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Hiroshima and Miyajima Day Tour from Osaka

See the historical highlights of Hiroshima on a comprehensive full-day tour from Osaka. Ride on the super-speed bullet train to Hiroshima then board a boat to the idyllic Miyajima Island, home to the splendid Itsukishima Shrine. Return to Hiroshima to feel emotionally stirred by the magnificent Hirsohima Peace Memorial Park and Museum, in which intriguing exhibitions speak eloquently of the atomic bomb dropped on the city in 1945. Fully immerse yourself in Japan’s fascinating culture during this enriching excursion. Enjoy convenient transportation from a central Osaka location on this tour.
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  • 13 hours
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  • 13 hours

Bus & Minivan Tours

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 Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nara Park, and take in the stores at Kobe MOSAIC. This tour includes Kinkaku-ji entrance fee, as well as pickup from Kansai International Airport (KIX), Umeda, Nippombashi or Namba. Opt for a buffet or torisuki lunch and all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 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 full-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 and see the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple pickup points and lunch upgrade options are available.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

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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.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Osaka Full-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide

With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Osaka more efficiently in one day. Enjoy a full-day walking tour in Osaka accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese 2nd largest colorful city. Meet at your hotel, then visit famous sites including one of the most famous spots in Osaka. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 6 hour tour to your interests.Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Multi-day Tours

Multi-Day Tour from Osaka, Kyoto to Shirakawago, Hida Takayama, Kenrokuen

See more of central Japan on this overnight tour than would be possible if you were traveling independently. Visit several must-see towns and important historical and cultural sites—such Shirakawago, Hida Takayama, and Kenrokuen—while learning all about them from your local, English-speaking guide. Experience Japan beyond the mega-cities. An ideal tour for travelers short on time.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Walking Tours

Osaka Walking Tour

Get a taste of local life in Osaka on a 3-hour walking tour of Japan’s third largest city. Witness Osaka’s different faces, from bustling business center to historic cultural hub, as you follow your guide through the city’s vibrant neighborhoods. Stroll along the lively waterfront of the Dotonbori entertainment district; visit the landmark Hozenji temple; and ride the subway like a local. Get an insight into Japanese cuisine and sample local specialty Kushikatsu as you explore traditional Shinsekai.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

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 day trip from Osaka. Explore the seemingly endless ‘torii’ gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, visit Kiyomizu-dera temple, and explore Kinkaku-ji temple. Customize your trip by adding on a Japanese-style or Udon lunch, and select from four pickup points.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

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From Osaka to Amanohashidate, Ine no Funaya & Miyama Village!

・Convenient and quick transportation from Osaka to listed destinations with English-speaking guide accompany. ・Visit symbolic sightseeing in Kansai area including Amanohashidate and idyllic town of Miyama Village. ・Make a refreshing experience by taking ship to tour around Ine Bay and have a view of tradtional Funaya houses by the water. ・Enjoy buffet lunch with great selection of seafood or meat!
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Private Alphard Hire in Osaka Kyoto Nara Kobe with English Speaking Driver

Hire your own private driver to take you around the Osaka or Kyoto regions for the day. Customize your own itinerary with your driver and see the attractions that are of most interest to you such as the Osaka Castle, the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, and the Kiyomizu Temple. Select an English-, Chinese-, or Japanese-speaking driver and learn about the history of each location.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours

Private Day Trips

Private Car Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka

Escape the noise and stress of Osaka with this relaxing, 7-hour, private day trip exploring the mountains and hot springs near Kobe. Ride in your private luxury vehicle into this mountain escape, enjoying the views from on top of Mount Rokko, visiting the nearby Kobe Botanical Gardens and soaking your worries away at Arima Onsen hot springs.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Cultural Tours

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Shop up a storm in Osaka

When it comes to shopping, Osaka is an absolute paradise! The problem is knowing where to start. Join a like-minded local who can narrow down the search and guide you on a unique route through the best shopping districts and take you to the most fashionable places based on your individual style and personality. Whether you love luxury stores or want to shop for novelty items in a local neighbourhoods, your Host will help you explore Osaka’s fashion like a local during the rest of your stay. We will contact you within 24 hours of your booking to find out about your interests so we can assign a like-minded local who will create a bespoke experience for you. Your Host will suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place, but you can always change your mind about what you want to do during those four hours of your experience. You get to choose which top fashionable neighbourhoods you want to explore but will also have the chance to discover unique stores you won’t find elsewhere.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Kickstart Your Trip to Osaka

