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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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$140.95
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$140.95

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
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$75.90
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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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$77.70
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$77.70

Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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Explore the intricate temples and serene gardens of Kyoto on this 4-hour guided tour visiting some of the imperial city’s most important religious and cultural sites. Check out Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden structure in Japan and home more than 1000 Kannon statues, Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, the head shrine of the god Inari and the supreme views afforded from Kiyomizu Temple high above Kyoto. This excursion to Kyoto’s top temples also includes all entrance fees.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.34
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$62.34

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
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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
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$92.67
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$92.67

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

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$206.76
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$206.76
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

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Experience the glowing lanterns and lively atmosphere of Kyoto after dark on this evening walking tour with a small group. Experience the ancient Japanese capital after dark as you stroll the city’s serene back streets and visit city landmarks like Yasaka Shrine, the Pontocho restaurant district, and a ‘tachinomiya’ stand and drink shop for included food and drink samples.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$101.65
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$101.65
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Experience Visiting a Local Farmer and Mochi Rice Cake Making

Experience Visiting a Local Farmer and Mochi Rice Cake Making

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Immerse yourself in the rhythms and traditions of life in a Japanese village during this visit to the town of Ogi, including a ‘mochi’-making lesson (Japanese rice cakes). Walk amidst the terraced rice fields of this picturesque town, discovering its more than 1,300 years of rice farming history. Then visit the home of a local farmer, learning the techniques to make ‘mochi’ while enjoying the warm hospitality of this friendly resident and his wife. A guide, plus lunch, and mochi class are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$156.72
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$156.72
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Japanese Roof Architecture and Workshop Tour

Japanese Roof Architecture and Workshop Tour

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Learn about the roof architecture of Japan's traditional shrines and temples with this half-day tour, just a short train ride away from Kyoto. After meeting your guide, you'll get the lowdown on some of the famous tiled monuments around Japan, then enjoy behind-the-scenes visits to two renowned artisan workshops to see craftsmen at work. You'll finish with a visit to the Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine, the roof of which was made by the aforementioned craftsmen.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$167.38
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$167.38
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Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

Local Style Kyoto Day Trip with an a Native English Speaker in Japan 36 years!

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Visit ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto-- Nanzen-ji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Your guide shows you how to respectfully cleanse yourself and offer prayers before entering the sacred places. This small group tour includes information about each stop and history of the area going back 2,677 years. Lunch is included, and the tour ends with shopping and sake tasting in the Gion district, where you may see Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$361.40
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$361.40

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Kyoto Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and history using this private full-day vehicle charter from Kyoto. After selecting your preferred choice of transportation from a van, bus or limousine, your group will enjoy a private tour through the ancient city of Kyoto, complete with UNESCO-listed temples and numerous culture attractions. Explore the city at your own pace and customize the day to see only what you want to, all with the help of a guide/driver. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best Kyoto has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
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$676.29
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$676.29
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Enjoy Homemade Sushi or Obanzai Cuisine and Matcha in a Kyoto Home with a Native

Enjoy Homemade Sushi or Obanzai Cuisine and Matcha in a Kyoto Home with a Native

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When traveling abroad, there is no other experience like sitting down for a meal with a local. Emika opens her Kyoto home to visitors to share a private meal and conversation. Enjoy an authentic Japanese meal of sushi, miso soup, matcha green tea, and sweets with your Kyoto native host.
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  • 2 hours
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$55.39
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$55.39
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Kyoto Day Trip using Private Car with English Driver

Kyoto Day Trip using Private Car with English Driver

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This tour package will bring you to see the beautiful temple or shrine in Kyoto with a comfortable private transport. We would recommend itinerary: Arashiyama (Bamboo Forest) -> Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) -> Kiyomizu Temple -> Fushimi Inari Taisha -> Hotel However you can also choose and customize your own itinerary
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  • 11 hours
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$689.20
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$689.20
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Maiko Makeover - Photo Session in the Traditional Japanese Room Plan in Kyoto

Maiko Makeover - Photo Session in the Traditional Japanese Room Plan in Kyoto

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Take home more than just memories from your vacation in Kyoto following a makeover and photo shoot in a traditional Japanese tea room. Ideal for families and couples, this package results in a physical transformation and includes plenty of digital photos. Plus, you can choose from multiple start times to suit your schedule.
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  • 2 hours
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$129.20
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$129.20

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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$329.14
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$329.14
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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
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$139.00
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$139.00

