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Tokyo to Kyoto & Nara 2-Day Tour with Kiyomizu-dera and Nara Deer Park
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World Cultural Heritage Site, Todaiji Temple

Hop in on a two-day guided tour of Kyoto and Nara. Round-trip bullet train tickets and lovely hotel accommodations meet top-class guiding for a fun and informative adventure. See the iconic Kiyomizu Temple, meet the deer at Nara Deer Park and more.

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Get straight to exploring Kyoto's temples and shrines after hopping on the swift bullet train from Tokyo and reaching the historic capital in about 2 hours.
Check out Nara, home to huge Todaiji Temple, where the world's largest bronze Buddha statue sits. Play with the 1,200 deer at the Nara Deer Park, said to be the celestial messengers of the gods, then follow the path through gardens to the Kasuga Grand Shrine. After a full day of sightseeing relax at your Kyoto hotel.
The next morning begins at Nijo Castle, continues at stunning Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion, and even takes you to the famous Kyoto Imperial Palace. After a refreshing lunch, continue on to the Fushimi Inari Shrine and other sights!
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This activity will be temporarily suspended from March 30 to April 30, 2020. Please note that the dates of closure are subject to change.
Price
Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 3.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 617.96
USD 617.96
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 509.42
USD 509.42
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
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Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
from USD 617.96
from USD 617.96
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 637.01
USD 637.01
Child (Age 6-11)
from USD 509.42
from USD 509.42
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free

Save up to 4% with Group Discount

Adult (Age 12 & over) (3 persons)
USD 596.06
USD 596.06
USD 617.96 4%off
USD 617.96 4%off
Participation period: 2020/12/06 - 2020/12/29 (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
The Karasuma Kyoto Hotel is a centrally-located business hotel on Karasuma-dori, a few minutes' walk from downtown Kyoto. With the Karasuma Subway Line and Hankyu Line nearby, getting around is easy.
  • Duration: 2 day
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Meal (refer to the details in the schedule) / Admission / Bus fare / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide / Ordinary Car shinkansen (bullet train) tickets
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • DAY1  
  • 09:10 Check-in at Tokyo City i
  • 09:20 Depart
  • 09:40-10:20 Tokyo Station (140 minutes)
    Tokaido Shinkansen cropped Board the Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train for Kyoto. This fast and comfortable trip provides great opportunities to see Japan's countryside.
  • 11:55-12:40 Arrival at Kyoto Station and Lunch
    Start off your tour of Kyoto with a delicious buffet-style lunch at the elegant New MIyako Hotel.
  • Todaiji Temple and Nara Park (60 minutes)
    Wild deer grazing in Nara Park Todaiji is a World Cultural Heritage Site home to the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world. and is the largest wooden building in Japan. Nara Park is a place of scenic beauty, with over 1,200 deer roaming freely throughout the park.
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 minutes)
    Kasuga_Taisha_shutterstock_252533971 This historical Shinto shrine dates back to 768 and is known for the numerous bronze and stone lanterns on the grounds.
  • Nara Nagomikan (20 minutes)
    Visit the largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir for yourself and your loved ones.
  • 18:30-19:30 Drop-off at Hotels and Check-in
  • DAY2  
  • 7:50-8;45 Depart from Your Hotel
  • Nijo Castle (50 minutes)
    Nijo_Castle_shutterstock_794959003 The grounds of Nijo Castle 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 minutes)
    rokuonji-kinkaku550x414 A gorgeous zen temple, the top two floors of Kinkaku-ji are completely covered in gold leaf. The Golden Pavilion is surrounded by one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in the area.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (All Days Except Mondays*) (40 minutes)
    shutterstock_1419163952 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)
    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 foliage seasons.
  • Lunch (60 minutes)
    Enjoy a Japanese set meal to fuel up for the afternoon.

    Vegetarian, halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not available.
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (30 minutes)
    shutterstock_1164376768 Stroll through the thousand red torii gates as you make your way to the famed shrine. You will be able to spot many fox statues, symbols of the messenger of Inari (the god of grains), as you explore the shrine which was dedicated by the Hakata Clan to the god of rice and sake in the 8th century.
  • Sanjusangendo Temple (30 minutes)
    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.
  • Kiyomizudera Temple (70 minutes)
    shutterstock_424767478 Offering sweeping views of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple famous for its architecture where not a single nail was used in its construction, and its waters, which are supposed to grant wishes!
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Kyoto Station (140 minutes)
    Board the bullet train headed for Tokyo. Relax and reminisce about your fantastic journey through famous and historic shrines and temples.
  • 20:30-21:30 Tour Ends at Tokyo / Shinagawa / Shin-Yokohama Station
Package detail / Schedule
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (Superior Twin Room)
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 3.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 673.19
USD 673.19
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 564.64
USD 564.64
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)
from USD 673.19
from USD 673.19
*Price per participant if booked solo (one participant).
USD 706.52
USD 706.52
Child (Age 6-11)
from USD 564.64
from USD 564.64
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free

