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6 DAYS

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645,000 JPY per person (for a group of 2 people)
Pricing is for double occupancy and standard grade hotels or ryokan

OVERVIEW

Autumn is the best season to travel Japan!

Visit some of the most prominent, traditional sites in Japan, including Horyuji Temple and Ise Jingu Shrine.
Stay at the perfect location for partaking in devotional exercises at a time-honored temple lodging on Mt. Shigi. This area is a popular autumn foliage destination for thousands of Japanese yearly, boasting magnificent warm colors in ideal temperatures.
At the Soni Highlands in northeastern Nara, be awed by fields of golden pampas grass. The sunset light seems to set the grass ablaze, a perfect shot to capture on camera. This autumn view famously resembles the final scenes of Studio Ghibli’s ""Nausicaä: Valley of the Wind.""
Experience the unique life of Japan's countryside by staying at a Japanese style thatched roof villa.
The grand finale of this tour is a helicopter cruise over the Ria Coast in Ise area, overlooking beautiful islands scattered in most captivating ways.
Get the most enjoyment out of autumn the Japanese way!

ITINERARY

  1. Day 1: Kansai International Airport - Mt. Shigi
  2. Day 2: Mt. Shigi - Nara city
  3. Day 3: Nara city –  Uda city
  4. Day 4: Uda city -  Ise city
  5. Day 5: Ise – Nagoya
  6. Day 6: Nagoya - Chubu Centrair International Airport
  • DAY1

    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!

  • DAY2

    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.
    The afternoon is yours to spend at your leisure. You can stroll around the history-rich Nara City, and visit Todaiji Temple which houses the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha. We also recommend Nara Park, where over one thousand wild deer roam freely to welcome you. Or you can choose one of our exclusive optional programs such as a professional “Green Tea Ceremony” in Gikou-in Temple, and admire the beautiful dry landscape Japanese garden there. For the adventurous, we recommend our optional ""Sumo Wrestler Experience"": jump into the Sumo ring and join in the wrestling match!

  • DAY3

    Nara city –  Uda city

    Your next stop is the Soni Highlands of northeastern Nara, popular for its local specialty meals, natural hot springs, and most of all, the impressive scenery of pampas grass blanketing the land. Have lunch with local Japanese craft beer in the farm garden! Watch the pampas grass glowing bright gold in the sunset light.
    Stay at Sasayuri-an, a luxurious rental villa of a traditional Japanese house with thatched roof. This is the ideal place to lose track of time and simply relax! You will find yourself soaking in the atmosphere of Japan's countryside.

  • DAY4

    Uda city -  Ise city

    Spend the day enjoying traditional Japanese culture at Ise Jingu Shrine, labeled as the most important shrine amongst all 80,000 shrines existing in Japan. Over 1500 rituals are conducted yearly in this nature encompassed area about the same size as Paris, it is certainly a gorgeous sight! Step into this sacred shrine and feel its magnificence by first crossing the beautiful Ujihashi Bridge, said to separate the sacred realm from the daily world. Take your time to enjoy the street leading up to the shrine as well, which has a wide variety of restaurants and shops. This area is full of local specialties and attractive traditional arts and crafts.

  • DAY5

    Ise – Nagoya

    The Ise region of Nara is famous for its intricate Ria coastline and narrow bay, where scattered green island mountains and blue sea make for a gorgeous view. Enjoy a spectacular helicopter cruise overlooking nature's artistic beauty at its best.
    The founder of the world famous Japanese pearl accessary brand “Mikimoto”, Mr. Mikimoto himself, was born here at Ise. This legendary jeweler was the first person in the world to successfully cultivate oysters over a century ago. He dream was ""to adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls."" Have a tour of the oyster bed, and of course feel free to purchase some fabulous pearl products.

  • DAY6

    Nagoya - Chubu Centrair International Airport

    Your final day in Japan. Relax and let your mind to drift back over your journey as we drive you to Chubu Centrair International Airport. Take your time reminiscing, exploring, and souvenir shopping. Enjoy a stunning view from the “Sky Deck”: watch airplanes take off and land in front of the beautiful Ise Bay on a 300m long observatory deck. This airport is characterized by its location on the sea of Ise Bay, and for having the closest observation deck to runways in Japan.

PLAN

6 DAYS

PRICE FROM

645,000 JPY per person (for a group of 2 people)
Pricing is for double occupancy and standard grade hotels or ryokan

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