• Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • Full-day trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe
  • Visit a historic Kyoto district
  • See UNESCO-listed temples
  • Shop and eat at Kobe MOSAIC
  • Option to add lunch and/or dinner
  • Pickup and drop-off at central locations in Kyoto
  • Entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

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

Shabu-Shabu dinner sample

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.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

The tour was fantastic. the day was very sunny and we had the opportunity to visit many places but with tranquility. The trip on the bus was quiet and safe. we were guided by Jewel who is an excellent guide. Much of this great experience is thanks to her, who was always willing to take pictures of everyone and explain us about each place where we were. 100 recommendable!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

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!

Helen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour was awesome and worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

If you are short of time, this tour is absolutely worth to use 1 days to visit 3 cities, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. I did not join the lunch in order to gain more time for sightseeing in Kyoto. The dinner is all you can eat hotpot in Kobe and it is great.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The trip was excellent! Kudos to Miss Suzuki and Mr. Ching, they were really good at it and very informative. The kids enjoyed specially at Nara park and the deers. One day is not enough to enjoy and fully explore all wonderful sites. Definitely we will be coming back.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

It's very worth it, a little rush to visit the shrines in kyoto within 1 hour or so because there's so many of them. Deer park was cute as raved! Time is a little tight but no complains since we get to go to 3 places. Lunch and dinner was good too. tour guides, coco and another gentlemen, was friendly and very helpful as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour directors were very helpful. The buffet lunch and shabu shabu dinner was definitely worth it.

Ma Ganda Yap Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome experience!

Manuel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

the trip was nice. lunch and dinner were excellent!

Maricar I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

If you only have limited time, I suggest you take this tour. I had fun, I enjoyed it so much

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