Kyoto Morning Tour Excursions à Osaka
Kyoto Morning Tour: A city of over 1,000 Buddhist temples, come and discover Japan’s former ancient capital with a morning tour from Osaka.
* Entry to the Imperial Palace without prior application
* See Kyoto’s most popular sightseeing spots in just one morning
* Admire the city’s most important palaces and temples
Hop aboard the train from Osaka to Kyoto for a morning discovering the sights and sounds of Kyoto. Arrive in the former ancient capital to begin a tour of the many temples and palaces that adorn the city.
We start at the World Heritage Nijo Castle whose flamboyant style and sublime gardens are bound to impress. Then head to the striking Kinkaku-ji Temple, known as the Golden Pavilion for its sparkling golden exterior as well as its spectacular setting surrounded by a lake. Finish your whirlwind tour of Kyoto by visiting the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan: Kyoto Imperial Palace. Entry to the palace for international visitors generally requires application in advance, but participants of this tour can enter only by going through a brief procedure. If you join the tour on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, instead of the palace we visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine which was built in 947 as a shrine to bureaucrat, scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane. The shrine is especially spectacular during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
After a jam-packed morning of sightseeing, we return to Osaka by JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service.
Credit for images copyrighted by ©JNTO
Credit for images copyrighted by ©JNTO
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Granvia Osaka, Sunrise Tours Meeting Spot.
Duration: 4.5 hours approximately.
Start/opening time: At 7:15am.
End/closing time: At 2:15pm.
Opening days/period: Daily.
End point: Osaka Station.
Languages: English.
Others: 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.
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.
On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats. Please note that seating may not be available.



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Half-day morning