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Kyoto Afternoon Tour - Fushimiinari Shrine & Kiyomizu Temple from Osaka

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    What to Expect
    See the most picturesque temples and beautiful gardens that Kyoto has to offer on this 4-hour afternoon tour from Osaka with a guide, stopping at some of the city’s most significant religious monuments. Gain new insight into the traditions of ancient Japan and get plenty of photo-taking opportunities as you visit a selection of its beautiful temples and shrines.

    Begin your tour around midday continuing on to Osaka station for your rail journey to Kyoto. Climb aboard your included JR rapid service train for the trip to Kyoto station, where you’ll disembark and make a short walk to the city’s nearby Avanti to connect with your coach bus.

    Start your Kyoto exploration by heading to the visually-striking Fushimiinari Taisha Shrine, a wildly colorful building bearing bright-red columns and a green roof. The interior of this beautiful structure is perhaps even more impressive, harboring a series of immaculate gardens and placid ponds. 

    Continue next to Sanjusangendo Temple on the eastern edge of Kyoto. This beautiful religious site, home to 1,001 statues of the Bodhisattva and built in the 13th century, is famous for being the longest wooden building in the entire country, spanning more than 394 feet (120m) in length. Spend around 30 minutes checking out this impressive temple before boarding your bus for the next stop.

    Proceed next to the famous Kiyomizu Temple, stopping to browse the rows of pottery stores that line the streets leading up to the site. This elegant UNESCO World Heritage site, originally build in the 8th century, offers panoramic views of Kyoto and the surrounding area from its spacious terrace among the wooded hills and nearby Otowa waterfall. 

    Finish your Kyoto experience with a trip on the JR rail back to Osaka station, where you’ll make your own way back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel Granvia Osaka, 3-chōme-1-番1号 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    Departure Time
    12:30 PM
    Return Details
    Osaka Station, 3-chōme-1-1 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    • Transportation by Motorcoach and JR Rail from Osaka to Kyoto return
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Sanjusangendo Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Public transportation will be used between Osaka and Kyoto Seating may not be available
    • The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please note that due to repair and restoration work, part or all of the Kiyomizu-dera Temple Main Hall will not be visible.
    • Participants will walk from the parking lot to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (about 15 min one-way).
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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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    This was our first tour of Kyoto as a family and we really enjoyed it. It was hot, so the air conditioned bus was much appreciated. Our tour guide was very kind and quite knowledgeable. All-in-all, it was well worth the investment.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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