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Located in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto, Tenryu-ji Temple is one of the five great temples of Kyoto. Make a stop at this sprawling Zen temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates from the 14th century, to experience its traditional Japanese landscape garden.

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68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, 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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$157.00
per group
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$157.00
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

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Spend some time getting acquainted with the food and culture of two historically important and beautiful districts of Kyoto on this guided walking tour. Stroll over the ninth-century Togetsukyo bridge and make stops to sample local snacks. After a visit to the 14th-century Tenryu-ji temple, head to a beautiful bamboo garden and indulge in some traditional Japanese sweets. This tour of Arashiyama and Sagano is a great way to get to know Kyoto.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$110.70
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$110.70

Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama Insider Walking Tour

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-Immerse yourself in solitude in the mesmerizing nature of Arashiyama. Saga-Toriimoto district is a national preservation district where you feel like you are stepping into the past. Our local guide will explain the history and culture of the area. -Visit the world famous, must-visit bamboo grove and Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO world heritage and immerse yourself in it's rich history. Afterwards we will enter through more well-known spots in Saga-Arashiyama, visiting UNESCO world heritage temples and the very famous bamboo grove. -Indulge in an authentically traditional meal, and learn with your palate the rich food culture of Kyoto. After walking and visiting the temple, you must be ready for lunch! let's have beautiful Kyoto-style lunch! 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.48
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$83.48

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Small Group)

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Small Group)

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Get away from the crowds and spend a wonderful day in Arashiyama which will undoubtedly stand out in your mind as you think back to your time here in Kyoto. With a small group of 7 members or less you are ensured an authentic and intimate experience. We begin with a morning stroll through the lush garden of one of Japan’s first Zen temples dating back over 1,000 years. We then head into the foothills and as we peacefully stroll back to town we visit twelve hundred stone Buddhas on a hillside, an Edo period cafe, an ancient burial ground, a temple founded by two former geisha, a working pottery studio, the villa of a silent film actor, a majestic bamboo grove, and the "shrine of love'. All this as we browse shops filled with handmade goods and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Important Note: Each guest is required to bring an additional 5,500 yen (cash) for admission tickets and lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.27
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$72.27

Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

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Explore the sights of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari on this full-day, private minivan tour based out of Osaka. In Arashiyama, you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tenryuji, known for its beautiful architecture, gorgeous classic gardens, and lovely vistas. Then it's on to the world famous bamboo grove. Picture time! Afterwards, we slip away to the quiet, rarefied environs of the Okochi Sanso estate for gardens, architecture, and a matcha tea break too. Much more to see and stroll about in Arashimaya before we head to the awe-inspiring, ever-popular Fushimi Inari, where thousands of red gates ("torii") snake up the mountain. We'll talk about the significance and sites as we make our way up the holy pathway, but it's a private tour, so we only go as high as you want! While not included, we are happy to suggest a lunch stop along the way. This tour can be customized, so do feel free to consult with us if you've something special in mind that we don't cover on the standard tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$510.00
per group
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$510.00
per group

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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$77.70
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$77.70

Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour. See the tranquil Kiyomizu Temple amid its verdant surroundings; absorb the Imperial majesty of Kyoto Imperial Palace; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Behold the beguiling beauty of the Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine and enrich your knowledge of Kyoto’s rich historical heritage with commentary from an informative guide. Moderate levels of fitness are advisable for this tour, on which a lot of walking occurs.
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  • 10 hours
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$140.94
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$140.94

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

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Discover the Zen gardens, colorful temples, and ancient shrines of Kyoto on this small-group walking tour that’s limited to just 12 participants. Experience the elegant architecture and religious monuments of this historic Japanese city, once the imperial capital, as you join a guide on visits to the Gion Geisha district, Tofukuji Temple, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.90
Price varies by group size
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$75.90
Price varies by group size

