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Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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This is a private vehicle tour, so only the guide is not part of your group. The guide will wear a mask in the vehicle and also while touring outside the vehicle.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Explore the sights of Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari on this full-day, private minivan tour based out of Osaka. In Arashiyama, you'll visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Tenryuji, known for its beautiful architecture, gorgeous classic gardens, and lovely vistas. Then it's on to the world famous bamboo grove. Picture time! Afterwards, we slip away to the quiet, rarefied environs of the Okochi Sanso estate for gardens, architecture, and a matcha tea break too. Much more to see and stroll about in Arashimaya before we head to the awe-inspiring, ever-popular Fushimi Inari, where thousands of red gates ("torii") snake up the mountain. We'll talk about the significance and sites as we make our way up the holy pathway, but it's a private tour, so we only go as high as you want! While not included, we are happy to suggest a lunch stop along the way. This tour can be customized, so do feel free to consult with us if you've something special in mind that we don't cover on the standard tour.
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Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off in Osaka (drop off can be in Kyoto)
  • Native (or equivalent) English-speaking driver-guide
  • Transport by private vehicle (6 or 9 passenger vehicle, depending on your group size/choice)
  • Entry/Admission - Tenryuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Okochi Sanso Garden
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  • We've got some good recommendations for you!
  • Admissions (figure 1,500 per adult)
  • Child seat: 1,000 yen payable on day of tour.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is priced per group. If you are 7 to 9 passengers, the price increase covers the larger vehicle. Even if you are less than 7, you can choose the 7 passengers and ride in the 9 passenger vehicle for extra space.
  • If you have to bring your luggage with you to the tour, you can leave it in the trunk during the tour, subject to space constraints.
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day, traffic conditions and your preferable drop-off location.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lois D wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa27 contributions
We had the most friendly and knowledgeable, English speaking guide, Levy, who showed us the most beautiful places. We had a fun filled lunch at sushi restaurant where we experienced interesting dishes from the ' sushi train'. Arashiyama is a showcase of beautiful Japanese
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Lois D, It makes all warm and fuzzy to hear that awesome memories were made for you on this tour :) Thank you so much for the compliment, and for taking the time to share your thoughts with the online community. We hope to see you again someday!
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Yan S wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our whole tour was amazing! Our guide, Levy, was very informative, funny and friendly. He took us to all the places I have included in the list and explained little things about our next destination while driving. He took us to a very good lunch and even suggested another good
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Dear alyannas2018, Thank you for the fantastic review! We are so happy to hear Levy was able to provide you with a memorable day in Kyoto. We know there are plenty of other tours out there, and we appreciate you having chosen Pinpoint Traveler to make your Kyoto experience a quality one.
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sue4rab wrote a review Dec 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia48 contributions10 helpful votes
Dan was great. Knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The vehicle was not very clean though, not up to Japanese standard. This is not by a Japanese operator.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Hi sue4rab, Sorry the car wasn't clean enough. That said, I am not sure what to make of your statement about us not being a Japanese operator, though. The management and staff is from America, Spain, Argentina, France, Germany, Holand, Canada, and yes, even Japan. We are incorporated in Japan, and are therefore a Japanese company. Your guide was not Japanese, but I'm happy to hear you say he was great anyway. We pride ourselves on our sociable, knowledgeable guides with native or honestly near-native language skills. And a significantly lower price than most proper competitors. We are not sure how the car was left not clean enough, but rest assured, we have addressed the issue. Our cleaning staff, who is Japanese, have been told to step up their game.
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jmats808 wrote a review Sep 2019
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Our group was picked up at our hotel in Osaka and driven to Kyoto to see the bamboo forest in Arashiyama, Kinkakuji, and Fushimi Inari. It was crazy hot but the air conditioned van made traveling much more bearable. Shoji is from Canada but now lives in Japan so his English
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
Responded 30 Sep 2019
Dear jmats808, Shoji and I, plus the whole of us at large, really appreciate your kind review of our services. Thank you so much! Shoji, as a proud Canadian, probably has something to apologize about (just kidding -- you know the joke about Canadians always apologizing and being super nice!), but I know he also had a great time showing you all around. As a private tour, of course it's all about flexibility, and all our guides have the autonomy to change things up on the fly according to our guests' wishes. Thanks again, and we hope to see you or your friends and family someday in the future.
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Rita S wrote a review Aug 2019
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This is my first review on Trip Advisor and feel Pinpoint Traveler deserves that honor. They planned 2 amazing days in Kyoto for our family (pleasing everyone is never easy especially a teenager). In addition, we had one adult with mobility issues which was also handled with
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Response from Kevin B, Owner at Kyoto from Osaka: Immersive Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari by Private Vehicle
Responded 12 Aug 2019
Dear Rita, Thank you for the rave review! We are so very pleased to hear that everyone had a great time over the course of those two days. As you recognized (but some of our review readers may not yet know), we provide our customers with guides that are a cut above: Fluent or native English, extensive knowledge, but also the know-how to make for super pleasant travels without having to stick to a scripted lecture or rigid, pre-defined plan. Thanks again, and we do hope to see you -- or someone you refer to us :) -- again in the near future!
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Great tour activity for Osaka
Our guide spoke good English which made this tour enjoyable. We walked through the streets of Osaka and he provide
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Louis F
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Great half-day private tour
Levy was a great guide and able to change plans with all the corona shutdowns and I mentioned that I was all temple
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Private Tour of Osaka
The tour was great as was Kevin. It rained a lot and a few places closed due to Coronavirus but we still had a full
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Made arrangements night before and Kevin was punctual and with a wealth of knowledge. Did the private tour with car
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Jim81T
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Good Japanese food!
Highly recommend to anyone that wants to experience good Japanese food where the locals eat. Levi was a great guid
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Piseu
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Great Way To See The City With A Small Group!
We booked this tour through Viator prior to our arrival in Osaka. There were 3 of us in our group and the van was t
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Kai C
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good
The walk through Osaka, led by Levi, was relaxed, informative and enjoyable. Based on similar outings in the past i
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Half- day Osaka 4-hour Off-the-beaten-track tour
This was truly an enjoyable tour for my son, nephew & myself! Our guide, Brice, knew exactly where & what great hid
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GrahamH387
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A good way to see and feel some of the history of Kyoto
Our guide Andreas was excellent and had a great knowledge of the region. We all really enjoyed this tour but be war
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Scotteats83
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Authentic Osaka food experience
We had an awesome time with our guide Kevin exploring places around Osaka thst we'd never usually get the chance to
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travellingteacup
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Excellent intro into Osakan culture
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Great walking tour of Gion area of Kyoto
We had a great time with Mardi during our short stay in Kyoto as we explored the streets of Gion and learned about
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Deep Osaka Review
We had a great time with Levi who was informative, energetic and fun. We went to three different bars and had tapas
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mandy_281119
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Highly Recommended!
Our guide,Levy, is knowledgeable and experienced. I especially enjoyed the supermarket part. Our group is small an
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Night life, food and culture
We had an awesome time. Trevor our guide was amazing, polite, talkative and very knowledgeable. The places he took
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Key Details
  • Arashiyama, Tenryuji Temple, and 4 more
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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