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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

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This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. Save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. Travel in an air-conditioned coach for a hassle-free day. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Tenryuji Temple.
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  • 5 hours 25 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.07
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$139.07
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Covers major Kyoko highlights

Excellent one day tour of Kyoto attractions. Covered the main must see shrines and temples. Well guided and very informative.

Wayne_S, Mar 2020

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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Kyoto

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Kyoto

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Enjoy an excursion from Kyoto, and spend a day visiting historic Hiroshima and scenic Miyajima. Board a comfortable coach for convenient transport to Hiroshima. Enjoy a narrated tour with an English speaking guide and multilingual audio guide. Visit iconic landmarks like the Hiroshima Bomb Dome, Memorial Peace Park, Iwakuni shrine, and Kintai Kyo Bridge.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$367.55
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$367.55
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Geisha (maiko) Tea Ceremony & GION walking tour in MAIKO CHAYA

Geisha (maiko) Tea Ceremony & GION walking tour in MAIKO CHAYA

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Enjoy a private Japanese tea ceremony with a maiko, an apprentice geisha, in Osaka for an immersion into Japanese culture. The ceremonial tea ritual is believed to promote a state of general well-being and mindfulness and involves the preparation and drinking of matcha, a powdered green tea that is loved in Japan. From your maiko, you'll learn about the history of tea in Japan as you sip, and hear tales of the samurai and priests who spread its popularity. Then, embark on a free walking tour of the city.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.17
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$124.17
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto

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Take a deep dive into traditional Japanese culture and history during this full-day trip to Kyoto and Nara from the center of Kyoto or Osaka. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Arashiyama district and admire the beautiful grounds of the Kinkaku-ji temple. Then head to Nara and see the wild deer of Nara Park. Multiple pickup points and lunch upgrade options are available.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.79
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$71.79
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Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Osaka

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-Day Tour from Osaka

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Discover the Peace Memorial City Hiroshima and visit the magnificent landmarks in a day! The tour start from Shin Osaka station by the Bullet train "Shinkansen". Travel on an air-conditioned coach in Hiroshima and get the chance to visit The Peace Memorial Park, The Atomic Bomb Dome and Miyajima Itsukushima Shrine. Also, visit the Peace Memorial Museum. Choose your departure city from Osaka or Kyoto. This tour is operated with English speaking tour assistant and Multilingual Audio Guide in the bus.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$337.75
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$337.75
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

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Spend a day exploring historic neighborhoods, visiting temples, and shopping on a full-day tour from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe. Explore the Arashiyama district, tour the Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nara Park, and take in the stores at Kobe MOSAIC. This tour includes Kinkaku-ji entrance fee, as well as pickup from Kyoto Station, Umeda, Nippombashi or Namba. Opt for a buffet or shabu shabu lunch and/or a Kobe steak or an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu dinner.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.30
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$92.30
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12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe

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A guided sightseeing trip to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe makes it easy to see the highlights of each location, like the Kyoto Arashiyama, Nara Park, and Kobe Mosaic. Board a comfortable bus for this day trip from Osaka to make the most of a day away from the city. Opt for an upgrade to a buffet or set lunch and shabu-shabu dinner.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.30
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka/Kyoto

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Enrich yourself with the fascinating history of Kyoto’s numerous UNESCO-listed temples and shrines during this day trip from Osaka. Explore the seemingly endless ‘torii’ gates at Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, visit Kiyomizu-dera temple, and explore Kinkaku-ji temple. Customize your trip by adding on a deluxe or standard Japanese style lunch, and select from four pickup points.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.79
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$71.79
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Multi-Day Bus Tour of Shirakawago, Mt. Fuji from Osaka/Kyoto (Economy Hotel)

Multi-Day Bus Tour of Shirakawago, Mt. Fuji from Osaka/Kyoto (Economy Hotel)

This three-day, two-night tour is an ideal trip for travelers who want to see some of Japan’s most beautiful and iconic places, but don’t have very much time in the country. You’ll start this tour in Osaka, stop at Kyoto, and a number of places on the way, such as lakes, mountains, markets, and more before you reach Tokyo. This tour takes the hassle out of traveling around Japan, and you’ll see much more than you’d be able to if traveling independently.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$379.44
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$379.44
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Private Alphard Hire in Osaka Kyoto Nara Kobe with English Speaking Driver

Private Alphard Hire in Osaka Kyoto Nara Kobe with English Speaking Driver

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Hire your own private driver to take you around the Osaka or Kyoto regions for the day. Customize your own itinerary with your driver and see the attractions that are of most interest to you such as the Osaka Castle, the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, and the Kiyomizu Temple. Select an English-, Chinese-, or Japanese-speaking driver and learn about the history of each location.
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  • 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$757.44
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Mt. Gozaisho Ropeway,Nabana no Sato for Illumination and Begonia Garden!

Mt. Gozaisho Ropeway,Nabana no Sato for Illumination and Begonia Garden!