Gion Walking Tour by Night

Gion Walking Tour by Night

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Discover Kyoto’s magical Gion district, which is known for being the city’s Geisha area. Don't worry about language barriers, as a guide is there to help you translate and explain the difference between maiko, geiko, and other Japanese words. The unmarked narrow streets of Gion can make it easy to get lost at night, but this is not a problem with a guide to navigate and lead the way. Upgrade to a longer, private tour for a closer look at Geisha culture.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.81
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$11.81
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Explore Kyoto, one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, accompanied by one of our nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guides, who will help you efficiently enjoy a six-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 Nationally-licensed Tour 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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$118.72
Price varies by group size
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$118.72
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Explore Kyoto, one of Japan's most popular tourist destinations, accompanied by one of our nationally-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 Nationally-licensed Tour 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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$90.34
Price varies by group size
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$90.34
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Half-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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If you are staying in Osaka but would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this Kyoto tour is for you! Our nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently spend a half-day, four-hour tour exploring Kyoto, introducing both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient city. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Osaka, 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 Nationally-licensed Tour 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 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.34
Price varies by group size
From
$90.34
Price varies by group size

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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Accompanied by a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual guide, explore the area of Arashiyama and Sagano, where aristocrats once unwound in their villas more than 1,000 years ago. The highlights of this tour include the scenic countryside views from Togetsukyo bridge; Tenryu-ji temple with its beautiful traditional gardens; the enchanting world from within the Bamboo Grove; and Jojakko-ji Temple with its breathtaking green moss. During the tour you will also visit some secret spots unfamiliar to the usual tourists. Enjoy the walk and delicious food while learning about Japanese culture and history. Our guides are looking forward to arranging 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 Nationally-licensed Tour 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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$85.48
Price varies by group size
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$85.48
Price varies by group size

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private)

Kyoto: Descending Arashiyama (Private)

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Get away from the crowds and spend a wonderful day in Arashiyama which will undoubtedly stand out in your mind as you think back to your time here in Kyoto. We begin with a relaxing morning stroll through the lush garden of one of Japan’s first Zen temples dating back over 1,000 years. We then head into the foothills and as we peacefully stroll back to town we visit twelve hundred stone Buddhas on a hillside, an Edo period cafe, an ancient burial ground, a temple founded by two former geisha, a working pottery studio, the villa of a silent film actor, a majestic bamboo grove, and the "shrine of love'. All this as we browse shops filled with handmade goods and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Important Note: Each guest is required to bring an additional 5,500 yen (cash) for admission tickets and lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$426.24
per group
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$426.24
per group

[Virtual Tour] Zoom Viewing Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Highlight Tour

[Virtual Tour] Zoom Viewing Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Highlight Tour

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On this virtual tour, experience sightseeing in the Arashiyama and Sagano areas of Kyoto, one of the popular sightseeing regions of Japan, from the comfort of your own home. This virtual tour is led by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter in real time. In order to make it so that participating customers feel as if they are strolling around, you will be shown pre-recorded tour footage while a knowledgeable National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter with a hospitable heart provides explanations for sightseeing spots and Japanese culture. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mention them to the guide right then and there! This virtual tour is modeled after a walking tour. In addition to that, there will be an introduction to Japan's unique culture via Buddhist vegetarian cuisine and bamboo craftwork, and more, providing for a lot of content.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.88
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$19.88

Private Kyoto Arashiyama Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Kyoto Arashiyama Custom Half-Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Experience a more natural, idyllic, side of Japan during this 4-hour private excursion to the Arashiyama area in western Kyoto. Climb aboard your chartered limo, van or bus for an exploration of Arashiyama attractions like the historic Tenryu Temple, picturesque Togetsukyo Bridge and the tranquil Sagano Bamboo Groves. Best of all this trip is easily customized, allowing you to pick the attractions and itinerary that best meet your interests. A driver, round-trip transport from central Kyoto and private vehicle are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$329.12
per group
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$329.12
per group

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

Kyoto Arashiyama & Golden Pavilion One day Fulfilling Tour

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In this tour, you will enjoy Japanese nature including animals and landscape at the foot of Mt. Arashiyama which is located on the west side of Kyoto and famous for its scenic beauty. Once this district was open only to the nobles. Located not so far from central Kyoto, this natural environment has been very well maintained up to the present day. That’s why you can interact with wild monkeys very closely. In the afternoon, you will visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji Temple), one of the most famous Zen temples in Japan that you won’t forget for the rest of your life.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.48
Price varies by group size
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$126.48
Price varies by group size

The Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.

The Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.

