Head out on a day long excursion from Osaka and see the top sites of Western Japan. Take in the cherry blossom landscape of Arashiyama and spend leisure time at Kobe’s MOSAIC Mall from where you can also see stunning views of the coast and the historic metropolis.
Filled with shrines and temples, spend three hours at Arashiyama which is one of the most popular tourist districts in Kyoto. Visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and walk amid the soaring stalks of bamboo. Take pictures with the towering canes as your backdrop.
After a walk in the bamboo forest, chow down a traditional Japanese buffet or a Chicken Sukiyaki hotpot, if you upgrade.
From Arashiyama, you will take the Randen tram ride to Shijo Omiya. The Randen tram is the last of the network of tramlines that once operated in Kyoto. Running for over 100 years, the tram route covers some of Japan’s most popular heritage sites.
Once you reach at Shijo Omiya, you will be transported to Nara Park, famous for wild deers.
Your last stop will be the historic city of Kobe which was completely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1995. Shop till you drop at MOSAIC mall and enjoy waterfront views of the coast and the city. Enjoy leisure time at the mall before you make your return journey to Osaka.
Most popular Osaka-area attractions