Kyoto Morning Sightseeing and Afternoon Craft Tour Instant Confirmation

Kinkakuji Temple reflecting from the water

Kinkakuji Temple

See Nijo Castle, the Imperial Palace and Kinkakuji Temple during the morning tour. Then try your hand at Japanese crafts at the Kyoto Handicraft Center, to experience Kyoto's traditions first hand.

  • Kinkakuji Temple reflecting from the water
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Get to know Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. With visits to important historical sights along with a traditional crafting experience, this is a great tour for kids and adults alike.

Visit Nijo Castle and the gleaming Kinkakuji Temple (also known as the Golden Pavilion), both lovely UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On weekdays stroll through Kyoto's Imperial Palace, which was home to the Emperor of Japan until 1869. On weekends stop by Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, dedicated to the God of Scholarship.

After lunch enjoy trying different Japanese crafts at the Kyoto Handicraft Center!
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You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 20.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 97.09
USD 97.09
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 88.18
USD 88.18
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 97.09
USD 97.09
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 88.18
USD 88.18
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 6 - 7 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / Bus fare / English-speaking guide / Crafting experience
  • Schedule
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  • 08:20-08:40 Pick-up from select Kyoto hotels or Check-in at AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk(8:25)
  • Nijo Castle (50 mins)
    20120313053930_1732680769_10001_4.jpeg A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun. The grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru and the Ninomaru, along with beautiful gardens.
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) (45 mins)
    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 mins)
    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 mins)
    Said to house the God of Scholarship, this is a popular shrine for students seeking to pass their exams! The main shrine is a National Treaure, and is particularly beautiful in the plum blossom season and autumn.
  • Lunch (50 mins)
    Relax over lunch, before continuing on to the afternoon portion of the tour!
  • Craft Workshop at Kyoto Handicraft Center (60 mins)
    Try your hand at block print, cloisonné work, or many other traditional Japanese arts at this craft workshop.
  • 14:30-15:00 Tour ends at Kyoto Handicraft Center
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Notes
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • 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)
    • Kyoto Imperial Palace is 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.
      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.
    • Meals for infants are not included.
    • Please inform us if you would like a vegetarian menu at the time of booking.
    • During the Gion Festival (July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto, and Hotel Monterey Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
    • 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.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 20.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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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 97.09
USD 97.09

Taxes & fees included

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Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 6 - 7 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch
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