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From Osaka/Kyoto: Kyoto & Nara Bus Tour w/ Kinkakuji Ticket

1. From Osaka/Kyoto: Kyoto & Nara Bus Tour w/ Kinkakuji Ticket

Depart from the exclusive VIP Lounge of Osaka or Kyoto, heading to Fushimi Inari Shine. Designated as an Important Cultural Property, the main shrine building contains five shrines together, these five pillars of Fushimi Inari Taisha are named for the great virtues of Inari Okami that they embody. Inari Okami is known as a deity of business prosperity, the prosperity of industries, the safety of households, safety in traffic and improvement in the performing arts. The 'Senbon Torii' or 1000 torii gates are donations by individuals and companies, and you will find the donator's name and the date of the donation inscribed on the back of each gate. Then you will head to Traditional Kyoto Townhouse built over 120 years ago, the "Kyoto Wasabi" for lunch. enjoy the Kyoto pork and tofu shabu-shabu which is a Japanese dish where very thinly sliced pork is cooked in a traditional hot-pot full of boiling pot. ************* Those who choose the no-meal option will spend 20 minutes at Kyoto Imperial Palace or go directly to Kinkaku-ji Temple. ************* Proceed to the symbol of Kyoto, Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, also named Rakuon-ji: one of the most popular buildings in Japan.  Finally, move on to Japan’s old capital, Nara: you will have the time to explore its park, cuddle the worldwide famous deer and enter the biggest wooden building of the planet, Todai-ji Temple, another UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will find yourself in front of Japan’s biggest Buddha statue, 15 meters tall. We will then take the bus back to end the tour. Just like the meeting points, we also provide two disbanding locations in Kyoto and Osaka for guests to choose. Simply decide where you want to end your trip for the day.

Tokyo: Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Mobile WiFi Rental

2. Tokyo: Haneda Airport Terminal 3 Mobile WiFi Rental

Access the internet anytime, anywhere with 4G LTE mobile WiFi provided by NINJA WiFi. No longer will you have to worry about finding your way without access to maps or missing important updates from friends and family. We have everything covered with our secure, easy to use WiFi routers. You can connect up to 5 devices at once to each router. Whether you are coming to Japan for business and you need to connect multiple phones, computers and/or tablets, to the internet, or are travelling for pleasure with a group of friends or family who all want internet access, we have you covered. Pick up your mobile WiFi router in Haneda Airport Terminal 3 to start using WiFi immediately. We also offer many ways to return your device, whether it be by dropping it off at any of our counters in major Japanese airports, at our counter in Shinjuku, Tokyo, or shipping it to us from anywhere in Japan. You can drop off the device at our return box near the "JAL ABC" counter at 2F Arrivals Lobby between the hours of 11:45 PM - 6:30 AM . Please note that the counter and return box are located outside of the security gates. *If you wish to have a different return location than your pick-up location, please contact info@ninjawifi.com as soon as possible. Mobile WiFi is a 21st century necessity that makes travelling much more fun and easy. We offer flexible plans from 5 days to 30 days, so you can choose what suits you best. Add Full Insurance, a Mobile Battery, or a Pocketalk mobile translator to your order once you've put the device in your cart.

Kyoto/Osaka: Kyoto and Nara UNESCO Sites & History Day Trip

3. Kyoto/Osaka: Kyoto and Nara UNESCO Sites & History Day Trip

After meeting at the designated place in the morning,start your beautiful journey with our professional guide. Pick-up time and location: 8: 30am Nipponbashi Exit 2 9: 50am Kyoto-Hachijoguchi Bus Loading Area ▼10:00 Kyoto Recommended itinerary 1: Kiyomizu-dera Temple(Ticket fee excluded)- Nineizaka & Sanneizaka - Ishibei-koji Alley -Hanamikoji Street- Yasaka Shrine ,Tourists can choose some scenic spots according to their own preferences and physical conditions. 2: Kimono experience. Tourists who are interested can change into kimono, stroll on the ancient streets, visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Take a picture with the beautiful moment.(You can choose any kimono shops including Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine. It is recommended that you can borrow from Kiyomizu-dera Temple and return to Fushimi Inari Shrine.Price excluded.) 【Kiyomizu-dera Temple】UNESCO World Heritage site & Popular tourist attraction in Kyoto. 【Nineizaka & Sanneizaka】【Ishibei-koji Alley】【Hanamikoji Street】【Yasaka Shrine】 ▼13:30 Kyoto 【Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine 】(about 70 minutes, free time) Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine is famous for its " Senbon Torii ". It attracts countless tourists from Japan and abroad every year and ranked Top1 in the survey of the world's largest travel website for three consecutive years as "the most popular tourist attraction for foreigner in Japan". Let's pray for our dear family and ourselves here. In addition, the Ema of Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine is also unique with a shape of a white fox which can be doodled into various god expressions. ▼16:00 Nara park(about 1.5 hours, free time) Nara Park is an urban park located at the foot of Mt. Wakakusa in Nara City where the famous places of interest such as Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine are located here. It is a must-see when visiting Nara. Wakakusa which located near the park is a wonderful place to overlook the scenery of Nara, and traditional events such as "Wakakusa Burning Mount." are held here every January. A leisurely stroll is the best way to visit the park. There is large herd of deer. Feeding the cute deer is also the biggest viewing point for tourists.The deer here are also very smart. If they see deer senbei in the hands of tourists, they will take the initiative to come, so be careful of the flocks of deer which may knock you down. ▼ Itinerary Recommended. 【Todaiji Temple】(Price excluded)Also known as Suzumushi Temple, it was built in 752 by Emperor Shengmu in order to enshrine the Great Buddha and serve as the head temple of Japanese temples. It is home mountain of the Huayan Sect. (Admission fee for the main hall of Todaiji Temple: Adults,JP¥600,Children,JP¥300;Admission fee for the main hall+ Museum: Adults,JP¥1000, Children,JP¥400 ) ▼ 17:30 Start to return to Osaka The drop-off address is Nipponbashi

