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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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Kyoto, Japan

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Sightsee through Kansai’s most scenic areas, seeing iconic landmarks in Nara and Kyoto in one day, without the hassle of changing trains or getting lost. With pickup times in either Osaka or Kyoto, board a convenient tour bus to visit the 1000 vermilion gates of Fushimi-Inari Shrine, scenic Nara Park, beautiful Arashiyama, and more.
  • Visit Kyoto and Nara’s most famous sights in 1 day
  • See 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Todaiji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Enjoy live commentary in English or Chinese
  • Round-trip bus fare from Kyoto or Namba
Live commentary in English or Chinese
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Roundtrip bus fare
Lunch (There are many restaurants in the area to choose from, including Halal and vegan)
Entrance fee to Todaiji temple 500yen (optional)

Departure Point

1: VIP Lounge Kyoto, Japan, 〒601-8417 Kyoto, Minami-ku, Nishikujō Toriiguchichō, 6−番地 1F・2F
2: VIP Villa Namba, 1-chōme-2-1 Nanbanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, 556-0011, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be on time. The tour bus will depart as scheduled.
  • Depending on traffic and road conditions, the time spent at each sightseeing spot may be shortened.
  • This tour will depart regardless of weather or traffic conditions, unless you are notified otherwise by the local operator. Trip Advisor / Viator and your local tour operator will not be responsible for itinerary changes due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Depending on the number of participants, English and Chinese commentary might be given in the same bus.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VIP Japan Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "The Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour takes you to the most have to see attractions, but the guide doesn't provide any tour info while you ride the bus." See review
  • "a few of the stops where pretty busy but a lot of schools where visiting them as part of graduation ." See review

Reviews

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27 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
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star-5
Kyoto, Nara one day bus tour.
ckung001
, Feb 2020
Our tour guide Adrian was very funny and knowledgeable. He gave us good directions and enough time to explore the area. I will recommend him to anybody.
star-2
Beware! This could happen to you.
atborick
, Jan 2020
My husband and I (English speakers) were put on a bus with a large group tour conducted in Chinese. While our guide made an effort to speak English, he kept reminding us that his English was not good, and it wasn't.
star-4
Osaka Day Trip to Kyoto & Nara via Bus
DetroitDad2020
, Jan 2020
Very pleased by the nice work our tour leader ("Yen") provided with this one day bus trip tour. Nice to have the transportation provided to get to the four different cultural spots.
star-2
Overall a little disappointed
I2094BAiank
, Jan 2020
We were not informed some of the places we were to go would be closed until we arrived at the pickup point, understand it was new years day, but this should still be posted on the website. This on top of a tour guide whom could not speak or was to scared to speak English, even though it was stated we would have a English speaking guide. He didn't know a lot about the areas that we did visit and in 2 cases we had to find the places themselves (Bamboo forest and shrines)... Needs more training or notes from the areas you would go..
star-3
Mike,guide, left us before we step off the bus
bettinasantos
, Dec 2019
Because we were seated on the last row of the bus Mike, guide, left us everytime before we can step off the bus and we cant hear the last minute instructions
star-2
not recommended
marialourdesb862
, Nov 2019
this tour is bad. The tour guide, Ken, has very limited interpretations. There was hardly an introduction of the places in terms of the hostory behind each attraction. I am a travel agent and I have used viator very often for my clients and even for my trips, but this tour is not really good
star-5
The best of Kioto & Nara
michaelchardy
, Sep 2019
A very good tour , covering 4 interesting visits in Kioto and Nara . Excellent guide , comfortable bus and punctuality.
star-3
Covered everything
PumpkinSeed3
, Sep 2019
It was a good tour but it would have been good to get more commentary in terms of history and background. Loved the deer park! We covered a lot of places, it was a long tour and our guide was nice but more information would have been welcome.
star-4
Excellent guide Adrian. Good well timed trip, covering a lot in a 9 hr day.
donald D
, Aug 2019
Fantastic guide Adrian, knowledgeable, friendly and some good humour, he made the day. Attractions all worthwhile. A good way to pack a lot in 1 day.
star-2
Count only on transportation
lizarojaskidd
, Jul 2019
Guide spoke only but a couple words in English was not interactive and kept messing up the return schedules to bus but we got to see all. Good for a 1 day see all experience in Kioto

Product code: 85581P6

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