Arashiyama & Nara Todai-ji Day Tour from Osaka

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Delve into Japan's ancient imperial past on a history inspired tour

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English / Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers To Book
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Experience the picturesque beauty of Arashiyama, from the tranquil waterfront to teh atmospheric bamboo forest
  • Travel back to the 8th century with a visit to the imperial capital and UNESCO World Heritage site of Nara
  • Discover the Japanese national treasures of Todai-ji Temple and Daibutsu Buddha
  • Have the chance to feed the tame 'nodding' deer of Nara Park
  • Learn about the rich history of this ancient area from English speaking tour guides
  • Enjoy a delicious Japanese lunch (optional) and comfy rountrip transport included
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  • 25 May 2018
    Easy to find meet up area. But take note of the lunch inclusions you can miss other areas if you did not take the with lunch tour

US$ 54.8

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  • Buffet Lunch

    US$ 82.2

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  • Chicken Sukiyaki

    US$ 73.1

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  • Transport Only

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    Lunch and temple admission at own expense

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What To Expect

Escape the busy city and take a day to explore the historic sites and ancient temples outside Osaka on this full day guided tour. After your city departure, you’ll be welcomed by the pink cherry blossoms of Arashiyama, a traditional district famed for its stunning mountain scenery and well preserved royal court. Here, begin by taking a wander through the bamboo grove. With towering stalks of green bamboo that seem to reach into the sky, you’ll feel immersed in an otherworldly atmosphere throughout this peaceful stroll. Depending on your chosen package, enjoy a buffet or set lunch before hopping on the Randen for a picturesque tram ride to Shijo-Omiya. From there you’ll be transported to the UNESCO site of Todai-ji and get up close to its star attraction, the Daibutsu Buddha, which as one of the largest bronze figures in the world, is a hugely impressive sight to behold. All the while your guide will provide you with in depth knowledge as you explore the beautiful grounds of this ancient imperial city. End the day by relaxing in Nara Park, the home of 1000 freely roaming tame deer and with plenty of deer food available, you can have a go at feeding them yourself!

spring time Arashiyama
Experience the picturesque tranquility of Arashiyama in the springtime
Todaiji temple
Be transported back in time as you explore the ancient UNESCO site of Todai-ji Temple
Deer nara park
Hand feed the freely roaming tame deer of Nara Park
Deer in Nara
End the day by relaxing in the extensive grounds of Nara Park
Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama
Take an unforgettable stroll through the magical bamboo forest at Arashiyama
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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Package Options

Package Options:

Buffet
  • Bus fare
  • Lunch (buffet of 60 choices of food)
  • The Great Buddha Hall of Todai-ji admission fee
  • Randen fare (Arashiyama ⇒ Shijo-Omiya)
  • Mini mocha ice cream
  • Japanese, English & Chinese speaking staff
Chicken Sukiyaki
  • Bus fare
  • Lunch (Chicken Sukiyaki)
  • The Great Buddha Hall of Todai-ji admission fee
  • Randen fare (Arashiyama ⇒ Shijo-Omiya)
  • Mini mocha ice cream
  • Japanese, English & Chinese speaking staff
Transport Only
  • Bus fare
  • Randen fare (Arashiyama ⇒ Shijo-Omiya)
  • Mini mocha ice cream
  • Japanese, English & Chinese speaking staff
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:30am depart from Hearton Hotel Nichi Umeda
  • 9:00am depart from Namba OCAT 1F
  • 10:20am-1:30pm Arashiyama (lunch)
  • 1:40pm-2:02pm take Randen from Arashiyama to Shijo-Omiya (there are no staff accompanying you during this period, the staff will meet you at Shijo-Omiya Station and take you to take the bus)
  • 3:20pm-4:40pm Todai-ji & Naha Park
  • 5:40pm drop off at Namba OCAT 1F
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 3-12
  • Free for children under the age of 3 (without seating, tickets and lunch)
  • Seating is assigned, unfortunately we cannot accommodate any seating requests
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Meet Up Details:

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes in advance. The tour bus will leave the assembly point on time
  • The tour leader will be holding a "LIMON" sign at the meeting point
Umeda
Namba
  • Meet up location: 9:00am at Reception Counter on 1F of Osaka City Air Terminal (OCAT) (for location photo see here)
  • Address: Ōsaka-fu, Ōsaka-shi, Naniwa-ku, Minatomachi, 1 Chome−4 (map)
  • How to get there: JR Namba Station (directly connected to OCAT B1F) / Namba Station/Osaka City Subway "Yotsubashi Line" (5 minute walk from the north gate)

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Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (302) 4.5
  • Elvira 25 May 2018
    Easy to find meet up area. But take note of the lunch inclusions you can miss other areas if you did not take the with lunch tour
  • Erika 23 May 2018
    Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience! Good experience!
  • Hilda 23 May 2018
    There were 2 buses. 1 was English speaking Tour Guide and the other was Chinese speaking Tour Guide. Somehow we got allocated to the bus with the Chinese speaking Tour Guide. He was more interested in entertaining the guests from PRC and ROC. The tour overall was ok.

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for choosing Klook and taking time to leave us a review! We are very sorry to hear that you had to experience such a situation. Rest assured, this is not the type of service which Klook offers or permits our local operator to provide. We will surely raise this matter to the product manager and local operator to improve and provide an excellent service to all our customers. Thank you once again for your valuable time spent in leaving us a review.
  • Angelita 21 May 2018
    The time is too tight, we didn't have enough time to explore the sites. But the Limon tour guide is very good.
  • Cristina 20 May 2018
    The kids enjoyed the tour, a breather from the busy city, take this on weekdays Too many people on weekends
  • GILBERT 18 May 2018
    we enjoyed the trip and the food served was authentic jap foods!
  • WEILING MAGGIE 18 May 2018
    Meetup location was convenient and easy to find with the instructions written on the voucher itself. Bus also conveniently brought us to Arashiyama and Nara Todaiji. Lunch was Chicken Sukiyaki with a wide spread of side dishes. The only down side is that the tour guide did not wait for everyone to arrive before moving on to the destination, she kept walking at the front and chatting with people who walked quick. She also did not seem familiar with the places, and often gave incomplete introduction of the places.
  • Sheryl 15 May 2018
    Free to roam around arashimaya but if you opt for lunch inclusion it would cut your time to roam freely in arashimaya. Time for lunch was only for 40minutes so if you come in late, you will be asked to leave. This was not specified to us. We thought that with the 3 hours to roam free in arashimaya that we could schedule our lunch w/in that time so that we could roam arashimaya at our own pace. Feeding the deer in Nara park was a good experience specially for the kids (cookie can be bought in the park) but some deer would run after you if they know you have a cookie with you. Travel from arashimaya to nara would be by train on your own. Ticket would be handed to you by the tour guide at arashimaya then the tour guide will meet you in nara to resume the rest of the tour.
  • Chin Yee 11 May 2018
    friendly guide n clean bus.. 👍👍.. sufficient time allocated to explore the places..
  • GILBERT 11 May 2018
    this tour was great! guide was very accomodating and the food (lunch) served was good and authentic jap food!
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