Excursions in Kyoto
Its a tale of two cities for this epic walking tour of Nara and Kyoto. Explore these cities renowned for their beauty and historic architecture in one day, with a4.5km stroll through Nara in the morning and a 3.5km walk through Kyoto after lunch. This fascinating excursion includes return travel on the Kintetsu Express train to Nara.
Discover the real Kyoto on this half-day cycling tour. With a history spanning more than 1,200 years, the city streets have a lot to tell, so make like the locals and jump on a bike to discover it all. Start the day cycling along the Kamo River, taking in the views of the citys downtown and passing the wealth of traditional riverside restaurants. Call by the Heian-Jingu Shrine, built in 1894 to commemorate the 1,100 anniversary of the foundation of the former capital.
Time has stood still in Kyoto, which is packed with stunning historic and architectural gems, and this 3.5km walking tour will take you on an awe-inspiring journey into the past. The itinerary includes visits to temples, shrines and a cosy geisha quarters.
Discover the monumental but compact city of Nara, site of the legendary eight Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, with this enthralling half-day walking tour from Kyoto. See temples and parks whose beauty will leave you open-mouthed. Watch in awe as deer freely roam a primeval forest and pay homage to intricate pagodas.
Experience the temples, shrines and gardens that make Kyoto Japans cultural capital on this fascinating tour of the city. Founded as a capital more than 1,200 years ago, Kyoto developed as a centre of aristocratic culture, famous for its Zen gardens and geisha traditions.