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Kyoto Afternoon Tour

by JTB Sunrise Tours
per adult Price is $56
Duration: 5h 15m+ Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Excursion into the heart of Kyoto for an afternoon

  • Vistas of Kyoto’s sacred temples & shrines

  • Understanding the lifestyle of Japanese Buddhist monks

  • Exploring beautifully landscaped gardens at several temples

  • Unique souvenir shopping opportunity along ancient streets

Highlights

  • Excursion into the heart of Kyoto for an afternoon

  • Vistas of Kyoto’s sacred temples & shrines

  • Understanding the lifestyle of Japanese Buddhist monks

  • Exploring beautifully landscaped gardens at several temples

  • Unique souvenir shopping opportunity along ancient streets

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1:30 PM, Avanti Kyoto Sunrise Tours Desk in English

Duration 5h 15m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $55.79, taxes included

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12:30 PM, Hotel Granvia Osaka (CONCIERGE) in English

Duration 7h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $82.32, taxes included

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Kyoto Afternoon Tour

Activity Location

Fushimi Inari Taisha

68 Fukakusayabunouchi-cho,Fushimi-ku

Kyoto 612-0882

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Avanti Shopping Center (Sunrise Tour Desk B1F)

    Higashikujo Nishisanno-cho 31 Minami-ku

    Kyoto 601-8003

  • Hotel Granvia Osaka (Lobby Lounge on the 1st Floor (*Not 19th Floor)

    3-1-1 Umeda

    Osaka 530-0001


Description

Explore some of the most celebrated shrines and temples in the historic city of Kyoto. A knowledgeable guide leads your afternoon tour to several of Kyoto’s hallowed locations, and along age-old streets for a unique shopping opportunity.

First of all, you will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, chosen on a travel website as the number 1 sightseeing spot people want to see in Japan. This spot is known for its thousands of brilliant red torii gates, called Senbon Torii.

Your next stop is a spectacular homage to the bodhisattva Kannon, commonly known as the Goddess of Mercy. Housed within Japan’s longest wooden structure, you find an impressive arrangement of 1,001 statues of this important figure, some dating back to the 13th century. Learn about Buddhist religious rituals as Japanese monks observe long-standing practices during their daily routine.

Walk along the charming old lane that leads to the temple of Kiyomizu-dera—otherwise called the Pure Water Temple. Founded in 780 AD, it is nestled in the wooded hills of eastern Kyoto and is one of the most celebrated temples in Japan. Gaze out over its lofty terrace for a sweeping view of the city in the distance.

As evening sets in, ponder the day along the ride back to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Guided afternoon tour of Kyoto

  • Admission fees

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages, bottled water, and snacks


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult, but may not occupy their own seat.

  • Participants will walk from the parking lot to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (about 15 min one-way).

  • During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.

  • Part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible due to repair and restoration work.


Kyoto Afternoon Tour ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5/5 Oct 17, 2019

This tour is very good if you've only a short trip in kyoto, beautiful city and this tour picked up the 3 primary shrines. Our tour guide was very good. The tour guide left about 20 minutes at each stop for people to shop, use the restroom, eat, etc., one thing I would do differently would be to use that time to appreciate the shrine a bit more.

2/5 May 4, 2019

Guide (Hajimi) was good. Gaveots of information regarding the three shrine. Being Golden week the crowds were suffocating. Although the gude was worried about a late arrival, we were back in Kyoto by 6:30 pm which i thought was reasonible.