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Kyoto Virtual Tour

Kyoto Virtual Tour

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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. Two friendly hosts 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 a few hours before the tour.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

Samurai School and Show in Kyoto: Samurai for a Day

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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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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

Hidden Kyoto E-Biking tour

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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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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto

Ramen Cooking Class at Ramen Factory in Kyoto

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Ramen is one of Japan’s most popular dishes—a noodle and broth soup, topped with various meat or vegetable combinations. On this tour, learn how to make ramen from scratch at a local ramen factory, including making the noodles, mixing the soup, and adding the toppings. Finish by enjoying your delicious bowl of home-cooked ramen. The factory is also Halal-certified and vegetarian and vegan options are available on request.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods and scenic parklands are ideal for exploring by bike. On this tour, save time by cycling around the city and visit five of Kyoto’s most popular attractions in one day. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Pavilion and the Kiyomizu Temple; pose for photos by the red torri gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine; and hop off to stroll around the Bamboo Forest and explore the geisha district.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Osaka Cooking Class

Osaka Cooking Class

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Discover the culinary traditions of Japan in Osaka, one of Japan’s best food cities, during this small-group cooking lesson. Learn the preparation methods for popular Japanese dishes including green tea, takoyaki (fried balls of wheat flour and octopus), okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), and miso soup. Expand your Japanese cuisine knowledge, and best of all, you get to eat your creations when you’re finished. This small-group course, limited to just eight participants, also includes a guide, a cooking instructor, and an optional sake and beer tasting.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto

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

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Take a deep dive into traditional Japanese culture and history during this full-day trip to Kyoto and Nara from the center of Kyoto or Osaka. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and admire the beautiful grounds of the Kinkaku-ji temple. Then head to Nara and see the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple pickup points and lunch upgrade options are available.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ramen workshop in beautiful Gion

Ramen workshop in beautiful Gion

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Ramen is one of the world’s most popular meals, but few people have mastered the art of home-cooked noodles. During this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare the perfect bowl of soupy ramen, from blending ingredients to cutting the noodles using hand-forged Japanese knives. After you’ve mastered the basics, sample your freshly prepared meal, along with ginger chicken and salad. Workshops include a complimentary craft cocktail.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

Guided Tour + Samurai & Ninja Experience

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Fans of samurai and ninja history won’t want to miss wielding a real katana sword while in Kyoto. From the Heian period through the collapse of the Tokugawa shogunate, samurai and ninja roamed Kyoto’s streets. Get an immersive tour of these heroes’ history as a professional guide leads you through the Samurai and Ninja Museum. Your hands-on experience includes wearing samurai armor, wielding katana and ninja stars, and posing with replica swords.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Sushi Cooking Class in Osaka

Sushi Cooking Class in Osaka

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Learn to roll sushi like a pro during this sushi-making class in Osaka that includes dinner. Get a hands-on introduction to the art of sushi from a professional instructor, then sit down to enjoy your creations, along with other Japanese snacks. This personalized sushi course, limited to just eight participants, offers upgrade options to sample Japanese sake and beer.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$117.79
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Gion Photography Tour in Kyoto

Gion Photography Tour in Kyoto

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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

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Take a deep-dive into Japanese culture and experience Osaka like a local on this evening walking tour. Join your Japanese-Australian guide, Andy, to explore the city’s historic districts, including the former ghetto and the Red Light district. Learn about Osaka’s history, heritage, and local traditions; venture down the backstreets to visit quirky sites often missed by travelers; and sample traditional street foods. Upgrade to include a delicious dinner of typical ‘kushikatsu’ cuisine.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.87
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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

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Kyoto's bamboo forest is one of the city's most visited sites but you can avoid the crowds by joining the early morning bicycle tour. Enjoy the forest and temples at their most serene and also venture to a few off-the-beaten-path spots nearby.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Kyoto

