Walk under the 10000 gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine
Stroll through the famed Arashiyama bamboo grove
Marvel at the sight of Kinkakuji, the Golden pavilion
Visit Nara park and feed the mildest deer
Visit two UNESCO world heritage sites in a single day
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Round Trip Bus Fare
Guided commentary in English or Chinese
Entrance fee to Kinkaku-ji Temple
Admission fee to Todaiji temple
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
Meet your guide in Osaka or Kyoto and head towards the first spot of the tour: the Golden Pavilion “Kinkakuji”. Also named Rakuonji, it is the symbol of Kyoto and one of the most famous UNESCO sites in the entire country.
The next stop of the tour is Arashiyama, the bamboo forest which changes with the seasons. Its scenery can be enjoyed at any time of the year, with cherry blossoms in spring, boat festivals in summer, red leaves in autumn and snow white mountains in winter. Arashiyama is also filled with temples and shrines including the match-making shrine you can visit during your walk through the bamboo grove. For your lunch, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from right next to the Togetsukyo bridge.
After lunch, head towards Fushimi Inari Shrine. 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 10000 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.
Finally, move on to the city that once was the country's capital in the 8th century: Nara. You will have 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.
After the tour ends, you will be able to get off at either Kyoto or Osaka.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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