Kyoto Morning Tour - Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle

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Kyoto Morning Tour - Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle information and booking

4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Kyoto New Miyako Hotel OR Selected Kyoto hotels
Returns to
Concludes at the Kyoto station
Time of departure
8:35am from Kyoto New Miyako Hotel
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Tour description provided by Viator

Soak up the sights of Kyoto on this guided half-day city morning tour. Travel by coach and visit Nijo Castle, the gold covered Kinkakuji Temple and Golden Pavilion. Wander through the Kyoto Imperial Palace - home to the emperor until 1868 and see how royalty lived!

Visit the main temple and palace sights of Kyoto on a half-day city 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.

What's included

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

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off