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  • From Kyoto: Day Trip to Nara and Osaka By Private Vehicle

    1. From Kyoto: Day Trip to Nara and Osaka By Private Vehicle

    Explore the most popular sights of Nara and Osaka in just one day on this tour from Kyoto. Starting with visits to the Todai-ji temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Todai-ji temple, one of Nara’s top historical sites and one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, houses a 15-meter bronze statue of the Great Buddha, Vairocana. Learn about the unique Japanese religious culture inside the Kasuga Taisha Shrine and discover the magical, wood-built architecture and the thousands of lanterns that decorate the inside. Along the way, walk through Nara Park and meet some of the local deer. Here, deer are divine protectors of the ancient capital who live in harmony with the locals. Experience the unique traditional arts and crafts of Naramachi street, a well-preserved merchant's district. Next, visit the famous Namba and Dotonbori districts in Osaka, where you...

  • From Osaka: 1-Day Kyoto Highlights Tour with Maiko Show

    2. From Osaka: 1-Day Kyoto Highlights Tour with Maiko Show

    Head off first to Fushimi-Inari, famous for its thousands of brilliant-red torii, entrance gates to Shinto shrines, which straddle a network of trails behinds its main buildings. Take an hour to explore the mountain trails, making sure to pause at the interesting shrine buildings. Then, transfer to Gion District with a prearranged taxi, divided into 2 or 3 passengers per car.  Have lunch at an authentic restaurant where you can try Chanko, a Japanese hot pot dish famously eaten by Sumo wrestlers. The menu will be all-you-can-eat with dessert and soft drinks included. After finishing lunch, take a quick 3-minute walk from the restaurant and meet a Maiko, an apprentice geisha, and watch their performance. Hear about the authentic manner of tea ceremony from them. Snap some photos and feel exclusive, as one usually doesn't have the chance to see Maikos in the street.  Af...

  • Osaka: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour by Private Vehicle

    3. Osaka: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour by Private Vehicle

    Discover how Osaka has centuries more history than Tokyo and a merchant culture that still strongly resonates today on this full-day guided tour by private vehicle.  First stop is a visit to the Osaka Castle, where you will explore the grounds and enjoy the view of the castle’s exterior. Then, visit what is said to be the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, Shitennoji.  Next, head to Shin-sekai. A short stroll around the area will show you typical foods, games, and Osaka's famously bad fashion sense. After lunch, visit the Harukas building to admire views across the city as you soar up a glass elevator. At the basement of this tall building is a local marketplace with some of the finest foods on display, such as Kobe beef and high end sushi.  You will then explore Dotonbori, sometimes compared to New York's Times Square. Explore the side streets and hear interesting stories from your gu...

  • Shin Osaka Station to/from Osaka City: Shared Transfer

    4. Shin Osaka Station to/from Osaka City: Shared Transfer

    Your driver will pick you up between Shin Osaka Station and Osaka City dropping you right at the doorsteps of the address where you want to go. You need to go to the “Meeting Point” which is indicated in your reservation confirmation or service voucher. Your driver will hold a ‘Cherry Tomato’ Sign Board to meet and greet you. If you are going to Tokyo Station from a hotel, please wait at the hotel lobby. Your driver will arrange to arrive to the station 30-60 minutes before the train's departure time. Your pick-up time will be indicated in the departure notice that was sent to you/your hotel by email/fax one day before (around 5pm) the service date.  If you're collected from an apartment or your home, please wait outside by your main door. If your apartment or home is unreachable due to the narrow streets and the vehicle size, a meeting point nearby will be found.

    A most informative and beautiful morning. Andrew was great. We are getting on in age and a small group couldn't have been better. As we are gardeners the gardens always appeal to us but Andrew gave a comprehensive description of the history of both religious beliefs and the content of how the gardens were formed. I came away with a greater knowledge and am always ready to learn.

  • From Osaka: Naruto and Boruto Park Ticket with Bus Transfers

    5. From Osaka: Naruto and Boruto Park Ticket with Bus Transfers

    Check out the anime theme park dedicated to Naruto and its sequel Boruto, take on some ninja challenges, and even throw some shuriken. Naruto & Boruto Shinobi Sato on Awaji Islands gives visitors the chance to step into the fantasy world of characters including Naruto, Sasuke, Gaara, Itachi, and lots more. Life-size Naruto characters are waiting to welcome you and take you around the world of the popular Japanese anime series. Try the delicious ramen and see a reproduction of Hokage Rock. This ticket also includes direct return bus transfers from JR Osaka. Apart from the anime theme park, you'll have the chance to cross Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. At 1,991 meters it is the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world and offers great scenic views of the area.

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A most informative and beautiful morning. Andrew was great. We are getting on in age and a small group couldn't have been better. As we are gardeners the gardens always appeal to us but Andrew gave a comprehensive description of the history of both religious beliefs and the content of how the gardens were formed. I came away with a greater knowledge and am always ready to learn.