in Higashiyama-ku Chaya-machi, Nijo-dori Horikawa, Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, Kita-ku Kinkaku-ji-cho, Arashiyama, 68 Fukakusa Yabu-no-uchi-cho, Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

Higashiyama-ku Chaya-machi, Nijo-dori Horikawa, Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, Kita-ku Kinkaku-ji-cho, Arashiyama, 68 Fukakusa Yabu-no-uchi-cho, Kyoto, Japan

146.51 USD

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11 hrs

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  • Discover the World Heritage-listed Kyoto and visit the must-see sights in a day!  Travel on an air-conditioned coach on this 9 to 11-hour tour and get the chance to visit,

    Kiyomizu-Dera temple,

    Sanju-san-gen-do Temple,

    Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine -Senbon Torii-,

    Arashiyama and more.

  • Around:
    • Higashiyama-ku Chaya-machi
    • Nijo-dori Horikawa
    • Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku
    • Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
    • Kita-ku Kinkaku-ji-cho
    • Arashiyama
    • 68 Fukakusa Yabu-no-uchi-cho
    • Kyoto, Japan
  • Pickup: 1: Kyoto Avanti, 31 Higashikujō Nishisannōchō, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8003, Japan
    2: HOTEL VISCHIO OSAKA by GRANVIA, 2-chōme-4-番10号 Shibata, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0012, Japan

  • Artsy Historical & Heritage Tours
  • Artsy Cultural Tours
  • Trip icon Day Trips
  • Landmarks category Audio Guided Tours
  • Landmarks category Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 11 hrs

  • Price per person: $146.51
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages:

  • English-speaking guide.
    Air-conditioned vehicle.
    All Tax, Fees, and Handling charges.
    Lunch ( If selected).
    Audio Guides are covered in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai.
    WiFi on board.
    Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
    Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple.
    Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple.
    Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple.
    Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Gratuities.
    Food and drinks, unless Specified.
    Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture

Kiyomizu temple is one of the World Heritage Lists in Kyoto. Then It is the must-see temple in Kyoto. Please look at the panoramic view around Kyoto. Because it is located on the Higashiyama hill. Also it has longer history than capital of Kyoto. It was originally built in 778.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sanjusangendo Temple, 657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0941 Kyoto Prefecture

Sanju-san-gen-do temple is one of our recommended temples in Kyoto. Because you can find fantastic statues in main hall. Those are called One thousand One " Senju Kannon" statues. Also please enjoy the spectacular views with the line-up of Buddhist statues.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

Fushimi Inari Shrine is the most popular place in Kyoto currently. Because it has beautiful One thousand Torii gates. You can go through in the One thousand Torii gates. It is an unforgettable experience for you.

The inari shrines host the guardian gods for business success, well-being of the family, traffic safety and improvement in performing arts.

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Pass By: Toji, 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473 Kyoto Prefecture

We will pass Toji temple on the way to Arashiyama. You can find tallest wooden structure Five stories pagoda in Japan.

Stop At: Arashiyama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007 Kyoto Prefecture

We will take lunch break in Arashiyama.

★Lunch info (If you choose our tour with lunch)

・Japanese style lunch with local foods

The main dish is chicken hot pot. If you prefer a Vegetarian/Halal certificated meal or have any serious food allergies, please let us know when you make a booking.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bamboo Forest Trail, Sagatenryuji Tateishicho, Ukyo -ku, Kyoto 616-8375 Kyoto Prefecture

We will go through the Bamboo forest trail to Tenryu-ji temple. Bamboo is all year green. Then the beauty is signature of Kyoto. Please bring your camera. Because there are photogenic places.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tenryuji Temple, 68 Saga Tenryuji Susukinobabacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8385 Kyoto Prefecture

Tenryu-ji temple is listed on the World Heritages in Kyoto. There are traditional Japanese garden. The design of the garden is unchanged more than 700 years. You can enjoy beautiful flowers and plants in each season.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture

Kinkan-ji temple was built in same era as Tenryu-ji temple. Also it is listed the world heritages either. The Golden pavilion is so magnificent covered with pure gold leaves. It is the symbol of Kyoto.