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・To view preciously enthralling winter landscape of Mt. Gozaisho by ropeway. It is a can't-miss snow spot for visitors coming to Kansai area in winter! ・Highlight of this trip is the “Frozen Tree” and the artificial “Frozen Waterfall”. You will have time to stay at the mountain peak to appreciate the amazing scenery. ・Make a fun experience of Japan’s largest scale illumination at “Nabana no Sato” Park, and being surrounded by great amount of glittering lights! ・Departure from and return to same location of Mainichi Newspapers Building by Nishi Umeda Park of Osaka, and can be easily accessed by public transportation. ・English-speaking guide will accompany the tour,and less worry for communication.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.44
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$126.44
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1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

1.5 Hours Kyoto Insider Sake Experience

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Sake—traditional rice wine—is Japan’s most famous drink and Kyoto’s Fushimi District is renowned for its sake production, home to over 30 breweries. On this tour, find out how sake is made, discover the many varieties, and learn which sake suits each occasion. Sample seven different sakes, accompanied by tasty Japanese snacks, and leave with a cheat sheet to help you order your favorite sakes while in Japan.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.60
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Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour

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Osaka is a convenient base from which to explore the rest of Japan. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kyoto with ease on a hassle-free day trip from Osaka, the ideal choice for first-time visitors with limited time. You’ll experience a romantic train ride to Sagano, home to Arashiyama Park, and tick off the vivid Fushimi Inari Shrine without the hassle of traveling between landmarks alone.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.79
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$71.79
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

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Dress in traditional Japanese attire in this kimono and yukata experience in Kyoto. You won’t have to worry about wearing the clothing incorrectly as you’ll have a professional fitting session. Stroll around Gion, and visit nearby shrines such as Kiyomizu-dera and Heianjingu Shrine. The experience is flexible, and different time slots are offered throughout the day. You can also upgrade your experience to include makeup, and hair styling.
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  • 1 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.80
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Itajime Shibori Scarf Class

Itajime Shibori Scarf Class

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Discover the art of ‘shibori’ during this 30 to 60-minute scarf-making class in Kyoto. Learn about Japanese culture from your knowledgable guide and become versed in one of the country’s many art forms. Use traditional tools and fabrics to make your scarf, then take this memorable handmade souvenir home with you to show your friends and family.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.80
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$44.80

Hakodateyama Snowplay or Ski One Day Tour from Osaka

Hakodateyama Snowplay or Ski One Day Tour from Osaka

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Spend a day in the snow with beautiful views of Lake Biwa from the ski slopes. With 3 convenient pick up stops at Umeda, Namba and Kyoto Stations, it’s easy to hop on the tour bus and enjoy a trip to the mountains. Choose from 2 package deals: ski or snow play at Hakodateyama Ski Resort. Children, beginning, and advanced skiers will find activities at their level. 
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.30
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$92.30
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Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour

Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour

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If you’ve got limited time in Japan, tick off Kyoto’s top sights with ease on a day trip from Osaka. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, which include Fushimi Inari Shrine and the district of Gion. Plus, unlike on conventional Kyoto tours, you’ll watch a maiko (apprentice geisha) performance and take part in a tea ceremony.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$133.32
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Kyoto Miyama (Snow Lantern Festival) Day Tour from Osaka

Kyoto Miyama (Snow Lantern Festival) Day Tour from Osaka

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Kyoto and Miyama make ideal day trips from bustling Osaka, but beating the language barrier to organize transportation and sightseeing independently can be tricky. On this tour, reach top attractions including UNESCO–listed Arashiyama and Miyama Kayabuki-no-Sato easily—with buffet lunch option and round trip travel from Osaka included. Stroll through dense bamboo forest to the 14th-century Tenryū-ji Temple, and admire uninterrupted views over the rugged mountain scenery.
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.66
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Lunch)

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Lunch)

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Enjoy a day learning about Japan’s culture and historic sites on this day trip to Kyoto and Nara. You won’t have to worry about understanding Japan’s public transport system, as a bus will take you between dispersed sites. Tour stops included Arashiyama district, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Kinkaku-ji temple and Nara Park. You’ll be accompanied by a guide, and will be treated to a delicious halal lunch too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.30
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Day Trip by Bus from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto and Nara

Day Trip by Bus from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto and Nara

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This day bus trip from the central of Osaka or Kyoto to Arashiyama and Nara, is the perfect option for travelers with limited time in Japan. Save hours planning your route, and waiting for public transport, and instead enjoy a well planned itinerary. Choose from multiple convenient pickup points, and visit top highlights in Kyoto such as Arashiyama, Sagano Bamboo Forest and Nara Park. All transportation and entrance fees are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.79
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$71.79
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Biwako Valley Ski Resort Round-Trip Transport from Osaka

Biwako Valley Ski Resort Round-Trip Transport from Osaka

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Spend a day in the snowy peaks around Biwako Valley ski resort in Shiga Prefecture. This round-trip transport option lets you travel from the city of Osaka with ease, freeing up your day to focus on sledging, skiing, snowboarding, without worrying about the logistics. Choose between a day-long lift pass or a meal voucher to spend in the resort when you board your coach.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.56
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Enchanted Time with Maiko: Main Tour

Enchanted Time with Maiko: Main Tour

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For many years, Geisha have learned to entertain their guests through games, song, dance, and conversation. Get to know the Maiko, or Geisha apprentice, and enjoy a traditional Japanese dinner in a tatami room. Watch an authentic Maiko performance, and learn ozashiki asobe, or party games. Enjoy unlimited drinks during the evening in a comfortable atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.80
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Multi-Day Bus Tour of Shirakawago, Mt. Fuji from Osaka (Economy Hotel)

Multi-Day Bus Tour of Shirakawago, Mt. Fuji from Osaka (Economy Hotel)

Experience the most vibrant cities of Japan on a 2 day, 1 night tour through Kyoto, Tokyo and Osaka. This is a perfect experience for those who have a short amount of time or want to orient themselves to the country. Choose to depart from either Kyoto or Osaka, then enjoy a flash journey through picturesque Japan. From Mount Fuji to Lake Biwa to sake breweries and markets, immerse yourself in Japanese culture.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$317.91
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Meals)

Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto (with Halal Meals)

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To explore beyond Osaka, this is the perfect day tour to go on. You’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle to Kyoto, and see multiple highlights such as the Arashiyama district and Sagano Bamboo Forest. Other top sites visited include Kinkaku-ji temple, Nara Park, and Kobe MOSAIC. Take the stress out of planning where to eat, as a Japanese-style halal lunch and bento dinner are included.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.06
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