The Amanohashidate viewpoint, the picturesque village of Mayama and the floating houses of Ine. This excursion from Osaka will take you around some of the most charming corners of Kyoto.
The tour meets in the Namba bus station early in the morning, but the early start is well worth it, in order to make the most of this jam packed day. We then climb aboard to leave the city behind, to Kyoto prefecture, to the north of Osaka.
After about two hours we'll arrive at the first stop on our excursion: Amanohashidate. Once there, we climb on board a funicular railway to climb the mountain, where one of the most stunning viewpoints in all Japan waits for you, with breathtaking views sure to stay with you as long as you live. From here you'll see the Miyazu bay, with its famous spit of land covered in Japanese pines connecting one bank to the other.
We'll then have lunch in a local restaurant, taking advantage of the famous cuisine in the region. We'll enjoy a buffet lunch full of delicious seafood.
After lunch, we'll make our way to the coastal town of Ine, known for its “funayas”, wooden floating houses. Here we'll climb aboard a boat and take a relaxing cruise around these curious marine houses. Can you imagine living on water?! We'll let you in on the day to day life of the residents of this most unusual neighbourhood.
And, as a final touch to the excursion, we'll visit Miyama, an area of rice paddies also known as 'The Beautiful Mountain', and here we'll head to Kayabuki no Sato, a little town known for its little straw roofed houses. On this final part of the day, we'll learn about the rural life of these farming communities in Japan.
With an unforgettable day over, we return to the departure point in Osaka.
Children from 6 to 11US$ 96.1
Children from 3 to 5US$ 36.6
Children under 3Free
* The price varies based on the chosen date
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking escort.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Osaka local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Namba bus station