Kyoto: 1-Hour Kinkaku-ji Temple Guided Walking Tour

Kyoto: 1-Hour Kinkaku-ji Temple Guided Walking Tour

From $22.86 per person

Visit Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), one of Kyoto's most recognizable landmarks with a guide who can provide a detailed historical context to the temple.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
Starting times 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Benefit from a small-group tour which ensures a personal experience
  • Enjoy a much richer experience than would be possible independently
  • Get insight into Japanese history and culture from your guide
  • Make the most of limited time by covering lots in a short time span
Full description
Experience the Golden Pavilion, or Kinkaku-ji temple, with a nationally-licensed and experienced English-speaking guide. Feel Japan’s history and culture through the myriad of stories this temple has to tell, while your guide introduces you to sides of Japan that most tourists do not get to see. On this short but value-packed trip you'll discover and experience new places and things at Kinkaku-ji. Kinkaku-ji is one of the most photographed temples in Japan but seeing it in person is the will and desire of many travelers from both Japan and abroad. If you happen to visit on a clear day, the golden reflection shimmering in the pond surrounding the temple is a sight to behold. Your guide holds the Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification so fear not, you'll be in trusted hands.
  • Licensed local guide
  • Entrance fee. Please buy your entrance ticket before the tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting at the entrance of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minuets before start. Please buy your entrance ticket in advance at the ticket counter.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Guides hold the Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification which is issued by the Japanese government and requires good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history
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Product ID: 393519