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Kyoto Morning Tour

Duration Half Day (8:30 – 13:00)
Price Adult $88     Child (6 – 11 years old) $75

Kyoto was the capital of Japan from 794 to 1868. Immerse yourself in the history of Japan as you visit three of the most famous and beautiful sights in Kyoto. Nijo Castle, built in 1603, was where the emperor was restored to power in 1867. The stunning Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji Temple, is a treasure of Japan. Experience the ancient history of the Imperial Palace, built at the beginning of the Heian period in 794.

Itinerary:

8:30 AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (Kyoto Station)


Nijo Castle (50 min)
Nijo Castle was built in 1603 as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo period. This is one of the best examples of castle architecture of Japan’s feudal era.

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) (45 min)
Kinkakuji Temple, officially named Rokuonji Temple, is one of the most famous temples in the world, and is a symbol of Kyoto. Its top two stories are completely covered in pure gold leaf.

Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
Kyoto Imperial Palace was the residence of the Imperial family until 1868, when the emperor and capital were moved to Tokyo.

12:40 ~13:00 The tour will end at Kyoto Station

Highlights:

– Nijo Castle
– Kinkakuji Temple
– Kyoto Imperial Palace

Tour Inclusions:

– English-speaking guide
– All transportation
– Admission fees

Tour Details:

Pick up service Available
Guide service English-speaking guide included
Drop off service Not available
Meals No meals included
Participants Minimum 1 guest
Price Adult $88     Child (6 – 11 years old) $75
*Notes:
1. Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Mondays, National Holidays, Tuesdays (if Monday is a National Holiday) and the year end. During these dates, the tour will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead. This is also the case during the period before and after the public viewing of the Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and October, and from May 14 to May 17 during the Aoi Festival, as well as when there is an Imperial Household event.
* Nishi Honganji Temple will be visited on some dates instead of Kitano-tenmangu Shrine.
2. Nijo Castle is closed on every Tuesday in January, July, August, December and the year end. During these dates, the tour will visit Ryoanji Temple instead.