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Receive a morning pickup from either Umeda’s Nishi-Umeda Hearton Hotel or the JR Namba “OCAT,” after which you’ll transfer by bus to Kyoto.
Begin your exploration of this UNESCO-recognized capital of Japanese culture in the city’s Arashiyama district. Visitors who arrive in this striking area in April will be treated to the visual feast of blooming cheery blossom trees, while those who arrive in November are likely to experience the area’s fiery fall colors. During the summer months you’ll be able to observe locals participating in cormorant fishing. Another pleasant option for your time in Arashiyama is the Sagano Bamboo Forest, where you can enjoy a 328-foot (100-meter) walk along the edge of Tenryuji temple.
Take a break around mid-day for lunch. Guests who have paid for the lunch option will enjoy either a “Torisuki” set or a buffet featuring more than 60 different Kyoto dishes. Following your meal, continue to Kinkaku-ji temple (Temple of the Golden Pavilion) where you can admire this elegant complex’s collection of serene gardens and neatly-manicured grounds and learn about its construction by Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimitsu.
Leaving Kinkaku-ji, continue to Nara and proceed to Nara Park, a preserve known for the 1,200 wild deer that freely roam its grounds. Visitors can purchase “senbei” snacks to feed the animals for 150 Yen per stack. Following your trip to Nara Park, you’ll return by bus to your original departure point in either Umeda or Namba.
1: Kansai International Airport Port Terminal, Japan, 〒549-0001 Osaka, Izumisano, Senshūkūkōkita, 泉佐野市泉州空港北 ポートターミナル 2: Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan 3: OCAT Bus Terminal, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan 4: 心斎橋バス停車場, Japan, 〒556-0002 Osaka, Chūō-ku, Souemonchō, 3, 浪速区恵美須東３丁目４
OCAT Bus Terminal, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
Buffet or Chicken Suki set lunch (if meal is selected)
Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
Round-trip bus fare
Pickup from designated meeting points
Drop-off near Namba station
Accompanied by English speaking tour conductor
Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant meals not included
[IMPORTANT] The bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be on time.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Meeting Time at Kansai International Airport (KIX) 7:20 AM
Meeting Time at Umeda, Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda: 8:20 AM
Meeting Time at Nippombashi (in front of Tsurutontan Soemoncho Udon Restaurant: 8:25 AM
Meeting Time at Namba, OCAT: 8:50 AM
[IMPORTANT] Drop off point for this tour is at Namba
Emergency call center available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm everyday
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
riding the tour bus is easier than riding the train. i dont have to learn the art of riding & transferring trains. the only setback is the time, we cannot explore so much because of the limited time. we have to get back on our...More