The Golden Pavilion (picture by flickr / -rattamahatta-)
Key Details
9 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide

Pick-up service

Pick-ups are available from New Miyako Hotel (tour desk) or selected hotels in Kyoto. Hotel pick-ups require advance reservation. Pick-up service is available from: Kyoto Hotel Okura (8:20), ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto (8:35), Karasuma Kyoto Hotel (8:40), Kyoto Tokyu Hotel (8:40).

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What You'll Do
  • Visit Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa era shoguns
  • Admire the Golden Pavilion and its beautiful gardens
  • Walk through Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Enjoy western style buffet lunch
  • Visit Heian Jingu Shrine, a partial replica of the Imperial Palace
  • Walk through Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Enjoy the view of the city from Kiyomizudera Temple
Discover some of Kyoto's most beautiful sites on this full-day guided bus tour. Visit Nijo Castle, Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto Imperial Palace, and many more. Marvel at the exquisite gardens surrounding the Golden Pavilion.
What to Expect
Discover some of Kyoto's most beautiful sights on this full-day guided bus tour in English. Visit Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Jingu Shrine, Sanjusangendo Temple, and Kiyomizudera Temple.

Learn about and experience the city of Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital. Visit Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa era shoguns, and the Golden Pavilion, which is covered in gold leaf, houses sacred relics of Buddha, and is surrounded by exquisite gardens that are renowned for their beauty. Walk through the Kyoto Imperial Palace and enjoy a Western-style buffet lunch.

Afterwards, visit Heian Jingu Shrine, a partial replica of the Imperial Palace. Walk through Sanjusangendo Temple, Japan's longest wooden structure, famous for its 1,001 human-sized Kannon statues, and browse through the specialty shops leading up to Kiyomizudera Temple, where you'll enjoy a sweeping view of the city.
What's Included
  • Lunch and soft drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport by bus
  • Entrance fees
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

Meeting Point is the AVANTI Shopping centre, Kyoto station Hachijo exit. If you don't use the pick-up service, please go to meeting point 20 minutes before the actual starting time. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Drop-off service is available at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel.

Please note the following itinerary changes:

Saturdays, Sundays, May 14 to May 17, before and after the public viewings of the Kyoto Imperial Palace in April and October, on national holidays, and during Imperial Household events: you will visit Kitano-tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace

Every Tuesday in January, July, August, and December, and on Wednesdays during the year-end and New Year's holidays: you will visit Ryoanji Temple instead of Nijo Castle

22 October: you will visit Chishaku Temple instead of Heian Jingu Shrine – subject to change

Cancellation policy:

If notice is received at least 8 days prior to the tour: 100% refund

7 days to 2 days prior to the tour: 70% refund

1 day prior to the tour: 60% refund

On the day of the tour, prior to departure time: 50% refund

On and after departure time: 0% refund

From £102 per person

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