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Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe

by LIMON
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Nonrefundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • A look at traditional & modern Japan in 3 iconic cities

  • Beautiful, gleaming golden pavilion of the Kinkaku-ji temple

  • Timeless scenery all around you in the Sagano bamboo forest

  • Feed, play, and take pictures of deer at Nara Park

  • Photo opportunities of the twinkling nightscape in Kobe

Highlights

  • A look at traditional & modern Japan in 3 iconic cities

  • Beautiful, gleaming golden pavilion of the Kinkaku-ji temple

  • Timeless scenery all around you in the Sagano bamboo forest

  • Feed, play, and take pictures of deer at Nara Park

  • Photo opportunities of the twinkling nightscape in Kobe

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Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe

Activity Location

Multiple Locations Visited

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 530-0001

  • JR Kyoto station (9:15 am departure)

    Kyoto 600-8215

  • Osaka Namba OCAT (9:00am departure)

    1 Chome-4-1 Minatomachi Naniwa-ku

    Ōsaka-shi 556-0017

  • Nippombashi Bus stop (8:35am departure)

    3−4宗右衛門町 中央区大阪市

    Osaka 556-0002


Description

Take a journey through the wonders of ancient and modern Japan with a day trip that shows you the historic cities of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. With destinations from the peaceful bamboo forest of Arashiyama to the lively Kobe Mosaic, you get a look at centuries' worth of culture.

A tour bus brings you north from Osaka to the mountains on the western side of Kyoto, where you step out for a chance to explore the idyllic Arashiyama district. Admire the cherry blossom trees, the greenery-lined banks of the Hozu River, and the towering bamboo stalks of the Sagano forest, where a walkway takes you past the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Tenryu-ji temple.

Next, you get a chance to admire the 3-tiered pagoda of Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, which gets its name from its walls of gleaming gold leaf. It's then time to visit the historic city of Nara, where a stroll in Nara Park lets you see the famous 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.

Your last stop of the day is at the bustling shopping center of Kobe Mosaic, home to dozens of restaurants and shops filled with fashionable products and souvenirs. Enjoy Kobe Beef steak set dinner or All-you-can eat shab-shabu (depends on which option you choose) here.


Inclusions

  • Bus tour of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

  • Dinner

  • English-speaking assistant

  • Written itinerary provided in English, Chinese, Korean

  • JR train tickets (Kyoto departure only)


Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Personal expenses


Know Before You Book

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

  • Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • 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 Arashiyama by train at 9:15 AM (ticket included).

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


Full-Day Bus Tour to Kyoto, Nara & Kobe ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

2/5 Nov 29, 2019

Very disorganized, lot of wasted time on the bus due to the too many pick-up/drop-off stops, would be better if the same group remained during the entire trip. Overall chaotic. Not recommended for people with ambulatory limitations.

Luis Franco

United States

4/5 Nov 3, 2019

Got to see some beautiful places, was disappointed the guide spoke little English so didn't get told a lot of information

5/5 Aug 9, 2019

Loved this tour it was enjoyable informative and the staff were very friendly and helpful we loved everywhere they took us and got a lot of time to ask questions and enjoy each place

Chantal P

United States