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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options provided by Japan Panoramic Tours

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options
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This is the ideal pick for first-time visitors to Kyoto. Save hours planning an itinerary and figuring out the local public transport system, and go on a stress-free coach tour instead. Travel between dispersed sites in an air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi connectivity. The tour goes to a variety of shrines, temples, and top sights, including Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, Arashiyama bamboo groves, and Kinkakuji Temple.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
Chinese, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Tick off many of Kyoto’s top temples, including Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Stay connected during the journey—on-board Wi-Fi is available
  • Learn about the sights you visit by listening to an audio guide
  • Go to multiple UNESCO-listed sites, including Kinkakuji Temple
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9-11 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Tick off many of Kyoto’s top temples, including Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Stay connected during the journey—on-board Wi-Fi is available
  • Learn about the sights you visit by listening to an audio guide
  • Go to multiple UNESCO-listed sites, including Kinkakuji Temple
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28575P18
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Tax, Fees, and Handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Audio Guides are covered in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless Specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
9–11 hours
Departure details
  • Kyoto Avanti, 31 Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8003, Japan MEETING POINT: in front of Tully’s Coffee in Kyoto Avanti URL; https://goo.gl/maps/fGjZ1V5aUyH2 ADDRESS: 31 Nishi-Sanno Cho, Higashi-kujo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Japan CHECK-IN TIME: 8:20am DEPARTURE TIME: 8:30am Look out for one of our staff holding a green and white flag.
  • HOTEL VISCHIO OSAKA by GRANVIA, 2-chōme-4-番10号 Shibata, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0012, Japan MEETING POINT: Hotel Vischio Osaka URL; https://goo.gl/maps/KJBTRDpV1LvKETkJ8 ADDRESS: 2-4-10 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-0012 CHECK-IN TIME: 7:20am DEPARTURE TIME: 7:30am Please wait for us in front of the Hotel Entrance. Look out for one of our staff holding a green and white flag.
  • Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan 1st Drop off point at around 17:30
  • Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan 2nd Drop off point at around 18:30
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Audio guidance in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Russian
  • Free Wi-Fi service available on the bus.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Customers will walk include stairs and hills in each places
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 43 travelers
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Tax, Fees, and Handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Audio Guides are covered in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless Specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Kyoto Avanti, 31 Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8003, Japan MEETING POINT: in front of Tully’s Coffee in Kyoto Avanti URL; https://goo.gl/maps/fGjZ1V5aUyH2 ADDRESS: 31 Nishi-Sanno Cho, Higashi-kujo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Japan CHECK-IN TIME: 8:20am DEPARTURE TIME: 8:30am Look out for one of our staff holding a green and white flag.
  • HOTEL VISCHIO OSAKA by GRANVIA, 2-chōme-4-番10号 Shibata, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0012, Japan MEETING POINT: Hotel Vischio Osaka URL; https://goo.gl/maps/KJBTRDpV1LvKETkJ8 ADDRESS: 2-4-10 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan 530-0012 CHECK-IN TIME: 7:20am DEPARTURE TIME: 7:30am Please wait for us in front of the Hotel Entrance. Look out for one of our staff holding a green and white flag.
  • Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan 1st Drop off point at around 17:30
  • Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan 2nd Drop off point at around 18:30
Duration
9–11 hours
Return details
  • Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan 1st Drop off point at around 17:30
  • Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan 2nd Drop off point at around 18:30
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Audio guidance in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Russian
  • Free Wi-Fi service available on the bus.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Customers will walk include stairs and hills in each places
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 43 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sanjusangendo Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    Stop: 65 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Toji
  • 4
    Arashiyama
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    The Bamboo Forest Trail
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Tenryuji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Nijo Castle
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Lori H
Warnbro, Australia3 contributions
Brilliabt
Feb 2020 • Friends
awesome tour we did in Feb 2020. Our tour guide Yoko was absolutely gorgeous and I loved how she shared stories from her childhood. Definitely recommend for tourists who have a short period of time to spend in Kyoto or youre thete for a long time. Great way to get your bearings and learn about the rich culture.
Written August 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining the tour and this lovely review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with the tour guides! Yoko will be happy to hear your positive comment. We hope all the journey in Japan was awesome for you. Stay safe! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written October 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nurvin Zary Bustillo
Davao City, Philippines2 contributions
Amazing!
Oct 2019
Better come here early or identify the day with the least number of people so that you can enjoy the best of the TORII! :)
Written April 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for excellent review! We hope your whole experience in Japan to be an unforgettable one! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written April 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Giacomo P
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution
Yoko
Mar 2020 • Couples
Yoko she is the best tour guide.
Food was very good.
We enjoyed despite some limitations due to coronavirus outbreak.
Written March 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for excellent review! We hope your whole experience in Japan to be an unforgettable one! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written March 20, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mekotravels
1 contribution
Best tour with Yoko!
Mar 2020 • Friends
Yoko was knowledgeable about the sites and made the tour really fun! She went at a good pace and let us take enough time at each site where I didn’t feel rushed or felt like we were taking too long. I would recommend this tour overall to friends as it let me see many sites in one day. Yoko was the best and made the tour even more enjoyable.
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your excellent review! We hope your whole experience in Japan to be an unforgettable one! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Banksideman
Stow-on-the-Wold, UK697 contributions
Excellent tour
Mar 2020
We were very fortunate to have a beautiful early spring day and a lovely guide called Lanny. The tour took us by coach that we met at 08.30 outside the Kyoto Avanti. A JPT person Metis at the bus stand holding a JPT flag. The bus is very comfortable and has USB chargers built into the chair arms so bring your charger leads to plug in as your phone will need charging in between taking so many photos.

