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The Ancient City of Kyoto Tour (Full-Day, Morning or Afternoon) Instant Confirmation

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During the free afternoon, explore at will!

Explore the ancient city of Kyoto with expert guides! See Kinkakuji Temple, the Imperial Palace, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple and more. Choose your course!

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Full day and morning tours begin at Kyoto's famous Nijo Castle, where the last Edo Shogun restored authority to Japan's Imperial Court. Move on to golden Kinkakuji Temple, before a visit to the Kyoto Imperial Palace or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

The full-day adventure continues as you head to the halls of Sanjusangendo with its impressive 1,000 life-sized Kannon statues. Kiyomizudera Temple is your final destination, a historic gem with stunning vistas of Kyoto.
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Price
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 20.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 67.63
USD 67.63
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 58.11
USD 58.11
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 67.63
USD 67.63
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 58.11
USD 58.11
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Duration: 4 - 5.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / Bus fare / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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Starting time: 08:00 (Hotel Okura) - 08:50 (Kyoto Tokyu Hotel) (Show details)
  • 07:50 Pick-up from Select Kyoto Hotels or Check-in at AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk
  • Nijo Castle (50 mins)
    20120313053930_1732680769_10001_4.jpeg The grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru (main circle of defense) and the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense), along with beautiful gardens and various support buildings.
  • Kinkakuji Temple (45 mins)
    autumn Visit this World Heritage Site, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
  • Depending on the day, you will visit one of the following:
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (All Days Except Mondays) (40 mins)
    Japan_Kyoto_Imperial_Palace_shutterstock_1237751614 Located within the beautiful gardens of Kyoto Gyoen, this architectural beauty was the residence of the Emperor of Japan until 1869.
    (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)
  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Mondays and Days when Imperial Palace is Closed)
    Japan_Kyoto_Kitano_Tenmangu_shutterstock_569172907 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.
  • 12:40-13:00 Tour Ends at Kyoto Station
Package detail / Schedule
Afternoon Tour
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 20.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 58.11
USD 58.11
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 48.58
USD 48.58
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 58.11
USD 58.11
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 48.58
USD 48.58
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Duration: 4.5 - 5.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / Bus fare / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
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  • 13:20 Pick-up from AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (30 mins)
    20120313055607_245795812_10001_9 Make way through the thousand red torii gates as you pay a visit to the God of agriculture. See the many inari foxes as you explore the famed shrine.
  • Sanjusangen-do (30 mins)
    This Buddhist temple received the name of Sanjusangen-do (Hall of 33 spaces) because of the architecture of its 120 meter long hall. The hall holds 1,000 statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon, one of the most important Buddhist deities in Japan.
  • Kiyomizudera Temple (70 mins)
    Japan_Kyoto_Kiyomizu-dera Temple_cherry blossoms_shutterstock_1017748132 Offering sweeping views of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple famous for its architecture (not a single nail was used in the construction of the temple) and its waters, which are said to have wish-granting powers!
  • 17:30-18:30 Drop-off at Select Kyoto Hotels
Package detail / Schedule
1-Day Tour with Lunch
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 20.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 133.36
USD 133.36
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 113.36
USD 113.36
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 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 133.36
USD 133.36
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 113.36
USD 113.36
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Duration: 9 - 11 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / Bus fare / English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: 08:00 (Kyoto Hotel Okura) - 08:50 (Kyoto Tokyu Hotel) (Show details)
  • 07:50 Pick-up from Select Kyoto Hotels
  • Nijo Castle (50 mins)
    20120313053930_1732680769_10001_4.jpeg The grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru (main circle of defense) and the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense), along with beautiful gardens and various support buildings.
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) (45 mins)
    autumn 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 the area.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (All Days Except Mondays) (40 mins)
    Kyoto autumn foliage Located within the beautiful gardens of Kyoto Gyoen, this architectural beauty was the residence of the Emperor of Japan until 1869.
    *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
  • Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Mondays and Days when Imperial Palace is Closed) (40 mins)
    Japan_Kyoto_Kitano_Tenmangu_shutterstock_569172907 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.
  • Lunch
    Enjoy a Japanese set meal.
    Vegetarian, halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not available.
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (30 mins)
    11441401_s Make way through the thousand red torii gates as you pay a visit to the God of agriculture. See the many inari foxes as you explore the famed shrine.
  • Sanjusangendo (30 mins)
    This Buddhist temple received the name of Sanjusangendo (Hall of 33 spaces) because of the architecture of its 120 meter long hall. The hall holds 1,000 statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon, one of the most important Buddhist deities in Japan.
  • Kiyomizu Temple (70 mins)
    Japan_Kyoto_Kiyomizu-dera Temple_cherry blossoms_shutterstock_1017748132 Offering sweeping views of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple famous for its architecture (not a single nail was used in the construction of the temple) and its waters, which are supposed to grant wishes!
  • 17:30-18:30 Drop-off at Select Hotels in Kyoto
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • 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 note that Kiyomizudera temple contains many stairs. However, wheelchair accessibility is available but will be taking a different path from the regular tour group.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • 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
    • Pick-up and drop-off services may not be available for some hotels on during certain festivals due to traffic congestion. In these circumstances, please arrange for pick-up and drop-off at an unaffected hotel. Such arrangements will be done on a case-by-case basis.
    • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Mondays except when Monday is a national holiday. The following Tuesday will be closed instead. Also closed from end of December to the beginning of January.
      In these circumstances, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.
    • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August and December. In these circumstances, the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple or Daitokuji Daisen-in Temple instead.
    • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25.
    • During the Jidai Festival on October 22, the Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
    • Areas requiring admission fee at Heian Jingu Shrine will not be visited.
    • 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.
    • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Mondays except when Monday is a national holiday. The following Tuesday will be closed instead. Also closed from end of December to the beginning of January.
      In these circumstances, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.
    • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August and December. In these circumstances, the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple or Daitokuji Daisen-in Temple instead.
    • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25.
    • During the Jidai Festival on October 22, the Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change.
    • Areas requiring admission fee at Heian Jingu Shrine will not be visited.
    • 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.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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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.
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(4.00/5.00) 4.00 / 5
(27 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4 - 11 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

- The tour guide is excellent - Learn a lot about the Japanese history - The palace is very nice - Nijo Castle is a must see - Nara tour is interesting
by: Andie McCarthy
We weren’t used to such a large tour group but Yoshi did a great job of keeping everyone excited and...more
by: Rebeca
Was awesome, the guide was amazing, very funny old woman with a yellow sponge. So nice tour
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