Kyoto Splendid Early Morning Tour

Kyoto once flourished as a capital of Japan for over a thousand years until Tokyo became the capital of japan and the emperor moved there in 1868. There are plenty of worth visiting places such as world-famous Fushimi Inari with a tunnel of thousands of vermilion torii gates,

Arashiyama which used to be nobles’ summer resort, magnificent temples with shiny hall and delicate gardens, the luxurious and solemn place where royal family used to live and the market loved by locals.

Kyoto receives so many tourists so we recommend to start a little bit earlier to avoid the crowds.

In this tour, you can greatly enjoy the representing attractions of Kyoto in a day.

* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Kyoto, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Kyoto once flourished as a capital of Japan for over a thousand years until Tokyo became the capital of japan and the emperor moved there in 1868. There are plenty of worth visiting places such as world-famous Fushimi Inari with a tunnel of thousands of vermilion torii gates,

Arashiyama which used to be nobles’ summer resort, magnificent temples with shiny hall and delicate gardens, the luxurious and solemn place where royal family used to live and the market loved by locals.

Kyoto receives so many tourists so we recommend to start a little bit earlier to avoid the crowds.

In this tour, you can greatly enjoy the representing attractions of Kyoto in a day.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

The beautiful tunnel of thousands of vermillion torii gate is so famous and picturesque. These torii gates are offered by worshippers with appreciation for the luck given by the support of the god. Why don’t you give a prayer here and challenge your luck?

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Bamboo Forest Street, Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto 616-8394 Kyoto Prefecture

In the fresh air in the early morning, we walk through the renowned bamboo forest before the site gets busy. The beauty of the bamboo grove in the morning sun is exceptional. Let’s stop and close your eyes. Beautiful bamboo trunks and leaves touch each other by the morning breeze and make sounds that heal and your heart tenderly.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture

It is a famous temple which is the icon of Samurai culture. It once was a villa of retired shogun and transferred to a temple after his death. The main building covered with gold leaf itself is so beautiful which is next to none. In addition to that, the harmony with a pond and garden makes the scenery magnificent. When you come to Kyoto, you can’t miss this site.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Kyoto Imperial Palace, 3 Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-0881 Kyoto Prefecture

The Kyoto Imperial Palace is situated in an extensive area in the center of Kyoto. Until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1868, the emperor ‘s family used to live here. And even today, when the emperor and/or the crown prince come to Kyoto, they stay at one of the residences in this site. The luxurious buildings and beautifully arranged gardens here tell a tale of the refined taste of the times.This place is a must-see when you visit Kyoto.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nishiki Market Shopping District, Nakauoyacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-8054 Kyoto Prefecture

The Nishiki market is called the kitchen of Kyoto. What is that? It is said that underneath this district, there is a gigantic water reservoir. Therefore, Kyoto has been blessed with fresh and delicious water from long ago. Utilizing that water, about 500 years ago, a fish market developed in this place, and various shops gradually gathered later. Almost anything you need on a daily basis is available in this market. Kyoto’s specialty is vegetables grown in pure water, pickles made of those vegetables and tofu, also utilizing this delicious water. There are many shops where you can sample food, so please try Kyoto’s specialties loved for centuries by the local people.

Duration: 30 minutes