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How to Spend a Rainy Day in Kyoto

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Kyoto

Particularly during the fall and spring months, Kyoto is prone to downpours. However, a wealth of indoor attractions means that your day will be far from ruined if rain does strike. Here are some of the best places in Kyoto to stay dry during your vacation.

  • Ascend to the top of the tallest nonsteel structure in the world with a ticket to Kyoto Tower.
  • Master the art of Japanese cooking during a cooking class and tour of the covered Nishiki Market, known as Kyoto’s Kitchen.
  • Head inside Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle during a tour that reveals the rich history of each.
  • Learn about and sample Japan’s national beverage during a tasting tour of a sake brewery.
  • Take part in a traditional tea ceremony, followed by either a Japanese meal or cultural performance.
  • Spend the day soaking in the thermal waters of an onsen —upgrade to include a spa treatment such as a massage.
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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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If you’re visiting Japan for the first time, receive a cultural introduction to the country during a tea ceremony in traditional kimonos. During the ceremony, learn about Japanese history and sample matcha green tea, a local specialty. Plus, wearing a traditional kimono means you leave the experience with fantastic photographs to commemorate your time in Kyoto.
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  • 2 hours
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$64.12
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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour

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Get an excellent introduction to the cuisine of Kyoto on this small-group guided tour of the city's best food spots. Start at the deliciously vast 400-year-old Nishiki Market, nicknamed 'Kyoto's Kitchen,' where over 130 food shops and stalls beckon your taste buds. Stroll through the market with the guide, learning about the history of food in the city and taste many dishes unique to Kyoto, including pickled vegetables, fried fish cakes, Japanese pike conger eel, mochi and Japanese omelet. After the market, visit a shrine dedicated to the god of education.
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  • 3 hours
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Kyoto Morning Tour - Golden Pavilion and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Kyoto

Kyoto Morning Tour - Golden Pavilion and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Kyoto

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Marvel at the some of the top UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples and palaces of ancient Kyoto on this half-day tour. This quick introduction to the sights of Kyoto covers Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and the Japanese Emperor’s former Imperial Palace—a perfect way to see the city if you’re short on time. Your guided morning Kyoto excursion includes entrance fees and transport between sites by coach.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Booking Special!! ‹"Kaori", 30 minutes course› Choose fragrance and flower, foot spa & foot massage

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Choose fragrance and flower! Enjoy your only foot spa and massage!! You will be able to experience new Japanese style of foot spa and foot bamboo massage with japanese drinks & sweet at Arashiyu.
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  • 30 minutes
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