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Two Studio Ghibli features to enjoy in Japan

PLAN

1-Day Kyoto & Nara Tour, No Lunch (Round-trip from Kyoto)

  • Todai-ji Temple - Great BuddhaVairocana Buddha Statue(Photo courtesy of Nara Visitors Bureau)

  • Nijo Castle - Ninomaru Palace Carriage Porch(Photo courtesy of Nijo-jo Castle Office)

  • Deer(Nara Park)(Photo courtesy of Nara Visitors Bureau)

  • Nara Park(Photo courtesy of Nara Visitors Bureau)

  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine(Middle Gate)  (Photo courtesy of Kasuga Taisha Shrine/ Photo Kuwabara Eibun)

  • Tour Details
1. Accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter, the tour takes customers on an efficient sightseeing course around the 2 ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara in just a day. The tour visits popular sightseeing spots (Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Todai-ji Temple, Nara Park, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine) including World Heritage Sites that have been protected and nurtured by the people of Kyoto and Nara since ancient times.
This is Sunrise Tours' most popular course in western Japan.

2. In Kyoto, learn about Japan's historic structures by visiting places such as Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Kyoto Imperial Palace.

3. In Nara, feel the enduring history and culture at Todai-ji Temple, see wild deer at Nara Park, and appreciate local tradition at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.
From January 2025, the tour will also enter the Kasuga Taisha Shrine special visit area. The area has many attractions such as historical gates and structures as well as hanging lanterns in the corridor. Experience up close the Kasugayama Primeval Forest which has remained untouched for over a thousand years.

4. Enjoy the view out the window from the suburbs of Kyoto to Nara.

5. Lunch is not included on this tour. Free time is allotted for the Kyoto Station vicinity, so please have it on your own. For customers with dietary restrictions, please book this plan.

About Initiatives for Sustainability:
This tour promotes Environment(Eco)-friendly efforts and Cross-cultural Understanding as stated under Sunrise Tours' Sustainable Development Goals. 
This is a carbon offset product where a portion of the tour booking charge is spent on renewable energy. By converting some CO2 emissions during the tour to green energy, it's possible to contribute to activities protecting the planet's future. 
We advocate for responsible travel, and urge one and all to become responsible travelers.
Please check the following page for details.
http://jtbgmt.com/en/g-web/sdgs
 

Deer (Nara Park) (Photo courtesy of Nara Visitors Bureau)
  • Tour Overview
Req. to Run Tour
1guest(s)
Req. per Booking
1guest(s)
Departs
Kyoto
Guide Service
English
Tour Guide/Conductor Language
English
Audio Guide
Not Available
Tangential multilingual assistant or multilingual reception accepted
Not Available
Meeting Place/Time
08:20 / Sunrise Tours Desk in Kyoto Avanti B1F (across from Kyoto Sta. Hachijo Exit)
Included
National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter fee, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour
Not Included
Lunch charges
  • Remarks
Remarks
Planning Company: JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.                                 

       Address: 2-3-14 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo                                 

    Japan Tourism Agency Registered Travel Agent (No. 1723)

A member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents
[Reception Method]

At reception, please show the reservation confirmation sheet or e-mail (printout/digital copy on mobile device) to staff.
[Cancellation Charge]

-2024: Cancellation fees will be charged from 7 days in advance.

-2025:Cancellation fees will be charged from 10 days in advance.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]

- If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.

- The last reception day (reservation deadline) is the day of the tour at 05:00.

- For requests regarding tours where answers from the tour operator are required in advance, please input in the Remarks field and contact the tour operator.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]

- The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.

- As the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to visitors on Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a holiday) and on days when there is an Imperial Household Agency event, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. If the closed day falls on the 25th, the tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple.

- Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December, and from Dec. 26 to Jan. 3. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.

- Participants will walk from the parking lot to Todai-ji Temple (about 25 min one-way). Thank you for your understanding. Please inform us at the time of booking if any person in your group is using crutches or a wheelchair, or has a chronic illness that makes it difficult to walk for long distances.

- Until Dec. 2024, the tour will visit Kasuga Taisha Shrine but will not enter areas requiring admission. From Jan. 2025, the tour will also enter the Main Sanctuary special visit area. However, in case the special visit area cannot be entered due to events or operational circumstances, the Kasuga Taisha Museum or Manyo Botanical Garden will be visited instead.

