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Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji Temple and Kobe MOSAIC with Optional Lunch

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    Umeda: 8:30am
    Namba: 9am
    Niponbashi: 8:35am

  • Duration

    Departure from Umeda: 13 hours(approx.)
    Departure from Namba: 13 hours (approx.)
    Departure from Niponbashi: 12.5 hours (approx.)

Inclusions
  • Round trip bus transfer
  • Lunch - Chicken Sukiyaki (as per the option selected)
  • Admission to Kinkaku-ji (as per the option selected)
  • Tour conductor
COVID-19 Safety guidelines
Guests
  • Adult (13+)
  • Child (3-12)
  • Infant (0-2)

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy an excursion from Osaka to the top sites of western Japan
  • Choose between a bus only tour and a day tour that includes lunch and admissions
  • Walk through the soaring stalks of bamboo at Arashiyama
  • Take a stroll in the Japanese gardens of the UNESCO-listed golden Kinkaku-ji Temple
  • Shop, dine and simply gaze at the coast from Kobe’s waterfront mall, MOSAIC
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Nature, heritage, culture and urbanization comes together in this tour from Osaka. Take in the beauty of the cherry blossom landscape of Arashiyama and visit the UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji Temple. Your trip ends with shopping at Kobe’s MOSAIC Mall from where you can also see stunning views of the coast and the historic metropolis.

Arashiyama 
Filled with shrines and temples, Arashiyama is one of the most popular tourist districts in Kyoto. Visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and walk amid the soaring stalks of bamboo. Take pictures with the towering canes as your backdrop.  

After a walk in the bamboo forest, chow down a Chicken Sukiyaki hotpot, if you upgrade.  

Kinkaku-ji Temple 
The famous ‘Golden Pavilion’ is a must-visit in Kyoto. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, see the temple rise above its reflecting pond as you take in the serene surroundings. Take a stroll along the sprawling garden retaining its original design from the 14th century.  

Nara Park
Head south from Kinkaku-ji to Nara and wander through the Nara Park, famous for wild deers.

Kobe MOSAIC 
Your last stop will be the historic city of Kobe which was completely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1995. Shop till you drop at MOSAIC mall and enjoy waterfront views of the coast and the city. Enjoy leisure time at the mall before you make your return journey to Osaka at 8:30pm.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Departure from Umeda: 13 hours(approx.)
    Departure from Namba: 13 hours (approx.)
    Departure from Niponbashi: 12.5 hours (approx.)

  • Start time

    Umeda: 8:30am
    Namba: 9am
    Niponbashi: 8:35am

  • Meeting Point

    From Umeda: Make your way to Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda, Osaka, Japan.
    From Namba: Make your way to OCAT - Namba, Osaka, Japan.
    From Niponbashi: Make your way to the front Of Tsurutontan Soemoncho Udon Restaurant, Osaka, Japan.

  • Ending Point

    Umeda or Namba.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Round trip bus transfer
  • Lunch - Chicken Sukiyaki (as per the option selected)
  • Admission to Kinkaku-ji (as per the option selected)
  • Tour conductor
  • Tips (if you feel generous!)

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 10 minutes early.

With the bus only option, you will have ample time to visit the Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nara Park, for which you have to pay directly at the site.

  • Admission Fee of Kinkaku-ji: Adult 400yen; Child 300yen

  • Admission Fee of Nara Park: Adult 500yen; Child 300yen

You may request your food preference (in case of buffet) - vegetarian or Halal at the time of booking and our local partners will arrange the same.

There will be no separate seats for children travelling for free.

Our local partners can arrange departures from the Kansai International Airport for an additional charge of 1000yen per guest. Your pick up will be from Terminal 1 at 7:30am.

Take pictures wearing the traditional Kawaii Kimono in Arashiyama available at a special rental offer of 3,980yen/person.

If you wish to grab some dinner at Kobe MOSAIC, our local partners can arrange it at an additional cost. A shabu-shabu hotpot dinner is offered for 2,000yen for adults and 1,000yen for children. You can also opt for a Kobe beef steak set for 7,000yen.

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