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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. You’ll save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. You’ll travel in an air-conditioned coach, and it’ll be a hassle-free day with a guarantee to skip the lines. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, the Inari Shrines, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Kyoto Cultural Forest.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hrs
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  • Duration: 9 to 11 hrs
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Kyoto and Nara Day Tour Including Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka

See all of Kyoto and Nara’s spectacular sights on a full-day sightseeing tour of the cities from Osaka. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain fascinating insight into the rich historical heritage of the region’s legendary landmarks. Begin your cultural excursion with a guided tour of the ancient Nijo Castle, and then absorb the aesthetic majesty of both Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kinkaku-ji Temple. Revitalize with a traditional Japanese lunch then explore nearby Nara, home to majestic monuments like the Great Buddha of Tadoi-ji Temple and Kasuga Shrine.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

This tour will take you to see the famous 1000 vermilion gates at Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine, Arashiyama, UNESCO world heritage site Kinkaku-ji temple and Todaiji & Nara park. Enjoy an easy and relaxing bus ride, see famous sites in 2 cities in 1 day without the hassle of changing trains and getting lost. The best time to see the Autumn colors in Arashiyama starts from Nov 20th.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Tea Ceremony in a Kimono in Osaka

Get acquainted with one of Japan’s most famous traditions during a tea ceremony and kimono-wearing experience in Osaka. Alongside a Japanese tea master, you’ll witness the ritual of making green tea while wearing a Japanese kimono, which are suitable for both men and women. Plus, you’ll sample Japanese sweets and enjoy premium green tea while learning about local culture.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Kyoto Day Tour of Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo from Osaka

See all of Kyoto’s spectacular sights on a comprehensive full-day tour from Osaka. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, absorb the imperial majesty of legendary landmarks like Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu Temple and the Golden Pavillion. Marvel at more than 1,000 Bodhisattva statues at Sanjusangendo Hall; stroll the manicured gardens surrounding the Heian Shrine; and discover the opulent chambers of the Kyoto Imperial Palace on a guided tour. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Osaka and a traditional Japanese lunch on this comprehensive cultural tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Gozaisho Ropeway with Frozen Tree Watch the Illumination Show at Nabana no Sato

Experience the world of ice and light! In this trip, guests will enjoy watching the natural "Frozen Tree" and artificial "Frozen Waterfall" at altitude of over 1180 meters high. Also to see the "Nabana no Sato" light up known as one of the best designed illuminations in Japan. Here every year is featured by a brand new theme. Luxurious lunch of Matsusaka beef from Mie Prefecture in Sukiyaki style is to meet your appetite, warmly and tenderly!
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Meet Maiko in Gion see UNESCO World Heritage Temples,Day tour from Kyoto

This convenient day tour in Kyoto combines the beauty of UNESCO-listed heritage sites with traditional Japanese cultural performances. You’ll visit temples, shrines, and the historic Gion neighborhood of Kyoto. Meet a Maiko (trainee Geisha) and see her perform Japanese arts in front of you. Travelers interested in Japanese culture and history will love this day tour that packs a lot into a fun day.  
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Osaka

Visit Hiroshima and the Itsukushima Shrine of Miyajima island on this day-long tour from Osaka. With round-trip transport by shinkansen (bullet train) included, you’ll have more time to spend sightseeing and learning about sites such as Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Slightly different itineraries operate through the week, so be sure to check before you book.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Osaka

Discover the historic environs of Nara, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as you explore its temples, shrines and famous deer park on this 6.5-hour excursion from Osaka. Visit Todaji Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan, before seeing Kasuga Shrine, which features over 3,000 stone and bronze lanterns. Then stop by Nara Park, a 1,250-acre reserve that’s home to more than 1,000 free-roaming deer. Your Nara excursion also includes pickup from select Osaka hotels, rail tickets between Osaka and Nara, a guide and all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour to Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo Hall and Kiyomizu Temple from Osaka

Explore the intricate temples and gardens of Kyoto on this 4-hour guided tour from Osaka to visit some of the imperial city’s most important religious and cultural sites. Check out Sanjusangendo Temple, home to more than 1000 statues, the elegant gardens of Heian Shrine and the supreme views from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu Temple high above Kyoto. This excursion to Kyoto’s top temples also includes round-trip transport from select Osaka hotels, a guide and all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Japanese Origami (Paper Folding) Workshop

The heart of Japan is its enduring craft traditions. During this enriching origami workshop, you’ll get personalized instruction in the time-honored art of paper folding. Beginners will master a paper crane by the end of the session, while advanced levels can even tackle a tiger or dinosaur. Unwind over crafts and become part of Japan’s living heritage. All participants will take home a unique keepsake box as a souvenir—plus their own creations.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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2-Day Hiroshima Tour from Osaka Including Miyajima and Okayama

