Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see.
Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit six of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto comfortably and efficiently while avoiding the crowds.
What to Expect
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Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Fushimi, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
The spectacular tunnel of thousands vermilion torii gates is so famous and picturesque. These torii gates were offered by worshippers in appreciation of the good fortune they received from the deity enshrined here. Why don’t you, too, offer a prayer and change your luck?
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Bamboo Forest Street, Ukyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
The renowned bamboo forest with its subtle hues of green and the sun slanting through has an exceptional beauty. The rustling of the leaves and the creaking of the trunks softly swaying in the breeze have a very relaxing effect. It’s an experience that you shouldn’t miss while being in Kyoto.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
This famous Zen temple is an icon of Samurai culture. Although it is a very popular tourist destination, the unique sight of the Golden Pavilion is well worth a visit. You can get wonderful pictures of the gilded building and its beautiful appearance reflected in the pond.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kita, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
This shrine built in 945 by the emperor of the time enshrines Sugawara no Michizane who is god of academics, and many students come here to pray for successful examinations. It is also called Tenjin (god of the universe) as it stands right under the polar star when looked at from Kyoto palace. The main building is designated as a national treasure.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Kamishichiken Kaburenjo Theatre, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
There are five hanamachi (geisha) districts in Kyoto and one of them is Kamishichiken which is located right next to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. This district has fewer geisha houses and geiko and maiko, but the atmosphere around here is quieter and more relaxing.
Duration: 25 minutes
Stop At: Nishiki Market, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
The Nishiki market, which has been popular with the people of Kyoto for 400 years, has 126 shops lined up in a 390-meter long street. Kyoto’s peculiar vegetables and pickles are sold and you can taste some. Let’s enjoy the walk while imagining the eating habits of the people of Kyoto
Duration: 40 minutes
7:10 AM or 8:00 AM
Japan, 〒604-8054 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Nakagyō-ku, Higashiuoyachō, 富小路通四条上る西大文字町609番地
Admission Fee @Kinkaku-ji, Transportation Fare abt.1,000yen, Food & Drink
Entry/Admission – Kinkakuji Temple
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers