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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 USD14.06

    Daily
  2. 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 USD131.25

    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. 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 USD56.25

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. One 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

    USD360.93

    Daily
    12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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

    From USD170.62

    Daily
    11.5 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Explore three very popular cities of Japan on a full day bus tour. Visit historical temples and beautiful parks of Kyoto and Nara, then enjoy a delicious dinner by the sea in Kobe.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD75.00

    Daily
    12.5 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Enjoy playing in the field of snow! Experience winter in Rokko with convenient transfers from Osaka. Once you are done playing, relax in a soothing hot spring bath or tour around Arima onsen town!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD70.31

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD93.75

    Daily
    11 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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 USD56.25

    Daily
    10 - 10.5 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 USD93.65

    Daily
    11 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Make your way to the retro thatched roof village of Miyama in Kyoto. With convenient bus transfers from Osaka, travel through the snowy roads to see the traditional winter scenery of Japan. Experience a fun snow lantern making for a perfect day out!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD56.25

    Weekend
    8.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  12. Spend a day in rural Kyoto as you stroll along the bamboo grove of Arashiyama and the thatched roof village of Miyama. Make your very own snow lantern and experience a dreamy winter scenery after sundown.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD65.62

    Daily
    12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. 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.

    USD126.56

    Daily
  14. 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
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD140.62

    Sun, Wed
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. 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 USD150.00

    Group Discount
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (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

    USD135.94

    Tue, Thu
    8 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  17. 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

    USD84.37

    Daily
  18. Stroll through the thousands of sparkling lights while making way through the tunnel of light at Nagashima Spa Land. Marvel at the wonderful Begonia Garden at Nabana no Sato for a perfect winter excursion.

    USD70.31

    Daily
    13 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  19. Experience Japan's winter like no other at the Mineyama Kogen Resort White Peak. Slide down the snowy slopes or tumble along on a sled! Spend a relaxing evening at the hotel before heading out to Himeji city to explore the castle or temple.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD271.87

    Daily
    (morning)
  20. Depart from Osaka or Kyoto 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 USD328.12

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    12 - 13 hour(s) (morning)

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