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 USD14.54

    Daily
  2. Let the friendly deer greet you as you make your way to see the Great Buddha at Todaiji Temple of Nara. Experience a day of Japanese history and culture at temples of Kyoto and many more.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD58.14

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Board the bus for a day trip to Biwako Valley Ski Resort in Shiga. Enjoy one of two ski plans each with a lift ticket, ropeway fee and entrance to the Snowland amusement park included.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD82.37

    Daily
    11 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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

    USD373.09

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Ski and snowboard to your heart's content, or simply rumble and tumble in the snow! Relax in a luxurious hot spring bath that will melt the cold away. Enjoy all the fun winter in Japan can offer!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD82.37

    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. 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 USD85.28

    Daily
    6 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Take a speedy bus out to the Mitsui Outlet Park to shop around 240 brand-name stores. After sundown, wander into a field of lights at the Nabana no Sato for a dazzling display of Christmas lights!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD58.14

    Daily
    12 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 USD140.52

    Group Discount
    Daily
    6 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD87.22

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  10. 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 USD95.94

    Daily
    11.5 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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.

    USD130.82

    Daily
  12. 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 USD67.84

    50%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Let the nostalgic streets of Gion mesmerize you. Get a group photo taken with a maiko or see a dance performance. Visit Kinkakuji and see Kyoto from the balcony of Kiyomizudera.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD96.91

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  14. Soak in the nostalgic atmosphere of Gion. Enjoy a hot pot lunch or see a maiko dance. See the lovely Kinkaku-ji and get a panoramic view of Kyoto from the majestic veranda of Kiyomizu-dera.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD96.91

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  15. This is an unguided tour allowing you to explore Mt. Koya. With an included bus pass for Mt. Koya, and lunch, this is a convenient way to tour the area.
    Meal Provided

    USD96.91

    Daily
    (morning)
  16. 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

    USD140.52

    Tue, Thu
    8 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Depart from Osaka and head to Mt. Yoshino, where about 30,000 sakura cherry blossom trees carpet the mountainside and valleys with flowers.
    English Available

    USD179.28

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  18. Visit Mt. Koya, home to the Koyasan Shingon Buddhism sect to tour Ekoin and Kongobuji Temples. Stay overnight in Ekoin Temple, and try shojin ryori.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD439.57

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning)
  19. Just south of Osaka, spend the day visiting scenic Mt Koya, the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. Explore the numerous temples and shrines!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD232.58

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy this wonderful getaway to the serenity of Mt. Koya, home to over 100 Buddhist temples and monasteries.
    Meal Provided

    USD234.52

    Daily
    (morning)

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