Explore the intricate temples and serene gardens of Kyoto on this 4-hour guided tour visiting some of the imperial city's most important religious and cultural sites. Check out Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden structure in Japan and home more than 1000 Kannon statues, the beguiling red and green colors of Heian Shrine and the supreme views afforded from Kiyomizu Temple high above Kyoto. This excursion to Kyoto's top temples also includes all entrance fees.
Plenty of photo opportunities
Informative and friendly guide
Walk through Sanjusangendo Temple, Japan's longest wooden structure
Sweeping views of Kyoto city from Kiyomizu Temple
Inclusions & Exclusions
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Hotel drop-off (select locations in Kyoto only)
Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Avanti Sunrise Tour Desk Kyoto (B1 floor of Kyoto Avanti Mall) (Address: 31 Hiagashikujo-nishisanno-cho Kyoto-shi Kyoto, JAPAN, 601-8003)orKyoto Handicraft Center
1:30 PM Avanti Sunrise Tours Desk2:00 PM Kyoto Handicraft Center
Drop-off is available at the following locations in Kyoto between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm:ANA Crowne Plaza KyotoAVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (*available only to staying guests)Karasuma Kyoto HotelKyoto Hotel OkuraKyoto Tokyu HotelKyoto Tower (Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit)Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto
What To Expect
See the most picturesque temples and beautiful gardens that Kyoto has to offer on this 4-hour afternoon tour, with guide, stopping at some of the city's most significant religious monuments. Gain new insight into the traditions of ancient Japan and get plenty of photo-taking opportunities as you visit a selection of its beautiful temples and shrines.Begin your tour by meeting your guide at Kyoto Handicraft Center or Avanti Tour Desk near Kyoto Station in the afternoon. The city of Kyoto today is home to more than 1.4 million residents, and as it has evolved, it has seamlessly blended its modern architecture with a wealth of religious and cultural structures that date back to the city's days as Japan's capital from 794 through 1868. Although the city has been ravaged by many years of war and fire, it was not significantly damaged by bombing raids during World War II, meaning many important ancient structures still survive to this day.Head over to the visually-striking Heian Jingu Shrine, a wildly colorful building bearing bright-red columns and a green roof. The interior of this beautiful structure is perhaps even more impressive, harboring a series of immaculate gardens and placid ponds. Please note the tour will not enter the site's Shin-en garden.Next move on to Sanjusangendo Temple on the eastern edge of Kyoto for your day's first stop. This beautiful religious site, home to 1,001 statues of Kannon, Bodhisattva and was built in the 13th century, is famous for being the longest wooden building in the entire country, spanning more than 394 feet (120m) in length.Proceed next to the famous Kiyomizu Temple, stopping to browse the rows of pottery stores that line the streets leading up to the site. This elegant UNESCO World Heritage site, also known as Kiyomizu-dera, offers panoramic views of Kyoto and the surrounding area from its spacious terrace and many walkways lining the nearby foothills of Higashiwama mountain. When the tour concludes, drop-off service is available at select locations in Kyoto.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Pickup is only available at selected locations in Kyoto. Please refer to "Departure Point" for listed locations and select your preferable pickup location at checkout. No customized pickup location is availableÂ
Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
Some parts of road on this tour are gravel and steep inclines
During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced by Chishaku-in Temple.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is No cancellation fee
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is 50 percent cancellation fee
If you cancel within 2 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is 100 percent cancellation fee