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Kyoto EDITOR'S PICKS
Convenient Side Trips from Kyoto
Japan has so much more to offer aside from Kyoto's famous shrines and temples! Venture away from the traditional charm of the old capital and visit the bustling modern streets of Osaka. Pet and feed the docile deer at the temples of Nara, head towards seaside Hiroshima, see the famous floating shrine Itsukushima in Miyajima or discover the rural beauty of Hida Takayama and Shirakawago. Skip the stress of checking train times and booking accommodation with these inclusive packages.
7Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Explore both Kyoto and Nara conveniently on a bus tour to visit the highlights such as Fushimi Inari, Kinkakuji Temple, Todaiji Temple, and more! Get helpful English guidance along with transfers from either Kyoto or Osaka.
    English Available

    USD62.29

    Mon, Wed, Sat
    9.5 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. Dive deeply into the richness of both Kyoto and Nara as you visit temples, shrines, and even the Imperial Palace. Treat yourself to a day in the majestic splendor of these ancient places.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD142.94

    Daily
    10 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Set out for Hiroshima as you visit some of the most sacred locations in Japan. Get to the heart of this country, both old and new, all with an English guide. Perfect for families staying in Kyoto!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD364.45

    Daily
    12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Take an easy half day trip from Kyoto and discover Nara’s most beautiful sights. Visit Kasuga Shrine and the largest bronze Buddha in Japan at Todaiji Temple.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD72.89

    Daily
    5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  5. Depart Kyoto or Osaka by bullet train and visit Hiroshima's most famous sites. Listen to the sound of running water as you walk across the elegant wooden bridge of Iwakuni and see the spectacular "floating" torii (gate) of Itsukushima Shrine.
    English Available

    From USD331.32

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    12 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Visit majestic Todaiji Temple, Kofukuji Temple, and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, where you can meet Shinto priests or priestesses. Enjoy a lovely lunch, time to explore the town and a sake tasting too!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD312.39

    Mon, Thu
    8 - 9 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Head to Osaka for a day-trip through one of Japan’s most iconic cities! See the city from the Floating Garden Obsevatory, visit Osaka Castle and take a river cruise along Ogawa River.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD158.09

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)

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