Kyoto Morning Tour

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

08:15 AM - 01:00 PM
First-time visit
Joined
4.0 hour
Bus
Japan, ?601-8017 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, ????????????
Highlight of the city
Activity
Sightseeing
0.54 USD

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Kyoto Morning Tour

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Why Kyoto Morning Tour is special ?

1. This tour is recommended for those travelling to Kyoto for the first time.

2. Visit the World Heritage Sites of Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nijo Castle.

3. On weekdays, participants can enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace with no prior application (some days are excluded).

What to explore at Kyoto Morning 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.

12:40 - 13:00

  • Kyoto Station
  • The tour disbands near Kyoto Station.
  • There is no drop-off service to hotels. Please return to your hotel on your own.

1. 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.
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. 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.)
5. After the sightseeing, the bus will stop by the lunch venue for the 1-day tour and then continue to Kyoto Station.
6. 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, 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
km
Number of places
20 places

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Japan, 〒601-8017 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, 南区東九条北烏丸町9−2

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Japan, ?601-8017 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, ????????????

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