One-day guided coach tour of Kyoto - departing from Osaka or Kyoto

One-day guided coach tour of Kyoto - departing from Osaka or Kyoto

Cancellation Free cancellation with conditions

You would like

Visit Kyoto's iconic sites
Free time in the Arashiyama district
The comfort of an air-conditioned coach and the services of a professional guide
Traditional Japanese lunch

Essential information *

10 hours , 11 hours



Starting time
8:00 AM , 9:00 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation.


Visit Kyoto and 6 exceptional landmarks, including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from 794 to 1868, and today remains the cultural heart of the country thanks to numerous temples, shrines and traditional gardens.

You can choose to meet your guide in Osaka or Kyoto.. After a drive that takes just under an hour for participants who set off from Osaka, and once the entire group is at Kyoto station, you'll head off to visit the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine. This shrine is dedicated to the deity Inari and is one of Japan's most famous landmarks. Step into another world as you pass under its red torii gates - the shrine has 10,000 of them!

Next stop: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Built into the side of a hill, this Buddhist complex comprises a magnificent wooden building with a panoramic view of the city.

After this stop-off, you'll visit one of the following two attractions:
- the Kyoto Handicraft Center, a centre dedicated to traditional handicrafts
- the Nishijin Textile Center, a centre dedicated to traditional Japanese textiles where you can discover the art of the kimono making

After a traditional Japanese lunch, you'll stop at Kyoto Imperial Palace, which is set in a vast park. It was home to the Japanese imperial family until 1868 when the capital was moved to Tokyo.

The next stop is to the west of the city where you'll see Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion. The top two floors of this famous temple, which is also on UNESCO's list are entirely covered in gold leaf.

Finally, you'll head to Arashiyama, a district on the outskirts of the city popular with locals and tourists alike. You'll be able to explore Arashiyama's numerous street stalls and shops at your own pace and enjoy a stroll through its famous bamboo grove.

Once done, you'll be taken back to Kyoto or Osaka.


When booking, you'll be asked to choose your departure and arrival points:
- Osaka
- Kyoto

Good to know

  • Availability: every day except Monday
  • Departure from: Osaka or Kyoto. Further details are in your voucher
  • Time: 8am or 9am depending on your set-off point
  • Tour duration: 10 or 11 hours, depending on your set-off point
  • The tour operator reserves the right to cancel the activity if there aren't enough participants. If this is the case, you'll be offered an alternative date or a refund
  • Your guide may have to change the itinerary due to the weather, traffic conditions or visitor numbers at the sites. The time taken to visit each site may be reduced accordingly
  • If the Kyoto Imperial Palace is closed, you'll visit the Heian Jingu sanctuary instead. You'll still be able to admire the outer walls of the Imperial Palace from the coach on the way
  • Wearing a mask is required in certain places that you'll visit during this excursion. We also highly recommend that you wear a mask on the coach
  • This activity is free for children under the age of 3. However, they will not be allocated seats on the coach and will have to sit on an adult's lap Similarly, lunch will not be provided. If you would like them to have a seat and a meal please book the paid children's option.

Price includes

  • Day trip in an air-conditioned bus
  • Admission to Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Admission to Kinkakuji Temple
  • The services of a professional guide
  • Lunch

Price doesn’t include

  • Transfers from/to your hotel
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras



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