1-Day Uji & Nara Tour

Activity Japan, 〒601-8412 京都府京都市南区西九条院町17 Published on: 06-06-2016

08:30 AM - 07:30 PM
First-time visit
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Bus
Agency Office
Highlight of the city
Activity
Sightseeing
1.52 USD

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1-Day Uji & Nara Tour

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Why 1-Day Uji & Nara Tour is special ?

1. Visit the picturesque area around Uji Bridge and World Heritage Site Byodo-in Temple.

2. Experience an authentic tea ceremony in Uji, a town famous for tea.

3. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing around Nara.

What to explore at 1-Day Uji & Nara Tour?

08:40

  • Depart New Miyako Hotel  
  • Head to Kyoto Station on foot
  • [Remarks] The morning portion of this tour is a walking tour, not a bus tour. Please wear shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in. The afternoon itinerary will be a bus tour.

From Kyoto Station to Uji Station  (20 min) 

  • JR Special Rapid Service or Local Train Service (non-reserved seat)
  • [Remarks] This tour uses public transportation for the round-trip to Uji. Seating is non-reserved. Please note that you may be unable to sit down.
  • Uji Bridge  
  • Uji Bridge is thought to have been originally built sometime in the 7th century and is counted among the oldest bridges in Japan. A small protrusion off one side of the bridge known as san-no-ma offers great views.
  • Nakanoshima Park  
  • Take a walk around Nakanoshima Park which is built on a sandbar in the middle of the river.
  • [Remarks] The tour may not visit Nakanoshima Park due to Uji River flooding or other reasons.

Tea Ceremony Experience at Taiho-an  (20 min)

  • Enjoy a simple tea ceremony experience at an authentic tea house.

Byodo-in Temple  (50 min)

  • Built near the end of the Heian Era, this temple houses a Buddha statue and other images, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The temple is registered on the World Heritage List as a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. An image of this temple's Phoenix Hall is featured on the 10 yen coin.
  • [Remarks] Depending on congestion the tour may not be able to enter the Phoenix Hall at Byodo-in Temple. In such cases, JPY 300 will be refunded on the tour.
  • From Uji Station to Kyoto Station  (20 min) 
  • JR Special Rapid Service or Local Train Service (non-reserved seat)
  • Kyoto Station  
  • Head to New Miyako Hotel on foot

Lunch (Western-style menu)  (60 min)

  • Depart New Miyako Hotel  
  • Sightseeing of Nara will be conducted by bus.

From Kyoto to Nara  (70 min) 

  • Head to Nara via the Nara Keinawa Expressway

Todai-ji Temple/Nara Park  (60 min)

  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple 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 must see attractions.

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 messengers of the shrine.
  • [Remarks] At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour will not enter areas requiring admission.

Nara Nagomikan  (20 min)

  • The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy shopping around for the perfect souvenir.
  • [Remarks] The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions.

18:30 - 19:30

  • Drop-off Service  
  • Drop-off service to hotels in Kyoto city
  • [Remarks] During the Gion Festival (Saki Matsuri) (July 14-16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.

1. Depending on congestion the tour may not be able to enter the Phoenix Hall at Byodo-in Temple. In such cases, JPY 300 will be refunded on the tour.
2. This tour uses public transportation for the round-trip to Uji. Seating is non-reserved. Please note that you may be unable to sit down.
3. The morning portion of this tour is a walking tour, not a bus tour. Please wear shoes and clothes which are easy to walk in. The afternoon itinerary will be a bus tour.
4. Itinerary order and arrival time are subject to change depending on road conditions and congestion at sightseeing destinations.
5. The tour may not visit Nakanoshima Park due to Uji River flooding or other reasons.
6. At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
7. The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions.
8. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Dinner is not possible.
9. During the Gion Festival (Saki Matsuri) (July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
10. Please inform us if you would like a vegetarian menu at the time of booking.
11. If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 5 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.

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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Japan, 〒601-8412 京都府京都市南区西九条院町17

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Agency Office

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