Kyoto was founded in 794 AD, and the Japanese called it "the hometown of the soul", and it is also a cultural symbol of Japan. The original design of this thousand-year-old capital was to imitate Chang'an (Xian) and Luoyang during the Sui and Tang Dynasties of China. Tour the most famous Kyoto temples and experience the local life in a traditional Japanese 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.
Cruise passengers: You may get this excursion for free if you book the cruise through us.
Discover the beauty of Kyoto and its historical, cultural, and gastronomic background in private transportation with an English-speaking guide.
*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
11-8, 3-Chome, Chikko, Minato-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu 552-0021