All tours are private and conducted by the highest rated foreign guide in Kyoto on Trip Advisor.

Half Day Tours

Half Day Kyoto Highlights Tour

Designed to give you a glimpse at some of the best locations in Kyoto, and also gain insight into Kyoto's rich history and culture. The Highlights tour is recommended for first time visitors or guests with limited time to spend sightseeing but still want to squeeze in as many great locations as possible.

Half Day Arashiyama Backroads Tour

Arashiyama's forested mountains and traditional houses lining winding roads will bring on the feeling of stepping into a small countryside village - all without leaving the Kyoto city limits. Explore a side of Kyoto that you would never imagine exists only 20 minutes from Kyoto Station on this walking tour.

Half Day Visit to Nara

No trip to Kyoto is complete without a journey to Nara, only 40 minutes south. KyoTours can take you there to experience the world famous HUGE Buddha statue and thousands of friendly wild deer. It's a whole other side of the Kansai region that many tourists don't even know about!

Full Day Tours

Full Day Grand Tour of Kyoto

Let KyoTours guide you through east and west Kyoto on a one day private adventure that will leave you with an impressive overview of the ancient capital. Newly updated and expanded! This tour has been recently revised to show you even more of Kyoto's hidden gems and rich history.

Full Day Higashiyama Culture Tour

The ideal cultural experience for those who want slip back in time and explore Kyoto's most famous district. From lavish temple complexes to the backstreets of Gion, the dynamic architecture and rich history of Higashiyama will give you an in depth look at the city's exciting traditional culture.

Custom Tours

How do you want to experience Kyoto? Visiting temples? Shopping? Eating? Hiking? Work with KyoTours to craft your own experience and let's create a tour that suits your budget and interests. From a single afternoon to multiple days, the possibilities are endless...                     

Exclusive Experiences


Premium Kyoto Tour

The ultimate Kyoto VIP experience with private luxury transportation and access to some of city's best hidden sites. A fully customizable itinerary means you can design your ideal tour, or let us surprise you with a fantastic day filled with amazing food, cultural wonders, and Kyoto's timeless beauty.

Overnight Journey to Koyasan

In the mountains of Wakayama is a remarkable and ancient religious site. KyoTours offers an exclusive overnight Koyasan tour that will provide you with a fascinating experience at Koyasan. A truly special experience in one of Japan's most treasured cities. Departs conveniently from Kyoto or Osaka.  


Hands On Cultural Activities

Unique Tea Ceremony Experience

KyoTours Japan and Kyugetsu Tea House invite you to an experience that you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy a unique ceremony led by native English-speaking experts in the art of tea that will leave you both enlightened and awed at the refinement that the ceremony celebrates. A truly special event.

Wagashi Sweets Workshop

Wagashi are Japanese sweets that are all about presentation and design. Try your hand at creating these edible works of art with KyoTours along for translation and support. Perfect for families, kids, couples, or anyone who has a sweet tooth and wants to embrace their inner creativity.

Goshuin Temple Seals & Calligraphy Collecting

Add an interesting touch to any of our tours by using a special book to collect beautiful seals and calligraphy at each temple and shrine you visit while in Kyoto. This traditional activity of pilgrims is a fun and interactive way to experience the culture of Japan and create your own souvenir.