PLAN:7DAYS

PRICE FROM420,000JPY

per person (For a group of 6 people)

OVERVIEW

Blessed with nature, Nara has many hiking trails.
We customize the program according to travelers’ experience so that everyone can enjoy the hike! Visit breathtaking Japanese countryside with 1500 year old culture-rich buildings, rolling hills, terraced rice paddies and beautiful green leaves on the mountain ridges.
Popular tourist attractions such as Nara Park and the Great Buddha will also be on this tour.

Get ready to unwind in the calm and magnificent nature and history of rural Nara!
Day trips to Kyoto and Osaka included!

  1. Kansai International Airport -  Asuka Village

    DAY01

    Kansai International Airport - Asuka Village

    Welcome to Japan! Leave the transportation to us, we will pick you up from Kansai International Airport and drive you to the first permanent capital of Japan, Asuka Village.

    After lunch at a local restaurant, freely explore the well-kept nature in the village by your choice of hiking, cycling, car, or MICHIMO - a unique eco-friendly, electric, two-seater Nissan car (requires an international driver’s license).
    History lovers will enjoy a visit to 7th-8th century sites like the Kitora Mural Experiential Museum and Kitora Tumulus. Or how about reading the oldest collection of Japanese poetry and seeing the culture of nearly 1500 years ago at the Nara Prefecture Complex of Man’yo culture.
    For gorgeous sites to see, we recommend Oka-dera Temple, as well as the terraced rice fields known as "Inabuchi Tanada", which Asuka is famous for.
  2. Kashihara - Yoshino

    DAY02

    Kashihara - Yoshino

    Drive through the great scenery of Nara for about an hour to the Yoshino area for a day of hiking through breathtaking mountains! The balance of tiled old-fashioned Japanese buildings and nature along the ridges are simply stunning.
    Start the hike from Kimpusen-ji Temple, a key temple of Shugendo mountain asceticism, housing three 1300 year-old blue skinned Zao Gongen statues. Continue your hike to other must-see sites including Yoshimizu Jinja Shrine and Chikurin-in Gunpoen; the latter features a famous Japanese garden designed by legendary tea master Sen-no Rikyu. This mountain area is one of the most famous locations in Japan to visit during cherry blossom season in the spring. In summer, the mountain boasts a gorgeous and refreshing lush green. And in autumn the fiery colors of red and yellow spark the mountain. We will custom make the hike according to your experience and preference so you will be sure to have the best time!
  3. Kashihara - Sakurai

    DAY03

    Kashihara - Sakurai

    Explore the oldest road known in Japan, called Yamanobe-no-michi.
    Throughout the day visit many places that are said to be the "origins" of many deep rooted cultures in Japan. Such as Omiwa Jinja Shrine, known as the birthplace of Japanese Sake!

    We also take you to a sumo shrine believed to be the place where sumo first began, making Nara well-known for this even today.
    At Gassan Sword Workshop & Museum you can see an exquisite collection of classic samurai swords. After enjoying your day of hiking through such rich Japanese heritage sites, visit a sake brewery to appreciate and compare the taste of a rich variety of local and famous sake.
  4. Nara City

    DAY04

    Nara City

    Start your day feeding Nara’s famous local deer at Kasuga Taisha Shrine; they are adorable and full of spirit!
    Enjoy the lively sight of a French horn player summoning the local deer with a performance of Beethoven's 6th Symphony Pastoral. Then visit the Great Buddha "Daibutsu" at Todaiji Temple; the protected building is said to be the largest wooden structure in the world!
    At Kohfukuji Temple you can see a symbol of Nara, the picturesque Five-Story Pagoda and its architectural beauty originally built in 710!
    Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the famous authentic Japanese knife shop Kikuichi Cutlery, which was given permission to carve a chrysanthemum (a clan symbol of the Japanese royal family) on their products by the emperor himself 400 years ago.

    Nara is said to be the final destination of the Silk Road. See for yourself the incredible beauty and influence of oriental cultures with us.
  5. Nara - Kyoto

    DAY05

    Nara - Kyoto

    Visit Kyoto, where old Japan is still well preserved with more than 1000 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto Shrines. Kyoto became the capital after Nara from 794 to 1868. Explore royal and noble Japanese culture, which developed to its peak in 894 by forbidding travel to China (the Tang dynasty at the time).

    Your day starts off hiking up to Fushimi Inari Shrine, most popular for its arcades of vermilion torii gates. After lunch, stroll around Gion area, once famous for geisha and teahouses, and now popular for souvenirs sand antique shopping.
    Next, drive to the UNESCO site Kinkakuji Temple (The Golden Temple), then Nijo-jo Castle, and finally Kiyomizu-dera Temple, famous for the amazing view it has overlooking Kyoto.
  6. Kyoto - Osaka

    DAY06

    Kyoto - Osaka

    Travel to the lively merchant’s city of Osaka.
    Your first stop is Osaka Castle, which was built by General Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1583 to display his power, after unifying Japan during the civil war period. This city was once called the “kitchen of the country” back in the Edo period, boasting a lot of popular gourmet options including Takoyaki (octopus dumplings), Okonomi-yaki (a savory pancake with shredded cabbage), and Kushi-katsu (deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables); we highly recommend trying them all, famous food loved by Japanese nationwide!
    We will guide you to the Shinsekai and Minami (south) area including the Shinsaibashi area. It is known for long roof-covered market streets where anything you wish to buy and any kind of food from street food to luxury cuisine can be found. Crowded with excitement and people, this is definitely a lively city you don't want to miss!
  7. Osaka - Kansai International Airport

    DAY07

    Osaka - Kansai International Airport

    With all your culture and history-filled hiking memories, and your heart, spirit and luggage filled, relax before your flight as we drive you back to Kansai International Airport.

JOURNEY

  1. DAY01

    AKansai International Airport

    BAsuka Village

  2. DAY02

    CKashihara

    DYoshino

  3. DAY03

    CKashihara

    ESakurai

  4. DAY04

    FNara City

  5. DAY05

    FNara City

    GKyoto

  6. DAY06

    GKyoto

    HOsaka

  7. DAY07

    HOsaka

    AKansai International Airport

PRICE DETAILS

    PRICE

    420,000 JPY per person (for a group of 6 people)

    PRICE INCLUDES

    6 Nights’ Accommodation
    7 Days chartered car with Driver
    Admission fees
    Activity fees
    English-speaking guide
    Meet and greet airport service
    Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

    CAR

    1-2 travelers: Sedan
    Driver+English-Speaking Tour Guide

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