Kyoto1-Day Tour

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Kyoto1-Day Tour

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.

Price : Adult (age 12+)
From JPY15,500
Child (age 6-11)
From JPY13,600
Infant (age 0-5)
FREE
 
Price : Adult (age 12+) From JPY15,500
Child (age 6-11) From JPY13,600
Infant (age 0-5)  FREE
Duration : approx. 12 hours
Departs : Hotel Granvia Osaka [map] (07:25)
Visits : [Kyoto] Nijo-jo Castle / Kinkakuji Temple / Kyoto Imperial Palace / Heian Jingu Shrine / Sanjusangendo Hall / Kiyomizudera Tenple
Includes : English-speaking guide, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour, Lunch (option)
Plan Meals Price
Adult Child
Kyoto1-Day Tour 1 Lunch JPY16,400 JPY14,400
No Lunch JPY15,500 JPY13,600
※ Children (6-11 years), Infants (0-5 years. Meals, seating and other such services are not included)
Departure Dates
05 Jan - 30 Dec : Daily

Except
18 Feb

NoEvent / Visit
1
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.

2
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.

3
Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)

A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.

4
Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 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).

5
Lunch (50 min)

Japanese/Western style buffet lunch (Lunch Plan only)

6
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.

7
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.

8
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.

9
From Kyoto Station to Osaka Station

JR Special Rapid Service/Rapid Service (non-reserved seat) OR Bus.

Pickup service : Convenient pickup service is available available at major hotels in Osaka. (see hotel list)
Tour Operator : JTB Japan Travel Corp.
Departs : Hotel Granvia Osaka [map] (07:25)
Disband : JR Osaka Station (18:30-19:30)
Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
Guide : English Speaking Guide
Participants : Minimum 1 - Maximum 20
Meal : 1 Lunch (option)
Remarks :
  • 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).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on 25 September and 25 December.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
  • 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.
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    Mon-Fri 10:00 - 18:00
    Sat : 12:00 - 16:00
    Sun, Public Holiday : close
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