Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple

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Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple information and booking

9 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or selected hotels in Kyoto
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm
Time of departure
8:35am from Kyoto New Miyako Hotel
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience the magic of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour of Japan's cultural jewel. You'll visit Kyoto's most popular attractions by coach and enjoy a Japanese - western set lunch.

Known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country's seventh largest city, with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face, though it remains Japan's most traditional city.Visit the main temple highlights of Kyoto on this full-day tour including:

Nijo Castle

The Kyoto Residence of the Tokugawa Shogun built in 1603, Nijo Castle is noted for the contrast of its solemn appearance and gorgeous interiors. The inner walls contain Honmaru Palace and its garden, Ninomaru Palace with its five connecting buildings made of cypress and lavishly decorated in gold leaf, the kitchens, guard house and several gardens.

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
Kyoto's most popular temple is the home of perhaps the world's most authentic and exquisite Japanese Garden, as well as the celebrated Golden Pavilion.

Kyoto Imperial Palace
The ancient Imperial Palace shows the Japanese taste for simplicity and calmness and was the residence of the Imperial family until the capital was relocated to Tokyo in 1868. View the Shishinden Imperial state chamber where enthronement ceremonies took place.

Heian Shrine
The brightly colored shrine with its vermilion pillars, enchanting inner gardens and ponds, reflects the elegance of life in the ancient Japanese court.

Sanju-Sangendo Hall
This Buddhist temple is known for its long wooden hall that houses the main deity—the Thousand Armed Kannon. See one thousand life-size statues that flank either side of the hall in 10 rows and 50 columns.

Kiyomizu Temple
A quaint old lane lined with pottery shops lead up to this famous temple. Enjoy a sweeping view of the entire city of Kyoto from its lofty terrace.

    What's included

    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    • Local tax

    What isn't included

    • Gratuities (optional)