Kyoto1-Day Tour

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Kyoto1-Day Tour

This tour is recommended for those travelling to Kyoto for the first time. Visit popular sightseeing spots all before noon. Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nijo Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.

Price : Adult (age 12+)
From JPY12,600
Child (age 6-11)
From JPY10,600
Infant (age 0-5)
FREE
 
Price : Adult (age 12+) From JPY12,600
Child (age 6-11) From JPY10,600
Infant (age 0-5)  FREE
Duration : approx. 10 hours
Departs : AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (08:30)
Visits : [Kyoto] Nijo-jo Castle / Kinkakuji Temple / Kyoto Imperial Palace / Heian Jingu Shrine / Sanjusangendo Hall / Kiyomizudera Tenple
Includes : English-speaking guide, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour, Lunch (option)
Plan Meals Price
Adult Child
Kyoto1-Day Tour 1 Lunch JPY13,500 JPY11,400
No Lunch JPY12,600 JPY10,600
※ Children (6-11 years), Infants (0-5 years. Meals, seating and other such services are not included)
Departure Dates
05 Jan - 30 Dec : Daily

Except
18 Feb

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
Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)

Don't miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1,100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
During the Jidai Festival on 22 Oct, Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple.
If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.

6
Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)

Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.

7
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)

The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

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 : From Kiyomizu-dera Temple, participants will be dropped off at Kyoto Station, then to hotels.
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.
Guide : English Speaking Guide
Participants : Minimum 1 - Maximum 20
Meal : 1 Lunch (option)
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 Jidai Festival on 22 Oct, Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple.
    If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
    This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
  • 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.
  • Connections from this tour can be made to the "Kyoto Maiko Dinner" and "Kyoto Night Tour". Connections are made at Kyoto Hotel Okura or the Kyoto Handicraft Center.
  • This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
  • 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.
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