Private Tours in Kyoto

Kyoto Tours

From graceful geishas to exquisite temples, let the city of Kyoto amaze you. See its treasures in quiet contemplation with a friendly and knowledgeable local guide.

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Our Guides offer 138 unique (and customizable!) tours in Kyoto. When are you visiting?


Why sit on a bus with 50 other people…
..when it can be just as affordable to take a private tour?
Choose the itinerary and pace that suits YOUR family and friends.
The ToursByLocals Kyoto team has an experience that’s just right for you.
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Adventure / Active  After Dark  City  Day Trip / Out of Town  First Time Visitor  Food and Wine  Hiking and Walking  Local Experience  Museums / Culture  Nature and Wildlife  Religious Heritage  Shopping  Shore Excursion  Youth and Family

Kyoto First Time Visitor Tours

Kyoto one day sightseeing guided tour

Kyoto one day sightseeing guided tour

Explore the best of Kyoto in 8 hours sightseeing guided tour

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Arashiyama one day sightseeing guided tour

Arashiyama one day sightseeing guided,...

Enjoy the nature of Arashiyama in a half day sightseeing guided tour

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Gion night guided tour - Kyoto

Gion night guided tour - Kyoto

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Enjoy the historic Gion guided tour in Kyoto

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Kyoto City Tours

Eastern Kyoto 1-day Private Tour

Eastern Kyoto 1-day Private Tour

Let's walk the Philosopher's Path with a private guide

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Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto (Silver pavilion/Philosopher's path/Nanzenji temple/Kiyomizu temple/Gion district.)

Full day private tour to eastern Kyoto,...

Visit the most popular points in eastern Kyoto with a private guide

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Full day private tour to western Kyoto (Nijyo castle/Golden pavilion/Ryoanji temlple/Tenryuji temple/Bamboo path.)

Full day private tour to western Kyoto,...

Visit the most popular points in western Kyoto with a private guide

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Kyoto Shore Excursion Tours

Kyoto 'Really' Local Day Tour

Kyoto 'Really' Local Day Tour

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Local Kyoto Samurai History Tour

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Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka

Kyoto Full Day Tour by Car from Osaka

Visiting the most popular places of Kyoto

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Kyoto Museums / Culture Tours

Full day Private tour to Himeji castle from Kyoto ( or Osaka) by Shinkansen with the bonus trip to Kobe.

Full day Private tour to Himeji castle,...

Optional tour for Sake brewery plant and/or Kobe beef lunch is available.

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Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour

Kyoto Highlight Full-Day Private Tour

Let's explore an old capital of Japan with a local guide!

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Northern Lake Biwa-Private tour

Northern Lake Biwa-Private tour

Trip to island of worship Chikubu-sima and Nagahama castle town

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Kyoto Food and Wine Tours

Osaka food Tour

Osaka food Tour

Enjoying local food and food !!

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Gourmet Tour 50 Michelin in Kyoto

Gourmet Tour 50 Michelin in Kyoto

+ 50 famous and popular restaurants. Kyoto is the capital for foodies.

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Izakaya and Geisha(Maiko) town Private guided tour

Izakaya and Geisha(Maiko) town Private,...

Enjoy Fushimi Inari and famous Geisha town, Gastronomic experience,...

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Kyoto Local Experience Tours

Walk Nara Emperor Roads and Kyoto Shogun Roads with a Private History Guide

Walk Nara Emperor Roads and Kyoto Shogun,...

Exploring Japan's most important world heritage sites

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Most popular sites around Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto 8 hours

Most popular sites around Philosopher's,...

Cherry Blossoms in spring and Tranquility in other seasons

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Your Own Kyoto-Private Full Day Tour

Your Own Kyoto-Private Full Day Tour

Discover the wide variety of cultures at the ancient capital, Kyoto

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Kyoto Day Trip / Out of Town Tours

Kyoto & Nara Highlight One-Day PrivateTour

Kyoto & Nara Highlight One-Day PrivateTour

Let's visit ancient capital cities with a private guide

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One day trip to AmanoHashidate from Kyoto

One day trip to AmanoHashidate from Kyoto

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looking at the different Kyoto

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Kyoto Religious Heritage Tours

Northeast of Kyoto City

Northeast of Kyoto City

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Ginkaku-ji, Philosopher's Walk, Nanzen-ji, Shogun-zuka with your private,...

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City Center tour

City Center tour

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Nijo Castle, Kitano Shrine, Old Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Gion

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Kyoto Selective Highlights 6 hours

Kyoto Selective Highlights 6 hours

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You can choose one selective one from 11 courses.

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Kyoto Youth and Family Tours

Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour

Personalized Private 4-hour Kyoto Tour

Discover your own Kyoto with a private guide

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3.5-hour Gion Private Evening Tour

3.5-hour Gion Private Evening Tour

Elusive images in the Geisha district

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Kyoto Hiking and Walking Tours

Private Half Day Walking Tour of the Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama

Private Half Day Walking Tour of the,...

Explore Kyoto's Arashiyama district with your own Local Guide

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Private Tour for Kyoto - Half Day walking tour of Kiyomizu temple and Gion district

Private Tour for Kyoto - Half Day walking,...

Explore the Higashiyama district with your own Local Guide

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Takao to Arashiyama hike - a Private Day Tour on the outskirts of Kyoto

Takao to Arashiyama hike - a Private,...

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A beautiful and easy hike from the mountain village of Takao to Arashiyama

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Kyoto Nature and Wildlife Tours

Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area in Far Western Kyoto for 6 hours.

Private Tours to Arashiyama /Sagano area,...

Enjoy riding on trams with scenic river views and visiting Tenryuji,...

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Highlights in Arashiyama and Gion area 8 hours

Highlights in Arashiyama and Gion area,...

Would you like to bask in Bamboo Grove Bath?

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Kyoto Mt. Daimonji Trekking tour

Kyoto Mt. Daimonji Trekking tour

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-Trekking from Bishamondo to Nanzenji via Mt. Daimonji -

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Kyoto Shopping Tours

Tomoko's Customized Private Tour

Tomoko's Customized Private Tour

Customized Full-day Tour in Kyoto with a private guide

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Essential Kyoto private tour

Essential Kyoto private tour

The very highlights of Kyoto in one day

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Western Highlights in Kyoto for the first time visitor

Western Highlights in Kyoto for the first,...

Discover major sites and some hidden spots with a private guide

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Kyoto After Dark Tours

Kyoto Afternoon Tour + Gion Evening Tour

Kyoto Afternoon Tour + Gion Evening Tour

Strolling Gion is absolutely essential

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Gourmet Tour 50 Michelin in Kyoto

Gourmet Tour 50 Michelin in Kyoto

+ 50 famous and popular restaurants. Kyoto is the capital for foodies.

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3.5-hour Gion Private Evening Tour

3.5-hour Gion Private Evening Tour

Elusive images in the Geisha district

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Kyoto Adventure / Active Tours

Highlights in Arashiyama and Gion area 8 hours

Highlights in Arashiyama and Gion area,...

Would you like to bask in Bamboo Grove Bath?

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Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike tour

Central Kyoto eco-friendly bike tour

Ancient streets, quiet streams, beautiful temples and gardens

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One day trip to AmanoHashidate from Kyoto

One day trip to AmanoHashidate from Kyoto

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looking at the different Kyoto

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Our Guides offer 138 unique (and customizable!) tours in Kyoto.