Visit the ancient capital's most famous sites! This one-day tour takes you across Kyoto to world-renowned temples, shrines, and palaces like Nijo Castle, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and more. With transportation, a guide and lunch included, this tour makes planning your Kyoto day trip a breeze!

Time  from Kyoto : 08:30 - 18:30
 from Osaka : 07:25 - 19:30
Departure 05 Jan - 30 Dec 2018: Daily (except 17 Feb 2019)
Pick-up service See the following hotel list regarding pick-up services for this tour.
Drop-off service Drop-off services are available to hotels with pick-up services available.
Code from Kyoto  JG-1NN2001
from Osaka JG-1NP1001
From Osaka Departure : Additional charge required

Without lunch plan available,
more details, please ask our consultants.

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1

<From Osaka>
7:25 a.m: Depart Hotel Granvia Osaka. Take the JR rapid train (non-reserved seat) to Kyoto Station.

<From Kyoto>
8:30 a.m:
Depart Avanti Surise Tours Desk (Kyoto station Hachijo exit) to visit the following by bus. *Report at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
Nijo Castle (50 min): Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, built to provide lodging for the Tokugawa Shogun and was designed to resemble the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min): Visit the Golden Pavillion, designated as a National Special Historic Site and National Special Landscape, with 2 floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of shinden, samurai and zen.
Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min): [Except Mondays] Gain exclusive access to the former residence of the Emperor of Japan, who oversaw many important functions until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869. [Mondays and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (40min)    This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Lunch: Japanese set meal. Dietary request are not available, so please book the plan without lunch if you have any dietary restrictions. 
Fushimi Taisha Shrine (30min): Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine is head shrine of 40,000 inari-jinja shrines located all over Japan. The bright red Torii gates are must-see attraction. 
Sanjusangendo Temple (30min): Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century. 
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70min): The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera Temple is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple also adds to a wonderful experience.
17:30 - 18:30p.m. Drop off Service from Kyoyomizu-dera temple to each hotel (Kyoto only).
<For Osaka> Ride JR rapid train non-reserved seat to Osaka Station from Kyoto Station.
6:30 - 7:30p.m: Arrive at Osaka Station. Tour concludes upon arrival.
Connections from this tour cant be made to the booked on the same day as the Kyoto Night Tour and Kyoto Maiko Dinner.
Pick-up service in Kyoto is available at the following hotels for this tour.
Desired pick-up point MUST be indicated when booking.
Please gather at the pick-up point at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

2019 departure Kyoto Pick-up Points & Bus Departure Time
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto* 8:45 a.m. Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto* 8:10 a.m. Karasuma Kyoto Hotel* 8:15 a.m. Kyoto Hotel Okura 8:00 a.m. Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto 8:40a.m. Kyoto Tokyu Hotel 8:50a.m. AVANTI sunrise tour desk (Kyoto station Hachijo exit) 8:30 a.m.

  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch

1As Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following dates, tours on these dates 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). 
2. The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on 25 June, September 25 and December 25.
3. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If the castle is closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
4. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, the Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
5.During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
6. Connections from this tour can be made to the "Kyoto Maiko Dinner" and "Kyoto Night Tour". Connections are generally made at Kyoto Hotel Okura or Kyoto Handcraft Centre.
7. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
8. Please note that due to repair and restoration work, park or all of Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall may not be visible.

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