Make the most of your stay in Tokyo on this day tour to Kyoto. Travel on the Nozomi bullet train, with splendid views of imposing Mt. Fuji en route (weather permitting). Enjoy a guided tour around Kyoto's landmark sites such as the vermilion-hued Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall with its 1,001 impressive images of Buddha, and Kyiomizu temple with its wooden veranda. Spend time at leisure exploring Kyoto's traditional architecture and shopping areas such as Gion, Shin-Kyogoku and Nishiki Food Market. Enjoy sightseeing Japan’s landmark temples on this guided tour.
There is no hotel pick up included. You have to make you own way to Tokyo Station. Board the Nozomi bullet train to Kyoto.
Once, you reached Kyoto, you will proceed on visit to the attractions of this historic city and capital from 794-1868. On this trip, you will explore:
• Nijo Castle: "Nijo Castle" was built in 1603 as a luxurious fortified residence by the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Surrounded by massive walls and a moat, Nijo Castle is famed for its lavish painted screens from the Kano school and the “Nightingale” floor that “chirps” when you walk on it. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site now.
• Golden Pavilion: Golden Pavilion, also known as "Kinkakuji Temple", is perhaps the most well-known temple in Japan. The main pavilion is covered in gold leaf and shimmers in sunlight.
• Kyoto Imperial Palace: Kyoto Imperial Palace, which is also known as "Kyoto Gosho", is surrounded by beautiful entrance gates that are built in the traditional way. Each gate was used for different auspicious occasions and ceremonies. The palace also has perhaps the most beautiful and well-maintained park in the city, which is filled with groves of cherry and plum trees.
Here, you will have lunch (not included) at the Handicraft Centre. After having lunch you have leisure time.
In late evening, you will be transferred by bus to the Kyoto station from where you board the Nozomi bullet train to Tokyo.
After the memorable trip, the tour ends at Tokyo Station.
05 Jan - 28 Dec: Daily
Approx. 15 Hours
Start Time: 0600h (06:00am)
Duration: Approx. 15 Hours
Tour starts from Tokyo Station. You have to make you own way to Tokyo Station.
Please report at the meeting point 30 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Tokyo Station.
Do not tip drivers or waiters as this is considered rude in Japan
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August & December. You will visit "Ryoanji Temple" or "Daitokuji Daisen-in Temple" instead.
Kyoto Imperial Palce is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and some other days. You will visit "Nishi Hongwani Temple" instead.
Baggage assistance is not available, please make your own arrangement to have your baggage transported.
Please mention upon reservation the address, postal code, phone number, and the check-in date of place of stay before the tour. You will receive train ticket one day before tour.
Your tickets will not be reissued or replaced if you lose them after receipt. In that case, you will have to purchase normal ticket at your own expense.
You are required to fill out the form (name, sex, age and nationality) when you enter "Kyoto Imperial Palace"
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