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Nijo Castle, 541 Nijo-jo-cho, Horikawa-nishi-iru, Nijo-jo-dori, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-8301 Kyoto Prefecture

We will pass Nijo Castle on the return way. It has important historic place in Japan. Because the Edo government return the political right to the emperor.

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Audio guidance in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, Russian.
Free Wi-Fi service available on the bus..
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Customers will walk include stairs and hills in each places.
Stroller accessible.
Near public transportation.
Infants must sit on laps.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Face masks provided for travelers.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Gear/equipment sanitized between use.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms.
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


4.7 stars, based on 49 reviews
Wayne S
Wayne S

Excellent one day tour of Kyoto attractions. Covered the main must see shrines and temples. Well guided and very informative.

Jessica G
Jessica G

A fantastic day out and a must do if you Do not have a lot of time to spend in Kyoto. The tour covers all main sights and our guide Hiromi was great, very knowledgeable and kept the tour on track all day. I would really recommend taking the lunch option, very good food.


Japan Panaromic Tours is great. Our tour guide Lanny is the best! Amazing Temple, shrine, bamboo forest and good for shopping souvenirs. I love Kyoto. Can't wait to go back and see more amazing places.

sheryl t
sheryl t

Our tour guide in the person of Ms. Lanny is very entertaining. She is very informative despite the fact that she came from Indonesia. She speaks eloquently.


In one day, visited all the Temples and Shrines. Highly recommended.
Best use of your time.
Lanny San was excellent, explaining all the quirky things about the places which we visited, Japanesse and Kyoto’s culture and customaries, another places and attractions in Kyoto.
We are glad to take this tour as our first day in Kyoto so we have few tips to follow through for today.


An awesome tour made even more amazing by our tour guide Shasha of Japan Panoramic Tour. All mentioned attractions in the package visited. No wasted time. Shasha was excellent!


The shrines and temples of Kyoto are some of the most beautiful I've seen. The tour bus was comfortable and filled with many like minded travelers. The drawback was that the tour guide did not give the rich history of the sites we were visiting.

Subashini N
Subashini N

This tour is fast paced and amazing. It gives you a taste of the cultural Japan and offers the opportunity to see many iconic Kyoto spots in 1 day.


Tour guide kept us on time. A lot of walking and stair climbing. If you keep track of “steps” we logged in over 21,000 or about 16 km.
Had enough time at most of the temples/shrines. Lunch was good- hot bowl. My favorite site was the Golden Temple.

Jens H
Jens H

This Japan Panoramic Tours day trip was all you can possibly expect. The guide was highly professional and you got reasonable time at the four main sites visited. In truth I am no fan of such organized tours, but for Kyoto, where sites are scattered around a big city, this a the best possible option. The guide (a naturalized Tunesian) was super professional. Highest marks indeed. The only problem - admitted by the guide – was, at all the sites visited, the absolutely enormous number of tourists, most of which seemed to have no idea why they were there except for wanting to take "selfies". But that is nothing you can blame JPT or the guide for. I am glad I took this tour. There is no way you could have "covered Kyoto like that" in a single day on your own!

Alice H
Alice H

The tour guide was very good. The lunch was great. We were able to see a number of temples/shrines without worrying how to get to them.


The tour started a bit late due to traffic from Osaka to Kyoto, but we managed to catch up and visited all the places on offer and I didn't find each visit to be either too short or too long. Lunch was nice and Lanny, the tour guide, is excellent and she's got a great rapport with everyone. I managed to take photos of all the sites with the exception at The Inari gates. It was a bit of a let down because there's just too many people from both direction and it's not the tour's fault at all. Thumbs up guys


This tour was great. Seeing the Torii gates and bamboos was wonderful. Our guide, Jun, is superb. He went out of the way to help us and explain the little nuances of Japanese culture. Highly recommended!!

