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We offer customized Full day tours specially organized to fit your schedule and places of interest, not only in Nara but also in Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Our professional guides can take you to the best spots in Kansai region, and you are free to request additional places of interest or combine parts of different itineraries. Please take the following itineraries only as examples for reference purpose. You can request one of them or suggest your own itinerary which will be delivered to the guide for confirmation of availability. Note that the order of the places visited is not fixed. NARA TOUR: Central Nara 1. Todaiji Temple (one of the oldest temples known for the giant Buddha statue inside) 2. Nara Park (a picturesque park with freely walking deer that you can feed) 3. Wakakusayama (a small mountain behind the park known for sakura trees and a spectacular fire festival in January) 4. Kasuga Taisha (Nara’s most important Shinto shrine) 5. Kofukuji Temple (attractive old temple with a five-storey pagoda) 6. Isuien Garden (scenic Japanese garden with a variety of landscapes) 7. Naramachi (traditional style merchant district with plenty of old houses) 8. Optional: Heijo Palace Site (the site of the former emperor’s residence when Nara was a capital of Japan) NARA TOUR: West and Central Nara 1. Horyuji Temple (a UNESCO site and home of the world’s oldest wooden structures) 2. Toshodaiji Temple (an important temple for the development of Buddhism in Japan) 3. Yakushiji Temple (a beautiful temple with two pagodas) 4. Todaiji Temple (one of the oldest temples known for the giant Buddha statue inside) 5. Naramachi (traditional style merchant district with plenty of old houses) 6. Optional: Heijo Palace Site (the site of the former emperor’s residence when Nara was a capital of Japan) KYOTO TOUR: Best of the best 1. Nijo Castle (the former Kyoto residence of the shogun with spacious Japanese gardens) 2. Kinkakuji Temple (also known as the Golden Pavillion) 3. Ryoanji (one of the most famous Zen rock gardens in Japan) 4. Fushimi Inari Shrine (the shrine known for the thousands of vermillion gates leading up the mountain) 5. Kiyomizu Temple (one of the best known wooden temples in Kyoto with a spectacular panoramic view over the city) 6. Higashiyama slopes (a historic neighbourhood with narrow streets and old houses) KYOTO TOUR: Higashiyama district 1. Ginkakuji Temple (also known as the Silver Pavillion) 2. Philosopher’s path (a famous sakura viewing spot along a small river) 3. Eikando Temple (popular temple with spectacular views over the city) 4. Nanzenji Temple (important Zen temple complex with gardens and other interesting spots like a giant aqueduct) 5. Nishiki market (one of the busiest Kyoto fresh food markets) 6. Gion (Kyoto’s iconic geisha district) 7. Kiyomizu Temple (one of the best known wooden temples in Kyoto with a spectacular panoramic view over the city) KYOTO TOUR: Arashiyama district 1. Kinkakuji Temple (also known as the Golden Pavillion) 2. Ryoanji (one of the most famous Zen rock gardens in Japan) 3. Ninnaji Temple (a beautiful UNESCO registered temple with scenic gardens) 4. Tenryuji Temple (an important Zen temple and another UNESCO site) 5. Arashiyama district (a scenic natural area with many facilities such as the Monkey Park Iwatayama, Okochi Sanso villa and the popular Togetsukyo Bridge) 6. Optional: Sagano sightseeing train or Hozu River boat trip KYOTO TOUR: Southern Kyoto and Uji 1. Toji Temple (home of Japan’s tallest pagoda) 2. Tofukuji Temple (an important Zen temple known for breath-taking autumn colours) 7. Fushimi Inari (the shrine known for the thousands of vermillion gates leading up the mountain) 3. Ujigami Shrine (considered Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine) 4. Byodoin Temple (symbolic for its Buddhist Pure Land garden) 5. Uji Omotesando (a pleasant shopping street specializing in Uji’s high-quality green tea) 6. Uji cormorant fishing (a spectacular experience in the summer evenings – ride a boat and watch professionals using cormorants to catch fish) KYOTO AND NARA TOUR 1. Kiyomizu Temple (one of the best known wooden temples in Kyoto with a spectacular panoramic view over the city) 2. Higashiyama slopes (a historic neighbourhood with narrow streets and old houses) 3. Gion (Kyoto’s iconic geisha district) 4. Nishiki market (one of the busiest Kyoto fresh food markets) 8. Fushimi Inari (the shrine known for the thousands of vermillion gates leading up the mountain) 5. Todaiji Temple (one of the oldest temples known for the giant Buddha statue inside) 6. Isuien Garden (scenic Japanese garden with a variety of landscapes) 7. Naramachi (traditional style merchant district with plenty of old houses) OSAKA TOUR: The Water City 1. Kaiyukan (Osaka’s biggest and most exciting aquarium) 2. Dotonbori (Osaka’s iconic and busiest shopping and restaurant street) 3. Water Bus (Osaka is known as the Water City so river transport is a must-try) 4. Osaka Castle (a reconstruction of one of Japan’s most famous castles) 5. Umeda Sky Building and Grand Front Osaka (popular cities within the cities with panoramic views from their observatories) OSAKA TOUR: Old and New 1. Osaka Castle (a reconstruction of one of Japan’s most famous castles) 2. Shitennoji Temple (one of the oldest temples in Japan) 3. Abeno Harukas (Japan’s tallest skyscraper with an observatory) 4. Shinsekai (a busy shopping and restaurant district with the symbolic tower Tsutenkaku) 5. Sumiyoshi Taisha (an old Shinto shrine with unique architecture) 6. Dotonbori (Osaka’s iconic and busiest shopping and restaurant street) Our customized tours can take you to these and many other places! Grab this opportunity to have your original and best tour! Please note that these tours are based on walking and using public transportation. Also please note that you may need to pay transportation fees and lunch for your guide. Photo Credit: http://flic.kr/p/bM24gF http://flic.kr/p/88UC2B http://flic.kr/p/5CqTak http://flic.kr/p/dTyFSD http://flic.kr/p/4p4L7r

We offer customized Full day tours specially organized to fit your schedule and places of interest, not only in Nara but also in Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Our professional guides can take you to the best spots in Kansai region, and you are free to request additional places of interest or combine parts of different itineraries. Please take the following itineraries only as examples for reference purpose. You can request one of them or suggest your own itinerary which will be delivered to the guide for confirmation of availability. Note that the order of the places visited is not fixed. NARA TOUR: Central Nara 1. Todaiji Temple (one of the oldest temples known for the giant Buddha statue inside) 2. Nara Park (a picturesque park with freely walking deer that you can feed) 3. Wakakusayama (a small mountain behind the park known for sakura trees and a spectacular fire festival in January) 4. Kasuga Taisha (Nara’s most important Shinto shrine) 5. Kofukuji Temple (attractive old temple with a five-storey pagoda) 6. Isuien Garden (scenic Japanese garden with a variety of landscapes) 7. Naramachi (traditional style merchant district with plenty of old houses) 8. Optional: Heijo Palace Site (the site of the former emperor’s residence when Nara was a capital of Japan) NARA TOUR: West and Central Nara 1. Horyuji Temple (a UNESCO site and home of the world’s oldest wooden structures) 2. Toshodaiji Temple (an important temple for the development of Buddhism in Japan) 3. Yakushiji Temple (a beautiful temple with two pagodas) 4. Todaiji Temple (one of the oldest temples known for the giant Buddha statue inside) 5. Naramachi (traditional style merchant district with plenty of old houses) 6. Optional: Heijo Palace Site (the site of the former emperor’s residence when Nara was a capital of Japan) KYOTO TOUR: Best of the best 1. Nijo Castle (the former Kyoto residence of the shogun with spacious Japanese gardens) 2. Kinkakuji Temple (also known as the Golden Pavillion) 3. Ryoanji (one of the most famous