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Explore the must-see sights of history-rich Kyoto, including the spectacular Nijo Castle, eminent Kinkaku-ji, and grand Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, embark for Nara, home of pacific Nara Park and the famous temple of Todai-ji.

Begin your day with a visit to Nijo Castle to admire its beautiful interior and serene adjacent gardens. Proceed to the exquisite Kinkaku-ji, often called the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, whose own garden is famous for its authentic architecture that incorporates the three styles of shinden, samurai, and zen.

You make your way to Kyoto Imperial Palace for exclusive access to the former residence of the emperor of Japan. Gain a deeper understanding of imperial culture and traditions as your professional guide explains the various functions of this historic facility.

Indulge in a delicious Japanese lunch before making your way to Nara. At Nara Park, you are greeted by many freely roaming deer that call this place home, who are happy to eat right from your hand. Afterwards, head to Japan’s most famous temple—Todai-ji, or the Eastern Great Temple—and observe Japan’s largest bronze statue of the Great Buddha, which took almost 10 years to build.

Stop at the nearby Kasuga Grand Shrine, which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns adorning the temple that have all been donated by worshipers. Complete your day with a visit to Nara’s biggest souvenir shop, bustling Nara Nagomikan, with memorable items that are exclusive to Nara.

Explore the must-see sights of history-rich Kyoto, including the spectacular Nijo Castle, eminent Kinkaku-ji, and grand Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, embark for Nara, home of pacific Nara Park and the famous temple of Todai-ji.

Begin your day with a visit to Nijo Castle to admire its beautiful interior and serene adjacent gardens. Proceed to the exquisite Kinkaku-ji, often called the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, whose own garden is famous for its authentic architecture that incorporates the three styles of shinden, samurai, and zen.

You make your way to Kyoto Imperial Palace for exclusive access to the former residence of the emperor of Japan. Gain a deeper understanding of imperial culture and traditions as your professional guide explains the various functions of this historic facility.

Indulge in a delicious Japanese lunch before making your way to Nara. At Nara Park, you are greeted by many freely roaming deer that call this place home, who are happy to eat right from your hand. Afterwards, head to Japan’s most famous temple—Todai-ji, or the Eastern Great Temple—and observe Japan’s largest bronze statue of the Great Buddha, which took almost 10 years to build.

Stop at the nearby Kasuga Grand Shrine, which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns adorning the temple that have all been donated by worshipers. Complete your day with a visit to Nara’s biggest souvenir shop, bustling Nara Nagomikan, with memorable items that are exclusive to Nara.

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$138.59

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Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour

Activity/Location

Nara

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

    Higashikujo Nishisanno-cho 31 Minami-ku

    Kyoto


Description

Explore the must-see sights of history-rich Kyoto, including the spectacular Nijo Castle, eminent Kinkaku-ji, and grand Kyoto Imperial Palace. In the afternoon, embark for Nara, home of pacific Nara Park and the famous temple of Todai-ji.

Begin your day with a visit to Nijo Castle to admire its beautiful interior and serene adjacent gardens. Proceed to the exquisite Kinkaku-ji, often called the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, whose own garden is famous for its authentic architecture that incorporates the three styles of shinden, samurai, and zen.

You make your way to Kyoto Imperial Palace for exclusive access to the former residence of the emperor of Japan. Gain a deeper understanding of imperial culture and traditions as your professional guide explains the various functions of this historic facility.

Indulge in a delicious Japanese lunch before making your way to Nara. At Nara Park, you are greeted by many freely roaming deer that call this place home, who are happy to eat right from your hand. Afterwards, head to Japan’s most famous temple—Todai-ji, or the Eastern Great Temple—and observe Japan’s largest bronze statue of the Great Buddha, which took almost 10 years to build.

Stop at the nearby Kasuga Grand Shrine, which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns adorning the temple that have all been donated by worshipers. Complete your day with a visit to Nara’s biggest souvenir shop, bustling Nara Nagomikan, with memorable items that are exclusive to Nara.


Highlights

  • Full-day exploration of Kyoto & Nara’s historic structures

  • Visiting ancient Kyoto Imperial Palace & Kinkaku-ji

  • Illustrious temples & sacred shrines in Nara

  • Scenic walk & feeding tame deer in serene Nara Park

  • Exposure to Japan’s imperial culture of ages past


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Kyoto & Nara

  • Admission to Kasuga Grand Shrine

  • Japanese-style 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 either the Ryoan-ji temple or the Daitoku-ji temple instead.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 5 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Nara, Japan