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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour provided by VIP Japan Tours

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Kyoto and Nara 1 Day Bus Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 3
    Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    Stop: 80 minutes -
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  • 4
    Nara Park
    Stop: 80 minutes -
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  • 5
    Todai-ji Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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Departure Point
VIP Lounge Kyoto, Japan, 〒601-8417 Kyoto, Minami-ku, Nishikujō Toriiguchichō, 6−番地 1F・2F VIP Villa Namba, 1-chōme-2-1 Nanbanaka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, 556-0011, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Live commentary in English or Chinese
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Roundtrip bus fare
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
  • Lunch (There are many restaurants in the area to choose from, including Halal and vegan)
  • Entrance fee to Todaiji temple 500yen (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Todai-ji Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kathy wrote a review Apr 2020
Hong Kong, China7 contributions
Really enjoyed the day out seeing the deer and visiting various castles. Full of Japanese culture and the guides were excellent. Even the lunch was very good. Excellent value for money
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Date of experience: January 2020
Stacey B wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
This is a transportation service only. Tour guide could barely speak english and did not introduce himself or any of the destinations. The only guidance we were given at each town was the time to return to the bus. We therefore had to internet search each destination to work
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Date of experience: January 2020
Juan Carlos Camargo wrote a review Jan 2020
Gaziemir, Turkey6 contributions2 helpful votes
Overall a good tour but unfortunately the guide’s English proficiency was very limited which made it very difficult to understand even the most basic instructions (meeting time and place and basic questions). I would recommend the tour but with a better guide!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Greg wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
Great way to start our first time in Osaka. Some great sites and well timed. Guide Ken was a little hard to understand but a lovely guy.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Amy dacay wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
I dont have credit card .only jp bank i have.. can i pay at family mart.. please healp amy dacay
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Date of experience: November 2019
About the operator

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A pleasant trip with good guides - but needs a greater variety of great photo opportunities
The trip achieved what we needed from it - a day trip to see amount Fuji. We visited in early January. We had clea
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Beautiful and Cultural
My trip to my Fuji began at shinjuku love object aboard a medium sized tour bus because my group was small ! Trip t
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Was not able to see Mt Fuji due to Weather Conditions
Overcast skies during our tour and was not able to see Mt Fuji. Gotemba outlet was OK but very short time for shopp
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Excellent tour and guide !
This tour was really what was promised ! I wasn't sure of booking since there were not enough reviews (on my opinio
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Frank L
Awesome experience!
I have to say that the tour guide was very, very courteous and kind toward everyone on the tour. He made sure that
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The tour guide did not even wait for us
We went to the post office as stated at 8.05am.. cos we lost our way.. though slightly late.. but the Tour guide di
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English tour Takayama and Shirakawa
Hi We are in this tour right now We booked on English but all explanations are done in chinese We have Japan Rai
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Don’t use this company
Not enough time at the different places Bad food... Annoying guide Departure are late on every planned timespan.
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Eliza C
Pretty Autumn Flowers
We went on a Sunday. I think traffic is lighter than weekdays. Anyway, we stopped over at a seafood market for lunc
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1day bus tour around Mt.Fuji
Very well organized and the staff was very nice and friendly. They took us to some great unique places in the regio
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Excellent tour!
The tour to Mt Fuji and lake Kawaguchi was excellent and very informative. The tour guide was very knowledgeable an
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Beautiful countryside
It’s located outside of Kyoto with an easy train ride from the Kyoto station. The place is claimed to be one of the
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Great guide too!
Beautiful but a bit far because of golden week But our guide was great!! She was funny and informative!
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Good for transport, but not really a "tour"
I took this tour very last minute and it was the only one available on my travel dates. It starts at 9.30am which i
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Alrina T
Full day Mt Fuji trip
Very bad experience. Is not worth of money. Cannot see Mt Fuji View due to weather. The tour guide was late at the
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