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Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

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    You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Kyoto at 9am and first head to Nijo Castle where you will spend approximately 60 minutes exploring. The Nijo Castle was the residence of the Shogun when they visited Kyoto on special occasions. The castle was completed by Tokugawa Iemitsu in the early 17th century. It is famous for gorgeous paintings screens and works of art favored by the Samurai class, also marks the event when the last Shogun returned the governing power to the Emperor. The second stop will be the Kinkaku-ji Temple, which was built by the third shogun of the Ashikaga clan in the 14th century. It is famous as ""Golden Pavilion"" because of its gorgeous gildings. The shape of this building is reflected on the surface of the pond in the front, creating a picturesque view. You can enjoy the view of the palace all four seasons of the year.

    Along with Nijo castle, the Kinkaku-ji Temple is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

    After visiting these amazing sights, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Kyoto at around 1pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Kyoto
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 1pm
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Admission fee(Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion)
    • Entry/Admission - Nijo Castle
    Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Transportation to/from attractions(both customer and guide)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

    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,...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank NCMH
    Reviewed 1 March 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...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank AmyT2901221609
    Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    Thank Sydney1981
    Reviewed 29 October 2017

    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,...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank kauai-dog
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