• Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 635.98 View price calendar

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Design the perfect multi-city day trip to visit Osaka, Kyoto, or Nara thanks to this customizable, 8-hour or 10-hour private tour. Enjoy access to a private vehicle and English-speaking driver as you create the ultimate day-long excursion, picking among top-tier highlights like Kyoto’s Kinkaku-ji Temple and Nara’s Great Buddha statue.


  • Enjoy a private, fully-customizable, day trip covering Osaka, Kyoto, and or Nara
  • Pick among attractions like Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji Temple or Nara's Great Buddha
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Includes round-trip hotel transport in a private vehicle with Wi-Fi and air conditioning
  • Choice of mid-sized passenger car or minivan depending on group size
  • Great way to explore Japan independently with the help of an English-speaking driver

What You Can Expect

Private Full Day Charter including Osaka, Nara, or Kyoto from Osaka

Kiyomizu Temple (image)

Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in Osaka. Your exact pickup hour is flexible and can be coordinated in advance with your host. What you see and do after that is entirely up to you.

Travel aboard an air-conditioned vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi as you enjoy the perfect day of exploration in the Kansai region. Depending on your interests, you might take a closer look at the thriving food and drink scene in bustling Osaka, or head to ancient Kyoto, where you visit the amazing collection of shrines and temples like Kinkaku-ji or Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine.

Meanwhile, those who plan to stop in Nara won’t want to miss Todai-ji Temple and its giant Great Buddha. Check out the itinerary section below for a complete list of potential trip stops. Your driver can help recommend the most efficient route and suggest potential highlights if you need help deciding. At the end of your multi-city excursion, you’ll be dropped off at your Osaka hotel in the late afternoon or early evening.


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

our tour guide was aoi kozawa. she was accommodating and nice. she managed our time well and we were able to see places in kyoto and nara.

Minette United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was the best decision ever! Shin-san was our driver for the day. He is very kind. This is the best way to do the tour especially when you travel with kids.

Gina O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our driver, Hiro-San was excellent, he goes out of his way just to tour us to the amazing destination in Kyoto though it's not included in the tour as being a tour guide. He even arranged our airport transfers from our apartment to Kix Airport. However, an 8 hour tour is not enough to tour the whole city of Kyoto. Thanks Hiro-San!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We loved our tour. We especially loved our driver, Mr. Rosi Nakayama, he took very good care of all of us and was with us all the time, making sure we were all having a wonderful time.

Lily Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent. Thank you!

Hooi Lynn T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We visited Nara and Kyoto in one day with this tour. Mr Nagano was our driver. He is very professional and polite and tried his best to accommodate all our requests. He showed us the best view of the attractions and make sure we have a nice group photos!! 8 hours was used efficiently and worth it!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Highly recommended! Our driver was very helpful. He helped us to the sites we wanted to see, and advised the most efficient way we could get there. He is also very honest. We left one of our powerbank in the car, and the driver went out of his way to return it to us even though it was already very late.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is one of the best services I have ever received! I am glad we decided to do a private tour instead of joining a normal tour. Our driver was so kind, helpful, and acommodating. He spoke english and we had no problem at all communicating with him. In fact, he would even give us a brief description of the places we were passing and visiting , even though we knew he did not have to do that since we only secured the car and driver services. BUt it was very much appreciated! He went out of his way to accommodate all our requests. 10stars !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had a excellent driver that tried to fit all our request into a 8 hour day. Mr. Masato Yoshimizu was amazing and took us to the Instant Ramen museum, the bamboo forest and the Fushimi Inari shrine. He also fit in a trip to the Suntory Yamazaki distillery that made my son very happy. It was alot of driving but Mr. Yoshimizu was determined to get us to all our locations. He was amazing. this was our second tour with Viator and I would recommend it to anyone with only limited amount of time in Japan. They aim to please.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our day trip was fabulous. Our driver was knowledgeable, friendly and made our trip very comfortable and memorable. He ensured that our time was well spent so that we saw all the highlights in a timely and comfortable manner. We highly recommend this tour and commend our driver. Family from Sydney

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