Kyoto (and vicinity), Japan Kyoto
Wed, Jan 28 - Wed, Feb 11

Highlights

  • Architecture & gardens of Kyoto’s historic castles

  • Visiting magnificent Kinkaku-ji & Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • Marveling at renowned ancient shrines and temples

  • Learning about spiritual lifestyle of the imperial era

  • Exploration of uniquely landscaped green spaces

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8:45 AM Tour

Duration 9h 15m Free cancellation

$111.81 per Adult

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Description

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 colors.

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 2 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.

At the Heian Shrine, immerse yourself in the history of age-old gates and buildings dedicated to the 1st and last emperor who reigned from Kyoto. Observe the craftsmanship of the interior and relax in the amazing garden, which takes up nearly half of the grounds.

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.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Kyoto

  • Admission fees

  • Buffet lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Kyoto city center hotels

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages, 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.

  • If Nijo Castle is closed, you will visit the Ryoan-ji temple instead.

  • If the Heian Shrine is closed—typically during the Jidai Festival or on national holidays—you will visit the Chishaku-in temple instead.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Kyoto, Japan