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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka

  • Full-day trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe
  • Visit a historic Kyoto district
  • See UNESCO-listed temples
Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka
From USD 86.48
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A:Namba Dep / Buffet LunchMost Popular
Meeting point & Time: JR Namba 'OCAT' 1st floor at 8:50am. Lunch is a buffet an assortment of 60 or so Kyoto cuisines.
From USD 124.92
A:Umeda Dep / Buffet Lunch
Meeting point is Nishi-Umeda Hearton Hotel 1st floor lobby. Meeting time is 8:20am. Lunch is a buffet an assortment of 60 or so Kyoto cuisines.
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N:Namba Dep / Without meals
Meeting point & Time: JR Namba 'OCAT' 1st floor at 8:50am. Lunch and dinner not included.
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Spend a day exploring historic neighborhoods, visiting temples, and shopping on a full-day tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. You’ll see the Arashiyama district, tour the the Kinkaku-ji and Nara Todaiji Temples, and take in the stores at Kobe MOSAIC. This full-day tour includes entrance fees, as well as pickup and drop-off at Umeda or Namba, a buffet or torisuki lunch, and an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at a central location in Umeda or Namba, then board a bus for the trip to Kyoto, where your first stop of the day is a tour of the Arashiyama district. In early April, Arashiyama lights up with cherry blossoms, and during summer months, traditional cormorant fishing is practiced in Arashiyama’s Hozu River.

If you’re visiting in the fall, autumn leaves are a highlight, and you can visit the Tenryuji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the Sagano Bamboo Forest. You can visit a local restaurant for lunch, before continuing to the Kinkakuji Temple, a pagoda built to house sacred Buddha relics.

Spend the afternoon touring Nara Park and the Todaiji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once one of the Seven Great Temples. See the largest Buddha statue in Japan, and spot some of the wild deer that live within the park.

Pause for dinner and shopping at the Kobe MOSAIC, a shopping mall in the city’s port, with roughly 80 shops and restaurants—and a Ferris wheel that’s perfect for nighttime views of the city. You’ll dine on beef, pork, or chicken shabu-shabu, a kind of traditional hotpot, alongside vegetables, soft drinks, and ice cream.

After dinner, begin the return trip to Osaka, where this tour concludes with drop-off by the Namba “OCAT,” or the Hearton Hotel Nishi in Umeda.
Reviews (93)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A 13 hour tour of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe

We traveled through Osaka enroute to Kyoto then stopped at the bamboo forest, then on to Tenryu-ji Zen Temple. Lunch was nearby at an all you could eat buffet. After lunch we visited Kinkaku pogoda, a world cultural heritage site, that was located on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Larry K
Reviewed 10 June 2018
Bus Tour - Limon

Shu-san was a great. Very informative and a very nice gentlemen. The day was little long but when you try to get this much in one day i guess its going to be a long day. Comfortable bus ride, we didnt purchase any food option...More

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank Larry P
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Picture perfect

Love this experience we had. It was picture perfect! Everything was so organized and for the amount we paid, it was so worth it! Our picture was like a postcard!

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Chlirby C
Reviewed 27 May 2018
little cultural highlights in a day

Conclusion / Recommendation: - Actually you only see Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto and the Todaiji temple in Nara. - Next time we would prefer the day trip by bus to Kyoto. Programm: Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto – Todaiji temple in Nara – Shabu-Shabu dinner in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank 581pascalm
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile
An Interesting Long Day.

The day started at Hearton Hotel Nishi- Umeda for the pick up for the tour. You them were transferred to another bus which was the Kyoto, Nara and Kobe day tour . You had to be careful to get onto the correct bus as there...More

2  Thank 17vladislavm
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Mimi P
1 December 2018|
Response from kixlimon |
Fushimi inari shrine is not included in this tour. Our other tour is also available like kyoto one day tour. Please check it and feel free to contact us if you have any question.
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27 November 2018|
Response from kixlimon |
Hello,it's about 10 minutes by walk from your hotel to Namba OCAT.
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18 November 2018|
Response from 581pascalm | Reviewed this property |
Take JR Sakurajima Line to Nishikujo Station (2 stops), change to Hanshin-Namba Line and go to Osaka-Namba Station (4 stops), walk 1/4 mile to Osaka City Air Terminal. Your trip will take about 30-40 minutes. The trains... More
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