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Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion)
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Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion) Tours and Tickets

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Beneath the verdant canopy of the eastern mountains, Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion is among the most visited of Kyoto’s UNESCO-listed temples and renowned for its idyllic gardens. Built in 1482 by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, legend dictates that it was to be covered in silver in homage to Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion—a feat that was never realized.

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8:30am - 5pm Mar - Nov and 9am-4:30pm Dec - Feb
2 Ginkakujicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Kyoto Private Custom Walking & Sightseeing Tour

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Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize a half-day or full-day itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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$235.50
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$235.50
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Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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Explore Kyoto, one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, accompanied by one of our government-licensed, experienced multilingual guides, who will help you efficiently enjoy a four-hour tour, introducing both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient city. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, or anywhere else at your convenience, and will take you to a number of Kyoto's famous spots. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will arrange a tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.00
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$77.00
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Self-Guided Audio Tour

Kyoto Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Kyoto Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and locations; skip the content that doesn't interest you and listen longer with content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps, Audio guide can be listen it on online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one which you’re more comfortable with. • It is one of the best option with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions, No worries we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
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$5.00
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$5.00

KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

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This full-day private tour makes it easy for cruise-ship passengers, or other travelers short on time, to see both Kyoto and Nara in one day. You’ll be picked up in Kobe and taken first to Nara. Spend time in UNESCO-listed Nara Park, with its temples and numerous deer. Continue to Kyoto, where you can visit the Gion district, the Imperial Palace, ancient temples and shrines, and more.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$755.19
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$755.19
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KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

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Enjoy the convenience of a guided tour without having to squeeze onto a bus with strangers on this private, customizable tour in a modern Land Rover vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel you’ll have a full day to explore beautiful Kyoto. Choose your sights and activities to suit your needs, but the itinerary could include Gion, Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji, and other historic and cultural highlights.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$647.59
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$647.59
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The right way to know Kyoto

The right way to know Kyoto

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Get more out of your time in Kyoto by joining a private tour with a scholarly guide who is an expert in Japanese culture and history. This private tour is customizable to suit your interests but usually includes the city’s main highlights: Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji (the Golden and Silver Temples), Kiyomizu-dera, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, and more. Learn more than you would touring independently.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$373.55
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$373.55
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KYOTO & NARA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

Enjoy the convenience of a guided tour of Kyoto and Nara without having to squeeze onto a bus with strangers on this private, customizable tour in a comfortable Land Rover. Choose what you want to see and do to suit your interests, but the itinerary could include Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji, and more. The tour departs from Kobe.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$671.28
per group
From
$671.28
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KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

KYOTO Walking Tour [Customize Your Itinerary]

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Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private tour guide for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling with the tour guide. Please feel free to reach our team and tour guide for recommendation at any time. ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$335.64
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$335.64
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KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota HIACE 2019 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota Hiace 2019 and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$755.19
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$755.19
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Silver Pavilion Ginkaku-ji Temple Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Silver Pavilion Ginkaku-ji Temple Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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Enhance your visit to the UNESCO-listed Silver Pavilion—Ginkaku-ji Temple by discovering its history and top features with a guide. You’ll learn about its link to Higashiyama culture, and the life of the art-obsessed shogun who lived there. It’s a great way to find out more Japan’s ancient traditions, including the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Noh theater, and poetry.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.74
Price varies by group size
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$19.74
Price varies by group size

KYOTO & OSAKA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Land Rover Discovery Sport 2018 and English Speaking Driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the car. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$671.28
per group
From
$671.28
per group

KYOTO By Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO By Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Coaster/Microbus and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,295.17
per group
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$1,295.17
per group

Traditional Kyoto Full-Day Bike Tour and Optional Sake Tasting

Traditional Kyoto Full-Day Bike Tour and Optional Sake Tasting

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During this full-day bike tour, you will learn about the most important aspects of the traditional culture of Kyoto, from Buddhist Zen temples, Shinto shrines to the geisha districts of Gion and Miyagawacho. You can experience both nature and culture in abundance. We move with our bikes on car-free trails and narrow lanes with little traffic. You can expect an impressive and extremely varied tour with many impressions that can only be experienced by bike. Let an expert for Japanese culture introduce you to the cultural background. Total distance is about 17 km on flat terrain with trekking or e-bikes in different sizes.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.70
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$84.70

Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Kyoto Palaces and Temples

Full-Day Private Guided Tour to Kyoto Palaces and Temples

Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Its first name was “Heian-kyo”, the capital of peace and tranquility. Today, the city has kept its splendor. Imperial, military and religious palaces were built over the century and now crisscross it. It goes without saying and everyone knows it… Kyoto is a must to visit. And here we go!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.43
per group
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$197.43
per group

KYOTO & OSAKA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Toyota COASTER/MICROBUS and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,295.17
per group
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$1,295.17
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Kyoto Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour

Kyoto Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour

Traditional and historical Japanese gardens are best sites to see Japanese aesthetics. Both artistic landscape gardens with seasonal plants and dry landscape gardens at Zen temples help you get relaxed for meditation. Visiting various styled gardens and experiencing traditional Japanese spirits which are represented in plants, rocks, and total design. Our government-licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day private tour of the best Japanese gardens in Kyoto. Select gardens from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. In addition to gardens, you may also choose any famous site in Kyoto for a truly memorable experience! National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.25
Price varies by group size
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$96.25
Price varies by group size

KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & OSAKA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & OSAKA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota COMMUTER and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & OSAKA>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$890.43
per group
From
$890.43
per group

KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Toyota COMMUTER and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$890.43
per group
From
$890.43
per group

KYOTO & NARA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO & NARA by Coaster/Microbus Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO & NARA allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Toyota Coaster/Microbus and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO & NARA >>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$1,295.17
per group
From
$1,295.17
per group

KYOTO by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

KYOTO by Minivan Toyota COMMUTER Customize Your Itinerary

Private VIP Tour in KYOTO allows you to “Customize Your Itinerary” to fit your specific travel expectations. You have your own private Minivan Commuter and English speaking driver for approximately 8 hours. Our team assists you to manage the tour, give recommendations, make reservations and check information. <<< You customize your own Day Trip in KYOTO>>> STEP1: We propose list of famous destinations while you share with us your travel desires and special requests. STEP2: With careful communication and planning, we share and exchange our draft detailed itinerary. STEP3: We revise/finalize the itinerary. ***You can always change the itinerary even on the day while traveling on the van. Please feel free to reach our team and driver for recommendation at any time. ***Extra 1 ~ 2 hours will be given for free only in case of heavy traffic jam and unexpected delay(s). ***Extra charges will be applied for over time service.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$890.43
per group
From
$890.43
per group

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Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion) hours of operation: 8:30am - 5pm Mar - Nov and 9am-4:30pm Dec - Feb. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.