Nature, heritage, culture and urbanization comes together in this tour from Osaka. Take in the beauty of the cherry blossom landscape of Arashiyama and visit the UNESCO-listed Kinkaku-ji Temple. Your trip ends with shopping at Kobe’s MOSAIC Mall from where you can also see stunning views of the coast and the historic metropolis.
Filled with shrines and temples, Arashiyama is one of the most popular tourist districts in Kyoto. Visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and walk amid the soaring stalks of bamboo. Take pictures with the towering canes as your backdrop.
After a walk in the bamboo forest, chow down a traditional Japanese buffet or a Chicken Sukiyaki hotpot, if you upgrade.
The famous ‘Golden Pavilion’ is a must-visit in Kyoto. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, see the temple rise above its reflecting pond as you take in the serene surroundings. Take a stroll along the sprawling garden retaining its original design from the 14th century.
Head south from Kinkaku-ji to Nara and wander through the Nara Park, famous for wild deers.
Your last stop will be the historic city of Kobe which was completely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1995. Shop till you drop at MOSAIC mall and enjoy waterfront views of the coast and the city. Enjoy leisure time at the mall before you make your return journey to Osaka at 8:30pm.
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