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JHL106[For 2018] Complete Kansai 5 Days with Kyoto & Nara Excursion

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DURATION

5 Day 4 Night

VISITING

Osaka, Kyoto, Nara

OVERVIEW

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.



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  • 4-night accommodation in the 4-Strar hotel with breakfast
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfers specified in the itinerary
    Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach
    English speaking tour guide
    Meals in the itinerary
    Admission fees to sites listed in the itinerary

Price does not include

  • Round-trip international and all domestic air ticket
    Travel Insurance
    Meals not specified in the itinerary
    Service beyond the itinerary
    Personal expenses throughout the tour
    Gratuities (optional, not required)
    Single supplement charge: $140
* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

* Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.
* Children must share room with 2 adults to receive the child rates.
* High Season and Holiday surcharge may apply depends on your travel date. Please double check your final price with your travel agent.
* Some blackout dates may apply without notice. We will let you know the possibility at the time of booking.
* The itinerary/accommodation is subjects to change due to unexpected local circumstances.
* This is a group joining tour and people are from all English speaking countries.

◆Joint Tour operation important notice◆
Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour.
Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join the tour.
DAY
1

Arrive in Osaka

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

DAY
2

Full-Day Osaka Walking 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.

DAY
3

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.

DAY
4

Free day in Osaka

After breakfast, spend your free day at leisure to relax and pursue your own activities. There is certainly more than one way to explore beyond Osaka in 5 Days. While you may choose to focus on Japan's top attractions such as Kobe, Hiroshima and Koyasan which was registered as a world heritage site entitled Sacred Site and Pilgrimage Route in the Kii Mountain Range. Take a look below at some of our Best 1-Day Trips & Excursions from round-trip Osaka that will inspire you and help you start planning your trip to this fascinating city.

[Best 1-Day Trips & Excursions from round-trip Osaka]
1. Hiroshima & Miyajima with Shinkansen Bullet Train
2. Kobe Sightseeing and Nada Sake Brewery Walking Tour
3. Koyasan 1-Day Tour (Fully Guided)
4. Visit Top Destination and enjoy authentic food in Osaka with Osaka Amazing Pass

[Top 10 Things to Do in Osaka]
1. Dotonburi & Shinsaibashi
2. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
3. Osaka Castle
4. Minami (Namba)
5. Abeno Harukas
6. Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine
7. Kuromon Market
8. Umeda Sky Building & Floating Garden Observatory
9. Nakanoshima Park
10. Osaka Okonomiyaki Experience

DAY
5

Depart to next destination

After breakfast, spend some time at leisure till meet our representative at hotel lobby and transferred to Kansai International Airport by an airport limousine bus on your own for your flight to next destination.

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