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Kansai

3-Day Model Trip

Kansai

3-DAY MODEL TRIP

Mt. Hiei, Kyoto and Nara

DAY1

Otsu - Ishiyama-dera Temple - Mii-dera (onjo-ji) Temple - