Take a half-day afternoon tour around some of Kyoto's distinct shrines and temples including World Heritage Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and discover why this ancient political capital of Japan is now its history and sightseeing capital! Enjoy sightseeing mainly in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto, where all the traditional elements of the city can be seen. The road leading to Kiyomizu-dera Temple is lined with rows of souvenir shops, great for shopping.
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※ Children (6-11 years), Infants (0-5 years. Meals, seating and other such services are not included)
Hotel Granvia Osaka [map] (07:25)
Approx. 7 hours
[Kyoto] Nijo-jo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace
English-speaking guide, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour
07 Jan - 25 Dec : Daily
From Osaka Station to Kyoto Station
JR Special Rapid Service/Rapid Service (non-reserved seat) OR Bus.
Depending on the number of participants, the tour will use JR train or a bus for transportation between Osaka and Kyoto. In the case of transportation via JR train, all seats are non-reserved. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
Nijo Castle (50 min)
A 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. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
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.
Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead:
(Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, 14-17 May for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
This tour uses public transportation with non-reserved seats. Please note that seating is not guaranteed. The tour may use Osakajokoen Station on the way to Osaka Castle instead of Temmabashi Station.
From Kyoto Station to Osaka Station
JR Special Rapid Service/Rapid Service (non-reserved seat) or Bus.
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