Day Tour

Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour from Kyoto: Kinkakuji Temple, Imperial Palace, Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine

  • Best Seller
  • Shrine
  • Heritage
  • Castle
  • Meal
  • Full Day
  • Pick up
  • Drop off

per person USD 142
JTBN110

Visit the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Nara, including World Heritage sites. Spend time in two ancient Japanese cities on this 1-day tour which is a long-time bestseller.

Day 1: Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto

8:30a.m.

Depart from Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) 

Pick-up service is available at hotels in Kyoto city.

All transportation on this tour is by bus.

 

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 the castle is 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)

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

 

[Except Mondays] 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, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).

 

[Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine  (40 min)

On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national 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.

The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25.

 

Lunch (Japanese/Western style buffet lunch)  (50 min)

 

From Kyoto to Nara  (90 min) 

Head to Nara via Nara Keinawa Expressway

 

Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)/Nara Park  (90 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

7:30 - 7:30p.m.           

Drop-off Service 

To hotels in Kyoto city

During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrict

Departure Date

<2018> Jan.5-Mar.10: Tue., Thu., Sat. / Mar.13-Dec.30: Daily

Meal

Lunch included

Guide

English-speaking guide service is included.

Pick up and Drop off

Pick-up & Drop-off : Available

Minimum Participants Required

1 person


1.

If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.

2.

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, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).

3.

The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25.

4.

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.

5.

During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.

6.

At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.

7.

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.

8.

Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Dinner is not possible.

9.

[Bus Company] Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.

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

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Infant Single Supplement
01/05/2018 12/30/2018 Kyoto $ 142 $ 120 $ 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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