Day Tour

1-Day Kyoto & Nara Tour

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

per person USD 152
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This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter as it visits the most famous sightseeing spots including World Heritage sites in Kyoto and Nara, such as Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Participants will surely enjoy this tour which takes an efficient trip around two historical cities. This is Sunrise Tours’ most popular course in western Japan. After the tour, participants will be dropped off at the following locations: Kyoto Hotel Okura, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (*limited to staying guests), Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Sunrise Tours Desk in Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit), Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, Kyoto Hotel Tokyu, ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto Tower (Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit) Enjoy the view out the window from the suburbs of Kyoto to Nara.

Day 1: Kyoto - Nara - Kyoto

8:00-8:30 p.m.

Pick-up Service
Travel from the hotel to Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti.
 
Avanti's Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) - Depart  
All transportation on this tour is generally by bus, but, depending on the number of participants, a sedan or taxi van may be used instead. Stops will be made for pick-up at hotels along the way.
 
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.
[Remarks] 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.
[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, 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.
[Remarks] The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25.
 
Lunch  (50 min)
Enjoy a Japanese/Western-style buffet for lunch. As the meal is served buffet style, vegetarian customers are also welcome. During the period from Jan. 5 to Mar. 11, a one-plate lunch may be served depending on the number of participants. A menu that may also be enjoyed by vegetarians will be served. Thank you for your understanding.
 
From Kyoto to Nara  (90 min)  
Head to Nara via Keinawa Expressway
 
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.
 
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.
[Remarks] The tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
 
Nara Nagomikan (Gift Shop)  (20 min)
The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
[Remarks] 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.
 
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Drop-off Service  
Head to Kyoto City Hotels
[Remarks] 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.
Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Dinner is not possible.

Departure Date

<2019> Sep.1 - Dec.30 : Every day (except Dec.8) <2020> Jan.5 - Mar.3 : Every day (except Feb.16)

Meal

1 Lunch. *Vegetarian option available.Please request upon reservation.

Guide

English-speaking guide service is included.

Minimum Participants Required

1 person

Pick up and Drop off

Pick-up & Drop-off : Available

Inclusion

National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter fee, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour, Lunch charges


1.

[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
 

2.

[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
 
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.
 
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
 
The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour 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).
 
[2019]
The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on February 25, March 25 and November 25.
[2020]
The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25.
 
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.
 
Participants will walk from the parking lot to Todai-ji Temple (about 15 min one-way). Thank you for your understanding.
 
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.
 
Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Dinner is not possible.
 
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.
 
The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
 
Seats may not be designated.
 
Depending on the number of participants, a sedan or taxi van may be used instead.
 

3.

[Bus Company] Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co., Ltd.; Yuai Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.
If operation is by a company other than Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd., the bus company to be used will be indicated on the final itinerary on the day.
 

4.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
 
[2019]
Kyoto Hotel Okura: 8:00
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (*Limited to staying guests): 8:10
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel: 8:15
Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit): 8:30
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto: 8:40
Kyoto Hotel Tokyu: 8:50
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kyoto: 8:45
 
[2020]
Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit): 8:30
 

5.

[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
 
[2019]
A Japanese/Western buffet style meal will be served for lunch. As the meal is served buffet style, vegetarian customers are also welcome. During the period from Jan. 5 to Mar. 11, a one-plate lunch may be served depending on the number of participants. A menu that may also be enjoyed by vegetarians will be served. Thank you for your understanding.
 
[2020]
A set menu meal will be served for lunch. For those who would like a vegetarian meal, please make sure to inform us at the time of reservation. If requests are not provided in advance, same-day changes cannot be accepted. Halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not available. For those that don't require lunch, please make a booking for the 'without lunch' plan (tour code: BUS1NN2121NNS). The ‘without lunch’ plan provides customers with free time to eat on their own in the Kyoto Station area.

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
08/30/2019 12/31/2020 Kyoto $ 152 $ 130 $ 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 United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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