See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara, all in one day! Enjoy this guided bus tour that give you the chance to visit the historical places and most beautiful sights of these two ancient cities.
See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara, all in one day! Visit Nijo Castle, the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa era shoguns, and the Golden Pavilion, a gold-leaf covered structure that houses sacred relics of Buddha. Take a stroll through the Kyoto Imperial Palace and later watch traditional Japanese artisans work their craft at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. In Nara, visit Todaiji, the world's largest wooden structure and home of the Great Buddha. Mingle with the deer at Nara Park and marvel at the lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
Assemble at New Miyako Hotel.
the following by motorcoach:
(Mondays to Fridays)
* Nijo Castle (50 minutes)
* Kinkakuji Temple (45 minutes)
* Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 minutes)
(Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays)
* Nishi Honganji Temple (40 minutes)
* Nijo Castle (50 minutes)
* Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) (45 minutes)
Enjoy a Western-style buffet
- After lunch
, visit the following by motorcoach in the afternoon:
* Todaiji Temple
* Nara Deer Park
* Kasuga Grand Shrine
* Nara Nagomikan
- 18:30 - 19:30
Drop-off service to major hotels in Kyoto provided.
The Kyoto Residence of the Tokugawa Shogun built in 1603, Nijo Castle is noted for the contrast of its solemn appearance and gorgeous interiors.
Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
The most authentic and exquisite Japanese style garden in the world, plus the celebrated Golden Pavilion.
Kyoto Imperial Palace
The ancient Imperial Palace clearly shows the Japanese taste for purity, simplicity and calmness.
Nishi Honganji Temple
This large, World Heritage-registered temple was establish in 1602.
See the towering Great Buddha housed in the world's largest wooden building.
Nara Deer Park
More than 1,000 tame deer roam freely in this verdant, 1,250 acre park.
Kasuga Grand Shrine
The most famous and beautiful Shinto shrine in Nara, it features some 3,000 antique stone and bronze lanterns.
This facility offers a wide variety of local crafts, goods, and souvenirs.
- Pick-up from and drop-off at major hotels
- Services of an English-speaking guide
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses
- Optional activity costs
- Pick ups are available from selected Kyoto hotels
- Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged.
- You are required to fill out the form (your name, sex, age, nationality) when you enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
- On Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days, the tour will visit an alternative destination (typically Kitano-tenmangu Shrine). The same is true of the period before and after the public viewing of the Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and October, May 14 to 17 due to the Aoi Festival, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event.
- On Tuesdays (Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoanji Temple or Daitokuji Daisen-in Temple instead. For 2013, Nijo Castle is also closed for the year-end/New Year's holidays.
- Transportation service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto, and Hotel Monterey Kyoto is not available on the days of Gion Festival (July 14 to 16) due to traffic restrictions.
- At Kasuga Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.
- Nara Nagomikan is replaced by another souvenir shop when closed.