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Kyoto Full-Day Tour

By JTB Sunrise Tours
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Highlights

  • Architecture & gardens of Kyoto historic castles

  • Visiting magnificent Kinkaku-ji & Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • Marvelling at renowned ancient shrines & temples

  • Learning about the spiritual lifestyle of the imperial era

  • Exploration of uniquely landscaped green spaces

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Kyoto

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's included

    Lunch: A set menu meal

  • What's excluded

    Drinks, bottled water and snacks

Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult, but may not occupy their own seat, and lunch is not included.

  • The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event)without notice.

  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25.

  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.

  • A set menu meal will be served for lunch. For those who would like a vegetarian meal, please make sure to inform us at the time of reservation.

  • Participants will walk from the car park to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (about 15 min single ticket).

  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.

What you can expect

Spend a full day discovering the best sights Kyoto has to offer, including grand castles and sacred temples. These spectacular attractions make your time in Kyoto an unforgettable experience.

Proceed first to Nijo Castle, where you detect the notable contrast between its solemn exterior appearance and gorgeous interiors. Be sure to pass through its beautiful gardens, whose floral diversity displays vibrant colours.

Continue your journey with a stop at Kinkaku-ji – also called the Temple of the Golden Pavilion – a Buddhist Japanese temple with a famously exquisite Japanese-style garden. Founded in 1397, the top two levels of this elegant structure are adorned with intricate gold-leaf gilding that is sure to dazzle.

Travel next to the ancient Kyoto Imperial Palace, the home of the imperial family for over 1,000 years, which has been preserved since the time of Japan’s ancient dynasties. Break and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

Afternoon tour will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine at the beginning, chosen on a travel website as the number 1 sightseeing spot people want to see in Japan. This spot is known for its thousands of brilliant red torii gates, called Senbon Torii.

Stop and view the Goddess of Mercy to see a collection of 1,001 statues of this important figure that date from the 13th century. Finally, walk down a charming old lane filled with local retailers that leads to Kiyomizu-dera – the Pure Water Temple – and enjoy spectacular views before heading back.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Kinkakuji
  • 1 Kinkakuji-cho
  • Kyoto Kyoto 603-8361

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Granvia Osaka (Lobby Lounge on the 1st Floor (*Not 19th Floor))
  • 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda,
  • Osaka Osaka 530-0001
  • Avanti Shopping Center (Sunrise Tour Desk B1F)
  • Higashikujo Nishisanno-cho 31 Minami-ku
  • Kyoto Kyoto 601-8003
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