Kyoto Day Tour from Osaka


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

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  • 11 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • Hotel Pick Up
  • 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
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  • 13 Jun 2018
    The tour guide are very entertaining. I learned a lot about Japanese culture and tradition.

US$ 146.09

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  • Kyoto Day Tour from Osaka

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

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    • Return hotel drop off

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What To Expect

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.

Kyoto Day Tour from Osaka
Begin your journey with a tour of castles and temples in Kyoto
Kyoto Day Tour from Osaka
Discover the ancient, traditional shrines
Kyoto Day Tour from Osaka
As you go through your journey, immerse yourself in the rich history of each location
Kyoto Day Tour from Osaka
Take with you memories of the beautiful culture, history and architecture of Kyoto
Activity Information


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


  • 7:00am to 7:25am hotel pick ups
  • 7:25am 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
  • Visit Nijo Castle for 50 minutes
  • Visit Kinkaku-ji Temple for 45 minutes
  • Visit Kyoto Imperial Palace (except Mondays) or Kitano-tenmangu Shrine (every Monday or Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday) for 40 minutes
  • For 2018: The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on 25 June, 25 September, and 25 December
  • For 2019: The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on 25 February, 25 March, and 25 November
  • Lunch for 50 minutes
  • Visit Heian Jingu Shrine for 25 minutes
  • Visit Sanjusangen-do Temple for 30 minutes
  • Visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple for 70 minutes
  • Walk or take bus to Kyoto Station
  • Travel to Osaka Station
  • 6:30pm to 7:30pm tour ends at Osaka Station
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

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

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-11
  • Lunch will be Japanese/Western style buffet lunch, and no vegetarian meal will be provided
  • 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
  • The Kyoto Imperial Palace will be closed on the following dates: Mondays (and Tuesdays if a national holiday falls on the preceding Monday), national holidays, 14-17 May, and New Year's holidays. 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
  • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible
  • Meet up information may be changed by the tour operator. Please check the information shown on the voucher
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Meet up: 7:25am at Hotel Granvia Osaka (unless hotel pick up is 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
Cancelation Policy
  • A 100% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 10 days prior to the tour
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Reviews (22) 4.5
  • Sok Noi 25 Jun 2018
    The whole trip is quite well organized. The scheduled is just nice,not so tiring and not too rush,cover 3 areas each for morning and afternoon section. The tour guides are very entertaining with good joke. However,I felt the lunch restaurant is a bit too small and congested.The food has lots variety but taste not so good. I expect some simple sushi and tempura. Overall,I think the trip is a bit over price in view of areas covered are very near to each other plus simple lunch provided.
  • John Paul 13 Jun 2018
    The tour guide are very entertaining. I learned a lot about Japanese culture and tradition.
  • Gerardo II 11 May 2018
    Kyoto is magnificent. I especially loved Kyo Misudera and Kinkakuji. I don’t believe any other temple can compare to these two
  • Lorean 2 Apr 2018
    Our tour guide was very friendly and knows a lot of japs history. there was no dull moments with them. love it
  • Gin Yew 12 Dec 2017
    Tour guide told us that Kyoto imperial palace closed on Monday. It was not mentioned in the web site when I book. If the KLOOK booking site share this information, I would have avoided Monday. This is disappointing as The imperial palace is one of the key sight seeing place to visit.
  • Mun Yee Gladys 6 Dec 2017
    The tour was good but rather rush for every destination ...find not sufficient time. The buffet at the handicraft center was good too. They do cater a few dishes for vegetarian like potatoes croquet, vegetable curry, vegetable pickles etc.The guide was very freindly and helpful. Overall is a good trip.
  • JUN HAO 27 Nov 2017
    A bit rush for some area and if you are those slowly want to enjoy the area, I don’t think this is suitable for you but overall I find it ok.
  • Aland Earl 6 Nov 2017
    Nice tour. Very informative. The tour guides knew everything. They have lots of information about Japan and are very entertaining.
  • Arnold Nathanael 15 Oct 2017
    Very professional and punctual. There were heavy traffics in the Kiyomizu Temple, but they manage to take us back to Kyoto Station right on time. All venues are very interesting, especially if you're into history. Study the history of each place first so you enjoy the experience more! The guides were very polite and knowledgeable. You'll be in good hands.
  • David Abraham 15 Sep 2017
    Tour was right on time, the tour guide was very informative with the places with locations we visited.
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