Kyoto Attractions Full Day Express Tour from Nagoya by Shinkansen Bullet Train

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Front gate of Ninomaru Palace, Nijo Castle
Front gate of Ninomaru Palace, Nijo Castle
Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion
Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion
Seriyoden, Kyoto Imperial Palace
Seriyoden, Kyoto Imperial Palace
gate to Imperial Palace area
gate to Imperial Palace area
Dragon Hall at Heian-jingu Shrine
Dragon Hall at Heian-jingu Shrine
Main Gate of Heian Shrine
Main Gate of Heian Shrine
Main Hall of Sanjusangendo Buddhist Temple
Main Hall of Sanjusangendo Buddhist Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gate of Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Gate of Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Pagoda at Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Pagoda at Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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What To Expect

Ride a bullet train from Nagoya to Kyoto and take a guided tour to see some of this ancient city's most beautiful and historical sights!

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Nagoya
Departs From:
Nagoya
Meeting Point:
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel
Duration:
8 hours
Availability:
daily at 7:10 AM
Product Code:
1417
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Experience Kyoto, Japan's most culturally important city. Visit Tokugawa era shogun's residence, Nijo Castle, before marveling at the gold-leaf covered Golden Pavilion and strolling through the exquisite garden surrounding it. Visit Kyoto Imperial Palace and watch traditional artisans work their craft at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. Walk through Sanjusangendo Temple, Japan's longest wooden structure. Stroll along a quaint lane lined with specialty shops up to Kiyomizudera Temple for a sweeping view of the city. See Heian Jingu Shrine, a partial replica of the Imperial Palace.

Itinerary

  • 07:10 Assemble at Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel (2nd floor lobby). Proceed to Nagoya Station on foot.

  • 07:30 to 08:00 Board a Nozomi Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto (35 minutes). Assembly at New Miyako Hotel and visit the following by motorcoach.

  • Nijo Castle (50 minutes)

The Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun, the main keep of which was built in 1603, is noted for the contrast of its solemn exterior and gorgeous interiors.

  • Kinkakuji Temple(45 minutes)

This temple is renowned for its beautiful Japanese garden and stunning Golden Pavilion.

  • Kyoto Imperial Palace(40 minutes)

This exclusive compound can only be accessed as part of an organized tour group.

  • Lunch Enjoy a buffet lunch.

  • Heian Jingu Shrine(40 minutes)

Graceful, historical court life is reflected in this brightly colored shrine with its vermilion pillars and green roof, as well as its enchanting inner gardens and ponds.

  • Sanjusangendo(30 minutes)

This long, wood-construction hall houses 1,001 statues of the Buddhist deity Kannon that date back to the 13th century.

  • Kiyomizu Temple(60 minutes)

This famous, hill-top temple offers a sweeping view of the old capital from its towering wooden veranda. After, return to Kyoto Station by motorcoach.

  • 18:20 to 18:50 Board a Hikari or Nozomi Shinkansen to Nagoya (40 minutes).

  • 18:50 to 19:20 Tour disbands at Nagoya Station.

Includes

  • English-speaking guide service

  • Lunch

  • Train tickets

Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • 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).

  • Baggage assistance is not available. Please note that trains do not have space to store large baggage. When traveling by train, we recommend leaving large at your hotel in Nagoya.

  • When Nijo Castle is closed we will visit Ryoanji Temple instead.

  • *The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday), on 28 December 2016 to 4 January 2017 and whenever there is an Imperial Household event. On these days, tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.

  • You are required to fill out the form (your name, sex, age, nationality) when you enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

By booking this tour, you confirm that you have read and agree to these changes.

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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