Kyoto & Nara 1 Day

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Kyoto & Nara 1 Day

This is a tour full of variety and features a visit to a world heritage site as well as a number of popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Nara. Spend time in two ancient Japanese cities on this 1-day tour which is a long-time bestseller. The tour is a combination of the Kyoto Morning Tour and Nara Afternoon, with lunch added.

Price : Adult (age 12+)
JPY15,000
Child (age 6-11)
JPY12,700
Infant (age 0-5)
FREE
 
Price : Adult (age 12+) JPY15,000
Child (age 6-11) JPY12,700
Infant (age 0-5)  FREE
Duration : approx. 11 hours
Departs : AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (08:30)
Visits : [Kyoto] Nijo-jo Castle / Kinkakuji Temple / Kyoto Imperial Palace / [Nara] Todaiji Temple / Nara Park / Kasuga Taisha Shrine / Nara Nagomikan
Includes : English-speaking interpreter guide, Lunch, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour
Plan Meals Price
Adult Child
Kyoto & Nara 1 Day 1 Lunch JPY15,000 JPY12,700
※ Children (6-11 years), Infants (0-5 years. Meals, seating and other such services are not included)
Departure Dates
05 Jan - 10 Mar : Tue, Thu, Sat
13 Mar - 30 Dec : Daily

Except
Date of Nara Marathon

NoEvent / Visit
1
Nijo Castle (50 min)

A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
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.

2
Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)

A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

3
Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)

See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead:
(Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, 14-17 May for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).

4
Lunch (50 min)

Japanese/Western style buffet lunch

5
From Kyoto to Nara (90 min)

Head to Nara via Nara Keinawa Expressway

6
Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) / Nara Park (60 min)

A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.

7
Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min)

This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
The tour will not enter areas requiring admission.

8
Nara Nagomikan (20 min)

The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
This facility may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.

Pickup service : Convenient pickup service is available available at major hotels in Kyoto. (see hotel list)
Tour Operator : JTB Japan Travel Corp.
Departs : AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (08:30)
Disband : Drop-off Service (18:30-19:30)
To hotels in Kyoto city During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, 15-16 Jul), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions. (see hotel list)
Guide : English Speaking Guide
Participants : Minimum 1 - Maximum 20
Meal : 1 Lunch
Remarks :
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead:
    (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, 14-17 May for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on 25 September and 25 December.
  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If the castle is closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, 15-16 Jul), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
  • At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.
  • Nara Nagomikan may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.
  • Children under age 6 may participate for free, but will not be provided with their own bus seats and must sit on the lap of their parent or guardian.
    If a seat on the bus is required for the child, please make a booking at the child rate.
  • The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
  • After sightseeing, the bus will stop by the lunch venue for the 1-day tour and then continue to Kyoto Station.
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