Private small-group tour of Kyoto & Nara with a guide
Visits to iconic shrines like Kinkakuji & Todaiji Temple
Experiencing the ornate Nijo Castle & Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Nara Park, with over 1,200 wild sika deer roaming free
Comfortable roundtrip transfers from your Osaka hotel
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private guided tour of Kyoto and Nara
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Osaka hotel with English-speaking driver
Live tour commentary provided in English
Deer feeding (deer crackers)
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
Discover the cities of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day private tour. Marvel at cultural sites in Kyoto like Nijo Castle and Kinkakuji Temple, and Kiyomizu-dera Temple Break for a local lunch before exploring Nara, with sites like Todaiji Temple, Nara Park, and Kasuga-taisha .Shrine.
Enjoy the convenience of private hotel pickup and make your way to Kyoto. Upon arrival, head to the ancient Nijo Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and let your guide show you its unique features.
Then visit Kinkakuji Temple to explore each floor with unique architectural designs, not to mention a roof that's covered with gold leaf. Continue to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, enjoy panorama of Kyoto from its hilltop hall.
Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant before your transfer to Nara. Here, see the Todaiji Temple, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the 2 foot (8 m) tall guardians called Nio and listen to the history behind these giant statues.
Nara Park is next, where you see over 1,200 wild sika deer roaming free over 1,235 acres (500 ha). You can purchase “deer crackers” to feed these gentle creatures if you like; the deer are considered a National Treasure. Then head to the Kasuga-taisha Shrine to admire the ornate bronze lanterns that lead up to it. Afterward, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your Osaka hotel.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Protective shields in place at main contact areas
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Hand sanitizer provided
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