Kyoto Regular Tour Bus with Special Features & Discounts! ・ Daily departure from the front of Kyoto Station!! ・ Enjoy the scenery through the bus window while traveling. ・ An auto guidance system in four languages (English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Korean!) facilitates your relaxed sightseeing (The GPS-based system feeds you with auto guidance on 'must see' spots through the earphone in coordination with the bus travel.Only Japanese-speaking guide available. ・ A reasonable set price including bus fare & admission fees! ・ Group discount is available for a group of four or more. * It is also possible that guidance may only be provided in Japanese due to vehicle-related reasons.

  • Kyoto’s Best 3 Tourist Attractions(AW)
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple & Stroll around Higashiyama(XW)
  • Gion Maiko Show, Kyoto Cuisine & Night View
Kyoto Regular Tour Bus with Special Features & Discounts!
・Daily departure from the front of Kyoto Station!! ・ Enjoy the scenery through the bus window while traveling.
・ An auto guidance system in three languages (Chinese, English and Korean!) facilitates your relaxed sightseeing (The GPS-based system feeds you with auto guidance on 'must see' spots through the earphone in coordination with the bus travel.Only Japanese-speaking guide available.)
・ A reasonable set price including bus fare & admission fees!
・ Group discounts are available for groups of four or more people!
* It is also possible that guidance may only be provided in Japanese due to vehicle-related reasons.

Kyoto’s Best 3 Tourist Attractions | Kinkaku-ji Temple and Stroll around Higashiyama | Gion Maiko Show, Kyoto Cuisine and Night View

Kyoto’s Best 3 Tourist Attractions

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The most popular course covering famous tourist spots.
Recommended for the first-time visitors to Kyoto.

  • Kinkaku-ji Temple
  • Kiyomizu-dera-ji Temple
  • Ginkaku-Temple
  • In operation every day
Fees Adults:  5,200yen Children: 2,850yen
Group discount  Adults:  4,810yen Children: 2,660yen
Departs from: Karasuma Exit, JR Kyoto Station
Departure time:  9:00
 10:30
* 11:30
Tour time: Approx. 4.5 - 5 hours

*Service at 11:30 is in operation only on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Exception: 12/31-1/4 In operation every day, 1/5-2/28 No operation

Kyoto Half-day Tour Make a Reservation
Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji Temple

This temple, with its formal name “Rokuon-ji”, is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto and has been placed on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. This temple was resided by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the third Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, and was turned into a Zen temple after his death. Rokuon-ji is represented by the shiny building of “Kinkaku” (a reliquary hall). The gold foils that are attached to the second and third tiers of this building form the origin of the temple’s common name.
The temple burned down in 1950 due to an accidental fire, based on which event two pieces of literature were created: “Kinkaku-ji” by Yukio Mishima, and “Kinkaku Enjo” by Tsutomu Mizukami. The temple was reconstructed in 1955. The beautiful nature-based garden must also be seen, comprising the Ryumon falls with fresh water spray, Sekka-tei, an aesthetic tea ceremony room with the thatched roof, and so on.
Kiyomizu-dera-ji Temple

Kiyomizu-dera-ji Temple

Kiyomizu-dera is a highly popular temple. The main building is particularly famous for its “Kiyomizu no Butai (a stage of Kiyomizu)”, which is supported with 139 pillars on a cliff. Not a single nail has been used in joining these pillars. There is a Japanese saying, “I will jump out of the Kiyomizu no Butai and do xxx”, which signifies daring to do something extreme. The stage commands the whole city of Kyoto.
Below the stage is the Otowa falls. The water that flows out of the mountains behind has been known since ancient days as spiritual water with healing effects, and is the origin of the temple’s name “Kiyomizu”, or pure water.
Ginkaku-Temple

Ginkaku-Temple

Ginkaku-ji is located at the foot of Higashiyama. Just like Kinkaku-ji, this too has been placed on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Ginkaku-ji was established as a mountain villa in 1482 by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the eighth Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate and the grandson of Yoshimitsu. There is a theory that silver decoration had been planned for the Ginkaku building (a Kannon hall), following suit with Kinkaku, but this became impossible due to shortage of funds. Unlike the gorgeous Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji is filled with the taste of “wabi” and “sabi” (elegant rusticity and quiet simplicity), from which visitors can feel austere nobleness. Yoshimasa spent his retired life inviting the first-class cultural people and pursuing artistic activities such as the tea ceremony and flower arrangement. In addition to the Kannon hall, the temple has many other interesting spots, such as Togu-do, known for the oldest Shoin-style building in Japan, the elegant garden, etc.
Learn more about the Kyoto Half-day Tour!
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Kinkaku-ji Temple and Stroll around Higashiyama

An afternoon tour that takes in some of Kyoto’s best known sights. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the souvenir-store-lined streets of Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka.
Sightseeing time at Kodai-ji Temple is included in walking time.

