Timeless Majesty: Kyoto Castle and Imperial Palace Exploration

  • Timeless Majesty: Kyoto Castle and Imperial Palace Exploration
  • Timeless Majesty: Kyoto Castle and Imperial Palace Exploration
  • Timeless Majesty: Kyoto Castle and Imperial Palace Exploration
  • Timeless Majesty: Kyoto Castle and Imperial Palace Exploration

Experience the dynamic interplay of samurai and imperial influence, and unlock the secrets of Japan's historical tapestry on this enlightening journey. Step into Nijo-jo Castle, an iconic existence of samurai, where the Ninomaru Palace showcases the shogun's might through magnificent masterpieces painted by the Kano School, a renowned professional artist group. Later, at Kyoto Imperial Palace, immerse yourself in the imperial elegance once inhabited by emperors. Our expert guide will reveal the intriguing history behind these iconic sites.

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Destination Nijo-jo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace
Period All season
Price 1 person  : 71,800 JPY
2 persons : 71,800 JPY
3 persons : 83,700 JPY
4 persons : 95,600 JPY
5 persons : 107,500 JPY
6 persons : 119,400 JPY
Number of Participants
Means of Transportation Public Transportation
Hotel Location Kyoto City
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

*All prices shown include tax.

Tour Guide




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    Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby.

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    Nijo-jo Castle

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    Kyoto Imperial Palace

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    Your guide will escort you back to your hotel, and the tour will conclude there.

    If you wish to conclude the tour at a different location, please consult with your guide.


Please note that certain facilities may have closures on specific dates or days of the week. Additionally, there might be unexpected closures without prior notice. In such cases, we will promptly communicate with you and arrange suitable alternatives for your visit.Please check the following information before making a reservation:i) Nijo-jo Castle: Closed on: December 29th to 31st ※1, Every Tuesday in January, July, August, and December, and also closed for viewing Ninomaru Goten on December 26th to 28th, and January 1st to 3rd. ii)Kyoto Imperial Palace: Closed on Mondays (if a national holiday falls on a Monday, it will be closed on the following day), year-end and New Year holidays (from December 28th to January 4th), days with events or other operational constraints, and during inclement weather.When using a taxi, there is a possibility that the group may need to split into multiple taxis depending on the number of participants.

Cancellation Policy

Introduction This page explains the cancellation policy for the Gold-Guide platform (hereinafter referred to as "the Platform"). Customers who request guided tour reservations on the Platform (hereinafter referred to as "Customers") and certified guide interpreters who provide services (hereinafter referred to as "Guides") may cancel or receive refunds, and/or compensation for reservations according to the following conditions. Cancellation Method To cancel a tour, select the desired guided tour from "Reservation History" on "My Page" and click the "Cancel" button in the "Reservation Details". (Please ensure that the cancellation is fully completed.) For cancellations made before the cancellation deadline, the full amount paid will be refunded. However, for cancellations made after the deadline, a cancellation fee as specified below will be deducted from the refund. *Customers do not need to perform any cancellation operations for cancellations due to events not subject to the cancellation fee as stated below. Please contact the assigned Guide for the reserved guided tour. Cancellation Fees Customers may cancel at any time by paying a cancellation fee, which will be deducted from the already received guided tour fee, and the refund will be processed accordingly. The cancellation fee applies to the total amount of the canceled guided tour fee. Counted from the guided tour date (based on Japan time): ・ More than 15 days prior: Free (full refund). ・ 14 to 7 days prior: 50%. ・ 6 to 3 days prior: 80%. ・ 2days to the tour date, on the tour date with notice, and no-show without prior notice: 100%. *If a different cancellation policy is set for a specific guided tour, that policy will apply. Please check the cancellation policy on the respective guided tour page for details. Exemption from Cancellation Fees (No customer cancellation required) 1. Guide's Convenience: If, for special reasons, the Guide cannot provide the service as agreed upon in the contract, the Guide will contact the Customer to cancel the contract. In such cases, no cancellation fee will apply, and the full guided tour fee will be refunded. 2. Force Majeure and Unforeseeable Circumstances: If the Guide determines that the contract cannot be fulfilled due to the following reasons, the cancellation fee will not apply, and the full guided tour fee will be refunded. Customers do not need to take any cancellation action and should contact the Guide for confirmation. The reasons include (but are not limited to): (a) Travel restrictions imposed by the Japanese government, region-specific epidemics, wars, civil unrest, strikes, abnormal weather conditions, earthquakes, natural disasters, or any events that make it unsafe or impossible to conduct the tour safely. (b) Inability to dock a ship, preventing participation in the reserved tour as a local sightseeing tour. (c) Significant flight cancellations or severe delays significantly affecting service provision, with no other means of transportation available to reach the destination. (d) Significant delays affecting service provision in public transportation (e.g., Shinkansen, trains) with no other means of transportation available to reach the destination. (e) Inability to enter the country due to entry restrictions issued by the Japanese government after making the reservation. (f) Death of any expected tour participants ortheir severe illnessor serious condition as proven by a medical diagnosis. ・ Example of situations that are not considered force majeure (and cancellation fees will apply) include: ・ Illness or injury of any expected tour participants, whether Customers or their accompanying participants, ・ Inclement weather that is not considered to significantly affect the provision of the guided tour ・ Changes in plans. ・ Customer's oversleeping Refund Method Refunds will be made to the credit card used during the reservation. The time for the refund to appear in the Customer's card balance may vary depending on each card company's regulations and processing time. For more details, please contact the card company. When the Customer requests a refund based on the cancellation policy, the Guide may request the Customer verification and/or document submission may be required to confirm that the Customer was could not receive the guided tour service as contracted. Customers can confirm with the Guide whether the event is considered unforeseeable and whether they can submit the necessary documents before canceling the reservation. Change to Cancellation Policy We reserve the right to change the cancellation policy at our discretion. Any changes will be promptly posted on the Platform Expenses Not Refunded Upon Cancellation Refunds will not be made for any expenses other than the amount paid through the Platform, including tickets or other items purchased by the Customer in advance. The same applies if the contract is cancelled due to the Guide's convenience. In such cases, expenses other than the amount paid through the Platform will not be refunded. Language This cancellation policy is written in Japanese as the official text. Even if a translation in English is provided for reference, the Japanese text alone shall have legal validity, and the English translation shall have no legal effect.