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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour from Osaka/Kyoto

1. Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour from Osaka/Kyoto

Depart from the exclusive VIP waiting rooms of Osaka or Kyoto, heading to Fushimi Inari Taisha. Designated as an Important Cultural Property, the main shrine building contains five shrines together, these five pillars of Fushimi Inari Taisha are named for the great virtues of Inari Okami that they embody. Inari Okami is known as a deity of business prosperity, the prosperity of industries, the safety of households, safety in traffic and improvement in the performing arts. The 'Senbon Torii' or 1000 torii gates are donations by individuals and companies, and you will find the donator's name and the date of the donation inscribed on the back of each gate. Then you will head to Arashiyama, which changes with the seasons and you can enjoy the scenery any time of year, with cherry blossoms in the spring, boat festivals in the Summer, red leaves in Autumn and snow white mountains in the winter. Arashiyama is also filled with temples and shrines including the match-making Shrine you can visit, during your walk through the famed Bamboo grove. There are a variety of restaurants to choose right near the Togetsukyo bridge, including vegan and Halal. Proceed to the symbol of Kyoto, Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, also named Rakuon-ji: one of the most popular buildings in Japan. Finally, move on to Japan’s old capital, Nara: you will have the time to explore its park, cuddle the worldwide famous deer and enter the biggest wooden building of the planet, Todai-ji Temple, another UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will find yourself in front of Japan’s biggest Buddha statue, 15 meters tall.

Osaka: Guided Pub Crawl

2. Osaka: Guided Pub Crawl

Experience the nightlife of Osaka throughout an exciting pub crawl. You can meet new people as you visit various bars and clubs, mingling with your fellow crawlers. Avoid the need to plan your night and avail of the services of a fun guide with good local knowledge. You will typically start the night in a relaxed bar with space to sit down to get to know each other, enjoying a free shot and getting the chance to win some free drinks. Things will heat up at the 2nd bar, with more music and some games and activities to get to know your fellow participants. Next, continue to a 3rd bar with space to dance and a table to sit down at if you prefer. Then it will be time to make your way to a club to end the night on the dance floor. You can stay until closing time at 5:00AM if you want to mix with the locals, who will start arriving at around 12:30AM if you want to see how they have fun. You may even get invited to an after party if any are available, which they often are.

Pickleball in Osaka with locals players!

3. Pickleball in Osaka with locals players!

Come experience the fastest growing sport! Pickleball is still relatively new in Japan, but is quickly growing in popularity. You will be able to play friendly and leisurely doubles matches for 3 hours, all levels are welcome. Organizers and other players are available to teach you/give tips if need be. Paddles and equipment are provided, but feel free to bring your own. You will be meeting many new friends from Japan and other countries! Please wear comfortable clothes and indoor shoes. Water fountain, locker room and showers are available at the gym. Let's enjoy sport together! Be healthy. Have fun!

Osaka: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

4. Osaka: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

Join a local guide to experience the authentic side of Osaka. Get a personalized tour of the city’s fascinating history, culture, and fantastic food scene as you’re led among its liveliest districts. Visit some off-the-beaten-path spots and hidden gems as you become immersed in the local lifestyle. Osaka’s whirlwind of chaotic shopping, lantern-lit mazes of izakaya bars, and frenetic canal-side entertainment districts is a lot to get to grips with. Your local insider will make sure you make the most of your time together. Discover locals-only Osaka, where fishermen is a delicacy and vendors consider bargaining a traditional art form. Hop on the train to the high-energy entertainment district of Namba, an area that’s buzzing with locals looking for a good time 24/7. Stroll down lively streets to Kuromon Market, a covered space packed with over 100 shops and vendors selling street food, shellfish, and souvenirs. (If you’re feeling peckish, point out the seafood that tickles your fancy, from scallops to sea urchin, and watch a vendor cooked right in front of you!). Next up, explore tranquil Hozenji Yokocho, a stone-paved lane packed with long-standing Japanese bars and restaurants that retains the spirit of the Osaka of yesteryear, and see Sennichimae Kitchenware Street – a street dedicated entirely to kitchen utensils and food supplies! Peer into the shops and restaurants lining the Soemon-cho entertainment district, an area with more than 400 years of history, and get lost in Den-Den Town, the perfect place to geek out over cameras, computers, pop culture, games, and anime. After that, get blinded by Dotonbori, a snapshot of typical Osaka, where colossal food signs and flashing lights illuminate your path (don’t miss the eye-catching Glico Running Man above Ebisubashi Bridge), then take a pleasant walk through to Shinsaibashi and the creative, youth-oriented America-mura – a treasure trove of retro stores, independent galleries, and cool cafés. Important: Your personalized itinerary will be planned according to the number of hours booked and adapted to your preferences. Once you’ve booked, someone from the local tour operator's team will be in touch, so let them know if you have any special requirements. The places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences.

