Beauty of Kyoto and Nara Highlights Full Day Tour from Kyoto Instant Confirmation

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See the majestic Nijo Castle

Dive deeply into the richness of both Kyoto and Nara as you visit temples, shrines, and even the Imperial Palace. Treat yourself to a day in the majestic splendor of these ancient places.

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Start your adventure into history in Kyoto, one of Japan's ancient capitals. Begin with a visit to important historical sights such as Nijo Castle, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, and Kyoto's Imperial Palace. After visiting these wonders, break for lunch before making your way to the idyllic town of Nara.
In Nara, take a moment of Zen at the tranquil Todaiji Temple, home of the world's largest Buddha statue. Learn the legends about the deer that freely roam Nara Park. Stroll through the gardens with these friendly creatures until you reach the Kasuga Grand Shrine. Of course, there is time to pick up some traditional souvenirs too, before convenient transport back to Kyoto.
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Please note that the tour will not operate on the date of the Nara Marathon.
Price
Standard Plan 2016
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 132.15
USD 132.15
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 111.47
USD 111.47
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 132.15
USD 132.15
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 111.47
USD 111.47
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 10 - 11.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 08:20-08:40 Pick-up at Hotels or Check-in at AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk
  • Nijo Castle (50 minutes)
    20120313053930_1732680769_10001_4.jpeg A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this historical castle was completed in 1626. Built to provide lodgings for the Shogun, the grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru and the Ninomaru, along with beautiful gardens.
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) (45 minutes)
    The top two floors of this gorgeous Zen temple are completely covered in gold leaf and surrounded by one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in Kyoto.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (All Days Except Mondays) (40 minutes)
    20120313054812_1949490875_10001_4.jpeg Located within the beautiful gardens of Kyoto Gyoen, this architectural beauty was the residence of the Emperor of Japan until 1869.
    *Closed on Mondays except when Monday is a national holiday. The following Tuesday will be closed instead. Also closed from Dec 28 2016 to Jan 4 2017.
  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Mondays and Days when Imperial Palace is Closed) (40 minutes)
    This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially beautiful during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
  • Japanese Style Lunch
    After lunch, head to Nara by bus!
  • Todaiji Temple and Nara Park (60 minutes)
    Todaiji is a World Cultural Heritage Site and home to the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world, housed by the largest wooden building in Japan. In Nara Park you can eet the famous local deer, considered messengers to the gods.
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 minutes)
    This Nara Period shrine Shinto shrine dates back to 768 and is known for its numerous bronze and stone lanterns. The deer are thought to be shrine messengers!
  • Nara Nagomikan (20 minutes)
    Walk around Nara Nagomi Kan looking for that perfect Japanese souvenir!
  • 18:30-19:30 Drop-off at select Kyoto hotels
Package detail / Schedule
Standard Plan 2017
1 Select a date
2 Enter number of traveller
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 132.15
USD 132.15
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 111.47
USD 111.47
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 132.15
USD 132.15
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 111.47
USD 111.47
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 10 - 11.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 08:00-08:50 Pick-up at Hotels or Check-in at AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk
  • Nijo Castle (50 minutes)
    20120313053930_1732680769_10001_4.jpeg A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this historical castle was completed in 1626. Built to provide lodgings for the Shogun, the grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru and the Ninomaru, along with beautiful gardens.
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) (45 minutes)
    The top two floors of this gorgeous Zen temple are completely covered in gold leaf and surrounded by one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in Kyoto.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (All Days Except Mondays) (40 minutes)
    20120313054812_1949490875_10001_4.jpeg Located within the beautiful gardens of Kyoto Gyoen, this architectural beauty was the residence of the Emperor of Japan until 1869.
    *Closed on Mondays except when Monday is a national holiday. The following Tuesday will be closed instead. Also closed from Dec 28 2016 to Jan 4 2017.
  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Mondays and Days when Imperial Palace is Closed) (40 minutes)
    This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure and is famous for housing the God of scholarship. The shrine is especially beautiful during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
  • Japanese Style Lunch or Western Buffet
    After lunch, head to Nara by bus!
  • Todaiji Temple and Nara Park (60 minutes)
    Todaiji is a World Cultural Heritage Site and home to the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world, housed by the largest wooden building in Japan. In Nara Park you can eet the famous local deer, considered messengers to the gods.
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 minutes)
    This Nara Period shrine Shinto shrine dates back to 768 and is known for its numerous bronze and stone lanterns. The deer are thought to be shrine messengers!
  • Nara Nagomikan (20 minutes)
    Walk around Nara Nagomi Kan looking for that perfect Japanese souvenir!
  • 18:30-19:30 Drop-off at select Kyoto hotels
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Guests will be asked to provide personal information such as full name, nationality, gender, and age before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Mondays except when Monday is a national holiday.
      The following Tuesday will be closed instead. Also closed from late December to early January.
      In these circumstances, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.
    • On Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the year-end New Year's holidays, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoanji Temple instead.
    • The tour may not visit Nara Nagomikan if it is closed or due to traffic conditions.
    • At Kasuga Grand Shrine, the tour does not include entry to areas requiring additional admission fees.
    • Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Tour is not possible.
    • Groups of 5 or more comprised only of Japanese customers cannot enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. If your group is applicable, please inform us at the time of booking.
    • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions.
      Tour:
      An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating.
      An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well.
      If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.
    • Please inform us if you would like a vegetarian menu at the time of booking.
    • The tour will not operate on the date of the Nara Marathon.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 132.15
USD 132.15

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(4.50/5.00) 4.50 / 5
(4 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 10 - 11.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch

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The pick up was easy and be on time. Everyone was on the ball and there were no hassles. We did a comprehensive tour of three site sin kyoto and two in nara. We had admission to the imperial palace an...more
by: anthoez
This your was absolutely fantastic! Our your guide named Yoshitaka Harada was a great man and knew English (as well as jokes) very well. If you take this tour I highly recommend getting him to give yo...more
I really liked the tour and enjoyed it very much. What made the tour so memorable and great was the tour guide, mr. Harada yoshitaka. He was very interactive with the group and we could tell that he l...more
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