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1-Day Kyoto & Nara Bus Tour (Round trip from Kyoto/with Lunch)

1-Day Kyoto & Nara Bus Tour (Round trip from Kyoto/with Lunch)


Tour Feature

This tour features a visit to a World Heritage site as well as a number of popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Nara. Visit Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine - World Heritage Sites. Also visit Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nara Park.


Tour Schedule


8:30 AM AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (Kyoto Sta. Hachijo Exit)


- Nijo Castle

- Kinkaku-ji Temple

- Kyoto Imperial Palace

 ※ When Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine.

- Lunch

- Todai-ji Temple(Great Buddha) in Nara Park

- Kasuga Taisha Shrine

※ The tour will not enter areas requiring admission.

- Nara Nagomikan   (Gift shop)

※ Location may be omitted due to business hours or traffic congestion.


6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Drop-off Service (Only Designated Locations in Kyoto)

  • Pricing

    $173.00 per person (Adult) / $153.00 per person (Child, age 6-11)

  • Dates

    • 1/6-3/14 : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
    • 3/15-11/30 : Daily
    • 12/1-12/30 : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 
  • Inclusions

    ・English-speaking guide

    ・Admission fees and transportation costs


  • Exclusions

    ・Trip insurance

    ・Transportation to tour pick-up location (if needed)

    ・Personal expenses such as buying souvenirs


  • Cancellation Policy


    Time of Cancellation

    Cancellation Charges

    No show/Cancellation after the tour has left


    The day of the tour (before start time)


    4 days to 1 day before the tour


    10 days to 5 days before the day of the tour


  • Important Notes (Remarks)

    [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.

    [Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]

    The Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed on the following days. As such, the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead.

    (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event)

    The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on January 25 and October 25.

    Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.

    Participants will walk from the parking lot to Todai-ji Temple (about 15 min one-way). Thank you for your understanding. Please inform us at the time of booking if any person in your group is using crutches or a wheelchair, or has a chronic illness that makes it difficult to walk for long distances.

    At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour does not include entrance to areas requiring admission.

    Nara Nagomikan may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.

    Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour or Kyoto Maiko Dinner is not possible.

    During the Gion Festival (Sakimatsuri, July 15 - 16), drop-off service to Karasuma Kyoto Hotel and Hotel Nikko Princess Kyoto will be unavailable due to traffic restrictions.

    The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.

    Seats may not be designated.

    Depending on the number of participants, a sedan or taxi van may be used instead.

    [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 (tour code: GU1006N1S). The 'without lunch' plan provides customers with free time to eat on their own in the Kyoto Station area.

  • Photo Credits

    ©Miyabi Kyoto Kanko Taxi

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