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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. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, the Inari Shrines, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Kyoto Cultural Forest.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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Nara Afternoon Tour of Todaiji Temple, Deer Park and Kasuga Shrine from Kyoto

Discover the historic environs of Nara, ancient capital of Japan, as you explore Buddhist temples, shrines and the famous Nara deer park on this 5.5-hour excursion from Kyoto. Visit Todaji Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan and home to the country’s largest Buddha statue, 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 Kyoto hotels, a guide and all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka

Spend a day exploring historic neighborhoods, visiting temples, and shopping on a full-day tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Explore 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 (if option selected), and an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka

Take a deep dive into traditional Japanese culture and history during this 9-hour day trip to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and admire the beautiful grounds of the Kinkaku-ji temple. Then head to Nara, touring the UNESCO-listed Todaiji temple and the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple lunch upgrade options are available.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island Tour from Kyoto

Travel round-trip from Kyoto by high-speed bullet train to take in Hiroshima's historic sites, including exhibits about the 1945 atomic bomb that devastated the city. Start your visit on a lighter note, traveling by boat to Miyajima, a famously beautiful island that is home to the revered Itsukushima Shrine. Have lunch there, then return to the city to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Your expert guide shares important details about Hiroshima's heartbreaking history and remarkable recovery throughout this unforgettable 12-hour tour.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Kyoto private tour from Osaka(Shore excurtion available from Osaka or Kobe port)

With just one day to experience Kyoto, this private day trip from Osaka ensures that you maximize your time. Opt to travel by private vehicle or public transport, and explore Kyoto at your own pace with a customized itinerary. Visit popular sights such as Fushimi Inari shrine, the Golden Pavilion, and Arashiyama bamboo forest; explore the atmospheric Geisha district; and tuck into a delicious Japanese lunch at Nishiki food market.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
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Kyoto Arashiyama & Sagano Walking Food Tour

Spend some time getting acquainted with the food and culture of two historically important and beautiful districts of Kyoto on this guided walking tour. Stroll over the ninth-century Togetsukyo bridge and make stops to sample Yuba soup, rice crackers, fried Yuba cake and leek pancakes. After a visit to the 14th-century Tenryu-ji temple, head to a beautiful bamboo garden and indulge in some traditional Japanese sweets. This tour of Arashiyama and Sagano is a great way to get to know Kyoto.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

A guided sightseeing trip to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe makes it easy to see the highlights of each location, like the Kyoto Arashiyama and Kobe Mosaic. Board a comfortable bus for this 12-hour trip from Osaka to make the most of a day away from the city.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka

Enrich yourself with the fascinating history of Kyoto’s numerous UNESCO-listed temples and shrines during this 8-hour day trip from Osaka. You’ll explore the seemingly endless ‘torii’ gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, visit Kiyomizu-dera temple, explore Kinkaku-ji temple, and more. Some site entrance fees are included, and trip options including roundtrip Osaka transfers and lunch are also available.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$68.00
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Day Trip by Bus from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara

This day bus trip from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara, is the perfect option for travelers with limited time in Japan. Save hours planning your route, and waiting for public transport, and instead enjoy a well planned itinerary. Choose from multiple convenient pickup points, and visit top highlights in Kyoto such as Arashiyama, and Todai-ji Temple. Nature lovers will adore meeting the wild deer in Nara Park.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Kyoto Private Custom Walking Tour

Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour lets you customize the 2-, 4-, or 7-hour itinerary. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 2 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 2 to 7 hours
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Food Walking Tour in Nishiki Market and Gion District with Fushimi Inari shrine

It can be hard to know where to go to get the best local food in a city as full of delicacies as Kyoto. Join a professional guide for a 3-hour tour of the Nishiki Market, Gion district and beautiful Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. Visit "Kyoto’s kitchen," learning about the history of food and tasting unique dishes such as tofu skin, pickled vegetables, and sake. Your guide takes you through Gion to see historic landmarks, spot Geisha, and give you a glimpse of Japanese spirituality.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Kyoto Morning Tour of Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Osaka

