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Private Dinner with a Geisha
"This experience is a guided tour with a private dinner with one maiko. This is a truly private and authentic party arrangement with a privately arranged maiko for approximately two hours. This includes a guided tour and Japanese dinner course. You may choose from two options: a half Kaiseki course option in a room with others or a full Kaiseki cour or Kaiseki ryouri is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner that came about originally when monks would ward off hunger with warm stones. Due to the half Kaiseki option being in a room shared with others voices from neighboring tables may be overheard. But there will still be one maiko with her undivided attention to the room.For the full Kaiseki course at the Japanese restaurant’s private room there will be one maiko there specifically for your room.Both half and full Kaiseki meal options will meet at 5pm at the Minamiza theater and will go on a guided tour of the geiko and maiko district. Then at around 6pm
From JPY16,000.00
 
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"The tour starts at 9am from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the JR Kyoto Station building. You are requested to select one of two different courses Northwest-bound course or the Southeast-bound course. The Northwest-bound course visits the Bamboo Grove the Rock Garden (Ryoanji Temple) the Golden Pavilion and the Nijo Castle or the Nishiki Market. The Southeast-bound course visits the Sake Brewery the Fushimi Inari Taisha the Sanjusangendo Temple the Kiyomizudera Temple and the Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka Slope.Tour ends at 4pm near the Gion area
From JPY10,000.00
 
Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
"You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Kyoto at 9am and first head to Nijo Castle where you will spend approximately 60 minutes exploring. The Nijo Castle was the residence of the Shogun when they visited Kyoto on special occasions. T also marks the event when the last Shogun returned the governing power to the Emperor. The second stop will be the Kinkaku-ji Temple which was built by the third shogun of the Ashikaga clan in the 14th century. It is famous as """"Golden Pavilion"""" because of its gorgeous gildings. The shape of this building is reflected on the surface of the pond in the front creating a picturesque view. You can enjoy the view of the palace all four seasons of the year. Along with Nijo castle the Kinkaku-ji Temple is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.After visiting these amazing sights you will be dropped back at your hotel in Kyoto at around 1pm."""
From JPY16,000.00

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City Buses

We used local buses to travel to some of the temples and sights in Kyoto. We found the buses from the Central Bus Station (right opposite the railway station) to be very convenient, and the terminal...
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Trains

We arrived in Kansai airport in Osaka and to much of our luck and surprise we literally flew thru ... we spent 3 minutes in immigrations and 30 seconds in customs .. we landed at 2:45 pm and we were...
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Shinkansen

We arrived in Kyoto on a bullet train from Osaka, a journey of just 15 minutes - but around an hour by regular train! The station is on the southern edge of the main downtown area and is very modern...
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Taxis

Taxis are a good option for some journeys at least if like us you're trying to pack a lot of sights into a too-brief visit to Kyoto. We used them to get around on our first day in order to visit two...
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Subway

The Randen Streetcars, also known as the Keifuku train, has two lines, the Arashiyama line and the Kitano line, which intersect at Katabiranotsuji. The streetcar primarily serves the western area of...
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Bicycle

Kyoto offers so much to see and explore that you have to find the best way of transportation not to hurt your budget. Bicycle is a cheap and convenient way to travel around Kyoto. You can rent...
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Air Travel

Itami (ITM) is closer to Kyoto based on the experiences of myself and my fellow tour group members this past November. Until Kansai (KIX) opened it was the main airport in the region. Most flights...
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Highway Bus

Shinkansen costs too much? Do consider taking the overnight Highway bus! Cheap and convenient way to get to and from Kyoto via Tokyo., saving you 1 night's accomodation cost. Willer Bus company...
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Rickshaws

a 3000 en for 20 mins ride .... a healthy young man wearing speciall clothes pulling a car along the bamboo grooves road......... well when i just think of it 3000en or 30 dollars are agood price for...
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Passes

If bicycle is not a good option for you, then you need to use metro and bus combinations to reach your destination in Kyoto. Traffica Kyo Card is available from Kyoto City Transport vendors and subway...
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Getting There

Kyoto is located 450km W of Tokyo and 50km NE of Osaka. From abroad you will fly into Kansai Airport in Osaka while from other towns in Japan you can take train or bus. By plane There is no airport...
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Getting Around

Hopefully Kyoto isn’t huge but many of its famous attractions are spread away from each other so it requires a bit of planning if you are tight in time. We booked a hotel near the train station...
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I'm here

Already shared a few of my insights of getting to Kyoto... so all that's left to show you in this transportation tip, is this photo was taken at the point that I arrived. When I took the photo I was a...
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huggy93
Nov 15, 2004

Train Station

Kyoto, as any other big city in Japan, is very well connected by an efficient railway network. When you arrive, you just wonder what will you find outside: the station is a massive building packed...
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davidlop
Nov 09, 2003

Top Hotels in Kyoto

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JR Kyoto Station Karasuma Entrance Karasuma-Dori Shiokoji-Sagaru Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto, Japan
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Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku, 604-0902
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644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 605-0941, Japan
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17 Minami-ku Nishi Kujoin-machi, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 601-8412, Japan
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1 Awadaguchi Kachocho, Higashiyama-ku, Sanjo Keage, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0052, Japan
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Karasuma Sanjyo Minami Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 604-8161, Japan
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Top Things to Do in Kyoto

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Kinkaku-ji - Golden Pavilion

By bus from downtown we reached Kinkaku-ji Temple after 40’. First we took some cold coffee from the machines outside the temple grounds and then we walked inside, purchased our ticket (¥400) and we...
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Kiyomizu Temple

I wish you shelter from the storm / A cozy fire to keep you warm But most of all when snowflakes fall / I wish you love I wish you love (Frank Sinatra) Second day in Kyoto and we woke up early...
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Gion (Geisha District)

Gion is the famous geisha districted that is located between Yasaka Shrine and Kamo river with Shijo Dori crossing in the heart of it. We visited the district twice, first early in the morning on...
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Nijo Castle

The most famous castles in Japan are located on spectacular naturally defensible landforms. Nijō castle though stands on a plain, now surrounded by the city of Kyoto. It is defended therefore by...
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Fushimi Inari Shrine

Normally I try to take people to see Fushimi Inari shrine in the afternoon; it normally fits in between a train trip from somewhere (and hotel check-in) and dusk, and the light is good for...
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Philosopher's Path

The Philosopher's Path is a stone path in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto. It follows a narrow canal which is lined with hundreds of cherry trees. We were fortunate enough to see it when these were...
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joiwatani

"Kyoto is a must see for every tourist in Japan!"
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Rabbityama

"Cultural Capital Kyoto"
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bkoon

"WORLD OF ITS OWN (Kyoto,Nara,Osaka,Himeji &..."
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Pixiekatten

"KYOTO - THE HEART OF JAPAN"
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toonsarah

"City of two thousand shrines"
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