MJPOK5
Kansai Stopover 5 Days
Overview:
  • Japan
  • KYOTO - NARA - OSAKA
  • USD $1,865
  • EVERY MON , WED , FRI AND SAT
  • 5 Days
  • 6
Tour Code: MJPOK5
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Tour Highlights:
  • Kansai is the western region of the main Japanese island of Honshu.
  • The area is also known as Kinki District, literally "near the capital" (referring to ancient capital Nara and Kyoto), and its three big cities - Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe - as Keihanshin.
  • Experience ancient Japanese tradition and culture in Kyoto and Nara, and the dynamic energy of Osaka, the city of merchants.
Itinerary in Brief:
City Nights Accomodation
Osaka 4 HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA or similar ★ ★ ★ ★
Prices & Dates
TOUR CODE: MJPOK5
Every Mon, Wed and Fri
Price USD$ Per Person *
Date Twin Share Single Supplement
Apr 01 2018 - Dec 31 2018 $1,865 $160
*Prices are based on minimum 2 person
Prices Include:
  • 4-night accommodation in the 4-Strar hotel with breakfast -Round-trip airport/hotel transfers specified in the itinerary
  • Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach -English speaking tour guide
  • Meals in the itinerary
  • Admission fees to sites listed in the itinerary
Prices Exclude:
  • International airfare, taxes, fuel surcharges, tipping, personal expenditures, baggage handling and shipping, optional tours, drinks.
Remark:
*Price are indicated in US dollars per person based on twin room sharing occupancy *All regulations are refer to Tai Pan Tours Terms and Conditions on Tai Pan Tours website. *Join-in transfers and tours (unless specified as private tour) *CAD$ is acceptable base on current exchange rate. *Currency exchange rate are subject to change without prior notice due to fluctuation.
Itinerary
Legend: B=Breakfast / L=Lunch
D1 Arrival Osaka
Upon arrival at Kansai International Airport, you will meet our representative with name board at airport exit. We will escort you to your hotel in Osaka by an airport limousine bus with an English speaking assistance.

After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

Hotel : HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA or similar ★ ★ ★ ★

D2 Osaka (Walking Tour)
After breakfast, you will start your Osaka experience after assembling at hotel lobby of the Hotel Granvia Osaka, where you will meet your guide. Today you will visit Osaka"s famous sightseeing spots and learn about the city"s history and about Osaka. The city is known as "AQUA METROPOLIS OSAKA", and you can enjoy the scenery of Osaka by boat. This morning first enjoy visiting Aerial Floating Garden Observatory and Umeda district. You will spend approximately 1 hour enjoying panoramic views overlooking the city, Awaji Island and Mt Ikoma.

After western-style lunch, you will head to Higashi Umeda Station for a subway ride to Temmabashi Station (non-reserved seating) with your guide. Then enjoy visiting Osaka Castle which was monumental fortification constructed, upon the order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and noted for its magnificence and the immense stones used in its construction. From here it"s a short walk to the riverboat dock to board the Aqua Liner for a 1-hour cruise around Nakanoshima. Then you will go back to Osakajokoen Station and take a train to Osaka Station. Upon arrival at Osaka Station, then continue exploring the city on your own or find your way back to your hotel.

Hotel : HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA or similar ★ ★ ★ ★

B / L
D3 Osaka train Kyoto coach Nara train Osaka
After breakfast, meet your guide at hotel lobby of the Hotel Granvia Osaka and head to JR Osaka Station. Board the JR Special Rapid Service or Rapid Service (non-reserved seating) to Kyoto. Today you will start at Nijo Castle, which is noted for the contrast of its solemn appearance and gorgeous interiors. (Note: When Nijo Castle is closed you'll visit Ryoan-ji Temple instead.) After touring the castle, head to nearby Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto"s most popular Zen Buddhist temple and home to the world most authentic and exquisite Japanese garden, the temple features the celebrated Golden Pavilion whose wooden structure is completely covered in gold leaf. Next, visit Kyoto Imperial Palace, which clearly demonstrates the Japanese taste for purity, simplicity and tranquility.

After lunch, you will move to Nara, now known as Nara remains full of iconic sites. Then see Todai-ji Temple, one of Japan"s most famous and historically significant temples, constructed in the 8th century. In its huge precincts are various national treasures of Japan. Step foot in the Daibutsuden (Great Buddha Hall), one of the world"s largest wooden buildings, before a stop at Kasuga Shrine. This most famous and beautiful Shinto shrine features some 3,000 antique stone and bronze lanterns. Before your day trip ends, your guide will take you to Nara Nagomikan, Nara's biggest souvenir shop where you'll have the opportunity to browse for about 20 minutes. Here, you'll find a variety of food products, sweets, and goods exclusive to Nara.

Afterward, you will head to Kintetsu-Nara Station for the rail ride back to Osaka-Namba Station on the Kintetsu line (non-reserved seat) with your guide.

Upon arrival back in Osaka, you"ll make your own way back to your hotel.

Hotel : HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA or similar ★ ★ ★ ★

B / L
D4 Osaka
Free day in Osaka

Hotel : HOTEL GRANVIA OSAKA or similar ★ ★ ★ ★

B
D5 Osaka Departure
After breakfast, spend some time at leisure till meet our representative at hotel lobby and transferred to Kansai International Airport by an airport limousine bus on your own for your flight to next destination.
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