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Osaka is a great base to explore the rest of the beautiful Kansai region, with great food, affordable accommodation and lots of tours that can take you to visit ancient Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Kobe and even the serene monasteries of Mt. Koya. Check out the itineraries to find the perfect day trips to make the most of your time in Japan.
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  1. Kintetsu Rail Pass Reservations
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    A bargain for visitors, the convenient KINTETSU RAIL PASS is available in four varieties, and allows you to explore Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Mie, Iseshima, Nagoya and more for a special discounted price!

    From USD14.03

    Daily
  2. Full Day Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour from Osaka
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    Head out of Osaka via shinkansen bullet train to visit famous locations in Hiroshima and Miyajima. Stops include the World Heritage Site of the Atomic Bomb Dome, and the floating Itsukushima shrine.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD360.02

    Daily
    12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Explore three very popular prefectures of Japan on a full day bus tour. Visit historical temples and beautiful parks of Kyoto and Nara, then spend time by the sea after sundown in Kobe.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD74.81

    Daily
    12.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Let the friendly deer greet you as you make your way to see the vast Nara park. Experience a day of Japanese history and culture at temples of Kyoto and many more.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD56.11

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Head out on a historic journey from Osaka to Kyoto by bus. Travel comfortably around the ancient city to popular temples such as Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari, Kinkakuji, and more!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD130.92

    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Venture through the ancient capital city to see the famous Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizudera Temple and the Kinkakuji Temple. Visit the highlights of Kyoto on a convenient bus.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD56.11

    Daily
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Explore the ancient city of Kyoto with expert guides! See all of Kyoto's sights with a full day sightseeing extravaganza, morning or afternoon tour.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD84.16

    Daily
    6 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Hop in a comfortable car in Osaka and head to Kyoto to see its best sights, such as Arashiyama and Kinkakuji. Have a hassle-free tour and let your English-speaking driver show you the charm of Kyoto!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD149.62

    Group Discount
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Full Day Tour of Kyoto and Nara from Osaka
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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.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD174.87

    Daily
    11.5 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Gain insight into the history of this vast city as you walk along the ruins by the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Gaze upon the sacred Itsukushima Shrine and try some mouthwatering Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.
    English Available

    From USD317.94

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Fri
    12 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Gaze at the famous Bridge in Heaven at Amanohashidate, then step into more traditional Japan among the lovely thatched houses of Miyama no Sato and retro boat houses! Enjoy a lunch of fresh fish too.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD93.42

    Daily
    12 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  12. From a ride on the retro Sagano railway to the seasonal colors of Arashiyama, torii gates of Fushimi Inari and views from Kiyomizudera, visit all the most Instagram-worthy spots of Kyoto in one day!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD56.11

    33%
    OFF
    Daily
    9.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Journey out from Umeda for a day trip to Japan's largest sand dune. Optional camel rides are available, too! Enjoy a scenic cruise around the dynamic Uradome coastline before tasting local food and seasonal fruit.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD112.22

    Daily
    12 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Set off conveniently from Osaka or Hida Takayama towards the natural wonders of the thatched roof houses of Shirakawago and Japan's biggest lake, Lake Biwa. With lunch included, hop on a bus with WiFi on board and head to these places comfortably!
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD130.92

    Daily
    9.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Get around with ease with this convenient train pass. Enjoy hassle-free travel as you head to Kyoto, Osaka and more with unlimited rides between Kansai and Hiroshima for 5 days.

    USD126.24

    Daily
  16. Let the nostalgic streets of Gion mesmerize you with visits to Fushimi Inari Shrine and Arashiyama. Get a lovely photo taken with a maiko and see a dance performance for a memorable time in Kyoto.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD140.27

    Sun, Wed
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Head for Kobe to see the city highlights, and out to Nada, where Japanese sake is lovingly brewed by masters of the craft on a full day tour.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD135.59

    Tue, Thu
    8 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Explore the labyrinth-like passages and high walls of Himeji castle with an English-speaking guide! Head out to the foremost castle in Japan on a local train from Shin-Osaka to enjoy this historic castle with a VR experience.
    English Available

    USD84.16

    Daily
  19. Get your seafood fix by trying an array of fresh clams, crab and squid grilled right at your table! With convenient locations in Osaka or Kobe, enjoy a full course meal at an izakaya (Japanese gastropub) open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    From USD36.00

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening, night)
  20. Go on a two-day retreat at the peaceful and sacred Mt. Koya. Experience a Shingon Buddhist monk's way of life by spending the night in a temple and taking part in morning prayers. Visit several UNESCO World Heritage temples on this immersive tour.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    From USD182.35

    Daily

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