Osaka/Kyoto: Kyoto Sansen-in, Arashiyama Train 1 Day Tour

Per Person

  • Code: OSA1-T-12428
  • Day Tour
  • Osaka

What To Expect


  • Come face-to-face with the shimmering moss and experience the Arashiyama train. Daily departures only allow two people to travel.
  • Door-to-door pick-up and drop-off at hotels in Osaka city, no more worrying about route planning and complicated public transportation
  • Local professional "veteran drivers" provide reliable and considerate services, and learn more about local customs and customs in Japan
  • Avoid tourists and go deep into niche attractions such as Sanzen-in Temple in Kyoto. Go early and come back late, so you can enjoy a long activity time
  • The cost of Sanzen-in Temple and a small train ticket are not included, which must be purchased separately.

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Osaka/Kyoto-Kyoto Sansen-in-Arashiyama Train -Return

Choose a fixed pick-up point in Osaka or Kyoto;Door to door pick up at hotels and B&Bs, Must be confirmed with customer service in advance.


Depart from Osaka Nihonbashi Exit 2 at 8:40 am or from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit at 9:50 am.

Door-to-door pickup from hotels and B&Bs in Osaka from 7:30-8:40 am ( Please check in advance to see if your hotel is within the pickup range).

[10:30] Kyoto

Sanzen-in Temple (Approximately 140 minutes, free to move around, including lunch time, please pay for your own).

【Sanzen-in Temple】 is located in Ohara, Luobei, Kyoto. It is one of the three temples of Tiantai Sect. Sanzen-in's vast temple boasts towering old trees, moss everywhere, gurgling streams, cherry blossoms in April, azaleas in May, hydrangea in July, and red leaves in autumn. The natural scenery is always pleasing to the eye all year round. The two ponds designed by Kanamori Munakazu , the spring-style gardens "Jubi Garden" and "Youqing Garden" are the best places to enjoy the scenery of Sanqianyuan in all four seasons. The main wooden statue of Amitabha Buddha in the temple and the accompanying statues on both sides are significant national cultural treasures. (Tickets: 700 yen for adults, 400 yen for junior high and high school students, 150 yen for elementary school students)

Food recommendations near Sanzen-in Temple:

Jingmei Chaya mainly provides: soba noodles, tofu dishes, creative dishes

Ippuku Chaya mainly provides: udon noodles, soba noodles, rice bowls

Lu Chuan TeahouseMainly provided: udon noodles, soup leaf dishes

Shino Matsumon mainly provides: Kyoto cuisine, tofu cuisine, soup leaf cuisine

[13:30] Kyoto

Arashiyama(About 3 hours, free time)

The Arashiyama area consists of two parts, Arashiyama and Sagano. This area not only has rich cultural attractions but also has natural scenery that changes with the seasons and retro trains. Home to many ancient temples and shrines, and Tenryuji Temple is one of the world's most beautiful places. A heritage-level monument, there is a famous bamboo forest trail from the Nonomiya Shrine to Okochi Sanso. As a holy site for cherry blossom viewing and maple viewing, Arashiyama attracts a large number of tourists every spring and autumn. The Sagano Train is often hard to find, but it is quiet in winter and summer, making it a good option for travelers who prefer tranquility. The Arashiyama area has many well-established restaurants, Japanese confectionery shops, and cute grocery stores. You can also rent kimonos and rickshaws, making it a great place to relax.

Recommended itinerary (Please bear your own expenses. It is recommended to choose one of the tours).

1,Sagano Train (recommended route: Sagano-Kameoka Station-Sagano)

Travel date: from March 1st to December 29th (January and February are winter maintenance periods, and the small train is suspended) Rest day: Wednesday

(Excludes train ticket fee, single shot required)

Cherry blossom season (Arashiyama train, reservation date to be determined) 30 seats per class.

2. Sagano Bamboo Forest Trail

Sagano Bamboo Forest is located in Arashiyama. The bamboo forest trail is approximately 500 meters in length. You can visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest by walking through Nonomiya Shrine and towards Okouchi Villa.

As you walk through the bamboo forest, you can hear the natural sound of the wind blowing through the bamboo leaves. This sound has been rated as one of Japan's 100 most worth preserving.

This is also the location where Ang Lee filmed "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". The Tenryuji Temple in the trail has a beautiful Japanese garden.

During the Arashiyama Lantern Festival every December, the bamboo forest and Togetsukyo Bridge are illuminated with dazzling lights, which is a unique sight in winter.

