Take a morning tour to some of Kyoto's most famous sites and discover why this ancient political capital of Japan is now the historical and the sightseeing capital! Recommended for first-time visitors, the tour visits the World Heritage Sites of Kinkaku-ji Temple with amazing golden shariden and the famous Nijo Castle. The tour will conclude after visiting the Kyoto Imperial Palace, leaving your afternoon free to explore on your own. 

Departure 05 Jan - 30 Dec 2020: Daily 
Code From Kyoto: 1NN1701NNS
from Osaka: 1NP1401NNS
From Osaka Departure additional charge required


B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Day 1 Kyoto

<From Osaka>
7:25 am: Assemble at Hotel Granvia Osaka and walk to Osaka Station. Board a rapid train to Kyoto Station. Walk to Avanti Sunrise Tours Desk to join the tour.
<From Kyoto>
8:30 am: Depart from Avanti Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) to visit the following destinations.


Nijo Castle (50 min): The Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun, the main keep of which was built in 1603, is noted for the contrast of its solemn exterior and gorgeous interiors.

Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min): This temple is renowned for its beautiful Japanese garden and stunning Golden Pavilion.

Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min): [Except Mondays] Gain exclusive access to the former residence of the Emperor of Japan, who oversaw many important functions until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869. [Mondays and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (40min) This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm: Arrive at Kyoto Station. Tour concludes upon arrival.

<From Osaka >
13:15 pm - 13:45 pm: From Kyoto station take a JR rapid train non-reserved seat to Osaka Station. The tour will end upon arrival at Osaka Station.
  • Transportation 
  • Guiding by a certified tour guide/interpreter
  • Admission fee
  • Consumption tax
  1. If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.
  2. The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour 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).
  3. The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25.
  4. Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  5. After sightseeing at Kyoto Imperial Palace, the bus will stop by the lunch venue for the 1-day tour. After that, participants will be dropped off at Kyoto Station.
  6. The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
*Pictures shown are for illustration purpose only 

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