Enjoy Touring Kyoto with a Knowledgeable Guide!

Explore the wonderful area of Kyoto: See the must-see spots and discover the hidden gems with the help of a friendly local.

Kyoto is commonly known as the prime location for traditional experiences, historical sites, and cultural depth. Long in the past, it preceded Tokyo as the capital of Japan. With these tours you'll be able to do things like exploring ancient shrines and temples, sample local delicacies and street food at Nishiki market, stroll along the Kamogawa River, or hike up Mt. Kifune. Wherever you go, you'll be immersed in history and authenticity.

Best Tours in Kyoto

Discover the top tours in Kyoto with Japan Wonder Travel to make your trip an unforgettable experience.

🌟 Kyoto Maiko & Geisha Performance and Cultural Walking Tour in Gion

There are many icons that symbolize Japan inherently, and of those are Geisha, or Geiko as they're known in Kyoto. Take a trip to Gion and stroll through its traditional streets and see a Geiko & Maiko performance, all with the help of a local guide.

This small-group tour is the perfect gateway to experiencing part of Japan's ancient heritage in depth. Not only will you witness a graceful performance, but you'll also learn about Geiko and their diligent lifestyle and transition from Maiko (apprentice Geiko) as well as the overall history of the practice and area. the first half of the experience will be walking through the streets of Gion while your guide explains significant information about the area and the Geiko practice, and the second half will be held in a private house where you'll be welcomed by Maiko and Geiko with a light refreshment and incredible performance.

Time

Price

What's Included

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

from ¥16,000

English Guide, Maiko and
Geisha performance, Matcha green tea experience

🍡🍶 Kyoto Food and Drink Tours

We all know that street food can be some of the best out there, and usually for a steal! Nishiki Market is a great place to try Kyoto's local street food and drinks. this tour not only takes you through this bustling area, but also through the historic Geisha district of Gion, Pontocho Alley, and the relaxing Kamogawa river. This is a fun, tasty, and informative experience through the heart of Kyoto.

Arashiyama is the Jewel of Kyoto. This bamboo forest, the largest in the world, may very well be your reason to at least stop in Kyoto. Rest assured that, just like Nishiki market, you'll have a friendly, informative guide to help you learn about the area and get some great bites and sips along the way!

Location

Time

Price

Nishiki Market

10:30 am - 1:30 pm (3 hours)

from ¥14,500

Arashiyama

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

from ¥14,500

💭✅ Kyoto Private Highlights Tours

Do Kyoto the way you want with this customizable tour! Hit all the spots you want with the added bonus of questions answered any time you want and peace of mind. Let the professional guide make any hassle disappear and teach you about all the incredible surroundings! It's worth noting that Kyoto is indeed popular, amassing 85 million visitors- having a guide will certainly make this much more navigable.

Itinerary (Example)

Duration

Rate

Option 1

9:00 am: Hotel Pickup
- Kinkakuji (Golden Temple)
- Gion (Geisha District)
- Kiyomizu Temple
5:00 pm: Finish

8 Hours

from ¥66,000 (per group)

Option 2

9:00 am: Hotel Pickup
- Kinkakuji (Golden Temple)
- Arashiyama
(Tenryuji Temple and
the bamboo forest)
- Fushimi Inari Shrine
- Kiyomizu Temple
- Gion (Geisha District)
7:00 pm: Finish

10 Hours

from ¥83,000 (per group)

Option 3

9:00 am/1:00 pm:
Hotel Pickup
- Fushimi Inari Shrine
- Kiyomizu Temple
1:00 pm/5:00 pm: Finish

4 Hours

from ¥38,500 (per group)

⛰️ Kurama & Kibune Private Trekking Tour in the Sacred Forest

If you're a fan of hiking, you have to check out our Mt. Kurama experience. This sacred mountain north of Kyoto is known for its spiritual significance and is dotted with several shrines and temples. An old, spiritual energy from centuries of worship seems to emanate from the mountain, creating a serene experience. Once summited, we will head back down and to the town of Kibune, known for its riverside restaurants- which of course we will indulge in. After that, we'll head to the Shrine of Love to happily conclude the tour.

Hours

Price

Itinerary

7 Hours

from ¥38,500 (per group)

9:00 am: Hotel Pickup
- Take a mountain train
to Kurama.
- Hike to the top of the
mountain through one of the most significant paths
of spiritual energy,
the Kurama Temple
- Lunch in Kibune
- Visit the Kibune Shrine
(the shrine of love)
- Return to the central Kyoto
4:00 pm: Finish

🦌 Kyoto Day Trip Tours 🍃

Kyoto is filled with things to do, without a doubt! If you've set up camp there, then you may want to consider these other customizable day trips easily done from Kyoto!

Nara is, as you may know, the place with the deer. This surreal experience is one you absolutely cannot miss! Everyone in Japan seems to be polite, even the animals! These deer will actually bow to you for a snack. That is not Nara's only strong point: the massive Todaiji temple speaks for itself, but what may be lesser known about Nara is its incredible history- stemming back to the first official capital of Japan, not to mention all the other great spots and historical facts.

You can't possibly be in the Kansai region without visiting Japan's 2nd biggest city: Osaka! With a similarly bustling city vibe like Tokyo complete with great nightlife, chopping, and the nation's best food, Osaka is a mecca you can't pass up. Be sure to inquire about the coolest things to do, surely one day won't be enough.

Hiroshima is a very significant city in Japan due to its history in WWII. there are 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites here, one being the famous Genbaku Dome, the building still standing after devastation, and the other is Miyajima where you can see a beautiful floating torii in the sea. Hiroshima is not only a symbol of Japan's history, but it's also an impressive feat of reconstruction and thus a remarkably modern city. Hiroshima boasts a wide variety of experiences, you'll be impressed and moved by each.

When you hear Kobe, you might automatically think of basketball or beef. If you don't, then you should know that Kobe is famous for its Wagyu (Japanese beef)! so many words can be used to describe this incredible delicacy, so we leave it to you to choose them. While Kobe boasts arguably the best beef in the world, it's also full of other food to eat, places to go, and sights to see.

Location

Time

Price

Nara

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours)

from ¥66,000

Osaka

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours)

from ¥66,000

Hiroshima

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(7 hours)

from ¥66,000

Kobe

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(7 hours)

from ¥66,000

⛩️ Why you should join our tours in Kyoto

Exploring Kyoto is more daunting of an adventure than you might imagine! While the city itself is well prepared to accommodate foreign guests, that doesn't mean every spot, every location, and certainly every person you might meet maintains the same level of English. And, it's important to note that it's hard to access any places that might be off the tourist path without someone to interpret, let alone understand the meaning and importance of your surroundings. Kyoto also seems to attract considerably massive crowds, having a leader to get you through is a great relief. You'll undoubtedly be able to add value to every destination, meal, or other experience. By having guidance, interpretation, and a genuine helpful attitude of a local, we are sure that you'll be left with lasting memories of in depth experiences here in Tokyo.

We at Japan Wonder Travel are a team of passionate, seasoned travelers who love to explore and help guests discover meaningful experiences. With our expertise combined with our excitement, it's easy to assure your Tokyo adventure will be nothing short of remarkable.

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