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Kyoto Morning, Afternoon or Full Day English-Guided Bus Tour from Osaka

 

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Description

Embark on a historical adventure with an expert guide in the ancient city of Kyoto! Select from a morning around Nijo Castle & Kinkakuji Temple, an afternoon at Fushimi Inari & Kiyomizudera or a full-day with all the best spots. Full day and morning tours begin at Kyoto's famous Nijo Castle, where the last Edo Shogun restored authority to Japan's Imperial Court. Move on to golden Kinkakuji Temple, before a visit to the Kyoto Imperial Palace or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. The full-day adventure continues as you head to the halls of Sanjusangendo with its impressive 1,000 life-sized Kannon statues. Kiyomizudera Temple is your final destination, a historic gem with stunning vistas of Kyoto.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 8 business days (18:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00 local time) to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

Morning Tour

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Maximum 20 tickets can be booked

Inclusion

  • Admission
  • Bus fare
  • Transportation fee
  • English-speaking guide

Duration

  • 6 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

22:46:40 Pick-up from Select Hotels in Osaka

Day: Day1
Hotel Granvia Osaka
Gather at Hotel Granvia Osaka and walk to Osaka Station. Board a rapid service train to Kyoto Station (non-reserved seating). Walk to AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk(Kyoto Sta. Hachijo Exit.).
Day: Day1
00:16:40 Depart from Kyoto Station by Bus

Day: Day1
Nijo Castle
The grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru (main circle of defense) and the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense), along with beautiful gardens and various support buildings.
Day: Day1
Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
A gorgeous Zen temple, the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf and surrounded by one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in the area.
Day: Day1
Kyoto Imperial Palace or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Imperial Palace visited all days except Mondays. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine visited on Mondays and Tuesday when Monday is a holiday or when imperial festivities are being held in Kyoto.
Day: Day1
05:01:40 Kyoto Station and go to Osaka Station
Proceed to Osaka by JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seats).
Day: Day1
05:01:40 Tour Ends at Osaka Station

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • Meals are not included in the price.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead: (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25th.

Requirement(s) - other

  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • Meals are not included in the price.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead: (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25th.

Afternoon Tour

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Maximum 20 tickets can be booked

Inclusion

  • Admission
  • Bus fare
  • Transportation fee
  • English-speaking guide

Duration

  • 6 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

03:46:40 Pick-up from Select Hotels in Osaka

Day: Day1
04:16:40 Hotel Granvia Osaka
Gather at Hotel Granvia Osaka and walk to Osaka Station. Board a rapid service train to Kyoto Station (non-reserved seating). Walk to AVANTI Sunrise Tours desk (Kyoto Sta. Hachijo Exit.).
Day: Day1
05:16:40 Depart from Kyoto Station by Bus

Day: Day1
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Make way through the thousand red torii gates as you pay a visit to the God of agriculture. See the many inari foxes as you explore the famed shrine.
Day: Day1
Sanjusangendo Temple
This Buddhist temple received the popular name of Sanjusangendo (Hall of 33 spaces) from the architecture of the 120 meter long hall. The hall holds 1,000 statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon, one of the most important Buddhist deities.
Day: Day1
Kiyomizudera Temple
View the city of Kyoto from this hilltop temple and take a sip from the Otowa waterfall flowing from beneath the main hall, said to grant wishes to those who drink it.
Day: Day1
Kyoto Station to Osaka Station
Proceed to Osaka by JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seats).
Day: Day1
10:16:40 Tour Ends at Osaka Station

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • Meals are not included in the price.
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizudera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.

Requirement(s) - other

  • Meals are not included in the price.
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizudera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.