The tour takes you to the several shrines, gardens and temples with Lanny escorting you around explaining the build dates and history.

It is quite a lot of walking (12500 steps on my iPhone) but well worth the effort, with any luck you will have Lanny on your trip, Thank you Lanny from C&H
Written March 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for such a wonderful review with 5 stars! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour with Lanny I hope all the journey in Japan was awesome for you. See you someday again. Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jess UK
London, UK48 contributions
The top sights of beautiful Kyoto
A fantastic day that was well managed, educational and fun. Our tour guide Hiromi was very dedicated to ensuring we had the best possible time during this tour in Kyoto. We covered many places during the day but it never felt rushed and we had a good amount of time to enjoy and appreciate each location. The temples visited on this day trip where all amazing in their own right; Kiyomizu-dera, Sanjusangendo, Tenryuji and Kinkakuji. This is a really good tour for the photo opportunities available as well so if you like your photography, then the opportunities here are endless. I would highly recommend you opt-in for the lunch as the experience is great and as a vegetarian; I was well catered for. My husband had the regular lunch option and he said it was one of the best meals he had since arriving in Japan.
Written March 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining our tour! We are very happy to help you for the unforgettable experience. Have a wonderful time here! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written March 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elizabeth H
14 contributions
GREAT INTRODUCTION TO KYOTO
Feb 2020
We had a wonderful day spent with our guide, Sammy. He was an interesting man and had a lot of information to share with us. We really saw so many sights in one day. The group was fun and we had a great time together.
Written March 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for such a wonderful review with 5 stars! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour with Sammy. I hope all the journey in Japan was awesome for you. See you someday again. Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written March 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert T
Palmetto Bay, FL4 contributions
Walking in Kyoto with Lanny
Feb 2020
This is a must do tour if you want to see the ighlights of Kyoto, or you have limited time in the city.
Lanny was our tour guide and from the moment she met us in Osaka to droping us off at the end of the day, she was amazing.
Very informative and attentive, the pace she set was great and alowed enough time to see all that was planned. My wife suffers from arthritis and on the one walk she couldn't do, Lanny was kind enough to walk her back to the waiting area. An absolute gem and amazing ambasador for the tour company.
Written March 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for such a lovely review with 5 stars! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour with Lanny. I hope all the journey in Japan was awesome for you. Have a great day! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written March 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexa D
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
Kyoto Highlights
Feb 2020
We spent a great day in Kyoto seeing several major sights. This is definitely a tour for someone who wants to see a lot in a short period of time. Our tour guide Lanny was WONDERFUL! Very humorous, kind, and informative. She gave us background on all the temples and shrines we visited. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is a MUST-DO, however the highlight of the day might have been the final stop at the GOLDEN PAVILION. Simply beautiful! Overall a great day and a great tour and major thanks to Lanny for a seamless experience.
Written March 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for such a wonderful review with 5 stars! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour with Lanny I hope all the journey in Japan was awesome for you. See you someday again. Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written March 4, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael H
3 contributions
Great day at Kyoto
Today we spent a great day at Kyoto. Our tour guide Lanny showed us the famous sights of the city and told interesting stories about them.
Written March 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for joining the tour and positive review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with the tour guides! Lanny will be happy to hear your positive comment. We hope your whole experience in Japan to be a memorable one! Best regards, Japan Panoramic Tours
Written March 2, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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