1-Day Kyoto Tour

Activity Japan, 〒601-8017 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, 南区東九条北烏丸町9−2 Published on: 01-07-2016

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
First-time visit
Joined
Bus
Customer hotel
Highlight of the city
Activity
Sightseeing
1.23 USD

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1-Day Kyoto Tour

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Why 1-Day Kyoto Tour is special ?

1. This package is a combination of the Kyoto Morning Tour and Kyoto Afternoon Tour, plus lunch!
2. Visit the ancient capital's most famous sightseeing spots, including a World Heritage Site. 
3. This tour takes participants to renowned temples, shrines, and other majestic places of interest.
4. With a great itinerary, this tour is especially recommended for those who will be visiting Kyoto for the first time.

What to explore at 1-Day Kyoto Tour?

08:25

  • Sunrise Tours Desk in Avanti / Depart from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit
  • Pickup service is available at designated hotels in Kyoto. All transportation on this tour is by bus.

Nijo Castle (50 min)

  • A UNESCO 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.
  • [Remarks] Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the New Year's holidays. On these days, the tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple.

Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)

  • Visit this World Heritage Site, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (except Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) (40 min)
  • Entry of international visitors generally requires application in advance, but participants of this tour can enter only by going through a brief procedure.
  • [Remarks] On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, 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 spring and autumn, May 14 - 17 due to the Aoi Festival, year-end/New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) (40 min)

  • This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
  • [Remarks] On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, 2015, and on June 25, Sept. 25, and Dec. 25, 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet lunch) (50 min)

Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)

  • Don't miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1101 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
  • [Remarks] This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
  • During the Jidai Festival on October 22, 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, the itinerary change will still be implemented on the postponed festival date.

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.

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.

17:30 - 18:30

  • Drop-off Service
  • From Kiyomizu-dera Temple to each hotel
  • [Remarks] During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.

1. On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in spring and autumn, May 14 - 17 due to the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
2. On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, 2015, and on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25, 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
3. On Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the year-end New Year's holidays, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead.
4. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, 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.
5. During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
6. Please note that before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace you will be required to fill out a form with your personal information such as your full name, sex, age, and nationality. (The form will be provided on the tour day.)
7. Connection to the Kyoto Maiko Dinner and Kyoto Night Tour is available at Kyoto Hotel Okura.
8. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
9. Bookings for groups of 5 or more, consisting entirely of Japanese participants, may not enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Please inform us at the time of booking if this is the case. Also, please inform us if you would like a vegetarian menu at the time of booking.

Inclusion

  • English-speaking guide, Lunch, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour

Exclusion

  • Tips

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Duration
4.0 days
Estimated
181.16 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
20 places

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