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Uncover the beauty of Kyoto, otherwise known as the cultural capital of Japan and revel amongst its abundance of mesmerizing world heritage sites as well as its staggering 2000 shrines and temples.
Day 1 – Arrive in Kyoto – On arrival at Kansai International Airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel by shuttle bus. Enjoy the day at your leisure.
Day 2 – Kyoto -You will start your day with a visit to Nijo Castle. This ornamental castle was built by the founder of the Edo Shogunate as his Kyoto residence and is surrounded by stunning gardens. Continue on to Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion. Originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun, after his death it became a Buddhist Temple at his request, and is now one of Kyoto’s most famous temples. The final stop of the morning is Daitoku-ji Zen temple complex, which consists of a main temple and 22 sub-temples, and after lunch we have a special cooking experience for you. Walk the mile-long Nishiki covered food markets, after visiting the markets, you’ll travel through the back streets and lanes of Kyoto, visit to former sake brewery for the tour of the house for sake tasting, then finally to a traditional wooden townhouse for your Japanese cooking class. After the meal the evening is free for you to explore Kyoto, or your local guide can assist you in returning to your hotel. (B&D)
Day 3 – Kyoto / Nara – This morning you will make the short 45min trip by train to Nara with your local guide. First stop is Todaiji Temple, the worlds largest wooden building and home to Japan’s largest Buddha, followed by Kasuga Taisha, Nara’s most celebrated shrine. You will also have the opportunity to wander through Nara Park, called Deer Park by locals due to the large population of tame deer living there. After lunch, return to Kyoto and visit Kiyomizu ( Pure Water ) Temple. From the 13m high veranda jutting out from the Main Hall you can enjoy amazing views of the whole of Kyoto, whilst pondering the fact that both the Main Hall and Veranda were built without the use of nails or any kind of joiners. Finish off the day with a stroll through the Higashiyama district, whose busy lanes lead up to Kiyomizu and are filled with quaint shops selling souvenirs. (B)
Day 4 – Depart Kyoto -Today is free until your included transfer to the airport by shuttle bus for your departure flight. (B)
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