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Location: Kyoto, Japan | Kyoto, Japan
Category: Private Tours
Small-group guided tour of iconic sites in charming Kyoto
Elegant 16th-century Nijo Castle & lunch
Visit to National Special Historic Site—Kinkaku-ji temple
Majestic Kyoto Imperial Palace & Kiyomizu-dera temple
Stress-free roundtrip transportation from your Osaka hotel
Guided tour of Kyoto
Lunch with 1 beverage
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Osaka hotel with English-speaking driver
Live tour commentary provided in English
Get to know the cultural hub of Japan on this private tour to Kyoto. View cultural icons like Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Heian Jingu Shrine, as well as Sanjusangendo and Kiyomizu-dera temples. Along the way, take a break to enjoy a local lunch.
Begin your private trip with hotel pickup in Osaka and journey to Kyoto. Upon arrival, visit the 16th-century Nijo Castle and follow your guide through the castle while you admire the traditional and elegant Japanese decorations.
At your next stop, Kinkaku-ji temple—a National Special Historic Site, marvel at this 3-story building with its top 2 stories covered in pure gold leaf and follow your guide inside where each floor incorporates a different style of architecture. Continue to the 4,300-foot (1,300-m) Kyoto Imperial Palace and admire the low rooflines and wooden structures in classical Japanese style.
After lunch at a local restaurant, head to the Heian Jingu Shrine and pass the large red entry gate to view the Japanese-style garden and pond filled with turtles and fish—which you may feed at your own cost. Next, see a statue of the main deity, Kannon, at Sanjusangendo—a temple deemed a National Treasure of Japan—as well as the 1,000 life-sized statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon.
Your last stop is Kiyomizu-dera, a temple built without a single nail. In the complex see the charming waterfall running off nearby hills. End with a comfortable ride back to your hotel for some well-deserved rest.
Cancellation Policy: 9 days
Know before you book:
Children 3 and younger are complimentary.,
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.,
Maximum group size is 4 people.,
Tour stops may vary.,
If Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, you will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.,
Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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