Self Guided Adventure


Kyoto City of Culture (Group Tour Add-On)

3 Nights: from US$1170 per person (twin share) Trip Code: AOKCCC

Extend your Japan trip with three nights in Kyoto City, home to dazzling temples, traditional gardens and geisha teahouses. Read more >

After your Small Group Tour A Northern Soul finishes in Tokyo, why not extend your time in Japan with a self-guided trip to Kyoto?

This add-on module will see you travelling independently from Tokyo to Kyoto for three nights. Kyoto is Japan's cultural heart. Once the seat of the Emperor and the capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, the city is dotted with spectacular temples and shrines. In addition you'll find quintessential Japanese gardens, kimono merchants, traditional craft shops and geisha girls amid a bustling city home to some 1.5 million people.

We won't leave you totally alone to navigate all of that though! On your first full day we've included the services of a local professional guide who'll escort you beyond the inevitable crowds to some secret beauty spots. The guide will explain Kyoto's refined culture and exquisite food scene that's quite unlike the rest of Japan.

On your final morning, we'll arrange a shared shuttle bus to take you to the nearest international airport, Osaka Kansai, for your flight home. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to return to Tokyo and fly home from either Tokyo Narita or Tokyo Haneda Airports we can arrange a different transfer. Please contact us for this additional cost.

This extension package is designed to be bolted on to one of our Small Group Tours. It works best when combined with A Northern Soul. Please note that the extension is Self-Guided. This means you will not be travelling in a group or with a tour leader, but full instructions including details of your journeys and directions to your accommodation will be included in your complimentary InsideJapan Tours' Info-Pack.

At a glance

What's Included

What's included

  • Three nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast every day
  • Bullet train tickets from Tokyo to Kyoto
  • Airport transfer to Osaka Kansai Airport at the end of your trip
  • Full day with a private guide in Kyoto
  • Evening group walking tour of the Gion geisha district
  • Your personalised InsideJapan Info-Pack

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Local transport (buses, subways, taxis) at any destinations
  • Any entrance fees including those for shrines, temples and museums
  • Baggage handling - you will be expected to carry your own bags for the duration of the trip

Trip Highlights

  • Speed west on the bullet train between Tokyo and Kyoto
  • Visit Kyoto's famous Golden Pavilion and Kiyomizu-dera temple
  • Explore Nishiki food market known as “Kyoto's kitchen”
  • Spend a day with a local professional guide to get to grips with Kyoto culture
  • Join a group walking tour of the Gion geisha district
  • Shop for traditional crafts and vintage kimono in downtown Kyoto

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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Kyoto City of Culture (Group Tour Add-On) - 4 Days

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