Kyoto Attractions Morning Tour + Traditional Japanese Handicrafts Experience

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Kyoto Imperial Palace
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Nijo Castle Karamon Main Gate
Nijo Castle Karamon Main Gate
Kyoto Imperial Palace Jomeimon
Kyoto Imperial Palace Jomeimon
Nijo Castle Honmaru Palace
Nijo Castle Honmaru Palace
Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)
Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)

What To Expect

This tour combines a guided sightseeing trip to top Kyoto attractions with a chance to make your own traditional crafts.


Day Tours in Kyoto
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daily at 8:45 AM
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Visit some of Kyoto's famous landmarks and experience its 1,200 year history in one morning!

Visit Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa era shoguns. Marvel at the gold-leaf covered Golden Pavilion, which houses sacred relics of Buddha, and stroll through the garden surrounding it, said to be the most beautiful Japanese garden in the world. Stop by Kyoto Imperial Palace before watching traditional Japanese artisans work their crafts at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. You can even make your own woodblock print under the direction of one of these talented professionals!

Nijo Castle

The Kyoto Residence of the Tokugawa Shogun built in 1603, Nijo Castle is noted for the contrast of its solemn appearance and gorgeous interiors.

Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)

The most authentic and exquisite Japanese-style garden in the world, plus the celebrated Golden Pavilion.

Kyoto Imperial Palace*

The ancient Imperial Palace clearly shows the Japanese taste for purity, simplicity and calmness (not available on 23-25 October 2016).

Heian-no Mori Kyoto

Enjoy a Japanese - Western style buffet lunch.

Kyoto Handicraft Center

After lunch, enjoy making your own woodblock print or cloisonne (of your choice) with assistance of the English-speaking staff of Handicraft Center.


  • English-speaking guide service

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Lunch


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal Expense

  • Optional Activity costs

  • Drinks

Please note

  • Pick ups are available from selected Kyoto hotels.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).

  • Before entering Kyoto Imperial Palace, it is required to complete a form indicating your full name, nationality, gender, and age.

  • Please provide advance notice if your party consists of 5 or more Japanese citizens. Your party's entry to the Kyoto Imperial Palace may be denied if advance notice is not given.

  • *The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday) and on 28 December 2016 to 4 January 2017. The Imperial Household Agency has announced that Kyoto Imperial Palace will also be closed on 23 to 25 October 2016 due to the Emperor's scheduled visit. As an alternative, this tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu (23 and 24 October) and Nishi Hongani (25 October).

  • On Tuesdays (Wednesday if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, and December, and during year-end/New Year's holidays, the Nijo Castle is closed. The tour will visit Ryoanji Temple or Daitokuji Daisen-in Temple instead.

  • The timetable for craft workshops (woodblock print or cloisonne) is provided after arriving at Handicraft Center.

  • Tour concludes at Kyoto Handicraft Center.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 9 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): between 3 to 8 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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