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

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    Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

    Upon arrival at your first stop around 10:00am, the Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, you will tour for about an hour. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is the head shrine for some 30,000 Inari shrines all across Japan. It is especially famous for its seemingly endless 1,000 vermilion shrine torii (gates). Fushimi Inari was dedicated to the Gods of agriculture. Afterward, you will head toward the Kiyomizu temple at 11:20.

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture

    After lunch, you will tour the Kinkaku-ji temple from 2:10pm until 02:55 pm. Kinkaku, a pagoda made to house the sacred relics of the Buddha, has given this temple the popular name of Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion). But the official name of this branch temple of the Rinzai sect Zen temple of Shokoku-ji is Rokuon-ji. The view of Kinkaku which is reflected in the Kyoko-chi (Mirror Pond) is very beautiful. This was built by the third Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimitsu for his own villa but turned into a temple after his death. This temple was rebuilt in 1955.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0862 Kyoto Prefecture

    *You might transfer from Fushimi Inari to Kiyomizudera by taxi in the high season.*

    There is a Japanese proverb regarding "jumping off of the stage at Kiyomizu." This is the Japanese equivalent of the English expression "to take the plunge." Here in the Main Hall, there is a large wooden stage that juts out over the hillside. It was built without using a single nail and is supported by 139 pillars. The view of the city of Kyoto from this Kiyomizu Stage is magnificent. The Kiyomizu-dera (the temple of clear water) was named after the Otowa Waterfall which is said to be good for your longevity, health, and study if you drink from it. This temple is famous for the cherry blossoms in spring and the foliage in autumn. You'll have lunch at Kiyomizudera Area (Halal Bento).


    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Arashiyama, Togetsukyo, Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8383 Kyoto Prefecture

    The final destination is Arashiyama district, located in the Western part of Kyoto. This area becomes most attractive around early April and late November when the cherry blossoms bloom and the colors of the fall seasons usually peak. During the summer months, traditional cormorant fishing is practiced on the Hozu River for tourists to watch. One highly recommended spot is the Sagano Bamboo Forest. It is a pleasantly cool 100 meter long walkway that begins from the side of the world heritage Tenryuji Temple. You'll spend time here from 03:30 pm - 04:50 pm, and then heading back to Osaka

    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
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    Departure Point
    1: Kansai International Airport Port Terminal, Japan, 〒549-0001 Osaka, Izumisano, Senshūkūkōkita, 泉佐野市泉州空港北 ポートターミナル
    2: Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    3: 心斎橋バス停車場, Japan, 〒556-0002 Osaka, Chūō-ku, Souemonchō, 3, 浪速区恵美須東3丁目4
    4: Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    1: Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
    2: Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan
    3: 心斎橋バス停車場, Japan, 〒556-0002 Osaka, Chūō-ku, Souemonchō, 3, 浪速区恵美須東3丁目4
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch - Halal Kyoto Traditional Tofu Set Lunch
    • Round-trip bus fare
    • Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
    • Pickup at designated meeting points
    • Drop off near designated meeting points
    • Accompanied by English speaking tour conductor
    • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • 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: your tour conductor will manage the meeting time of each location as well as the amount of time spent at each location
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • [IMPORTANT] The bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be on time.
    • Meeting Time at Kansai International Airport (KIX) 7:20 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
    • Meeting Time at Namba, OCAT: 8:50 AM
    • Emergency call center available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm everyday
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
    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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