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Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto
Kinkakuji, Kyoto
Gion, Kyoto
Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto Kyoto Kinkakuji, Kyoto Gion, Kyoto Sanjusangendo

Cultural Experience

Kyoto Full Day Tour

Day trip
from £100

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Departure: Kyoto
2018 Dates: 05 Jan - 30 Dec: Daily *except 18 Feb
Time: 8:25am - 6:30pm
Guide: English-speaking guide service is included.
Meals: Lunch


Visit the ancient capitals most famous sites! This one-day tour takes you across Kyoto to world-renowned temples, shrines, and palaces like Nijo Castle, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple, and more. With transportation, guide, and lunch included, this tour makes planning your Kyoto day trip a breeze!

  1. 【 Information 】

    Departure: Kyoto
    2018 Dates: 05 Jan - 30 Dec: Daily
    *except 18 Feb
    Time: 8:30am - 6:30pm
    Price : Adult GBP 100 / Child (6-11 years) GBP 85
    Meal: Lunch *Vegetarian option available
    Pick-up service: See hotel list regarding pick-up services for this tour.

    【 Itinerary 】

    8:30 a.m.
    Depart from Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)
    Pick-up service is available at some hotels in Kyoto city.
    All transportation on this tour is by bus.

    Nijo Castle (50 min.)
    The Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun, the main keep of which was built in 1603, is noted for the contrast of its solemn exterior and gorgeous interiors.

    Kinkakuji Temple (45 min.)
    This temple is renowned for its beautiful Japanese garden and stunning Golden Pavilion.

    [Except Mondays] 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, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).

    [Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
    On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
    The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25.

    Enjoy a Japanese style lunch. After lunch, visit the following sites by coach in the afternoon.

    Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min.)
    Graceful, historical court life is reflected in this brightly colored shrine with its vermilion pillars and green roof, as well as its enchanting inner gardens and ponds.

    Sanjusangendo (30 min.)
    This famous, hill-top temple offers a sweeping view of the old capital from its towering wooden veranda.

    Kiyomizu 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.

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Drop-off service to major hotels in Kyoto provided.

    【 Remarks 】

    * When Imperial Palace is closed, the tour will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and October,
    14 - 17 May due to the Aoi Festival, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
    * Nishi Honganji Temple will be visited on Jun 25, Sep 25, and Dec 25 instead of Kitano-tenmangu Shrine.
    * Nijo Castle is closed every Tuesday in January, July, August, December and the January holiday season. During these dates, the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple instead.
    * Please note that you will be asked to complete a form indicating your full name, nationality, gender, and age before entering Kyoto Imperial Palace.
    * During the Jidai Festival on 22 October, Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple.
    If the festival postponed, changes in the itinerary may also be postponed
    * During the Gion Festival (14 - 16 July), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Nikko Princess Kyoto and Hotel Monterey Kyoto is unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
    * Connection to Kyoto Maiko Dinner and Kyoto Night Tour will be made from either Kyoto Hotel Okura or Kiyomizu Temple car park.
    * Area requiring admission fee at Heian Jingu Shrine will not be visited
    * Pick-up service: See hotel list regarding pick-up services for this tour.
    * Drop-off service: Available at above hotel list
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