- Refunds will not be issued in case the tour visits aforementioned alternative destinations.

- Seats may not be designated.


*From Jan. 2025, the tour drop-off location will only be Kyoto Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit).
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]

Sunrise Tours Desk in Kyoto Avanti B1F (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) / 8:20
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]

- Children up to 5 years old may join free of charge, but will not be provided with bus seats or lunch. If bus seats or lunch is required, please make a booking under the child rate.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]

- Lunch is not included on this tour. There will be time allotted for the Kyoto Station vicinity. Please purchase your own lunch.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Bus/Hired Car Company]

Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd. (in general); Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co., Ltd.; Yuai Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Toh-ho-kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Kyoto Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; or Senriyama Bus Co., Ltd.

*In general, Teisan Kanko Bus will be used. If otherwise, it will be specified in the final itinerary.


*Depending on the number of tour participants, transportation to be used may be other than a large bus (mid-size bus, small bus), a hired car (van, minivan - MK Co., Ltd. or Yasaka Group), or a taxi.

Standard transportation for approximate number of customers:

- Large bus: around 26 people or more

- Mid-size bus: around 11-25 people

- Small bus: around 9-10 people

- Van (hired car): around 5-8 people

- Minivan (hired car): around 3-4 people

- Taxi: around 1-2 people
[Important Notes/Supplements: Language Support]

Guide Language Support: English - The tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.

*Drivers do not work as guides.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Health Restrictions & Accessibility]

Wheelchair Accessibility: NO

Stroller Accessibility: YES

Service Animal Accompaniment: YES

Recommended for Customers with Heart Problems/Other Serious Medical Conditions: NO


Tour Physical Difficulty Level: Moderate - Customers must have a moderate physical fitness level 

In the event that a bus company not listed in the Remarks/Important Notes will be used, customers will receive a separate confirmation document via email at least 1 day in advance.

Booking

  • January
    2024
  • Seats available
  • Few seats available
  • Not available
  • Requests Accepted
Number of stocks
Request date

Price (per person)
Adults (12-99)
JPY
children (6-11)
JPY
Infants (0-5)
JPY
Number of People
Adults
Children
Infants

Payment in Advance Total
JPY
  • The Terms & Conditions Document will be delivered via electronic means.
    Customers are to check and save the content themselves.
  • The [Plan Name], [Tour Date], [Tour Price], [Tour Outline], [Remarks/Important Notes], and [Itinerary] on the booking screen are part of the Terms & Conditions Document (Important Items). Print or save as PDF.
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  • Payments must be made using credit card.
  • After the payment has been processed, the travel contract will be finalized once the customer receives a reservation confirmation email along with an attached reservation confirmation sheet.
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  • Itinerary

The information displayed for this tour is valid for the next possible departure date.
This date was automatically selected. Please select a departure date to show the most accurate information for that date.

DayTimeDurationItineraryItinerary Details/Special ItemsTransportationMeal
StartEnd(min)
[Until Dec. 2024]Until December 2024, the itinerary will be as follows.
*Please check below for the itinerary from January 2025 onwards. 
18:208:30Depart from the Sunrise Tours Desk in Kyoto Avanti B1F (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.
Meet at 8:20, Dep. at 8:30

*Please refer to [Bus Company].
1TransferBus
150Nijo CastleA World Heritage site.  This castle was built on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
145Kinkaku-ji TempleA World Heritage site.  The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.On Foot
1TransferBus
140Kyoto Imperial PalaceSee the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
On days when the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to visitors, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (disembark for sightseeing) as an alternative destination. This shrine is famous for the god of learning, and its main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
160Lunch (meal charges not included in the tour)The tour will stop for free time in the Kyoto Station area.
1TransferBus
170Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)
Nara Park
A World Heritage site.  This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.On Foot
1TransferTravel on foot. (approx. 20-30 min)
*A bus may also be used for transfer on some sections.
On Foot
150Kasuga Taisha ShrineThis Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
118:3019:00Tour Ends in front of Kyoto Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Please head to your next destination on your own from Kyoto Station.
[From Jan. 2025]From January 2025, the itinerary will be as follows.
18:208:30Depart from the Sunrise Tours Desk in Kyoto Avanti B1F (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.
Meet at 8:20, Dep. at 8:30

