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Full-Day Kyoto & Nara Tour with Nara Park Entry

By Japan Oriental Tours
Price was undefined, price is now $193
Free cancellation available
11h 30m
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Selective hotel pickup
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Highlights

  • Full day of discovering popular sites in Kyoto & Nara

  • Visits to the beautiful Nijo Castle & Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • Elegant architecture of Kinkakuji & Kasuga-taisha

  • Chance to see the Nio guardians at Todaiji Temple

  • Over 1,200 wild sika deer roaming free at Nara Park

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Kyoto and Nara

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Lunch

  • What's included

    One-way transportation from select Osaka hotels to Kyoto City

  • What's included

    Return transportation back to Osaka Station

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Meals not listed as Inclusions

  • What's excluded

    Deer feeding (deer crackers)

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected
  • Personal safety equipment

Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary (no meal, no seat).

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • Tour stops may vary.

  • Please contact your local operator for pickup details. If your hotel is not on the list, please come to nearby hotel/pickup point

  • If Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, you will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Relish the beauty of Japanese culture on this full-day tour to Kyoto and Nara. View the iconic sites at Kyoto like Nijō Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. After lunch, explore popular Nara attractions like Tōdaiji Temple, Nara Park, and Kasuga-taisha Shrine.

After convenient hotel pickup, get dropped off at the Osaka Station; from here, journey to Kyoto by train. Upon arrival, head to the 16th-century Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire this structure surrounded by slender Hinoki cypress and featuring intricate wood carvings.

Next, visit Kinkakuji Temple, with its 2 upper stories covered with gold leaf. Explore each floor, each with its own unique architectural design. Continue on to the vast Kyoto Imperial Palace, spanning 4,300 feet (1,300 m) north to south and 2,300 feet (700 m) east to west. See the garden, surrounded by a white-walled corridor with bright vermilion pillars.

Break for lunch at a local restaurant before taking your transfer to the city of Nara. Once there, continue to the Todaiji Temple, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the 2 foot (8 m) tall dancing guardians called the Nio.

After, head to Nara Park to see over 1,200 wild sika deer roaming free over 1,235 acres (500 ha) of land. You can purchase “deer crackers” to feed these lovely creatures that are considered a National Treasure. Then go to the Kasuga-taisha to admire the ornate bronze lanterns that lead to the shrine. Your tour ends at Osaka Station.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Nara

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Osaka City Center (Hotel Pickup)
  • Osaka
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