Kyoto Shore Excursion

Tour the most popular Kyoto temples and experience the local life in a traditional Japanese market. The tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers as it departs from Osaka Port, but can be tailored to other visitors looking to explore one of Japan's top destinations.

8 hours


  • Discover the most popular Kyoto temples in private transportation
  • Learn about the history of Kyoto from a knowledgeable local guide
  • Enjoy the local life at Nishiki Market


Join our one-day guided Kyoto tour from Osaka Port.  Explore the former capital city of Japan and its magnificent temples in private transportation. Visit Kyoto's highlights such as Kinkakuji Temple and Kiyomizudera Temple, as well as vibrant Nishiki Market. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere of one of Japan's most iconic destinations. Our Kyoto shore excursion will bring you to some of the best city sites. 


Discover the beauty of Kyoto and its historical, cultural and gastronomic background in private transportation with an English-speaking guide.

Tour itinerary
*Departure times may vary.

08:00 Depart from Osaka Port heading to Kyoto

09:50 Head to Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple with its top two floors completely covered in gold leaf. Learn more about one of Kyoto’s most impressive attractions from your guide on the day itself

10:30 Head to Nishiki Market

11:00 Reach Nishiki Market where you can experience the local life and local products. Have lunch at Gogyo Ramen (self-pay), and enjoy the most delicious ramen in town in a typical Japanese restaurant

13:00 Head to Kiyomizudera Temple

13:20 Visit Kiyomizudera Temple, one of the most celebrated temples in Japan, best known for the wooden stage that juts out of the side and affords a fantastic view of the surrounding area. Visit the temple itself and the streets lined with interesting souvenir shops

14:20 Start heading back to Osaka Port

16:00 Reach Osaka Port

Important information

Included in price

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation (private cab, Toyota Alphard, Hi-Ace van - depending on the number of passengers)
  • Admission fees

Not included

  • Local luch
  • Any personal expenses incurred

When you make your inquiry, kindly let us know whether you need to go through the immigration process at your port of entry in Japan as that would affect the itinerary of the shore excursion.

Know before you book

  • Cancellation
    7 days prior: free of charge
    6-2 days prior: 40% of tour price
    1 day prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Osaka Port
11-8, 3-Chome, Chikko, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 552-0021 


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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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