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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

  • Visit Nara which is famous for its wild deer and Todai-ji temple
  • Save time and see lots of Japan’s ancient sites in one day
  • Go to Kinkaku-ji—a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kyoto
Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle
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Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle
From US$138,65

This guided tour of Kyoto and Nara helps you discover many of Japan’s dispersed ancient sites in one day. You’ll learn invaluable historical information from your guide and travel with ease in a coach. It’ll be a hassle-free day with entrance fees, lunch and dinner, and pickup and drop-off from select Kyoto hotels included. Highlights include Nijo Castle, the wild deer of Nara Park, and Kyoto Imperial Palace. 

What to Expect

This jam-packed day starts with a pickup from one of four specified Kyoto hotels. Kyoto is famous for being ancient Japan’s former capital and is home to many important historic sites. You’ll see UNESCO World Heritage Site Nijo Castle and then move on to Kinkaku-ji—a Zen temple with impressive Japanese gardens and buildings covered in gold leaf.

Next up you’ll see Kyoto’s Imperial Palace before having a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Nara and visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site Todai-ji temple which has one of the world’s biggest Buddha statues.

You’ll finish the day with a stop off at Kasuga Shrine with its 3,000 lanterns and then visit Nara Deer Park, which is home to semi-tame deer who are used to being fed by hand. The day will end with a return trip back to Kyoto.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile
Excellent Tour with Great Guide

Had an excellent tour of three sites in Kyoto in the morning and two sites in Nara in the afternoon. Good opportunities for souvenir shopping built in. Our tour guide (English speaking) gave excellent history and context for all the sites visited. Would highly recommend!

1  Thank Kunal B
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile
Nice overall tour, a bit rushed at times

The tour was good in the sense that you see a lot of Kyoto. Staff seemed friendly although a bit of routine was involved. Sometimes there was not enough time to go into a lot of detail given the large amount of sights. Would recommend...More

Thank LiveLikeNoTomorrow
Reviewed 17 February 2018
Good overview of Kyoto and Nara highlights

Half way through my trip I needed an easy day where all the hard work of planning the day including locations and travelling was done for me and this was the perfect respite. Hit some of Kyotos many many highlights (you will need a couple...More

5  Thank Cormac R
Reviewed 27 November 2017
A must to learn about Japan historical past

The tour guides we had were excellent and gave us a much better understanding of the sites we visited than if we went their on our own. The tour bus is comfortable and we were taken to a souvenir shop at the end of the...More

2  Thank DPVogler
Reviewed 16 October 2017
Interesting tour of Kyoto and surrounds

A great way to visit multiple places in the Kyoto region before heading down to Nara (little over an hr bus ride) Unfortunately, the day was very wet and rainy. The drizzle really put a damper on the tour. However, I will focus on the...More

Thank Dom Y
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