Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local
Full day in Kyoto with a local

Full day in Kyoto with a local

See the famous sights – and Kyoto’s secret side – in just eight hours

(27 reviews)

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 8 hours

  • From
    $53.75  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Public transport

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Kyoto may be famous for the ancient Kennin-ji Temple, shrines dating back to the 8th century, and traditional teahouse ceremonies – but there are many more sides to the city. From exploring 1200-year-old Kiyomizu-dera Temple to walking the wood-built streets of storybook-esque Higashiyama to glimpsing geishas in twinkling Gion, you could see the areas that narrate Japan’s history. Or, you could get a taste of modern Kyoto – an exhilarating world of late-night karaoke bars, draft beers in intimate izakayas, and 100-yen sushi in fluorescent restaurants. Share in local pastimes with your host, like eating Kaiseki at Kamo River, or jostling through Nishijin Market for the freshest street food. 

Where you'll go

You could walk the perfectly preserved streets of Higashiyama for a birds-eye city view from Yasaka Pagoda, or amble eight minutes north to Gion, Kyoto’s famous lantern-lit geisha district and nightlife hub. Maybe you’ll sample street food at centuries-old Nishiki Market, or perhaps head one mile west for green tea and pastel-colored wagashi confections in Sanjo-dori Shopping Street, a foodie’s paradise. In central Kyoto, history buffs can visit the old sake brewing district, Fushimi, or shop for beautiful textiles in the Nishijin weaving district. Outdoors, explore any number of famous temples set in tranquil gardens, or watch the sunset a 30-minute train ride north in Kurama – a natural hot spring nestled in pine tree-blanketed mountains.

  • Full day in Kyoto with a local
  • Full day in Kyoto with a local
  • Get a fully personalized experience so you make the most of your time in Kyoto

  • Experience the real Kyoto in just one day, with a local insider to show reveal the city

  • See the ancient and modern world collide, with temple trips by day and draft beer at a cozy izakaya by night

  • See 400-year-old Nishiki Market, where Japan’s best street food is waiting to be tasted

  • Walk through Japan’s famous geisha district, and be mesmerized by these breathtakingly talented entertainers

  • Learn about Kyoto from a local’s perspective – and get plenty of tips for the rest of your trip

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 8 hours with a host
  • Walking experience and public transport if required
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • 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

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.
    Tell us about you!
  • 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
    The best part!

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