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Kyoto Day Tour from Osaka

A day trip to Kyoto for first-timers wanting a sweep of the city

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Travel back in time with a trip through Kyoto's famous historic sites on a day tour leaving from Osaka.

  • Experience the traditional serenity of Kyoto's main shines—Kitano-tenmangu Shrine and Heian Jingu Shrine

  • Explore the detailed architecture and grounds of the Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • Stroll through an array of temples including Kinkaku-ji Temple, Sanjusangen-do Temple and Kiyomizu Temple

  • Transport back to the 1600s with a visit to the Nijo Castle

  • Enjoy a tasty lunch plus hotel pick up included in the tour

What We Love:

Embark on a historic journey through shrines, castles and temples. Few places in the world can offer such a trip—Kyoto happens to be one of them. With this Kyoto tour leaving from Osaka travelers are encouraged to leave their technology-filled lives and venture to Kyoto's serene Kitano-tenmangu Shrine and Heian Jingu Shrine. However, the journey doesn't end there. The trip fills the day with a visit to the elegant Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace, and welcomes the afternoon with a succession of Temple visits. This Kyoto day trip is perfect for any Kyoto first-timers wanting to experience the traditional heart of Japan's cultural city.

Activity Details

11 Hours


Min 1

Pick Up

24 Hours



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

Inclusive Of:

  • Hotel pick up (please indicate your hotel details at checkout)
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Admission fees
  • Transportation

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Return hotel drop off


  • 6:45am to 7:15am hotel pick ups
  • 7:15am meet at Hotel Granvia Osaka
  • Walk to Osaka Station and ride JR (subway) to Kyoto station.
  • 8:25am tour group moves to bus at New Miyajo Hotel, where brief sightseeing will occur
  • Nijo Castle (50 min)
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (45 min)
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (40 min)
  • Kitano-tenmangu Shrine (40 min)
  • Lunch (50 min)
  • Heian Jingu Shrine (25 min)
  • Sanjusangen-do Temple (30 min)
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple (70 min)
  • Walk or take bus to Kyoto Station
  • Travel to Osaka Station
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm tour ends at Osaka Station

Additional Information: - Child ticket: Age 6-11 - Vegetarian meal options are available (please indicate your preference at checkout) - Public transportation is used with non-reserved seats - Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays (or Wednesday is Tuesday is a national holiday) in January, July, August, December and during the New Year's holidays. During these times the tour will visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead - On Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, May 14 to 17 and New Year's holidays, the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed. On these days the tour will visit Kitano Tenmangu Shrine instead - Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public on October 22, and the tour will instead go to Chishaku-in Temple - Everyone entering Kyoto Imperial Palace may be asked to complete a form indicating your full name, nationality, gender and age - The tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden - Groups of 5 or more Japanese only customers cannot enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace. If your group consists of Japanese members only, please inform us when booking

Insider Tips:

  • Wear a comfortable pair of shoes and bring a bottle of water because you will do a lot of walking!

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Meet up: 7:15am at Hotel Granvia Osaka (unless hotel pick up arranged)
  • 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.
  • The tour ends at JR Osaka Station


  • A 70% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour



Going on this day tour was an efficient way of seeing the major attraction sites in Kyoto. There was about 40 people in our group and we went to Kyoto by bus. Overall, a good experience.


Kyoto is a very very nice town and the tour guides are very nice people. I even got tips from them :)


In one day I saw a lot! The guide was good. What I really appreciated was the guiding to get to the station and the bus in Kyoto. And even at the end of the tour there was a lovely girl/guide to bring me back to Osaka!! That was really fantastic. I really liked the Japanese lunch!!


good guide better if a smaller group were assembled


The tour was good! The guides were very friendly and helpful! They always ensure that we as tourist are free of doubts as they always check are we sure with what they are saying and ask us if we have any question regarding Japan as they are willing to help us out! Our tour guide is also very funny as try to keep us excited for the next destination !:) we also requested to take a picture tgt! And she agreed without hesitation!:)

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