1-Day Kyoto Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)

Activity Japan, 〒530-0001 Osaka Prefecture, Kita Ward, 梅田3丁目1番1号 Published on: 01-07-2016

06:45 AM - 07:30 PM
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1-Day Kyoto Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)

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Why 1-Day Kyoto Tour (Round-trip from Osaka) is special ?

  • Enjoy a tour of Kyoto's major sightseeing spots even if staying in Osaka.
  • This one-day tour takes you across Kyoto to world-renowned spots including World Heritage Sites.
  • This standard tour is recommended for those travelling to Kyoto for the first time.

What to explore at 1-Day Kyoto Tour (Round-trip from Osaka)?

06:45 - 07:15

Pick-up Service  

Pick-up service from hotels to Hotel Granvia Osaka

07:15 

Depart from Hotel Granvia Osaka  

Walk to Osaka Station

From Osaka Station to Kyoto Station  

(JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seat))

[Remarks] Depending on the number of participants, the tour will use JR train or a bus for transportation between Osaka and Kyoto. If using JR train seating will be non-reserved, so please note that seating is not guaranteed.

08:25 

Depart from Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)  

Sightseeing of Kyoto is conducted entirely 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 instead.

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 lake.

Kyoto Imperial Palace (from Mondays to Fridays)  (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, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.

Kitano-tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)  (40 min)

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is the substitute for Kyoto Imperial Palace on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. 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 & Oct. 25 in 2015, and Jun. 25, Sep. 25 & Dec. 25 in 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

Lunch (Japanese/Western Buffet)  (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] 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.

Groups of 5 or more comprised only of Japanese customers cannot enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. If your group is applicable, please inform us at the time of booking.

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.

Depart from Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Head to Kyoto Station via bus and walking

Depart JR Kyoto Station and go to Osaka Station  

JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seat).

18:30 - 19:30

Tour ends at JR Osaka Station

Please head to your next destination on your own.

Addtional information

  • 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.
  • On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 & Oct. 25 in 2015, and Jun. 25, Sep. 25 & Dec. 25 in 2016, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
  • 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.
  •  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.
  • Please note that you will be asked to complete a form indicating your full name, nationality, gender, and age before entering Kyoto Imperial Palace.
  • Depending on the number of participants, the tour will use JR train or a bus for transportation between Osaka and Kyoto. If using JR train seating will be non-reserved, so please note that seating is not guaranteed.
  • This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
  • Groups of 5 or more comprised only of Japanese customers cannot enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. If your group is applicable, please inform us at the time of booking.


Inclusion

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

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Duration
6.0 days
Estimated
146.26 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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