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Kyoto: Bus Day Trip Through Kyoto and Nara with Lunch

Kyoto: Bus Day Trip Through Kyoto and Nara with Lunch

From US$ 79.15 per person

Explore western Japan on this day trip through Kyoto and Nara. Board a bus, explore the serene nature of Arashiyama, stroll the gardens of Kyoto's UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji, and enjoy feeding polite deer in Nara Park.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Visit the gorgeous golden Kinkaku-ji and its immaculate original gardens
  • Explore the serene nature of Arashiyama
  • Walk through Nara Park and feed the wild deer
Full description
Start your journey with a train ride from JR Kyoto Station to Arashiyama, accompanied by your expert guide. The bamboo grove of Arashiyama has been a popular nature-viewing destination since the Heian Period. Take a stroll through the cool Sagano Bamboo Forest and listen to the distinct rustle of bamboo leaves as you walk. Later, drive through Kyoto proper and arrive at Kinkaku-ji: the Golden Pavilion. Admire picturesque views of the grand temple reflected in the mirror-like pond it overlooks, and then wander through the sprawling garden that has retained its original design from the 14th century. After Kinkaku-ji, board your bus again and head south to Nara. Take a short walk through Nara Park, famous for the 1,200 or so wild deer that live freely within the park. These deer are famously very friendly, and allow visitors to feed them by hand. Within Nara Park you will find the Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your tour guide will give you your train ticket to then go back to Kyoto Station.
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Round-trip train ticket to and from Kyoto Station
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Leaflet of detailed itinerary and tour point description
  • Beef shabu shabu lunch or buffet lunch (depending on option chosen)
  • Kinkakuji Temple entrance ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

You will leave JR Kyoto Station together with the tour guide. Please make sure to be arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time (09:05 am)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infants (0-2 years old) can participate in this tour for free (no seat or meal provided)
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Product ID: 390473