Kyoto in One Day Tour including Nijo Castle & Kinkakukji Temple - Leisure Holidays

Kyoto in One Day Tour including Nijo Castle & Kinkakukji TempleJapan

From RM534 / per person for 9 hours
Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour.

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Emerge early and depart from your Kyoto hotel in a comfortable, climate-controlled coach. Listen as your guide sets the historical scene for Kyoto; hailed the cradle of Japan’s cultural heritage, the former capital is replete with monuments and legend-shrouded landmarks.

Venture first to Nijo Castle, a superficially deceptive structure that harbors a magnificent interior; stroll the lavishly decorated chambers and marvel at glittering gold leaf and opulent tones as your guide offers tales of the building’s heritage.

Next, absorb the sacred ambience of Kinkaku-ji Temple, a elegant ecclesiastical structure declared Kyoto’s most popular temple. Stroll the exquisitely beautiful Japanese garden and the celebrated Golden Pavilion before venturing to the next destination.

Satisfy cultural cravings at Kyoto Imperial Palace and marvel at the regal resplendence of the residence. Appreciate the simple and serene Japanese style as you explore opulent chambers and learn of ancient ceremonies that still occur within the walls.

Enjoy a moment of quiet reflection at the vibrant Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine then head to the Buddhist temple of Sanju-Sangendo Hall and gaze at the 1,000 life-size statues that inhabit the grand hall. Conclude your tour with a leisurely stroll down a charming lane lined with pottery shops and arrive at Kiyomizu Temple. Marvel at panoramic vistas of the city from the vertiginous vantage point of a lofty terrace then return to your comfortable vehicle for the relaxing journey back to your hotel.


• Child Price: Age 6-11. Infant Price: Age 0-5.
• Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
• Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat. Infant meals not included
• Vegetarian option is available. Please advise at checkout if required
• This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden


Pick Up & Drop Off

Pick Up Point

• ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto at 8.45 am
• AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk at 8.30 am
• Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (*available only to staying guests) at 8.10 am
• Karasuma Kyoto Hotel at 8.15 am
• Kyoto Hotel Okura at 8.00 am 
• Kyoto Tokyu Hotel  8.50 am
• Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto at 8.40 am

Drop Off Point

Returns to original departure point at approximately 6.00 pm

Kyoto in One Day Tour


• 9-hour tour of Kyoto's cultural and historic attractions
• Discover top city highlights such as Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple and the Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine
• Explore the Kyoto Imperial Palace with your guide, once residence of Japan’s Imperial family
• Admire the Thousand Armed Kannon and the legion of 1,000 life-size statues at the Buddhist temple of Sanju-Sangendo Hall
• Visit the Kiyomizu Temple and enjoy panoramic views over Kyoto from the temple’s terrace


• Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 72 hours, subject to availability

Additional Information

• Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on Monday and, if Monday is a national holiday, Monday will be open and the following day will be closed. When Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, you will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead. The schedule applies to the period before and after the public viewing of Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and Oct, and the Aoi Festival from May 14-17, as well as other Imperial Household events
• On Jan 25, Apr 25, Jul 25 and Oct 25, Nishi Hongan-ji Temple will be visited instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
• On Tuesdays (or Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December and over the year-end New Year's holidays, Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead
• During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, we will follow suit with the itinerary change
• During the Gion Festival (July 14 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto, and Hotel Monterey Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions


Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Professional Guide

Professional guide service

Entrance Fees

Entrance fees to attractions listed in itinerary except Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en Garden.


Lunch is provided

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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