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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

Soak up the sights of Kyoto on this guided half-day city morning tour. Travel by coach and visit Nijo Castle, the gold covered Kinkakuji Temple and Golden Pavilion. Wander through the Kyoto Imperial Palace - home to the emperor until 1868 and see how royalty lived!


  • Marvel at the Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple and Imperial Palace
  • Free shuttle service from major Kyoto Hotels
  • English speaking local guide
  • Hotel pickup from selected Kyoto hotels

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What You Can Expect

Kyoto Morning Tour - Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle

Kyoto Morning Tour - Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace

Visit the main temple and palace sights of Kyoto on a half-day city tour including:

Nijo Castle
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.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The guide was very efficient and spoke excellent English. All of the places were very interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

In a very little time, we had the chance of visiting three sights of great interest in Kyoto, which would probably take us two or three days if we went on our own.

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