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

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

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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

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.
  • Explore Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe on a day trip from the center of Osaka or Kyoto.
  • Choose from four convenient pickup points
  • Visit Arashiyama, Nara Park, and Kobe Mosaic
  • Option to upgrade for a delicious lunch and dinner
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Beef Shabu-Shabu or Buffet lunch (if meal is selected)
Kobe Beef Steak set or All-you-can-eat Shabu-Shabu dinner (if meal is selected)
Leaflet of detailed itinerary and tour point description
Round-trip bus fare
Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
English-speaking tour guide
Local taxes
Randen Train Ticket
JR train tickets (Kyoto departure only)
Drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan

Depart from JR Kyoto Station Meeting point: 1st Floor Central Exit, near Nippon Travel Agency Meeting time: 9:05 am Tour will leave there at 9:15 am and ride a train to Arashiyama. Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.

Departure Point

3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

Depart form Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda at 08:30 (Please come at least 10 minutes before the departure time) Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.

Departure Point

1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan

Depart from Osaka Namba OCAT Meeting time: 8:50 am Departure time 09:00 am Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.

Departure Point

3-17 Souemonchō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan

Depart from Nippombashi, in front of Udon Restaurant "Tsurutontan Soemoncho" at 08:35 am (Please come at least 10 minutes before the departure time) Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.

Return Details

3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

Return Details

1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan

Return Details

Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant (0-2 years old) is free (no seat and no meal)
  • Please note: the bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Meeting Time at Kyoto Station: 9:05 AM
  • Meeting Time at Umeda, Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda: 8:20 AM
  • Meeting Time at Nippombashi (in front of Tsurutontan Soemoncho Udon Restaurant: 8:25 AM, Drop off at Namba
  • Meeting Time at Namba, OCAT: 8:50 AM
  • Emergency call center available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm everyday
  • Only collapsible strollers are acceptable. They will be put in the luggage space while on the bus.
  • Lunch: Beef Shabu-Shabu or Buffet lunch (if meal is selected; vegetarian option available upon request 3 days before departure at the latest)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • [IMPORTANT] Nippombashi Dep: Drop off point is at Namba.
  • [IMPORTANT] Kyoto Dep: End point is at Kyoto station. You return by train on your own after getting off the bus in Osaka. Your guide will accompany you to Osaka Station.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY LIMON Tours -DMC Japan
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe?
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 12-Hour Sightseeing Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe.

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star-1
12-hour Bustrip between Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and Kobe
ElscheDippenaar
, Oct 2019
The only way that this tour can be promoted, is if it is described as a means of transport between the cities. No information, no added value. A total disappointment.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Greeting from LIMON Bus Tours. First, we thank you for joining us and sharing your experiences. We will pass this comments to our team to improve services for our precious customers in the future. Thank you so much. Regards, LIMON
star-3
Would like to have highligths
Global20197114343
, Mar 2019
The tour at Kioto must include more highligths of the city, it only includes Arashimaya for 3.5 hours and this is so much time for this place.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear customer! Thank you for your comment. We will try to have a lot of exciting plans in the future and we hope we could see you again in our another trip in that time which can make you feel more interested. Sincerely
star-3
Very good
Quest36987436970
, Nov 2018
It was a good way to see a bit of everything. We just didn't know that we had the option to not go to the last stop. It would've been good if that option was made clear to us as we would've opted for it.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hi, thank you for your feedback. We are trying to improve our trip for making you feel more interested. Hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely
star-1
i did not attend
min903
, Jun 2018
i did not attend because i had to leave osaka. can i still be refunded? or maybe i can join a free tour the next time i'm in town
star-5
The tour guide Haru, was very...
Joan S
, Feb 2018
The tour guide Haru, was very accommodating . The tour was nice , got to see 3 places in one day
star-5
What a surprise that we get to...
Ma Ganda Yap
, Feb 2018
What a surprise that we get to experience snow in Kyoto!
star-3
This tour is a little rushed. Kobe...
Christopher C
, Nov 2017
This tour is a little rushed. Kobe portion was just a trip to the mall and dinner, perhaps a walk along the boardwalkif you have the time. Not sure it was worth that portion. Also - advice to the organizers to ensure that the group mix makes sense, as there were multiple itineraries in a bus, which made it a little confusing at times. Also, due to some late guests on the different legs, each of the areas were delayed. Didn't get to go into Todaiji templearrived too late.
star-5
The tour was conducted by Limon...
bebot
, Oct 2017
The tour was conducted by Limon agency. The staff were really courteous and friendly. It was a whole day tour via bus and really money's worth. Lunch and dinner were really good and heavy.
star-4
It was an enjoyable trip, with a...
keithmidgley
, Oct 2017
It was an enjoyable trip, with a good guide and great sights. Even an approaching typhoon couldn't upset the trip.
star-4
Nice tour but not enough time to see...
MARIA A S
, Oct 2017
Nice tour but not enough time to see the sights in Kyoto. Arashiyama is lovely but there’s a lot more to see in Kyoto. Time in Nara was adequate. Didn’t really see much of Kobe-just enough time to go for dinner and spend a bit of time at the port. The tour guides were informative.

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