Leave Osaka to see some of Honshu’s most hallowed and holy sites on a 2-day tour. First, ride by boat to Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, and then visit the nearby Hiroshima Peace Memorial. The monument is UNESCO listed, and affords sights of the atom bomb’s aftermath through exhibitions at the museum. Check in to the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima, and then enjoy guided tours of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter and the Okayama Korakuen Garden the following day. Lunch on Day 2 is included, but all other meals are payable at your own expense.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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Japanese Traditional Taiko Drum Experience in Osaka

Experience the infectious rhythm and mighty roar of ‘taiko’ (a Japanese drumming style) during this 1-hour class in Osaka. Under the instruction of your guide, you’ll learn about taiko’s history and master basic drumming techniques before showing off your new-found skills with a group performance of a traditional Japanese song. Suitable for all ages and abilities, this small-group experience is limited to 15 participants.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Experience Traditional Japanese Performing Art "Noh" in Osaka

Fully immerse yourself in the traditions of Japanese performance art during a 1-hour Noh experience in Osaka. In a rehearsal area usually restricted to the public, you’ll watch actors perform theatrical art wearing elaborate costumes and masks. Listen to traditional Noh songs, delve into the history of the cultural tradition, and capture photographs with the beautiful dressed performers. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people in order to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Kimono Experience in Osaka

A kimono is a beautiful piece of traditional Japanese clothing. This experience will allow you to try on a kimono of your choice, and wear it correctly, with the help of an expert. You’ll learn all about the different types of kimonos and accessories, and even how to style your hair. It’s a hands-on experience that’ll teach you about Japanese culture, and also give you plenty of photo opportunities too.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Official Street Go-Kart Tour - Osaka Shop

Get behind the wheel of a custom-made street go-kart dressed up in your favorite Japanese-inspired character on this tour. After a briefing on how to operate the karts, safely ride around the streets of Osaka with guides on a set course. The tour includes a drive to either the Osaka Castle or Nakanoshima, then through Namba, Nodahanshin Station, and Umeda in center of Osaka.
  • Duration: 120 to 240 mins
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  • Duration: 120 to 240 mins
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Calligraphy in Osaka Shodo Experience in Osaka

Immerse yourself in a Japanese cultural activity, by having a calligraphy experience in Osaka. You won’t have to worry about buying paper, ink, or other equipment as the rental is included. Make the most of your time in Japan by learning from a professional about the history of calligraphy, and how to perfect your technique. You’ll combine being educated about Japanese culture with a practical experience, so you have a unique skill to take home with you.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Genuine tea ceremony experience plan

The traditional tea ceremony is an important part of Japanese culture, but it can be difficult for outsiders to join in with an authentic experience. This Osaka tour introduces you to the traditions surrounding Japanese tea and allows you to try your hand at serving the tea while dressed in a kimono.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Casual tea ceremony

Learn about Japan through immersing yourself in its unique culture. Take a workshop on traditional tea ceremony. A qualified instructor leads you step by step through the ritual of preparing ceremonial tea. Experience well-being, mindfulness and harmony, and enjoy matcha and sweets. Come away with a new perspective on Japanese culture.
  • Duration: 40 minutes
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  • Duration: 40 minutes
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Osaka Night Photography Tour

Photography fans visiting Osaka—this is the tour for you! Get ready to discover the best of Osaka’s sights illuminated at night. You’ll save hours researching the best night photography areas in Osaka by having a photographer guide to take you to the highlights of Umeda and Kitashinchi. Avoid blurry photos with a guide to give you top tips on achieving the perfect composition, using a tripod, capturing long exposures, and much more.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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A Complete Kimono Experience in Nara

When visiting the ancient city of Nara, you’ll see many women walking around in authentic kimono. Try wearing kimono yourself for excellent photo opportunities during your stay in Nara. Learn the history and traditions behind this iconic clothing. Experienced staff will help you dress in your favorite print. You can choose to rent your kimono to appreciate Nara’s historical sights and take photographs.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kimono rental in osaka

Explore Osaka dressed as a traditional Japanese geisha with a hassle-free kimono rental package, the ideal choice for first-time visitors. Great for families, kimonos come in all sizes and the rental includes a hair styling session to ensure you look the part. Plus, the conveniently located rental shop means you won’t have to travel far to return your kimono.
  • Duration: 60 to 390 minutes
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  • Duration: 60 to 390 minutes
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Be a Japanese samurai! Learn the spirit of the martial arts!

This is the ideal experience for travelers curious about the world of Japanese Samurai warriors. You won’t have to worry about buying expensive martial arts gear, as Kendo uniform rental is included. The experience is perfect for beginners as you’ll learn the background and rules of Kendo. Enjoy step-by-step instructions, a demonstration, and an interactive training session. At the end of your experience, you’ll get a certificate, a photograph with the master, and a towel headband souvenir.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Namba Daytime Walking Tour in Osaka, Japan

Namba is Osaka’s entertainment district and home to some of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and nightlife. On this walking tour, explore the neighborhood by day and gain an insider perspective from a local guide. Along the way, stop at landmarks like the Running Man, sample delicious street foods (own expense) along Dotonbori, and visit a historic temple.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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