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Discover the history and religions of ancient Japan during this full-day exploration of Kyoto and Nara. See Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinkaku-ji and Nijo Castle, along with its Imperial Palace. Then drive from Kyoto to Nara to explore its own World Heritage Site, Todai-ji Temple (including Great Buddha Hall), plus Kasuga Shrine. You also visit Nara’s deer park and sample a Japanese and Western-style meal for lunch. Your Nara and Kyoto visit also includes a guide, coach transport, and all entrance fees.
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  • 11 hours
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Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto

Beautiful Photography Tour in Kyoto

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In this tour, I will capture the best moments of your trip in Kyoto. The tour route is Hanami-koji⇒Yasuikonpira Shrine⇒Ishibekoji⇒Maruyama park. The main reason why you should choose this tour is that I'm not only good at taking beautiful photos of you, but also I'm very familiar to these area so I will take you to the hidden and secret spots that are less crowd, and do photo session there. I'm very good at taking photos of solo-portrait, couple, honeymoon and family. I will take photos of you one by one, group by group. So I would like you to wait for minutes while I take photos for another group. I will suggest spots, poses, and angles. But you can also tell me your preference. After tour, I will send the photos by data via Email on the SAME DAY or NEXT DAY of the tour. In addition, I will also tell you about local culture, good spots for food and fun, and some tips that help you enjoy Japan more. I will really do my best to capture the beautiful moment of you into the photography.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

Kyoto Sushi-Making Class

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Become a sushi chef for the day, and then enjoy your creations for dinner, during this small-group, 90 minute sushi-making lesson with instructor in Kyoto. Join your professional instructor inside a traditional Japanese townhouse as you immerse yourself in the techniques for 'makizushi,' a rolled form of sushi made with dried seaweed. After a short demo, try your hand at making this uniquely Japanese cuisine, using your choice of ingredients. This small group class, limited to no more than 7 guests, also includes an English-speaking guide to help with translation.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$70.26
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Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

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Osaka is a convenient base from which to explore the rest of Japan. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kyoto with ease on a hassle-free day trip from Osaka, the ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time. You’ll experience a romantic train ride to Sagano, home to Arashiyama Park, and tick off the vivid Fushimi Inari Shrine without the hassle of traveling between landmarks alone.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

Fushimi Inari Hidden Hiking Tour

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-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!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

Samurai Sword Experience Tameshigiri at Samurai and Ninja Museum Kyoto

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There are many samurai-themed attractions in Kyoto but this tour lets you feel like a real samurai. Wear traditional clothing or armor and use a real samurai sword to cut tatami mats—a traditional way of testing sharpness and swordmanship.
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  • 1 hour
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$88.43
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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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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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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto

Nara Afternoon Tour - Todaiji Temple and Deer Park from Kyoto

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Discover the historic environs of Nara, ancient capital of Japan, as you explore Buddhist temples, shrines and the famous Nara deer park on this excursion from Kyoto. Visit Todaji Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan and home to the country’s largest Buddha statue, before seeing Kasuga Shrine, which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns. Then stop by Nara Park, a 1,250-acre reserve that’s home to more than 1,000 free-roaming deer. Your Nara excursion also includes pickup from select Kyoto hotels, a guide and all entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
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Eat, Drink, Cycle: Osaka Food and Bike Tour

Eat, Drink, Cycle: Osaka Food and Bike Tour

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Bike tours and food crawls are two much-loved traveler favorites—here’s your chance to combine both. Hop your own set of wheels and follow a private guide on the trail of Osaka’s most delectable food specialties. Stop to take in classic attractions, including Japan’s oldest temple, as you cruise between multiple stops, from a locally-run sushi shop to a bustling market for a bite of grilled wagyu beef.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.37
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Biwako Valley Ski Resort Round-Trip Transport from Osaka

Biwako Valley Ski Resort Round-Trip Transport from Osaka

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Spend a day in the snowy peaks around Biwako Valley ski resort in Shiga Prefecture. This round-trip transport option lets you travel from the city of Osaka with ease, freeing up your day to focus on sledging, skiing, snowboarding, without worrying about the logistics. Choose between a day-long lift pass or a meal voucher to spend in the resort when you board your coach.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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