Kyoto 1 Day Tour

from $183

Visit the ancient capitals most famous sites! This one-day tour takes you across Kyoto to world-renowned temples, shrines, and palaces like Nijo Castle, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple, and more. With transportation, guide, and lunch included, this tour makes planning your Kyoto day trip a breeze!

Time  from Kyoto : 08:25 - 18:30
 from Osaka : 07:15 - 19:30
Departure 5Jan - 30Dec 2017: Daily
(Except 19 Feb 2017)
Meals Breakfast 0
Lunch 1
Dinner 0
Guide English-speaking guide service is included.
Pick-up service See the following hotel list regarding pick-up services for this tour.
Drop-off service Drop-off services are available to hotels with pick-up services available.
Code from Kyoto JG-N100
from Osaka JG-P900
From Osaka Departure : Addirional charge required


Without lunch plan available,
more details, please ask our consultants.

REMARKS
1,As Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following dates, tours on these dates will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.
(Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
2. The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on September 25 and December 25.
3. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If the castle is closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
4. During the Jidai Festival on October 22, the 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.
5.During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
6. Connections from this tour can be made to the "Kyoto Maiko Dinner" and "Kyoto Night Tour". Connections are generally made at Kyoto Hotel Okura.
7. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.

Call us on 1800 802 552  or  Online Enquiry

Schedule

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1

Kyoto

Monday - Friday

<From Osaka>
7:15 a.m: Depart Hotel Granvia Osaka. Take the JR rapid non-reserve seat to Kyoto Station.

<From Kyoto>
8:25 a.m:
Depart Avanti Surise Tours Desk (Kyoto station Hachijo exit) to visit the following by bus. *Report at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
Nijo Castle (50 min)
Tour the historical castle completed in 1626 built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Kinkakuji Temple(45 min)
Visit the Golden Pavillion, designated as a National Special Historic Site and National Special Landscape, with 2 floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of shinden, samurai, and zen.
Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
Gain exclusive access to the former residence of the Emperor of Japan, which oversaw many important functions until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869.
Lunch: Japanese/Western Buffet.
Heian Jibgu Shrine (25min)
Don't miss the characteristic red architecture of the beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1101 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
Sanjusangendo temple(30min)
Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century. 
Kiyomizu Temple (70min)
The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizudera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.

17:30 - 18:30p.m. Drop off Service from Kyoyomizudera temple to each hotel (Kyoto only).
<For Osaka> Ride JR rapid train non-reserved seat to Osaka Station from Kyoto Station.
6:30 - 7:30p.m: Arrive at Osaka Station. Tour concludes upon arrival.

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<Saturdays, Sundays, & National Holidays in 2016>
<Monday, Tuesdays if Monday is National Holidays in 2017>
8:35 a.m.
Depart Avanti Surise Tours Desk (Kyoto station Hachijo exit) to visit the following by bus. *Report at least 10 minutes prior to departure.
 
Nijo Castle (50 min)
Tour the historical castle completed in 1626 built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Kinkakuji Temple (45 min)
Visit the Golden Pavillion, designated as a National Special Historic Site and National Special Landscape, with 2 floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating three distinct styles of shinden, samurai, and zen.
Kitano-tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
Walk the massive grounds of this ancient shrine built in 947 as a tribute to scholar and poet Sugawara no Michizane, whose abundance in knowledge has made the shrine a popular location for students to pray before taking their entrance exams.
(25 Sep, 25 Dec 2016, 25 Sep, 25 Dec 2017: Nishi- Hongwanji temple will be visited)

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Consistent Everyday
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Lunch (50 min)
Enjoy a japanese style lunch.
Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
Prowl the gorgeous inner gardens of the shrine built to celebrate the 1100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
Sanjusangendo Temple (30 min)
Browse the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life size statues of Buddhist deities Kannon dating back to the 13th century.
Kiyomizudera Temple (70 min)
View the city of Kyoto from this hilltop temple and catch the drops of the Otowa waterfall flowing from beneath the main hall, known to grant wishes to those who drink it.
17:30 - 18:30p.m. Drop off Service from Kyoyomizudera temple to each hotel (Kyoto only).
<For Osaka> Ride JR rapid train non-reserved seat to Osaka Station from Kyoto Station.
6:30 - 7:30p.m: Arrive at Osaka Station. Tour concludes upon arrival.
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Caution:
This tour cannot be booked on the same day as the Kyoto Night Tour due to time constraints. However, it can be booked on the same day as the Kyoto Maiko Dinner.
 
 
Pick-up service in Kyoto is available at the following hotels for this tour.
Desired pick-up point MUST be indicated when booking.
Please gather at the pick-up point at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Kyoto Pick-up Points& Bus Departure Time
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto* 8:35 a.m. Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto* 8:30 a.m. Karasuma Kyoto Hotel* 8:40 a.m. Kyoto Hotel Okura 8:20 a.m. Kyoto Tokyu Hotel 8:40a.m. AVANTI sunrise tour desk ( Kyoto station Hachijo exit) 8:25a.m.

Remarks

  1. Please make reservation in advance for all pick up service.
  2. Please be in the hotel lobby 10 min before pick up time.
  3. Times are subject to change with or without notice.
  4. For tours including drop-off service. please select your preferred drop-off point from the tour's designated pick- up points.
  5. Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto is available for guests staying at the hotel.


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