Kyoto is one of the best places in Japan to experience the country’s dynamic traditions, cuture and religion. The modern city of Kyoto remains awash with over 2,000 incense-soaked shrines, vivid green gardens, and traditional teahouses serving matcha in exquisitely refined surrounds. A haven for food lovers and aficionados of craft beers, a visit to Kyoto is a must when you're traveling to Japan.

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Rickshaw tour in Arashiyama, Kyoto

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30 minute rickshaw, cycle or local transport trip in Kyoto. Read More
minutes30 From US$ 43 View Tour
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Japan: Ramen & Railways

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6 day city sightseeing trip in Japan, visiting Tokyo, Takayama and Kyoto. Read More
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  • Operator G Adventures Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation Hostel
  • Transport Train, Bus & Bullet Train
  • Age Range18-39 yrs
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Total Kyoto Tour: Culture, Lanes & Lanterns

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8 hour party and nightlife trip in Kyoto. Read More
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  • Operator Urban Adventures Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Party and nightlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range20+ years old
hours08 From US$ 179
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City of Culture Kyoto

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Kiran was amazing. Thank you for this wonderful experience!
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  • Operator Urban Adventures Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Walking tours & Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range6+ years old
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Kyoto Cycling Tour

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A great day for all ages and cycling abilities
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  • Operator Urban Adventures Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Bicycle tours & Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range12+ years old
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Japan: Castles & Cuisine

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6 day museum and gallery visits tour in Japan, visiting Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka. Read More
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  • Operator G Adventures Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Museum and gallery visits & Sailing, yachting and motor boating +1 more
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  • Age Range18-39 yrs
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Rickshaw tour in Higashiyama, Kyoto

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30 minute rickshaw, cycle or local transport trip in Kyoto. Read More
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Japan Highlights

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7 day adventure tour in Japan, visiting Odawara, Kyoto and Tokyo. Read More
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  • Operator Tucan Travel Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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  • Age Range18+ years old
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Backroads of Japan

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This is a great itinerary-you get to walk in a variety of landscapes-all of them breath taking, expe ...
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  • Operator World Expeditions Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Trekking & Adventure
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Kyoto Lanes & Lanterns

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3.5 hour walking tour in Kyoto. Read More
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  • Operator Urban Adventures Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Walking tours & Cultural, religious and historic sites
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Ancient & Modern Japan

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Having wanted to visit Japan for some years my wife and I picked the Exodus trip - 'Japan - Ancient
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  • Operator Exodus Travels Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Food tours & Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • Age Range16+ years old
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Japan: Land of the Rising Sun

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13 day city sightseeing tour through Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone and 3 other destinations in Japan. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 7 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
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Japan Express

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9 day city sightseeing tour in Japan, visiting Tokyo, Nikko and Kyoto. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 7 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities City sightseeing & Local culture +3 more
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Southern Japan

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I had a great time around Japan and managed to see the cherry blossom which was the main reason for
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Kyoto Tour Reviews

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The best Japanese adventure we could have hoped for Reviewed Tour: Japan Adventure
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“We booked this trip to celebrate a birthday and we were not disappointed! The trip was well organised, the activities were great fun, and everywhere we stayed was comfortable and welcoming. Sammi was an excellent guide!”
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Kyoto - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Kyoto Tour Highlights

  • Take in the glittering Kinkaku-ji – the Golden Pavilion – a Zen pagoda decorated in gold leaf and with a sublime lakeside setting.
  • Stroll through the atmospheric seventeenth-century streets of Gion, home to Geisha girls and traditional teahouses.
  • Experience Shintoism at its most impressive at Fushimi Inari-Taisha shrine, where vermillion shrine gates contrast with the natural mountainside location.
  • Head to the top of the 131 metre Kyoto Tower for unparalleled panoramic views across the city.
  • Explore Japan’s Buddhist heritage at the temple of Kiyomizu-dera, dating back to 1633.
  • Stroll through the historic district of Gion that will leave you spellbound, and desperate to extend your Kyoto tour for as long as possible.

Kyoto Travel Tips

  • Japanese efficiency means Kyoto has a phenomenal public transport system. The great value Kyoto City bus pass offers unlimited travel and can be purchased from bus and train stations, as well as on buses themselves.
  • The popularity of the Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion means it can get very crowded. Aim to get there as early as possible, and outside of weekends and Japanese holidays.
  • Base yourself in Gion, not only the downtown historic district but also the site of most of the city’s entertainment, and you’ll be right at the heart of the action.
  • If you’re on a tight budget, consider having your main meals at lunchtime, when many restaurants offer cheaper set-price daily menus.
  • Bring an umbrella! Not only are they useful for any passing rain shower, but as the locals will soon demonstrate, they are also perfect for keeping the sun off!