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Kyoto and Nara Day Tour

See the main sights of Japan's ancient capitals in a day

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Sightsee Japan's ancient capitals in a day and see the most impressive cultural and historical sights of Kyoto and Nara

  • Enjoy a convenient one-day tour of Kyoto and Nara

  • See Kyoto's impressive landmarks Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace (or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine)

  • Relax mid-tour with a delicious Japanese-style lunch

  • Walk the grounds of Nara Park and meet the famous deer, hundreds of which roam freely

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ancient Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine and shop for souvenirs at Nara Nagomikan

  • Enjoy hotel pick up and drop off plus comfortable coach transportation throughout

What We Love:

Explore world famous Kyoto in the morning, one of Japan's most important historical and cultural centers, known for its beauty and fascinating geisha tradition. Tour Kyoto's UNESCO-listed sites including Nijo Castle, built in 1626 to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun, and Kinkaku-ji Temple, or more aptly known as the Golden Pavilion for the thin layer of pure gold that covers it. Gain exclusive access to the Kyoto Imperial Palace and enjoy a delicious Japanese-style lunch. On arrival in Nara, you'll explore the beautiful green grounds and meet the famous nodding deer of Nara Park plus get the opportunity to enter the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Todai-ji Temple (and the Great Buddha) and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Comfortable coach transportation is provided, making this a stress-free way to sightsee two cities in a day!

Activity Details

10 Hours


Min 1

Pick Up

24 Hours



  • You will receive a confirmation email and your e-voucher within 1 business day

Inclusive Of:

  • Hotel pick up and return drop off
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees
  • Transportation
  • Lunch

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Entrance to areas of Kasuga Taisha Shrine requiring admission fees


  • 7:45-8:35 Hotel pick ups
  • 8:35 Meet up at New Miyako Hotel
  • Nijo Castle (50 min)
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min) (Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on weekends/public holidays)
  • Japanese-style lunch (50 min)
  • Travel from Kyoto to Nara (70 min)
  • Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) (60 min)
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 min)
  • Nara Nagomikan Souvenir Shop (20 min)
  • 18:30-19:30 Return drop off to Kyoto City hotels

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • On Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and some special days, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
  • Please Note that before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace you will be required to fill out a form with your personal information such as your name, sex, age, and nationality (form will be provided on the tour day)
  • The tour is subject to change depending on weather conditions and seasonal schedule changes or special days/festivals

Insider Tips:

  • Look out for the Buddha hole in a supporting post of Todai-ji Temple. The hole is said to be the same size as one of the Buddha's nostrils. Crawl through it and legend says that you will receive enlightenment in your next life!
  • These cities are particularly beautiful in cherry blossom season (end of March to beginning of April)

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Meet up: 8:35am at New Miyako Hotel (unless hotel pick up arranged in advance)
  • For hotel pick-ups, please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Return hotel drop offs provided for Kyoto City hotels


  • A 70% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour

Reviews (3)


Our guide was knowledgeable and polite and the tour is worth taking by anybody who wants to visit Koyoto. The lunch could have been better.


The tour schedule is good. A bit hassle but generally it was fine because you have to squeeze a lot of famous places in Kyoto in half of the day. The tour guide is very supportive.


For a tour in a busy city I was satisfied. Got to see sights I hadn't seen and enough time to explore them. I enjoyed the Nara trip as well

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