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COMPLETE KANSAI / LAND ONLY

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  • 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Land Only Package
  • Japan
  • Osaka ▸ Visit Kyoto & Nara
  • Min: 2 / Max: 30
  • Weekly Departures

Kansai is the western region of the main Japanese island of Honshu. The area is also known as Kinki District, literally “near the capital” (referring to ancient capital Nara and Kyoto), and its three big cities – Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe – as Keihanshin. Experience ancient Japanese tradition and culture in Kyoto and Nara, and the dynamic energy of Osaka, the city of merchants.

Start

Every Monday

End

Friday

Hotels

By Destinations

Hotels offered OR similar

Occupancy

Room Type
  • Single Occupancy / 1 Bed in Room
  • Double Occupancy / 1 Bed OR 2 Beds in Room
  • Triple Occupancy / 2-3 Beds in Room

Ages 2 - 11

Children
  • 20% Discount on LAND ONLY cost with 2 adults in 1 room (Triple Occupancy)

Price Includes

With Taxes
  • 5 Nights Hotel / Standard Room4-Star accommodation
  • JR Rapid Service / Non-Reserved SeatsOsaka - Kyoto Roundtrip
  • Ground transfers as notedLuxury class / varies by number of passengers
  • Guides as notedPrivate Guide with 8+ Travelers
  • Meals as notedSubstitute meals offered for diet restrictions
  • Activities as notedEntrance Fees, etc.
  • Trip BriefingIn-person review / video conference
  • 24-Hour Emergency ContactData cost or long distance fee may apply
  • GratuitiesGuides and drivers

Additions

Package Customization
  • Trip InsuranceBasic Coverage starting from $25 per traveler
  • Pocket WiFiA device for rent to access the internet on the go
  • Wheelchair AssistanceAirport assistance NO cost / Rental available with added cost
  • Trip ExtensionArrive earlier or depart later, pay the additional cost
  • Flight UpgradesAvailable with additional cost. Upgrades using miles, book with the airline direct
Destinations
Osaka ▸ Visiting Kyoto and Nara
What to Expect
Package Variations
2 to 7 travelers
8 to 15 travelers
16 to 30 travelers

Package variation for 2-7 travelers in a group

  • Door to door transfers between airports, hotels and train stations
  • Activities and meals are coordinated by a third-party provider with set service
  • Depart / Arrive on your own and meet with our local contact at each destination

Tour dates are open for additional travelers to join.  The group is finalized when the remaining cost is due.

Package variation for 8-15 travelers in a group

  • Private local guide and driver assigned during scheduled activities
  • Activities and meals are coordinated by KJ with service flexibility
  • Guides and drivers are designated by destinations, getting to next destination on a flight or train is on your own

Tour dates are open for additional travelers to join.  The group is finalized when the remaining cost is due.

Package variation for 16-30 travelers in a group

  • Private local guide and driver assigned during scheduled activities
  • Activities and meals are coordinated by KJ with service flexibility
  • Tour Director will be traveling with the group for additional support 

A Tour Director is included with our Escorted Tours with set tour date. 

Daily Program
Package with a minimum of 2 travelers in a group

Day 1 - THUOsaka

Day 1: Osaka

Upon arrival at Kansai International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at the customs exit. We will escort you to a hotel in Osaka by an airport limousine bus. After check in, the rest of day is free at leisure on your own.

🏨: Hotel Granvia Osaka OR Similar

Day 2 - FRIOsaka

Day 2: Osaka

[Full Day Osaka Walking Group join Tour with lunch]
After breakfast, you will start your Osaka experience after assembling at hotel lobby of the Hotel Granvia Osaka, where you will meet your guide. Today you will visit Osaka’s famous sightseeing spots and learn about the city’s history and about Osaka. The city is known as “AQUA METROPOLIS OSAKA”, and you can enjoy the scenery of Osaka by boat. This morning first enjoy visiting Aerial Floating Garden Observatory and Umeda district. You will spend approximately 1 hour enjoying panoramic views overlooking the city, Awaji Island and Mt Ikoma. After western-style lunch, you will head to Higashi Umeda Station for a subway ride to Temmabashi Station (non-reserved seating) with your guide. Then enjoy visiting Osaka Castle which was monumental fortification constructed, upon the order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and noted for its magnificence and the immense stones used in its construction. From here it’s a short walk to the riverboat dock to board the Aqua Liner for a 1-hour cruise around Nakanoshima. Then you will go back to Osakajokoen Station and take a train to Osaka Station. Upon arrival at Osaka Station, then continue exploring the city on your own or find your way back to your hotel.

🏨: Hotel Granvia Osaka OR Similar

🍽: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - SATOsaka - Kyoto - Nara

Day 3: Osaka-Kyoto-Nara-Osaka

[Full Day Kyoto and Nara Tour with lunch]
After breakfast, meet your guide at hotel lobby of the Hotel Granvia Osaka and head to JR Osaka Station. Board the JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seating) to Kyoto.

