Kyoto & Nara 1-Day

Kyoto & Nara 1 Day

This is a tour full of variety and features a visit to a world heritage site as well as a number of popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Nara. Spend time in two ancient Japanese cities on this 1-day tour which is a long-time bestseller. The tour is a combination of the Kyoto Morning Tour and Nara Afternoon, with lunch added.

Tour Details

Information

Price : Adult (age 12+)

JPY17,900

Child (age 6-11)

JPY15,900

 
Duration : approx. 11 hours
Departs : Hotel Granvia Osaka [map] (07:25)
Visits :
  • [Kyoto] Nijo-jo Castle
  • Kinkakuji Templ
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • [Nara] Todaiji Temple
  • Nara Park
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Nara Nagomikan
Includes :
  • English-speaking guide
  • Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour
  • Lunch

Tour Plan

PlanMealsPrice
AdultChild
1. Kyoto & Nara 1-Day 1 Lunch JPY17,900 JPY15,900
※ Children (6-11 years), Infants (0-5 years. Meals, seating and other such services are not included)
Departure Dates
05 Jan - 10 Mar : Tue, Thu, Sat
13 Mar - 30 Dec : Daily

Except

Date of Nara Marathon

Schedule

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)

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).
4

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.
5

Lunch (50 min)

Japanese/Western style buffet lunch
6

From Kyoto to Nara (90 min)

Head to Nara via Nara Keinawa Expressway
7

Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) / Nara Park (60 min)

A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
8

Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min)

This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
The tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
9

Nara Nagomikan (20 min)

The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
This facility may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.
10

From Nara Nagomikan to Kintetsu Nara Station

Go to Kintetsu Nara Station via bus and on foot.
11

From Kintetsu Nara Station to Osaka Namba Station

Kintetsu Rail (non-reserved seat) or Bus.

Condition

Tour Operator : JTB Japan Travel Corp.
Pickup service : Convenient pickup service is available available at major hotels in Osaka. (see hotel list)
Departs : Hotel Granvia Osaka [map] (07:25)
Disband : Osaka Namba Station (18:30)
Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
Guide : English Speaking Guide
Participants : Minimum 2 - 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 Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, 15-16 Jul), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
  • At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.
  • Nara Nagomikan may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.
  • Depending on the number of participants, JR rail or a bus may be used for the trip from Osaka to Kyoto, and Kintetsu rail or a bus may be used from Nara to Osaka. Please note that seating is non-reserved for the trip from Osaka to Kyoto and the trip from Nara to Osaka if using public transportation. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
  • Children under age 6 may participate for free, but will not be provided with their own bus seats and must sit on the lap of their parent or guardian.
    If a seat on the bus is required for the child, please make a booking at the child rate.

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  • Kinkakuji Temple
  • Nijo Castle
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
  • Todaiji Temple
  • Great Buddha
  • Nara Park
  • Kasuga Taisha

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