Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Nara

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This tour will take you to see the famous 1000 vermilion gates at Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, Arashiyama, UNESCO world heritage site Kinkaku-ji temple and Todaiji & Nara park. Enjoy an easy and relaxing bus ride, see famous sites in 2 cities in 1 day without the hassle of changing trains and getting lost.The best time to see the Autumn colors in Arashiyama starts from Nov 20th.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiFushimi Inari Taisha is the head of all Inari shrines in Japan and is dedicated to the Shinto gods. Designated as an Important Cultural Property, the main shrine building contains five shrines together, these five pillars of Fushimi Inari Taisha are named for the great virtues of Inari Okami that they embody. Inari Okami is known as a deity of business prosperity, prosperity of industries, safety of households, safety in traffic and improvement in the performing arts. The 'Senbon Torii' or 1000 torii gates are donations by individuals and companies, and you will find the donator's name and the date of the donation inscribed on the back of each gate. Duration: 1 hour 20 minutesStop At: Arashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiArashiyama changes with the seasons and you can enjoy the scenery any time of year, with cherry blossoms in the spring, boat festivals in the Summer, red leaves in Autumn and snow white mountains in the winter. Arashiyama is also filler with temples and Shrines including the match-making Shrine you can visit, during your walk through the famed Bamboo grove.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, KinkiAfter Arashiyama, the tour will stop at the UNESCO world heritage site Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the 'Golden Pavilion'. The area around the temple is surround by a beautiful Japanese garden where you can take many amazing photos! The temple was built at the end of the 14th century originally as a villa for the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. After his death, as described in his will, it was converted to a temple for the Zen sect of Buddhism.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Nara Park, Nara, Nara Prefecture, KinkiNara Park is famous for its deer roaming freely within the park, you can feed them 'deer sembei' which is sold at stalls throughout the park for 150yen a pack. If you bow to the deer with the deer sembei in hand, they will bow back to you.  Duration: 1 hour 10 minutesStop At: Todai-ji Temple, Nara, Nara Prefecture, KinkiAt Nara park, you will have time to explore the Todaiji temple, another UNESCO World Heritage site which was constructed over 1200 years ago as the head of all provincial Buddhist temples in Japan. The main hall houses one of the largest statues of Buddha, which is 15m tall. Duration: 40 minutes

What’s included

  • Live commentary in English or Chinese
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Roundtrip bus fare
  • Entry/Admission - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Arashiyama
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nara Park

What’s not included

  • Lunch (There are many restaurants in the area to choose from, including Halal and vegan)
  • Entrance fee to Todaiji temple 500yen
  • Entry/Admission - Todai-ji Temple