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Guided Tour of Nijo Castle And Kinkaku-Ji Temple

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Visit the Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-Ji Temple, and the Kyoto Imperial Palace on a 4-hour guided group tour.


  • Embark on a half-day guided tour of the Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-Ji Temple, and the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

  • Marvel at two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—the Nijo Castle and the Kinkaku-ji Temple.

  • Explore the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the former place of residence of the Japanese Imperial Family, or the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (if the palace is closed).

  • Enjoy Kyoto’s natural charm and gain insight into the city’s main attractions from your English-speaking guide.

  • Fun Fact: The Kinkaku-Ji Temple, a Zen temple, is called the Golden Pavilion because the top two stories of the gorgeous pavilion are entirely covered in gold leaf.


  • Admission into Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-Ji Temple, and Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • English-speaking professional guide


  • Hotel transfers

  • Audio guide

  • Personal expenses

  • Meals and refreshments

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Experience the charming temple architecture and the magnificence of Japan's palaces on a 4-hour morning guided group tour.

Witness the Nijo Castle and the Kinkaku-Ji Temple

Visit the impressive Nijo Castle, one of Kyoto's popular landmarks. Next, visit the structures and gardens of the Kinkaku-Ji Temple, also called the Golden Pavilion. Both of these landmarks are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Visit The Imperial Palace

Take in the serene atmosphere and unique interior design of the former residence of the Japanese Imperial family. Also known as Gosho, it is a majestic landmark in the center of Kyoto. It served as the home for Japan's Imperial family for ten centuries until the family left Kyoto in 1868 when the Japanese capital shifted to Tokyo.


  • Daily: 8:30am


  • 4 hours
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Sunrise Tours Desk inside Kyoto Avanti.

  • Address: Japan, 〒601-8003 Kyoto, Minami Ward, Higashikujo Nishisannocho, 31 B1F AVANTI.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Kyoto Eki Hachijo Guchi. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses Osaka Kokusai Daigaku, Namba (OCAT), Matsui Yamate Eki to get you there.

By Metro

  • The closest metro station is Kyoto Station. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board metros HARUKA, Hashidate, Hida, Karasuma Line, Kintetsu Limited Express, etc to get you there.

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