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Kyoto Urban Adventures

Kyoto, Japan
About Kyoto Urban Adventures
Kyoto Urban Adventures offers unique and authentic day tours around Kyoto. They range from 3 to 8 hour adventures and uncover back streets, hidden gems, and fascinating sights. Step into the lives of locals, find out what makes the city tick, and get acquainted with the local food, culture, and traditions of Kyoto. A local expert guide will take you on your urban adventure and give you valuable insights into the cultural capital of Japan.
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Kyoto Half-Day Small-Group Cultural Small Group or Private Tour

Learn about Kyoto’s history and culture in just a half day on this guided cultural walking tour. Guided commentary allows you to delve deep into the history of Japan’s former imperial city while visiting the Tofukuji Temple, Fushimi Inarii Shrine, and Gion Geisha district, which would be difficult to visit independently in the same time frame. The small-group size means you can wander down back roads you wouldn't necessarily find on your own, and snacks and entrance fees are included.
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3 hours 30 minutes
from US$75.50

Kyoto Small-Group or Private Bike Tour

Pedal off the beaten path in Kyoto on this half-day bike tour. You’ll get an overview of the city, while leaving the navigation to your guide. With a maximum of nine people in your group, you'll have plenty of opportunity for questions as you explore the former imperial city, criss-crossed with back alleys and hidden paths. Travel light, as you’ll be provided with a bicycle and helmet.
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3 hours
from US$82.85

Lonely Planet Experiences: Small-Group or Private Kyoto Walking Tour

Kyoto is Japan’s cultural capital, an elegant, history-filled city packed with hidden attractions and lively street culture. During this intimate walking tour, get an insider’s peek at the famed historic neighborhoods as the lantern-lit streets spring to life in the evening. Sample one-of-a-kind local snacks, from frozen banana to skewered squid. And because this is a small-group tour, you have plenty of time to ask questions. 
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3 hours 30 minutes
from US$101.12
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SHollenbeck wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked a virtual tour of Kyoto's traditional Higashiyama neighborhood from Amazon Explore. We had the pleasure and good fortune to have Akemi as our tour guide. She spoke good English and was very accommodating to our requests for pictures, shopping, and information. We truly felt the Japan experience and enjoyed it so much, we want to do more travel explore segments. We had been to Japan but somehow missed this beautiful neighborhood. Akemi engaged the local people and introduced them to us and they would take the time to say hello! We saw geishas and couples getting married. Then Akemi helped us look for souvenirs, which we have already received back in the U.S.! The best part was Akemi writing on a monkey wish souvenir and hanging it at the temple. We are planning a trip to Japan and were so impressed with Akemi, we definitely will try to contact her for tour services and thank her in person for such a wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: April 2021
1 Helpful vote
LuciaP wrote a review Jan 2021
Shimoda, Japan3 contributions4 helpful votes
My tour guide Miyake was very informative on the history of Japan, and a very nice and friendly person. I would recommend this tour if you want a quick full view of the principal places of Kyoto
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Date of experience: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Benjamin C wrote a review Nov 2020
Okinawa City, Japan16 contributions3 helpful votes
I had a great experience with Miyake! He was knowledgeable, fun and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour and you will be very lucky if you get Miyake as your tour guide!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Suzanne Garrett wrote a review Oct 2020
36 contributions28 helpful votes
Honestly my guide, Miyake Nobumasa was the best part of the tour. He had so much knowledge of the area and Japan history I learned so much! And he clarified some history details I had heard from others, but his explanations made much more sense. Ask him about the jizo's. The whole morning was great. We walked at a good pace. And Miyake was patient as I continually hunted for goshuin. Thanks!
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Date of experience: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
Simes A wrote a review Aug 2020
Singapore3 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic tour through Kyoto thanks to Akemi-San, thank you! Great to get some background on the city and see some of the sights whilst riding mostly off road on quiet paths.
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Date of experience: August 2020
1 Helpful vote