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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour from Osaka/Kyoto

1. Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour from Osaka/Kyoto

Depart from the exclusive VIP waiting rooms of Osaka or Kyoto, heading to Fushimi Inari Taisha. 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 Arashiyama, which changes with the seasons and you can enjoy the scenery any time of year, with cherry blossoms in the spring, boat festivals in the Summer, red leaves in Autumn and snow white mountains in the winter. Arashiyama is also filled with temples and shrines including the match-making Shrine you can visit, during your walk through the famed Bamboo grove. There are a variety of restaurants to choose right near the Togetsukyo bridge, including vegan and Halal. 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.

From Osaka: Himeji Castle, Arima Onsen & Mt. Rokko Day Trip

2. From Osaka: Himeji Castle, Arima Onsen & Mt. Rokko Day Trip

Join this bus tour from central Osaka to visit the best of historical landmarks and natural beauty in one single day. Enjoy a relaxing bus transfer with guided commentary as you travel between the stops. Discover the most beautiful castle in Japan, Himeji Castle, and the Kouroen Former Residence Park. Visit Arima, known for it's historic hot springs. and Mount Rokko, a popular spot in the Kansai region, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and savor the tranquility of this mountainous retreat. This exciting journey will take you through some of Japan's most iconic destinations in just one day. Itinerary: 08:30 - Depart from Osaka Namba We will start our journey from VIP Villa Namba in Osaka. 10:00 - Himeji Castle Our first stop will be Himeji Castle, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and one of Japan's national treasures. Also known as "White Heron Castle," it boasts impressive architecture and a rich history dating back centuries. 11:40 - Kouroen Former Residence Park After exploring Himeji Castle, we'll visit Kouroen Former Residence Park, where you'll have some free time to enjoy lunch at your leisure. 14:00 - Arima Onsen Excursion Next, we'll head to Arima Onsen, one of Japan's three famous hot springs. Relax and rejuvenate in the healing waters of this ancient onsen, known as the oldest hot spring in Japan. 16:00 - Mount Rokko Our final destination will be Mount Rokko, a popular spot in the Kansai region, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and savor the tranquility of this mountainous retreat. 18:30 - Return to VIP Villa Namba We'll wrap up the day and return to Osaka Namba, where our memorable journey ends. Join us on this unforgettable day trip and witness the captivating charm of Himeji Castle, the relaxation of Arima Onsen, and the enchantment of Mount Rokko. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the best of Japan in one day!

Osaka: teamLab Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

3. Osaka: teamLab Botanical Garden Entry Ticket

Visit the newly reopened Nagai Botanical Garden, which is run by the art collective teamLab as a hybrid garden and art space. Wander through the grounds home to roughly 1,200 species of plants, then enjoy the interactive art installations which come alive at night. Stroll through the botanical gardens, with its 240,000 square meters of grounds and wide array of plant species to admire. Stop by the central pond and relax in the serene natural beauty of the gardens. As night draws in, stay to discover teamLab’s unique art project which explores how nature can become art. The concept of the project is that non-material digital technology like light displays can turn nature into art without harming it.  Watch incredible light spectacles which actively interact with the surrounding nature, animals, and visitors, and become part of the artwork yourself as you experience it. 

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

4. 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.

From Osaka: Kyoto Top Highlights Day Trip

5. From Osaka: Kyoto Top Highlights Day Trip

Visit some of Kyoto's most famous cultural sites on this day-long bus tour from Osaka. Hop aboard a comfortable coach and drive to Japan's ancient capital to see the brilliant torii gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu-dera temple, and the golden pavilion of Kinkaku-ji. Kyoto is filled with ancient historic sites dating back to the 6th century. Get dropped off first at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a Shinto shrine famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates. Spend time wandering the brilliant paths before heading to your next destination. Arrive at Kiyomizu-dera, one of the most iconic temples in Japan. Take ample time to wander through the temple. Walk across the impressive wooden stage, which juts out from the hillside and was constructed without the use of a single nail. Next, stop at Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion due to the fact that it's covered in gold leaf. Wander through the immaculate gardens surrounding the temple, admiring the original Japanese designs that have been preserved since Ashikaga's time. Finish the day in 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. In the late afternoon, hop on the bus back to Osaka.

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.

Osaka: Kyoto,Nara Guided Day Tour get to Kyoto's spirit

7. Osaka: Kyoto,Nara Guided Day Tour get to Kyoto's spirit

Start your beautiful journey. Pick up time and location 8:30 Nihonbashi Exit 2 9:50 Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit ▼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 Nihonbashi Exit 2 ★★★Kindly understand that the above itinerary schedule may be adjusted according to weather, road conditions and other reasons.

