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  2. Osaka Prefecture
  3. Osaka
  4. Arashiyama

From Osaka: Kyoto Top Highlights Day Trip

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Go on a culturally-enriching day trip from Osaka to Kyoto. Stop at the Fushimi Inari Temple and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kinkakuji Temple, and Arashiyama.
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Duration 7 hours
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  • See the best of Kyoto in the most convenient and comfortable way
  • See the famous vermillion gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Explore the gorgeous golden Kinkaku-ji and its immaculate well-preserved gardens
  • Umeda

  • 1 hour

  • Fushimi Inari Taisha (visit)

  • 30 minutes

  • Kiyomizu-dera (visit, lunch)

  • 40 minutes

  • Kinkaku-ji (visit)

  • Arashiyama (visit)

  • 100 minutes

  • Umeda

3 hours

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Main stop
Full description
Visit some of Kyoto's most famous cultural sites on this day-long bus tour from Osaka. Hop aboard a comfortable coach and drive to Japan's ancient capital to see the brilliant torii gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu-dera temple, and the golden pavilion of Kinkaku-ji.

Kyoto is filled with ancient historic sites dating back to the 6th century. Get dropped off first at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a Shinto shrine famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates. Spend time wandering the brilliant paths before heading to your next destination. Arrive at Kiyomizu-dera, one of the most iconic temples in Japan. Take ample time to wander through the temple. Walk across the impressive wooden stage, which juts out from the hillside and was constructed without the use of a single nail.

Make a final stop at Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion due to the fact that it's covered in gold leaf. Wander through the immaculate gardens surrounding the temple, admiring the original Japanese designs that have been preserved since Ashikaga's time. In the late afternoon, your bus returns you to Osaka.
  • Local taxes
  • Round-trip bus fare
  • Kyoto traditional tofu dish (deluxe or standard)
  • Kinkakuji Temple entrance ticket
  • Kiyomizudera Temple entrance ticket
  • Leaflet with detailed itinerary and descriptions
  • Pick up and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • English-speaking tour conductor
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses

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  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• 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$ 96.44 per person

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Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

Product ID: 237292