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Kyoto Sightseeing One Day tour

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Explore Kyoto through its history - spend a day sightseeing the city’s top landmarks including the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji and Arashiyama. While you’re at it, enjoy a delicious traditional Japanese meal, too!

highlights

  • Go sightseeing in Kyoto and learn about its history with the help of an expert tour guide
  • Visit the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine, dedicated to the Shinto God of rice
  • Admire the views of Kyoto from high up above the Kiyomizudera Temple
  • Soak in the beauty of the Kinkakuji Temple, that has two floors covered entirely in gold leaf
  • Explore Arashiyama’s Togetsukyo Bridge and take photographs at the Sogano Bamboo Groves
  • With an optional lunch and convenient bus transfers, this makes for a hassle-free experience

inclusions

  • Admission into all the attractions
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch (optional)
  • Round-trip bus transfers

exclusions

  • Additional gratuities (optional)

cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 5 days before the schedule

your experience

Fall in love with Kyoto’s rich history and culture on this day tour of its most famous spots. After getting picked up from the designated meeting point in Osaka, follow your expert tour guide to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, known for its thousands of vermillion torii gates. With ancient origins dating back to 794 AD, the shrine is one of the most important in all of Kyoto and is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto God of rice. You will see many fox statues here, as they are considered to be Inari’s messengers. Continue onwards to Kiyomizudera, which translates to ‘Pure Water Temple.’ A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is famous for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below. Enjoy a stunning view of the cherry and maple trees below, as well as of the city of Kyoto sprawled out in the distance.

At Kinkakuji, treat your eyes to the sight of the top two floors completely covered in gold leaf. The temple was once the retirement escape of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu and later converted into a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408. Finally, spend some time exploring Arashiyama, Kyoto’s favorite touristy district. Walk the Togetsukyo Bridge, explore the Sagano Bamboo Groves and take pictures against cherry blossoms, before making your way back to the original meeting point!

know before you go

Ticket Information

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • S Plan (Buffet Lunch)
  • A Plan (Japanese-style set lunch)
  • N Plan (Bus Only)

Important Information

  • Wear comfortable shoes as there is a moderate amount of walking involved
  • You may have to change buses (the guide will accompany you)

Itinerary

1 Jul to 31 Dec: Daily

  • 8:30 AM onwards: Pick-up
  • Fushumi Taisha Shrine (80 minutes)
  • Kiyomizudera (100 minutes)
  • Kinkakuji (45 minutes)
  • Arashiyama (80 minutes)
  • 6:45 PM onwards: Drop-off

Discounted Tickets

Ages 3-11yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid any delays

Meeting Points

  • Pick-up begins from 8:30 AM onwards
  • At the time of check-out, choose your meeting point

8:30 AM

8:35 AM

9 AM

Validity

This ticket is valid on the date selected during checkout

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