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Osaka: Universal Studios Japan Entry Ticket & Transportation

1. Osaka: Universal Studios Japan Entry Ticket & Transportation

Relax as you travel door-to-door by van or coach from your Osaka hotel to Universal Studios Japan, and enter the theme park without delay with your pre-purchased day ticket. Enjoy the wide variety of attractions on offer including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal Wonderland. The whole family will have fun on the rides and taking in movies and shows. Explore the many shops and stop for refreshments or a meal. Photo opportunities abound! At the end of the day you’ll return to your hotel in Osaka with the same easy door-to-door transportation service. A number of departure and return times are available to choose from.

From Osaka: Kyoto Top Highlights Day Trip

2. From Osaka: Kyoto Top Highlights Day Trip

Visit some of Kyoto's most famous cultural sites on this day-long bus tour from Osaka. Hop aboard a comfortable coach and drive to Japan's ancient capital to see the brilliant torii gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the UNESCO-listed Kiyomizu-dera temple, and the golden pavilion of Kinkaku-ji. Kyoto is filled with ancient historic sites dating back to the 6th century. Get dropped off first at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, a Shinto shrine famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates. Spend time wandering the brilliant paths before heading to your next destination. Arrive at Kiyomizu-dera, one of the most iconic temples in Japan. Take ample time to wander through the temple. Walk across the impressive wooden stage, which juts out from the hillside and was constructed without the use of a single nail. Next, stop at Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion due to the fact that it's covered in gold leaf. Wander through the immaculate gardens surrounding the temple, admiring the original Japanese designs that have been preserved since Ashikaga's time. Finish the day in Arashiyama, which has been a popular nature-viewing destination since the Heian Period. Take a stroll through the cool Sagano Bamboo Forest and listen to the distinct rustle of bamboo leaves as you walk. In the late afternoon, hop on the bus back to Osaka.

Welcome to Osaka: Private Tour with a Local Host

3. Welcome to Osaka: Private Tour with a Local Host

Experience Osaka like a resident on a private walking tour with a local host. Get tips on what to see and do, and learn the best ways to get around. Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Discover where to buy groceries or where the best local places to eat are located and much more. Alternatively, meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Venture beyond the usual tourist sites and discover places you would never read about in the guidebooks. Avail of an itinerary that can be tailored to your interests and specific needs. Ride on the public transportation system, at your own expense, if you prefer. Chat with your guide about life in the city and its many traditions. Feel more confident getting around and exploring on your own by the end of your experience.

From Osaka: Kyoto Sightseeing Day Trip and Scenic Train Ride

4. From Osaka: Kyoto Sightseeing Day Trip and Scenic Train Ride

After pickup from one of 3 locations in Osaka, head towards Kyoto, once the former capital of Japan, on the island of Honshu. 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. 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. The tour ends after your visit to Fushimi Inari, and you’ll be dropped-off to your original pickup location in Osaka.

Osaka: 1- or 2-Day Metro Pass

5. Osaka: 1- or 2-Day Metro Pass

Save time on route planning and avoid complicated transfers on crowded public transport with your Osaka Metro Day Pass. Choose from a 1 or 2-day pass depending on which option you select.  With this pass, you will be able to ride not just the Osaka Metro but also Osaka city bus. Also, benefit from discount coupons at about 30 attractions across the city including Osaka Castle and Tsutenkaku Tower.

Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

6. Fukuoka: Bullet Train 1-Way Ticket from Hakata to Osaka

Enjoy a fast and hassle-free journey from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Osaka. Book this 1-way Sanyo Shinkansen Kokura ticket and ride on the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train. Enjoy the comfort of the spacious seat and its peaceful environment. Admire the scenic views of the Fukuoka prefecture countryside all throughout your journey to Osaka city center. Simply redeem your ticket at the ticket machine and enjoy the comfort on this high-speed ride to your destination.

From Shin-Osaka: One-Way Bullet Train Transfer to Hiroshima

7. From Shin-Osaka: One-Way Bullet Train Transfer to Hiroshima

Are you looking for a fast and hassle-free way of getting to Hiroshima from Osaka? Get your one-way West Sanyo Shinkansen ticket and ride on the famous Shinkansen Bullet Train. Enjoy the comfort of spacious seats and a peaceful environment, as well as the prioritization of your safety. Take in views of the Osaka countryside all throughout your journey to the destination at Hiroshima Station. Simply redeem your ticket at the ticket machine and enjoy your comfortable, high-speed ride.

Osaka Itami Airport to/from Osaka City: Shared Transfer

8. Osaka Itami Airport to/from Osaka City: Shared Transfer

Your driver will pick you up from the Itami Airport terminal to Osaka City dropping you right at the doorsteps of the address where you want to go. *Telephoe no. start with ''06''. You need to go to the “Meeting Point” which is indicated in your reservation confirmation or service voucher. Your driver will hold a ‘Cherry Tomato’ Sign Board to meet and greet you. If you are going to your destination from a hotel, please wait at the hotel lobby. Your pick-up time will be indicated in the Departure Notice that was sent to you/your hotel by email/fax one day before (around 5pm) the service date. If you're collected from an apartment or your home, please wait outside by your main door. If your apartment or home is unreachable due to the narrow streets and the vehicle size, a meeting point nearby will be found. The supplier accept bookings 13 months in advance, for last minute travelers, it is recommended to book at least 72 hours in advance to ensure there is enough time to process your request. However, the supplier will do their best to accommodate last minute requests even before your flight takes off.

Osaka: Private Discovery Tour with a Local

9. Osaka: Private Discovery Tour with a Local

Orientate yourself and check out a few of the most famous attractions in Osaka with your personal like-minded host, who will suggest a completly personalized itinerary based on your interests and preferences. Let a local kick-start your trip by showing you the highlights and giving you a priceless insight into city life, from advice about cultural practices to the best spots to eat authentic local food. Explore Osaka like a local and make the most of your time in Osaka from the start. Follow the unique route which your local host has designed specifically for you, either by walking or using public transport so you can get familiar with how to move around the city. Learn about the city’s cultural practices, heritage, culture and cuisine as you explore the city together, perhaps stopping to try some authentic local street food or visiting a shrine. Your local will give your trip the best possible start, helping you to make the most of your time in Osaka.

Kansai: Hanshin Railway 1-Day Tourist Pass

10. Kansai: Hanshin Railway 1-Day Tourist Pass

The Hanshin Tourist Pass will allow you to travel freely on Hanshin Electric Railway lines in the Nanba and Umeda districts of Osaka as well as the town of Kobe. Enjoy easy access to the trendy shops and rich nightlife of Nanba and Umeda. Take a trip to Kobe to enjoy the seaside and mountains. Travel an unlimited number of times along the entire Hanshin Electric Railway and Kobe Rapid Transit Railway lines for one day.

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What people are saying about Umeda

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based on 217 reviews

awesome service, everything was managed very disciplined. tour guide and driver was very good... thank you for your super service..

fuss free and reliable service. Very happy with the driver and the transport provided.

Very organized. Maximizing our time to see wonderful sites of Kyoto.

Great Tour with an awesome Tour Guide! Highly recommended!

All perfect. Exceptional transfer service. Thankseeeeee