Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto

This is an affordable yet culturally-enriching bus trip to Kyoto and Nara. Tour stops at Kyoto Arashiyama, Kinkakuji-temple and Nara park. With several convenient pickup points in Osaka and Kyoto, this tour will be a great addition to your trip to Japan.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture

After lunch, you will tour the Kinkaku-ji temple. Kinkaku, a pagoda made to house the sacred relics of the Buddha, has given this temple the popular name of Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion). But the official name of this branch temple of the Rinzai sect Zen temple of Shokoku-ji is Rokuon-ji. This complex, whose gardens and architecture focused around a central Golden Pavilion, was said to evoke paradise on earth. And the view of Kinkaku which is reflected in the Kyoko-chi (Mirror Pond) is very beautiful. This was built by the third Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimitsu for his own villa but turned into a temple after his death. This temple was rebuilt in 1955.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arashiyama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0007 Kyoto Prefecture

Upon arrival at Arashiyama, you will tour the Arashiyama district located in the Western part of Kyoto. This area becomes most attractive around early April and late November when the cherry blossoms bloom and fall color seasons usually peak. During the summer months, traditional cormorant fishing is practiced on the Hozu River for tourists to watch. One highly recommended spot is the Sagano Bamboo Forest. It is a pleasantly cool 100m long walkway that begins from the side of the world heritage Tenryuji Temple. Later, you will have a buffet lunch filled with an assortment of 60 Kyoto dishes or a Beef Shabu Shabu lunch (if meal is selected).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Nara Park, 469 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8501 Nara Prefecture

Nara Park is famous for the 1,200 or so wild deer that live freely within the park. Within Nara Park you will find the Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Todai-ji Temple, 406-1 Zoushi-cho, Nara 630-8587 Nara Prefecture

Todai-ji Temple originated from Kinshozan-ji Temple, which was built in 728 (the 5th year of the Jinki era) to mourn the death of Emperor Shomu's crown prince, Imperial Prince Motoi. Although the present reconstruction of 1692 is only two-thirds of the original temple hall's size, Daibutsuden (Big Buddha Hall), Todaiji's main hall, is one of the biggest wooden structures in the world. The 15 meters tall, seated Buddha represents Vairocana and is flanked by two Bodhisattvas, is residing in this temple.

Duration: 45 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Infant meals not included"
"Only collapsible strollers are acceptable. They will be put in the luggage space while on the bus."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"[IMPORTANT] The bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be on time."
"Meeting Time at Kyoto Station: 9:05 AM, you will take a train for Arashiyama with your guide."
"Meeting Time at Namba OCAT: 8:50 AM"
"[IMPORTANT] Kyoto Dep: End point is at Kyoto station. You return by train on your own from Nara. Tour guide will not accompany you to Kyoto Station."
"Emergency call center available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm everyday"
"Beef Shabu-Shabu or Buffet lunch (if meal is selected)"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duración: 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: 1: Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
2: Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Local taxes
  • Beef Shabu-Shabu or Buffet lunch (if meal is selected)
  • Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
  • Round-trip bus fare
  • Pickup at designated meeting points
  • Accompanied by English speaking tour guide
  • JR and Kintetsu Train tickets (Kyoto departure only)
  • Entry/Admission - Todai-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple

No Incluye

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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