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Kyoto: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Kyoto: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Discover the highlights of Kyoto with a same-day or 2-day ticket on this convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Admire the panoramic views from onboard the open-top double-decker bus, and hop on or off at any of the stops along the route. Enjoy informative audio commentary on board the bus, available in 7 languages. Choose this efficient way of exploring the must-see places and attractions in Kyoto. The bus takes you past many of the city's top attractions, including UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji, and Kiyomizu-Dera Temple. You can enjoy unlimited rides for the duration of your ticket's validity. Bus stops along the route:  • Kyoto Station • Nishihonganji ( Kyoto Tokyu Hotel) • Shijo Karasuma / Nishiki-ichiba Market • Nijo-jo Castle • Kitano-tenmangu Shrine / Kamishichiken • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) • Daitokuji Temple • Kyoto Imperial Palace (Doshisha University) • Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) • Heian-jingu Shrine / Okazaki Park • Gion (Kotowa-Kyoto Yasaka) • Gojozaka (Kiyomizu-dera Temple / Gion) • Sanjusangendo / Kyoto National Museum (Hyatt Regency Kyoto)

Kyoto: Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local Insider

Kyoto: Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local Insider

Explore your way with a private and customized walking tour to discover the highlights of Kyoto with your own local guide. See Kyoto Tower, Togetsu-kyō Bridge, Ginkaku-ji Temple, Nishiki Market, and more with an itinerary crafted to your personal interests. Depending on what sparks your interest, your guide will help you create an itinerary to see Kyoto's top attractions. Get insider tips on what to see and do, learn about the culture, and discover hidden gems along the way. Visit sacred sites like the shrine of Fushimi Inari Taisha or Kinkajuki Temple, explore the cultural Geisha district of Gion, or go off the beaten path in historic neighborhoods with the help of your guide. Walk the perfectly preserved streets of Higashiyama for a bird's-eye city view from Yasaka Pagoda, or amble eight minutes north to Gion, Kyoto’s famous lantern-lit geisha district and nightlife hub. Along the way, choose to sample street food at centuries-old Nishiki Market or head one mile west for green tea and pastel-colored wagashi confections in Sanjo-dori Shopping Street, a foodie’s paradise (food costs not included). If you're an outdoor enthusiast, take in a sunset view from Kurama, a natural hot spring area nestled in pine-tree-blanketed mountains reachable by a 30-minute train ride. Whatever you choose to do, your guide will help you get the most out of your visit.

Kyoto: Highlight Tour with English-Speaking Driver

Kyoto: Highlight Tour with English-Speaking Driver

Embark on a customizable sightseeing tour of Kyoto, where you dictate the itinerary tailored to your interests, accompanied by a knowledgeable private driver-guide. Delve into Kyoto's rich history and culture as your guide shares fascinating insights, providing you with a deeper understanding of this ancient city. With the flexibility to prioritize your preferred attractions, whether it's exploring majestic temples, indulging in traditional culture, discovering hidden gems for shopping, or immersing yourself in Japanese history, this tour ensures your desires are met. Enjoy the convenience of a comprehensive overview of Kyoto in just one day, maximizing your time to explore the sights that captivate you the most. Should traffic pose any delays, fret not, as additional time will be graciously provided free of charge, ensuring you make the most of your experience. Experience the ultimate in personalized service with a private tour, where every aspect of your journey is curated to cater to your preferences, guaranteeing a truly unforgettable and enriching exploration of Kyoto. Note. We will charge additional if pickup and drop off outside the Kyoto

Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with Government Certified Guide

Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with Government Certified Guide

Embark on a whimsical exploration of Kyoto's hidden gems through a personalized walking tour, where you'll discover secluded shrines, meander through captivating bamboo forests, and indulge in serene tea ceremonies at traditional tea houses. Follow your private guide as they unveil fascinating tales of samurai legends and geisha mystique. Traverse winding alleyways, sample delectable street food, and discover hidden art studios. Immerse yourself in captivating cultural activities like calligraphy and kimono dressing. Experience the thrill of a rickshaw ride through historic neighborhoods and revel in the mesmerizing beauty of illuminated temples at night.

