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Home to imperial palaces, rich geisha tradition, and cuisine that’s unmatched across Japan, Kyoto is a dreamscape rooted in reality. Kyoto travel is always an unforgettable experience of contrasts. The wood-built streets of historic Higashiyama and the geishas floating through twinkling Gion are perfectly-preserved pictures of old Japan, but contemporary Kyoto’s late-night karaoke bars, intimate izakayas, and 100-yen sushi bars are equally exhilarating. Whether you’re strolling through tranquil gardens or joining in the local pastime of snacking on dumplings as the sun sets over Kamo River, one thing’s for sure: discovering exciting new things to do in Kyoto will never be difficult.
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Whether you have a full day, half a day, or just three hours, soak up the spirit of ancient Japan on one of our personalized city tours of Kyoto. Led by a local guide who’s already uncovered every inch of their city, our walking tours in Kyoto are the perfect way to discover the hidden haunts and lesser-known landmarks beyond Kyoto’s world-famous attractions. On a private tour of Kyoto, you’ll get an authentic glimpse into the Japan of centuries ago. From exploring the 1200-year-old Kiyomizu-dera Temple to walking the wood-built streets of fairytale Higashiyama (and taking a moment to marvel at the geishas floating through lantern-lit Gion), our personalized tours of Kyoto beautifully narrate Japan’s fascinating history. But you’ll also have the opportunity to see the city through a local lens. In fact, some of the most memorable things to do in Kyoto are the pastimes of the people who call the city home: grabbing a beer at a cozy izakaya or eating street food while watching the sunset over Kamo River. On a private tour with City Unscripted, you’ll experience the highlights and hidden gems – simply tell us what your dream local tour of Kyoto looks like, and we’ll make it happen.