Our Kyoto Tour from Osaka departs from a departure point of your choice in Osaka. We will arrive at Kyoto’s bustling city center at 10.00am and we will visit some of the most significant
Our Kyoto Tour from Osaka departs from a departure point of your choice in Osaka. We will arrive at Kyoto’s bustling city center at 10.00am and we will visit some of the most significant landmarks in the city. The ancient city of Kyoto became the capital city of Japan during the 8th Century and kept its title for 1200 years. As a result of this, Kyoto is full of temples, shrines, and artifacts that date back to this regal era. The first stop on our itinerary will be the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. This shrine is made up of 1,000 bright red tori gates that wind up a stone staircase. This shrine was featured in the Memoirs of a Geisha movie and is a highly photogenic spot. The tour conductor will provide you with lots of interesting facts about the gates and the surrounding agriculture. Our next visit will be Kiyomizu-dera temple where we can admire the stunning vistas of the city from the viewing platform. The temple is a fascinating piece of architecture as it is entirely constructed without nails. There is an optional buffet style lunch at Shijo-karasuma which has around 50 different dishes. After lunch, the tour will visit the Golden Pavilion, also known as Kinkaku-ji Temple. This beautiful pagoda is decorated in gold leaf and is set amongst a lush landscape of trees and Japanese gardens. It was the retirement villa for the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu and it became a Zen temple after his death in 1408. Though the original structure has suffered severe fire damage and many reconstructions, today the present structure reflects a combination of notable Japanese periods through its architecture. Kinkaku-ji Temple is the final stop on our itinerary. You will then be transported back to Osaka.
Spend a day in the historic center of Kyoto and visit the city’s most notable UNESCO World Heritage sites with our Kyoto Tour from Osaka. This tour covers an array of shrines and temples, such as Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, and Kinkaku-ji temple, and includes an English speaking tour conductor, round-trip transportation, and admission fees to the Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji temples.
Kyoto Tour from Osaka Highlights
Pick-up at several meeting points in Osaka.
Arrive in Kyoto at 10:00 am.
Visit the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine with its 1,000 bright red tori gates.
Admire the stunning vistas of the city from the viewing platform at the Kiyomizu-dera temple.
Enjoy an optional buffet style lunch at Shijo-karasuma.
Visit the famous Golden Pavilion.
Return to Osaka.
Important information for our Kyoto Tour from Osaka
The tour includes an English speaking tour conductor, round-trip transportation, and admission fees to Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji temples.
Excludes hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Those who select a pickup from Namba OCAT in Osaka will depart at 08.30 am. Those who select a pickup from Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda will depart at 9.00am. Arrival back in Osaka will be between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm.