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Full-Day Kyoto City Tour

by Japan Oriental Tours
per adult Price is ¥18
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Duration: {0} Duration: 11h 30m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

Guided tour to discover the beauty of Kyoto's cultural sites

Visit to National Special Historic Site—Kinkaku-ji temple

Ancient 16th-century Nijo Castle with elegant paintings

View of Sanjusangendo, a National Treasure of Japan

Enchanting waterfall inside Kiyomizu-dera temple compound

Highlights

Guided tour to discover the beauty of Kyoto's cultural sites

Visit to National Special Historic Site—Kinkaku-ji temple

Ancient 16th-century Nijo Castle with elegant paintings

View of Sanjusangendo, a National Treasure of Japan

Enchanting waterfall inside Kiyomizu-dera temple compound

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7:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 11h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
¥18,515

Total price is ¥18, taxes included

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Full-Day Kyoto City Tour

Activity Location

Kyoto

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Osaka City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Osaka


Description

Visit Kyoto, one of the most beautiful cities in Japan, on this tour from Osaka. View ancient relics of culture like Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Jingu Shrine, as well as Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizu-dera temples. In between sites, take a break to enjoy a local lunch.

After pickup from your hotel, join your guide on a train ride to Kyoto and make your way to the 16th-century Nijo Castle. Hear the floors squeaking, intended as a security measure, and view the elegant paintings on sliding doors. Next, visit Kinkaku-ji, a National Special Historic Site, and marvel at the 3-story temple with 2 stories covered in pure gold leaf. Inside, each floor has a different architectural style.

Continue to the 4,300-foot (1,300-m) Kyoto Imperial Palace and admire the low rooflines and wooden structures in classical Japanese style. Stop by a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. Afterward, head to the Heian Jingu Shrine where you pass a large red gate at the entrance and view the elegant Japanese-style garden and a pond filled with turtles and fish.

At the Sanjusangendo Temple see the main deity of the temple, Thousand Armed Kannon—deemed a National Treasure of Japan—and 1,000 life-sized statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon. Lastly, visit Kiyomizu-dera, a temple built without a single nail, and admire the complex's beautiful waterfall flowing from nearby hills. Your tour wraps up in the evening at the Osaka Station.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Kyoto

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • One-way transportation from select Osaka hotels to Kyoto

  • Return transportation back to Osaka Station

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

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

  • 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.