  • Kinkaku-ji Temple
  • Kiyomizu-dera-ji Temple
  • Strolling Higashiyama
  • kodaiji-Temple
  • In operation every day
    *From Kiyomizu-dera temple to Kodai-ji temple, please walk on your own and enjoy a Higashiyama stroll.
Fees Adults:  4,570yen Children: 2,240yen
Group discount  Adults:  4,180yen Children: 2,060yen
Departs from: Karasuma Exit, JR Kyoto Station
Departure time: 12:30
Tour time: Approx. 4.5 hours
Kinkaku-ji Temple & Stroll around Higashiyama Make a Reservation
Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji Temple

This temple, with its formal name “Rokuon-ji”, is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto and has been placed on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. This temple was resided by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the third Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, and was turned into a Zen temple after his death. Rokuon-ji is represented by the shiny building of “Kinkaku” (a reliquary hall). The gold foils that are attached to the second and third tiers of this building form the origin of the temple’s common name.
The temple burned down in 1950 due to an accidental fire, based on which event two pieces of literature were created: “Kinkaku-ji” by Yukio Mishima, and “Kinkaku Enjo” by Tsutomu Mizukami. The temple was reconstructed in 1955. The beautiful nature-based garden must also be seen, comprising the Ryumon falls with fresh water spray, Sekka-tei, an aesthetic tea ceremony room with the thatched roof, and so on.
Kiyomizu-dera-ji Temple

Kiyomizu-dera-ji Temple

Kiyomizu-dera is a highly popular temple. The main building is particularly famous for its “Kiyomizu no Butai (a stage of Kiyomizu)”, which is supported with 139 pillars on a cliff. Not a single nail has been used in joining these pillars. There is a Japanese saying, “I will jump out of the Kiyomizu no Butai and do xxx”, which signifies daring to do something extreme. The stage commands the whole city of Kyoto.
Below the stage is the Otowa falls. The water that flows out of the mountains behind has been known since ancient days as spiritual water with healing effects, and is the origin of the temple’s name “Kiyomizu”, or pure water.
nene

higashiyama

The stone paved approach to Kiyomizu-dera temple that stretches from Kiyomizuzaka all the way up to Kodai-ji temple is called "Ninenzaka" and "Sannenzaka." The stone pavement extends all the way to Kodai-ji temple, taking visitors through a charming old-style cityscape. Japanese sweets shops and souvenir shops line the way, and the area is alive with energetic tourists.
*Visitors enjoy a Higashiyama stroll from Kiyomizu-dera temple to Kodai-ji temple.
kodaiji-Temple

Kodaiji-Temple

Nene, the wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, established this temple as a memorial for her deceased husband. The garden spread out around a central pond is absolutely magnificent and offers beautiful views that are different for each season, including autumn leaves and cherry blossom flowers. Buildings with interesting features like "Garyoro" which resembles a curving dragon's back and "Kasa-tei" with a ceiling that looks like an umbrella are also fun to see.
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Gion Maiko Show, Kyoto Cuisine and Night View
Kyoto cuisine, Gion Corner, night views from top of Mt. Higashiyama
A popular tour that gives you a chance to try traditional Kyoto cuisine and see the city by night. You’ll also see a traditional Kyo-mai dance performed by maiko (trainee geisha) at Gion Corner and take in panoramic night views from the top of Mt. Higashiyama.
*Night View (Higashiyama peak) is only in the period of 12/24-3/20

  • kyotocuisine
  • gioncorner
  • nightview *Night View (Higashiyama peak) is only in the period of 12/24-3/20
  • 10/1-11/28, 3/13-20 In operation every day
    12/5-3/8 In operation Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays
    Exception: 11/22-24, 12/29-1/3 No operation
    *The "Night View" may be altered to a nighttime drive through the city depending on weather and traffic conditions.
    After the NS course, the bus will stop at the following hotels: Kyoto Tokyu Hotel, Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto, Hotel Keihan Kyoto, New Miyako Hotel Kyoto, each hotel in front of Kyoto Station (stopping off at Kyoto Station Karasuma Entrance)
Fees Adults:  8,120yen Children: 5,910yen
Group discount  Adults:  7,860yen Children: 5,780yen
Departs from: Karasuma Exit, JR Kyoto Station
Departure time: 17:00
(11/15-12/7, 3/6-15 16:50)
Tour time: Approx. 4 hours
A Quick Look around Kyoto Make a Reservation
kyotocuisine

kyotocuisine

Kyoto is surrounded by mountains, making it difficult to obtain a variety of seafood. That is why the ability to work with the few ingredients available and master an array of extremely involved techniques in order to make extravagantly delicious cuisine is considered the traditional measure of a Kyoto cook's skill. Kyoto cuisine is famous for delicate flavors that highlight the natural essence of the ingredients and beautiful serving displays that dazzle the eye.
gioncorner

gioncorner

Set in the central Gion, this is a place where visitors can enjoy watching traditional performing arts like Kyoto style dances performed by maiko as well as Kyogen plays, Gagaku musical performances, and tea ceremonies. There is also a maiko gallery displaying items traditionally used by maiko like floral hairpins and a souvenir shop.
higashiyama

nightview

*Night View (Higashiyama peak) is only in the period of 12/24-3/20
Enjoy an expansive night view of the Kyoto cityscape from Higashiyama's peak. Kyoto's lack of skyscrapers makes this nighttime scenery look like a sparkling ocean of lights spans the mountain backdrop.
*The "Night View" may be altered to a nighttime drive through the city depending on weather and traffic conditions.
The Kyoto Regular Tour Bus provides many other thematic course services. For details, please see the brochure available on the right (please note that explanation is only provided in Japanese, except for the Kyoto Half-day Tour and A Quick Look around Kyoto).Go to the digital brochure
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