Best of Kyoto Half-Day Tour

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5 hour tour
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Start your morning with our incredible Best of Kyoto Half-Day Tour. Dive into the city’s rich history and world-famous spots. Discover the magical treasures within Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, be amazed by the golden Kinkaku-ji Temple, layered with centuries of history. Visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace and learn about the emperors who lived there. Your tour guide will lead you across beautiful landmarks that make up Kyoto’s incredible city.

Perfect for first-time visitors of Kyoto, our Best of Kyoto Half-Day Tour guarantees you a wonderful experience. Explore the heart of Kyoto with an expert guide by visiting Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Book your morning tour today!

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Best of Kyoto Half-Day Tour Highlights

  1. See Kyoto’s top landmarks with an experienced guide in just half a day
  2. Visit the incredible Nijo Castle, marked a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  3. Discover the Kinkaku-ji Temple and take unforgettable photos
  4. See the Kyoto Imperial Palace and learn of its royal past
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Best of Kyoto Half-Day Tour Itinerary

8:30 - Meet your tour guide in Kyoto
Visit Nijo Castle and discover its history
See Kinkaku-ji Temple's golden designs and outdoor pond
Explore the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which used to be the residence of emperors
  • (If the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will take its place)
13:00 - The tour ends in Kyoto
NB - all timings on Best of Kyoto Half-Day Tour are approximate
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Please note that some of the attractions listed in the schedule may be subject to changes
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Cancellations made 7 or more days before the start of the tour will receive a 70% refund.
Cancellations made less than 7 days before the start of the tour will not be refunded.
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