Day Tour

Kyoto Morning Tour from Kyoto: Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Imperial Palace

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  • Half Day

per person USD 61

Take a morning tour to some of Kyoto's most famous sites and discover why this ancient political capital of Japan is now its history and sightseeing capital! The tour finishes around lunchtime, leaving your afternoon free.

Day 1: Kyoto

Pick Up service may be available for designated hotels. Please contact us for more detail.
Assemble at AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit).
Visit the following by motorcoach.

* Nijo Castle (UNESCO World Heritage site)

- It was built in 1603 as Kyoto residence of the Ieyasu Tokugawa, the fast shogun of the edo government. ***On Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoanji Temple instead.

* Kinkakuji Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site)
- It is a famous structure of Muromachi period. Kinkakuji means golden pavilion and literally it is covered by gold.

* Kyoto Imperial Palace (except Mondays)

See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150years ago.
On Mondays, Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Years's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial House hold event, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Instead.
  Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Monday and Tuesdays when Monday is a National Holiday)
On Monday and Tuesdays if a naional holiday falls on the preceding Monday, this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. 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- 1:00p.m.
Tour disbands at Kyoto Station.


Departure Date

<2016> Jan.5 - Dec.30: Daily (except Feb.21) <2017> Jan.5-Dec.30:Daily (except Feb.19)


No meals included.


English-speaking guide service is included.

Minimum Participants Required

1 person

Pick up and Drop off

Pick-up : Available / Dropp-off : Not Available


≪Morning part≫

-As Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following dates, tours on these dates 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).

-Nishi Hongwanji Temple will be visited on Sep.25 and Dec.25 instead of Kitano-tenmangu Shrine.

-Nijo Castle is closed on every Tuesday in January, July, August, December and the year end.  During these dates, the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple instead.




-After sightseeing, the bus will stop at the 1-Day Tour lunch location before going to Kyoto Station.

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Infant Single Supplement
01/01/2016 12/31/2017 Kyoto $ 61 $ 51 $ 0 $ 0
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare as below. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice 100% of the tour fare, 1 day prior to the starting date of the tour 40%, 7 to 2 days prior, 30%, 8 days or more days prior, no charge. Cancellation period is based on Japan local time. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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