From Kyoto: Guided Day Trip to Kyoto and Nara with Lunch

4. From Kyoto: Guided Day Trip to Kyoto and Nara with Lunch

Start your journey with a train ride from JR Kyoto Station to Arashiyama, accompanied by your expert guide. The bamboo grove of Arashiyama has been a popular nature-viewing destination since the Heian Period. Take a stroll through the cool Sagano Bamboo Forest and listen to the distinct rustle of bamboo leaves as you walk. Later, drive through Kyoto proper and arrive at Kinkaku-ji: the Golden Pavilion. Admire picturesque views of the grand temple reflected in the mirror-like pond it overlooks, and then wander through the sprawling garden that has retained its original design from the 14th century. After Kinkaku-ji, board your bus again and head south to Nara. Take a short walk through Nara Park, famous for the 1,200 or so wild deer that live freely within the park. These deer are famously very friendly, and allow visitors to feed them by hand. Within Nara Park you will find the Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your tour guide will give you your train ticket to then go back to Kyoto Station.

Nara: Half-Day UNESCO Heritage & Local Culture Walking Tour

5. Nara: Half-Day UNESCO Heritage & Local Culture Walking Tour

Meet your knowledgeable guide at the meeting point and begin your cultural half-day walking tour of Japan's first historical capital. As you walk by the shopping arcade, explore a Japanese old town extremely different from a metropolis like Tokyo. Walk between the historical buildings, and go inside a traditional merchant's house to see how people around here live in the past. Next, take a break from walking to observe the mysterious pyramid-shaped structure in the middle of the quiet town. Admire the view of the city of Nara from the hill, then visit Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Learn about the distinct Japanese religious culture as you see a huge temple with a great Buddha statue, then explore a beautiful shrine housing hundreds of lanterns. In this area, meet and feed the wild deer living in Nara Park. For over 1,200 years, locals have believed that deer are sacred divine messengers. Interact with them and see how polite they are. At the end of the tour, savor a delicious Japanese lunch dish made only using local Nara vegetables and fresh meat.

From Osaka: Guided Day Trip to Kyoto and Nara

6. From Osaka: Guided Day Trip to Kyoto and Nara

Leave Osaka in the morning aboard a bus, heading inland toward Kyoto. Before arriving in the city itself, stop in the beautiful district of Arashiyama, which has been a popular nature-viewing destination since the Heian Period. Take a stroll through the cool Sagano Bamboo Forest and listen to the distinct rustle of bamboo leaves as you walk. Later, drive through Kyoto proper and arrive at Kinkaku-ji, or the Golden Pavilion. Admire postcard-perfect views of the illustrious temple reflected in the mirror-like pond it overlooks, and then wander through the sprawling garden that retains its original design from the 14th century. After Kinkaku-ji, board your bus again and head south to Nara. Take a short walk through Nara Park, famous for the 1,200 or so wild deer that live freely within the park. Within Nara Park you will find the Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Following your time in the historic temple, hop aboard your bus again and make the trip back to Osaka-Namba OCAT.

From Osaka/Kyoto: Private Kyoto & Nara Day Trip with Pickup

7. From Osaka/Kyoto: Private Kyoto & Nara Day Trip with Pickup

See the iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day on a private trip with hotel pickup and drop-off from Osaka, Kyoto, or Kobe. Encounter deers at Nara Park, see a grand Buddha statue at Todaiji, visit the torri gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, stroll through the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, and more. Meet your driver at your hotel and head to Nara Park, home to thousands of freely roaming deers. Buy some crackers to feed the deer, or grab a snack from one of the many tea houses. Walk through Nara Park and reach the Todaiji Temple or the “Great Eastern Temple”. Discover a priceless trove of history and culture at Todaiji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See one of Japan's most famous and historically significant Buddhist temple complexes. Visit the Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall) and see the majestic 15-meter-tall large bronze statue of Buddha. Next, walk through a sea of vermillion-red torri gates of the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto. Next up is Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), a Zen temple in northern Kyoto. See 3 floors, each with its own different style of architecture. Admire the top 2 floors completely covered in gold leaf. Finally, visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest together with the Arashiyama Kimono Forest. Choose to ride the Sagano Romantic Train, known during spring for scenic views of cherry blossoms and in fall for the brilliant colors of maple leaves. Cross the Togetsukyo wood bridge across the Katsura River.

