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Day Tour: Arashiyama Kinkakuji Nara Park Kobe Mosaic

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Set out from the hustle and bustle of Osaka towards the outskirts of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe, and visit the city’s most cherished, nature-kissed attractions!

Highlights

  • Watch the landscape change from city to countryside in a wink on this guided day tour from Osaka

  • Enjoy the company of an expert tour guide along your journey, who will give you insight on the attractions visited

  • A comfortable bus ride awaits you! The bus is equipped with free WiFi and dedicated USB ports

  • Visit Kyoto’s Arashiyama, and bask in the beauty of its ever-colorful natural landscape

  • Another landmark in Kyoto you’ll visit is Kinkaku-ji, or the Temple of the Golden Pavillion

  • At Nara, visit one of Japan’s oldest parks, Nara Park: known for its friendly residents, wild deer

  • At Kobe, visit it’s most popular mall, the Kobe Mosaic, an open mall that overlooks the striking Kobe skyline

  • This ticket includes a variety of lunch and dinner meals to choose from; take your pick

Inclusions

  • Expert English-speaking tour guide

  • Round-trip transfers

  • Admission into attractions

  • Buffet lunch (Optional)

  • Shabu Shabu All-you-can-eat dinner (Optional)

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

On this one-day tour, you will set off from the ever-grinding city of Osaka and become one with nature at three of its must-visit attractions. Your first destination is Arashiyama, a popular tourist destination wrapped around in a stunning natural setting. You’ll find several small temples scattered about the base of the wooded mountains, against the backdrop of the colorful cherry blossoms and autumn leaves (visit in fall). You’ll also visit its common sightseeing spots, including the Sagano Bamboo Grove and the Togetsukyo Bridge.

Visit the Kinkaku-ji next (the Temple of the Golden Pavillion in English), a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto that attracts many visitors annually. The “gold” in the name refers to the multilayered golden leaves used to cover the Shari-den, a reliquary hall that holds Buddha’s bones. Next, visit one of Japan’s oldest parks, Nara Park! Housing over 1,200 wild deer, this park has been known to protect deer for centuries, considering them gods of the Kasuga Shrine!

Finally, visit Kobe Mosaic, an open mall that overlooks the strikingly beautiful Kobe Port on the ocean side of Harborland. Traipse around the mall, explore the 80 unique shops it holds, buy yourself some Kobe souvenirs for keepsake, and stroll around the port, as the sea breeze lightly caresses your face. This experience also includes optional buffet lunches, Kobe beef steak lunches, and all-you-can-eat Shabu Shabu meals for dinner!

Ticket Information

This ticket has the following variants that you can choose from:

  • S Plan: Buffet Lunch + Shabu Shabu All-you-can-eat dinner

  • A Plan: Japanese-style set lunch + Shabu Shabu All-you-can-eat dinner

  • N Plan: No lunch + + Shabu Shabu Dinner

Important Information

  • Infants (aged 0-2yrs) go free. They will not be given separate seats on the bus

  • If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know ahead of time (preferably while booking)

Itinerary

  • 8:30 AM- 9:00 AM: Departure from meeting points

  • 120 min at Arashiyama

  • 45 min at Kinkakuji

  • 80 min at Nara Park

  • 125 min at Kobe MOSAIC

Discounted Tickets

Ages 0-2yrs go free. Ages 3-11yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID while boarding

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs

Meeting Points

8:30 AM

  • Meet your tour guide at UMEDA Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

8:35 AM

  • Meet your tour guide at Nipponbashi Tsurutontan Soemoncho

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

9 AM

  • Meet your tour guide at Namba OCAT

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Validity

This ticket is valid for the date and time selected during checkout

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