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Private Tour to Kyoto from Osaka (8 Hours)

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US$ 847.36
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    What to Expect
    Receive a morning pickup from Osaka. Your exact pickup hour is flexible and can be coordinated in advance with your host. What you see and do after that is entirely up to you.

    Travel aboard an air-conditioned vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi as you enjoy the perfect day of exploration in the Kansai region. Depending on your interests, you might take a closer look at Kyoto's rich culture, street scenes, or discover ancient architecture as you visit the amazing collection of shrines and temples like Kinkaku-ji or Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

    Your driver can help recommend the most efficient route and suggest potential highlights if you need help deciding. At the end of your multi-city excursion, you’ll be dropped off back in Osaka in the late afternoon or early evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered

    1. We pick up from any hotels within Osaka city (AirBnb, private residences, guest houses etc. are not allowed)
    2. We can also pick up from JR Osaka, JR Shin-Osaka, JR Namba, JR Tennoji Stations.

    When booking, please let us know the following in the "Special Requirements" section:
    - Pick up and return point (should be the same)
    *You can opt to stay in Kyoto rather than return to Osaka if you wish.
    - Pick up time (anytime between 8:00~10:00)
    - The places you want to visit (Up to 4. Please check the list of options below. You can choose any combination you like.) *The itinerary included is just an example.

    Temples - Kinkakuji, Kiyomizudera, Byodoin*, Sanjusangendo, Ginakakuji, Ohara Sanzen*, Ninnaji, Ryoanji, Tenryuji, Nanzenji, Eikando, Chionin, Kodaiji, Kenninji, Enryakuji*, Higashi Honganji, Nishi Honganji, Toji, Tofukuji, Daigoji
    *Counts as 2 places.

    Shrines - Fushimi Inari Taisha, Yasaka, Heian, Shimogamo, Kitano Tenmangu

    Other - Arashiyama, Nishiki Market, Nijo Castle, Philosopher's Path, Gion, Ponto-Cho Alley, Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Shijo Kawaramachi Street, Kyoto station
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Chartered vehicle for 8 hours (or 7 if you decide to stay in Kyoto)
    • English speaking driver
    • Pickup and drop-off (hotels/train stations within Osaka city)
    • Parking Fees
    • Toll fees
    • Standard entrance fees to temples and shrines
    • Food and drinks
    • Sightseeing guide
    • Entry/Admission - Arashiyama
    • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    • Entry/Admission - Kinkaku-ji
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • All booking are "on request" as the availability of vehicles for the dates chosen must be checked. The first e-mail sent to you is NOT a confirmation e-mail. Should your reservation be accepted, then a separate confirmation e-mail will be sent with the details. We recommend you apply at least 4~5 days before your chosen date.
    • Meals are not included on this tour. Please factor in time for lunch in your itinerary.
    • For a group up to 5 people, a mid-size passenger car will be arranged (Toyota Alphard or the similar class vehicle)
    • For a group up to 9 people, a minivan will be arranged (Toyota Hiace or a similar class vehicle)
    • You cannot change the number of participants on the tour day.
    • Babies aged 0+ count as 1 person.
    • An extension of the 8 hour time limit is not allowed. Should the 8 hour time limit exceed due to traffic, poor weather etc, you will not be charged.
    • The driver provides English-language support only and are not required to offer sightseeing information (although they may do at their discretion!)
    • Delays, shortenings of the tour or omissions may be made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond the control of the tour operator are not subject to refund
    • If the tour operator has to cancel the tour because of a typhoon, heavy snow or other circumstances beyond their control, this will be decided by 3pm the day before tour departure; you will be informed by e-mail and offered a new departure date or receive full refund
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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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    Popular mentions
    On the day of our planned tour, rain fell on Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara. It was a damp start to the day. It would have been a spoiler if not for our driver and guide, Mr. Goto. His warm personality, knowledge of the places and excellent command of English helped us navigate the day.
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    Response from YOKOSOJapanTour, お客様担当マネージャー at Private Tour to Kyoto from Osaka (8 Hours)
    Responded 29 Oct 2018
    Thank you very much for such great review! We are glad to know that you could have a wonderful experience with our service. We are looking forward to serving you in the near future.
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    We totally enjoyed our personalised tour. Our driver, Hideo Goto, was not only amusing but a good narrator. He made extra effort to be accommodating our request. Yokoso tour coordinator Mr Seto was also efficient with his correspondence and recommendations. It was a pleasant
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    Response from YOKOSOJapanTour, お客様担当マネージャー at Private Tour to Kyoto from Osaka (8 Hours)
    Responded 29 Oct 2018
    Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are happy to know you could enjoy the private trip with our driver. Welcoming customers with heart warming service is our very important mission. We are very pleased that you had a wonderful experience.
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    We were an extended family of 8 for this trip with limited time in Kansai. I wanted to cover Kyoto and Nara, in addition to Osaka. So I was torn between this private tour service and the non-exclusive bus tour (with lunch) especially since the price for both is almost the same.
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    Response from YOKOSOJapanTour, Director of Customer Support at Private Tour to Kyoto from Osaka (8 Hours)
    Responded 22 Apr 2019
    Thank you very much for such a great review and sorry for the late response. We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful time and glad to know our staff could support you well to make your trip memorable. We will share your heart warming message with the driver Hiro which will be a great motivation to keep up his service. We would very much appreciate if you could choose our tours again when you travel to Japan. Sincerely,
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    Our driver was the best! he spoke very good English and laughed a lot making for a wonderful day trip. He took us to Nara to see the Deer park. I would highly recommend it (and don't chicken out...feed the deer. It is a blast). Then on to Kyoto to see it all. I felt like a VIP.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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