Experience the magic of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour of Japan's cultural jewel. You'll visit Kyoto's most popular attractions by coach and enjoy a Japanese - western set lunch.
- Full-day tour of Kyoto's cultural and historic attractions
- Kyoto's major sights, including Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple
- Enjoy a Japaneese - western set lunch
- English-speaking guide
- Pick-up from selected Kyoto hotels
Recent Photos of this Tour
Gate of Kiyomizudera templePhoto by: Milan04 2012
Historic Kyoto - full day tourPhoto by: Anonymous12 2011
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Kinkakuji Temple (Golden ...Photo by: JOSE F05 2011
Heian Shrine, KyotoPhoto by: Mohamed ASouth Korea, 04 2010
Kyoto Imperial PalacePhoto by: Eric HUSA, 10 2009
Heian ShrinePhoto by: Eric HUSA, 10 2009
Kiyomizu TemplePhoto by: Eric HUSA, 10 2009
Nijo CastlePhoto by: Vernon MUSA, 07 2008
Heian ShrinePhoto by: Vernon MUSA, 07 2008
Kiyomizu templePhoto by: Alicia D03 2013
Golden PavilionPhoto by: Viroon S01 2013
Nijo CastlePhoto by: Viroon S01 2013
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Known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country's seventh largest city, with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face, though it remains Japan's most traditional city. Visit the main temple highlights of Kyoto on this full-day tour including:
The Kyoto Residence of the Tokugawa Shogun built in 1603, Nijo Castle is noted for the contrast of its solemn appearance and gorgeous interiors. The inner walls contain Honmaru Palace and its garden, Ninomaru Palace with its five connecting buildings made of cypress and lavishly decorated in gold leaf, the kitchens, guard house and several gardens.
Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
Kyoto's most popular temple is the home of perhaps the world's most authentic and exquisite Japanese Garden, as well as the celebrated Golden Pavilion.
Kyoto Imperial Palace
The ancient Imperial Palace shows the Japanese taste for simplicity and calmness and was the residence of the Imperial family until the capital was relocated to Tokyo in 1868. View the Shishinden Imperial state chamber where enthronement ceremonies took place.
The brightly colored shrine with its vermilion pillars, enchanting inner gardens and ponds, reflects the elegance of life in the ancient Japanese court.
This Buddhist temple is known for its long wooden hall that houses the main deity—the Thousand Armed Kannon. See one thousand life-size statues that flank either side of the hall in 10 rows and 50 columns.
A quaint old lane lined with pottery shops lead up to this famous temple. Enjoy a sweeping view of the entire city of Kyoto from its lofty terrace.
Reviewed by pola, April 2013
Kyoto has a lot of very interesting and beautiful places to see. This full day tour may not cover all of them but it includes most of the must-see places. Lunch is included which is just ok. Our tour guide for the afternoon tour, Yuki, was very knowledgeable and fluent in English. My only complaint is that we were all in a rush especially the morning tour, and it seemed that we didn't have enough time to take in the beauty of the places we've been to. One family who was part of our tour group was left behind in the Golden Pavilion and had to take the taxi to rejoin the group in the Imperial Palace. The pacing of the afternoon tour was better, we even had time to buy some souvenirs in the shops near the Kyomizu Temple.
Reviewed by Alicia D, March 2013
Absolutely perfect if you only have a short time in Kyoto; I just had one full day and this tour took me to six places, all of them fantastic and worth seeing. It felt like I'd managed to see a decent amount of Kyoto even though I just stopped over there. The lunch was fantastic too!