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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!

Highlights

  • Marvel at the Nijo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple and Imperial Palace
  • Free shuttle service from Kyoto Handicraft Center to 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 March 2014

Incredibly knowledgeable and humorous guide who was highly proficient in English. We loved her enough to get pictures with her and our group. Kinkaku-ji is amazing, truly a wonder! We highly recommend this tour and the afternoon tour. Stress free pick up and drop off at the Shin Miyako hotel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Incredibly knowledgeable and humorous guide who was highly proficient in English. We loved her enough to get pictures with her and our group. Kinkaku-ji is amazing, truly a wonder! We highly recommend this tour and the afternoon tour. Stress free pick up and drop off at the Shin Miyako hotel.

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