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Explore Kyoto Nijo Castle and Golden pavilion

Tour feature and details

This tour is to explore a castle and a temple in Kyoto. You can learn more about the history of each spot;
・"Nijyo jyo" (World Heritage): only castle in Kyoto city, where you can see gorgeous paintings on the wall. This place also marks the event that the last shogun returned the governing power to the emperor.
・Kinkaku-ji Temple (World Heritage): It is famous as the Golden Pavilion. Besides the pavilion, you can feel the old Japanese beauty of Zen Buddhism.

Course(Visiting Spots)

1. Nijyo-jyo Castle
2. Kinkakuji Temple(“Golden Pavilion”)

Departure Time 9:00AM
Duration 4 hours
Number of People 1~7
Meeting Point Your Hotel
Tour End Your Hotel
What's Included ・Professional guide fee
・Hotel pick-up and drop-off
・Small group private tour
What's Excluded ・Transportation fees between your hotel and each attraction both for the customer and the guide
・Your Lunch, if any
・Admission fee both for the customer, and the guide if any(1700 yen per person)
*Fees may be subject to change.
Reservation Deadline 2 days before the tour
Others Travel insurance not be attached.
The places to be visited can be changed upon your request,any day after booking being confirmed if within 4 hour service.
Even on the morning of guided tour, a change can be accepted.
  • Hiroshi
  • Language:English
  • Interpreter Guide Number:EN00190



“Hiro was a wonderful guide” We Had a great moment in Kyoto and hit many advices on What to do.



Our tour guide (Hiro?) was very knowledgeable. I loved his orange tipped pointer to explain what we would be seeing and the routes through the castle. He reminded me of my scientist Father. We started out at the Nijyo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple and ended at the Golden Pavilion. We were going to say good bye when he wanted to make sure we made it back towards our Hotel. I expressed interest in a Sushi restaurant in Pontocho. We found it with his help. I invited him to lunch with us because it seemed difficult to order. He ordered for the three of us and we enjoyed one of our best meals.



Nice places and very professional guide.




Excellent guide and a nice introduction to local transport on the way.




“Hiro was the best guide and so friendly. Nice visit and flexible.” Hiro, ouir guide, knew lot of history.




Nice to meet Hiroshi, our guide. He was very kind and answered all our questions, he told us a lot of interesting things about the monuments and Japan. The castle and the golden pavilon were better with him.




Hiroshi led us on a great tour. We learned so much from him and got way more out of our visits to these sites than we would have on our own.




Energetic, lovely and well prepared guide.




We loved this tour and particularly so because our guide Hiro was a truly lovely person who taught us a lot




Der Guide hat uns interessante Orte in Kyoto gezeigt, die wir alleine nicht gefunden hätten. Er hat uns kompetent über die Geschichte Kyotos/Japans informiert.

Tour Fee

  • US$89 per group

Cancellation Policy

8 or more days before tour date
No Cancellation Fee
2-7 days before tour date
20% Cancellation Fee
1 day before tour date
50% Cancellation Fee
On the tour date or If you do not send a cancellation contact
100% Cancellation Fee

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