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Guided Day Tour of Kyoto and Nara: Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Arashiyama, and Nara Park

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Discover Japan's 2 must-see destinations, including the most popular historic and natural hotspots, with an expert guide on this day tour with transportation from Osaka/Kyoto.

Highlights

  • Enjoy hassle-free, round-trip transportation on your tour from the convenience pick-up point from Kyoto or Osaka.
  • Glean a wealth of information on every gem you see from your knowledgeable guide.
  • From the gold-leaf encased Kinkaku-ji temple to the jade green, sunlit bamboo groves of Arashiyama, you have plenty of enviable photo ops!
  • Fun Fact: The Arashiyama bamboo plants are known for their soothing music, a result of soft winds blowing through. Make sure you connect with nature in this unique way!

Inclusions

  • 11-hour tour
  • English-speaking guide
  • Round-trip transportation from Osaka/Kyoto
  • Admission to Kinkaku-ji temple
  • Consumption tax

Exclusions

  • Admission to Todai-ji temple (JP¥600 per person)
  • Lunch

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 11 days before the experience begins and get a full refund.

In this exclusive 11-hour tour, embark on a journey to the scenic areas of Kyoto and Nara, home to several UNESCO world heritage sites, temples, and holy shrines.

Admire the Glittering Kinkaku-ji Temple

Visit the Kinkakuji Temple, which is entirely covered in gold leaf and marvel at its architecture. When the golden structure reflects the sunlight, it is a sight to behold. Take a stroll around the garden and gaze at the temple's glistening reflection in the quiet pond.

Connect with Nature Through Arashiyama

A popular tourist destination in northwest Kyoto, Arashiyama is known for its world-famous bamboo grove and stunning scenery that changes each season. Stroll through the bamboo groves beautifully illuminated by sunlight. Don't forget to snap incredible views of the Katsura River after crossing the Togetsu-kyo Bridge before visiting the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Step through the 10,000 torii gates of the shrine, which give the impression of being an infinite tunnel.

Stroll through Nara Park

Take a leisurely stroll through Nara Park's paths while keeping an eye out for the numerous lovely deer who call the park home. Enjoy the views of the beautiful woodland and close encounters with the deer. From here, take a 15-min walk to the ancient Tōdai-ji Temple where you will find the largest bronze Buddha statue in the world.

Itinerary

Departure at 8am from Osaka / 9am from Kyoto | Kinkaku-ji 40-min visit from 9:40am | Arashiyama 120-min visit from 10:50am, lunch at own expense | Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine 80-min visit from 1:40pm | Nara Park 80-min visit from 1:40pm | Arrival at 6pm to Kyoto / 7pm to Osaka

Timings

  • Available on Mon, Wed, and Sat.
  • Osaka departure: 8am.
  • Kyoto departure: 9am.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.
  • Please display the mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Points

VIP Villa Namba

  • Meet your guide at VIP Villa Namba.
  • Address: 1-chōme-2-1 Nanbanaka, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0011, Japan.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Kyoto VIP Lounge

  • Meet your guide at the Kyoto VIP Lounge.
  • Address: 1F, Terada Building, 6 Toriiguchi-cho, Nishikujo, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8417, Japan.

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