This course is a tour that takes you from Osaka to Nara, famous for deer and the Great Buddha, and to Uji City, which is famous for tea.
An English-speaking driver will go to pick you up at your hotel in Osaka.
It is about an hour drive from Osaka to Nara City. After arriving in Nara, you will make your way around the popular Todaiji Temple, Nara Park, and Kasuga-taisha Shrine. Todaiji Temple, the essence of Japanese Buddhism, and the lines of lanterns at Kasuga-taisha Shrine are some of the “must sees” of Nara. Feel free to let us know if you would like to visit Naramachi, famous for its traditional townscape.
After sightseeing around Nara City, we will head to Uji City in southern Kyoto.
We will visit Byodo-in Temple, which is featured on the back of the 10 yen coin, and you can enjoy the wonder of Japanese Buddhist architecture. The Phoenix Hall on its grounds remains from when this temple was first established.
Also, Uji is famous for Uji tea. There are many restaurants and souvenir shops along the path that leads to Byodo-in Temple. Please try some sweets made from matcha tea, choose some souvenirs, and enjoy your time there. After Byodo-in Temple, we will drive you back to your hotel in Osaka.
If you would like to have an English-speaking guide instead of just a driver, please let us know. We can arrange the tour to accommodate your needs.
The tour is also available from Kyoto. In such case, please feel free to contact us
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