TOUR
WESTERN JAPAN

1-Day Kyoto & Nara Tour: Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine (No Meals, Round-trip from Osaka)

Tour Code :

GU1008N1S

Departs from :

Osaka

Tour Brand :

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

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥28,000 ~

Overview :

1. Visit the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Nara, including World Heritage sites, on this round-trip tour from Osaka. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter.
2. Visit Kyoto's Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Kyoto Imperial Palace before noon. In the afternoon, visit Nara's Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Participants will surely enjoy this tour which takes an efficient trip around two historical cities.
3. This is Sunrise Tours' most popular course in western Japan.
4. Enjoy the view out the window from the suburbs of Kyoto to Nara.
5. Lunch is not included on this tour. Free time is allotted for the Kyoto Station vicinity, so please have it on your own. For customers with dietary restrictions, please book this plan.

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.
60(min) Lunch (meal charges not included in the tour) The tour will stop for free time in the Kyoto Station area.
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].
20(min) Nara Nagomikan (Gift Shop) The largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir.
Depart from Nara Nagomikan Go to Kintetsu Nara Station via bus and on foot
From Kintetsu Nara Station to Osaka Namba Station (Kintetsu Railway, non-reserved seat)
-18:30 Tour Ends at Osaka Namba Station No drop-off service to hotels will be provided. Please head back to the hotel on your own.

GU1008N1S

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.
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.
The tour will use JR train for transportation from Osaka to Kyoto and Kintetsu train for transportation from Nara to Osaka. Trains used for transportation from Osaka to Kyoto and from Nara to Osaka will all be non-reserved seating. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.
For round-trip bookings from Osaka, travel from Nara to Osaka will be by public transportation. Please be aware that customers may not board the bus returning to Kyoto.
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
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
Lunch is not included on this tour. There will be time allotted for the Kyoto Station vicinity. Please purchase your own lunch.