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Full Day Tour of Kyoto and Nara from Osaka Instant Confirmation

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Join this full-day tour of Kyoto and Nara! Discover the spiritual richness of these ancient capitals of Japan, play with deer and visit temples and palaces.

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  • Shika deer in Nara Park
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  • A shrine maiden in front of Heian Jingu Shrine
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  • Golden lanterns in an ancient Japanese temple.
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Start your day in Kyoto,visiting Nijo Castle, the glowing Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine and the famous Kyoto Imperial Palace! Enjoy a Japanese lunch before making your way to the idyllic town of Nara.

Nara is a place saturated with stories of mythology, spirits, and gods. Gaze at Todaiji Temple, home of the world's largest statue of Great Buddha. Stroll with the 1,200 deer of the Nara Deer Park, said to be the celestial messengers of the gods who reside in Kasuga Grand Shrine.

With a hotel-pick up and accompanied transfers, make the most out of your trip to Kansai.
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You can book a maximum of 20.
Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 163.31
USD 163.31
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 145.06
USD 145.06
Infant (Age 0-5)
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Adult (Age 12 & over)
USD 163.31
USD 163.31
Child (Age 6-11)
USD 145.06
USD 145.06
Infant (Age 0-5)
free
free
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 11.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Admission / Transportation fee / Train fare / Accredited English-speaking guide
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 07:00-07:25 Pick-up from Designated Hotels
  • 07:25 Hotel Granvia Osaka
    Gather at Hotel Granvia Osaka and walk to Osaka Station. Board a rapid service train to Kyoto Station (non-reserved seating). Walk to AVANTI Sunrise Tours Desk( Kyoto Sta. Hachijo Exit.).
  • Nijo Castle (50 mins)
    20120313053930_1732680769_10001_4.jpeg The grounds consist of two concentric rings of fortification, the Honmaru (main circle of defense) and the Ninomaru (secondary circle of defense), along with beautiful gardens and various support buildings.
  • Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion) (45 mins)
    rokuonji-kinkaku550x414 A gorgeous Zen temple, the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf and surrounded by one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in the area.
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace (Mon-Fri) or Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Sat, Sun, hols) (40 mins)
    20120313054812_1949490875_10001_4.jpeg Located within the beautiful gardens of Kyoto Gyoen, the palace was the residence of the Emperor of Japan until 1869.

    Kitano Tenmangu is home to the god of scholarship, a popular pilgrimage site for students!
  • Japanese Style Lunch or Western Buffet
    Relax and refuel for the afternoon's adventures with a Japanese set meal.
  • Bus from Kyoto to Nara (70 mins)
    The bronze Giant Buddha at Todaiji Temple Board the bus and be whisked off to Nara.
  • Nara Park and Todaiji Temple (60 mins)
    Wild deer grazing in Nara Park Todaiji Temple is one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, housing a 15m bronze Buddha. Nara Park is a place of scenic beauty, there are over 1,200 deer who roam freely throughout the park.
  • Kasuga Shrine (40 mins)
    4 This historical Shinto shrine dates back to 768 and is known for the numerous bronze and stone lanterns on the grounds.
  • Nara Nagomikan (20 mins)
    Splurge at Nara's biggest souvenir shop, which sells a vast variety of tasty treats, sweets, and goods exclusive to Nara.
  • Kintetsu Nara Station to Osaka Namba Station
    Hop on the train and head back to Osaka.
  • 18:30 Tour ends at Osaka Namba Station
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Children (ages 0-5 years) will be able to participate for free under the following conditions.
      Tour:
      An individual seat will not be provided. Please have them sit on the lap of their parent or guardian. If there are seats available, they are welcome to use it, however they will not be getting a priority in seating.
      An individual meal or snack will not be provided as well.
      If you would like any of the above for children (ages 0-5 years), please book them as a child.
Additional Note(s)
    • Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed to the public on the following days. During these times, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine will be visited instead.
      Mondays, Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday, May 14-17 for the Aoi Festival, New Year holidays, and Imperial Household events.
    • The tour will visit Nishi Hongan-ji Temple instead of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on June 25, Sept. 25 and Dec. 25.
    • Nijo Castle is closed on Tuesdays in January, July, August, and December. (Closed on the following day if Tuesday is a holiday.) If closed, or if the tour is during the year-end/New Year's holidays, Ryoan-ji Temple will be visited instead.
    • At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, the tour will not enter areas requiring admission.
    • Public transportation will be used for the trip between Osaka - Kyoto, and Nara - Osaka. Please note that seating may not be available.
    • Nara Nagomikan may be omitted from the itinerary if it is closed on the day of the tour, or as a result of traffic congestion.
    • The tour will not operate on the date of the Nara Marathon.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Please contact Veltra immediately if you make any changes to your booking once it is confirmed, as:

    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
    ・Any changes made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.

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(4.57/5.00) 4.57 / 5
(23 reviews)
Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 11.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

by: Sameer
The Tour was very good. The Organisers took good care of everything. It was a very good experience
by: Breda
The trip to Kyoto and Nara was very good and all the places very beautiful and worth visiting. The guides were courteous and knowledgeable and the lunch was delicious.
by: Charanjit
Really good, a must! Deers can be a bit nasty, kids be careful
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Full Day Tour of Kyoto and Nara from Osaka