Kyoto Crafts & Culture


Create crafts and memories in Japan's original capital

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 6 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Experience the traditional serenity of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
  • Explore the detailed architecture and grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • View the golden glory of Kinkaku-ji Temple
  • Transport back to the 1600s with a visit to Nijo Castle
  • Create works of art with block print, cloisonné work and other techniques at Kyoto Handicraft Center
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  • 6 Apr 2018
    The tour bus was comfy and the tour guide was lovely and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the arts and crafts at the second part of the tour after the buffet lunch.

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What To Expect

Inspire your creativity with the impressive sights of Kyoto. You'll experience the giant wooden Nijo Castle, the pure gold pavilion of Kinkaku-ji Temple and the ancient grounds of Kyoto Imperial Palace. Afterwards you'll end your trip with a craft workshop at Kyoto Handicraft center. Test out your creativity with block print, cloisonné work and other Japanese art techniques. It's an ideal trip for Kyoto-first timers wanting a mix of history and art.

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Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email and your e-voucher within 1 business day
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Hotel pick up (please indicate your preferred pick up hotel at check out)
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Admission fees
  • Transportation
  • Vegetarian options (please inform us at checkout)
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Return hotel drop off


  • 7:45am to 8:35am hotel pick ups
  • 8:35am meet at New Miyako Hotel
  • Nijo Castle (50 min)
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
  • Kitano-tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
  • Lunch (50 min)
  • Craft Workshop at Kyoto Handicraft Center (60 min)
  • 3pm tour ends
  • 2:30pm to 3pm tour disbands at Kyoto Handicraft Center. Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • Public transportation is used with non-reserved seats
  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, December and during the New Year's holidays. During these times the tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead
  • Tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of Kyoto Imperial Palace on the following dates due to closure: 14-17 May 2018, Saturdays-Mondays (or until Tuesday if the previous Monday was a national holiday), national holidays, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event
  • On 25 September and 25 December, tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrin
  • Everyone entering Kyoto Imperial Palace may be asked to complete a form indicating your full name, nationality, gender and age
  • Groups of 5 or more Japanese only customers cannot enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. If your group consists of Japanese members only, please inform us when booking
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Meet up: 8:35am at New Miyako Hotel (unless hotel pick up arranged)
  • Address: 17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan
  • How To Get There: It's a 2 minute walk from Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi Exit served by JR/Shinkansen/Kintetsu Lines
  • For hotel pick ups, please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • The tour ends at Kyoto Handicraft Center
Cancelation Policy
  • A 70% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour
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Reviews (10) 4.0
    The tour bus was comfy and the tour guide was lovely and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the arts and crafts at the second part of the tour after the buffet lunch.
  • KA MING 8 Nov 2017
    Impossible to find the tour site
  • Karen Tan Bee Lin 4 Sep 2017
    I signed up for Kyoto Morning and Crafts Tour. Our tour guide was Yumi. she is a delightful and systematic tour guide who gave us good information about the places we visited. BUT, my family and I were very disappointed to find out that the visit to Kyoto Imperial Palace was not going to happen because it was closed on Monday - which is clearly NOT what is stated on Klook's mobile app!! It was clearly stated as being closed on Sat and Sun only. Please update your information KLOOK! This is a very bad mistake. To make things worse, there was also no offer to replace the missed visit to Kyoto Imperial Palace with another attraction, which I think is unfair as I paid $540 dollars for my family of four. Transport back from the Handicraft Centre is also on your own, so please make sure you have enough spare change for bus ride or buy your one day bus pass before this Morning Culture and Craft tour.
  • dong 12 Feb 2017
    Great tour! Highly informative. The kids loved the crafts activities. Imperial Palace was very impressive and well preserved.
  • dong 5 Feb 2017
    Good tour that touched on most of the big sites in Kyoto. Felt a little rushed, but there was quite a lot to cover. Recommended for travellers who don't have much time and are looking for a quick 1 day tour of Kyoto.
  • dong 24 Dec 2016
    While I have been to Kyoto many times before, this is the first time (alone) with my two young children. Nijo Castle was really kid- friendly with its Nightingale floors and maze-like corridors. The palace grounds were awe-inspiring and the Golden Pavilion was incredibly beautiful. I would have liked to have been able to spend another 10 to 15 minutes in each spot - the tour felt quite rushed and there wasn't time for toilet stops built into the schedule, which can prove fatal for little ones. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and included lots of fun facts for the kids. The lunch stop was a little too long - we finished the lunch plate in ten minutes, Kyoto Handcraft Centre was a lot of fun. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling with kids. The kids had a choice of things to make, and they all turned out beautifully. The Centre has the best range of Kyoto souvenirs at the best prices I have seen in all of Kyoto.
  • dong 2 Sep 2015
    I really like the guide's explanation about the different places that we visited, the food given at this tour is typical from Japan. They also give you a lot of information of places that are frequently visited by tourist, how to get there and what to see on your stay in Kyoto, I really recomend this tour to all travelers.
  • Ka Hin 11 Sep 2017
    This is a half-day tour, visit three Kyoto monuments, tour time is enough, the Japanese tour guide to explain the lively and interesting. Recommended to people who do not have much time or do not want to spend their time traveling by traffic.
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  • MIN 27 Nov 2015
    Activities are reasonable and compact, very suitable for those who want to experience the travel of Kyoto. Especially the experience of handicraft center is very special, but also crazy to buy a lot of beautiful handicrafts.
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  • dong 27 Sep 2015
    Had to mention a good tour guide, the children are nice nice.
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