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View our collection of private Kyoto walking and food tours

We look forward to showing you the hidden charms of Japan's ancient capital!

Picture of Kyoto Guided Walks clients enjoying the beautiful garden of Shisendo temple, Kyoto
4 to 5 hours

Secluded zen gardens of Shisendo & Enkoji

Beautiful zen temple gardens, quaint neighbourhoods and hidden forest shrines

Heian Jingu shrine in Kyoto, Japan in late afternoon
7 - 8 hours

Backstreets of Higashiyama

World heritage temples, stunning gardens, rich local culture and old cobbled streets

Photo from summit of Mt Hiei in Kyoto looking north with Lake Biwa in distance
6 hours

Mt Hiei & Enryakuji monastery - gourmet hiking tour

Mountain top monasteries, Buddhist temple cuisine, fascinating history and beautiful forest trails

6 Hours

Kibune & Kurama – Kyoto’s mountain retreat

Mystic mountain temples, forest hikes, riverside dining and hot springs

4 hours

Fushimi Inari shrine & Southern Kyoto

Vermilion gates, tasty street food and zen temple architecture

Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion Kyoto picture with lake reflection and green pine trees
4 - 5 Hours

Kinkakuji, Ryoanji and Northern Kyoto

The Golden Pavilion, Kyoto's finest rock garden and delicious mochi sweets

Arashiyama Kyoto traditional wooden boat on Katsura river in autumn photo
7 - 8 Hours

Hidden charms of Arashiyama

Moon viewing bridges, bamboo forests, secret temples and river walks

Shinnyodo temple near Philosophers Path sunset photo with red autumn leaves
4 hours

Ginkakuji and Northern Higashiyama

Philosopher's paths, the Silver Pavilion and hidden pagodas

Photo of Nishiki Market, Kyoto showing dried fish and pickles on display
2 hours

Kyoto by night – Nishiki Market & Gion

Kyoto's kitchen, ancient entertainment districts and the world of geisha


Latest tour reviews

star rating  Great tour full of insight - Great tour - our guide Keith had decades of insight from living and working in Japan so we asked him all the questions that had built up on our holiday... read more

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May 14, 2024

star rating  Fun food and drink tour of the Nishiki Market & Gion area  - My 20-year-old daughter and I did the Nishiki Market & Gion food tour with Keith and it was so much fun! Keith guided us through various interesting food samples... read more

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February 24, 2024

star rating  Best way to see Kyoto  - Don't do a big bus tour when you can do this instead. It's so much more personal and way less touristy. Keith was outstanding -- he's a longtime... read more

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November 19, 2023
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