Kyoto

For those connected to calmness, beauty and serenity, Kyoto is a must.

Considered the traditional heart of Japan, the city once served as the capital.

Boasting numerous gardens, imperial palaces, classical Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines – all are different, fascinating and peaceful to explore.

In the Gion district, classic images of Japan can be found – streets of traditional wooden houses, century old tea rooms, pagodas, paving stones, cherry blossom trees and colourful geisha, woman who are highly trained in the arts of music, dance and entertaining.

Continuing with traditions, Kyoto is also home to formal practices such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes and of course the glamour of maiko shows (an apprentice geisha).

Look beyond the culture and you will find some of the best shopping precincts in Japan with department stores, markets and exciting alleyways of specialist shops.

Country Japan
Official LanguageJapanese
CurrencyYen
Bento Japanese Cooking Class

Bento Japanese Cooking Class

Kyoto, Japan
Japanese cuisine is varied and offers an array of delectable delights. Learn from an English-speaking instructor about how to make delicious Japanese ...
Cycle Kyoto’s Back Streets

Cycle Kyoto’s Back Streets

Kyoto, Japan
Enjoy a leisurely cycle through the relatively flat back streets of Kyoto. Cycle with a local English speaking guide to see and experience the real Ky ...
Discover Nara

Discover Nara

Kyoto, Japan
Travel through the peaceful countryside and head to Nara, full of historic treasures. Visit Nara Park and Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site ...
Explore Kyoto

Explore Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan
Discover the main sights of Kyoto including a castle, a temple and a palace. Begin with a visit to Nijo Castle, built in 1603 as an imperial palace. P ...
Fushimi Inari & Sake Tasting

Fushimi Inari & Sake Tasting

Kyoto, Japan
Combine your love of sake and your love of temples on this tour. Visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum with its displays of traditional tools and methods ...
Highlights of Japan

Highlights of Japan

Kyoto, Hakone, Japan, Tokyo
Visiting the popular areas of Tokyo, Mt.Fuji and Kyoto, this tour also includes Tsumago and Magome, taking you back 400 years into towns from the days ...
Japan’s Golden Route

Japan’s Golden Route

Kyoto, Kanazawa, Hakone, Japan, Osaka, Tokyo
This history, cultural and scenic tour of Japan covers key cities including visits to the spectacular Mt.Fuji and Shirakawago. Destination Japan ...
Japan’s Grand Tour

Japan’s Grand Tour

Kyoto, Hakone, Japan, Osaka, Tokyo
Japan is blessed with a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – on this grand tour, capture the best of Japan and explore some of these enlisted sites ...
Kumano Ancient Trail

Kumano Ancient Trail

Kyoto, Japan
Discover the Kumano Kodo, a network of pilgrimage routes through the southern Kansai region. Only one of two UNESCO World Heritage Listed Pilgrimage R ...
Kyoto by Night

Kyoto by Night

Kyoto, Japan
Enjoy an amazing night of culture, colour, music and cuisine. Travel to Gion corner to admire the exotic, and beautiful traditional dance of the Maiko ...
Kyoto Culture

Kyoto Culture

Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto oozes culture and on this tour, gain an insight into just a small piece of what’s on offer in this city. Begin with a visit to Kenninji Temple, ...
Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove

Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove

Kyoto, Japan
With Mt.Arashiyama as the backdrop, take a relaxing walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove accompanied by an English-speaking guide. Visit the temple ga ...
Kyoto’s Temples & Shrines

Kyoto’s Temples & Shrines

Kyoto, Japan
This popular tour visits temples and shrines of different elegance – an ideal showcase of Kyoto’s special features. Visit Heian Jingu Shrine, with its ...
Nakasendo Trail

Nakasendo Trail

Kyoto, Japan, Tokyo
Explore one of Japan’s ancient highways – the Nakasendo Trail. Linking Kyoto to Tokyo during Japan’s feudal period, it was the ‘road through the ...
Scenic Japan

Scenic Japan

Kyoto, Japan, Tokyo
This tour highlights the most popular areas for a first time or short visit to Japan – starting in undoubtedly one of the most exciting cities i ...
Takayama Heritage Trail

Takayama Heritage Trail

Kyoto, Kanazawa, Japan
Head inland on this great tour to visit the impressive Takayama and Kanazawa area including the Samurai residences; a real insight into old and tradit ...

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