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Kyoto Sagano Romantic Train Day Tour from Osaka Namba

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Admire Fushimi Inari-Taisha, cherish the landscapes of Arashiyama, and visit Kiyomizu-dera temple on this tour with a 23-minute train ride.

Highlights

  • Embark on a full-day guided tour of Kyoto with round-trip transfers from Osaska as you catch sight of some of the majestic landmarks.

  • Enjoy the picturesque forest sceneries of Arashiyama aboard the Sagano train, an old-engine train chugging along the Hozugawa River.

  • Walk along the Fushimi-Inari Taisha path and explore the apparently infinite scarlet Torii gate tunnel at the oldest Shinto Shrine in Japan.

  • Experience the grandeur of the Kiyomizu-dera Buddhist temple and get an upgrade to enjoy a buffet lunch or a beef shabu shabu.

  • Fun Fact: The bamboo plants within Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest make soft, soothing music caused by the wind, which is a part of Japan's 100 Soundscapes.

Inclusions

  • Full-day guided tour of Kyoto

  • English-speaking guide

  • Round-trip bus transfers from Osaka Namba

  • Sagano romantic train ride

  • Lunch (optional)

Exclusions

  • Entry to Kiyomizu-dera

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Kyoto, one of the oldest cities in Japan, overflows with natural allure, cultural reverence, and ancient architecture. If you've been waiting to catch sight of the city’s enchanting cherry blossoms, waterfalls, ancient shrines, and magical forests, this tour is for you!

Scenic Views on Sagano Train Ride

Board the Sagano train and enjoy a ride among serene views. The Togetsukyo bridge spanning the Hozugawa River, and the towering bamboo stalks swaying at Arashiyama bamboo make for picture-perfect sights. In the spring, feast your eyes on the cherry blossoms in bloom, and in autumn, see leaves turn deep orange.

Fushimi-Inari Taisha and Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Fushimi-Inari Taisha is the head shrine for the 30,000 Inari shrines in Japan, where you can take a stroll along the long Torii tunnel, and discover fox statues scattered throughout the shrine. Kiyomizu-dera temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies on the foothills of Mount Otowa. This temple is famous for being built without the use of a single nail. Its Main Hall rests on a wooden stage soaring 13 meters above the hillside. Return to Namba Station and end the tour with your newfound insight into the culture of Kyoto city.

Itinerary

  • 9am: Depart from Osaka Namba

  • Fushimi Inari Taisha (80 mins)

  • Arashiyama and lunch (120 mins)

  • Sagano romantic train (23 mins)

  • Kiyomizu-dera (75 mins)

  • 5:50pm: Arrive in Osaka Namba

Important Information

  • Please note that the schedule of the Sagano romantic train may vary based on unfavorable weather conditions.

  • In the buffet lunch, vegetarian menus and other special arrangements are not available.

Restrictions

  • Strict Dress Code: As you will be visiting temples on this tour, it is best to avoid shorts, skirts, and sleeveless tops.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Namba Reception Counter on the 1F of Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT).

  • Address: 1 Chome-4-1 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan.

  • Guide identifier: Your guide will wait with the' LIMON' sign.

  • Timings: Bus will leave on 9am so be sure to be there at 8:50am.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Ocat. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses Sakai/Namba/Kyoto to Kashiwazaki/Nagaoka, Kobe/Osaka to Nagano/Yudanaka, Osaka/Kyoto to Tsukuba/Mito, and many more to get you there.

By Train

  • The closest train station is JR Namba Station. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board train Yamatoji Line to get you there.

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