1. This tour is recommended for those travelling to Kyoto for the first time.
2. Visit the World Heritage Sites of Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nijo Castle.
3. On weekdays, participants can enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace with no prior application (some days are excluded).
07:45 – 08:35
Hotels in Kyoto City
Pick-up service from hotels to New Miyako Hotel
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All transportation on this tour is by bus.
Nijo Castle (50 min)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Remarks: Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the New Year’s holidays. On these days, the tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple.
Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
Visit this World Heritage Site, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful lake.
Kyoto Imperial Palace (except Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) (40 min)
Entry of international visitors generally require application in advance, but participants of this tour can enter only by going through a brief procedure.
Remarks: On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in spring and autumn, May 14 – 17 due to the Aoi Festival, year-end New Year’s holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and specific days) (40 min)
This shrine’s main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Remarks: On Jan. 25, Apr. 25, Jul. 25 and Oct. 25, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.
12:40 – 13:00
The tour disbands near Kyoto Station.
There is no drop-off service to hotels. Please return to your hotel on your own.
Remarks: Drop-off service is not available.
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