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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

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Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods and scenic parklands are ideal for exploring by bike. On this tour, save time by cycling around the city and visit five of Kyoto’s most popular attractions in one day. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Pavilion and the Kiyomizu Temple; pose for photos by the red torri gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine; and hop off to stroll around the Bamboo Forest and explore the geisha district.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.96
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$188.96

Osaka Food Tour (10 Delicious Dishes at 5 hidden Eateries)

Osaka Food Tour (10 Delicious Dishes at 5 hidden Eateries)

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Andy, your half Japanese/half Australian tour guide, has extensive knowledge of the local foodie scene here...you'll go where only the locals get their authentic, delicious daily soul food. Let's mix it with a bit of history, culture and lots of laughs. We hope this tour will be the absolute highlight of your Osaka stay:) You'll get a very unique pespective where you will discover 5 authentic, delicious eateries on this tour… food from a hidden restaurant , backstreet stall, specialized eatery, standing joint & markets whilst walking through arcades, side alleys and plazas rarely visited or known by foreigners. Also Andy strives to show you the real and deep Osaka giving you an understanding of the inner workings of this amazing area visiting some vintage, real, architecture so rich in history while interacting with the locals.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.95
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$58.95

Traditional Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

Traditional 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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.20
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$58.20
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.52
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$77.52

Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

Nighttime All-Inclusive Local Eats and Streets, Gion and Beyond

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Get an insiders' eye perspective on Kyoto on this walking tour that combines a food tour with anthropological insight. Wander through the city's streets and understand the nighttime entertainment scene, from geiko (geisha) to hostesses. Afterward, sample regional specialties accompanied by included drinks at standing bars/restaurants.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Daytime Kyoto -Nishiki Market and Gion District Cultural Walking Food Tour
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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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$100.10
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$100.10

Osaka Cooking Class

Osaka Cooking Class

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Discover the culinary traditions of Japan in Osaka, one of Japan’s best food cities, during this small-group cooking lesson. Learn the preparation methods for popular Japanese dishes including green tea, takoyaki (fried balls of wheat flour and octopus), okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes), and miso soup. Expand your Japanese cuisine knowledge, and best of all, you get to eat your creations when you’re finished. This small-group course, limited to just eight participants, also includes a guide, a cooking instructor, and an optional sake and beer tasting.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$74.13
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$74.13
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The right way to know Kyoto

The right way to know Kyoto

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We are a small group of people who specializes in private and personalized tours in Kyoto. Our aim is to help our customers to utilize best their precious time in Kyoto by offering specially crafted tours covering Kyoto's top attractions. When it comes to a trip, we know that you have your goals and preferences. We would love to hear about them and help you have a unique an unforgettable Kyoto experience. Postgraduate students with Ph.D. or MA- level scholar graduated from Japanese universities, our guides have vast knowledge about Japanese history and culture because they have been living here for several years and are experts in their fields. Their high academic level makes them proficient not only on everything Kyoto but also on the way of life in Japan and its rich history.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$366.68
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$366.68
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Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

Private Car Full Day Tour of Osaka Temples, Gardens and Kofun Tombs

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Create your own itinerary during this full-day private tour of Osaka. Skip the hassle of traveling in a large tour group—your guide is dedicated to just you and your private party. Visit the kofun tombs, the south of the city, as well as temples and gardens. Private round-trip hotel transportation in a luxury vehicle included.
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  • 8 hours
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$491.00
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$491.00
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Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour and Japanese Foot Spa Combo in Kyoto

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Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. With your guide, this tour is an easily customized ride. Enjoy the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove and charming neighborhood. Then, experience a Japanese Foot Spa in a quiet location close to the center of Arashiyama. Choose from two popular choices for your unique foot-bath followed by a thorough lower leg and foot massage. Enjoy Japanese hospitality and atmosphere as you enjoy a drink of your choice along with Japanese snacks.
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 50 minutes
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$73.31
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$73.31
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Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

Private Kyoto Tour with a Local, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Personalised

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Exploring the historic city of Kyoto with a local guide gives you an experience you won’t get by following a guidebook itinerary. Discover local neighborhoods, see iconic attractions, and get recommendations from a guide who creates a personalized route based on your interests and needs.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.78
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$73.78
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Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

Osaka's Best and Brightest by Private Vehicle

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This an ideal choice for travelers with limited time in Osaka. Save hours researching where to visit in Osaka, and instead have an action-packed itinerary created for you. Traveling between sites in a private vehicle means avoiding the crowds on public transport, and fitting more into your day. You also don't worry about getting lost. Highlights include Dotonbori, Osaka Castle, Shinsekai, Shitenoji, and Harukas. Your tour is enhanced with entertaining stories along the way, and useful tips from your guide.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$475.00
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$475.00
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour
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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

Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

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Explore the sights of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari on this full-day, private minivan tour based out of Osaka. In Arashiyama, you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tenryuji, known for its beautiful architecture, gorgeous classic gardens, and lovely vistas. Then it's on to the world famous bamboo grove. Picture time! Afterwards, we slip away to the quiet, rarefied environs of the Okochi Sanso estate for gardens, architecture, and a matcha tea break too. Much more to see and stroll about in Arashimaya before we head to the awe-inspiring, ever-popular Fushimi Inari, where thousands of red gates ("torii") snake up the mountain. We'll talk about the significance and sites as we make our way up the holy pathway, but it's a private tour, so we only go as high as you want! While not included, we are happy to suggest a lunch stop along the way. This tour can be customized, so do feel free to consult with us if you've something special in mind that we don't cover on the standard tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$560.00
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$560.00
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

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Get a deeper experience of Kyoto food culture than would be possible on your own by joining this guided tour. Stroll through the districts of Gion and Pontocho, stopping in to small bars and restaurants to sample traditional drinks and food, as you explore.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.79
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$89.79

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

Deep Backstreet Osaka Tours

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Take a deep-dive into Japanese culture and experience Osaka like a local on this evening walking tour. Join your Japanese-Australian guide, Andy, to explore the city’s historic districts, including the former ghetto and the Red Light district. Learn about Osaka’s history, heritage, and local traditions; venture down the backstreets to visit quirky sites often missed by travelers; and sample traditional street foods. Upgrade to include a delicious dinner of typical ‘kushikatsu’ cuisine.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.13
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$49.13

Half-Day Guided Bike Tour of North Kyoto with Lunch

Half-Day Guided Bike Tour of North Kyoto with Lunch

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Active travelers will love the opportunity to explore the northern parts of Kyoto by bike. Your local guide will make sure you don’t get lost, and will show you to back alleys and hidden corners that you might miss otherwise, as well as some of the famous attractions that shouldn’t be missed. Cycle on comfortable bike, and enjoy an authentic Japanese lunch to refuel.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.46
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$79.46

Osaka Walking Tour

Osaka Walking Tour

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Get a taste of local life in Osaka on a walking tour of Japan’s third largest city. Witness Osaka’s different faces, from bustling business center to historic cultural hub, as you follow your guide through the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Stroll along the lively waterfront of the Dotonbori entertainment district; visit the landmark Hozenji temple; and ride the subway like a local. Get an insight into Japanese cuisine and sample local specialty Kushikatsu as you explore traditional Shinsekai.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.57
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$41.57

PRIVATE 4-Hour Best of Osaka Local Walk with Castle

PRIVATE 4-Hour Best of Osaka Local Walk with Castle

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Experience the best of both worlds on this half-day Osaka walking tour, designed to reveal popular attractions and hidden gems. Tick off icons such as Osaka Castle (Osaka-jo) and Tsuruhashi Market, and explore the Dotonbori district, famed for its Japanese snacks and neon signs. Plus, explore lesser-known neighborhoods such as Shin-Sekai—full of unique charms. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Kimono rental in Kyoto

Kimono rental in Kyoto

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Look the part as you explore Kyoto with a kimono rental package that includes a hair styling session. Wearing traditional Japanese clothing allows you to create the best photos outside of Kyoto attractions. Plus, an extended rental period allows you to spend the day as you wish without rushing.
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  • 1 hour to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.26
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$33.26

1 Day Hiking Tour in the Mountains of Kyoto

1 Day Hiking Tour in the Mountains of Kyoto

Upon ascending Mt. Kuruma, you will find a wealth of magical temples, relaxing onsens and hiking paths through lush green cedar forests. Mt. Kurama is a very historical area, known for being the birthplace of reiki (a healing technique) and home to the tengu, Japanese folklore creatures said to be the protectors of the natural world. You will leisurely walk from Kurama to the quaint mountain village of Kibune, stopping to see various sights along the way. It is the perfect trip for those wishing to get out of the city and enjoy some easy hiking in the nature.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.93
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$120.93
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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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$9.88
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$9.88
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Bamboo Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

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This private tour allows you to discover the highlights of the Arashiyama and Sagano districts of Kyoto, without having to do any research. Instead, set off with a private guide to take care of the navigating and teach you about the local area. Along the way, stroll past an abundance of interesting sights, such as Arashiyama’s bamboo groves, Togetsukyo Bridge, Jojakko-ji Temple, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.51
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$71.51
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Kyoto Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Kyoto Japanese Garden Lover's Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide

Traditional and historical Japanese gardens are best sites to see Japanese aesthetics. Both artistic landscape gardens with seasonal plants and dry landscape gardens at Zen temples help you get relaxed for meditation. Visiting various styled gardens and experiencing traditional Japanese spirits which are represented in plants, rocks, and total design. Our government-licensed and experienced multilingual guides will help you efficiently enjoy a one-day private tour of the best Japanese gardens in Kyoto. Select gardens from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. In addition to gardens, you may also choose any famous site in Kyoto for a truly memorable experience! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.48
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$94.48
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