Day trip

Kyoto: Top Highlights Full Day Trip

3.8 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

Kyoto: Top Highlights Full Day Trip

Activity provider: Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

From US$ 69.06 per person

Drive through Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto on a comfortable coach for a cultural-enriching full-day trip. Stop at the Fushimi Inari Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, and Arashiyama.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 8 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Japanese


7.5 hours
  • Kyoto Station

  • 10 minutes
  • Fushimi Inari Taisha (visit)

  • Kiyomizu-dera (visit, lunch)

  • Kinkaku-ji (visit)

  • Arashiyama (visit)

  • 30 minutes
  • Kyoto Station

Meeting point
Main stop
  • Explore Kyoto in the most convenient and comfortable way
  • See the famous vermillion gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Admire the gorgeous golden Kinkaku-ji and its immaculate well-preserved gardens
Full description
Visit some of Kyoto's most famous sites on this culture-focused day trip. Hop on board a comfortable coach and drive through Japan's ancient capital to see the brilliant Torii Gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu-Dera temple, and the golden pavilion of Kinkaku-Ji. Start the tour by discovering some of Kyoto's ancient historic sites which date back to the 6th-century. Get dropped off at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a Shinto shrine famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates. Spend time wandering the brilliant paths before heading to a restaurant for lunch. Here enjoy the chance to taste a  traditional Tofu set-course menu with Japanese tea. After lunch, head off to Kiyomizu-Dera, one of the most iconic temples in Japan. Spend ample time strolling through the temple. Walk across the impressive wooden stage, which juts out from the hillside and was constructed without the use of a single nail. Then, make a final stop at Kinkaku-Ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion due to the fact that it's covered in gold leaf. Wander through the immaculate gardens surrounding the temple, admiring the original Japanese designs that have been preserved since Ashikaga's time. In the late afternoon, get dropped off at Kyoto Station where your tour will end.
  • Local taxes
  • Round-trip bus fare (start from Fushimi-Inari)
  • Traditional Kyoto tofu dish (deluxe or standard)
  • Kinkakuji Temple entrance ticket
  • Kiyomizudera Temple entrance ticket
  • Leaflet with detailed itinerary and descriptions
  • Pick up and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • English-speaking tour conductor
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Japan. Please go to the 1st Floor Central Exit near Nippon Travel Agency. Look for the guide wearing the yellow attire with "LIMON" written on it. If you face any difficulties while going to the meeting point, you can access this link below (English, Chinese, Korean available). The emergency call center is available for contact 30 minutes before the departure time until 6:30 PM every day.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Infants (aged 0-2 years old) can participate in this tour for free (no seat or meal provided)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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November 13, 2019

I cannot write a review as we failed to meet a guide and our call to them went unanswered. We tried the 24/7 “helpline” and they were unable to get them either. I am waiting for an explanation.

November 1, 2019

Very friendly guide (Jewel). We were able to discover many monuments in a short time.

October 27, 2019

Product ID: 293665