TOUR
WESTERN JAPAN

1-Day Uji & Nara Tour

Tour Code :

GU2004N2S

Departs from :

Kyoto

Tour Brand :

Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, etc.) Walking Tour

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥28,600 ~

Overview :

1. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Visit the picturesque area around Uji Bridge and World Heritage Site Byodo-in Temple.
2. See the magnificent Byodo-in Temple, the vibrant colors of which have been restored just as they were when the temple was built.
3. Experience an authentic tea ceremony in one of Japan's tea plantation areas.
4. For the Nara sightseeing in the afternoon, the tour will visit the World Heritage Sites of Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Get to see wild deer up close, a rarity in Japan and elsewhere in the world, while walking through Nara Park.
5. After the tour, participants will be dropped off at the following locations: Kyoto Hotel Okura, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (*limited to staying guests), Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Sunrise Tours Desk in Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit), Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, Kyoto Tokyu Hotel, ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto Tower (Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit)

Itinerary

day1

08:30- Depart from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formerly: New Miyako Hotel) Walk to Kyoto Station.
20(min) From Kyoto Station to Uji Station (JR Rapid/Local, non-reserved seating)
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] in the Remarks.
Uji Bridge Uji Bridge is thought to have been originally built sometime in the 7th century and is counted among the oldest bridges in Japan. A small protrusion off one side of the bridge known as san-no-ma offers great views.
Nakanoshima Park Sightseeing at Nakanoshima Park
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] in the Remarks.
20(min) Tea Ceremony Experience at Taihoan Experience an authentic tea ceremony in the famous tea town of Uji.
50(min) Byodo-in Temple Built near the end of the Heian Era, this temple houses a Buddha statue and other images, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The temple is registered on the World Heritage List as a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. An image of this temple's Phoenix Hall is featured on the 10 yen coin.
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] in the Remarks.
20(min) From Uji Station to Kyoto Station (JR Rapid/Local, non-reserved seating)
Kyoto Station Walk to Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formerly: New Miyako Hotel)
60(min) Lunch (Western-style menu)
Depart from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formerly: New Miyako Hotel) Transportation for the Nara sightseeing will be by bus.
60(min) Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) / Nara Park A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
40(min) Kasuga Taisha Shrine This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] in the Remarks.
20(min) Nara Nagomikan (Gift Shop) The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations] in the Remarks.
18:30-19:30 Drop-off Service Head to Kyoto City Hotels

GU2004N2S

Remarks:Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)
A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
This tour uses public transportation for the round trip to Uji. All trains have non-reserved seats. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
The morning portion of this tour is a walking tour, not a bus tour. Please participate in shoes which are easy to walk in. The afternoon portion of the tour will be a bus tour.
The tour may not be able to enter the Phoenix Hall at Byodo-in Temple in case of congestion. In this case, JPY 300 will be refunded at the location.
The tour may be unable to drop by Nakanoshima Park in case of high water level in the Uji River, etc.
The tea ceremony experience may vary between tea-ceremony procedures with matcha green tea and tea-ceremony procedures with sencha green tea depending on the day. Selections may not be made. Also, this may be conducted with other customers. Thank you for your understanding.
Participants will walk from the parking lot to Todai-ji Temple (about 15 min one-way). Thank you for your understanding.
Please inform us at the time of booking if any person in your group is using crutches or a wheelchair, or has a chronic illness that makes it difficult to walk for long distances.
At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.
Nara Nagomikan may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.
Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Dinner is not possible.
During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.
The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
Seats may not be designated.
Depending on the number of participants, a sedan or taxi van may be used instead.
[Bus Company] Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co., Ltd.; Yuai Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Toh-ho-kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Kyoto Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Senriyama Bus Co., Ltd.
If operation is by a company other than Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd., the bus company to be used will be indicated on the final itinerary on the day.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo (Formerly: New Miyako Hotel): 8:20
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
Please make a request when booking if you prefer a vegetarian menu.