Day Trips & Excursions

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji, as well as Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then travel to Nara to visit World Heritage–listed Todai-ji temple complex (including Great Buddha Hall) and Kasuga Shrine. Plus, see the famous wild deer that roam Nara (you can even feed them!) and enjoy a Japanese and Western-style lunch buffet. It's a packed day, but by the end you'll have seen some of Japan's most important ancient landmarks.
10 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Kyoto and Nara Day Tour Including Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka

See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara in one day! This day trip from Osaka takes you on a morning tour of Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine. After a Japanese lunch, visit landmarks in nearby Nara, home to Kasuga Shrine and the impressive Great Buddha of Todai-ji Temple. Upon hotel pickup, your guide will accompany you by motor coach, JR Rail and Kintetsu Rail, and inform you about the cultural treasures in each historical capital.
11 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto

Venture to Nara from Kyoto for the afternoon. Due to its past as the first permanent capital of Japan, Nara remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Accompanied by your local guide, you'll visit the Todaiji Temple to see Japan's largest Buddha, Deer Park - home to hundreds of freely roaming deer, and Kasuga Shrine - Nara's most celebrated shrine.
5.5 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

See the iconic highlights of Japan on a 3-day guided tour to Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara. Visit revered Mt Fuji, take a boat cruise on Lake Ashi and an aerial tram ride up Mt Komagatake. Head to Kyoto on the bullet train and take in the beautiful city on a morning tour to the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. Then see Nara’s famous sites including Todaiji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and Nara Park (Deer Park). Stay two nights in Kyoto with optional return to Tokyo.
3 days
Cultural & Theme Tours

Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka

Enjoy an afternoon visit to Nara, whose combined historic monuments make the ancient city a UNESCO World Heritage site. This imperial capital from the 8th century is full of cultural treasures, including some of Japan's oldest Buddhist temples. Ride the JR rail from Osaka to Kyoto, where you’ll transfer by comfortable coach to Nara. After your tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine with a knowledgeable guide, you’ll return to Osaka by train.
6.5 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo

Venture by bullet train from Tokyo to the historical sites of Nara, and enjoy an overnight stay in Kyoto – the heart of Japanese culture! On this two-day trip, visit top attractions including five UNESCO World Heritage Sites – from Nara’s Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Shrine to Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion Temple, Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple. Enjoy a morning and afternoon sightseeing tour of Kyoto with a professional guide, who will take you to the Imperial Palace and Heian Shrine, including daily lunch and a stop at the Deer Park.
3 days
Day Trips & Excursions

Uji Walking Tour with Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

Explore the historic city of Uji on this walking tour from Kyoto. Your informative guide will give you an introduction to this city known for its tea and to Japanese culture, by guiding you through the city’s scenic neighborhoods, riverfront and historic temples. You’ll partake in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and see the famous Ujibashi Bridge, a cultural icon.
4 hours
Private & Custom Tours

Private Kamakura Walking Tour

Kamakura was Japan's first feudal capital from 12th century to 14th century. It is surrounded by 3 mountains and ocean and known for many historically significant Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. Come join this 6-hour walking tour to feel the spirit of samurai at its historic sites! You will visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, the biggest shrine in Kamakura area, and Komachi Dori, the most famous street with many interesting shops and delicious street food stands. Also visit Hase Temple, Kotokuin area, and see the big Buddha (also called "Daibutsu" in Japanese)! Your guide will make you are having a lot of fun while learning the history of Japan. Let's walk and talk together in Kamakura!
6 hours