Nara + Uji, Full Day
Depart from Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo
Walk to Kyoto Station.
The morning portion of this tour is a walking tour, not a bus tour. Please participate in shoes which are easy to walk in. The afternoon portion of the tour will be a bus tour.
Uji Bridge is thought to have been originally built sometime in the 7th century and is counted among the oldest bridges in Japan. A small protrusion off one side of the bridge known as san-no-ma offers great views.
Walk around this park which is built on a sandbar in the middle of the river.
The tour may be unable to drop by Nakanoshima Park in case of high-water level in the Uji River, etc.
Tea Ceremony Experience at Taihoan
Experience an authentic tea ceremony in the famous tea town of Uji.
Built near the end of the Heian Era, this temple houses a Buddha statue and other images, and is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The temple is registered on the World Heritage List as a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. An image of this temple's Phoenix Hall is featured on the 10-yen coin.
From Uji Station to Kyoto Station (20 min)
(JR Rapid/Local, non-reserved seating)
Walk to New Miyako Hotel
Lunch (Western-style menu)
Depart from New Miyako Hotel
Transportation for the Nara sightseeing will be by bus.
From Kyoto to Nara (90 min)
Head to Nara via Keinawa Expressway
Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) / Nara Park
A World Heritage site. This is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structures. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold.
Kasuga Taisha Shrine
This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers.
At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
18:30 - 19:30
Depart from Hotel in Kyoto City
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.
English-speaking guide, Lunch, Other admission fees and transportation costs included in the tour