Private Early Bird Tour of Kyoto!

Discover Kyoto at it’s most magical hour as the sun rises over Japan’s historic treasure of a city. Take a magical walk through the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari shrine and visit a nearly empty temple, then onto the bamboo grove.

This experience is perfect for those who naturally rise in the early morning, or for those who just want to have a unique experience and don’t mind getting up early for it. It can also be an amazing way to take advantage of your jet lag!

Along the way, we give you insights about Buddhism, Japanese garden design, history and more. We are also happy to help you with any questions you have about Kyoto or Japan and can even help you plan your days ahead. Beat the crowds on the Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.

* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Discover Kyoto at it’s most magical hour as the sun rises over Japan’s historic treasure of a city. Take a magical walk through the thousands of red gates at Fushimi Inari shrine and visit a nearly empty temple, then onto the bamboo grove.

This experience is perfect for those who naturally rise in the early morning, or for those who just want to have a unique experience and don’t mind getting up early for it. It can also be an amazing way to take advantage of your jet lag!

Along the way, we give you insights about Buddhism, Japanese garden design, history and more. We are also happy to help you with any questions you have about Kyoto or Japan and can even help you plan your days ahead. Beat the crowds on the Original Early Bird Tour of Kyoto.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

We take you through this maze of sacred torii gates stopping to take some epic photos and explaining the history behind this very special place.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture

Considered an icon of Kyoto, this is also the most famous temple in Japan and has sweeping views of the city. Simply breathtaking in the early calm of the morning.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

Wander the cobblestoned streets of this preserved district with it’s quaint shops and townhouses.

Stop At: Tenryuji Temple, 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

Discover the amazing zen gardens of this UNESCO world heritage temple en route to the bamboo forest.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Bamboo Forest Trail, Sagatenryuji Tateishicho, Ukyo -ku, Kyoto 616-8375 Kyoto Prefecture

One of the most famous places in Japan and truly stunning to see in the early low light. Get pictures to last you a lifetime at the bamboo forest

Duration: 20 minutes