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Impressive Three-Day Tour around Old Capitals (Nara, Kyoto, Osaka) of Japan

by Yoshi
3 days $ 764 Price up to 15 people

Highlights

  • Todai-ji Temple (東大寺) in Nara: South Big Gate (南大門), Big Buddha (大仏), Several Attached Temples, such as Nigatsu-do (二月堂)
  • Kasuga taisha Shrine (春日大社) in Nara: Well-renowned Power Spot, you have to feel significant power when you go through God’s forest
  • Nara Park (奈良公園) in Nara: Wild dears must say hello to you, asking you give them rice-crackers
  • Kofuku-ji Temple (興福寺) in Nara: Five-storied stupa seen from Sarusawa pond (猿沢池) is the representative scene of the old capital
  • Nara Machi (奈良町) in Nara: Traditional town houses with gratings, together with retrospective Japanese restaurants and cafes
  • Kyoto Station (京都駅): One of the architectural masterpieces, comprising a huge glass façade, a grand staircase, an aerial walkway from where you can see a magnificent vista of Kyoto
  • Nijyo Castle (二条城): Walk down a corridor of the palace to hear a nightingale’s song
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺): A perfect reflection of the Golden Pavilion appears in the mirror-like pond makes you dazzle
  • Daitoku-ji Temple (大徳寺): The old temple consists of more than 10 sub-temples, each of which has a famous history appeared in the school texts
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple (銀閣寺): You must feel a so-called “Wabi Sabi”, a kind of beauty of modesty
  • Nishiki Market (錦市場): The kitchen of the old capital, comprising about 130 shops selling daily Japanese foods
  • Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル): Umeda Sky Building is the 40-story high-rise (173 meters high) twin buildings, the top of which is connected by the observation deck. You can enjoy 360 degree panoramic view, including Awaji Island (more than 70km away) when the sky is clear
  • Osaka-jyo Castle (大阪城): Hideyoshi’s headquarters built in 1598, when the top warlord completed dominating the whole country of Japan
  • Osaka Museum of History (大阪歴史博物館): ou can explore the time travel from the era of Old capital (7th century) to the modern Great Osaka
  • Dotonbori (道頓堀): “Dotonbori River Cruise” is a 20 minutes’ short boat ride along the center of the amusement area. You can fully enjoy a variety of huge neon-billboards and garish but humorous performances as well on the both sides of the old canal
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764.40 USD

Price up to 15 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra Hour.
$ 22.75
Extra Person.
$ 9.10
Hotel Pickup (Only in Osaka / Kyoto City).
$ 18.20

Overview

The course is a “Golden Route” around the 3 old capitals. You must feel awe-inspiring atmosphere, being surprised to see the fruits of religion-based cohesive power in Nara. Kyoto used to be the capital for no less than 1,100 years, during when the internationally famous city had nurtured sophisticated Japanese cultures. You have to be welcomed everywhere in the easygoing merchants’ city of Osaka.

What to Expect

1) All the “Must-see” spots in Nara, Kyoto and Osaka are included.
2) The tour is a bit flexible, depending upon the guest’s interest, since it is an excursion-style, taking advantage of walking and public transportations such as city bus and / or subway.
3) Guests can enjoy local cuisines to their hearts’ content in Kyoto and Osaka at a reasonable price, if special requests are informed in advance.

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Highlights

  • Todai-ji Temple (東大寺) in Nara: South Big Gate (南大門), Big Buddha (大仏), Several Attached Temples, such as Nigatsu-do (二月堂)
  • Kasuga taisha Shrine (春日大社) in Nara: Well-renowned Power Spot, you have to feel significant power when you go through God’s forest
  • Nara Park (奈良公園) in Nara: Wild dears must say hello to you, asking you give them rice-crackers
  • Kofuku-ji Temple (興福寺) in Nara: Five-storied stupa seen from Sarusawa pond (猿沢池) is the representative scene of the old capital
  • Nara Machi (奈良町) in Nara: Traditional town houses with gratings, together with retrospective Japanese restaurants and cafes
  • Kyoto Station (京都駅): One of the architectural masterpieces, comprising a huge glass façade, a grand staircase, an aerial walkway from where you can see a magnificent vista of Kyoto
  • Nijyo Castle (二条城): Walk down a corridor of the palace to hear a nightingale’s song
  • Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺): A perfect reflection of the Golden Pavilion appears in the mirror-like pond makes you dazzle
  • Daitoku-ji Temple (大徳寺): The old temple consists of more than 10 sub-temples, each of which has a famous history appeared in the school texts
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple (銀閣寺): You must feel a so-called “Wabi Sabi”, a kind of beauty of modesty
  • Nishiki Market (錦市場): The kitchen of the old capital, comprising about 130 shops selling daily Japanese foods
  • Umeda Sky Building (梅田スカイビル): Umeda Sky Building is the 40-story high-rise (173 meters high) twin buildings, the top of which is connected by the observation deck. You can enjoy 360 degree panoramic view, including Awaji Island (more than 70km away) when the sky is clear
  • Osaka-jyo Castle (大阪城): Hideyoshi’s headquarters built in 1598, when the top warlord completed dominating the whole country of Japan
  • Osaka Museum of History (大阪歴史博物館): ou can explore the time travel from the era of Old capital (7th century) to the modern Great Osaka
  • Dotonbori (道頓堀): “Dotonbori River Cruise” is a 20 minutes’ short boat ride along the center of the amusement area. You can fully enjoy a variety of huge neon-billboards and garish but humorous performances as well on the both sides of the old canal

Important

1. Basically 7 days a week
2. Basically Specific to KOHOKU (Northernmost) district in Shiga Pref.
Shizugatake Old Battlefield, Lake Yogo, Woody Pal Yogo, Tojyuin temple, Kanzan-ji temple, Zencho-ji temple, Kaizu Osaki for Cherry Blossom Viewing, Keisoku-ji temple for Autumnal Leaves, Throughout Central Kinomoto area, Odani Jyo Castle, Sugatani Hot Spring Resort, Chikubu-shima island, Doganji-temple (A National Treasure), Takatsuki Museum of Ethnic and Historical Materials, Throughout Central Nagahama city, etc.

1) Tour's Course:
The tour consists of three consecutive days, in principle. The destination is, Nara, Kyoto and Osaka on the 1st day, the 2nd day and the 3rd day, respectively.
2) Each Day Course Time Schedule:
8:30 AM at your staying hotel: Start
5:00 PM at your staying hotel: Arrive (Tour end)
3) Peak Season: The destination spots may sllightly change, after getting an approval from the guests
4) One day or Two-day tour is also available for Nara, Kyoto or Osaka, on request.

What‘s included
Guide Fee
What‘s not included
Admission / Entrance Fee (For Tourists): Approximately 2,500 (Two Thousand and Five Hundred) JPY Each at a Maximum for One Day.
Transportation (For Tourists and the Guide): Less than 2,500 (Two Thousand and Five Hundred) JPY Each at a Maximum for One Day.
Lunch and/or Dinner (For Tourists): Less than 2,500 (Two Thousand and Five Hundred) JPY Each at a Maximum.
Any Unexpected Cost (For Tourists): Less than 1,000 (One Thousand) JPY Each at a Maximum.
Depart From
Osaka or Kyoto
Meeting Point
At your staying hotel in Osaka or Kyoto
Ending Point
At your staying hotel in Osaka or Kyoto
Duration
3 days
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

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