Private tour

From Kyoto: Day Trip to Nara and Osaka By Private Vehicle

From Kyoto: Day Trip to Nara and Osaka By Private Vehicle

From US$ 374.10 per person

Don't miss out on the special experience of visiting Todai-ji temple, Nara Park, the Dotonbori and Namba districts, and Osaka Castle with a private driver and guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 9 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See the Great Buddha in the Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Walk with wild deer in Nara Park
  • Experience the historical Kasuga Taisha Shrine, also a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Explore the vibrant Namba and Dotonbori districts
  • Admire Osaka Castle from its stunning grounds
Full description
Explore the most popular sights of Nara and Osaka in just one day on this tour from Kyoto. Starting with visits to the Todai-ji temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Todai-ji temple, one of Nara’s top historical sites and one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, houses a 15-meter bronze statue of the Great Buddha, Vairocana. Learn about the unique Japanese religious culture inside the Kasuga Taisha Shrine and discover the magical, wood-built architecture and the thousands of lanterns that decorate the inside. Along the way, walk through Nara Park and meet some of the local deer. Here, deer are divine protectors of the ancient capital who live in harmony with the locals. Experience the unique traditional arts and crafts of Naramachi street, a well-preserved merchant's district. Next, visit the famous Namba and Dotonbori districts in Osaka, where you can find many shops and restaurants. Enjoy lunch on your own with tips from your knowledgeable guide before ending the tour at Osaka Castle, where you can explore the grounds and enjoy the view of the castle’s exterior.
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees for Todai-ji Temple and Osaka Castle
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • This experience will take place rain or shine
  • All bookings are private
  • This experience can be personalized to meet your requests and preferences
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