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Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto provided by JTB Sunrise Tours

Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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・1 person available for 2 seats by purchasing 2 seats. ・Require purchase a mask ・Fever decision 99.5°F/37.5°C or less (Japan standard) ・Those who are sick or have a fever are not allowed to participate. The cancellation fee will be applied at that time.
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Overview
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. 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, save time and beat the crowds as entrance fees for all attractions are included. Please note this tour does not include the Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en Garden.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    JTB SUNRISE TOURS DESK KYOTO
    Japan, 〒601-8003 Kyoto, Minami Ward, Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, 31 B1F AVANTI
    8:30AM Kyoto Avanti B1F(Sunrise Tours desk) http://www.jtb.co.jp/shop/itdw/info/e/desk/kyoto.asp Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time.
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    Kyoto Imperial Palace
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Stop: 70 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Nijo Castle
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Sanjusangendo Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    JTB SUNRISE TOURS DESK KYOTO
    Japan, 〒601-8003 Kyoto, Minami Ward, Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, 31 B1F AVANTI
    8:30AM Kyoto Avanti B1F(Sunrise Tours desk) http://www.jtb.co.jp/shop/itdw/info/e/desk/kyoto.asp Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Great way to discover Kyoto’s highlights in a day-long tour
  • Learn fascinating historical information from your guide
  • See a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Nijo Castle
  • Time-saving and hassle-free tour with entrance fees and lunch included
What to Expect
Start your action-packed day meeting your guide and group at the tour office. The tour is a lesson in itself about Japan’s fascinating history and heritage with useful commentary from your guide. Soon arrive at Nijo Castle, shortly followed by Kinkaku-ji Temple, which is often labeled 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 is 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 departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
JTB SUNRISE TOURS DESK KYOTO, Japan, 〒601-8003 Kyoto, Minami Ward, Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, 31 B1F AVANTI
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional English guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nijo Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Some parts of road on this tour are gravel and steep inclines
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat. Infant meals not included
  • This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden
  • The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25.
  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15-16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
  • A set menu meal will be served for lunch. For those who would like a vegetarian meal, please make sure to inform us at the time of reservation. If requests are not provided in advance, same-day changes cannot be accepted. Halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not available.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For those that don't require lunch, please make a booking for the 'without lunch' plan. The 'without lunch' plan provides customers with free time to eat on their own in the Kyoto Station area.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Naomi wrote a review May 2020
North Wales, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
We would recommend this tour. We felt like we saw a lot of Kyoto and we were lucky to see lots of beautiful cherry blossoms which had opened early. Our guide Saiko (I am sorry if I have spelt that wrongly!) was really friendly and knowledgeable. We felt we learnt so much from
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Date of experience: March 2020
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parma1957 wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions3 helpful votes
A very intense full day tour shared with ~ 30 additional international visitors. We covered several temples and the Imperial Palace, had lunch in a very nice local restaurant. Morning itinerary was more interesting than the afternoon one. Guide was very knowledgeable and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from JTBGMT_Sunrise_tours, Assistant, Tour Operations at Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto
Responded 29 Jun 2020
Thank you so much for joining JTB Sunrise Tour, Kyoto highlights 1Day trip. We're glad to hear that you not only know much about Japanese ancient history and culture but had a great day through our tour. We also sincerely received your high evaluation to our guide. We always think one of our significant priorities is hospitality so that we keep providing it. We'll be much appreciated if you recommend JTB Sunrise Tour and look forward to seeing you again in Japan.
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Maureenp0722 wrote a review Jan 2020
Fairfax, Virginia6 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our day long trip with KC. He was very informative, friendly and approachable. We felt comfortable asking him many questions about Japanese culture. We enjoyed seeing the many famous castles and shrines that make Kyoto so special. We only had a few days
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from JTBGMT_Sunrise_tours, Assistant, Tour Operations at Kyoto Highlights 1 Day Trip - Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu Temple from Kyoto
Responded 29 Jun 2020
Thank you so much for joining JTB Sunrise Tour, Kyoto highlights 1Day trip. We're glad to know that you not only know much about Japanese history and culture but had a great day through our tour. We also sincerely received your high evaluation to our guide. We always think one of our significant priorities is hospitality so that we keep providing it. We'll be much appreciated if you recommend JTB Sunrise Tour and look forward to seeing you again in Japan.
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Michelle M wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I only had 2 days in Kyoto so I wanted to see a lot of things without worrying about getting lost/dealing with transportation. I am so glad I took this tour! The guide, Yoshi, was so lovely and knowledgeable. He was very clear on when and how to get to the bus at each attraction
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Natasha E wrote a review Nov 2019
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Great trip, but was very hot in August and there are some hills to walk. So, be prepared if you go in summer. Otherwise,there was an overwhelming amount of information - we needed extra charge for our phones to take all the pictures we wanted to take. Also, lunch was delicious
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Should have been rescheduled
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