TOUR
WESTERN JAPAN

Kyoto Morning Tour: Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace (Round-trip from Osaka)

Tour Code :

GU1010N1S

Departs from :

Osaka

Tour Brand :

Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, etc.) 1-Day Bus Tour

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥10,800 ~

Overview :

1. Enjoy a quick and easy trip to some of Kyoto's most famous sightseeing spots even if staying in Osaka. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter.
2. Visit the World Heritage Site of Nijo Castle. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
3. Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple, with its beautiful golden Shariden (a building in which Buddha's ashes are enshrined), and see its elegantly beautiful garden.
4. See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.

Itinerary

day1

07:00- Depart from Swissotel Nankai Osaka Head from Swissotel Nankai Osaka to Hotel Granvia Osaka (by train)
07:25- Depart from Hotel Granvia Osaka Walk to Osaka Station
Osaka Station to Kyoto Station (JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service, non-reserved seat)
-08:30 Arrive at Kyoto Station Travel on foot from the hotel to Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti.
08:30- Avanti's Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) - Depart All transportation on this tour is generally by bus, but depending on the number of participants, a sedan or taxi van may be used instead.
50(min) Nijo Castle A World Heritage site. Tour the historical castle completed in 1626, which was built to provide lodging for the Tokugawa Shogun and as a palladium for Kyoto Imperial Palace. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
45(min) Kinkaku-ji Temple A World Heritage site. The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.
40(min) [Except Mondays]   Kyoto Imperial Palace See the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
40(min) [Mondays (and Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday)] Kitano Tenmangu Shrine On Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is famous for housing the God of scholarship. This shrine's main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
Arrive at Kyoto Station Walk to Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station to Osaka Station (JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service, non-reserved seat)
13:15-13:45 Tour ends at JR Osaka Station No drop-off service to hotels will be provided. Please head back to the hotel on your own.

GU1010N1S

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 (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.
(Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event)
The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on January 25 and October 25.
Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
The tour will use JR train for transportation between Osaka and Kyoto. All trains have non-reserved seats. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
After sightseeing at Kyoto Imperial Palace, the bus will stop by the lunch venue for the 1-day tour. After that, participants will be dropped off at Kyoto Station.
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]
Swissotel Nankai Osaka: 7:00
Hotel Granvia Osaka: 7:25