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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto provided by Shinki Bus Tours

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 07/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This action-packed day trip that helps you cover three cities in a day. Visit the highlights of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe, without having to worry about figuring out public transport, as round-trip transfers from Osaka are included. Explore a variety of temples, shrines, shopping spots, and historic neighborhoods. Best bits include Kinkaku-ji Temple, Nara Park, Todai-ji Temple, Kobe MOSAIC shopping mall.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
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  • 1
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Arashiyama
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    Nara Park
    Stop: 80 minutes
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  • 4
    Kobe Harborland umie Mosaic
    Stop: 115 minutes
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Save time and tick off the best of Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe in a day
  • Something for everyone—enjoy temples, nature spots, and shopping
  • Hassle-free trip with return transport from Osaka included
  • Flexible tour packages—choose to add on meals
Important Information
Departure Point
Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan Tsurutontan Soemoncho, 3-17 Souemonchō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
Duration
12h
Return Details
Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Pickup and drop-off at central meeting points
  • Round-trip bus fare
  • Beef Shabu-Shabu or Buffet lunch (if meal is selected)
  • Kobe Beef Steak set or All-you-can-eat Shabu-Shabu dinner (if meal is selected)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • JR train tickets (Kyoto departure only)
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant (0-2 years old) is free (no seat and no meal)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note: tour guide will manage the meeting time of each location as well as the amount of time spent at each location
  • Please note: the bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be on time.
  • Meeting Time at Kyoto Station: 9:05 AM
  • Meeting Time at Umeda, Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda: 8:20 AM
  • Meeting Time at Nippombashi (in front of Tsurutontan Soemoncho Udon Restaurant: 8:25 AM, Drop off at Namba
  • Meeting Time at Namba, OCAT: 8:50 AM
  • Emergency call center available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm everyday
  • Only collapsible strollers are acceptable. They will be put in the luggage space while on the bus.
  • Lunch: Beef Shabu-Shabu or Buffet lunch (if meal is selected; vegetarian option available upon request 3 days before departure at the latest)
  • [IMPORTANT] Nippombashi Dep: Drop off point is at Namba.
  • [IMPORTANT] Kyoto Dep: End point is at Kyoto station. You return by train on your own after getting off the bus in Osaka. Your guide will accompany you to Osaka Station and provide a train ticket.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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M Sloman wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
It was a very good trip. Unless your set an going to Kobe I might choose the option without this as all you really do there is eat and walk around some malls.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TeamLimon, Operator at Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Dear Msloman: Thank you for joining us this time. We appreciate for your time writing this feedback. In regards to the part of Kobe we are sincerely gratitude for your precious advice. We have other products which is only touring at Kobe. If you want to experience Kobe deeply we recommend you with that product. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in a near future. Best regards, Team LIMON
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autumn11mnl wrote a review Jan 2020
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We enjoyed this tour very much, inspite of the rains! The Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama, was very mystical and beautiful, even with many people around. The lunch was enjoyable too. The Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji, will also be a sight to behold, even tho we’ve been there before..
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Response from TeamLimon, Operator at Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto
Responded Jan 31, 2020
Dear customer, Thank you for joining our tour this time! If you want to experience traditional Japanese historical sites and splendid nature scenes you can not miss this tour. It is our great pleasure to hear that you quite enjoyed this experience.We will try our best and make efforts to improve our service. Thank you again for your precious time in sharing your experience here.We are so looking forward to seeing you again in a near future. Warm regards, Team LIMON
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Shubhabrata Sengupta wrote a review Dec 2019
Manila, Philippines5 contributions
I would like to do this again & again. What a transport connectivity. If you plan well and have rail pass then you can cover a long distance. Prepare to walk a lot however if you are history and nature lover you would not mind doing that.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from TeamLimon, Operator at Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto
Responded Dec 17, 2019
Dear customer: Thank you for joining this tour. It is our great honor to hear that how you enjoyed this trip. Participants will feel combined to the nature if they are really into the scenery. Thank you again for speaking highly of this tour.Hope to see you again soon in a near future. Yours truly, Team LIMON
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Andy W wrote a review Dec 2019
Osaka, Japan41 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic tour English too loved the tour guide relaxed atmosphere very knowledgeable on all aspects of areas
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from TeamLimon, Operator at Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Dear customer, Thank you for your booking. We are honored to hear that you speak so highly of this tour. It is our pleasure to provide this service for you and thank you again for your time to write this feedback. Wish you a good day and hope to see you again in the next time. Sincerely, Team LIMON
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Katja-Sydney wrote a review Sep 2019
Mortdale, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
I booked this tour because we were staying on in Japan following a cruise and it was half the price (even with all of our meals included) of an equivalent tour offered by the cruise company. BUT what I would recommend is to not take up the buffet lunch offer in Arashiyama. It
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Date of experience: September 2019
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adarosle
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Pleasant and nice experience!
It was a pleasant experience (: Tour guide was very friendly and helpful in taking photos and explaining about the
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Oil757
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Limon Kyoto day tour from Osaka
It was raining when we reached the Fushimi Inari Shrine but the climate did not hinder us from enjoying the site mo
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heinhtetaung2020
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Family friendly
I don’t know much about how the tour operates on normal situation which means on days with no danger of being infec
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Dslsolo
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Limon Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto
Tour guide is friendly and helpful. Ontime departure and arrival. Comprehensive itinerary for first time visitors
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Janenazar
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Kyoto Day trip
We availed the Transport Only service. The entrance fee for the two temples are not included though. The weather’s
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redj_form
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Kyoto Day Trip from Osaka
It was a very nice experience although it is raining. Kyoto is so rich in culture. Our guide Ms. Jewell is very hel
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exgc
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Limon Kyoto Day Tour
Our tourist guide Kan is very friendly. The tour was fun and amazing. Kyoto is a really wonderful place to visit. W
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Aysha4215
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Mr Chu made the tour incredible
Great tour and value for money - you go to several shrines but the convenience of the bus makes navigation in Japan
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rayemman
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Kyoto Day Tour
We availed of the Transpo Only Package and their service is excellent. Our tour guide Jewell is very kind and very
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jjaserrano
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Kyoto Day Tour
The tour guide is very accommodating and the itinerary was strictly followed which is great in order for us to visi
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John E
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You can't miss this!
Wow! What a show stopper. The magic of the Bamboo Forest is indescribable.But then what isn't in Japan? Well, occ
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ishiedoll
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Excellent tour guide!
I really enjoyed our day trip to Kyoto! Mr. Toshi made sure that we’re all doing okay. He also gave a lot of inform
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dhavenaa
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Culturally enlightening experience in kyoto
We took the Limon tour to Kyoto. Mr Shu who was the guide did an excellent job of explaining the significance of ea
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3sky3
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Definitely a tour of Kyoto with many picture opportunities.
This tour was great! We had such an awesome tour guide, I believe her name was Haro, (sorry is spelled incorrectly
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maruchan84
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Unforgettable trip!
Tour went on time, and we even get back to Osaka early because no traffic jam that day. I'm very lucky because I g
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