PLAN:5DAYS

PRICE FROM 310,000 JPY

per person (For a group of 6 people)

OVERVIEW

Spring in Japan is well-known for its cherry blossoms, which symbolizes new beginnings, and this is a perfect time to travel the country. The beauty of the Sakura usually only lasts about a week: such glorious transience is cherished by the Japanese. On this trip, the wonder of the places you visit will be doubled with the sight of Sakura cherry blossoms, making a precious combination of long-cherished historical buildings and short-lived Sakura pedals. Yearly, this one week makes a lasting influence on the Japanese way of thinking and culture.

Our tour is catered to first-time visitors of Nara. Escape the tourist crowds but experience the rich history of stunning must-see locations and culturally rich activities such as the traditional tea ceremony and zen meditation in ancient temples with monks. We can also arrange exclusive optional programs such as Japanese confectionary making, appreciating Japanese swords and delicious sake tasting tours. Enjoy a day to explore infamous Kyoto as well.

  1. Kansai International Airport - Mt. Shigi

    DAY01

    Kansai International Airport - Mt. Shigi

    Visit Horyu-ji Temple, one of the oldest wooden architectural buildings in the world, designated as the first World Heritage site in Japan in 1993. Be simply astonished by the existence of such grand wooden structures and phenomenal design built over 1,300 years ago.

    Remove yourself from the norms of everyday life, and stay the night at Shigisan Chogosonshi-ji Temple. Enjoy high quality Shojin Ryori there, which is vegetarian cuisine originally derived from the dietary restrictions of Buddhist monks. This day will surely be serene and sacred for you!
  2. Mt. Shigi - Nara City

    DAY02

    Mt. Shigi - Nara City

    Early morning, experience life as a monk through a unique morning prayer, the Gomagyo fire ritual to grant wishes, and other religious practices amidst monks of the Shigisan Chogosonshi-ji Temple.

    After lunch, at Jokoin Zen Temple, learn from a Japanese green tea master how to participate in a traditional Tea Ceremony, then have the honor of making the tea yourself!
    The ceremony is not only about drinking tea; it is well known for self-discipline and subtle beauty in the process that shares appreciation to those you are serving. Feel this "Beauty of Wabi" in your heart through this experience. The stunning Japanese garden arranged especially for the tea ceremony participants is also unforgettable.
    In the evening, enjoy some free time exploring Nara City.
  3. Nara City

    DAY03

    Nara City

    Early morning, enjoy fresh air and comfortable silence in the famous Nara Park. Then, be ready to meet and be greeted by hundreds of free rein deer! A local deer keeper plays his French horn to summon them to be fed at a special "Deer Gathering" performance.

    Explore the temples and shrines around Nara Park: visit Kohfukuji Temple and its five-story pagoda, a major landmark of Nara City. Then Kasuga Taisha Shrine, famous for its vermillion bright red and white buildings with lanterns.
    Nara is said to be the last stop of the famous Silk Road; experience the ancient history and influence of oriental cultures in these surroundings!

    In the afternoon you have a choice of the following:
    - Explore an old merchants’ town called Naramachi, and join our exclusive tour making Japanese sweets led by a master confectioner
    - Visit the most authentic Japanese knife shop, Kikuichi Cutlery
    - Visit Omiwa Jinja Shrine, known as the place of origin for Japanese Sake, and visit Imanishi Sake Brewery for Sake tasting
  4. Nara City - Osaka

    DAY04

    Nara City - Osaka

    Today you will visit Kyoto, but the schedule and where you go is entirely up to you!
    Want to walk through thousands of vermillion Torii gates at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine? Have your camera ready!
    How about visiting the Gion area? You may have the chance to encounter real geishas.
    Interested in the beauty of Kimonos? We offer a kimono weaving demonstration in the Nishijin area, home to Kyoto’s textile industry.
    At night, you can choose your favorite city to stay at; will it be Nara? Osaka? Kyoto? Tell us so you can enjoy it even more on your last night.
  5. Osaka - Kansai International airport

    DAY05

    Osaka - Kansai International airport

    We will drive you back to Kansai International Airport. If you still have time before your flight, there are many souvenir shops and local food restaurants you can enjoy there. Your bellies, suitcases, and hearts are sure to be full after this culture-rich tour!

JOURNEY

  1. DAY01

    AKansai International Airport

    BMt. Shigi

  2. DAY02

    BMt. Shigi

    CNara City

  3. DAY03

    CNara City

  4. DAY04

    CNara City

    DOsaka

  5. DAY06

    DOsaka City

    AKansai International Airport

PRICE DETAILS

    PRICE

    310,000 JPY per person (for a group of 6 people)

    PRICE INCLUDES

    4 Nights’ Accommodation
    5 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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