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Day Trip by Bus from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto and Nara provided by LIMON Tour

Day Trip by Bus from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto and Nara

Day Trip by Bus from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto and Nara
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This is an affordable yet culturally-enriching bus trip to Kyoto and Nara. The tour stops at Kyoto Arashiyama and Nara park. Scenic ride aboard the Randen tram to see local life. With several convenient pickup points at Kyoto Station or in Umeda, Nippombashi, Namba, this 9 hour tour will be a great addition to your trip to Japan.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20415P18
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
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
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan Depart from JR Kyoto Station Meeting point: 1st Floor Central Exit, near Nippon Travel Agency Meeting time: 9:05 am Tour will leave there at 9:15 am and ride a train to Arashiyama. Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.
  • Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan Depart form Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda at 08:30 (Please come at least 10 minutes before the departure time) Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.
  • Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan Depart from Osaka Namba OCAT Meeting time: 8:50 am Departure time 09:00 am Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.
  • Tsurutontan Soemoncho, 3-17 Souemonchō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan Depart from Nippombashi, in front of Udon Restaurant "Tsurutontan Soemoncho" at 08:35 am (Please come at least 10 minutes before the departure time) Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.
  • Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan Drop-Off for participants from Umeda, Namba Ocat, or Nippombashi
  • Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan Drop-Off for participants from Kyoto
Additional information
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan Depart from JR Kyoto Station Meeting point: 1st Floor Central Exit, near Nippon Travel Agency Meeting time: 9:05 am Tour will leave there at 9:15 am and ride a train to Arashiyama. Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.
  • Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan Depart form Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda at 08:30 (Please come at least 10 minutes before the departure time) Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.
  • Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan Depart from Osaka Namba OCAT Meeting time: 8:50 am Departure time 09:00 am Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.
  • Tsurutontan Soemoncho, 3-17 Souemonchō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan Depart from Nippombashi, in front of Udon Restaurant "Tsurutontan Soemoncho" at 08:35 am (Please come at least 10 minutes before the departure time) Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.
  • Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan Drop-Off for participants from Umeda, Namba Ocat, or Nippombashi
  • Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan Drop-Off for participants from Kyoto
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan Drop-Off for participants from Umeda, Namba Ocat, or Nippombashi
  • Kyoto Station, Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan Drop-Off for participants from Kyoto
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 4 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arashiyama
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square
  • 2
    Nara Park
    Stop: 80 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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3.5
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Michael
1 contribution
Disappointment tour quality
Jul 2019 • Family
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. She even have problem reading all information from the paper. They just dropped you off at the site with a very brief introduction. You take care of yourself. I saw other tour at the same site had tourist guide follow the way and explained clearly. Don't take their lunch arrangement. There are so many restaurants with better quality and price. They will not drop you off where they picked you up. You have to find your way back hotel. Will never dare to book tour through Trip Advisor.
Written 11 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TeamLimon
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
Written 15 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GeraldineGreiner
Beijing, China7 contributions
not worth the money
Oct 2018 • Family
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 the tourguide to buy train tickets. Then they scheduled the lunch exactly in the middle of the 3 hours exactly at the meeting point. So actually we only had 1 hour to visit the bamboo garden which was not even enough time to go from one end to the other. Such a pitty as the bamboo garden would have been nice.
In the afternoon we visited Nara, a big park with lots of deer, which you can feed and touch. Nice for the kids, but sometimes the deer was quite demanding and also biting.
Altogether the two locations are worth to visit, but I suggest not to book a tour but to go on your own by train. Then you have more flexibility.
Written 7 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Randy T
Hahndorf, Australia486 contributions
For 1st timer or Family
Jul 2018
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 end of the line to meet up with the group if you are not doing the Golden temple. From there you will proceed to Nara Park, Love the tamed "Bambi" in the park. Then you will proceed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Todai-ji Temple. It's a WOW temple. A must to visit. U have to see it.
My tour is hosted by 2 guides & a very smart & handsome driver lol. My bus is really clean & it comes with free WiFi through the rides.
Written 9 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TeamLimon
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
Written 25 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kayla N
Raleigh, NC2 contributions
Good trip
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 of different things in each area nara park was really cool to see and most of the deer are very friendly and will bow at you was a very good day all and all
Written 2 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TeamLimon
Hi Kayla N, thanks for your feedback. Also thanks for choosing our tour. See you soon in the next time. Sincerely
Written 25 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Neil B
Kailua, HI30 contributions
Some highlights...
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 was really cool. But the guides don’t go with you as you tour around. We felt like we could have done this tour on our own using trains instead of paying for everything.
Written 28 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
TeamLimon
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
Written 25 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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