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Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour

Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour

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Osaka, Japan
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

If you’ve got limited time in Japan, tick off Kyoto’s top sights with ease on a day trip from Osaka. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, which include Fushimi Inari Shrine and the district of Gion. Plus, unlike on conventional Kyoto tours, you’ll watch a maiko (apprentice geisha) performance and take part in a tea ceremony.
  • See the best of Kyoto's UNESCO World Heritage sites on a day trip from Osaka
  • A perfect introduction for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Travel between attractions without having to worry about navigation
  • Experience a tea ceremony with a maiko in the Gion district
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Local taxes
Lunch
Maiko / Geiko experience
Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
Round-trip bus fare (Osaka departure only)
Pickup at designated meeting points
Drop-off near designated meeting points
Accompanied by English speaking tour guide
JR train tickets (Kyoto departure only)
Taxi or train fare from Fushimi Inari to Arashiyama via Gion
Drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

Bus departs from Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda at 8:30 am. Meeting time: 8:20 am You'll see staff wearing yellow attire with "LIMON" written on it.

Departure Point

1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan

Bus departs from Osaka Namba OCAT at 9:00 am. Meeting time: 8:50 am You'll see staff wearing yellow attire with "LIMON" written on it.

Departure Point

3-17 Souemonchō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan

Bus departs at 08:35 am from Nippombashi, in front of Udon Restaurant "Tsurutontan Soemoncho". Meeting time: 8:25 am You'll see staff wearing yellow attire with "LIMON" written on it.

Departure Point

Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan

Depart from JR Kyoto Station, 1st Floor Central Exit, near Nippon Travel Agency Meeting time: 09:05 am Departure time 09:15 am Please look for the yellow sign "LIMON" at pickup point.

Return Details

3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

Return Details

1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan

Return Details

3-17 Souemonchō, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0084, Japan

Return Details

Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Only collapsible strollers are acceptable. They will be stored in the luggage compartment while on the bus.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • [IMPORTANT] The bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be on time.
  • Meeting Time at Umeda, Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda: 8:20 AM
  • Meeting Time at Nippombashi (in front of Tsurutontan Soemoncho Udon Restaurant: 8:25 AM
  • Meeting Time at Namba, OCAT: 8:50 AM
  • Emergency call center available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm everyday
  • Tourists for Kyoto Departure: From Arashiyama back to JR Kyoto station, no guide will accompany the tour on the train, so you will travel on your own (ticket included).
  • Meeting Time at Kyoto station, 1st Floor Central Exit in front of Nippon Travel Agency: 9:05 AM
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
  • OPERATED BY LIMON Tours -DMC Japan
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Bus Trip from Osaka/Kyoto to Kyoto Meet Maiko in Gion and Kyoto Tour.

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Denise N
, Sep 2019
This was the best tour I think I have ever taken. Keiko was an excellent guide! So knowledgeable, engaged, pleasant and helpful. We started off at a Temple, then she picked me up from there and we left the group to travel into the Gion. I have been interested in Geiko, and Maiko ever since reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Also, my grandparents had said that this was one of their favorite memories of Japan. Having lunch at a Sumo wrestler's restaurant during the Sumo tournament was a treat! Then on to the tea house for a special dance and traditional tea ceremony with time to speak to the Maiko. This was really awesome. I was the only one that day on the tour that chose to go into the Gion so it was like a private tour. When I asked why, Keiko said that she did not think many people knew of this tour. I am here to say, if you get the chance, please go...the area is traditional old Japan, this is what I had been looking for...tradition. You will not be disappointed!

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