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Kyoto Day Tour

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A day of temples, shrines, world heritage sites and more

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  • 9 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Experience the traditional tranquility of Kyoto's main shines—Kitano-tenmangu Shrine and Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Explore the detailed architecture and grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Stroll through an array of temples including Kinkaku-ji Temple, Sanjusangen-do Temple, and Kiyomizu Temple
  • Travel back to the 1600's with a visit to the Nijo Castle
  • Enjoy an authentic Japanese-style lunch
Most Recent Review

  • 11 Apr 2017
    Pretty good tour. The guide were very good and helpful, and provide good explanation of the temples visited. I took a point off the score because of the tight schedule. Really could have visited 1-2 less sites. Not enough time to roam at any of the sites.

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What To Expect

Relax and forget about scrambling to create your own schedule to explore Kyoto - we've got you covered. This day tour of Kyoto makes sure to hit most of the city's famous sites within the span of nine hours. Witness the historically rich legacy of Kyoto through experiencing its ancient shrines, serene temples and royal architecture such as the Heian Jingu Shrine, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace and Sanjusangen-do Temple. You'll feel like you've been transported hundred of years into the past!

Kyoto Day Tour
Visit Japan's most prominent historic locations in Kyoto all in one day!
Kyoto Day Tour
Learn about the rich history of their temples and shrines
Kyoto Day Tour
It feels as though you've traveled back to the environment of the 1600s
Kyoto Day Tour
The grounds and architecture has been carefully preserved; a treat for enthusiasts seeking to learn more
Kyoto Day Tour
Make wishes for good fortune and harmony for you and your loved ones
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

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

Inclusive Of:

  • Hotel pick up (please indicate your hotel details at checkout)
  • Return hotel drop off
  • English speaking guide
  • Japanese-style lunch
  • Admission fees
  • Transportation
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:20am to 8:40am hotel pick ups (Kyoto city area only)
  • Transfer to a bus
  • Nijo Castle (50 min)
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
  • Kitano-tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
  • Japanese-style lunch (50 min)
  • Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)
  • 5:30 tour ends
  • 5:30pm to 6:30pm hotel drop off
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Wear a comfortable pair of shoes and bring a bottle of water because you will do a lot of walking
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • Vegetarian meal options available (please indicate your preference at checkout)
  • Bus seats will be designated and automatically reserved after booking. Please feel free to adjust accordingly.
  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays (or Wednesday is Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, December and during the New Year's holidays. During these times the tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead
  • On Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, May 14 to 17 and New Year's holidays, the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead
  • On Jan. 24, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visted instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
  • Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public on October 22, and the tour will instead go to Chishaku-in Temple
  • Everyone entering Kyoto Imperial Palace may be asked to complete a form indicating your full name, nationality, gender and age
  • The tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden
  • Groups of 5 or more Japanese only customers cannot enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. If your group consists of Japanese members only, please inform us when booking
  • During the Gion Festival (July 14 to 16) hotel drop off for Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto and Hotel Monterey Kyoto will be available due to traffic restrictions
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Meet up: 8:20am Kyoto Hotel Okura, 8:25am AVANTI Kyoto Sunrise Tours Desk(Kyoto Sta.Hachijo Exit), 8:30am Nikko Princess Kyoto (availble to staying guests only), 8:35am ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, 8:40am Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, 8:40am Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
  • Address: 17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan
  • How To Get There: It's a 2 minute walk from Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi Exit served by JR/Shinkansen/Kintetsu Lines
  • For hotel pick ups, please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • The tour ends at Kiyomizu-dera Temple (unless hotel drop off arranged)
Cancelation Policy
  • A 70% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour
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Reviews (17) 4.6
  • David Kai San 11 Apr 2017
    Pretty good tour. The guide were very good and helpful, and provide good explanation of the temples visited. I took a point off the score because of the tight schedule. Really could have visited 1-2 less sites. Not enough time to roam at any of the sites.
  • Steven 13 Mar 2017
    The morning part of the tour viewing castles was kind of like viewing museums. The afternoon tour of the shrines and shopping district was a bit better.
  • Becky 11 Mar 2017
    Everything is fine except that the lunch and restaurant are mediocre. Spent too long time in lunch venue.
  • Carmen 22 Feb 2017
    Great tour! You get to see most of Kyoto's key sights.
  • Anna Pamela 9 Nov 2016
    Klook never fails us. It is our first time in Japan and we really enjoyed our day at Kyoto. Tour guide speaks english fluently and very kind and accommodating. thank you very much and we will definitely reccommend this to our family and friends!
  • Jamie 31 Oct 2016
    Great tour and guides are awesome with great depth of knowledge.
  • travelerOrangeCounty 8 Sep 2015
    My parents thoroughly enjoyed this tour, which covers almost all of the must-see spots in Kyoto. It's great for seniors with mobility problems.
  • Freemosa 3 Sep 2015
    Tour was awesome. Locations were very excellent. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and her English was very good. Driver was friendly. I would recommend this tour to first timers to Kyoto.
  • RonA_Plymouth 31 Aug 2015
    Amazing tour, lots of information, great views, very convenient. Must!
  • Spacieclan 30 Aug 2015
    A very good tour if you have limited time in Kyoto or want to make sure your trip includes the "main" tourist spots. I would recommend it for people that don't want to arrange there own train/bus fairs and don't mind having to stick to the strict time schedule (and you are in Japan so it is very precise)
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