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  • From Osaka: One-Way Thunderbird Train Ticket to Kanazawa

    1. From Osaka: One-Way Thunderbird Train Ticket to Kanazawa

    Ride one of Japan's famous bullet trains with a one-way Thunderbird Express ticket between Osaka and Kanazawa. Book your ticket in advance for a smooth experience at the station. After redeeming your ticket at Osaka Train Station, sit back and relax with scenic views of the Fukui Prefecture and Ishikawa Prefecture countryside.Expect lush forests, natural lakes, and even hot springs for views. After 2 hours and 40 minutes, you'll arrive in Kanazawa and be able to explore the famous castle town. The city has many historical attractions, such as restored residences and the Nagamachi Samurai district, as well as Kenrokuen, one of the Japan's three best landscape gardens. For an authentic experience, even head to the local fish market to sample best quality sea food.

  • From Osaka: Kyoto Top Highlights Day Trip

    2. From Osaka: Kyoto Top Highlights Day Trip

    Visit some of Kyoto's most famous cultural sites on this day-long bus tour from Osaka. Hop aboard a comfortable coach and drive to Japan's ancient capital to see the brilliant torii gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu-dera temple, and the golden pavilion of Kinkaku-ji. Kyoto is filled with ancient historic sites dating back to the 6th century. Get dropped off first at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a Shinto shrine famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates. Spend time wandering the brilliant paths before heading to your next destination. Arrive at Kiyomizu-dera, one of the most iconic temples in Japan. Take ample time to wander through the temple. Walk across the impressive wooden stage, which juts out from the hillside and was constructed without the use of a single nail. Next, stop at Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion due to the fact that it's ...

    The experience was good. Mariko our guide was very kind. This trip was a good way to spend one day in Kyoto without having to worry about logistics. I wish though that some areas we would have more time but it's understandable given the time we've received as it's about 40-50 minutes between each site. Overall, I'm glad we did this tour. It made everything so much easier.

  • From Osaka: Kyoto Sightseeing Day Trip and Scenic Train Ride

    3. From Osaka: Kyoto Sightseeing Day Trip and Scenic Train Ride

    After pickup from one of 3 locations in Osaka, head towards Kyoto, once the former capital of Japan, on the island of Honshu. The first activity of the day is a scenic and romantic railway ride from Kameoka to Arashiyama. During the 23-minute journey, feel immersed in nature as you admire the beautiful blossom trees and breathtaking mountain views. Upon arrival at Arashiyama, enjoy a delicious buffet style lunch with soft drinks to prepare you for an afternoon of sightseeing. After lunch, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kiyomizudera Temple, one of the most celebrated temples in Japan, founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall. The tour continues onto Fushimi Inari, world-famous for the thousands of Torii gates that line the entrance to the Shinto Shrine. Spend some free time exploring the mountain trails and the shrine buildings themselves, and learn about the fascinatin...

  • Takayama: One-Way Bus Transfer to/from Kyoto or Osaka

    4. Takayama: One-Way Bus Transfer to/from Kyoto or Osaka

    Enjoy a hassle-free transfer by comfortable bus between Takayama and Kyoto or Osaka. Enjoy the beautiful scenery during the journey, including some free time in the city of Kanazawa. There are 3 transfer options to choose from: Osaka to Takayama Route Depart from Osaka at 7:15 AM. Arrive at the city of Kanazawa where you can enjoy some free time. Take the opportunity to visit the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and see Leandro Erlich's "Swimming Pool" art installation. Afterward, the bus takes you to the Observation Deck where you can enjoy beautiful views of Shirakawago village. Arrive in Takayama city center at about 6:05 PM. Kyoto to Takayama Route Depart from Kyoto at 8:15 AM. Arrive at the city of Kanazawa where you can enjoy some free time. Take the opportunity to visit the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art and see Leandro Erlich...

  • From Kyoto: Day Trip to Nara and Osaka By Private Vehicle

    5. From Kyoto: Day Trip to Nara and Osaka By Private Vehicle

    Explore the most popular sights of Nara and Osaka in just one day on this tour from Kyoto. Starting with visits to the Todai-ji temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Todai-ji temple, one of Nara’s top historical sites and one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, houses a 15-meter bronze statue of the Great Buddha, Vairocana. Learn about the unique Japanese religious culture inside the Kasuga Taisha Shrine and discover the magical, wood-built architecture and the thousands of lanterns that decorate the inside. Along the way, walk through Nara Park and meet some of the local deer. Here, deer are divine protectors of the ancient capital who live in harmony with the locals. Experience the unique traditional arts and crafts of Naramachi street, a well-preserved merchant's district. Next, visit the famous Namba and Dotonbori districts in Osaka, where you...

