Enjoy historic and contemporary, shrines and buildings!
Tourists who come to Kyoto from all over the world pass-by Kyoto Station. Little do they know must-see spots are near the station too, Higashihonganji and Nishihonganji. Seen in the Michelin handbook, feel the history and see the beautiful wooden architecture.
This tour also shows you the charm of Kyoto Station! Packed with sweets stores, ramen, and an observatory deck, you can surely spend a day here. Kyoto station is famous for its modern, trendy architecture, so you can feel both the historic and modern in a day!
To make the most of every minute in Kyoto, why don't you join a tour on the day arrive or just before you leave?
・Efficiently visit popular spots around Kyoto
・Visit a huge temple for free
・Eat delicious vegetables in a hidden spot
・Enjoy the night view of Kyoto Station
・Higashihongaji: A one star on Michelin Green Guide, this is the world's largest wooden temple! Take some time to relax here. There are interesting spots to see, such as "Kezuna," made from one's hair used during the construction.
・Nishihonganji: A world heritage site, often called as "Onishisan." In fact, there is a hostility to the history of Nishihonganji... What happened here? Enjoy the history as you take a walk around the temple.
・BANISTER CAFE KYOTO: Located under a gaurd-rail, yet a quiet stylish cafe. Try some Toraja Coffee and authentic bread from kiln stone. Recommended is the burger where you can taste "Kyo-yasai" (Kyoto Vegetables)!
・Giontsujiri kyotoekihachijoguchi-ten: Founded in 1860, this is a Uji tea speciality store representative of Kyoto. In recent years it serves ice cream, parfaits etc. and has become highly popular to young women! Brownies, just the right sweetness, make great souvenirs!
・Kyoto Station: Graphical illumination: a popular spot for tourists! This is a grand illumination at the staircase of the station. There are many variations of illumintations all representing Kyoto's popular tourist spots. You can spend hours admiring the iilumination!
・Kyoto Masutani: Ramen in rich soy sauce soup, based on chicken broth. This authentic taste of Kyoto, loved by the people of Kyoto, will make you wanting more!!!
・Kyoto Station Air Route: A place where you can see Kyoto Tower and the city! You may feel some oddness when looking at this view. That is, there are no skyscrapers or high-rise buildings in this highly populated city! Come and see this protected, historical landscape.
・Please wear confortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・Lunch (dinner) spot is included
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2,000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
Central Exit Kyoto Station (Karasuma Gate), infront of Bus Center