Kyoto & Nara Day Tour from Kyoto or Osaka

Starts in Kyoto & OsakaAvailable Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and SaturdayClick on 'check availability' to view the calendar
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11 hour tour
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Explore 2 of Japan’s great cities on our Kyoto & Nara Day Tour from Kyoto or Osaka. First, visit Nijo Castle to learn about its royal history from your local guide. Head to Kinkaku-ji Temple next to admire the golden architecture and hidden details. The Kyoto Imperial Palace awaits, with a rich past of emperors and their legacy. After arriving in Nara, tour 2 sacred sites within the beautiful Nara Park. From the Buddha statue of Todai-ji Temple to the bronze lanterns of Kasuga Taisha Shrine, your journey to Nara will be unforgettable.

Tourists in Kyoto and Osaka seeking the perfect day trip will love our Kyoto & Nara Day Tour from Kyoto or Osaka. Explore these 2 cities in a day with visits to Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nara Park, and more. Be led by an experienced guide every step of the way. Don’t hesitate and book your adventure today!

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Kyoto & Nara Day Tour from Kyoto or Osaka Highlights

  1. Admire the world-renowned beauty of Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace
  2. Head to Kinkaku-ji Temple and discover the golden architecture
  3. In Nara, get lost in the magical Nara Park and visit sacred sites within
  4. See the magnificent Buddha statue of Todai-ji Temple and tour Kasuga Taisha Shrine
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Kyoto & Nara Day Tour from Kyoto or Osaka Itinerary

7:25 - Depart from Osaka Station to Kyoto Station
8:30 - Meet your guide in Kyoto and start your tour
Visit Nijo Castle and discover its history
See Kinkaku-ji Temple's golden architecture and outdoor pond
Explore the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which used to be the residence of emperors
  • (If the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, tour the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead)
Lunch - optional
Arrive in Nara and see 2 sacred sites: Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine
18:30 - Return to Kyoto / Depart from Kintetsu Nara Station to Osaka Station
NB - all timings on Kyoto & Nara Day Tour from Kyoto or Osaka are approximate
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Please note that some of the attractions listed in the schedule may be subject to changes.
Cancellation Policy
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.