Experience the top cultural highlights in the ancient city of Kyoto during this 6-hour tour departing by train from Osaka. Head out with a local guide to explore two UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, including Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-Ji (also known as the Golden Pavilion). Then spend additional time visiting Kyoto’s regal Imperial Palace before browsing for authentic souvenirs at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. This guided excursion of Kyoto also includes pickup from select hotels in Osaka, round-trip JR rail ticket from Osaka to Kyoto and all admission fees.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Osaka Walking Tour with River Cruise and Osaka Castle from Kyoto

Discover the wonders of Osaka during a full-day walking tour with an experienced guide. Travel from Kyoto on the JR train, then visit top sights including Osaka Castle and the Floating Garden Observatory—located 40 stories high in the Umeda Sky Building. After taking in the sweeping views, have lunch then join a 1-hour river cruise on the Okawa River that glides by the Twin Towers and City Hall of Nakanoshima lsle. Your tour includes lunch, entrance fees and round-trip transportation by train.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Kyoto Night Foodie Tour

Get a deeper experience of Kyoto food culture than would be possible on your own by joining this guided tour. Stroll through the districts of Gion and Pontocho, stopping in to small bars and restaurants to sample traditional drinks and food, as you explore.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Kyoto

This is an easy, culturally-enriching bus trip from JR Kyoto station to Kyoto. The tour stops at the Fushimi Inari temple and the UNESCO world heritage sites, the Kiyomizu-dera temple and the Kinkakuji temple.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Kyoto and Nara Tour and Photo Shoot

Explore Kyoto and Nara with a photographer guide, and have your photos taken by a pro as you learn about the cities. With all the key shrines and temples included in the itinerary, you’re sure to have a selection of beautiful backdrops to your photos. Strike a pose by the Golden Pavilion or opt for casual in-action shots at the gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine. All photos are delivered in JPEG format a few days after the tour.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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1-Day Bus Tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe (with Halal Lunch and Dinner)

You only have a short time in Kansai, and you want to make the most of it. With this day tour from Osaka, you’ll explore the region on a comfortable bus with an English-speaking guide. You’ll spend the morning in Kyoto’s scenic Arashiyama district. Tour the Todaiji Temple and meet the divine deer of Nara in the afternoon. Spend the evening shopping at the Kobe Mosaic, then ride home sharing your experiences with your new friends.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Miho Museum Admission with Private Transport from Kyoto

Leave Kyoto and travel by private vehicle to the Miho Museum in a tranquil area of the Shiga Prefecture. The museum has two claims to fame: first, its striking I.M. Pei–designed architecture and second, its hoard of Japanese artwork. The portfolio of art was amassed by Koyama Mihoko, the head of the Shinki Shumeikai faith, and includes Japanese porcelain, textiles and relics alongside ancient Egyptian antiquities and more. Learn all about the art and its owner as you explore independently.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Gion(Kyoto) and new & traditional culture in Kyoto

It's not only temples and shrines to visit in Kyoto.Learning and experiencing Japanese new and traditional culture enables you to understand Japan and its people better and deeper.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka (with Halal Lunch)

Enjoy a day learning about Japan’s culture and historic sites on this day trip to Kyoto and Nara. You won’t have to worry about understanding Japan’s public transport system, as a bus will take you between dispersed sites. Tour stops included Arashiyama district, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku-ji temple, Nara Park, and Todai-ji Temple. You’ll be accompanied by a guide, and will be treated to a delicious Halal lunch too.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kyoto Late Bird tour

Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour in the evening that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto including world famous Fushimi Inari in four hours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka (with Halal Lunch)

Leave Osaka for the temples of Kyoto on a day trip that includes visits to the distinctive orange gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine, along with Arashiyama town, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and Kinkakuji Temple (aka the Golden Pavilion). You’ll start with a pickup from Kansai International Airport, Namba, or Umeda, and then travel with a host to check out the UNESCO-listed temples and shrines around Kyoto. A halal bento box is also included for lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Northern Kyoto Prefecture: Amanohashidate, Ine & Miyama (from Kyoto)

This fun tour from Kyoto packs a lot of sightseeing into a single day, so is an ideal choice for travelers short on time. Visit some of the best-preserved heritage architecture in the country at Ine no Funaya and Miyama Kayabuki no Sato, as well as the natural beauty of Amanohashidate and Miyazu Bay. Refuel with a traditional Japanese lunch. This tour will be rewarding for first-time visitors as well as those who have spent more time in Japan.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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