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After lunch, you will tour the Kinkaku-ji temple. Kinkaku, a pagoda made to house the sacred relics of the Buddha, has given this temple the popular name of Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion). But the official name of this branch temple of the Rinzai sect Zen temple of Shokoku-ji is Rokuon-ji. This complex, whose gardens and architecture focused around a central Golden Pavilion, was said to evoke paradise on earth. And the view of Kinkaku which is reflected in the Kyoko-chi (Mirror Pond) is very beautiful. This was built by the third Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimitsu for his own villa but turned into a temple after his death. This temple was rebuilt in 1955.
At Arashiyama, you will tour the Arashiyama district located in the Western part of Kyoto. This area becomes most attractive around early April and late November when the cherry blossoms bloom and fall color seasons usually peak. During the summer months, traditional cormorant fishing is practiced on the Hozu River for tourists to watch. One highly recommended spot is the Sagano Bamboo Forest. It is a pleasantly cool 100m long walkway that begins from the side of the world heritage Tenryuji Temple. Later, you will have lunch at a buffet of filled with an assortment of 60 Kyoto dishes or Chicken sukiyaki set lunch.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Nara Park, 469 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211 Nara Prefecture
Nara Park is famous for the 1,200 or so wild deer that live freely within the park. Within Nara Park you will find the Todai-ji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
1: Kansai International Airport Port Terminal, Japan, 〒549-0001 Osaka, Izumisano, Senshūkūkōkita, 泉佐野市泉州空港北 ポートターミナル 2: Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda, 3-chōme-3-55 Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan 3: Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan 4: 心斎橋バス停車場, Japan, 〒556-0002 Osaka, Chūō-ku, Souemonchō, 3, 浪速区恵美須東３丁目４
Ocat, 1 Chome-4 Minatomachi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0017, Japan
Lunch - Halal Japanese Style at Yoshiya Restaurant
Leaflet of detailed Itinerary and tour point description
Round-trip bus fare
Pickup from designated meeting points
Drop-off near Namba station
Accompanied by English speaking tour conductor
Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Infant (0-2 years old) is free (no seat and no meal)
Please note: your tour conductor will manage the meeting time of each location as well as the amount of time spent at each location
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
[IMPORTANT] The bus will leave as scheduled and will not wait for late arrivals. Please be on time.
Meeting Time at Kansai International Airport (KIX) 7:20 AM
Meeting Time at Umeda, Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda: 8:20 AM
Meeting Time at Nippombashi (in front of Tsurutontan Soemoncho Udon Restaurant: 8:25 AM
Meeting Time at Namba, OCAT: 8:50 AM
[IMPORTANT] Drop off point for this tour is at Namba
Emergency call center available from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm everyday
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.