Nara is an old capital of Japan. Nara had been the capital of Japan for 74 years before Nagaokakyo and Kyoto. Nara had been the center of Japanese Buddhism before Kyoto. Nara is famous for the Great Buddha, Kasuga-taisha Shrine, deer, and so on.
This tour is meant for those who would like to enjoy sightseeing in Minami ( South ) Area, Osaka and eating and drinking at three izakayas ( Japanese-style taverns ) for relatively reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere.
You can enter the Hikone castle keep, turrets etc.
I believe that you feel like you have slipped back into the Edo Period ( about 200~400 years ago).
Hikone city is near Kyoto city. It takes about 50 min. by JR train. Please vieit Hikone while you visit Kyoto.
Of course, I can guide you in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka.
I look forward to meeting you.
Nara was an ancient capital of Japan just for 80 years in the 8th century.
But it played an important role in Japanese culture a lot.
Daibutsuden housing a large statue of Buddha is the world oldes...
Through this tour you will be intrigued with the charm of Buddhist statuary, which represents people's wishes and prayers. Figures of statues vary according to the development of eras from Asuka period to Muromachi period. At the same time you can
Nageire-do has an unbelievable scene. It is in a cave of the steep cliff near the top of Mt. Mitoku (899m). How was this building constructed 1300 years ago? It has not been completely explained yet. Visitors who could reach there after 1 hour trek would surely get divine feelings.
Ura-Namba, back streets in Namba, has lots of great little shops, restaurants and bars but are still hidden from tourists.
I will take you to those little streets and ask you choose 2-3 spots/restaurants to visit.
You can also choose to start from Nipponbashi area (Osaka's sub-cultural mecca) or Doguyasuji (kitchen equipment street including potteries and knives) for shopping.