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Kyoto, with its hundreds of temples and gardens, was the imperial capital between 794 and 1868, and remains the cultural center of Japan. With an astonishing 1,600 Buddhist temples, 400 Shinto shrines, a trio of palaces, and dozens of gardens and museums, Kyoto is Japan's cultural treasure house.

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Kyoto Cultural Tours

Savor the beauty and charm of Kyoto on this small-group cultural tour. An ancient yet elegant city, Kyoto showcases all that is refined and unique about Japanese culture. Wander through Zen gardens, visit shrines and temples, and catch glimpses of geishas in their kimonos …

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Kyoto Day Trips & Excursions

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on a full-day tour from Kyoto. See all the highlights of Kyoto including visits to Nijo Castle and the Imperial Palace. Then travel to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nara and some of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan. Hand-feed the deer and see the Kasuga Shrine with more than 3,000 lanterns …

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Kyoto Food, Wine & Nightlife

Taste the culture of Japan with a sake-tasting tour at Inari, home to some of the best sakes in Japan. Visit a sake brewery to learn the history of sake production and sample the local drop. Enjoy a tasting at a specialty sake liquor store and pay a visit to the god of rice –- Fushimi Inari Shrine. Travel by train from Kyoto to Inari, where you will find some of the best sake in the country. Start with a small walking tour of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, dedicated to the god of rice …

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Kyoto Private & Custom Tours

If you want to possess a deeper understanding of Shintoism and Buddhism, the religions of Japan, this private 3-hour walking tour of Kyoto is the perfect introduction. A local scholar will guide your private party through the streets of Gion and take you to several spiritual sites in the cultural capital. Explore Yasaka Shrine, Kennin-ji Temple and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple. You’ll learn about the symbols and structures of these Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, and discover the daily rituals of resident monks …

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Kyoto Sightseeing Tours

Kyoto was Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country's seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face. Over the centuries, Kyoto was destroyed by many wars and fires, but due to its historic value, the city was not chosen as a target of air raids during World War II. Countless temples, shrines and other historically priceless structures survive in the city today …

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Kyoto Transfers

Take the stress out of airport arrivals by arranging for a private transfer from the Osaka airport to any location within Kyoto! Your professional driver will meet you inside the airport and take you by comfortable private vehicle from either the Kansai International Airport or Osaka International Airport (Itami Airport) to your appointed destination. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week …

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Kyoto Walking & Biking Tours

Stroll through rural bamboo groves and visit mountain temples outside Kyoto on this morning walking tour of the Sagano and Arashiyama districts. You'll experience the tranquil beauty of Japan's rural temples and gardens, and experience Japanese life outside the big cities. Your morning walk begins at Sagano, northwest of the Kyoto Basin, with a stroll through the verdant Sagano Bamboo Grove surrounded by mountains in the greater area of Arashiyama …

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Kyoto was the capital of Japan and residence of the Emperor from 794 until 1868, when the capital was moved to Tokyo. During its millennium at the center of Japanese power, culture, tradition, and religion, it accumulated an unparalleled collection of palaces, temples and shrines, for emperors, shoguns, and monks …

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