Full Day Tour with Lunch

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Maximum 20 tickets can be booked

Inclusion

  • Lunch
  • Admission
  • Bus fare
  • Transportation fee
  • English-speaking guide

Duration

  • 11 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

22:46:40 Pick-up from Select Hotels in Osaka

Day: Day1
23:11:40 Hotel Granvia Osaka
Gather at Hotel Granvia Osaka and walk to Osaka Station. Board a rapid service train to Kyoto Station (non-reserved seating). Walk to AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (Kyoto Sta. Hachijo Exit.).
Day: Day1
00:16:40 Depart from Kyoto Station

Day: Day1
Nijo Castle
The grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru (main circle of defense) and the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense), along with beautiful gardens and various support buildings.
Day: Day1
Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
A gorgeous Zen temple, the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf and surrounded by one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in the area.
Day: Day1
Kyoto Imperial Palace or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Imperial Palace visited all days except Mondays. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine visited on Mondays and Tuesday when Monday is a holiday or when imperial festivities are being held in Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Lunch (For Those with Lunch Plan)
Refuel for the afternoon's adventures with a delicious set meal plan! For those without a lunch plan, the tour will stop around Kyoto Station. Feel free to find a place of your choice for lunch! (Meal charges are not included in the plan without lunch)
Day: Day1
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Make way through the thousand red torii gates as you pay a visit to the God of agriculture. See the many inari foxes as you explore the famed shrine.
Day: Day1
Sanjusangendo Temple
This Buddhist temple received the popular name of Sanjusangendo (Hall of 33 spaces) from the architecture of the 120 meter long hall. The hall holds 1,000 statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon, one of the most important Buddhist deities.
Day: Day1
Kiyomizudera Temple
View the city of Kyoto from this hilltop temple and take a sip from the Otowa waterfall flowing from beneath the main hall, said to grant wishes to those who drink it.
Day: Day1
09:16:40 Kyoto Station to Osaka Station
Proceed to Osaka by JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seats).
Day: Day1
10:16:40 Tour Ends at Osaka Station

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizudera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead: (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25th.
  • A set meal will be served for lunch. For those who would like a vegetarian meal, please request at the time of booking. Same day requests cannot be made.

Requirement(s) - other

  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizudera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead: (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25th.
  • A set meal will be served for lunch. For those who would like a vegetarian meal, please request at the time of booking. Same day requests cannot be made.

Full Day Tour without Lunch

Min/Max Quantity To Book

  • Maximum 20 tickets can be booked

Inclusion

  • Admission
  • Bus fare
  • Transportation fee
  • English-speaking guide

Duration

  • 11 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

22:46:40 Pick-up from Select Hotels in Osaka

Day: Day1
23:11:40 Hotel Granvia Osaka
Gather at Hotel Granvia Osaka and walk to Osaka Station. Board a rapid service train to Kyoto Station (non-reserved seating). Walk to AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk (Kyoto Sta. Hachijo Exit.).
Day: Day1
00:16:40 Depart from Kyoto Station

Day: Day1
Nijo Castle
The grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru (main circle of defense) and the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense), along with beautiful gardens and various support buildings.
Day: Day1
Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)
A gorgeous Zen temple, the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf and surrounded by one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in the area.
Day: Day1
Kyoto Imperial Palace or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Imperial Palace visited all days except Mondays. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine visited on Mondays and Tuesday when Monday is a holiday or when imperial festivities are being held in Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Lunch (For Those with Lunch Plan)
Refuel for the afternoon's adventures with a delicious set meal plan! For those without a lunch plan, the tour will stop around Kyoto Station. Feel free to find a place of your choice for lunch! (Meal charges are not included in the plan without lunch)
Day: Day1
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Make way through the thousand red torii gates as you pay a visit to the God of agriculture. See the many inari foxes as you explore the famed shrine.
Day: Day1
Sanjusangendo Temple
This Buddhist temple received the popular name of Sanjusangendo (Hall of 33 spaces) from the architecture of the 120 meter long hall. The hall holds 1,000 statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon, one of the most important Buddhist deities.
Day: Day1
Kiyomizudera Temple
View the city of Kyoto from this hilltop temple and take a sip from the Otowa waterfall flowing from beneath the main hall, said to grant wishes to those who drink it.
Day: Day1
09:16:40 Kyoto Station to Osaka Station
Proceed to Osaka by JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seats).
Day: Day1
10:16:40 Tour Ends at Osaka Station

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • Meals are not included in the price.
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizudera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead: (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25th.

Requirement(s) - other

  • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
  • Meals are not included in the price.
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizudera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead: (Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year's holidays, and whenever there is an Imperial Household event).
  • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on May 25th.

Activity Detail

Restrictions

  • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions. Tour: An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating. An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well. If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.

Additional Notes

  • Public transportation will be used for the trip between Osaka and Kyoto. Please note that seating is not guaranteed.

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