The Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour is a must-do adventure for those seeking to enjoy the rich history and natural beauty of Kyoto. With knowledgeable tour guides and hassle-free transportation, participants can explore the enchanting city conveniently.
Highlights include a breathtaking ride on the Sagano Romantic Train and visits to the serene Arashiyama Park and iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Although some found the tour rushed, it comes highly recommended for its well-organized itinerary and attentive guides.
- The tour includes a ride on the Sagano Romantic Train and visits to Arashiyama Park, Kiyomizudera, and Fushimi Inari Shrine.
- The tour is 9 hours long and includes transportation between the landmarks.
- Meeting points for the tour are at Umeda, Namba, and Kyoto stations.
- The tour allows for free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance and offers a full refund or alternative date in case of poor weather conditions.
It's also worth checking out some other tours and experiences nearby.
Tour Details and Information
When booking the Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour, travelers can find all the necessary details and information regarding the tour.
The tour lasts for 9 hours and offers a convenient mobile ticket option. Ticket reservations can be made now, with the option to pay later and enjoy free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.
It’s important to note that only collapsible strollers are acceptable on the tour, and strollers can’t be used on the Sagano Romantic Train.
The tour includes a delicious lunch option of either beef Shabu-Shabu or buffet.
Participants are advised to be punctual as the bus won’t wait for late arrivals. Meeting times are at Umeda, Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda at 8:20 AM and at Namba, OCAT at 8:50 AM.
Those opting for the Kyoto drop-off might need to make their way from Fushimi Inari to JR Kyoto Station by themselves.
The tour’s overview provides a convenient day trip from Osaka to Kyoto, allowing first-time visitors with limited time to explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites: Arashiyama Park and Fushimi Inari Shrine. With a duration of 9 hours, this tour offers a hassle-free transportation experience between these iconic landmarks.
The meeting points for the tour are at Umeda, Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda at 8:20 AM and Namba, OCAT at 8:50 AM. From August 1, 2023, there will be an additional meeting point at Kyoto station Hachijo Exit in front of Kyoto Avanti Bus parking lot at 9:05 AM. It’s important to note that customers for the Kyoto drop-off may need to make their way from Fushimi Inari to JR Kyoto Station on their own.
With a maximum of 42 travelers on this tour, it promises an intimate and enjoyable experience.
One participant praised the tour for its exceptional guide from Limon. They expressed their admiration for the beauty of Arashiyama Park and the charm of Fushimi Inari Shrine.
The participant mentioned that the tour guides were great and made sure that all the participants were well looked after. They described the romantic train ride as breathtaking and were impressed by the stunning scenery along the gorge.
The temples visited during the tour were also described as terrific. The participant highly recommended the tour and felt that it provided an enjoyable experience, showcasing the variety of Kyoto areas.
Their positive review highlights the tour’s ability to provide a hassle-free exploration of two UNESCO World Heritage sites, leaving participants with lasting memories of the breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures of Kyoto.
Highlights of the Tour
A standout feature of the Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour is the breathtaking train ride through the scenic gorge. As the train winds its way through the picturesque landscape, passengers are treated to stunning views of cherry blossoms, lush greenery, and the Hozu River. It’s a truly immersive experience that allows travelers to appreciate the beauty of nature in all its glory.
Along With the scenic train ride, this tour also includes visits to beautiful temples. Travelers have the opportunity to explore the iconic Kiyomizudera Temple, known for its wooden terrace that offers panoramic views of Kyoto. They can also marvel at the striking red torii gates of Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of Japan’s most important Shinto shrines.
These temples aren’t only visually captivating but also rich in cultural and historical significance, making them must-see attractions on this tour.
Feedback and Suggestions
Participants provided valuable feedback and suggestions for the Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour.
One common suggestion was the need for clear and accurate tour descriptions. Participants emphasized the importance of having detailed information about the itinerary, including any potential renovations or closures at specific attractions. This feedback highlights the significance of transparent communication to ensure participant satisfaction.
Some participants mentioned that they’d have chosen a different tour if they’d known about the renovation at Kiyomizudera. Plus, a few participants expressed their desire for alternative tour options, such as including Kinkaku-ji and Nara or incorporating the Sagano train and river boat ride.
Here's a few more nearby tours and experiences we think you'll like.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Bring My Own Stroller on the Sagano Romantic Train?
Yes, you can bring your own stroller on the Sagano Romantic Train. It offers convenience and ease of travel. However, if you prefer alternatives, you can also choose to use a collapsible stroller or leave it behind.
Is There a Minimum Age Requirement for This Day Tour?
There is no minimum age requirement for this day tour, making it suitable for families with children. Child-friendly activities are included in the itinerary, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all participants.
Are There Any Additional Fees or Expenses Not Mentioned in the Tour Details?
There are no hidden fees or additional expenses not mentioned in the tour details. The tour provides a comprehensive package with transportation, entrance fees, and lunch options included for a hassle-free experience.
Is There a Dress Code for Visiting the Temples on This Tour?
Appropriate attire for temple visits is important due to the cultural significance of dress codes. Visitors are expected to dress modestly, covering their shoulders and knees. Respect for the sacredness of the temples is appreciated.
Are There Any Restrictions on Photography During the Tour?
Photography restrictions during the tour are important to consider, especially when visiting Japanese temples. It is essential to follow the etiquette for taking photos, which may include not using flash or tripod and respecting the sacredness of the surroundings.
Not for you? Here's more of our most recent tour reviews happening neaby
- Kansai Airport (KIX) : One-Way Private Transfer to Osaka
- Osaka Shinsekai Street Food Tour
- Shin Osaka Station To/From Osaka City: Shared Transfer
- Neon Dotonbori Nightscapes: Tour & Photoshoot in Dotonbori
- Kansai Airport To/From Osaka/Kyoto/Sakai – Shared Transfer
- Osaka: Bespoke Family Friendly City Tour
- Well-Balanced BENTO (Lunch Box) Cooking Class
- Osaka: Abeno Harukas 300 Observatory Entry Ticket
- From Kyoto/Osaka: Kyoto and Nara Guided 1-Day Trip
- From Osaka: Himeji Castle, Arima Onsen, & Mt. Rokko Day Trip
- Private Car Tour: Osaka and Nara in One-Day (Full-English Guide)
- Osaka: Private Photoshoot With Professional Photographer
- Osaka: Local Foodie Tour in Dotonbori and Shinsekai
- Osaka: Universal Studios Japan 1, 1.5, or 2-Day Entry Ticket
- Kobe :Mt. Rokko Night View,Kitano Ijinkan,Arima Onsen Tour
The Sum Up
To sum it up, the Sagano Romantic Train & Arashiyama, Kiyomizudera, Fushimi Inari Taisha Day Tour offers a thrilling and convenient way to explore the cultural wonders of Kyoto.
With knowledgeable tour guides and hassle-free transportation, participants can enjoy the rich history and natural beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
While some participants found the tour a bit rushed, it’s highly recommended for its well-organized itinerary and attentive guides.
Clear and accurate tour descriptions are important for participant satisfaction and should include any renovation work at specific sites.