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Day Trip by Bus from Osaka to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion see UNESCO World Heritage Temples

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    Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

    Upon arrival at your first stop around 10:00am, the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, you will tour for about an hour. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is the head shrine for some 30,000 Inari shrines all across Japan. It is especially famous for its seemingly endless 1,000 vermilion shrine torii (gates). Fushimi Inari was dedicated to the Gods of agriculture. Afterward, you will head toward the Kiyomizu temple at 11:20.

    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

    Next stop is Gion (around 11:50am.), you will have 3 hours in Gion for lunch, a stroll, and a chance to meet and get acquainted with Maiko or Geiko.

    Lunch is all-you-can-eat Chanko-nabe, a delicious hot-pot eaten by Sumo wrestlers in large quantities to gain power. The soup is made with fish or chicken broth and ingredients such as meatballs, vegetables, Tofu, Mochi and udon are simmered in the soup.

    Gion is Kyoto's most famous geisha district, it's filled with shops, restaurants, and ochaya (teahouses), where geiko and maiko entertain. 'Geiko' is a woman trained in the art of music, singing and dancing to entertain the guests (also known as Geisha in Tokyo). Maiko is a Geiko apprentice, a younger woman who is training in the arts. After lunch, you'll be able to see Maiko performance and witness a Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony whereas the Maiko will serve you the tea herself! You will also get the opportunity to take a commemorative photo with Maiko or Geiko.

    Continue your journey by taking Hankyu Train from Kawaramachi Station to Arashiyama station (ticket included).

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Stop At: Arashiyama, Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383 Kyoto Prefecture

    Afterward, you will head toward Arashiyama by Hankyuu Train (ticket included). Arashiyama district located in the Western part of Kyoto. This area becomes most attractive around early April and late November when the cherry blossoms bloom and fall color seasons usually peak. During the summer months, traditional cormorant fishing is practiced on the Hozu River for tourists to watch. One highly recommended spot is the Sagano Bamboo Forest. It is a pleasantly cool 100m long walkway that begins from the side of the world heritage Tenryuji Temple.


    Duration: 3 hours
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    Departure Point
    1: 1 Senshukukokita, Izumisano, Osaka 549-0001, Japan
    2: Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    3: OCAT Bus Terminal, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
    4: 心斎橋バス停車場, Japan, 〒556-0002 Osaka, Chūō-ku, Souemonchō, 3, 浪速区恵美須東3丁目4
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    1: Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    2: OCAT Bus Terminal, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch - All-you-can-eat Chanko Nabe
    • Maiko / Geiko experience
    • Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
    • Round-trip bus fare
    • Pickup at designated meeting points
    • Drop off near designated meeting points
    • Accompanied by English speaking tour conductor
    • Entry/Admission - Gion
    • Entry/Admission - Arashiyama
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • [IMPORTANT] The bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be on time.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Meeting Time at Kansai International Airport (KIX) 7:20 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
    • Meeting Time at Namba, OCAT: 8:50 AM
    • Emergency call center available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm everyday
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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