Best Day Trips from Osaka, Osaka tours & activities, fun things to do in Osaka | VELTRA

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Osaka is a great base to explore the rest of the beautiful Kansai region, with mouthwatering 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. No.1
    Explore three very popular prefectures of Japan on a full day bus tour. Visit Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto before saying hello to the friendly deer at Nara. Spend time by the sea after sundown in Kobe to experience the best of Kansai!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD78.01

    Daily
    12.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. No.2
    Visit some of the most iconic spots of Kyoto and Nara in a day! Experience history and culture at Kinkakuji temple, capture the seasonal beauty in the bamboo forest of Arashiyama or play with the friendly deer at Nara Park!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD58.51

    Daily
    9 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. No.3
    Conveniently make your way from Osaka to 4 of the most iconic spots in Kyoto. Venture through the red torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine before stopping by the famed Kiyomizudera Temple, Kinkakuji Temple and the bamboo grove at Arashiyama.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD58.51

    Daily
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Head out on a historic journey from Osaka to Kyoto by bus. Save your time and travel comfortably around the ancient city to popular spots such as Kiyomizudera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple, and more!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD136.52

    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Play with deer at Nara Park, visit temples and shrines in Kyoto on a full-day bus tour from Osaka. Discover the spiritual richness of two ancient capitals with a licensed English-speaking guide leading you through its historical path.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD182.35

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

    From USD58.51

    Daily
    9 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. 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.
    Meal Provided

    From USD107.16

    Daily
    12 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  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 USD170.64

    Group Discount
    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Embark on a historical adventure with an expert guide in the ancient city of Kyoto! Select from a morning around Nijo Castle & Kinkakuji Temple, an afternoon at Fushimi Inari & Kiyomizudera or a full-day with all the best spots.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD87.76

    Daily
    6 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  10. 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

    USD375.42

    Daily
    12 hour(s) (morning)
  11. 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

    USD146.27

    Sun, Wed
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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.
    Meal Provided

    USD117.01

    Sun, Wed
    12 hour(s) (morning)
  13. 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 USD331.54

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Fri
    12 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  14. 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

    From USD190.15

    Daily
  15. 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.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD622.12

    Group Discount
    Daily
    (morning)
  16. Just south of Osaka, spend the day visiting the scenic Mt. Koya, the headquarters of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. Immerse yourself in the sacred world with visits to the Okunoin Temple and the iconic Danjo Garan Temple with an English-speaking guide
    English Available

    USD240.85

    Mon, Thu
    8.5 - 9 hour(s) (morning)

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