City Center tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

544971


Categories

Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Nijo Castle, Kitano Shrine, Old Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Gion


This Private tour includes Emperor and Shogun related buildings such as Old Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle and Heian Shrine.
We start the tour with Nijo Castle which was built by Shogun Tokugawa in 1603.
The Shogun is the title given by Emperor to a warlord who ruled over Japan.
This Castle is for the Shogun to stay when he came up to Kyoto Edo.
Shogun lived in Edo which is the old name of Tokyo.
The Old Emperial Palace is located just 1 km northeast of Nijo Castle where Emperors lived for 5 centuries.
Now that this Palace is open for public by Government, entry here is free.
Kitano Shrine is in the north of Nijo Castle.
This is the Shinto shrine to enshrine a famous Sugawara Michizane who was a scholar lived in 10th century.

Although Shogun lived and had government in Edo (old name of Tokyo), he needed a castle in Kyoto to stay and control west Japan.

Itinerary

09:30 start
09:50 - 11:30 Nijo Castle
11:40 - 12:40 Old Imperial Palace
12:00 - 13:00 lunch
13:10 - 14:00 Heian Shrine
14:20 - 15:00 Shogunzuka
15:30 end up

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

Transportation

Toyota Alphard 2017
a luxury minivan up to 5 persons

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3000 JPY - admission fees

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs

Private tour guide Naoki

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