Tour with Philosopher's Walk and Tea Ceremony

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Kyoto Ginkaku-ji Temple Tour with Philosopher's Walk and Tea Ceremony

Visit Kyoto's UNESCO World Heritage Site Ginkaku-ji, take a walk along the Path of Philosophy, experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony then stroll around the famed maiko district of Gion.

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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Walking Tour from Kyoto

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Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge Walking Tour from Kyoto

Discover Japan's majestic treasures on a fascinating walking tour around Himeji and Kobe from Kyoto....

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Kobe Sightseeing and Nada Sake Brewery Walking Tour from Kyoto

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Kobe Sightseeing and Nada Sake Brewery Walking Tour from Kyoto

Discover the wonders of Kobe on a full-day walking tour from Kyoto! Prepare to be amazed with one of...

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Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sake Tasting Tour

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Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sake Tasting Tour

Discover two of Kyoto's notable landmarks on a walking tour! Visit one of Fushimi's largest sake breweries. Walk through the iconic bright red gates of one of the famous Shinto shrines in Japan.

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Gion Walking Tour with Kimono Experience

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Gion Walking Tour with Kimono Experience

Immerse yourself into Kyoto's fascinating culture by walking around its historic geisha district in a traditional kimono!

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About Kyoto
The ancient city of Kyoto was the capital of Imperial Japan for over a thousand years, and is still one of the most important cities in the country. Where the rest of the Japanese urban landscapes have become incredibly modernized, Kyoto remains true to its heritage, and remains is a sightseeing traveler's delight, with ancient shrines, a unique culture, and beautiful views. Travel to this historic Japanese city now with our Kyoto tours and activities.

Quickly experience the best that Kyoto has to offer with a Kyoto in One Day tour. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Nijo Castle, where the Tokugawa clan's leader resided, and Kinkaku-ji, an incredible Japanese garden. Walk through the Imperial Palace, where the Imperial Family of Japan once resided, and Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden edifice in Japan famous for its 1,001 statues of the bodhisvatta deity, Kannon. Have a Japanese-styled lunch during the trip to replenish your energy.

Enjoy the tranquil beauty of Kyoto with a tour through the Zen gardens and landscapes. Witness the ancient Japanese artform of landscape design on a three-hour walking seminar hosted by docents, or scholars with advanced degrees in their fields. Take in the beautiful views of architecture like the Mirror Pond, which completely reflects the pavilion and represents the use of water and stone in landsacep architecture. Marvel at the Karesansui Garden and Ninna-ji. Learn more about the philosophy and culture of the Japanese through how they designed the places they lived in.

Watch Kyoto transform into a different world with a night tour, where the hustle and bustle of the city give way to a more tranquil evening setting. Start at a traditional Japanese inn, where you can participate in an authentic tea ceremony, before having a candlelit Zen dinner that is designed to provide a great nutritional balance. Stroll down the Gion Historical Preservation District and see ochoyas, or traditional Japanese tea houses with performances of Maiko and Geiko. Witness performances from old Japan such as Noh and Bunraku. Learn more about the tea ceremony, and marvel at the Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana.

Leave the city limits and enjoy the natural beauty of Sagano Bamboo Grove and Arashiyama. Immerse yourself in a rural atmosphere and walk through a beautiful bamboo grove, visiting Zen temples as you proceed, including a trip to Tenryuji, considered the best temple in all Kyoto. Go to Togetsu Bridge, a great landmark of Saga-Arashiyama, and visit shops and cafes.
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