Jill M
Jill M

This was a fun tour and I felt I saw the high points of Kyoto, for sure. Sami, our guide, was friendly and knowledgeable and gave good tips on where to get good photos, etc. On any tour there are going to be places you wish you'd had more time, but that's the trade-off with getting to see so many things. Also, just fwiw, as a solo traveler I felt very comfortable on the tour.

Do be aware that 80° F in Kyoto is HOT. There are a lot of un-shaded parts of the tour and I did wish I had brought a hat.

Louise C
Louise C

I enjoyed every minute of my day. Perfect timing to experience so much in one day. George our guide was very knowledgeable.and the Japanese lunch was yummy.

Yee T
Yee T

Main attractions tick.
Make sure you bring enough water and go to toilets at attractions - there’s no stopping for anyone.

Abdullah A
Abdullah A

We really enjoyed the tour!! Its was kinda a hot rain weather, lots of walking and good places we went

Paula W
Paula W

The tour was jam packed and full to the brim with amazing temples and shrines. Our guide was June and he was fun and jnowledgeable about all things old and new about Japanese culture. I would recommend this rour to anyone who wants to see to see the world heritage sites in one day although don't go in the summer as it was dreadfully hot and by the end of the day we were shattered and exhausted...the aircon on the bus was a God send!!!


Great itinerary , exact sites I had been wanting to visit in Kyoto . It probably is the best itinerary to see

Jason M
Jason M

We can thank yurika enough, we had the best time, although is long day and a lot of walking we got to see so much and learn a lot from our warm and friendly guide yurika, thanks 🙏 and highly recommended this tour


Very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Lots of information. May is the perfect time to visit


Fantastic tour. Covers so many wonderful things in kyoto. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. Lunch was delicious. Well organised.


Eureka was our tour guide and she showed us her favorite spots to visit in Kyoto! We had such a great time!

Elsie K
Elsie K

Our first day in Kyoto was such a disappointment on our own as we were a bit disoriented, there were huge crowds and we got to see nothing memorable. This tour the next day salvaged it all. A lot of walking to get to the individual sites, but so worth it. Would recommend to anyone with not much time to spend in this magical place


Nice tour on April, we got on the planned schedule, tour guides very good Joshi and Haruna, good english and very knowledgeable, very attentive and passionate about this job, caring about r the tourists, and make a good, interesting and funny environment.
Thank u guys, see u next time

Christina T
Christina T

Great way to see some of the prime sites in Kyoto! And our guide Lanny was both well spoken and funny. Thank you!

Elaine W
Elaine W

This tour is just a money spinner for the tour company . You spend all day on the bus and not enough time at any sight . We got ten minutes at the Bamboo Forest and over an hour for lunch . The main temple we visited was covered in scaffolding and will be for up to 2 years . Tour guide was from Hong Kong and couldn’t answer loads of questions about local customs etc . A lot of people were angry on the bus as we could have seen more if we did it ourselves

Abby Logan
Abby Logan

Be sure to follow the meeting point instructions and definitely choose the lunch option. It was delicious and all ready for us by the time we arrived. The sights selected are the main highlights of Kyoto. I felt the time at the Fushimi Inari shrine was short, but if you give yourself an extra day or two to explore further, this trip is worth it. The guide was informative but not overwhelming with information.


The transportation is conenvient. The sites selected are incredible. However, would appreciate the tour more if there was more an explanation, as well as historical and cultural context provided. Otherwise, it is more of a method of transportation around far flung sites. It would also be more enjoyable if more time was provided for perusing the various food and gift stalls around the sites that seem very appealing, but don’t quiet have enough time for. I understand that the schedule is tight, but maybe the tour can be reconfigured to accommodate that. The bus was very comfortable.

Shuab P
Shuab P

This is an ideal tour if you have limited time. It ticks the boxes of the famous temples plus a couple more hidden ones which is excellent. Sami, our tour guide was very well organised and planned our day beautifully. My only minor criticism is that the lunch was of a poor standard. Thank you for this tour!

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