Save up to 8% with Group Discount

Adult (Age 12 & over) (3 persons)
USD 682.71
USD 682.71
USD 739.84 8%off
USD 739.84 8%off
Participation period: 2020/03/14 - 2020/12/05 (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto is a luxury hotel conveniently located near Shijo-Karasuma. It has received 3 Michelin Guides black pavilions for five consecutive years (2014 to 2018).
  • Duration: 2 day
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Meal (refer to the details in the schedule) / Admission / Bus fare / Accommodation fee / English-speaking guide / Ordinary Car shinkansen (bullet train) tickets
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Check-out
    Time & Location
  •  

  • DAY1  
  • 09:10 Check-in at Tokyo City i
  • 09:20 Depart
  • 09:40-10:20 Tokyo Station (140 minutes)
    Tokaido Shinkansen cropped Board the Nozomi Shinkansen bullet train for Kyoto. This fast and comfortable trip provides great opportunities to see Japan's countryside.
  • 11:55-12:40 Arrival at Kyoto Station and Lunch
    Start off your tour of Kyoto with a delicious buffet-style lunch at the elegant New MIyako Hotel.
  • Todaiji Temple and Nara Park (60 minutes)
    Wild deer grazing in Nara Park Todaiji is a World Cultural Heritage Site home to the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world. and is the largest wooden building in Japan. Nara Park is a place of scenic beauty, with over 1,200 deer roaming freely throughout the park.
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine (40 minutes)
    Kasuga_Taisha_shutterstock_252533971 This historical Shinto shrine dates back to 768 and is known for the numerous bronze and stone lanterns on the grounds.
  • Nara Nagomikan (20 minutes)
    Visit the largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir for yourself and your loved ones.
  • 18:30-19:30 Drop-off at Hotels and Check-in
  • DAY2  
  • 7:50-8;45 Depart from Your Hotel
  • Nijo Castle (50 minutes)
    Nijo_Castle_shutterstock_794959003 The grounds of Nijo Castle 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 minutes)
    rokuonji-kinkaku550x414 A gorgeous zen temple, the top two floors of Kinkaku-ji are completely covered in gold leaf. The Golden Pavilion is surrounded by one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in the area.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (All Days Except Mondays*) (40 minutes)
    shutterstock_1419163952 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)
    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 foliage seasons.
  • Lunch (60 minutes)
    Enjoy a Japanese set meal to fuel up for the afternoon.

    Vegetarian, halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not available.
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (30 minutes)
    shutterstock_1164376768 Stroll through the thousand red torii gates as you make your way to the famed shrine. You will be able to spot many fox statues, symbols of the messenger of Inari (the god of grains), as you explore the shrine which was dedicated by the Hakata Clan to the god of rice and sake in the 8th century.
  • Sanjusangendo Temple (30 minutes)
    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.
  • Kiyomizudera Temple (70 minutes)
    shutterstock_424767478 Offering sweeping views of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple famous for its architecture where not a single nail was used in its construction, and its waters, which are supposed to grant wishes!
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Kyoto Station (140 minutes)
    Board the bullet train headed for Tokyo. Relax and reminisce about your fantastic journey through famous and historic shrines and temples.
  • 20:30-21:30 Tour Ends at Tokyo / Shinagawa / Shin-Yokohama Station
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Participants under the age of 20 may travel alone with written consent from a parent or guardian. Participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • This tour is offered for travelers from overseas only. Residents of Japan may not take part in this tour.
    • Children ages 0-5 will not have their own seat, meal or bedding at hotels. If you would like a seat, meal and bed for a child aged 0-5, please book them as a child (ages 6-11).
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Comfortable walking shoes. Participants will walk to and from Todaiji for 15 minutes one way.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
    • Nara Nagomikan may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour or as a result of traffic congestion.
    • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25th.
    • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. It is closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday. On these days or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
    • The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days: 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. On these days, the tour will proceed to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.
    • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
    • Vegetarian menus are available with advance notice on the first day.
    • Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Tokyo, meals, and other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary are not included in the tour fare.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a maximum of 3.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date 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 the booking confirmation date 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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Language English
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Duration 2 day
Availability Daily
Meal Meal (refer to the details in the schedule)

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Tokyo to Kyoto & Nara 2-Day Tour with Kiyomizu-dera and Nara Deer Park
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