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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options provided by Japan Panoramic Tours

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This is the ideal pick for first-time visitors to Kyoto. Save hours planning an itinerary and figuring out the local public transport system, and go on a stress-free coach tour instead. Travel between dispersed sites in an air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi connectivity. The tour goes to a variety of shrines, temples, and top sights, including Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, Arashiyama bamboo groves, and Kinkakuji Temple.
Itinerary
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Sanjusangendo Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    Stop: 65 minutes -
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    Pass by Toji
  • 4
    Arashiyama
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 5
    The Bamboo Forest Trail
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 6
    Tenryuji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Nijo Castle
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Highlights
  • Tick off many of Kyoto’s top temples, including Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Stay connected during the journey—on-board Wi-Fi is available
  • Learn about the sights you visit by listening to an audio guide
  • Go to multiple UNESCO-listed sites, including Kinkakuji Temple
Important Information
Departure Point
Kyoto Avanti, 31 Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, Minami-ku, Kyoto, 601-8003, Japan HOTEL VISCHIO OSAKA by GRANVIA, 2-chōme-4-番10号 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0012, Japan
Duration
9–11 hours
Return Details
Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Tax, Fees, and Handling charges
  • Lunch ( If selected)
  • Audio Guides are covered in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless Specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Audio guidance in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Russian
  • Free Wi-Fi service available on the bus.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Customers will walk include stairs and hills in each places
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Nurvin Zary Bustillo wrote a review Apr 2020
Davao City, Philippines2 contributions
Better come here early or identify the day with the least number of people so that you can enjoy the best of the TORII! :)
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JAPANPANORAMICTOURS, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options
Responded 27 Apr 2020
Thank you for excellent review! We hope your whole experience in Japan to be an unforgettable one! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
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Giacomo P wrote a review Mar 2020
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
Yoko she is the best tour guide. Food was very good. We enjoyed despite some limitations due to coronavirus outbreak.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from JAPANPANORAMICTOURS, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options
Responded 20 Mar 2020
Thank you for excellent review! We hope your whole experience in Japan to be an unforgettable one! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
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Mekotravels wrote a review Mar 2020
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Yoko was knowledgeable about the sites and made the tour really fun! She went at a good pace and let us take enough time at each site where I didn’t feel rushed or felt like we were taking too long. I would recommend this tour overall to friends as it let me see many sites in
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from JAPANPANORAMICTOURS, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for your excellent review! We hope your whole experience in Japan to be an unforgettable one! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
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Banksideman wrote a review Mar 2020
Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom702 contributions127 helpful votes
We were very fortunate to have a beautiful early spring day and a lovely guide called Lanny. The tour took us by coach that we met at 08.30 outside the Kyoto Avanti. A JPT person Metis at the bus stand holding a JPT flag. The bus is very comfortable and has USB chargers built
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you for such a wonderful review with 5 stars! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour with Lanny I hope all the journey in Japan was awesome for you. See you someday again. Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
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Jess UK wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom48 contributions2 helpful votes
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A fantastic day that was well managed, educational and fun. Our tour guide Hiromi was very dedicated to ensuring we had the best possible time during this tour in Kyoto. We covered many places during the day but it never felt rushed and we had a good amount of time to enjoy and
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Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you for joining our tour! We are very happy to help you for the unforgettable experience. Have a wonderful time here! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
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Louis F
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Fun tour during Corona
Our tour guide was Melody and due to corona a few things were closed, but luckily the skies were clear and we got t
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Ms Ross
The guides were the best, Kii & Levin. Very good English speakers, informative, friendly, & helpful. The bus was g
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Bjorno88
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Great Tour with Saki and Levin
During the whole Virus Crazyness we were happy that this tour still operated. It was my parents dream to see Mt. Fu
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2aussiecoops
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Amazing Mt Fuji
We had an amazing day thanks to our guide Melody. She made our small group feel comfortable and relaxed. We had the
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Mt Fuji & Hakone review
The tour was planned out in an organised manner with interesting activities planned. From visiting the 4th station
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Emorisu
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Fun & Educational tour!
One of the best tours I've been on! The tour guide, Chris, was enthusiastic, funny and helpful. Bus rides when trav
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claudiogp83
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Amazing journey
The visit was great. A whole day around Mount Fuji and around Hakone by bus and return by bullet train. I went wi
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Suzannu2020
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Fuji-San Day!
An amazing tour with an amazing guide - Hibiki! She kept us on time and adjusted when needed so we could see everyt
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annamjam
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All in one
This is an excellent tour. One gets to see all these beautiful sights without the hassle of driving, finding the lo
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Tokyo
Hibiki is an amazing tour guide. Takes amazing photos. Best tour guide every. ♥️♥️♥️ Would book with her every time
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Spectacular Day Trip
We were extremely happy and glad that we chose this itinerary. Takayama is such a cute little town and the hida bee
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MIKECORTES2011
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GOOD JOB
She is an excellent guide, friendly and careful to details, she takes care of everyone's needs, and she has a good
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dodos091298
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Seightseeing with a great guide
Our guide, Melody, was the best! I loved the way she explained things or told us historical thing. She answered all
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D5345GLgustavor
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Great tour !
We recomendéd the tour, is a important place in japan, and A very place and seeings. The guides Kii and Shisho wa
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Adorable guides Kii and Shiho
They can pick you up at several different locations which is very convenient. The bus drive is very comfortable. Th
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9–11 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
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