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Kyoto and Nara Day Tour from Osaka

Sightsee Japan's ancient capitals in a day trip

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  • Join In Group Tour
  • Minimum 1 Traveler(s)
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • 11 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Conditional Cancelation*
  • Enjoy a convenient one-day tour of Kyoto and Nara
  • See Kyoto's impressive landmarks Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace (or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine)
  • Relax mid-tour with a delicious Japanese-style lunch
  • Walk the grounds of Nara Park and meet the famous deer, hundreds of which roam freely
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ancient Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine and shop for souvenirs at Nara Nagomikan
  • Enjoy hotel pick up and drop off plus comfortable coach transportation around Kyoto and Nara
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  • PAULINE*** 15 Jun 2017
    Such an enjoyable tour! With amazing tour guides! Tiring but worth it.

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What To Expect

Explore world famous Kyoto in the morning, one of Japan's most important historical and cultural centers, known for its beauty and fascinating geisha tradition. Tour Kyoto's UNESCO-listed sites including Nijo Castle, built in 1626 to provide lodging for Tokugawa Shogun, and Kinkaku-ji Temple, or more aptly known as the Golden Pavilion for the thin layer of pure gold that covers it. Gain exclusive access to the Kyoto Imperial Palace and enjoy a delicious Japanese-style lunch. On arrival in Nara, you'll explore the beautiful green grounds and meet the famous nodding deer of Nara Park plus get the opportunity to enter the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Todai-ji Temple (and the Great Buddha) and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Comfortable coach transportation upon arrival in Kyoto is provided, making this a stress-free way to sightsee two cities in a day!

Kyoto and Nara Day Tour from Osaka
See the most prominent historical sites in Kyoto and Nara
Kyoto and Nara Day Tour from Osaka
Delve into a deeper view of Japanese traditional culture
Kyoto and Nara Day Tour from Osaka
Discover the history behind the temples and historic sites
Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email and your e-voucher within 1 business day
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Hotel pick up
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees and train tickets
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Return hotel drop off
  • Entrance to areas of Kasuga Taisha Shrine requiring admission fees


  • 7:00-7:35 Hotel pick ups
  • 7:35 Meet up at Hotel Granvia Osaka
  • JR Rapid Service from Osaka to Kyoto (non-reserved seat)
  • Nijo Castle (50 min)
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min) (Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on weekends/public holidays)
  • Japanese-style lunch (50 min)
  • Travel from Kyoto to Nara (60 min)
  • Nara Park u0026 Todai-ji Temple (Great Buddha) (40 min)
  • Kasuga Taisha Shrine (20 min)
  • Nara Nagomikan Souvenir Shop (20 min)
  • Travel from Kintetsu Nara Station to Osaka Namba Station
  • 18:30-19:30 Tour ends at Osaka Namba Station
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Look out for the Buddha hole in a supporting post of Todai-ji Temple. The hole is said to be the same size as one of the Buddha's nostrils. Crawl through it and legend says that you will receive enlightenment in your next life!
  • These cities are particularly beautiful in cherry blossom season (end of March to beginning of April
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • On Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and some special days, Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
  • Please Note that before entering the Kyoto Imperial Palace you will be required to fill out a form with your personal information such as your name, sex, age, and nationality (form will be provided on the tour day)
  • The tour is subject to change depending on weather conditions and seasonal schedule changes or special days/festivals
  • Public transportation will be used for the trip between Osaka and Kyoto, and Nara and Osaka. Please Note that seating is not reserved and may not be available
  • Vegetarian options are available, please indicate your preference at check out (If there is anything that you don't eat,please select "Vegetarian" )
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Meet up: 7:35am at Hotel Granvia Osaka (unless hotel pick up arranged in advance)
  • The hotel is located next to Osaka and Umeda Stations
  • For hotel pick-ups, please arrive in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Tour ends at Osaka Namba Station
Cancelation Policy
  • A 70% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour
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Reviews(20) 4.7
  • PAULINE*** 15 Jun 2017
    Such an enjoyable tour! With amazing tour guides! Tiring but worth it.
  • Gina*** 12 Jun 2017
    The tour guides have a thick accent when speaking English and the tours are kind of rushed so you don't get to spend much time on each site.
  • Perlita*** 7 May 2017
    I enjoyed this tour so much. Our guide arrlived on time, the buffet lunch is great and filling and the places we visited are all awesome . This tour is highly recommended.
  • Charmain* 29 Apr 2017
    The tour was indeed enjoyable. The sites were worth visiting. Thanks Klook!
  • BANG*** 21 Apr 2017
    The whole trip is fun. I get to know alot of things and i can feed those cute deers!
  • CONIE*** 12 Apr 2017
    Thank you very much KLOOK for a hassle free tour. I will recommend this to my friends
  • Edwar* 11 Apr 2017
    Not too great. We cant understand the guard too much.
  • Ma*** 28 Feb 2017
    This tour was fantastic. We had great luck with the weather being a beautiful sunny day. Our tour guide was really informative, energetic and had a fun personality. He made a good effort to answer questions and tell us as much as possible about Kyoto and Nara.
  • Azenit* 15 Feb 2017
    Very organized tour and English speaking tour guides. Worth your money
  • Simeo* 13 Dec 2016
    Kyoto and Nara are 2 beautiful places that we dont regret visiting. The guide was well informed and very attentive to all our needs. Lunch was simple and good. The transport was ok. Highly recommended tour
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