Kyoto Day Tours and Trips

With a staggering number of ancient Buddhist temples, impeccable gardens and majestic palaces, Kyoto is Japan's most culturally rich city. Home to no less than 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites and some 400 Shinto shrines dedicated to Japan's indigenous faith, Kyoto houses the country's most important works of art. It's also an evocative portrait of old Japan, having served as the capital for more than a thousand years, with traditional wooden houses lining neatly paved streets and geisha practising traditions handed down generations. See for yourself all that Kyoto has to offer with our day tours and activities ready to book online today.

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Please note that our Kyoto day tours and activities operate independently from our longer multi-destination tours in Japan.

Next Departures - Kyoto Day Tours and Excursions

ExcursionDurationNext DepartureFrom USD
Gion Walking Tour by Night 100 minutes 22 Jun 2018 USD $11.16
Samurai School: Samurai for a Day 2 hours 23 Jun 2018 USD $65.13
Fushimi Inari and Sake Brewery Tour 3 hours 30 minutes 28 Jun 2018 USD $120.58
Kyoto Samurai Performance Show Admission Ticket 60 minutes 23 Jun 2018 USD $27.91
Itajime Shibori Scarf Class 30 to 60 mins 23 Jun 2018 USD $30.07

Best things to do in Kyoto

Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour with Snacks

3 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $82.69

Experience Kyoto at night to discover its true magic on this small-group walking tour with samplings...

Kyoto Rickshaw Tour in Bamboo Grove, Arashiyama, Higashiyama

3 hours
FROM USD $41.87

Ride through the most picturesque and historic districts in Kyoto aboard a traditional Japanese...

Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

3 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $93.04

Visit the famous attractions and hidden gems of Kyoto on this 3-hour bike tour of the city with...

Kyoto Samurai Performance Show Admission Ticket

60 minutes
FROM USD $27.91

Discover the art of Japan’s ‘sword dance’ with performances of both traditional and new-style...

Fushimi Inari and Sake Brewery Tour

3 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $120.58

Take a tour of Kyoto’s Inari district on this guided morning tour with a walk through the iconic...

Gion Walking Tour by Night

100 minutes
FROM USD $11.16

Explore Kyoto’s most traditional district and get to know the culture of Kagai, maiko and geiko on...

Private Kyoto Streets Tour with a Photographer

9 hours
FROM USD $1,162.77

Capture the stunning sites of Kyoto with the guidance of an experienced photographer/guide on this...

Itajime Shibori Scarf Class

30 to 60 mins
FROM USD $30.07

Learn how to make your own shibori silk scarf during this interactive class and take home a...

Tea House Experience with a Maiko in Kyoto

2 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $1,125.00

Visit a traditional ochaya tea house where geisha entertain on this exclusive small-group excursion...

Kyoto Nishiki Market Tour with 7 Course Lunch

3 hours
FROM USD $135.00

Experience the ‘kitchen of Kyoto’ on this walking food tour through the Nishiki Food Market with...

Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

9 hours
FROM USD $125.60

Cover the highlights of Kyoto on this full-day guided sightseeing tour with highlights including...

Samurai School: Samurai for a Day

2 hours
FROM USD $65.13

Become a samurai for the day at Kyoto’s samurai school, trying your hand at Japanese...

Gion and Kamogawa Evening Food Tour in Kyoto

3 hours
FROM USD $178.00

Celebrate Japan’s traditional multi-course dinner of Kaiseki Ryouri on this evening food tour of...

Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

10 hours
FROM USD $139.56

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour that includes Nijo Castle,...

Private Kyoto and Nara Tour with a Professional Photographer

9 hours
FROM USD $1,199.99

Visit some of Kyoto and Nara’s most iconic sights with an experienced photographer guide who will...

Scholar-led 'Religion in Japan' Kyoto Walking Tour

3 hours
FROM USD $89.00

Visit Kyoto’s most important Shinto and Buddhist landmarks on this walking tour of the city with a...

Todaiji Temple, Deer Park & Kasuga Shrine

5 hours 30 minutes
FROM USD $70.71

Spend an afternoon discovering the historic treasures of Nara including Todaiji Temple, Deer Park...

Planning a longer visit to Japan?

Browse some of our popular multi-day trips that spend a day or more in Kyoto. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Kyoto on a bespoke touring itinerary to Japan, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

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