Royal Kyoto Half-Day Tour From Kyoto

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Explore the heart of Japan’s cultural heritage and the beauty of nature with our Royal Kyoto Half-Day Tour from Kyoto. This morning tour immerses you in the grandiose relics of the city’s imperial legacy. Begin your journey at Nijo Castle, a World Heritage site renowned for its intricate architectural wonders and rich historical significance. Be spellbound by the detailed carvings and lavish embellishments adorning the Ninomaru Palace. Marvel at the enchanting Kinkaku-ji Temple, a magnificent wooden structure adorned with delicate layers of pure gold. Conclude your morning with a taste of true royalty at the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the residence of Japanese Emperors for over 150 years. On days the Palace is closed you’ll experience the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, a true national treasure. Wrap up your tour around midday, when you’ll be dropped off at a central location in Kyoto, leaving ample time to explore more treasures of Kyoto at your own pace.

Our Royal Kyoto Half-Day Tour is the perfect choice for first-time visitors eager to uncover the treasures of Kyoto’s cultural history in a limited timeframe. This tour, guided by a government-licensed expert, offers a well-rounded experience, featuring the most important attractions in Kyoto. Book this morning tour today to immerse yourself in Kyoto’s grandeur in a single morning.

Royal Kyoto Half-Day Tour From Kyoto Highlights

  1. Discover Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with intricate design and deep history
  2. Admire the castle’s lavish Ninomaru Palace, graced with golden leaf and woodwork
  3. Marvel at Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion, a wooden masterpiece cloaked in pure gold
  4. Explore the regal Kyoto Imperial Palace, where Emperors of old ruled over Japan. On other days, visit the revered and mystical Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
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Royal Kyoto Half-Day Tour From Kyoto Itinerary

Morning - pick up in Kyoto
Visit Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ornate Ninomaru palace
Head to Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, and admire it's stunning golden architecture and picturesque setting
See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former residence of the Japanese Emperor (If the palace is closed, you will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine)
Afternoon - Drop-off in Kyoto
NB - all timings on Royal Kyoto Half-Day Tour From Kyoto are approximate
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Essential Information
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.