Osaka: Nightlife Tour and Bar Hop in Namba & Shinsaibashi

5. Osaka: Nightlife Tour and Bar Hop in Namba & Shinsaibashi

Navigating the bustling streets of Osaka can be quite a daunting task, especially with the language barriers and the fear of ending up in tourist traps. It's difficult to find your way around and truly experience the authentic essence of the city. So let me guide you through the exhilarating urban maze that is Osaka! Let’s start the night at a local foreigner-friendly bar, nestled in either the vibrant districts of Namba or Tsuruhashi. Here, we'll immerse ourselves in the lively atmosphere, break the ice over a few drinks, and discuss our plans for the rest of the evening. Whether you yearn for pulsating clubs or desire to mingle with the locals at hidden hole-in-the-wall establishments, I've got you covered. As your nightlife tour guide, I am well-versed in all the best hot spots, elusive hidden gems, upscale establishments, and lively karaoke bars that Osaka has to offer. No need to rely on Google, allow me to show you the best of Osaka’s nightlife!

From Kyoto or Osaka: Private Walking Tour through Nara

6. From Kyoto or Osaka: Private Walking Tour through Nara

Go on a private city walking tour through Nara and explore the fascinating history, culture, and food scene of this city. You'll be paired with like-minded local hosts who will suggest a bespoke itinerary to suit your needs and requests. Meet your guide in Kyoto or Osaka and take the train to Nara, the city where Shinto Buddhism was born. See some of Japan’s most significant temples and shrines. Marvel at art and architecture dating back to the 8th-century.   Walk down quiet streets and shaded paths lined with cherry blossom trees and be amazed by Nanto Shichi Daiji, the seven great Buddhist temples. Discover the magical, wood-built architecture overhung with thousands of lanterns at the fairytale Kasuga-Taisha Shrine. At the famous Nara Park, you can see the iconic tame deers that come close enough to greet you. If you are hungry this would be the perfect opportunity to check out the restaurants and cafes at Higashimuki Shopping Street. In this street, you will also find all sorts of souvenirs. 

Osaka: Private Discovery Tour with a Local

7. Osaka: Private Discovery Tour with a Local

Orientate yourself and check out a few of the most famous attractions in Osaka with your personal like-minded host, who will suggest a completly personalized itinerary based on your interests and preferences. Let a local kick-start your trip by showing you the highlights and giving you a priceless insight into city life, from advice about cultural practices to the best spots to eat authentic local food. Explore Osaka like a local and make the most of your time in Osaka from the start. Follow the unique route which your local host has designed specifically for you, either by walking or using public transport so you can get familiar with how to move around the city. Learn about the city’s cultural practices, heritage, culture and cuisine as you explore the city together, perhaps stopping to try some authentic local street food or visiting a shrine. Your local will give your trip the best possible start, helping you to make the most of your time in Osaka.

Osaka Vibrant Photoshoot

8. Osaka Vibrant Photoshoot

we will visit 5 spots within 1.5 hours with 40+ edited pictures. we will start from the monument in front of the Glico Sign and will take around 20 minutes there to take e some pictures and explain about the Glico Sign Then will move to Dotombori Street which takes 30 minutes to take some pictures and explain about the street then will move to Houzenji temple and will take there around 10 minutes and taking some pictures then we will move to America mura will stay there around 20 minutes to take some pictures and explain about the place then will move to hidden spots around this area will stay there 10 minutes to take some pictures and will recommend you some restaurants for dinner. ・Glico Sign ・Dotombori street ・Houzenji temple ・America mura ・Other hidden spots around this area!

Osaka: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

9. Osaka: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

Remember your vacation in Osaka with these photos captured by your personal photographer. Take part in a photo shoot that will capture you at your best, choose the best shoot duration for your vacation, and benefit from your photographer's in-depth local knowledge of the island. On the day of the shoot, your photographer will share their local knowledge and work their magic to capture some memorable moments. Choose custom locations in Osaka for your photo shoot, whether you're on a family getaway, a romantic trip, or a lively holiday with friends. Depending on the option you choose, enjoy 1-3 hours of photo shooting and explore up to 3 locations on the island. Within the 5 working days following your photoshoot, you will receive your edited photos. Download your professionally-edited images to share with friends, family, and social media.

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4.3 / 5

based on 92 reviews

It was a good travel itinerary because it covers most of the beautiful sites in Kyoto and a bit of Nara. Our tour guide is very helpful and friendly. I wish that they will give more time to each destination so that we enjoy ourselves more. Also, it is a plus if our guide would also speak English in his storytelling not just Taiwanese.

Amazing excursion; organised very well, the guide very ready to help you and look after you. You get to see the best part of Kyoto and then you have time for feeding the deers in Nara! definitely recommend, I went as a solo traveler and I met amazing people!

I enjoy learning about history and seeing places of historical significance in-person. I thought the tour was very-well organized and I was able to learn more about the Japanese culture.

Amazing and it was my memoriable trip and day in Japan. Thank you Mike (our tour guide) for making my day wonderful.

Hosts were great locations were great just too many guys