3, Arashiyama Station Foot Bath Hot Spring. In the HANNARI-HOKKORI Plaza, there is a Japanese-style footbath located in Arashiden Arashiyama Station. The footbath is modeled after JR Kyushu Yufuin Station. You can purchase seasonal desserts at the store next to it and enjoy them while enjoying them. Enjoy the footbath while savoring it. Let the water from Arashiyama Hot Spring fully relieve your fatigue after a walk.

Address: 20-2, Saga Tenryuji-Zojicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City (use fee 200 yen including towel) You can use the bathroom self-service. First, go to the station information center to purchase a ticket, and also bring a towel to finish. For wiping feet. Please wash your feet before entering the bath. There is a washroom at the entrance.

[16:30] return

We happily concluded the day's tour and started to return.The return time is for reference only. You may return earlier due to a smooth itinerary, good road conditions, etc. on the day.

[17:50] Osaka

Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori (About 1 hour, free time)

VIPs can choose to spend about 1 hour in the Shinsaibashi area of ​​Osaka.

Guests who choose the hotel pickup and drop-off package will end the trip directly (it will be deemed as giving up the hotel drop-off service, and the pick-up and drop-off fee will not be refunded).

The guests who took the boarding and alighting package will be gathered in the Shinsaibashi area to end their trip.

If you are not visiting Shinsaibashi, you need to send it back to your hotel or B&B./VIP guests of the transfer package please wait for the shuttle bus to arrive and arrange to return to the hotel. The trip ends at the B&B.

  • Meals not included
  • Hotel not included
  • 17:50 Return to the pick-up point, the return time is for reference only.
  • Things to Know
    • The above itinerary schedule may be adjusted due to weather, road conditions and other reasons, please understand.
    • Sanzen-in Temple ticket not included. Tickets: 700 yen for adults, 400 yen for junior high and high school students, 150 yen for elementary school students
    • Sagano Train (recommended route: Sagano-Kameoka Station-Sagano) Travel date: from March 1st to December 29th (January and February are winter maintenance periods, and the small train is suspended) Rest day: Wednesday (Excludes train ticket fee, single shot required)


From Osaka

08:40 Nihonbashi Exit 2 (Namba Shinsaibashi area)
  • Adult

  • Child

    Same as Adult

From Kyoto

09:50 Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit-Sightseeing bus parking lot in front of the station
  • Adult

  • Child

    Same as Adult

Hotel and B&B pick-up drop off

07:30-08:30 Hotels/B&B within the Osaka Circle Line
  • Adult

  • Child

    Same as Adult

Pick Up/Drop Off Information

Pick Up

Nihonbashi Exit 2 (Namba Shinsaibashi area)08:401-chome-3-6 Nipponbashi.Chuo Ward,Osaka.542-0073
Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit-Sightseeing bus parking lot in front of the station09:50Kyoto-Hachijoguchi Bus Loading Area Higashikujo Nishisannocho, Minami Ward, Kyoto, 601-8003 Japan
Hotels/B&B within the Osaka Circle Line07:30-08:30

Drop Off

Default departure at the pick-up point

Things to Know


  • Vehicle service fees listed in the itinerary
  • Vehicle fuel costs, tolls, and highway tolls
  • Vehicle service time: within 10 hours (Japanese law)
  • Driver service fee (exquisite small group of 1-13 people; bus group of 14-45 people, actual will be adjusted according to the number of people in the group on that day)
  • Reference models: 5-8-seat cars: Toyota Alphard; 9-14-seat cars: Toyota HAICE equivalent; 18-22-seat cars: small buses; 22-seat cars and above: large buses. The above vehic

  • Accommodation expenses, meals, attraction tickets, local self-funded projects and other personal consumption expenses
  • Other items not mentioned in the above [fee included]


Booking and Confirmation Process

  • Due to high demand, inventory is mostly synchronous but sometimes not. Our consultant will check real time availability onsite and confirm seats.
  • You will receive your booking information instantly via email. In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your spam folder or notify us via email.

