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  1. Japan
  2. Kyoto Prefecture
  3. Kyoto
  4. Arashiyama

Kyoto: Full-Day UNESCO and Historical Sites Tour

Product ID: 137921
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In a single day, explore the very best of ancient Kyoto. This tour will take you to the most important UNESCO and historical sites in the city on this full-day tour with includes a stop for a traditional Japanese lunch.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Thai, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the best historical landmarks of Kyoto in a single day
  • Have a tasty Japanese style lunch at Arashiyama
  • Enjoy free WiFi services available on the tour bus
Full description
On this full-day adventure you will get to explore the best of the UNESCO certified and other historical sites of ancient Kyoto. Beginning from either Osaka or Kyoto, the first stop will be Kiyomizu-dera Temple. From this, reach the most famous UNESCO sites in Kyoto, where you can take in a panoramic views of the city below from the temple's position high on Higashi-yama hill.

Then visit Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, known for the 1001 statues, specifically the Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara statue, before moving on to Fushimi Inari Taisya-Senbon (Thousand) Torii. This stop on gives you a chance to visit the Inari Shrines, which host the guardian Gods for business success, familial well-being, traffic safety and improvement in performing arts, as well as allow you a photo opportunity at the Thousand Torii Gates. 

Following this visit, you will enjoy a break at Arashiyama where you can enjoy a Japanese style lunch if you choose. After lunch, the day continues with visits to Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Sagano Bamboo Forest and Tenryu-ji Temple. All three of these locations offer some of the most picturesque views of the surrounding city. The final stop of your day will be at Rokuon-ji Temple, known locally as Kinkaku-ji or the Golden Temple. This final stop is yet another UNESCO site, and certainly worth visiting before you return to either Kyoto or Osaka after a full day of seeing some of the most note-worth sites in Kyoto.
  • English speaking local guide
  • Audio headset for audio guides in other languages
  • Air-conditioned coach for transportation
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the coach
  • All taxes, entrance fees and handling charges
  • Lunch (chicken hot pot) (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of Tully’s Coffee in Kyoto Avanti: 31 Nishi-Sanno Cho, Higashi-kujo, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Japan

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• A confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Vegetarian or Halal lunch options are available. Please inform the tour provider at least 2 days before the tour if you require either
• Audio guides are available for English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Russian speakers
• Free Wi-Fi service available on the bus
• The itinerary is subject to change, depending on traffic and weather conditions
• If any locations are closed, an alternative visiting point will be arranged
• Please inform the tour provider if you intend on bringing children between 0 and 3
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 361 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Japan Panoramic Tours

Product ID: 137921