Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto
Spend the day exploring the many highlights of Japan's old capital.
At 08:55am you will be picked up for your Kyoto Morning Tour operated by Sunrise Tours. Your English speaking local guide will take you by bus to Nijo Castle, the Golden Pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace and will terminate at the Kyoto Station.
In the afternoon, board a local bus number 100 or 206 (15 min - 230 yen) to Kiyomizu Temple. Get off the bus at the stop called Gojo-zaka or Kiyomizu-michi. Take the entertaining 10 minute walk to the temple past the many souvenir and craft stops. From Kiyomizu's famous giant wooden verandah, you can see a spectacular panoramic view of Kyoto. Its main hall is entirely constructed of wood and supported by huge columns and beams without the use of a single nail, screw or bolt.
In the evening, you may like to try one of the many restaurants surrouding Kyoto Station.
Stay: New Miyako (Main) Hotel - 2/3