  • From Osaka: Mt. Koya Train Tickets & Lunch at the Temple

    6. From Osaka: Mt. Koya Train Tickets & Lunch at the Temple

    Enjoy a trip to Mt. Koya with this roundtrip combination ticket. With this package, you’ll receive everything you need to have a wonderful time exploring Mt. Koya. Easily travel to and from Mt. Koya with a roundtrip train ticket. Once you get there, explore the area with a 2-day unlimited bus ticket for the Nankai Rinkan Bus.  Enjoy discounts to the major attractions within the area including the museum on Mt. Koya, as well as selected temples. Take advantage of discounts to selected souvenir shops on Mt. Koya. Taste a Shojin-Ryori (vegetarian) meal at either the Henjokoin, Tentokuin, Henjosonin, or Jokiin temple lodgings. These temples were founded 1200 years ago and continue to be the center of a thriving monastic community as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Try a traditional meal which has been eaten by monks for centuries. The temples do not accept walk-in guests for meals, s...

  • Osaka: Railway Pass & Taiko-no-yu Arima Onsen Entrance

    7. Osaka: Railway Pass & Taiko-no-yu Arima Onsen Entrance

    Arima Onsen is home to one of the oldest and the best hot springs in Japan, dating back to 631 AD. The Arima Onsen was originally established as a place of healing with a deep connection to Buddhism. 26 different types of baths are available. You can also take part in a "bedrock bathing" experience, to savor the Kinsen (gold) and Ginsen (silver) waters that make Arima Onsen so special. Take advantage of easy access to the Onsen from major stations in Osaka with this combo ticket. This all-in-one pass includes your Taiko-no-yu admission ticket, and a railway pass.  There are two railway passes to choose from: Hankyu Railway Pass Main Stations: Kyoto Kawaramachi, Arashiyama, Osaka Umeda, Kobe Sannomiya Includes all lines of the Hankyu Railway, and the Kobe Kosoku Line (Kobe Sannomiya Station-Minatogawa Station) Hanshin Railway Pass Main Stations: Osaka...

  • Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

    8. Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

    Enjoy a fast and hassle-free journey from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Osaka. Book this 1-way Sanyo Shinkansen Kokura ticket and ride on the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train. Enjoy the comfort of the spacious seat and its peaceful environment. Admire the scenic views of the Fukuoka prefecture countryside all throughout your journey to Osaka city center. Simply redeem your ticket at the ticket machine and enjoy the comfort on this high-speed ride to your destination.

  • Kansai-Hiroshima JR & Bus Pass

    9. Kansai-Hiroshima JR & Bus Pass

    Explore the Kansai region, the spiritual heart of Japan which is home to some of the country's most interesting cities. Once you’ve picked up your pass, you’ll be able to ride the JR West railways and buses throughout the Kansai region down to Hiroshima.  Discover the vibrant city of Osaka and its amazing food scene. Visit the ancient temples and shrines of Kyoto. See Nara's natural beauty, try the beef in Kobe, visit Himeji castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or connect with nature in the forests and waterfalls of Wakayama. Walk the UNESCO Kumano Kodo in Kishi, admire the best dunes in Tottori, relax in the Kinosaki Onsen's hot spring, or take amazing photos in the top Japanese garden of Okayama's Korakuen.  Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima by ferry. Take the road-less traveled and use the JR West bus network to see cities such as ...

  • West Japan: 7-Day Railway Area Pass

    10. West Japan: 7-Day Railway Area Pass

    Book the ideal multi-day Japan Rail Pass covering an extensive part of the Kansai region. This JR West Sanyo-San’in pass offers a great value 7-day pass that allows access to the high-speed Sanyo Shinkansen link between Shin-Osaka and Hakata, conventional lines in Okayama and neighboring regions, ferry, bus, and more. Travel between Osaka and Hakata with reserved seats at no additional cost. If you want to see the major sites like Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, the Sanyo-San’in pass has you covered. This convenient and affordable pass is highly recommended for multi-city travelers. The main stations you can go to are Kyoto, Otsu, Nara, Wakayama, Shin-Osaka, Osaka, Universal City (Universal Studios Japan), Shin-Kobe, Kobe, Kansai International Airport, Takamatsu, Okayama, Uno (port to Naoshima Island), Hiroshima, Miyajima, Fukuoka, Hakata, and Fukuoka Airport.

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What people are saying about Osaka

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 63 reviews

So happy we took this tour and got to see so much.

We had limited time in Kyoto and had spent too much time on the Tokyo metro gettin from place to place so I booked this for my 12 year old son and me. It was air-conditioned and so comfortable and took out the extraneous transport times from place to place. I loved that we had mostly time on our own at the temples, just given times to meet back. We opted for the tofu lunch and it was a dining experience that was just amazing. I've never tasted tofu like that! The buses seemed well coordinated with outher tour buses so we were never jam packed. The guide was just fantastic. When we didn't have umbrellas at the Golden Pavilion and it was pouring, she ran back to the bus to find us some. I've already recommended this very tour to friends going to Japan next week!

The experience was good. Mariko our guide was very kind. This trip was a good way to spend one day in Kyoto without having to worry about logistics. I wish though that some areas we would have more time but it's understandable given the time we've received as it's about 40-50 minutes between each site. Overall, I'm glad we did this tour. It made everything so much easier.

Great experience....Very comfortable trip. Our guide Rika was very sweet and well informed. Would like to visit Kyoto again for sure...!!!

Our lady guide was caring and helpful to the old age as my sister and I had this visit with our mum, who is 83.

I enjoyed everything, the trip went perfectly for me.