From Osaka: Full-Day Kyoto UNESCO and Historical Sites Tour

From Osaka: Full-Day Kyoto UNESCO and Historical Sites Tour

From £104.90 per person

Explore the very best of ancient Kyoto in just 1 day starting from Osaka. See the most important UNESCO and historical sites in the city on this full-day tour which includes a stop for a traditional Japanese lunch.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Thai, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Russian


7 hours
  • Osaka

  • 1 hour
  • Kiyomizu-dera

  • Sanjusangen-do

  • Fushimi Inari Taisha

  • Lunch

  • Sagano Bamboo Forest

  • Tenryuji Temple

  • Kinkaku-ji

  • 1 hour
  • Osaka

Meeting point
Main stop
  • See the best historical landmarks of Kyoto in a single day
  • Savor a tasty Japanese lunch at Arashiyama
  • Make use of the onboard wi-fi provided
Full description
Explore the best of the UNESCO certified and other historical sites of ancient Kyoto on this full-day adventure. Departing from Osaka, your first stop will be at the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. From here, climb to the most famous UNESCO sites in Kyoto, where you can admire panoramic views of the city below from the temple's privileged position on Higashi-yama hill. Next, head to Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, known for its 1001 statues, specifically the Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara statue, before moving on to Fushimi Inari Taisya-Senbon Torii. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the Inari Shrines, which hosts the guardian Gods of business success, familial wellbeing, traffic safety and improvement in the performing arts. You will also have the opportunity for a photo at the iconic Thousand Torii Gates.  Following this visit, stop for a break at Arashiyama where you may choose to enjoy a Japanese style lunch. After lunch, the day continues with visits to Togetsu-kyo Bridge, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryu-ji Temple. Finally, head to Rokuon-ji Temple, known locally as the Golden Temple, before returning to Osaka.
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Audio headset for audioguides in other languages
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • All taxes, entrance fees and handling charges
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Not allowed

    • Pets

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    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • Vegetarian and halal lunch options are available
    • Audio guides are available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Russian
    • The itinerary is subject to change, depending on traffic and weather conditions
    •  If any locations are closed, an alternative visiting point will be arranged
    • Please note, that this tour contains stairs and hills at both stops
    Customer reviews

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    5 /5

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    We were given a background of all the places we went to while we were still at the bus. Then when we reached the sites, we had enough time to explore the places on our own. Our tour guide, Hiromi, was very knowledgeable and sweet. She spoke English well. In addition, the bus ride was very smooth and we were able to rest while we were in the bus.

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    21 January 2020

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    Product ID: 335606