This is a great choice for first-time visitors to Osaka. Kickstart your trip by going on an action-packed tour with a local guide. It’s a great way to get your bearings and to learn about the local transport system without worrying about getting lost. As it’s a private tour, the itinerary is personalized based on your requirements. Your guide will be happy to answer questions and give top tips about where to find the best food. Learn about Osaka’s cultural practices, its culinary scene, and its most loved attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Osaka: Family friendly

You have finally decided to take that family trip to Osaka but also probably wondering what to do and where to go to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience- even the kids. At first glance Osaka's busy neon lit streets and bustling shopping districts may not seem family friendly but the city is actually packed with activities everyone can enjoy! Make the most of your holiday with the help of a local who will show you the sights and take you on an adventurous journey through the streets to discover hidden gems and taste authentic local food that suits your family’s tastes and preferences. We will contact you within 24 hours of your booking to find out about your interests so we can assign a like-minded local who will create a bespoke experience for you. Your Host will suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place, but you can always change your mind about what you want to do during those four hours of your experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge from Osaka

Depart from Osaka by train for a full-day walking tour that visits Himeji in Hyogo prefecture. Visit its top attraction, Himeji Castle, then enjoy a lunch buffet that features both Japanese and Western cuisines. Afterward, continue to Akashi Kaikyo Bridge—the longest suspension bridge in the world. Walk along Maiko Marine Promenade, a passageway underneath the bridge's roadway on the Kobe side. Experience an in-depth introduction to these Japanese treasures as travel with your expert guide on foot and by train.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Bus & Minivan Tours

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, Nara Park, and Kobe Mosaic. Board a comfortable bus for this day trip from Osaka to make the most of a day away from the city. Opt for an upgrade to a buffet or set lunch and shabu-shabu dinner.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

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Osaka Early Bird Tour

Exploring Osaka without the crowds during this tour for early risers. Departing from Namba Station, you join a guide for an early morning walking tour. Enjoy several main attractions, such as Dotonbori, Shinsekai, and Shitennoji—plus panoramic views from the top of Osaka Castle. This itinerary leaves you with a full day to make other plans.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

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.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Day Trips

Private Hiace Hire in Osaka Kyoto Nara Kobe with English Speaking Driver

Explore the Osaka or Kyoto regions in your private Hiace car with an English-speaking driver. Customize your own itinerary with your driver to fit the interests of you and your group. See key landmarks such as the Osaka Castle, the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, and the Kiyomizu Temple. Learn about the history of each location and get insider tips from your driver.
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  • 11 hours
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US$762.00
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  • 11 hours

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

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Osaka Bike Tour With A Local English-Speaking Guide

While exploring Osaka, take your sightseeing outdoors: by bicycle. This small-group tour introduces visitors to popular attractions as well as local hangouts such as Nakazaki-cho and America Town. Your guide selects the safest route with as little traffic as possible—difficult to do on your own. Enjoy plenty of stops including Osaka Castle, Nakanoshima Park, Umeda Sky Building, Nipponbashi Denden Town, and Shitennoji.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Osaka Half-day Private Custom Tour with National Licensed Guide

With a National Licensed and Experienced English speaking guide, this tour will allow you to explore Osaka more efficiently in one day. Enjoy a half-day walking tour in Osaka accompanied by an experienced guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese 2nd largest colorful city. Meet at your hotel, then visit famous sites including one of the most famous spots in Osaka. Go in depth with a private guide who customizes your 4 hour tour to your interests.Please let us know what would you like to experience and what time would you like to join the tour and where you stay. We would customize the tour based on your requests!
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  • 4 hours
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US$46.00
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  • 4 hours

Day Trips

Northern Kyoto Prefecture: Amanohashidate, Ine & Miyama (from Osaka)

Discover Kyoto’s highlights in a short space of time on this full-day tour from Osaka. You won’t have to worry about navigating, as you’ll travel in a coach and get access to amazing to Amanohashidate views. Enjoy a convenient day where everything is planned out for you—included a delicious buffet seafood lunch, visits to small villages, and a boat ride near Ine no Funaya.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours


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