Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for about 1,200 years. This truly historical city has enchantments both of daytime and nighttime. You can feel the depth of this city only by walking in the nighttime. The image of the city is completely different ...
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.
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 oldest wooden structure.
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.
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.
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
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.