1. Japan
  2. Osaka Prefecture
  3. Osaka
  4. Arashiyama

From Osaka: 1-Day Kyoto Highlights Tour with Maiko Show

Product ID: 277732
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Conquer all of Kyoto's must-see's and must-do's in a single day. Visit Gion, Fushimi Inari, and Arashiyama. Enjoy a special experience of meeting a real Maiko and spending time with them.
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Duration: 7 hours
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English, Japanese
English, Japanese

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  • Discover all of the true charm of Kyoto in 1 day
  • Visit the top, must-see sights of Kyoto, Gion, Fushimi Inari, and Arashiyama
  • Enjoy the rare opportunity of spending time with an apprentice geisha
  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural landscapes of Arashiyama
Full description
Head off first to Fushimi-Inari, famous for its thousands of brilliant-red torii, entrance gates to Shinto shrines, which straddle a network of trails behinds its main buildings. Take an hour to explore the mountain trails, making sure to pause at the interesting shrine buildings. Then, transfer to Gion District with a prearranged taxi, divided into 2 or 3 passengers per car. 

Have lunch at an authentic restaurant where you can try Chanko, a Japanese hot pot dish famously eaten by Sumo wrestlers. The menu will be all-you-can-eat with dessert and soft drinks included. After finishing lunch, take a quick 3-minute walk from the restaurant and meet a Maiko, an apprentice geisha, and watch their performance. Hear about the authentic manner of tea ceremony from them. Snap some photos and feel exclusive, as one usually doesn't have the chance to see Maikos in the street. 

After enjoying time with the Maikos, stroll around Hanami-koji Road, a cobblestone street lined with tea houses and restaurants. Next, head off to Arashiyama by train, a place surrounded by bamboo grove. Here, you'll find quiet natural landscapes and have the chance to take in beautiful mountain views surrounding Kyoto. After this special time in Arashiyama, return to Osaka by bus and get dropped off at the same place you were picked up.
  • Lunch (all-you-can-eat Japanese hot pot meals with soft drink)
  • Roundtrip bus fare
  • Maiko or Geiko experience
  • English-speaking tour conductor
  • Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
  • Taxi and train fare during the tour
  • If you choose the Kyoto departure option: train fares from Kyoto Station to Inari and from Saga Arashiyama back to Kyoto
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Your tour conductor is not a guide, they will only accompany the group with minimal guidance
• You can choose your convenient pickup point from Umeda, Nippombashi, Namba OCAT, and Kyoto Station
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infants (0-2 years old) can participate in this tour for free (no seat or meal provided)

From US$ 153.17 per person

Organized by

Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

Product ID: 277732