This tour is recommended for those travelling to Kyoto for the first time. Visit popular sightseeing spots all before noon. Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nijo Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
Adult (age 12+)|
Child (age 6-11)|
|Duration :||approx. 12 hours|
|Departs :||Hotel Granvia Osaka [map] (07:25)|
|1. Kyoto 1-Day Tour||1 Lunch||JPY16,400||JPY14,400|
|2. Kyoto 1-Day Tour||No Lunch||JPY15,500||JPY13,600|
※ Children (6-11 years), Infants (0-5 years. Meals, seating and other such services are not included)
Departure Dates07 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.
Lunch (50 min)
Japanese/Western style buffet lunch (Lunch Plan only)
Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
Don't miss the characteristic red architecture of this beautiful shrine built to celebrate the 1,100 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto.
During the Jidai Festival on 22 Oct, 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.
This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)
Visit the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)
The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience.
From Kyoto Station to Osaka Station
JR Special Rapid Service/Rapid Service (non-reserved seat) or Bus.