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Itinerary
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You’ll have 4 starting options
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  • 1
    Arashiyama
    Stop: 3 hours -
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    Pass by Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square
  • 2
    Nara Park
    Stop: 80 minutes -
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Departure Point
Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan Tsurutontan Soemoncho, 3-17 Souemonchō, Chūō-ku, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan
Duration
9h
Return Details
Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Beef Shabu-Shabu or Buffet lunch (if meal is selected)
  • Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
  • Round-trip bus fare
  • Pickup at designated meeting points
  • Accompanied by English speaking tour guide
  • Randen Train Ticket
  • JR and Kintetsu Train tickets (Kyoto departure only)
  • Drop-Off near Namba Station (Umeda, Nippombashi, Namba Ocat departures)
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Infant meals
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note: the bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be on time.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please note: your tour guide will manage the meeting time of each location as well as the amount of time spent at each location
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
  • Meeting Time at Namba OCAT: 8:50 AM
  • [IMPORTANT] Umeda, Nippombashi, Namba Dep: Drop off point is at Namba.
  • [IMPORTANT] Kyoto Dep: End point is at Kyoto station. You return by train on your own from Nara. Your guide will not accompany you to Kyoto Station.
  • 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.
  • Beef Shabu-Shabu or Buffet lunch (if meal is selected; vegetarian option available upon request 3 days before departure at the latest)
  • 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 42 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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Michael wrote a review Jul 2019
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First time booking a day trip through Trip Adviser and operated by Limon bus tour. The quality of tour guide was so bad. Supposed this is a English version tour, but the tour guide assigned was so poor. We all have trouble listening to her English. No experience as a tour guide.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from TeamLimon, Operator at Day Trip by Bus from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Dear customer. First, We are sorry to hear about the bad experience in the trip. For clarifying, as for guide tour, please kindly note that our tour has lead by tour conductor not a tour guide and as for the drop off point of Kyoto Nara tour, we only have a drop off point at Namba according to our itinerary. However, as for lunch and other bad experience, we well noted regarding to your matters. We will keep your advise to develop a better service in the future. Thank you for choosing us this time and we are still looking forward to serving you in Japan. Best Regards, Team LIMON
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GeraldineGreiner wrote a review Oct 2018
Beijing, China7 contributions7 helpful votes
This tour was not very well organized. The tourguide barely spoke English. They combined different tours in one bus, split up inbetween and met again. Very confusing. In Arashiyama we were said to have 3 hours on our own to visit. But we had to spend the first 20 mintues to join
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Randy T wrote a review Jul 2018
Northmead, Australia489 contributions33 helpful votes
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This is really nice day trip especially for family with kids. You will get to visit Arashiyama in Kyoto where the famous bamboo forest where Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon filmed & Togetsukyo Bridge . After lunch & shopping, you will take a very nice local train from there the
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from TeamLimon, Public Relations Manager at Day Trip by Bus from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara
Responded 24 Jun 2019
Hi Randy T, we are happy to hear that you had a nice day trip with your family with us. We hope we can see you again in our other tours. Sincerely
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Kayla N wrote a review Apr 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina2 contributions2 helpful votes
I believe this was a good trip and perfect of you don't want to get lost on the trains the lunch buffet was really good and had a good variety i enjoyed that the tour guide let us view the areas on your own and gave you a time for the meeting places she gave brief descriptions
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Response from TeamLimon, Public Relations Manager at Day Trip by Bus from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara
Responded 24 Jun 2019
Hi Kayla N, thanks for your feedback. Also thanks for choosing our tour. See you soon in the next time. Sincerely
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Neil B wrote a review Mar 2018
Kailua, Hawaii30 contributions3 helpful votes
This tour was a little unorganized. The tour guide barely spoke English and was very confusing on his directions. The plan changed several times throughout the day. However, the food was delicious for the lunch buffet. The scenery at the stops were great. The deer park at Nara
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Response from TeamLimon, Public Relations Manager at Day Trip by Bus from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara
Responded 24 Jun 2019
Hi Neil B, thanks for your feedback. We are continually trying to improve for giving the best services. Also, thanks for choosing our tour. See you again in your other trips to japan. sincerely
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