Osaka : 4-Hour Osaka Highlights Bike Tour

8. Osaka : 4-Hour Osaka Highlights Bike Tour

Join a local guide for 3 hours and cycle next to the Okawa River, explore Osaka Castle Park, ride through the longest shopping street in Japan, and taste favorite local snacks.  Meet your guide at the bike rental shop, choose your bike, and set off on your cycling adventure fist passing through the cycling roads that are just next to Okawa River. Arrive at Osaka Castle, which is located in the middle of a very large park known as Osaka Castle Park. Feel the refreshing breeze as you cycle up to the castle.  Enjoy plenty of opportunities to take photos with the Osaka Castle. Afterward, take a break to taste Osaka's must-try soul food: Okonomiyaki. Next, visit Japan's longest shopping street, Tenjinbashisuji street, which is 2.6 km long and has more than 600 shops. This concludes your bike tour and you will head back to the bicycle rental shop.

Osaka: Kyoto Arashiyama,Sanzen-in,Bamboo Grove,Autumn maples

9. Osaka: Kyoto Arashiyama,Sanzen-in,Bamboo Grove,Autumn maples

Start your journey to discover the charming beauty of Japan in the autumn on this guided tour in Osaka. Witness the stunning nature of Arashiyama, stroll along the bamboo trail, discover Sanzen-in, and more. Immerse yourself in the beautiful sights and elegant views. Begin your day with a convenient pickup from one of the arranged spots, and then make your way to the Sanzen-in Temple. Located in Rakuhoku Ohara, Kyoto, it is one of the three temples of Tendai Sect. Explore the vast temple which has towering old trees, babbling streams and moss everywhere. With cherry blossoms in April, azaleas in May, hydrangeas in July, and red leaves in autumn, Sanzen-in Temple has pleasant natural scenery all year round. Next head for Kyoto to experience the Arashiyama area which consists of two regions: Arashiyama and Sagano. This area has rich cultural attractions, natural scenery, and retro trains that change with the seasons. Witness the many ancient temples and shrines here, and Tenryu Temple is a World Heritage Site. Discover the Arashiyama area with its many established restaurants, wagashi shops, and cute grocery stores. You can also rent kimonos and rickshaws, making it a great place to slow down. Take a walk along the famous bamboo forest trail from Nonomiya Shrine to Okawachi Villa and listen to the sound of the wind blowing through the bamboo leaves. Savor the atmosphere of this holy place for cherry blossom viewing and maple viewing. Try to get a spot on the famous Sagano train which is often hard to get a ticket, but is very quiet in winter and summer, suitable for travelers who like tranquillity. Then head to Arashiyama Station. Deep in the square, there is a Japanese-style foot bath in Randen Arashiyama Station, which was built on the prototype of JR Kyushu Yufuin Station. If you buy seasonal sweets at the store next to it, you can enjoy the footbath while tasting sweets. Let the water of Arashiyama Onsen completely relieve your fatigue after walking. Finish your day with a drop-off back to where you began.

Osaka: Full-Day Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Osaka: Full-Day Private Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy an exciting full-day walking tour of Osaka accompanied by a guide and explore Japan's second-largest city. See the modern and traditional sides of this colorful, dynamic metropolis. Start your day meeting your guide at your hotel, and embark on your customized tour. See Osaka Castle, rebuilt after being destroyed in the sieges of the 17th century. Stroll through Kuromon Ichiba Market amid the booming voices of Osaka merchants. Snack on various local foods. Have lunch in the traditional working class Shinsekai area. Choose your must-see spots, create your own itinerary, and enjoy your own unique Osaka experience. Learn all about your favorite spots from your knowledgeable guide.

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I enjoy learning about history and seeing places of historical significance in-person. I thought the tour was very-well organized and I was able to learn more about the Japanese culture.

Great experience to. Explore every things new in city tour of Osaka had a dream city tour with my guide & cover almost each & every sport in day tour from 9 am till 5.30 pm evening .

Rumiko was excellent and very well prepared for our day! She was so knowledgeable and sweet and we really enjoyed our day with her guidance!

Amazing and it was my memoriable trip and day in Japan. Thank you Mike (our tour guide) for making my day wonderful.

Amazing experience. 100% recommended. Not as immersive as Team Labs in Tokyo but wonderful in it's own right.