Zen rock gardens in Japan) 4. Fushimi Inari Shrine (the shrine known for the thousands of vermillion gates leading up the mountain) 5. Kiyomizu Temple (one of the best known wooden temples in Kyoto with a spectacular panoramic view over the city) 6. Higashiyama slopes (a historic neighbourhood with narrow streets and old houses) KYOTO TOUR: Higashiyama district 1. Ginkakuji Temple (also known as the Silver Pavillion) 2. Philosopher’s path (a famous sakura viewing spot along a small river) 3. Eikando Temple (popular temple with spectacular views over the city) 4. Nanzenji Temple (important Zen temple complex with gardens and other interesting spots like a giant aqueduct) 5. Nishiki market (one of the busiest Kyoto fresh food markets) 6. Gion (Kyoto’s iconic geisha district) 7. Kiyomizu Temple (one of the best known wooden temples in Kyoto with a spectacular panoramic view over the city) KYOTO TOUR: Arashiyama district 1. Kinkakuji Temple (also known as the Golden Pavillion) 2. Ryoanji (one of the most famous Zen rock gardens in Japan) 3. Ninnaji Temple (a beautiful UNESCO registered temple with scenic gardens) 4. Tenryuji Temple (an important Zen temple and another UNESCO site) 5. Arashiyama district (a scenic natural area with many facilities such as the Monkey Park Iwatayama, Okochi Sanso villa and the popular Togetsukyo Bridge) 6. Optional: Sagano sightseeing train or Hozu River boat trip KYOTO TOUR: Southern Kyoto and Uji 1. Toji Temple (home of Japan’s tallest pagoda) 2. Tofukuji Temple (an important Zen temple known for breath-taking autumn colours) 7. Fushimi Inari (the shrine known for the thousands of vermillion gates leading up the mountain) 3. Ujigami Shrine (considered Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine) 4. Byodoin Temple (symbolic for its Buddhist Pure Land garden) 5. Uji Omotesando (a pleasant shopping street specializing in Uji’s high-quality green tea) 6. Uji cormorant fishing (a spectacular experience in the summer evenings – ride a boat and watch professionals using cormorants to catch fish) KYOTO AND NARA TOUR 1. Kiyomizu Temple (one of the best known wooden temples in Kyoto with a spectacular panoramic view over the city) 2. Higashiyama slopes (a historic neighbourhood with narrow streets and old houses) 3. Gion (Kyoto’s iconic geisha district) 4. Nishiki market (one of the busiest Kyoto fresh food markets) 8. Fushimi Inari (the shrine known for the thousands of vermillion gates leading up the mountain) 5. Todaiji Temple (one of the oldest temples known for the giant Buddha statue inside) 6. Isuien Garden (scenic Japanese garden with a variety of landscapes) 7. Naramachi (traditional style merchant district with plenty of old houses) OSAKA TOUR: The Water City 1. Kaiyukan (Osaka’s biggest and most exciting aquarium) 2. Dotonbori (Osaka’s iconic and busiest shopping and restaurant street) 3. Water Bus (Osaka is known as the Water City so river transport is a must-try) 4. Osaka Castle (a reconstruction of one of Japan’s most famous castles) 5. Umeda Sky Building and Grand Front Osaka (popular cities within the cities with panoramic views from their observatories) OSAKA TOUR: Old and New 1. Osaka Castle (a reconstruction of one of Japan’s most famous castles) 2. Shitennoji Temple (one of the oldest temples in Japan) 3. Abeno Harukas (Japan’s tallest skyscraper with an observatory) 4. Shinsekai (a busy shopping and restaurant district with the symbolic tower Tsutenkaku) 5. Sumiyoshi Taisha (an old Shinto shrine with unique architecture) 6. Dotonbori (Osaka’s iconic and busiest shopping and restaurant street) Our customized tours can take you to these and many other places! Grab this opportunity to have your original and best tour! Please note that these tours are based on walking and using public transportation. Also please note that you may need to pay transportation fees and lunch for your guide. Photo Credit: http://flic.kr/p/bM24gF http://flic.kr/p/88UC2B http://flic.kr/p/5CqTak http://flic.kr/p/dTyFSD http://flic.kr/p/4p4L7r

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