Osaka: Nara, Todaiji, Matcha Experience and Hot Spring Tour

8. Osaka: Nara, Todaiji, Matcha Experience and Hot Spring Tour

See the iconic landmarks of Nara and Kyoto in one day with roundtrip transportation from Osaka. Encounter deers at Nara Park, see a grand Buddha statue at Todaiji, stroll through the Uji Matcha street, find peace in natural hot springs, and more. After meeting your driver/guide, head to Nara Park, home to thousands of freely roaming deer, at the foot of Mt. Wakakusa in Nara City. Get some crackers to feed the deer, take a stroll through the urban park, or grab a snack from one of the many tea houses around. Reach the Todaiji Temple or the “Great Eastern Temple”. Discover a priceless trove of history and culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See one of Japan's most famous and historically significant Buddhist temple complexes. Enter the Daibutsuden to see a 15-meter-tall bronze statue of Buddha. Next, head to Uji Matcha Street, a foodie's paradise full of matcha ice cream, matcha cakes, and even soba noodles that are matcha green. Explore the time-honored Matcha stores recommended by your guide at the sacred site of green tea. Finally, make your way to the only natural hot spring in Uji, with water springing from 1111 meters underground. Admire the traditional Japanese architecture and enjoy a moment of relaxation and peace.

From Kyoto: Nara Guided Half Day Bus Tour

9. From Kyoto: Nara Guided Half Day Bus Tour

Embark on a delightful tour of the traditional areas in Nara that are brimming with cultural and historical significance, including the magnificent Todaiji temple, the picturesque Nara park, and the renowned Kasuga Taisha Shrine. While touring the Todaiji temple, marvel at the colossal 15-meter Great Buddha statue, which is housed in the largest wooden structure in the world, and soak in the fascinating historical significance of this landmark. As you explore the scenic Nara park, don't miss out on the chance to observe and interact with the adorable and friendly deer, which have become an iconic part of the park's charm. Finally, at the Kasuga Taisha Shrine, take in the spiritual ambiance of the main sanctuary and offer your prayers and wishes to the gods. Overall, this tour promises to be an enchanting and fulfilling experience that offers a glimpse into the rich and vibrant history and culture of Nara.

Nara: Private Tour with Private Guide

10. Nara: Private Tour with Private Guide

Discover Nara on a fully customizable tour. Nara is in close proximity to Kyoto and Osaka, and its rich collection of traditional sites make it an ideal destination for a day trip from either of its larger neighbours. Start your day by meeting your guide at your hotel or chosen location, then choose sites you wish to visit depending on your interests. Example 6-hour Itinerary: Meet your guide at the designated meeting point you chose and let the tour begin. First visit Kofuku-Ji temple, a historic site that has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover several designated National Treasures here including the Buddhist sculpture masterpiece, the Statue of Ashura. Next, head for Todai-Ji temple, a World Heritage Site that is Nara’s most famous landmark. Admire the statue of Kongo Rikishi at Nandaimon Gate and Japan’s largest Great Buddha statue. Stroll through Nara Park which is famous for its wild deer species. Enjoy the verdant natural setting of Nara while taking part in the popular activity of feeding the deer inside the park. Then discover Kasuga Taisha temple, another World Heritage Site with an impressive red main shrine. Explore the Kasuga-Taisha National Treasure Hall which contains valuable works of Buddhist art.

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4.5
(98 reviews)

The day trip was amazing, you ideally pay for the guided tour as the name suggests but we found ourselves with plenty of time to do our own thing and take in the sights and sounds of Kyoto and Nara ourselves(which we enjoyed greatly) Our tour guide Jay ran us through everything in the run down of the day which was hard to hear(which I’ll elaborate on later) but he did everything to accommodate us and also I appreciate he was having to switch from English to mandarin due to there being Chinese speakers on our tour which must’ve been very hard as he went into a lot of detail for all parties. The only downside we did end up on a coach which was like a crèche from children swinging about to screaming at the top of their lungs and everything in between, this was raised to one family in particular who didn’t have any control of their children causing a lot of people annoyance and due to the length of the day I would advise to not bring young children as it is a lot of walking/packed areas.

A complete and unique experience. The guide will accompany you speaking perfect Italian, competently explaining the sites visited and enriching their history with interesting tidbits and facts. A must for those visiting Kyoto, letting themselves be carried away by the friendliness and professionalism of the guide Omae-san!

The trip was exceptional! thanks to our tour guide John who was very humble and a knowledgeable individual. He helped us enjoy all the destinations within the speculated time. Highly recommend this activity and tour operator.

Very good, calm and extensive explanation of each place, the guide is good and I would recommend taking it to learn more about Nara

Lu was a fantastic guide. We couldn’t have had a better day. Very comfortable auto.