Kyoto – the land of traditional culture – is one of the most attractive destinations for Japan shore excursions. This Kyoto shore excursion will lead you to many cultural and religious places such as Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, and Kiyomizu-Dera Temple.

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Duration: 7 hours
Start/End: Kobe or Osaka port/Kobe or Osaka port
Highlights: Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Higashiyama District
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Kyoto shore excursions

  • Full Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion

English-Speaking-Guide waits with welcome-board and then take a scenic drive to Kyoto by chartered car.
The first place of your trip is Nijo-Jo Castle served as the residence of the first shogun from the Edo Period, then became the imperial palace, and finally open to the public as a historic site. The castle is famous for its elegant traditional Japanese architecture style and beautiful garden surrounding.


Before visiting the next place, have a walk to Kinkakuji Temple (the Golden Pavillion). This three-stories temple is built to overlook the large beautiful pond which in the middle standing an islet with two idyllic trees.


The next place is Kiyomizu-Dera Temple which has the name means Pure Water in English. This World Heritage Site is well-known for its wooden stage surrounding by a forest of cherry blossom and maple trees.

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

If time permits, the final place that Asia Shore Excursions provides in this Kyoto shore excursion is Higashiyama District. This district is the best place to get a glimpse of the ancient Kyoto where home to a plenty of wooden houses, local restaurants, and traditional merchant shops along the streets. Trip ends with a return back to Kyoto port.

Higashiyama District

Lunch en route (clients’ own account)

What’s Included?

  • Round trip transfer from Port in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee: Nijo-jo Castle, Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple

What’s Excluded?

  • Lunch
  • Other drinks
  • Tips & Other personal expenses