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Kyoto in One Day Tour with Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple

  • Great way to discover Kyoto’s highlights in a short space of time
  • Learn fascinating historical information from your guide
  • See a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Nijo Castle
Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple
From US$123.10
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This is the ultimate way to experience the top cultural and historic attractions Kyoto has to offer. This full-day tour takes you to Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Kiyomizu Temple. You’ll travel in comfort in a climate-controlled bus as you visit Kyoto’s spread out landmarks that would be difficult to travel between on foot. Plus, you’ll save time and beat the crowds as entrance fees for all attractions are included.

What to Expect

Start your action-packed day with a pickup from your Kyoto hotel. The tour will be a lesson in itself about Japan’s fascinating history and heritage with useful commentary from your guide.

You’ll soon arrive at Nijo Castle, shortly followed by Kinkaku-ji Temple, which is often labelled the most popular of all of Kyoto’s temples. This might be because of its grand Japanese gardens or the impressive Golden Pavilion.

Next stop will be Kyoto Imperial Palace followed by Sanju-Sangendo—a Buddhist Temple famous for its 1,000 life-size statues, covered in gold leaf.

The final part of the day involves walking past traditional pottery shops on the way to Kiyomizu Temple. It’s not only the temple that’s impressive here—the vantage point boasts panoramic views of this ancient city. A beautiful way to end the day before a comfortable journey back to your Kyoto hotel.

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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hit all the major sites in one day, but too crowded, and no personal touch

I took the full day tour and the tour destinations are great, the lunch buffet was terrible :( They try to fill up the buses, and therefore the more people there are, less personal service there is. It took very long time to get the...More

1  Thank FaranakP3
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
Great Tour and Places

Good experience and incredible olaces to reach your culture of Japan. The weather was great in July so you can enjoy all the places and take good pictures!

1  Thank Juan S
Reviewed 25 July 2018
Big Crowded Bus tour....Not

This far exceeded my expectations. The tour guide was Awesome!! Informative, well spoken and very knowledgeable. Bus was comfortable and nice. Reading other reviews, I guess some people were expecting a 5 star lunch buffet, lol, it was decent enough. Fantastic way to hit the...More

2  Thank RNRoller4
Reviewed 6 April 2018
Great Tour of the Top Sites in Kyoto

The first half of the tour was very beautiful, but the tour guide was very soft spoken. It was difficult to hear even when the bus and tour was quiet. Some of our group moved from the back to the front of the bus to...More

9  Thank brandyqk
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile
Poorly driven by the guide

The guide English was pretty low, she couldn't comunicate properly and was very scarce on the explanations. Dont book it with meal included, it is a pity to have such a meal in vacations. The positive thing is that they jumped you from one place...More

3  Thank Pablo A
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rosdom s
19 April 2018|
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Response from brandyqk | Reviewed this property |
If you do the full day tour, it’s toured in the afternoon.