Kyoto: Ginkakuji and the Philosopher's Path Guided Bike Tour

Kyoto: Ginkakuji and the Philosopher's Path Guided Bike Tour

Take a bike tour of some of Kyoto’s highlights with a local guide. Visit the Heian Shrine and Ginkakuji Temple, explore the spectacular scenery of the Philosopher’s Path, and discover Geisha culture in the bike-friendly city’s Gion district. After meeting your guide, get ready for your cycling adventure. Either hop on a standard bike or an electrically assisted bike for an optional upgrade cost of 1,000 yen on the day, then set off on your tour. Make your first stop at the Shinto Heian Shrine and discover its spectacular garden. Continue to the Zen Ginkakuji Temple and admire its silver pavilion. At each stop, learn how Buddhism and Shinto have shaped Japan's culture. Ride along the Philosopher’s Path and marvel at the natural splendor around you. Visit the Zen Nanzenji Temple, and appreciate the beauty and design of a UNESCO World Heritage Zen garden. During the tour, feel each place come to life as your guide tells you stories and gives you insights. Get around like a local in the charming back streets of Kyoto, and sense history oozing out of the buildings Make the most of your vacation time as you whiz right past the lineups for the bus and the crowded sidewalks. Feel safe knowing your guide will take you on the most scenic and safe routes. A stop is made for lunch during the tour, at your own expense, and the tour ends at the original meeting point.

Welcome to Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Welcome to Kyoto: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Kyoto from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end of the tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own with all the information you need.

Kyoto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Kyoto: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the enchanting city of Kyoto, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern vibrancy. This self-guided audio tour is your key to unlocking the rich tapestry of Kyoto's history, culture, and timeless beauty at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the captivating stories that echo through the narrow streets, centuries-old temples, and serene gardens of this historic city. Kyoto, once the imperial capital of Japan, holds a unique place in the country's cultural heritage. This self-guided audio tour will take you on a journey through its iconic landmarks, revealing the secrets and tales that have shaped the city into the cultural gem it is today. As you stroll through the picturesque districts, listen to the carefully curated narration that unveils the history behind each site, providing context to the stunning architecture and serene landscapes. The tour is designed to be flexible, allowing you to explore Kyoto at your own pace. Whether you're an avid history enthusiast, a culture buff, or simply someone seeking a peaceful escape, this audio tour caters to all interests. Engage with the stories of samurai legends, the intricate rituals of tea ceremonies, and the spiritual significance of ancient shrines. This immersive experience is made possible through a user-friendly audio guide that seamlessly blends with your surroundings. Simply click and play, and let the narration guide you through Kyoto's timeless beauty. The carefully crafted commentary not only provides historical context but also offers insights into the local way of life, ensuring a holistic understanding of this city's allure. Venture beyond the well-trodden paths and discover hidden gems tucked away in the historic streets, allowing you to forge your own connection with this captivating city. Learn more about the top 23 tourist attractions in Kyoto. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Kyoto Station Building 2. Higashi Honganji Temple 3. Senbon Torii (Thousands Torii Gate) 4. Tofukuji Temple 5. Sanjusangen-do Temple 6. Kiyomizu-dera Temple 7. Ninenzaka 8. Kōdaiji Temple 9. Kennin-ji Temple 10. Nanzen-ji Temple 11. Eikan-do Temple (Zenrin-ji Temple) 12. Heian Shrine 13. Higashiyama Jisho-ji (Ginkaku-ji) (Silver Pavilion) 14. Shimogamo Shrine 15. Kyoto Imperial Palace 16. Nijō Castle 17. Kitano Tenmangu 18. Kamigamo-jinja (Kamowakeikazuchi-jinja) 19. Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) 20. Ryōan-ji 21. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest 22. Tenryu-ji 23. To-ji Temple Kyoto's self-guided audio tour is not just a journey through time; it's an invitation to be a part of the living history that defines this cultural treasure. So, lace up your walking shoes, hit play, and let the tales of Kyoto unfold as you embark on a personalized exploration of a city where tradition meets modernity in perfect harmony.