*Please refer to [Bus Company].
1TransferBus
150Nijo CastleA World Heritage site.  This castle was built on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
145Kinkaku-ji TempleA World Heritage site.  The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.On Foot
1TransferBus
140Kyoto Imperial PalaceSee the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
On days when the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to visitors, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (disembark for sightseeing) as an alternative destination. This shrine is famous for the god of learning, and its main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
160Lunch (meal charges not included in the tour)The tour will stop for free time in the Kyoto Station area.
1TransferBus
160Kasuga Taisha Shrine - Main Sanctuary Special VisitThis Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
From 2025, the Main Sanctuary special visit area will be newly added to the itinerary. Visitors can get closer to the Main Sanctuary and view the hanging lanterns in the corridor.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferTravel on foot. (approx. 20-30 min)
*A bus may also be used for transfer on some sections.
On Foot
170Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)
Nara Park
A World Heritage site.  This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.On Foot
1TransferBus
118:3019:00Tour Ends in front of Kyoto Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Please head to your next destination on your own from Kyoto Station.
  • Itinerary

The information displayed for this tour is valid for the next possible departure date.
This date was automatically selected. Please select a departure date to show the most accurate information for that date.

DayTimeDurationItineraryItinerary Details/Special ItemsTransportationMeal
StartEnd(min)
[Until Dec. 2024]Until December 2024, the itinerary will be as follows.
*Please check below for the itinerary from January 2025 onwards. 
18:208:30Depart from the Sunrise Tours Desk in Kyoto Avanti B1F (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.
Meet at 8:20, Dep. at 8:30

*Please refer to [Bus Company].
1TransferBus
150Nijo CastleA World Heritage site.  This castle was built on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
145Kinkaku-ji TempleA World Heritage site.  The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.On Foot
1TransferBus
140Kyoto Imperial PalaceSee the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
On days when the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to visitors, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (disembark for sightseeing) as an alternative destination. This shrine is famous for the god of learning, and its main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
160Lunch (meal charges not included in the tour)The tour will stop for free time in the Kyoto Station area.
1TransferBus
170Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)
Nara Park
A World Heritage site.  This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.On Foot
1TransferTravel on foot. (approx. 20-30 min)
*A bus may also be used for transfer on some sections.
On Foot
150Kasuga Taisha ShrineThis Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
118:3019:00Tour Ends in front of Kyoto Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Please head to your next destination on your own from Kyoto Station.
[From Jan. 2025]From January 2025, the itinerary will be as follows.
18:208:30Depart from the Sunrise Tours Desk in Kyoto Avanti B1F (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Please be at the meeting location at least 10 minutes before departure.
Meet at 8:20, Dep. at 8:30

*Please refer to [Bus Company].
1TransferBus
150Nijo CastleA World Heritage site.  This castle was built on the orders of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. The impressive, elaborate carvings and decors in the Ninomaru Palace are a must-see.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
145Kinkaku-ji TempleA World Heritage site.  The wooden architecture is covered in thin layers of pure gold and is surrounded by a beautiful pond.On Foot
1TransferBus
140Kyoto Imperial PalaceSee the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was used as the Emperor's residence until about 150 years ago.
On days when the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to visitors, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (disembark for sightseeing) as an alternative destination. This shrine is famous for the god of learning, and its main hall is a designated national treasure. The shrine is especially great to see during the plum blossom and autumn leaf seasons.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferBus
160Lunch (meal charges not included in the tour)The tour will stop for free time in the Kyoto Station area.
1TransferBus
160Kasuga Taisha Shrine - Main Sanctuary Special VisitThis Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
From 2025, the Main Sanctuary special visit area will be newly added to the itinerary. Visitors can get closer to the Main Sanctuary and view the hanging lanterns in the corridor.
*Please refer to [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations].
On Foot
1TransferTravel on foot. (approx. 20-30 min)
*A bus may also be used for transfer on some sections.
On Foot
170Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha)
Nara Park
A World Heritage site.  This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.On Foot
1TransferBus
118:3019:00Tour Ends in front of Kyoto Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Please head to your next destination on your own from Kyoto Station.

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