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Kyoto One-day Tour

Kyoto Kiyomizudera

Kyoto One-day Tour: Visit the ancient Capitals’s most famous sites! This one-day tour takes you across Kyoto to world-renowned temples, shrines, and palaces like Nijo Castle, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple, and more. With transportation, guide, and lunch included, this tour makes planning your Kyoto day trip a snap!



Assemble in the lobby for a full-day sightseeing tour of Kyoto by chartered coach with an English-speaking guide.

You will visit the following.

Nijo Castle: Visit the historical castle completed in 1626 built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun, who governed Japan, with the emperor as nominal ruler and as a guardian for Kyoto Imperial Palace.

Nijo Castle

Distant view of Nijo Castle


Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji Temple:Visit the Golden Pavillion, designated as a National Special Historic Site and National Special Landscape, with two floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture incorporating the three distinct styles of shinden, samurai, and zen.

KinkakujiKinkakuji Temple


Kyoto Imperial Palace
Kyoto Imperial Palace: Get rare access to the former residence of the Emperor of Japan, who oversaw many important functions until the capital was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo in 1869.

Kyoto Imperial PalaceKyoto Imperial Palace Main Gate


Enjoy a Western-style buffet and take a break before continuing to the afternoon tour.


Heian Jingu Shrine
Heian Jingu Shrine: Walk the brilliant inner gardens of the shrine built in 1985 to celebrate the 1100th anniversary of the transfer of the national capital to Heian-kyo, the former name of the city of Kyoto.

Heian JinguMain Hall (Daigokuden)


Sanjusangendo Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple: Observe the world's longest wooden structure, 121 meter (400 feet) in length, famous as the site of archery exhibition contests. There are also 1001 life-sized statues of Buddhist gods, or Kannon, reated in different styles from the 13th to the 15th centuries.

SanjusangendoThousand Armed Kannon Statues


Kiyomizudera Temple
Kiyomizudera Temple: Founded in 798 and rebuilt in 1633, this temple built on a hill has a great view of the city of Kyoto from the top. The Otowa Falls, flowing from beneath the main hall, are known to grant wishes to those who drink from it.

Kiyomizudera Temple


Return to your hotel.

departure day

Everyday: 9:00am-5:30pm

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Tour Highlights

  • 01 Nijo Castle
    The founder of the Tokugawa Government, Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, directed the building of the castle in 1603 in order to display his collection 16th century paintings and sculptures.

  • 02 Kinkakuji Temple
    Founded by the third Muromachi shogunate Yoshimitsu Ashikaga in 1397, this gold-placed temple is located next to the pond in the middle of a beuautiful garden.

  • 03 Kyoto Imerial Palace
    The Imperial palace served at the center of Japanese politics for over one thousand years.

  • 04 Heian Jingu Shrine
    This Shrine was rebuilt in 1894 during the 1100th anniversary of the 794 transferal of Japan's capital of Heian (Kyoto), and foundation of Heiankyo.

  • 05 Sanjusangendo
    There are 1001 life size of statues of Buddhist gods, Kannon, for worship, from 13th century to couple centuries later statues were created by different style and people. 

  • 06 Kiyomizudera Temple
    15 stories high and built without use of any nails, a superb view of the city is possible in the many halls at the temple's top level.


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