What To Expect
Experience the rich history and culture of Kyoto and Nara! In Kyoto, see the Tokugawa era shogun's residence, Nijo Castle. Admire its gold-leaf covered Golden Pavilion and stroll through the exquisite gardens surrounding it. Walk through Kyoto Imperial Palace* and see its elegant interiors. Visit Todaiji, in Nara, the world's largest wooden structure and home of the Great Buddha. Mingle with the deer at Nara Park and marvel at the many lanterns at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
Tour departs from Hamamatsucho Bus Terminal at 09:00. Pickup service is available. English-speaking staff will assist you in boarding a Shinkansen Nozomi super express from Tokyo Station for the classical city of Kyoto.
Departure times from Tokyo Station will be between 09:30 and 10:00.
Enjoy a splendid view of imposing Mt.Fuji en route (weather permitting). After arriving in Kyoto, buffet-style lunch at the New Miyako Hotel.
Afternoon tour by motorcoach to Nara, the first permanent capital of Japan. Visit Todaiji Temple, the world's largest wooden structure and home to a great image of Buddha; colorful Kasuga Taisha Shrine with its 3,000 stone lanterns; and Nara Park, where a tamed herd of sacred deer freely roam amidst the sightseers. Return to Kyoto by motorcoach
Go on the morning guided tour of Kyoto by motorcoach, visiting Kinkakuji Temple, called the Golden Pavilion for its glittering walls, Nijo Castle, noted for its gorgeous interiors, and the elegant Kyoto Imperial Palace (not available on 23-25 October 2016).
Enjoy a Japanese-style set lunch, after which begin your afternoon guided tour of Kyoto by motorcoach, visiting Sanjusangendo Temple with its 1,001 impressive images of Buddha; vermilion-hued Heian Jingu Shrine; and Kiyomizudera Temple, featuring spectacular views from its wooden veranda.
In the evening English-speaking staff will assist you in boarding a Shinkansen Nozomi super express train back to Tokyo.
Departure times from Kyoto Station will be between 18:00 and 19:00. Tour ends upon arrival at Tokyo Station between 21:00 and 10:00.
Tourist Class: Karasuma Kyoto Hotel
First Class: Kyoto Hotel Okura
*Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available. This will be confirmed on your voucher.
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Meals and drinks not in description
Tips and gratuities
Pick ups are available from selected Tokyo hotels.
Rates quoted are for the listed hotels and are subject to change depending on availability.
A holiday surcharge is applicable for days before holidays and the following 2016 departure dates: 10 January, 10 February, 20 March, 28 April to 04 May, 17 July, 10 August, 18 and 21 September, 09 October, 02 and 22 November and 22 December. Please inquire.
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).
This tour is offered to travelers from overseas only.
For this tour, we recommend you to leave your large luggage at your hotel in Tokyo and to bring just an overnight bag with you since there is no space for large luggage on the train.
Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays (and on Wednesdays if Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August and December. The tour will visit "Ryoanji Temple" instead.
*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).
To enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace, you are required to fill out the form (your name, sex, age, nationality).
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