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Discover Kyoto at it's most magical hour as the sun rises over Japan's historic treasure of a city. Take a magical walk through the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari shrine and visit a nearly empty temple, then onto the bamboo grove. This experience is perfect for those who naturally rise in the early morning, or for those who just want to have a unique experience and don't mind getting up early for it. It can also be an amazing way to take advantage of your jet lag! Along the way, we give you insights about Buddhism, Japanese garden design, history and more. We are also happy to help you with any questions you have about Kyoto or Japan and can even help you plan your days ahead. Beat the crowds on the Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$138.99
From
$138.99

Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Full-Day Private Tour (Osaka departure) with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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If you are staying in Osaka but would like to take some time out to enjoy some sights outside the big city, then this Kyoto tour is for you! Our nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently spend a full-day, six-hour tour exploring Kyoto, introducing both modern and traditional sides of this dynamic and ancient city. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Osaka, 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 Nationally-licensed Tour 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
From
$118.72
Price varies by group size
From
$118.72
Price varies by group size

Private Early Bird Tour of Kyoto!

Private Early Bird Tour of Kyoto!

Discover Kyoto at it's most magical hour as the sun rises over Japan's historic treasure of a city. Take a magical walk through the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari shrine and visit a nearly empty temple, then onto the bamboo grove. This experience is perfect for those who naturally rise in the early morning, or for those who just want to have a unique experience and don't mind getting up early for it. It can also be an amazing way to take advantage of your jet lag! Along the way, we give you insights about Buddhism, Japanese garden design, history and more. We are also happy to help you with any questions you have about Kyoto or Japan and can even help you plan your days ahead. Beat the crowds on the Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$185.32
From
$185.32

Exploring Kyoto - (Rakusei) Northwest

Exploring Kyoto - (Rakusei) Northwest

Delve into the top sights of Kyoto’s northwest (Rakusei) and central regions on this comprehensive private tour. Exploring the city with a guide saves you time navigating and researching, and it’s a great way to learn about Japanese history and culture. Top sights you’ll visit include Tenryu-ji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.19
per group
From
$255.19
per group

City Escape: Arashiyama Park Private Day Trip

City Escape: Arashiyama Park Private Day Trip

This is not a typical day trip; this is YOUR day trip! Step outside of Kyoto and go to Arashiyama Park for a fuller, more extensive experience by exploring the beauty of the region. Sit back and admire the views as you travel through beautiful scenery typical of the region. Make stops along the way to visit classic spots like Bamboo Grove, Tenryuji Temple and Monkey Park Iwatayama and of course, let’s not forget about the hidden gems your host has in store for you. They can’t wait to share some of their unique stories and let you connect with their culture in an enjoyable and inspiring way. So get ready and enjoy the ride! Withlocals City Escape Private Day Trip™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.63
Price varies by group size
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$200.63
Price varies by group size

Discover your Kyoto -Kyoto Walking Tour-

Discover your Kyoto -Kyoto Walking Tour-

In a day you will be able to visit the historical places of Kyoto. Kyoto has a different atmosphere from Tokyo and you can feel it by the historical vibes and the local people. Come and discovery Kyoto for its beauty with this tour, we are sure that it will be a travel you won't forget. Spots to visit 1.Nijo Castle A UNESCO World Hertiage Site, Nijo Castle was castle that was built for the first shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu who ruled Japan from 1603-1616. 2.Kinkakuji A Zen Temple whose top two floor is covered in gold leaf overlooking a large pond. Though its standing majestically now, this temple has been burned numerous time in the past. 3.Arashiyama A popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto, the biggest reason for its popularity is due to the beautiful scenery that changes by the season. 4.Tenryuji Temple/Bamboo Forest Here in this mesmerizing forest is the Tenryuji Temple, a temple which was originally built in 1339 by the ruling shogun Ashikaga Takauji.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.95
Price varies by group size
From
$193.95
Price varies by group size

The Kyoto VIP Experience!

The Kyoto VIP Experience!

A fully customized experience for those who are used to the best of the very best. We go out of our way to make your day in Kyoto a very special one indeed. The itinerary in the description is just an idea. Upon booking, you will receive a questionnaire and then once we learn what really makes you tick as a traveller we get to work on planning the perfect day for you and those special to you.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$389.17
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$389.17

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Should I book Tenryu-ji Temple tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tenryu-ji Temple can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Tenryu-ji Temple 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Tenryu-ji Temple costs USD 11.81. Guided Tenryu-ji Temple tours start around USD 11.81 per person.
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