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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 USD13.97

    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 USD121.05

    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. 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

    USD166.68

    Daily
    11.5 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

    USD358.50

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    12.5 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 USD74.49

    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

    USD83.81

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  7. 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 USD55.87

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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 USD81.94

    Daily
    6 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. 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 USD148.99

    Group Discount
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  10. 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
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD55.87

    Daily
    9.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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

    USD135.02

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

    USD125.71

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

    From USD93.12

    Sun, Wed, Fri
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  14. 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 USD0.84

    99%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    11 - 12.5 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

    USD93.12

    Daily
    (morning)
  16. 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 USD422.38

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning)
  17. 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

    USD223.48

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  18. 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

    USD225.35

    Daily
    (morning)

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