Departure from Umeda: 10 hours (approx.)
Departure from Namba: 9 hours (approx.)
Departure from Niponbashi: 10 hours (approx.)
Umeda - 8:30am
Namba - 9am
Niponbashi - 8:35am
From Umeda - You have to reach Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda, Osaka, Japan.
From Namba - You have to reach OCAT - Namba, Osaka, Japan.
From Niponbashi - You have to reach in front Of Tsurutontan Soemoncho Udon Restaurant, Osaka, Japan.
Same as the start point
Navigate romance and spirituality in the colourful landscape of Japan that changes with season. The tour brings a mélange of colours, landscapes, architecture and food, taking you to the most popular sites around Osaka.
Reach Kameoka Station and board the Sagano train for a scenic drive to Arashiyama. Chug along a 19th century narrow gauge which was used to haul freight, now magnificently transformed into an art-deco style train of all seasons as you pass through the Hozukyo Ravine that changes colours – pink cherry blossom in spring, lush greens in summer, yellow Japanese maple in fall and snow white in winters.
At 25km/hour, the train tugs at nostalgic heartstrings as you take in the scenic sights from the large glass windows of one of the four coaches with wooden bench seats and bare light bulbs.
When you reach at Arashiyama, deboard the train for a traditional buffet lunch. Head to Kiyomizudera, one of the most celebrated temples of Japan built in AD 780. The UNESCO World Heritage Site temple is named after the pure waters of the Otowa Waterfall and offers gorgeous views of cherry and maple trees as well as of the city of Kyoto.
After spending some quality time at the temple, you will visit the Fushimi Inari shrine, famous for its network of vermillion tori gates behinds its main buildings. Observe the many fox statues in the shrine premises as the animals are thought to be the messengers of Inari, the Shinto God of rice.
Visiting so many places is fulfilling yet exhausting, and we make sure that you travel comfortably in a bus back to the original point of departure.
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.
You may request your food preference - vegetarian or Halal at the time of booking and our local partners will arrange the same.
We make sure that the tour runs on time, however at times the schedule might be revised due to schedule changes in the Sagano Romantic train.
There will be no separate seats for children travelling for free.
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