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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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  • Walk under the 10000 gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine

  • Stroll through the famed Arashiyama bamboo grove

  • Marvel at the sight of Kinkakuji, the Golden pavilion

  • Visit Nara park and feed the mildest deer

  • Visit two UNESCO world heritage sites in a single day

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Return Bus Fare

  • What's included

    Guided commentary in English or Chinese

  • What's included

    Entrance fee to Kinkaku-ji Temple

  • What's excluded


  • What's excluded

    Admission fee to Todaiji temple

  • What's excluded

    Deer senbei

Know before you book

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • The tour schedule may change due to weather or traffic

  • Children 2 and under are free, provided they do not occupy a seat or need a meal.

  • Depending on the number of participants, English and Chinese commentary might be given in the same bus.

What you can expect

Meet your guide in Osaka or Kyoto and head towards the first spot of the tour: the Golden Pavilion “Kinkakuji”. Also named Rakuonji, it is the symbol of Kyoto and one of the most famous UNESCO sites in the entire country.

The next stop of the tour is Arashiyama, the bamboo forest which changes with the seasons. Its scenery can be enjoyed at any time of the year, with cherry blossoms in spring, boat festivals in summer, red leaves in autumn and snow white mountains in winter. Arashiyama is also filled with temples and shrines including the match-making shrine you can visit during your walk through the bamboo grove. For your lunch, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from right next to the Togetsukyo bridge.

After lunch, head towards Fushimi Inari Shrine. Designated as an Important Cultural Property, the main shrine building contains five shrines together, these five pillars of Fushimi Inari Taisha are named for the great virtues of Inari Okami that they embody. Inari Okami is known as a deity of business prosperity, the prosperity of industries, the safety of households, safety in traffic and improvement in the performing arts. The 'Senbon Torii' or 10000 torii gates are donations by individuals and companies, and you will find the donator's name and the date of the donation inscribed on the back of each gate.

Finally, move on to the city that once was the country's capital in the 8th century: Nara. You will have time to explore its park, cuddle the worldwide famous deer and enter the biggest wooden building of the planet, Todai-ji Temple, another UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will find yourself in front of Japan’s biggest Buddha statue, 15 metres tall.

After the tour ends, you will be able to get off at either Kyoto or Osaka.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Arashiyama
  • Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture 616-0002

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • VIP Villa Namba
    • Ōsaka-shi Ōsaka-fu 556-0011
    • Kyoto VIP Lounge
    • 6 toriiguchicho, nishikujo, minami-ku
    • 京都市 京都府 601-8417

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