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Afternoon Tour of Nijo Castle and Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto Instant Confirmation

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Go deep into Kyoto as you explore famous Nijo Castle and the beautiful Zen garden of Ryoanji Temple. Learn about the history of Kyoto through these two World Heritage Sites.

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Spend the afternoon leisurely visiting two popular World Heritage Sites in Kyoto. Begin with the lovely interior of Nijo Castle, boasting intricately detailed rooms. See the artistic ceilings designed and colorfully decorated to impress visitors of the Edo era. Head over to the serene Zen garden within Ryoanji Temple, famous for the swept white pebbles and large rock structures. Enjoy the seasonal view of the picturesque garden!
This tour is held in Japanese, but to enhance your experience, the vehicles are also equipped with personal handheld audio GPS systems that provide narration (available in English, Chinese, and Korean) about the various sights you will see along the way.
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 33.09
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Child (Age 6-12)
USD 13.24
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 33.09
USD 33.09
Child (Age 6-12)
USD 13.24
USD 13.24
Adult fee: Middle school and up. Infants: Free, but seat and meal not provided.
Tour duration: ~3 hours
  • Duration: 3.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Admission / Bus fare / English audio guide / Japanese-speaking guide / Chinese audio guide / Korean audio guide
Package detail / Schedule
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  • 13:10 Check-in at JR Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi Bus Terminal
  • 13:30 Departure from JR Kyoto Station Karasumaguchi Bus Terminal
  • Nijo Castle (60 minutes)
    20150819014625_1332993205_3077_9 Learn about the culture and history of Japan within this unique castle of Kyoto, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Ryoanji Temple (45 minutes)
    20150819014625_1332993205_3077_9 Take a stroll through the Zen garden of the Ryoanji Temple and enjoy the contrast of the bright foliage and the peaceful rock garden.
  • 16:30 Tour ends at JR Kyoto Station Kararumaguchi Bus Terminal
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Infants ages 0-5 may join for free, but they will not be getting a separate seat on the bus. If you wish to have a separate seat for infants ages 0-5, please book them as a child.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Printed VELTRA voucher
Requirement(s) - Others
    • You will be required to present your printed voucher at least 20 minutes before your scheduled departure to exchange for a ticket. If you forget the voucher you will have to buy a new ticket.
Additional Note(s)
    • The tour guide can only speak Japanese, however, audio guides in English, Chinese and Korean are available.
    • The activity provider is not liable for any accidents that may occur while participants are off the bus.
    • Smoking is strictly prohibited on the bus.
    • You will be sharing the bus with other Japanese guests.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of JPY 100 per participant.
  • 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
  • Any changes made between the booking confirmation date to 1 hour prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of JPY 100 per participant.
    Any changes made after 1 hour prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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Language English, Japanese, Chinese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 3.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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