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Exploring the Nijo-jo Castle and its vicinity (Nijo-jinya or Kyoto Imperial Palace)

Tours by Location:  Kyoto City's Central Area (Kansai/Kyoto & vicinity)
Tour Features:
 It is a half day tour to stroll around to explore the Nijo-jo Castle, which is designated as one of the 17 component parts of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto and a world heritage site. The tour will let you familiarise with the feature of its architecture, gardens, history of the time along with Japanese Culture. Optionally if you choose to visit Nijo-jinya, used to be the Daimyo's lodgings with several Kara-kuri tricky structures (tricky settings to escape from the unexpected attacks), you may have an entirely different perspective regarding feudal lords of Japan. If you choose the Kyoto Imperial Palace, this is a part of the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, you will be able to appreciate one of the most sophisticated and attractive Japanese gardens in Kyoto as well as to have the honor of seeing the Imperial thrones, TAKAMIKURA and MICHO-DAI, placed at the Shishin-den Hall.

Tour Time 8:30-12:30 or 9:00-13:00
Dates of Operation Everyday
Meeting Place At the ticketing office of the Nijo-jo Castle
Duration Approximately 4hours
Tour Price JPY16,500- / per half a day tour / per two persons, up to ten people
Expenses not included in the Tour Price Transportation, lunch, admission
Itinerary 1-Nijo-jo Castle entrance, 2-Ninomaru-Goten Palace, 3-Ninomaru Garden, 4-Honmaru Palace, , 5-Castle Keep site, 6-Waraku-an (to taste a Matcha powdered green tea with Japanese traditional confectionary in a tea ceremony style)(depends on availability) 7-Seiryu-en Garden, 8- Nijo-jinya (depends on availability), or Kyoto Imperial Palace (depends on booking availability)
Guide's Name   Kiyomi GOTO (MS.)
Web site 作成中、電子メールか電話で連絡ください。
Language English (Guiding in Japanese is available)
Distance of the Route approximately 5 km
Reservations To make a reservation, send an email to the guide with 1) your name, 2) number of participants, 3) desired tour date, 4) name & phone number of your hotel in Japan (or your contact phone number).
[Mail] kguide3750@arrow.ocn.ne.jp
Guide's Cellphone Number (for Emergency) Notice of it at the booking.
Tour Terms & Conditions Apply at least 14 days before the tour starts. If not, check with the guide by email for availability. Guiding fee to be paid at the meeting spot by JPY cash. Insurance is not included in the tour price so please make sure to have your own travel insurance appropriate to your needs before joining the tour. The rest will follow the JGA terms and conditions.
Cancellation fees In case of cancellation, please notify the guide by email. If notified 7 days before the tour starts, there will be no cancellation charge. Otherwise, a 100 % cancellation fee is charged.
Notes Upon advance request, the guide may be able to alter a part of the itinerary to meet your preferences. Guide's admission and entrance fee are included in the tour price.
last update: 30 May 2022
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