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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, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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US$131.00
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Kyoto Full-Day UNESCO and Historical Sites Tour

Travel by minivan with up to 10 travelers and visit some of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage sites in one day, including Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion). Other noteworthy landmarks include Sanjusangendo Temple and Fushimi Inari Taisha. A Japanese lunch in Arashiyama, followed by a guided walk in the Sagano Bamboo Forest, make for a comprehensive sightseeing itinerary—ideal for first-time visitors short on time.
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$187.00
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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
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$175.00
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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.00
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$122.00
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Osaka Kuromon Market & Dotombori Street Walking Food Tour

The 200-year-old Kuromon Market is known throughout Japan for its wide selection of quality produce, meats, and prepared foods, but its bounty can be overwhelming for visitors. Take the stress out of navigating the market with this 3-hour culinary walking tour, featuring plenty of food tastings, and explore other local landmarks in Osaka including the Japanese Comedy Theater and Ebisu Bridge. This small-group tour is limited to eight people for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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US$89.90
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Osaka

Discover the Peace Memorial City Hiroshima and visit the magnificent landmarks in a day! The tour start from Shin Osaka station by the Bullet train "Shinkansen". Travel on an air-conditioned coach in Hiroshima and get the chance to visit The Peace Memorial Park, The Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine. Also, visit the Peace Memorial Museum. Choose your departure city from Osaka or Kyoto. This tour is operated with English speaking tour assistant and Multilingual Audio Guide in the bus.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$318.00
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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: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 60 to 90 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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Kobe Beef from Market to Grill: Gather Provisions, Cook, Eat, and Drink Sake

Kobe beef is one of Japan’s most popular delicacies and this tour offers the perfect introduction. Experience local life as you browse the stalls at Purara Tenma market, learn about the many different varieties of Kobe-style beef on sale, then visit a nearby restaurant to try it for yourself. After helping prepare and cook your steak, tuck into a delicious lunch of Kobe beef, accompanied by a Japanese-style omelette and traditional sake.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$71.00
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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 Fushimi Inari Taisha; 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
  • Duration: 10 hours
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US$160.00
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour to Fushimiinari Taisha 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 Fushimiinari Taisha 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
  • Duration: 6 hours
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US$84.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 60 to 390 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.00
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Kaiseki Lunch and Hot Springs Tour

Skip the hassle of driving and indulge in a day of relaxation and culture on this tour that includes round-trip transfers from Izumisano Station. Soak in the healing waters of the only natural open-air hot spring resort in Osaka prefecture, dine on beautifully prepared traditional  kaiseki cuisine, and take part in a traditional activity such as calligraphy or origami.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$140.00
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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: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$70.00
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Namba Night Walking Tour in Osaka, Japan

It can be tricky as an outsider to know the best places to visit in Osaka at night. This tour is your shortcut to finding great bars, and understanding the history of Osaka’s Namba district. Exploring the city with a guide means you won’t get lost, and you’ll learn local food and drink tips from your guide as well as top sightseeing spots. Highlights include visiting Dotonbori area, Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street, and Hozen-ji Temple.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$28.00
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Osaka Early Bird Tour

Avoid walking around Osaka with masses of other tourists and getting lost on Osaka’s Subway. Join us on this very efficient tour with a local guide that enables you to enjoy some of the main attractions in half a day, before other tourists start to walk around. Look forward to the panoramic view from the top of Osaka Castle in the fresh air of early morning!
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.00
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Osaka Bike Tour to the Neighborhood of Osaka Castle

On this cycling tour, we will guide you to Osaka Castle and the surrounding towns! Osaka Castle is one of the 3 greatest castles in Japan and the surrounding area is also beautiful!! We will also visit a shrine and walk along the shopping streets to try some tasty Japanese food! You will also learn a lot about Japanese history and culture from your guide :) One of the best thing about this tour will be your guide. Magical Trip guides are friendly and knowledgeable so you will definitely feel welcomed and learn a lot! Also, this tour is a small-sized group tour so it's very easy to get to know your guide and communicate with the other companies!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.00
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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
  • Duration: 1 hour
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US$77.00
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Mt Koya Day Trip from Osaka Including Okunoin and Danjo Garan Temples

See two of Japan's most revered temples, Okunoin and Danjo Garan, on a full-day journey from Osaka. In ancient times, traveling to sacred Mt Koya could take several days on foot. Now you can see these UNESCO World Heritage sites on a day trip by rail, cable car and bus. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, learn about the famous center of Shingon Buddhism as you walk through Okunoin and Danjo Garan, along with surrounding pagodas, Buddha statues and monuments. Your tour includes lunch, transportation and entrance fees.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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US$231.00
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A Day in Osaka, Your Way

Explore Osaka through the eyes of a local, on a customized tour with your personal host. Choose from some of Osaka’s most famous attractions, or explore the up-and-coming neighborhoods where Osakans hang out. Immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of this vibrant city as you understand why Osaka has earned the nickname, “The Nation’s Kitchen.”
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$93.15
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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
  • Duration: 1 hour
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US$98.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.00
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Calligraphy 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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$37.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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