Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka/Kyoto

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This is a day trip to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. Tour sites you will visit include: Kyoto Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, Nara Park, and the Kobe MOSAIC. With convenient pickup points in Osaka and Kyoto, your trip will be culturally-enriching, but also easy! **Please note that Kinkakuji temple tour will be diverted to Ryoanji temple for departure date between 1 November 2020 - 31 December 2020 due to construction.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple

After lunch, you will tour the Kinkaku-ji temple. Kinkaku, a pagoda made to house the sacred relics of the Buddha, has given this temple the popular name of Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion). But the official name of this branch temple of the Rinzai sect Zen temple of Shokoku-ji is Rokuon-ji. This complex, whose gardens and architecture focused around a central Golden Pavilion, was said to evoke paradise on earth. And the view of Kinkaku which is reflected in the Kyoko-chi (Mirror Pond) is very beautiful. This was built by the third Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimitsu for his own villa but turned into a temple after his death. This temple was rebuilt in 1955.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Arashiyama

Upon arrival at Arashiyama, you will tour the Arashiyama district located in the Western part of Kyoto. This area becomes most attractive around early April and late November when the cherry blossoms bloom and fall color seasons usually peak. During the summer months, traditional cormorant fishing is practiced on the Hozu River for tourists to watch. One highly recommended spot is the Sagano Bamboo Forest. It is a pleasantly cool 100m long walkway that begins from the side of the world heritage Tenryuji Temple. Later, you will have lunch (if selected) at the designated restaurant.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Nara Park

Nara Park is famous for the 1,200 or so wild deer that live freely within the park. Within Nara Park you will find the Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

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Then, enjoy dinner and shopping at Kobe MOSAIC. Kobe MOSAIC is a shopping mall which is located in the port of Kobe. There are roughly 80 restaurants and shops selling fashion goods and Kobe souvenirs. There is also a Ferris wheel at the amusement park in Mosaic Garden, you can take a ride and enjoy the Kobe night scenery. Your dinner (if option is selected) will be either Kobe Beef Steak set or all-you-can-eat Shabu-Shabu.

Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes
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