5 activitati in Kyoto, JAPAN
Take an afternoon tour to some of Kyoto's most famous sites including the most popular Kiyomizu-dera Temple and discover why this ancient political capital of Japan is now its history and sightseeing capital! Enjoy sightseeing mainly in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto, where all the traditional elements of the city can be seen. There are many souvenir shops on the street leading to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Don't miss the characteristic red architecture of the beautiful Heian Jingu Shrine, built to celebrate the 1101 year anniversary of the founding of the city of Kyoto (this tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden). During the Jidai Festival on October 22, Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to the public and will be replaced in the itinerary by Chishaku-in Temple. If the Jidai Festival is postponed, the itinerary change will still be implemented on the postponed festival date. Then visit the Sanjusangen-do Temple, the world's longest wooden structure, housing 1.001 life-size statues of Buddhist Kannon deities dating back to the 13th century, and finally we will go to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The view of Kyoto from the World Heritage Site of Kiyomizu-dera is superb. The historic shopping lane that leads to the temple adds to a wonderful experience. Others Public transportation will be used between Osaka and Kyoto. Seating may not be available. Chishaku Temple will be visited when Heian Jingu Shrine is closed to Jidai Festival on October 22nd. If the festival is postponed, changes in the itinerary may also be postponed. Connection to the Kyoto Maiko Dinner is available at New Miyako Hotel or Kiyomizu-dera Temple's bus parking lot. Connection to the Kyoto Night Tour is available at Kyoto Hotel Okura or Kiyomizu-dera Temple's bus parking lot. Areas requiring admission fee at Heian Jingu Shrine will not be visited.
Visit two World Heritage Sites in Nara: Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Encounter wild deer up close while walking through Nara Park, a rarity in Japan and worldwide. Enjoy the view out the window from the suburbs of Kyoto to Nara. Kyoto – Nara, Head to Nara via the Nara Keinawa Expressway. Nara Park & Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the symbol of the Nara Period and one of the world's largest wooden structure. Its huge main hall and bronze Great Buddha are impressive to behold. Kasuga Taisha Shrine, This Nara Period shrine is designated as a World Heritage Site. The deer of Nara Park are thought to be the shrine messengers. The tour will not enter areas requiring admission. Nara Nagomikan, the largest souvenir shop in Nara. Enjoy yourself in this spacious shop and look for the perfect souvenir. This location may be omitted from the itinerary due to business hours or traffic congestion. Languages English.
Fascinating day out in Osaka including panoramic views of the city, 16th Century Castles and a relaxing sightseeing cruise down the river. Highlights - See Osaka, the commercial center of western Japan, on this wonderful tour! - Visit some of Osaka's most iconic sights, and experience both traditional and modern Osaka. - Take a riverboat cruise for a breathtaking view of the city. Start the tour with an impacting, panoramic view 170 meters high overlooking the whole of Osaka, Awasji Island and Mt. Ikoma. This view can only be found at the top of the ultra-modern two towers of the Umeda Sky Building, featuring a doughnut shaped roof connecting the two buildings providing a perfect vision, panoramic view. This hair-raising experience is a great way to commence an excellent day and is a real eye-opener. With a wonderful adrenaline rush and a thirst to explore, our tour continues. Dig in to a Western style lunch in Granvia Osaka Hotel, famously renowned for its delicacies and talented chefs. Enjoy the delicious flavours and sensations, before we move on to Osaka Castle, a precious 16th Century castle founded my Hideyoshi Toyotomi and a remarkable shogun in the Sengoku period. The inside of the castle is now entirely modern, due to troop attacks and being struck by lightning, the castle was reconstructed and also houses a museum about the history of the location. Last but not least, we hop aboard the mighty Osaka Aqua Liner, a long, flat boat with the ability to slide under bridges with its sleek and mobile shape. Look out for all the hotspots as we pass by Nakanoshima, Osaka Business Park and Osaka Amenity Park. Chose to relax on the upper decks or front or back, whichever feels best for you and let the world float past you.
Visit Kyoto and experience many of its famous tourist attractions all in one day. Highlights - Multilingual Audio Guide is available in: English, Chinese, Spanish, Thai, French, Italian, Indonesian. - An English speaking Tour Guide will accompany you. - Experience must-see landmarks and popular places in Kyoto in 1 day. - Free WIFI service available on the bus. Kiyomizu-dera Temple: Known as a holy place where large number of visitors express their gratitude to the great deity Kannon. Sanjusangendo Temple: Famous for its 1000 Kannon statutes, come and be amazed by the impact of the scenery. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shinto Shrine: The Shrine dedicated to the Shinto God of Rice Inari, experience the beautiful thousands of vermillion Torii gates. Sagano & Arashiyama Walking: Surrounded by bamboo woods holds historical spots and temples scattered within its grounds.You will visit places such as the Togetsu-kyo Bridge and the Tenryu-ji Temple. Kinkakuji Temple: In the past it has been burned down time to time, however now it stands tall with its gold leaf, it is a must see if you come to Kyoto.
From traditional Japanese Edo Period Gardens, to enchanting 17th Century castles, this tour is a real essential to understand Japanese culture and history. Oh and don’t forget a walk along the longest suspension bridge in the world! Highlights - Visit one of Japan's most iconic World Heritage Sites, Himeji Castle! - Take a stroll around the vast grounds of Koko-en and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this historic Japanese garden with Himeji Castle nestled away in the surrounding landscape - Experience Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge There is a mighty fine reason as to why Himeji Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage, aside from its outstanding beauty and intricate design, it is one of the few survivors of traditional 17th Century Japanese architecture. Marvel at the wonders of this wonderful surrounding, situated on a hill top and consisting of 82 buildings on over 107 hectares, this really is a spectacular sight. The main body of the castle is a wonderful piece of woodwork carefully joined by white plastered earthen walls, functionally superb as well as aesthetically. Listen with intrigue as you stroll around the grounds whilst being led by a helpful guide explaining all the fascinating history of this characteristic location. Feast your eyes upon this pleasing garden, as the next stop makes its way to the Kokoen Gardens. If you’re looking for a traditional-style Japanese garden then you will not be disappointed, as Kokoen is brimming with life in the form of various gardens featuring the classical green tea garden, a bamboo garden and a pine tree garden, amongst many others. This Edo Period inspired garden is most relaxing and is perfect for an enchanting meander. After a quick stop for a traditional Japenese lunch, the tour whisks you away to the real treasure of this tour, The Maiko Marine Promenade. This promenade is casually located underneath the world’s longest suspension bridge and consists of breathtaking observatory hallways at a satisfying height of 47 meters above sea level. Take in the precious views and enjoy the feeling of levitation in the longest suspension bridge in the world! The tour ends back at Kyoto Station. Languages English