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Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Shore excursion 8 hours

Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port

Discover Kyoto’s traditions and ancient culture on a day trip from Osaka Port.

  • From $61.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 8 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)

What you'll do

You’ll travel to Kyoto with your local host, and discover another side of Japanese culture in its 8th-century capital. From discovering the centuries-old architecture of Kyoto Imperial Palace to catching a glimpse of a mesmerizing geisha along the cobbled streets of Gion, you’ll experience what makes Kyoto unique. You could explore the Fushimi sake district and sample fresh sake at a historic brewery, taste authentic wagashi (sweets) at Nishiki Market or experience a traditional tea ceremony. Visit the Fushimi Inari shrine and marvel at its famous, flame-colored tunnel or let your host reveal a hidden temple to you - whatever you choose to do, you’ll discover more than just the Kyoto that’s in guidebooks.

Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port
Cruise stop-over: day trip to Kyoto from Osaka port

Where you’ll go

With your host taking care of transport, you’ll arrive stress-free in Kyoto, and ready to explore. Explore the cobbled streets of Gion, the traditional entertainment district which is in the very heart of Kyoto along the right bank of the Kamo River. At dusk, the paper lanterns of intimate izakaya bars are lit and you could spot geisha floating through the streets and visit Yasaka Shrine. The renowned Fushimi sake district is one of Kyoto’s most southerly wards (neighborhoods), whilst in neighboring Higashiyama, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you explore crooked lanes lined with traditional wooden buildings. Or, why not visit Arashiyama in western Kyoto and stroll through the breathtaking bamboo grove?

    • With your local host leading the way and taking care of transport, travel to Kyoto from Osaka Port via public transport
    • Explore Kyoto and visit its most famous shrines, temples and districts in just one day
    • Discover what makes Kyoto so unique, from its ancient culture to traditional food and drink
    • You could sample sake from a historic brewery in the sake-brewing district or experience a traditional tea ceremony
    • Visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, or explore central Kyoto and its geisha district
    • But more than just the top landmarks, your host will also reveal a few secret spots you can’t find in a guidebook!
    • Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you get back well on time… for your peace of mind….
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • 100% private and personalized itinerary
    • 8 hours with a host (including travel time) - this can be customized, just get in touch to let us know how long you will be docking for.
    • Return ticket from Benten cho station to Osaka station
    • Walking experience once in the city center (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options, Additional cost will be applied)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs other than the ones included in the experience
    • Return tickets from Osaka station to Kyoto station (Covered by JR pass if you have one)
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Osaka port or a central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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