Kyoto Tours

Kyoto Tours & Activities

Kyoto is Japan’s former imperial capital and definitely one of Japan’s iconic destinations.
Marvel at the beauty of ancient temples and shrines, stunning, manicured gardens and experience the breathtaking seasonal nature in Kyoto.

Discover a city in which you can truly see and feel what it was like to live in Japan hundreds of years ago.

Check our best Kyoto offers including city tours, walking tours, cycling tours, dinner or cultural experiences and day tours.

Kyoto Morning Tour

Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Immerse yourself in the history of Japan as you visit three of the most famous and beautiful sights in Kyoto.

Nijo Castle, built in 1603, was where the emperor was restored to power in 1867. The stunning Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji Temple, is a treasure of Japan.

The Imperial Palace, built at the beginning of the Heian period in 794, is usually open by appointment only, but you can experience it’s ancient history as part of this tour.

Time: 8:35 – 13:00

Inclusions: English speaking guide, motorcoach transfer, admission fees

Price: Adult $85
Child (6 – 11 years old) $74

Kyoto Afternoon Tour

Visit some of most popular and exquisite landmarks in Kyoto on this afternoon tour.

Amble through Heian Jingu Shrine, a scaled down reproduction of the original Imperial Palace. Be mesmerised by 1,001 hand-carved wooden Kannon statues in Sanjusangendo, a nondescript wooden hall housing overwhelming beauty.

Browse through specialty shops on the slopes up to Kiyomizudera Temple, an excellent location to enjoy the beauty of nature in all four seasons.

Time: 13:40 – 18:30

Inclusions: English speaking guide, motorcoach transfer, admission fess

Price: Adult $78
Child (6 – 11 years old) $66

Nara Afternoon Tour

About 1,300 years ago, Nara was the capital of Japan.

Visit the world’s largest wooden structure, Todaiji Temple, and see Japan’s largest statue of Buddha in its main hall (Daibutsuden).

Walk through Nara Park, among the 1,000 tame deer roaming the extensive parklands. Deer were once considered messengers of the Gods. Continue to Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the most celebrated and largest shrine in Nara.

Time: 13:40 – 19:30

Inclusions: English speaking guide, motorcoach transfer, admission fees

Price: Adult $98
Child (6 – 11 years old) $87

Real Kyoto Guided Cycling Tour

Hop on a bicycle for a cycling excursion through ancient city Kyoto.

Take the back streets, the alleys and the stone paths to discover new sights of Japan and new things about Kyoto which cannot be seen on a bus or walking tours.

This guided cycling tour takes you back to the Kyoto of the past where you can imagine being part of the history of Japan.

Time: 9:15 – 13:00

Inclusions: English speaking guide, rental bicycle, helmet

Price: Adult $111
Child (12 years old and up) $111

Kyoto Private Cycling Tours

Take a private, guided bicycle tour of the best of Kyoto. Your English-speaking guide will lead you at a comfortable pace.

You will discover new sights of Japan and new things about Kyoto which cannot be seen on a bus or walking tour.

The places visited are dependant on the tour chosen.

Time: Half day and Full day tours

Inclusions: English speaking guide, rental bicycle, helmet

Price: from $122

Tea Ceremony & Nishiki Market Walking Tour

This tour offers many ways to experience Kyoto’s culture and tradition.

Visit Kenninji Temple, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. Enjoy a stroll around Gion, then experience first-hand Japanese culture at its most elegant with an authentic tea ceremony.

After the tea ceremony, walk around Nishiki Market, said to be Kyoto’s kitchen.

Time: 13:40 – 17:30

Inclusions: English speaking guide, motorcoach transfer, admission fee, tea ceremony experience

Price: Adult $137
Child (6 – 11 years old) $123

Kyoto 1-Day Tour

Experience Kyoto, the former capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Learn about its 1,200 year past and immerse yourself in the history of ancient Japan.

Visit the most famous and beautiful sights in Kyoto, the world heritage listed sites of Kinkakuji Temple and Nijo Castle. See the marvellous wooden structure of Kiyomizudera and the amazing, hand-carved wooden statues at Sanjusangendo Temple.

Stroll around the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Heian Jingu Shrine, a partial replica of the former Imperial Palace. A Japanese-style lunch is also provided.

Time: 8:35 – 18:30

Inclusions: English speaking guide, motorcoach transfer, lunch, admission fees

Price: Adult $174
Child (6 – 11 years old) $150

Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour

Discover the must-see sights in Japan’s two ancient capital cities, Kyoto and Nara.

In the morning, see the rich history of samurai and Emperors at Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace. The incredible, pure gold leaf covered Golden Pavilion will take your breath away.

Visit Todaiji Temple and see Japan’s largest statue of Buddha housed in the world’s largest wooden structure. Walk with the deer of Nara Park and then admire the 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the most celebrated shrine in Nara.

Time: 8:35 – 18:30-19:30

Inclusions: English speaking guide, motorcoach transfer, lunch, admission fees

Price: Adult $194
Child (6 – 11 years old) $167

Uji & Nara 1-Day Tour

Visit the picturesque area around Ujibashi Bridge and the intricately designed Byodoin Temple and then relax with a simple tea ceremony. Uji is famous for its green tea, known as “Uji-cha”.

After lunch, visit Todaiji Temple and see Japan’s largest statue of Buddha in the world’s largest wooden structure.

Walk through Nara Park with the deer, and admire the 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the most celebrated shrine in Nara.

Time: 8:35 – 18:30-19:30

Inclusions: English speaking guide, motorcoach transfer, lunch, admission fees, tea ceremony experience

Price: Adult $238
Child (6 – 11 years old) $212

Kyoto Maiko Dinner

A Maiko is an apprentice Geisha. This tour option allows you to participate in an authentic experience of the traditional Maiko dances and traditional Japanese games played together with the Maiko.

Be the envy of your friends as you take the opportunity to pose with the Maiko for a much sought-after commemorative photo. You will relish the experience of Japanese culture and cuisine.

Time: 18:00 – 20:00-20:30

Inclusions: English speaking guide, dinner, Maiko show, hotel pick-up and drop off service

Price: Adult $185
Child (6 – 11 years old) $185

Cooking Class at a local Kyoto home

If you love and are passionate about Japanese food, why not take a cooking lesson from a local Japanese teacher. Learn more about Japanese food and the ingredients, then you can start cooking authentic Japanese meals at home.

Delight in the friendly, pleasant atmosphere and then feast on the genuine Japanese meal that you cooked! Contents: Authentic Japanese meal cooking lesson

Time: for lunch – 11:00 – 14:00
for dinner – 15:30 – 19:30

Inclusions: English speaking teacher, ingredients, lunch/dinner cooked by participants

Price: Adult $85
Child (6 – 11 years old) $85

Rental bicycle in Kyoto

Have you already been to Kyoto? Or want to get around in a more relaxed and efficient way.

Why don’t you use a rental bicycle and explore a wider range of attractions in Kyoto!

Using a bicycle is one of the best ways to discover Kyoto. Why not hop on a rental bike and explore many fascinating areas of Kyoto far and wide, efficiently and at a very reasonable price.

Price: High class bicycle: $25 per day