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Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto

City Highlights Tour Of Kyoto

8 hours

Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto

World heritage sites, temples & Nishiki market, see the city’s top attractions with a local insider

  • From $53.75 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 8 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

What you'll do

See six to eight of the sights that put Kyoto on any traveler’s bucket list, like the wood-built streets of Higashiyama and the city’s nearby geisha district, Gion, where you’ll find lantern-lit izakaya and street entertainment. Explore ancient architecture – from the Kyoto Imperial Palace to hilltop Kiyomizu-dera – and see those less-frequented, like Yasaka Pagoda and its secret upstairs viewpoint. For a history lesson in central Kyoto, head to Fushimi and Nishijin – the old sake brewing and weaving districts – and visit centuries-old Nishiki Market for the city’s best street food. With your host, you’ll experience Kyoto’s popular pastimes – from watching the sunset over Kamo River to taking a 30-minute train ride north to the Kurama onsen, Japan’s natural hot springs.

Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto
Top 8 must-sees: magical Kyoto

Where you'll go

You could sit down for a Kyoto’s famous uji green tea in the city’s best-kept secret, Rakusho teahouse, with views of the owner’s tranquil garden and award-winning koi pond. Perhaps catch a kimono show in Nishijin, sample sake at an old factory in Fushimi, or, if you’re visiting during spring, join in the tradition of a festive hanami picnic beneath blooming cherry blossoms in the botanical gardens. Explore historical Higashiyama, where narrow streets lead to shrines tucked between storefronts, and let the smells of street food lure you down Nishiki Market. As the sun sets, search for mesmerizing geishas in lantern-lit Gion, where winding down with your host over a multi-course kaiseki dinner or draft beer in an intimate izakaya is the perfect way to end a perfect day. 

    • Get to know the real Kyoto with your host (a city local) and avoid the tourist traps, whilst still seeing the highlights!
    • See six to eight of the city's most famous attractions in one day - although 3000 temples and 1700 shrines are too many even for us
    • Discover the main attractions as well as the hidden gems that are tucked away nearby
    • Eat and drink authentic Japanese food by picking up street food recommended by your host or stopping by at a local eatery
    • Get tips from your host regarding exciting places to visit during the rest of your stay
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 8 hours with a host
    • Walking experience ( if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options )
    • Hotel meet-up ( available on request for central location )
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
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  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
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