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Kyoto Full-Day Tour

by JTB Global Marketing & Travel Duration 9h 30m+ Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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8:30 AM, AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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7:25 AM, Hotel Granvia Osaka (CONCIERGE) in English, includes Food Only

Duration 12h 5m

Live Commentary in English.

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Kyoto Full-Day Tour

Activity Location

Avanti Shopping Center (Sunrise Tour Desk B1F)

Kyoto

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Avanti Shopping Center (Sunrise Tour Desk B1F)

    Higashikujo Nishisanno-cho 31 Minami-ku

    Kyoto 601-8003


Highlights

  • Architecture & gardens of Kyoto 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


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Kyoto

  • Admission fees

  • Japanese set meal lunch

  • 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, 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.

  • In 2019, the tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on February 25, March 25 and November 25.

  • In 2020,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.

  • In 2019,A Japanese set meal will be served for lunch. Vegetarian, halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not available.

  • In 2020,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 parking lot to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (about 15 min one-way).

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


Kyoto Full-Day Tour ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

5/5 Apr 10, 2019

Absolutely brilliant, highly recommended for a first time Kyoto visitor. Our tour guide, Yuki, was very knowledgeable and very very sweet.

Rachel R

United Kingdom

4/5 Apr 8, 2019

This tour is basically comprised of 2 tours. One morning tour to visit 3 places and one afternoon to visit another 3 places. The organization is good. The tour guide’s English is with moderate accent. They are understandable but with a lot of repetition. The first place we visited was Nijo Castle. It seems that we didn’t have enough time and we rushed through the place. But after the 2nd one, the rest schedule seems to be more in flow and not rushed. Overall I still recommend this tour since we covered a lot of places in a short period of time.

Eugene H

United States