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Full-Day Bus Tour of Kyoto



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  • Chance to see Kyoto's most famous cultural sites in 1 day

  • Thousands of vermillion torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine

  • UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu-dera, an icon of Kyoto & Japan

  • Gorgeous golden Kinkaku-ji & its immaculate original gardens

  • A stroll through Sagano Bamboo Forest, surrounded by nature

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Bus tour of Kyoto

  • What's included

    English speaking tour guide (Gratuities included)

  • What's included

    Written itinerary provided in English, Chinese, Korean

  • What's included

    Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points

  • What's included

    JR train tickets (Kyoto departure only)

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • What's excluded

    Personal Expenses

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary provided they do not occupy their own seat.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • Umeda Departure: Please meet at Osaka Umeda Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda by 8:20AM. The bus will depart at 8:30AM.

  • Namba Departure: Please meet on the first floor of JR Namba OCAT, located at 1 Chome 4-1 Minatomachi, Osaka by 8:50AM. The bus will depart at 9:00AM.

  • Nippombashi : please meet at the location by 8:25am. The bus will depart at 8:35am.

  • Kyoto Departure: Please meet at JR Kyoto Station 1st Floor Central Exit, near Nippon Travel Agency at 9:05. Tour will leave for Fushimi inari by train at 9:15 AM (ticket included).

  • Tourists for Kyoto Departure: From Arashiyama back to JR Kyoto station, no guide will accompany the tour on the train, so you will travel on your own (ticket included).

  • **Please note that Kinkakuji temple tour will be diverted to Ryoanji temple for departure date between 1 November 2020 - 31 December 2020 due to construction.

What you can expect

Visit 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. Your bus first drops you off 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.

Kiyomizu-dera, one of the most iconic temples of Kyoto and Japan. You have 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.

Your day is not yet over! Next stop is at Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, which are 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.

End your day enjoying 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, your bus returns you to JR Kyoto Station or Osaka (depends on the chosen option).

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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  • Kyoto Kyoto

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Osaka Umeda Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda (8:30am departure)
    • 3 Chome-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
    • Ōsaka-shi Ōsaka-fu 530-0001
    • JR Kyoto station (9:15am departure)
    • Kyoto Kyoto 600-8215
    • Osaka Namba OCAT (9:00am departure)
    • 1 Chome-4-1 Minatomachi Naniwa-ku
    • Ōsaka-shi Ōsaka-fu 556-0017
    • Nippombashi Bus stop (8:35am departure)
    • 3−4宗右衛門町 中央区
    • Osaka Osaka Prefecture 556-0002

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