Beginning of main content

Change your Search

Kyoto Full-Day Tour

by JTB Sunrise Tours
per adult Price is P 6
Duration: 9h 30m+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Architecture & gardens of Kyoto historic castles

  • Visiting magnificent Kinkaku-ji & Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • Marveling at renowned ancient shrines and temples

  • Learning about spiritual lifestyle of the imperial era

  • Exploration of uniquely landscaped green spaces

Highlights

  • Architecture & gardens of Kyoto historic castles

  • Visiting magnificent Kinkaku-ji & Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • Marveling at renowned ancient shrines and temples

  • Learning about spiritual lifestyle of the imperial era

  • Exploration of uniquely landscaped green spaces

Show less

Check Availability

8:30 AM, AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk in English, includes Food Only

Duration 9h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

There are errors on the form.

Please fix the following errors to continue:

per adult
P 6,616.64

Total price is P 6, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

7:25 AM, Hotel Granvia Osaka (CONCIERGE) in English, includes Food Only

Duration 12h 5m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

There are errors on the form.

Please fix the following errors to continue:

per adult
P 8,081.75

Total price is P 8, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Kyoto Full-Day Tour

Activity Location

Kinkakuji

1 Kinkakuji-cho

Kyoto 603-8361

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Granvia Osaka (CONCIERGE DESK)

    3-chōme-1-1 Umeda,

    Osaka 530-0001

  • Avanti Shopping Center (Sunrise Tour Desk B1F)

    Higashikujo Nishisanno-cho 31 Minami-ku

    Kyoto 601-8003


Description

Spend a full day discovering the best sights Kyoto has to offer, including grand castles and sacred temples. These spectacular attractions make your time in Kyoto an unforgettable experience.

Proceed first to Nijo Castle, where you detect the notable contrast between its solemn exterior appearance and gorgeous interiors. Be sure to pass through its beautiful gardens, whose floral diversity displays vibrant colors.

Continue your journey with a stop at Kinkaku-ji—also called the Temple of the Golden Pavilion—a Buddhist Japanese temple with a famously exquisite Japanese-style garden. Founded in 1397, the top 2 levels of this elegant structure are adorned with intricate gold-leaf gilding that is sure to dazzle.

Travel next to the ancient Kyoto Imperial Palace, the home of the imperial family for over 1,000 years, which has been preserved since the time of Japan’s ancient dynasties. Break and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

Afternoon tour will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine at the beginning, chosen on a travel website as the number 1 sightseeing spot people want to see in Japan. This spot is known for its thousands of brilliant red torii gates, called Senbon Torii.

Stop and view the Goddess of Mercy to see a collection of 1,001 statues of this important figure that date from the 13th century. Finally, walk down a charming old lane filled with local retailers that leads to Kiyomizu-dera—the Pure Water Temple—and enjoy spectacular views before heading back.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Kyoto

  • Admission fees

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Lunch in 2019 :A Japanese set meal

  • Lunch in 2020:A set menu meal


Exclusions

  • Beverages, bottled water, and snacks


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult, but may not occupy their own seat, and lunch is not included.

  • 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)without notice.

  • In 2019, the tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on November 25.

  • In 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.

  • In 2019,A Japanese set meal will be served for lunch. Vegetarian, halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not available.

  • In 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.

  • Participants will walk from the parking lot to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (about 15 min one-way).

  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.


Kyoto Full-Day Tour ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

5/5 Apr 10, 2019

Absolutely brilliant, highly recommended for a first time Kyoto visitor. Our tour guide, Yuki, was very knowledgeable and very very sweet.

Rachel R

United Kingdom