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Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto provided by Nippon PLUS

Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This is a half day tour of visiting Nijo castle and Kinkakuji Temple,representative tourist spots in Kyoto. Nijo was the Castle built in 1603 (the Edo period) and registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also Kinkakuji, the "Golden Pavillion," is a temple shining in the sunlight, which is the center of tourism in Kyoto.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22325P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fee(Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion)
  • Entry/Admission - Nijo Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to/from attractions(both customer and guide)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your hotel name
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • If the Nijo Castle is closed, the places to be visited can be changed upon your request.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fee(Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion)
  • Entry/Admission - Nijo Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to/from attractions(both customer and guide)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please let us know your hotel name
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • If the Nijo Castle is closed, the places to be visited can be changed upon your request.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Nijo Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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NCMH
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Stunning temple seemingly suspended in a perfect setting....however Japan has a terrible problem; the “tourist trudge”. Yes, I’m one of them, but when I pay so much to visit all these wonderful heritage sights, I expect some crowd control, both quality (spitting, pushing, shouting, littering, the ubiquitous selfie stick) and quantity; (hundreds of coaches, so many bodies crushed into one space, no sense of the spiraling destruction of this experience).

As ever, no other language interpretation, so much of the nuance is lost.

I’ve chosen not to go to several sites in Kyoto after hearing reports of poorly managed crowds....it’s like the Sistine, I don’t think it’s entirely driven by greed, just a failure to make policy to curtail the unsustainable “box ticking” visitors who have no real appreciation or desire to understand theses ethereal spaces and places...
Written April 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy T
6 contributions
Feb 2019
Our tour guide, Hiro, had a vast amount of knowledge to share. When we first met him, he asked us what our main interest in the sites was, and we told him the history. He tailored his tours to the history of both locations, and he knew a lot of interesting facts and stories. Very nice tour!
Written February 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sydney1981
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Please be aware that this tour is a walking tour with transportation by public bus. You must pay ¥690 (US$6) in bus fares for each member of your group and this includes your guide's bus fare. Not sure why they didn't include this in the price. Buy a 24hr bus pass to save time and money.
The two sites visited were spectacular and the guide was excellent. The tour was a private tour so only those in your party attend.
We did two tours on this trip and both guides were retired Japanese men in there 70s. We were surprised to have guides of such an age however they were both very good.
Written January 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kauai-dog
kapaa17 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
We really enjoyed touring Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle. Our guide Hiro was informative and kind. What stamina! He knew the history and really he was the perfect guide. As an experienced traveler, if you want a soft-spoken, gentle, highly intelligent, knowledgeable and patient guide, this is the tour. His English was quite good. There is a significant amount of walking on this tour. Hiro met us at our hotel. His shepherding us from the hotel to the site was very kind. On other tours we struggled a bit to find our designated meeting spots. We then taxi'd with him (at our expense) to the entrance where the tour began. Just a superb tour.
Written October 28, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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I planned out what exactly we wanted to do in the time we had, and the guide was happy to oblige. Our guide was gr
ninjachugs
ninjachugs
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Glad We Booked This at the Begining of Our Trip to Tokyo
We booked this walking tour for the morning after we arrived in Tokyo as a way to get a better lay of the land. We
MobileChemist
MobileChemist
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Best guide to Tokyo
Yuuko (Anji) was a fantastic guide who went above and beyond to make it a great tour, suitable for adults and kids
Marcy S
Marcy S
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Great guide - Yuuko
there were four of us on a private tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We walked and took t
Discover07181512585
Discover07181512585
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What an education ..thanks Hiroki
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Interesting and educational
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Nancy F
Nancy F
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Make sure you.....know your booking..
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LetsDoCurry
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Much walking but worthwhile
Picked up at hotel on time and first up was the Hongwanji Buddhist shrine with Indian influenced architecture built
Becky L
Becky L
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Must See! Mt. Fuji, Kitaguchi Hongu Sengen Shrine, and Kubota Art Museum
Shout out to Tomoko-San for making this tour very easy and enjoyable. We chose to visit Kitaguchi Hongu Sengen Shri
JennyWindsor
JennyWindsor
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Time well spent
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Rachel D
Rachel D
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We saw so much more in 4 hours with a guide
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