1-Day Kyoto Sightseeing Bus Tour

Discover World Heritage Sites in the ancient city of Kyoto.

10 hours


  • Visit one of the world’s largest collections of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • See top Kyoto sights in one day
  • Experience various facets of Japanese culture such as ancient Buddhas, temples and shrines


Our 1-day Kyoto sightseeing bus tour bring you the best of Kyoto. There are a great number of landmarks in Kyoto to visit in a day. You will tour the famous Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Sanju-san-gen-do Temple, and Fushimi Inari Taishya Shrine (Thousand Torii Gates). You will also visit Arashiyama, Sagano Bamboo Forest, Tenryu-ji Temple, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Temple). 


Tour itinerary

07:30 Departure from Osaka Station
08:30 Departure from Kyoto Station

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

  • Kannon temple where the goddess Kannon is worshiped
  • Wonderful panoramic views of Kyoto
  • The temple has a long history going back to the time before Kyoto became the nation's capital in the 8th century 

Sanju-san-gen-do Temple

  • Home to one thousand " Senju Kannon" statues 
  • Enjoy the spectacular views with the line-up of Buddhist statues

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (70 minutes)

  • Boasts one thousand "torii" vermilion gates 
  • A 1,300 years old shrine for the God of bountiful crops and prosperous business
  • The Inari Shrine hosts the guardian gods for business success, well-being of the family, traffic safety and improvement in performing arts
  • It is the head shrine of Inari shrines in Japan


  • Situated in western Kyoto, with abundance of spectacular sights
  • A tranquil place where you can wind down and relax in a beautiful natural setting
  • Lunch information: Japanese style lunch including local ingredients.The main dish is a chicken hot pot. If you prefer a vegetarian or halal meal or have any serious food allergies, please contact us when you book.

Togetsu-kyo Bridge

  • Moon-crossing Bridge
  • Incredible views of the area
  • A popular place for feeding koi (Japanese carp)

Sagano Bamboo Forest

  • The beauty of the bamboo that brings in the masses, those distinct rustling sounds have become an attraction in their own right

Tenryu-ji Temple 

  • You can see the beautiful view from bamboo forest
  • Intricate traditional Japanese garden

Kinkaku-ji temple (Golden Temple)

  • The World Heritage site gilded in gold that glitters with nature in each season
  • Its top two stories covered with pure golden leaf
  • Offers fantastic photo opportunities

Important information

Included in price

  • Lunch
  • Multilingual audio guidance available in English, Chinese, Thai, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Indonesian
  • Japanese style lunch at Arashiyama
  • Free WiFi service available on the tour bus

Other important information

  • All the contents of the itinerary is subject to change due to weather, traffic operation, and operational reasons on the day.
  • If any place is closed, we will try to attend to alternative places
  • Drop off points are as follows:
    JR Kyoto Station around 17:15
    JR Osaka station around 18:30

Know before you book 

  • Cancellation
    8 or more days prior to the tour date: Free
    7 days to 2 days prior to the tour date: 30% of tout price
    1 day prior to the tour date - 40% of tour price
    Prior to the starting time of the tour - 50% of tour price
    On or after the tour date or without notice - 100% of tour price

Starting point

We can organize hotel pickups at the following hotels/venues:
*Please be at the pick up spot 10 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • Osaka Station, to Nishi-Umeda Bus parking at 07:20
  • Kyoto Station, in front of  Tully's Coffee in Kyoto Avanti at 08:20

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Organised by Japan Panoramic Tours

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