One-day guided coach tour of Kyoto and Nara - departing from Kyoto or Osaka

One-day guided coach tour of Kyoto and Nara - departing from Kyoto or Osaka

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11 hours



Starting time
8:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Set off for a day to discover Kyoto and Nara's must-see landmarks!

You'll meet your guide in Osaka or Kyoto, and travel by coach to Nara.
Nara was Imperial Japan's first permanent capital from 710 to 784. It has a rich cultural heritage, and its temples and shrines are among the oldest in Japan. Nara is also famous for its many deer, which roam freely around the city.

Your first visit will be to the Todaiji Buddhist Temple. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is one of the largest wooden structures in the world and houses a grandiose bronze Buddha statue.

After visiting the temple, you'll stroll through Nara Park, where you can see the famous tame deer.

Finally, you'll end your visit to Nara with a tour of the Kasuga Taisha compound, the city's most important Shinto shrine. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for hundreds of bronze and stone lanterns that hang from its buildings.

You'll then take the coach back to Kyoto, where you'll then stop for lunch (Japanese meal).
Kyoto was Japan's imperial capital for over a thousand years, and today remains the country's cultural heart thanks to numerous temples, shrines and traditional gardens.

After lunch you'll visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace, which is set in a vast park. It was the residence of the Japanese imperial family until 1868 when the capital was moved to Tokyo.

After this, you'll travel to the west of city to visit Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The top two floors of this famous temple (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site) are entirely covered in gold leaf.

Finally, you'll head to Arashiyama, a district on the outskirts of the city popular with locals and tourists alike. You'll be able to explore Arashiyama's numerous street stalls and shops at your own pace and enjoy a stroll through its famous bamboo grove.

Once done, you'll be taken back to Kyoto or Osaka.


When booking, you'll be asked to choose your departure and arrival points:
- Osaka
- Kyoto

Good to know

  • Availability: every day except Monday
  • Departure time: 8am
  • Departs from: Osaka or Kyoto. Further details are in your voucher
  • Tour duration: 11 hrs
  • The tour operator reserves the right to cancel the activity if there aren't enough participants. If this is the case, you'll be offered an alternative date or a refund
  • Your guide may have to change the itinerary due to the weather, traffic conditions or visitor numbers at the sites. The time taken to visit each site may be reduced accordingly
  • If the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, you'll visit the Heian Jingu sanctuary instead. You'll still be able to admire the outer grounds of the Imperial Palace from the coach on the way
  • You'll only visit the outer grounds of Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara. Visits to the main sanctuary, museum and botanical garden are not included.
  • Some journeys may be by train. You'll be accompanied by an assistant for the journey from the meet-up point including the train ride and will meet your guide at Nara station
  • Wearing a mask is obligatory at certain sites visited on the tour. We also highly recommend that you wear a mask on the coach
  • This activity is free for children under the age of 3. However, they will not be allocated seats on the coach and will have to sit on an adult's lap Similarly, lunch will not be provided. Please book their tickets at the adult rate and select the lunch option if you would like them to have a seat and a meal.

Price includes

  • When booking, you'll be asked to choose your departure and arrival points:- Osaka- Kyoto
  • Admission to Todaiji temple
  • Admission to Kinkakuji Temple
  • The services of an English-speaking guide
  • Lunch

Price doesn’t include

  • Transfers from/to your hotel
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras



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