Kyoto & Nara Fully-Satisfying Two Days Tour

In this two-days tour, you will visit two cities that once prospered as the
capital of Japan and have many attractions. As professional guides accompany you, you can manage your time efficiently and listening to explanations in detils
enables you to understand Japanese culture and characteristics more deeply.
Save your time and enhance the value of your travel with us!
* Duration: 2 days
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




In this two-days tour, you will visit two cities that once prospered as the
capital of Japan and have many attractions. As professional guides accompany you, you can manage your time efficiently and listening to explanations in detils
enables you to understand Japanese culture and characteristics more deeply.
Save your time and enhance the value of your travel with us!

Itinerary

Day 1: Kyoto One Day Tour

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture
This famous Zen temple build by the shogun is an icon of Samurai culture.
The hall covered by gold leaf is so stunning and its reflection on the
pond perfectly harmonizes with surroundings.This temple is designated as UNESCO World Heritage and must-see spot when you come to Kyoto.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Bamboo Forest Street, Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture
You walk through the renowned bamboo forest. Let’s stop and close your eyes. You can hear the sound when bamboo truncks and leaves touch each other. It will heal your heart tenderly.You also enjoy the peaceful landscape once loved by nobles

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Nijo Castle, 541 Nijo-jo-cho, Horikawa-nishi-iru, Nijo-jo-dori, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8301 Kyoto Prefecture
In 1603, the then shogun relocated his shogunate to Edo, present-day Tokyo. Nijo castle was built as the castle where the shogun stayed when he visited Kyoto. Inside the castle, there are more than 1,000 gorgeous pictures painted on sliding doors which give you an understanding of the powerful authority of the shogun. It was in this very castle that the last shogun declared to return the power to the Emperor in 1867, after 260 years of his family’s
governance.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture
In Kyoto, there are five Kagai (geisha districts), and Gion is the biggest one. Geisha is an important part of traditional Japanese culture. Let’s stroll around Gion district where beautiful, old-style houses are preserved. If you are lucky enough, you may encounter a Geiko or a Maiko (apprentice) dressed in gorgeous kimono.

Duration: 40 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Fushimi Inari & Nara One Day Tour

Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture
The spectacular tunnel of thousands of vermilion torii gates is
world-famous and very picturesque. These torii gates were donated 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 life?

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Todai-ji Temple, 406-1 Zoushi-cho, Nara 630-8587 Nara Prefecture
The Buddha Hall is renowned as one of the largest wooden building in the world. Upon entering the corridor, you will be overwhelmed by the scale of this hall. After cleansing our hands and mouth at a purifying trough, let’s face the Great Buddha showing the merciful gaze.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Kasuga Grand Shrine, 160 Kasuganocho, Nara 630-8212 Nara Prefecture
This is a historical shrine built around 1,300 years ago that holds about 1,000 branch shrines all over Japan. There are more than 3,000 lanterns in its precincts, which are the largest in Japan. The contrast of vermillion and green of the buildings, and the bronze and gold of the hanging lanterns harmonizes beautifully with the blue sky. Let’s ask the deity enshrined here for the safety of your travel and life.

Duration: 40 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.