Royal Kyoto Day Tour From Kyoto

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Experience the heart of Japan’s cultural legacy and natural beauty on our Royal Kyoto Day Tour from Kyoto. This whirlwind tour will dive into the rich history and architecture of the historic city’s numerous World Heritage sites. From castles to shrines to ancient palaces, this tour offers an enchanting glimpse into Kyoto’s imperial legacy. See sites like Nijo Castle, a World Heritage site boasting ornate architectural marvels and rich historical significance. Be captivated by the intricate carvings and ornate decor in the Ninomaru Palace. Marvel at the enchanting Kinkaku-ji Temple, a breathtaking wooden structure covered in delicate layers of pure gold. Take the opportunity to wander the grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, once the residence of the Emperor for over 150 years. You’ll visit the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, iconic for its red Senbon Torii gates, and Sanjusangen-do Temple, home to 1,001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities that date back to the 13th century. Conclude your day at the awe-inspiring Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, a World Heritage Site providing panoramic views of Kyoto, the perfect photo opportunity at the end of this awe-inspiring day.

Our Royal Kyoto Day Tour is the perfect choice for first-time visitors eager to uncover the treasures of Kyoto’s cultural history, guided by a government-licensed expert. This tour offers a well-rounded experience, featuring visits to temples, a shrine, a castle, and various other majestic attractions in Kyoto. After the tour, enjoy the convenience of drop-offs at select hotels and locations in Kyoto, making your exploration of this historic city both immersive and accessible. Don’t miss this opportunity to uncover the rich cultural tapestry of Kyoto with our expertly guided tour.

Royal Kyoto Day Tour From Kyoto Highlights

  1. Explore the ornate Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its intricate architecture and historical significance
  2. Marvel at the stunning Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, a wooden masterpiece adorned with delicate layers of pure gold
  3. Discover the iconic red Senbon Torii gates and explore the spiritual wonder of the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
  4. Capture the breathtaking panoramic view of Kyoto from the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple World Heritage Site
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Royal Kyoto Day Tour From Kyoto Itinerary

Morning - pick up in Kyoto
Visit Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the grandiose Ninomaru palace
See Kinkaku-ji Temple, renowned as the Golden Pavilion due to its breathtaking golden design
Proceed to Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former residence of the Japanese Emperor (If the palace is closed, you will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine)
After lunch, continue to Fushimi Inary Taisha Shrine with its bright red Senbon Torii gates, one of Kyoto’s most iconic spots
Then visit Sanjusangen-do Temple, the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1,001 life-size Buddhist statues
Finish with a breathtaking view of Kyoto from the Kiyomizu-dera World Heritage Site
Drop-off in the evening at select locations in Kyoto
NB - all timings on Royal Kyoto Day Tour From Kyoto are approximate
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The tour will try to visit the locations mentioned in the itinerary, however, some of these locations may be closed, if this is the case, we will try to accommodate other sites in the area
Cancellation Policy
You have the option to request a cancellation up to seven days before the tour starts, and in such a case, you will be eligible for a 70% refund.