Kyoto, Nara and Kobe B: Day Tour: Discover the history and religions of ancient Japan's capital of Kyoto and Nara. See Arashiyama, Todai-jiTemple & Nara Park, Kobe MOSAIC. This tour is all about the most famous spots that a traveller should visit at least once.
Begin your excursion in the morning at Arashiyama, notable for its view of cherry blossoms and colour of Autumn leaves and Togetsukyo bridge which spans across Katsura river is a central landmark and the most highly recommended spot is the Sagano Bamboo Forest!
Walk a pleasantly cool 100m long walkway that begins from the side of the world heritage Tenryuji Temple. Spotted in the bamboo forest. The large "Okame-Ishi" rock is a famous power spot, and is said your wish will come true within a year if you rub the rock. Pause your tour for lunch, The Randen (Keifuku) Line from Arashiyama to Shijo Omiya, after than bus will pick you up at station. Move on next to Nara Park, you’ll find Todai-ji Temple a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The main gate to Todai-ji Temple is a national treasure and the Great Buddha of Nara which commonly known as Nara-no-Daibutsu. Finish your excursion at Nara’s Deer Park, a famous section of Nara Park. Last but not least, Transfer to Kobe Mosaic to have dinner, Kobe Mosaic is a popular shopping mall with beautiful scenic views of the city of Kobe. Set on the port side with panoramic views of the Port Tower of Kobe.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hearton Nishi-Umeda Hotel or Namba - Osaka City Air Terminal OCAT. The symbol at the meeting point is "Limon" or "Heart Tour".
Duration: 6 hours.
Pick-up time: From Hearton Nishi-Umeda Hotel at 8:30am. From Namba - Osaka City Air Terminal OCAT at 9am.
Start/opening time: At 10.20am.
End/closing time: At 4.40pm.
Drop-off time: At 5.40pm.