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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

Highlights
  • Visit Nara which is famous for its wild deer and Todai-ji temple
  • Save time and see lots of Japan’s ancient sites in one day
  • Go to Kinkaku-ji—a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kyoto
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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle
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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle
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Overview

This guided tour of Kyoto and Nara helps you discover many of Japan’s dispersed ancient sites in one day. You’ll learn invaluable historical information from your guide and travel with ease in a coach. It’ll be a hassle-free day with entrance fees, lunch and dinner, and pickup and drop-off from select Kyoto hotels included. Highlights include Nijo Castle, the wild deer of Nara Park, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. 

What to Expect

This jam-packed day starts with a pickup from one of four specified Kyoto hotels. Kyoto is famous for being ancient Japan’s former capital and is home to many important historic sites. You’ll see UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle and then move on to Kinkaku-ji—a Zen temple with impressive Japanese gardens and buildings covered in gold leaf.

Next up you’ll see Kyoto’s Imperial Palace before having a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Nara and visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site Todai-ji temple which has one of the world’s biggest Buddha statues.

You’ll finish the day with a stop off at Kasuga Shrine with its 3,000 lanterns and then visit Nara Deer Park, which is home to semi-tame deer who are used to being fed by hand. The day will end with a return trip back to Kyoto.

Reviews (383)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
You&Me (Yumi-san), you are the best tour guide!!

Yumi-san, our best tour guide we had during the trip to Japan, was very very knowledgeable, funny, and super helpful during and even after the tour. She explained so much that you could write a book about all the history and buildings, if you can...More

Thank Kenichi M
Reviewed 6 November 2018
Great overview of the area.

Morning tour full on seeing the main sights, but tour guide Michi was fun and really passionate about the history. Lunch good - buffet style so you can choose what suits you. Drive to Nara gave time for the feet to recover ready for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JennieCV
Reviewed 20 October 2018
Excellent service, most enjoyable experience

My wife and I went on three separate 1-day tours, conducted by "Sunrise JTB Tours", on three different dates during September-October, 2018. These are: 1-day tour of Kyoto and Nara (from Kyoto), 1-day tour of Mt.Fuji and Hakone (from Tokyo), and 1-day tour of Kamakura...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank DebashishC32
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Breathtaking!

Such a nice experience. Nara and Kyoto are must do's! The experience is so different to Tokyo away from hustle and bustle.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ru19702108
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Todai-ji temple

Todai-ji temple this place is awesome! I think its the Taj Mahal of Japan, Im Australian and I now live in Japan we run a log cabin cafe in Nara Kashihara called Kagiroi cafe, Melb coffee style and siphon.... Come say hello if your in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kagiroi C
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