Kyoto Imperial Palace & Nijo Castle Small Group Guided Walking Tour - 3 Hour

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  • Discover two of Kyoto's amazing attractions with a warm and knowledgeable local guide by your side.
  • Step into the Kyoto Imperial Palace, once home to Japan's imperial family, and learn about its history.
  • Explore Nijo Castle on a guided tour to admire its exquisite feudal-era architecture.
  • Book at your convenience – we even welcome last-minute reservations!
  • Select from various start times that suit your schedule.
  • Relish the personal touch of a small group tour, limited to just 9 participants.
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About this activity

  • Location


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  • Trip type

    Half Day

  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Confirmation

    Instant Confirmation

  • Cancellation policy

    Free cancellation (before 24 hours)

Available Wednesday
The TripGuru Promise

The TripGuru Promise

  • Small Groups (max 5-9 people)
  • Awesome Local Guides
  • Curated Itineraries
  • Comfortable Private Cars
  • Solo Traveler Friendly
Small Groups

Small Groups

Small enough allowing you to explore each place independently, but big enough to create a fun social atmosphere. Average group size does not typically exceed 9 people – no busload trips or tourist traps!
Local Experts

Local Experts

Follow in the footsteps “cultural translators” who call your destination home. Get insights into local legends, history, and personality – discovering treasures other visitors miss when left to their own devices.
Curated Itineraries

Curated Itineraries

TripGuru Signature experiences are original tours created and operated by our own team with the help of partner travel bloggers. Unlike other itineraries, “Signature” branded trips reflect global travel trends and the feedback we get from our customers.
Private Car

Private Car

TripGuru Signature tours come with a driver and comfortable, air-conditioned cars. Enjoy the ride without wasting time lining up, waiting for the bus to come or finding your way around crowds.
Solo Traveler Friendly

Solo Traveler Friendly

Book without having to pay for empty seats and meet fellow adventurous souls along the way! TripGuru Signature experiences are designed to connect like-minded explorers.

What is included

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Walking tour
  • Drinking water
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals and other drinks
  • Personal expenses


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    2 Time Slots Guided Walking Tour

    9.00AM and 1.00PM

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    Meeting Point

    Nijojo-Mae Station inside Exit 1. Your guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point wearing a TripGuru shirt or holding a TripGuru sign.

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    Ending Point

    Imadegawa Station

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    Despite being open to the public, the Kyoto imperial Palace is still an official palace. There will be a station at the entrance where your bags will be checked and you will be requested to get a tag for them. Some parts of the building are closed to the public and may not be entered.

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    Important Information

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    Kindly be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the stated meeting time. Our tour guides will only wait a maximum of 10 minutes before proceeding to the next stop.

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    If you are headed to the meeting point, we would like to stress that heavy traffic in the morning is expected, and can vary greatly when compared to the travel time stated in navigation apps (e.g. Google Maps, Waze, etc.). Please make sure to consider leaving with enough time to reach your destination.

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    Dress Code

    Visitors are expected to dress modestly and respectfully when visiting the palace grounds. This means avoiding clothing that is too revealing or casual, such as shorts or tank tops.

Note: The timings may differ based on the selected timeslot

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