UNESCO Sites sightseeing guided tour in Kyoto

UNESCO Sites sightseeing guided tour in Kyoto

The tour includes visits to some of the top spots of Kyoto including: Ryoan-ji Temple: a Zen temple of the Dragon at Peace, the site of Japan's most famous rock garden, one of the symbols of Kyoto. Kinkakoji temple: built in 1397 as a Zen temple in northern Kyoto. The temple is famous for having its top two floors completely covered in gold leaf. The temple had an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond. Nijo castle: dates back to Edo period in 1603. Nijo castle is a perfect place to get a feel of the local history and political changes that happened in the Japanese history. Kiyomezu dera temple: one of the most beautiful places to spend few hours in. Many Japanese shops are around, where you can try matcha and yatsuhashi, and get some souvenirs.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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$500.00
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10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour

10 Must-see Spots in Kyoto One Day Private Tour

If you have only one day in Kyoto and want to see all the top 10 must-see spots of Kyoto, this tour is the best for you. A professional local guide shows you the best, comfortable and convenient way to the spots. And you can enjoy walking along with the beautiful sceneries, paths, and back alleys only the local people know. We use the taxies three times to save your time and energy. This tour is a mixture of public transport and taxis. Thanks to taxis and a friendly local professional guide, you can visit the 10 most famous attractions such as the Fushimi Inari shrine (thousands of Torii gate), Golden Pavilion, Kiyomizu temple (with huge balcony), bamboo forest, Geisha district, and so on. If you check the spots you can visit on this tour, you can notice that all must-see points in Kyoto are included!! Please enjoy the top ten spots with the beautiful stories of your guide. ※We also welcome Japanese who are studying English and want to visit top 10 must-see points in Kyoto.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$316.22
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$316.22
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1-day Kyoto Itinerary for 1-day visitors

1-day Kyoto Itinerary for 1-day visitors

As you only have 1 day in Kyoto, I can show you the best spots in Kyoto visitors enjoy that others would need at least two days to see. Kyoto is the old capital of Japan, so with this tour you will be able to enjoy the top temples and shrines in Kyoto. Tour itinerary: 09:00 Meeting at the pickup place (Kyoto) 10:00 Kinkaku-ji temple 11:00 Nijo castle 12:30 Lunch 14:30 Fushimi Inari shrine 16:00 Kiyomizu-dera temple , old streets of Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka around Kiyomizu-dera 17:00 Tour finish
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.00
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$550.00
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Tour by car with a Kyoto native away off touristy|a local show you secret places

Tour by car with a Kyoto native away off touristy|a local show you secret places

We show you around Kyoto with our vehicles. No need to worry about changing trains or buses any more. Guides are all fluent English speakers. No language barrier. Just sit back and relax, enjoy the tour. We look forward to hearing from you.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$541.40
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$541.40
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Kyoto All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Full-day Tour - English Speaking Driver

Kyoto All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Full-day Tour - English Speaking Driver

This is the ideal pick for time-tight travelers wanting to discover lots of Kyoto’s highlights in a day. Avoid the potential confusion of Kyoto’s subway and bus systems, and travel comfortably in a private vehicle instead. Enjoy the flexibility of being able to pick a set itinerary, or customize your own. Potential attractions include all Must-See spots in Kyoto, so please explore at your own pace and visit sights such as Kiyomizu Temple, Gion Geisha District, Kinkakuji Temple and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Your English speaking driver will fully support your six-hours tour. Note*: Tour details has a possibility of change depending on the place of your meeting point. Please feel free to ask us if you have any special request for your itinerary. We will do our best to meet your request.
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  • 6 hours
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$406.57
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$406.57
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For the Love of Sake Tour: Fushimi Private District & Tastings Tour with a Local

For the Love of Sake Tour: Fushimi Private District & Tastings Tour with a Local

Explore this fascinating district and get to know more about the sake culture on a private tour with your favorite local. On this private tour, you'll get the perfect introduction to sake, a traditional Japanese drink made by fermenting rice. Check out a display of 20 sake casks at Chushojima Station as well as Hiro Samurai display for the perfect combination of history and culture. What a better way to know more about sake than at the Gekkeikan sake museum! Visit the museum to get the answers to all your sake questions. See the process and the tools used to make the famous drink and get a tasting of 3 different types of sake. For a bit more of history, go to Teradaya, the inn of choice for those that had to cross from Osaka and Kyoto. This place is full of political insights and history you need to hear. Visit Aburacho for a Fushimi sake tasting paired with a bite and hear more about the Japanese drinking culture and traditions.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.32
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