Ryoanji Temple - rock garden
VISIT | Kyoto

Kyoto

The Heart of Japan

Kyoto has a history of the imperial capital as well as the country’s center of culture from 794 until 1867. Many aspects seen as the core traditions of Japanese culture, such as the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and kaiseki cuisine, originate this city that remains a spiritual home for all Japanese.
Before Kyoto, the imperial court was located in Nara, the first formal capital of Japan. Nara is still home to many important cultural treasures, including the Great Buddha of Todai-ji Temple, forged during the height of the city’s glory over 1300 years ago. These two ancient cities are also home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Kyoto

day 1

Kyoto

Arrival at Kansai International Airport, transfer to your hotel. Check-in at selected hotel in Kyoto. Overnight at Selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn) or hotel.

day 2

Kyoto

Commence Kyoto Full Day Tour first visiting Nijo Castle built in 1603 as Kyoto residence of Ieyasu Tokugawa, First Shogun of Edo era. Kinkaku-ji Temple- The Golden Pavilion, originally built in 1394, villa of a court noble, later changed to temple, burned down in 1950, reconstructed in 1955. Ryoanji Temple-Art of best rock garden. Kiyomizu Temple, famous for its Main Hall on the cliff top with a broad wooden veranda and a panoramic view of Kyoto. Then walking down to Sannenzaka shopping street, etc. Overnight at Selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn) or hotel.

day 3

Kyoto

Transfer to Nara, commence Nara Half Day Tour starting from Todaiji Temple completed in 752, with one of the largest bronze statues in the world. Kasuga Shrine founded in 710, with 3000 lanterns in line, Nara Park, 1,100 tame deer roaming around. Return back to Kyoto and free for leisure after return. Overnight at Selected Kyoto ryokan (Japanese Inn) or hotel.

day 4

Kyoto

You will have time to relax until check-out, and will then be escorted to Kansai International Airport.

Map
Nijo Castle
Ryoanji Temple
Kiyomizu Temple
Todaiji Temple