Experience Riding Sagano Romantic Train
Chance to see Kyoto's most famous cultural sites in 1 day
3 Pickup Points: Kyoto, Umeda, and Namba
UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu-dera, an icon of Kyoto & Japan
Accompanied by English Speaking tour guide
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Round-Trip Bus Fare and Romantic Train ticket
English speaking tour guide (Service charge included)
Written itinerary provided in Japanese/English/Chinese/Korean.
Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
JR train tickets (Kyoto departure only)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
Know Before You Book
Infant (under 3 years old) is free. No seat and no meal will be provided.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Umeda Departure: Please meet at Osaka Umeda Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda by 8:20AM. The bus will depart at 8:30AM.
Nippombashi : please meet at the location by 8:25am. The bus will depart at 8:35am.
Namba Departure: Please meet on the ground floor of JR Namba OCAT, located at 1 Chome 4-1 Minatomachi, Osaka by 8:50AM. The bus will depart at 9:00AM.
Kyoto Departure: Please meet at JR Kyoto Station ground floor Central Exit, near Nippon Travel Agency at 9:05. Tour will leave JR Kyoto station by train at 9:15 AM (ticket included). Walking time: 7 minutes after JR train ride.
Tourists for Kyoto Departure: From Fushimi Inari Shrine back to JR Kyoto station, no guide will accompany the tour on the train, so you will travel on your own (ticket included).
What you can expect
Enjoy an easy, culturally-enriching bus trip from Kyoto or Osaka to Kyoto's sightseeing places. The tour starts with a magical train ride on the Sagano Romantic Train to Arashiyama and takes you to the UNESCO world heritage site of Kiyomizu-dera, finishing the journey with a visit to the Fushimi Inari temple. There are several convenient pickup locations nearby hotels in Kyoto, Umeda and Namba.
The first activity of the day is a scenic and romantic railway ride from Kameoka to Arashiyama. During the 23-minute journey, feel immersed in nature as you admire the beautiful blossom trees and breathtaking mountain views. Schedule might change to Fushimi Inari Taisha first.
Upon arrival at Arashiyama, enjoy a delicious buffet style lunch with soft drinks to prepare you for an afternoon of sightseeing.. After lunch, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Kiyomizudera Temple, one of the most celebrated temples in Japan, founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall.
The tour continues onto Fushimi Inari, world-famous for the thousands of Torii gates that line the entrance to the Shinto Shrine. Spend some free time exploring the mountain trails and the shrine buildings themselves, and learn about the fascinating culture of Japan.
Bus will take you back to Osaka if you're departing from Osaka. If you're departing from Kyoto, the tour ends after your visit to Fushimi Inari. If the first sightseeing place is Fushimi Inari Taisha, bus will drop you off at JR Kyoto Station. Otherwise, tour guide will hand you a train ticket at Fushimi Inari Taisha to go back to JR Kyoto Station by yourself.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners
- Sagano Arashiyama
- 京都市右京区 Kyoto Prefecture 616-8373
- Namba OCAT (9:00am departure)
- Osaka Osaka Prefecture 556-0017
- JR Kyoto station (9:15 am departure)
- Kyoto Kyoto 600-8215
- Osaka Umeda Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda (8:30am departure)
- 3-chome-3-55 Umeda Kita-ku
- Osaka Osaka 530-0001
- Nippombashi Bus stop (8:35am departure)
- ３−4宗右衛門町 中央区大阪市
- Osaka Osaka 542-0084