One Day Kyoto Tour: Visit the ancient capitals most famous sites! This one-day tour takes you across Kyoto to renowned temples, shrines, World Heritage Sites and more. With transportation, guide, and lunch included, this tour makes planning your Kyoto day trip a breeze!
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.
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.
Entry of international visitors generally require application in advance, but participants of this tour can enter only by going through a brief procedure.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. 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. Here we will enjoy a Japanese-style lunch.
Heian Jingu Shrine.
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.
Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.
Meeting/pick-up point: : AVANTI Kyoto Sunrise Tours Desk (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit), Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
Duration: Approximately 10 hours.
Start/opening time: 8:25am.
-End/closing time: 6:30pm.
Drop-off location: Kyoto Hotel Okura.
Others: Public transportation will be used between Osaka and Kyoto. Seating may not be available.
Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays and New Year. During these dates, the tour will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead. This also applies to the period before and after the public viewing of the Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and October, May 14th to May 17th due to the Aoi Festival, as well as when there is an Imperial Household event. Nishi Honganji Temple will be visited on Jan 25th, Apr 25th, Jul 25th and Oct 25th instead of Kitano-tenmangu Shrine.
Nijo Castle is closed every Tuesday in January, July, August, December and New Year. During these dates, the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple instead.
Before entering Kyoto Imperial Palace, you must complete a form indicating full name, nationality, gender and age. Chishaku Temple will be visited when Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to Jidai Festival on October 22. If the festival is postponed, changes in the itinerary may also be postponed.
Connection to the Kyoto Maiko Dinner is available at New Miyako Hotel or Kiyomizu-dera Temple's bus parking lot. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour is available at Kyoto Hotel Okura or Kiyomizu-dera Temple's bus parking lot. Areas requiring admission fee at Heian Jingu Shrine will not be visited.