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
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Kyoto and Nara
One-way transportation from select Osaka hotels to Kyoto City
Return transportation back to Osaka Station
Live tour commentary provided in English
Meals not listed as Inclusions
Deer feeding (deer crackers)
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
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
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Hand sanitizer provided
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