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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  • 1 Day(s) Duration
  • English / Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • 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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  • Tsui Pik 16 Feb 2019
    Good guidelines and plan

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    US$ 81.45

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    US$ 72.40

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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:

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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
  • 8:35am depart from Tsurutontan Soemoncho
  • 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 aged 0-3 (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 Information

  • 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
Tsurutontan Soemoncho
  • Time: 8:35am
  • Location: Tsurutontan Soemoncho, staff will be holding a "LIMON" sign at the meeting point
  • Address: 3-17 Souemoncho, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0084, Japan (map)
  • How to get there: 4 minutes walk from Nippombashi Station
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 (537) 4.4
  • Tsui Pik 16 Feb 2019
    Good guidelines and plan
  • Loise Anne 15 Feb 2019
    I know this is very a late review but I thought I'd write one anyway. My sister and I booked this day tour last year and while we enjoyed the tour itself and the tour guides were good, especially the female Chinese guide, we cannot say the same about the buffet lunch. I don't know if it was just us or we have certain expectations on how certain dishes should taste like but we really regretted opting for the lunch buffet. Thus, I suggest that you might want to consider skipping the lunch buffet and get your lunch else where as the are many shops in the area anyway or bring your own lunch and eat it will enjoying the view of the bridge.
  • crislyn 15 Feb 2019
    The access was easy. The guides though is very transactional. No mention how the place was special, they just let you loose and instruct where and what time to come back. in order to appreciate the area, guest should research what makes it special.
  • Mei Mei 8 Feb 2019
    The two lady tour guides are very patient and explain the details to us and cheerful.👍
  • Doris li hiong 7 Feb 2019
    It can a little bit tiring with the travelling, we didn't get enough time to visit the attraction in details
  • J Oliver 1 Feb 2019
    Amazing experience!:) it was raining all day when we visited pero i see it as a blessing kase the rain gave the deer’s a shower. 😁 you can feed the deer pero if you want to take photos with them, better na you do not have food with you or else they will try to take it from you by hook or by crook.. bamboo forest and all places around it is awesome too.:)
  • Carla Isabelle 30 Jan 2019
    Arashiyama is a quaint town to visit. The buffet food was good as well! Riding the tram was also a nice touch, giving an authentic feel of being a local. Nara was crowded as usual, but the place is nice to visit with all the deer just roaming freely. Pick up point was also easy enough to find, it was a well-organized tour. Guides were very accommodating, ensuring everyone in the group was safe & accounted for.
  • Gina 26 Jan 2019
    We enjoyed the trip so much. Love it. Redeem ticket so easy with klook. No hassle at all.
  • Sid ian 25 Jan 2019
    the tour was convinient its just the time you spend in a place was a bit short specially in bamboo forest.food was good. the tour guide was very helpful and friendly. kudos ms. haru.
  • Wendy 23 Jan 2019
    Great experience! Giving us the chance to ride the train before visiting the temple was also a great experience! Happy that I purchased this in Klook! Till next time :)
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