Day trip

From Osaka: Kyoto Sightseeing Day Trip and Scenic Train Ride

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Activity provider: Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.

From Osaka: Kyoto Sightseeing Day Trip and Scenic Train Ride

Activity provider: Shinki Bus Tours Co., Ltd.
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From US$ 72.09 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the very best Kyoto has to offer on a day trip from Osaka. Visit the Kiyomizu Temple, Fushimi Inari, and Arashiyama, and ride on the stunning mountain scenery rail line in Kameoka.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Japanese


  • Discover the charms of Kyoto on a one day tour from Osaka
  • Explore Kyoto's most iconic landmarks including Kiyomizudera Temple and Fushimi Inari
  • Admire breathtaking mountain views on a scenic railway ride from Kameoka
Full description
After pickup from one of 3 locations in Osaka, head towards Kyoto, once the former capital of Japan, on the island of Honshu. The first activity of the day is a scenic and romantic railway ride from Kameoka to Arashiyama. During the 23-minute journey, feel immersed in nature as you admire the beautiful blossom trees and breathtaking mountain views. Upon arrival at Arashiyama, enjoy a delicious buffet style lunch with soft drinks to prepare you for an afternoon of sightseeing. After lunch, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kiyomizudera Temple, one of the most celebrated temples in Japan, founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall. The tour continues onto Fushimi Inari, world-famous for the thousands of Torii gates that line the entrance to the Shinto Shrine. Spend some free time exploring the mountain trails and the shrine buildings themselves, and learn about the fascinating culture of Japan. The tour ends after your visit to Fushimi Inari, and you’ll be dropped-off to your original pickup location in Osaka.
  • Round trip bus transport
  • Scenic railway ticket
  • Lunch (beef shabu shabu set menu or buffet lunch)
  • English-speaking tour conductor
  • Admission fee for temples
  • Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point descriptions
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  •  It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Available pickup locations: Umeda, Nippombashi, Namba OCAT, and Kyoto Station
  • Infants (aged 0-2 years old) can participate in this tour for free (no seat or meal provided)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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Bus arrived early at hotel entrance. Slightly rush for each attractions. Overall good

November 15, 2022

Very good guide with all sights. Buffet made the tour perfect

October 27, 2022

Had fun

December 3, 2019

Product ID: 277737