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

  • Great way to discover Kyoto’s highlights in a short space of time
  • Learn fascinating historical information from your guide
  • See a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Nijo Castle
Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple
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Pickup: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
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This is the ultimate way to experience the top cultural and historic attractions Kyoto has to offer. This full-day tour takes you to Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Kiyomizu Temple. You’ll travel in comfort in a climate-controlled bus as you visit Kyoto’s spread out landmarks that would be difficult to travel between on foot. Plus, you’ll save time and beat the crowds as entrance fees for all attractions are included.

What to Expect

Start your action-packed day with a pickup from your Kyoto hotel. The tour will be a lesson in itself about Japan’s fascinating history and heritage with useful commentary from your guide.

You’ll soon arrive at Nijo Castle, shortly followed by Kinkaku-ji Temple, which is often labelled the most popular of all of Kyoto’s temples. This might be because of its grand Japanese gardens or the impressive Golden Pavilion.

Next stop will be Kyoto Imperial Palace followed by Sanju-Sangendo—a Buddhist Temple famous for its 1,000 life-size statues, covered in gold leaf.

The final part of the day involves walking past traditional pottery shops on the way to Kiyomizu Temple. It’s not only the temple that’s impressive here—the vantage point boasts panoramic views of this ancient city. A beautiful way to end the day before a comfortable journey back to your Kyoto hotel.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018
Great Tour of the Top Sites in Kyoto

The first half of the tour was very beautiful, but the tour guide was very soft spoken. It was difficult to hear even when the bus and tour was quiet. Some of our group moved from the back to the front of the bus to...More

8  Thank brandyqk
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile
Poorly driven by the guide

The guide English was pretty low, she couldn't comunicate properly and was very scarce on the explanations. Dont book it with meal included, it is a pity to have such a meal in vacations. The positive thing is that they jumped you from one place...More

1  Thank Pablo A
Reviewed 21 February 2018
An organised, efficient & friendly tour

It would have been impossible to see everything in one day by myself, so this tour was ideal. Tour was carried out very efficiently and was well organised. The two tour guides were both very friendly. I'd say doing the afternoon tour is worth it...More

Thank cbowsie
Reviewed 29 January 2018
Great Day Tour

The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The bus was comfortable and climate controlled. Great list of locations and we spent just enough, but not too much time at each site. The last site of the day is a 10-15 minute walk uphill, and there are...More

1  Thank Candy S
Reviewed 23 January 2018
Great experience and happy time

I have a great chance to understand about Japanese history and culture as well as lifestyle. We sightseeing more scenery during walking tour. This is interesting thing which I have when travelling in Japan.

Thank L4479PMlees
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rosdom s
19 April 2018|
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Response from brandyqk | Reviewed this property |
If you do the full day tour, it’s toured in the afternoon.