How To Use

  • The night before the tour, you will receive a departure reminder email in your mailbox, which contains the vehicle registration number, the contact information of the guide and the pick up time. Guides do not initiate contact with guests.Please wait for the bus at the specified location according to the meeting time in the email. Please note that many hotels in Japan cannot park for a long time, so if you are picked up by the hotel, please wait for the bus in front of the hotel in advance, not in the room.
  • We will welcome all distinguished guests. We will not wait for late arrivals, so it is recommended to wait at the meeting location 10 minutes before departure.The pick-up order and time will be arranged by the driver based on the driving distance and other circumstances. Please understand and cooperate with each other and follow the driver's arrangements.
  • One-day trip itinerary, it is not recommended to carry luggage, if you need to carry luggage, please register clearly when you book your order. 1 luggage is allowed per person. An extra 100 yuan per piece will be charged if you failed to make a note when booking your order or if it turns out more than 1 piece of luggage per guest.
  • Once confirmed, the date cannot be changed, late or no-show will be non-refundable.
  • Be sure to provide complete information (name + number of people + phone number + WeChat ID + pick-up location) when making a reservation to avoid errors that may affect the itinerary.
  • During the trip, please carry your passport and valuables with you and keep them safe. If there is any loss, theft, damage, etc., you will be responsible for it yourself.
  • Elderly people, patients with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, and pregnant women are advised to be accompanied by relatives.
  • This trip does not accept solo registration from customers under the age of 18. If you want to register, please ask your guardian to sign up for this trip together.
  • This itinerary is a fixed itinerary for carpooling. Customers who are also participating in this itinerary must abide by the stay time at each attraction and follow the driver's arrangements. If you want to flexibly adjust your itinerary, please refer to our chartered tour service.
  • Please note that if you fail to participate or cancel the trip due to personal problems, lateness, etc., no fees will be refunded.
  • If a person leaves the group on his own during the trip, the transaction will be deemed invalid and no fees will be refunded. And if this results in personal or property safety, you must bear the consequences yourself.
  • The arrival time of each trip may change due to traffic conditions, weather, festivals, and crowds on the day. If the trip is delayed or canceled due to the aforementioned or other force majeure factors, please forgive me and you will not be able to request a refund on this basis. cost.
  • Please wear light, suitable travel clothing and shoes to participate in this trip.
  • Please be sure to abide by local laws and regulations in Japan, and do not carry items prohibited by Japanese law to avoid violating the law and affecting your own rights and interests.
  • When moving freely, you should pay attention to your own personal and property safety. If you fail to listen to advice and an accident occurs or causes losses, you will be responsible for the consequences.
  • Traffic jams may occur on weekends and red days, so if you are worried about traffic jams, you can avoid joining the tour on weekends or red days.
  • Infants aged 0-2 years old without occupying seats are free of charge; please inform the number of infants in advance when placing an order. If you do not specify the number of children under 3 years old without seats or luggage in advance, resulting in insufficient space in the car or overcrowding, the driver and guide have the right to refuse to get on the car, and the fee will not be refunded.

Terms & Conditions

What is the cancellation policy?

Non-refundable reservations cannot be cancelled or modified once submitted.

What if you miss the appointed time or departure date?

Once the booking is confirmed, an absence or failure to show up on the scheduled date or time is a no-show. No refunds or reschedules will be issued for no-shows and late arrivals

Other important information

  • Seniors aged 70 years and above (inclusive) must ensure that they are in good health and suitable to travel, and must be accompanied by family members or friends over the age of 22 throughout the trip.
  • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult passenger throughout the trip.
  • The elderly need a health certificate. To check the health certificate, please fill it out and submit it to the registration office before traveling (electronic version is available).
  • Pregnant women, people with heart disease, fear of heights and other special groups are not suitable to participate in this tour. There is a risk of being rejected. Please book with caution.
  • This product can be booked by non-mainland guests, but it does not provide language services other than Chinese and Japanese. Please understand.
  • Due to the unpredictability of traffic conditions, weather, festivals or crowds on the day, the arrival time of each itinerary may change. According to Japanese law, the maximum working time for drivers is 10 hours. In order to ensure the safety of the driver and the stability of driving, the itinerary may be adjusted according to actual conditions, including reducing the time spent visiting attractions or canceling certain attractions. We sincerely hope that all passengers can understand and support the adjustments we have made while ensuring safety.
  • In the event of the aforementioned or other force majeure factors, we deeply regret any inconvenience this may cause you. Please understand our position, we will not be able to provide refund services for this reason. This decision was made out of responsibility for the safety of drivers and passengers, and to ensure the smooth running of the entire team.
  • We are always committed to providing you with the best travel experience, but in some cases we need to be flexible and adjust our itinerary plans based on actual conditions. Thank you for your understanding and support. Other force majeure factors may include but are not limited to: Natural disasters: Natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, typhoons, etc. may affect the itinerary. Traffic Accidents: Road traffic accidents, traffic jams, etc. may cause travel delays. Weather conditions: Severe weather conditions, such as heavy snow, heavy rain, fog, etc., may affect transportation and itinerary arrangements. Government regulations: Emergency regulations, traffic controls, etc. issued by the government may cause changes to the itinerary. Health Emergencies: Sudden health problems of travelers or team members may require first aid and emergency treatment, resulting in changes to the itinerary. Social events: Strikes, protests, social unrest, etc. may have unpredictable impacts on transportation and itineraries. Mechanical Failure: Mechanical failure of a vehicle, such as a vehicle, may cause travel delays.

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