Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour


General information

Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour

Tour points

  • Visiting the most famous sightseeing spots including World Heritage sites in Kyoto and Nara!
  • Participants will surely enjoy this tour which takes an efficient trip around two historical cities.
  • This is Sunrise Tours’ most popular course in western Japan.
  • After the tour, participants will be dropped off at the following locations: Kyoto Hotel Okura, Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto (*limited to staying guests), Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Sunrise Tours Desk in Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit), Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, Kyoto Hotel Tokyu, ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, Kyoto Tower (Kyoto Station Karasuma Exit)


Time Contents
830Depart from Avanti's Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)
 Nijo Castle
 Kyoto Imperial Palace
*When Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.
 Meal Break
*Lunch is available as an option
(90min)Move to Nara from Kyoto
(60min)Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) Nara Park
 Kasuga Taisha Shrine
 Nara Nagomikan (Gift Shop)

1830-1900Drop-off Service After Kyoto Station, participants will be dropped off at their hotels.

Tour details

Minimum Participants1 person
Tour type1 Day Bus Tour
Tour time11 hours
Pick up locationsAVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk ( from Kyoto)
Drop off locationsDesignated Hotel ( from Kyoto)
Plannning CompanyJTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc.
MealsLunch plan available
Meal optionsVegetarian option available for Lunch plan


  • [Reception Method]
    At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
    [Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
    - If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
    - To prevent infection, please participate wearing face masks.
    - On the day of the tour, a health check and temperature screening will be conducted. Those with a temperature of 37.5 and above as well as those who do not feel well may not be allowed to participate.
    - The above are subject to change depending on the infection status. Please be sure to follow the guide's instructions.
    Please check the following for the most up-to-date information.
    [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
    The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to visitors on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead. If the closed day falls on the 25th, the tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple. (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event)
    Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
    After sightseeing at Kyoto Imperial Palace, the bus will stop by the lunch venue for the 1-day tour. After that, participants will be dropped off at Kyoto Station.
    The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
    Seats may not be designated.
    [Bus Company]
    Teisan Kanko Bus Co., Ltd. (in general); Yasaka Sightseeing Bus Co., Ltd.; Yuai Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Toh-ho-kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; Kyoto Kanko Bus Co., Ltd.; or Senriyama Bus Co., Ltd.
    *In general, Teisan Kanko Bus will be used.
    If otherwise, it will be specified in the final itinerary.
    *Depending on the number of tour participants, transportation to be used may be other than a large bus (mid-size bus, small bus), a hired car (van, minivan - MK Co., Ltd. or Yasaka Group), or a taxi.
    Standard transportation for approximate number of customers:
    - Large bus: around 26 people or more
    - Mid-size bus: around 11-25 people
    - Small bus: around 9-10 people
    - Van (hired car): around 5-8 people
    - Minivan (hired car): around 3-4 people
    - Taxi: around 1-2 people
    [Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
    A set menu meal will be served for lunch. For those who would like a vegetarian meal, please make sure to inform us at the time of reservation. If requests are not provided in advance, same-day changes cannot be accepted. Halal, gluten-free, and other meal requests are not available. For those that don't require lunch, please make a booking for the 'without lunch' plan. The 'without lunch' plan provides customers with free time to eat on their own in the Kyoto Station area. 

*Updated: as of Dec 2020. The itineraries may change without notice.