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

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

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.
20Activities
1/1 pages

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  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 USD75.93

    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 and Todaiji temples. Capture the seasonal beauty in the bamboo forest of Arashiyama or play with the friendly deer at Nara Park!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD56.95

    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 USD56.95

    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 USD132.87

    2-for-1
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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 USD56.95

    Daily
    9 - 10 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Full Day Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour from Osaka
    TOP PICKS Instant Confirmation
    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

    USD365.40

    Daily
    12.5 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 USD104.31

    Daily
    11.5 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Wander through the ancient sites of Nara and Kyoto on a convenient one-day bus tour. Pass through the red torii gates of Fushimi Inari, be astonished by the history of Nijo Castle and greet the cute deers of Nara Park in this all-inclusive tour.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD56.95

    Daily
    9.5 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Set off conveniently from Osaka or Hida Takayama towards the natural wonders of the thatched roof houses of Shirakawago and Japan's biggest lake, Lake Biwa. With lunch included, hop on a bus with WiFi on board and head to these places comfortably!
    English Available
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD132.87

    Daily
    9.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  10. 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

    USD61.69

    Daily
    8.5 - 9.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  11. 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.
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    USD113.89

    Tue, Sat
    12 hour(s) (morning)
  12. 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

    USD137.62

    Tue, Thu
    8 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. Tour conveniently to Kyoto's renowned sites on a one-day bus tour! Depart from Osaka and explore the red torii gates of Fushimi Inari, the slopes of Kiyomizudera Temple, the golden pavilion of Kinkakuji and the towering bamboo trees of Arashiyama.
    English Available

    From USD33.12

    Daily
    9.5 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  14. 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

    USD85.42

    Daily
  15. 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 USD322.69

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Fri
    12 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mt. Koya, on a speedy train and spend a full day exploring the idyllic Shingon Buddhist temples. Gain insight into the simple lifestyle of the monks with a special Buddhist lunch.
    Meal Provided
    Special

    USD80.67

    Daily
  17. 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
    Special

    From USD185.07

    Daily
  18. Two Day Hiroshima and Kurashiki Tour from Osaka
    TOP PICKS Instant Confirmation
    Set out from Osaka on a tour around the hidden gems of Hiroshima, Miyajima and Kurashiki before returning to the bustling city center of Osaka. See another popular city of Japan with overnight accommodation and transfers.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD738.39

    Group Discount
    Family Discount
    Daily
    2 day (morning)
  19. Walk the shores of Lake Biwa, visit ancient Miidera Temple at the base of Mt. Hiei and the World Heritage Site of Enryakuji Temple on the mountain.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD158.88

    Group Discount
    Daily
    8 hour(s) (morning)
  20. 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
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD234.43

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)

Top-Rated Activities for Osaka

Browse by Osaka