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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 USD13.71

    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 USD118.86

    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 USD54.86

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD163.66

    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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 USD73.15

    Daily
    12.5 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  6. 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

    USD82.29

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  7. 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

    USD352.01

    Daily
    12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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 USD54.86

    Daily
    10 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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 USD68.57

    2-for-1
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    Daily
    9.5 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 USD91.34

    Daily
    11 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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 USD80.46

    Daily
    6 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  12. 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.

    USD123.43

    Daily
  13. 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

    USD137.15

    Sun, Wed
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. 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 USD146.29

    Group Discount
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  15. 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 USD265.15

    Daily
    (morning)
  16. 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 USD137.15

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    8 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  17. Gain insight into the rich history of this vast city as you walk along the ruins of the atomic bomb park and museum. Gaze upon the sacred Itsukushima Shrine and sink your teeth into mouthwatering Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki.
    English Available

    From USD128.00

    Sun, Tue, Thu
    7.5 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  18. 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 USD35.20

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening, night)
  19. Have fun in the brand new ski resort at Mineyama Kogen Resort White Peak from Osaka or Kobe. After your snowy adventure, take part in a Japanese cultural experience by making soba noodles and grilling fish at a fireplace.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD100.57

    2-for-1
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    Daily
    11 hour(s) (morning)
  20. 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 USD64.00

    Daily
    12.5 hour(s) (morning)

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