Kyoto: Japanese Gardens Private Customizable Tour

Kyoto: Japanese Gardens Private Customizable Tour

Explore the many gardens of Kyoto on this customizable tour with a private guide. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly.  Visit various styled gardens and experience traditional Japanese spirits which are represented in plants, rocks, and the entire design. Relax at both, artistic landscape gardens with seasonal plants and dry landscape gardens at Zen temples. Learn about the meaning and the history of the gardens from your knowledgeable guide. Most popular places to visit for this tour: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kinkakuji Temple Ginkakuji Temple Ryoanji Temple Honen-in Nanzenji Temple Tofuku-ji Temple Kyoto Imperial Palace Shugakuin Imperial Villa Daitoku-ji Temple Kokedera Suzumusidera Katsura Imperial Villa Kyoto Botanical Garden

Private Kyoto City Tour with Expert English Guide & Pickup

Private Kyoto City Tour with Expert English Guide & Pickup

Embark on a journey of discovery the classical beauty of Kyoto. This tour offers a unique, customizable itinerary that lets you explore Kyoto at your own pace. With a flexible schedule, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of this ancient city. We’ll start the day by picking you up from your hotel. Then, it’s off to explore! You might want to check out the shiny Kinkaku-ji, the peaceful Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, or the lively Gion district. Your guide will be there every step of the way, sharing cool facts and stories. The best part? You get to customize your day. Spend more time at the places you love and discover some hidden gems along the way. Whether you’re into history, nature, or food, we’ve got you covered. Lunch will be at a local restaurant where you can sample some of Kyoto’s famous cuisine (at your own expense). After lunch, continue your exploration of Kyoto, perhaps visiting the Fushimi Inari Shrine with its famous torii gate pathway, or the Philosopher’s Path, a beautiful walk along a canal lined with hundreds of cherry trees. As the day draws to a close, your guide will escort you back to your hotel, ending a day full of discovery and adventure.

Kyoto: Tempio Kiyomizu Pagode Gion "Geisya" (guida italiana)

Kyoto: Tempio Kiyomizu Pagode Gion "Geisya" (guida italiana)

Tour a piedi delle antiche vie di pellegrinaggio che conducono al tempio buddista Kiyomizu-dera, nella zona sviluppata dall'VIII sec. fino a oggi, strade affiancate da innumerevoli negozi di souvenir e di dolcetti e bar ecc. per offrire intrattenimento e divertimento ai visitatori di ogni epoca, provenienti da tutto il Giappone e dal mondo. La guida nativa di Kyoto, la millenaria capitale del Giappone, illustra i particolari storici, culturali e religiosi, segreti ma imperdibili lungo la strada, e risponde a tutte le vostre domande in italiano. Eventuali assistenze necessarie ai partecipanti durante il tour. Itinerari e orari flessibili a richiesta nei limiti del possibile.

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Overall rating

4.6
(164 reviews)

Everything worked out great. The only criticism, which the company can't do anything about, is that many temples and shrines have opening times that aren't advertised. If you google it, you'll find them. That's why the bus stops at all stations until the end! A little note about the opening times in the brochure would be great, then you could decide whether to get off at a different station! Otherwise, everything was really GREAT!!

We had a wonderful time exploring Kyoto with our guide. We were able to see so much of the city, we enjoyed lunch that offered traditional Japanese lunch as well as had a fabulous time at a monkey park. We highly recommend using a guide.

Nomi was a great tour guide. He is very friendly, entertaining and takes excellent pictures. He is punctual and responds timely to messages. Thank you for being our guide.

Alex was awesome! We enjoyed the tour very much! We highly recommend him! He gave lots of information about the city!

Togashi was our guide today. He did an amazing job explaining us all the things we saw and about Japans’s history.