Your Private Kyoto Day Trip from Osaka

Your first stop is at the foot of the mountains above Kyoto, Arashiyama, where history and natural beauty coexist in great abundance. We park right in the center of town, then set about seeing the surrounding temples, scenery, and shops, finally taking a walk along the river. The sights include the World Heritage-listed Tenryuji, said to be the most important temple in Arashiyama. Marvel at the temple grounds, expansive Japanese-style rooms, and exquisite gardens. Every season brings different highlights in the garden, as does every angle from which you view it. Then there's the famous bamboo forest, which leads us right up to Okochi Sanso, an estate property now open to the public. You'll also have the opportunity here to enjoy Japanese tea and snacks (included), as well as excellent garden walks and views.

See a bit more of the hillside, then descend to the river by way of a spacious park. From there, a five minute walk along the wide river brings you to the main shopping street where you can browse for some souvenirs before we head to our sushi lunch.

After lunch, we head to Fushimi Inari, set at the foot of Inari mountain, and admire the momentous installation of red gates. Take a walk on some of the trails that lead up to the top of the mountain. It takes two hours to get to the summit, so you'll only be able to go up part of the way, but temple structures and ambiance are remarkable from any angle.

If you select the Extra Large 10-hour tour option, we'll visit some other places to your liking. We've got plenty of ideas! How about Kinkakuji ("Golden Pavilion"), Ryoanji (oldest Zen rock garden), downtown Kyoto (markets and more), or perhaps the Imperial Palace? Let's consult and make a perfect day for you.

Know Before You Book

  • If your hotel is outside central Osaka, you may be asked to pay a small transportation surcharge

  • This tour begins in Osaka, and may end either back in Osaka or in Kyoto.

8 Hours 24 Feb, 24 Feb, 25 Feb, and more 京都府
What's in, what's out

What is included in the tour

  • Private transportation for the entire day

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Admissions to all visited attractions

  • Lunch

What makes this tour special
  • Stunning temple, garden, and bamboo landscapes in Arashiyama

  • Famous red gates and atmosphere of Fushimi Inari

  • Luxury, private transport between Osaka and Kyoto (and back)

  • Native (or equivalent) English spoken

Pickup point
Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, 嵯峨小倉山田淵山町 右京区 京都市 京都府 日本 View on Map