Today you will start at Nijo Castle, which is noted for the contrast of its solemn appearance and gorgeous interiors. (Note: When Nijo Castle is closed you’ll visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead.) After touring the castle, head to nearby Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto’s most popular Zen Buddhist temple and home to the world most authentic and exquisite Japanese garden, the temple features the celebrated Golden Pavilion whose wooden structure is completely covered in gold leaf. Next, visit Kyoto Imperial Palace, which clearly demonstrates the Japanese taste for purity, simplicity and tranquility. After lunch, you will move to Nara, now known as Nara remains full of iconic sites. Then see Todai-ji Temple, one of Japan’s most famous and historically significant temples, constructed in the 8th century. In its huge precincts are various national treasures of Japan. Step foot in the Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall), one of the world’s largest wooden buildings, before a stop at Kasuga Shrine. This most famous and beautiful Shinto shrine features some 3,000 antique stone and bronze lanterns. Before your day trip ends, your guide will take you to Nara Nagomikan, Nara’s biggest souvenir shop where you’ll have the opportunity to browse for about 20 minutes. Here, you’ll find a variety of food products, sweets, and goods exclusive to Nara.

Afterward, you will head to Kintetsu-Nara Station for the rail ride back to Osaka-Namba Station on the Kintetsu line (non-reserved seat) with your guide. Upon arrival back in Osaka, you’ll make your own way back to your hotel.

🏨: Hotel Granvia Osaka OR Similar

🍽: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 - SUNFree Day in Osaka

Day 4: Osaka

After breakfast, free at leisure.

🏨: Hotel Granvia Osaka OR Similar

🍽: Breakfast

Day 5 - MONOsaka

Day 5: Osaka-Next destination

After breakfast, transfer to Kansai airport by an airport limousine bus on your own (ticket included) for your flight to next destination. (*Airport departure time should be between 10:30-21:00)

🍽: Breakfast

Map
Osaka ▸ Visiting Kyoto and Nara
Terms of Service
Weekly Departure Tours
Requirements
Reservation
Payment Process
Trip Briefing
Cancellation

Please complete our online reservation form to assist you with our services.

Travel Documents:

  • A valid passport, NOT expiring within six (6) month of travel date.
  • U.S. citizens DO NOT require additional travel document for this trip.

U.S. citizens, apply for a passport HERE

Non-U.S. citizens, inquire about travel visas HERE

KJ reserves the right to correct errors or omissions including but not limited to fares, fees, and surcharges at any time. 

  1. Reservation confirmation may take up to 48 hours for multiple service providers to comply.
  2. Reservation detail will be forwarded when confirmed with deposit due date.
  3. Trip final details and the remaining balance is due 30 days before the trip start date.

Reservations within 30 days of trip start date require payment of total cost.

LAND ONLY Package

  • $500 Deposit is due after reservation confirmation 
  • The remaining balance is due 30 days before trip depart/start date

LAND+AIR Package / Flight Booking Required

Flight cost may increase due to seating availability, fuel charges, taxes, and fees. Flight offer is good until payment due date. Flight offer may change after the due date, and any cost increase is responsible by the traveler. 

  • $500 Deposit + Flight cost is due after reservation confirmation
  • The Remaining balance is due 30 days before trip depart/start date

Payments Options

  • Check, eCheck (electronic check), debit & credit card.
  • Cash is accepted in-person at our office location. 
  • Card payment requires a 3% transaction fee of the total charged.  

Payments made out to KJ INTERNATIONAL TOURS.  Returned check OR eCheck charged $25 per occurrence.

Notification of Trip Briefing time and date announced via Email within 45 days of trip start date.

  • Trip Briefing held within 30 days of the trip start date
  • The session is offered one time for a group that is traveling together
  • Video conferencing is available for those not able to attend in-person
  • The session is video recorded, and a link is shared to traveling members to view any time

View a Trip Briefing session HERE

After the initial deposit, a $100 per person Cancellation Fee will apply.

KJ recommends travel insurance with basic coverage offered by Arch RoamRight.  View basic coverage details HERE

Cancellation for refundable bookings:

  • Up to 30 days before the trip start date: REFUND minus(-) $100 Cancellation Fee
  • Up to 15 days before the trip start date: REFUND minus(-) 50% of LAND ONLY cost
  • 14 to 3 days before the trip start date: REFUND minus(-) 90% of LAND ONLY cost
  • Within three days before trip start date: NO REFUND

Cancellation for international flight bookings:

  • Airline imposes a cancellation fee of $200 to $250 and varies by carrier. 
  • Refund is permitted if cancellation is notified and confirmed before flight departure day. 
  • Some airlines charge a fee for “No Show” on the departure day, and you are required to contact the airline directly to cancel within 24 hours of flight time. (Airline contact provided after booking)
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