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  2. Kansai
  3. Nara
  4. Nara Park

From Osaka: Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara

Product ID: 277317
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Explore western Japan with this day trip out of Osaka to Kyoto and Nara. Aboard a bus, explore the serene nature of Arashiyama, stroll the gardens of Kyoto's UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji, and marvel at the enormous Buddha statue in Todai-ji temple in Nara.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English, Japanese
Booklets
English, Japanese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a culturally-enriching bus trip from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara
  • Visit the gorgeous golden Kinkaku-ji and its immaculate original gardens
  • Explore the serene nature of Arashiyama
  • Walk through Nara Park and see the wild deer within the park
Full description
Leave Osaka in the morning aboard a bus, heading inland toward Kyoto. Before arriving in the city itself, stop in the beautiful district of Arashiyama, which has been a popular nature-viewing destination since the Heian Period. Take a stroll through the cool Sagano Bamboo Forest and listen to the distinct rustle of bamboo leaves as you walk.

Later, drive through Kyoto proper and arrive at Kinkaku-ji, or the Golden Pavilion. Admire postcard-perfect views of the illustrious temple reflected in the mirror-like pond it overlooks, and then wander through the sprawling garden that retains its original design from the 14th century.

After Kinkaku-ji, board your bus again and head south to Nara. Take a short walk through Nara Park, 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. Following your time in the historic temple, hop aboard your bus again and make the trip back to Osaka-Namba OCAT.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • Round-trip bus fare
  • English speaking tour conductor
  • Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
  • Buffet lunch and ShabuShabu all-you-can-eat dinner
  • Local taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal expenses

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes
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Organized by

Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

Product ID: 277317