Top 21 Things to do in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is one of Japan’s most enchanting cities. Located on the island of Honshu, this wondrous city is a mixture of old-world charm and modern progression. It is easy to find an abundance of fun things to do in Kyoto, and it is simple to get a map of the city to find out where the best Kyoto activities are located. You can find terrific deals on Kyoto travel packages including flights, hotel rooms, and Kyoto tours on Expedia.

5-Day Kansai Area Exploration Package Plan by 2 to Go Tour
Experience all that the magnificent Kansai region has to offer with a package that includes transportation, discounts for shopping and sightseeing activities, and translation services. It's the quickest and easiest way for international visitors to immerse themselves in the area... Read More

Categories: Tickets & Passes

5 days

$57
per person

Full-Day Kyoto Excursion by 2 to Go Tour
Enjoy a peaceful, quiet journey from Osaka to Kyoto, a charming city on the Japanese island of Honshu. Board a comfortable bus equipped with a helpful foreign language support system, ensuring you don't miss a minute of the information available... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours 20 minutes

$64
per person

Full-Day Kyoto Excursion by Yokoso Japan
Board the fastest train in Japan for quick transport from Tokyo to Kyoto. Kyoto is renowned for its 3 famous temples—Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji, and Kiyomizu-dera—on this tour you get to explore each. Then, from your comfortable seat in the coach, listen... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours 20 minutes

$279
per person

Japanese Gardens & Miniature Landscapes Tour
Immerse yourself in the ultimate garden design experience with a small-group tour led by a scholar in Japanese art and history. Wander along miniature landscapes and admire the balance, precision, and beauty of each creation in Muromachi- and Heian period-influenced... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$96
per person

Kimono Rental & Subway Pass by 2 To Go
Have you ever wanted to get dressed up in a kimono and explore Kyoto? With this 1-day rental, select your head-to-toe outfit from hundreds of kimono options. Get dressing tips from an expert and use a convenient 1-day pass to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$58
per person

Kimono Rental with Sweets by 2 To Go
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Kyoto, dressed to the nines in a traditional kimono, and taste some sweet treats. With a full kimono set provided, add a twist to your sightseeing. After choosing your outfit for the day from more... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$42
per person

Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji & Kiyomizu-dera Temple Tour by 2 to Go
Experience the splendid old city of Kyoto, home to hundreds of unique temples where various sects of Buddhist monks congregate. Visit the 3 most famous temples in Kyoto—Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple—while learning about their historical significance. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$43
per person

Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera & Kodai-ji Temple Tour by 2 to Go
Discover the serene beauty of Kyoto, a charming town featuring over 1,000 Buddhist temples and surrounded by mountains. Visit 3 of the most popular and significant temples—Kinkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera, and Kodai-ji—and learn what makes them stand out among the crowd. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$38
per person

Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour
Explore the must-see sights of history-rich Kyoto, including the spectacular Nijo Castle, eminent Kinkaku-ji, and grand Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, embark for Nara, home of pacific Nara Park and the famous temple of Todai-ji. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$122
per person

Kyoto Afternoon Tour
Explore some of the most celebrated shrines and temples in the historic city of Kyoto. A knowledgeable guide leads your afternoon tour to several of Kyoto’s hallowed locations, and along age-old streets for a unique shopping opportunity. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$49
per person

Kyoto Full-Day Tour
Spend a full day discovering the best sights Kyoto has to offer, including grand castles and sacred temples. These spectacular attractions make your time in Kyoto an unforgettable experience. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$110
per person

Kyoto Morning Tour
Wander through the royal gardens and majestic interiors of Kyoto’s famous castles and palaces. Get a glimpse of the historic lifestyles of imperial Kyoto on this guided morning tour, and marvel at the beautifully landscaped gardens and traditional architecture. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$53
per person

Nara Afternoon Tour
Embark on an afternoon trip from Kyoto to the neighboring city of Nara, where you explore a temple that contains Japan's largest Buddha. Tame deer greet you on the verdant grounds of a city center park, and you get a... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$62
per person

Private 2-Day Ohara & Mt. Heizan Tour by Bashukways Travel
On this private tour see Sanzen-in temple and visit one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history, Enryaku-ji. These spectacular sites are sure to make your 2-day tour from Kyoto a memorable excursion. Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$530
per person

Private Full-Day City Bike Tour by Bashukways Travel
Discover the true beauty of the city while cycling through the streets of Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. Coast along Katsura River to Arashiyama and visit the World Heritage Sites of Tenryu-ji temple and Shimogamo Shrine. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$99
per person

Private Fushimi Shrine & Sake Tour by Bashukways Travel
On this short tour discover the significant shrine of Fushimi Inari Shrine and visit a sake brewery to learn the history of making sake and sample the popular fermented alcoholic drink. With your own private guide, these spectacular attractions make... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$47
per person

Scholar-Led Nishiki Market Walking Tour
Explore the culinary delights of "Kyoto's Kitchen," Nishiki Market, famous for its fresh produce and specialty ingredients. Gain in-depth knowledge of washoku—traditional Japanese cuisine—and enjoy a typical lunch on this walking tour.

Nishiki Market is bustling with shoppers visiting... Read More

$139
per person

Scholar-Led Shintoism & Buddhism Walking Tour
It has been said that, when it comes to religion, many Japanese are "born Shinto, die Buddhist. " Learn the history behind this phrase as you delve into the interconnectedness of Japanese religions. Explore the history and customs of both... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$96
per person

Shared Shuttle: Kansai International Airport (KIX)-Kyoto
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Kansai International Airport and your Kyoto hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Kansai International Airport, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

2 hours

Free cancellation

$29
per person

Small-Group Kyoto City of Culture Tour by Urban Adventures
Reflect on the culturally rich history of Kyoto—Japan's capital for more than 1,000 years—on this relaxed, guided stroll through the city. Gaze at the red torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, soak up the stillness of Tofukuji Temple’s Zen gardens,... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$55
per person

Small-Group Kyoto Cycling Tour by Urban Adventures
Climb on a bike and set off to discover the cultural and historical heart of Kyoto. Cycle down historic streets and by scenic waterways as you discover the city’s most famous and impressive shrines and temples. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$65
per person

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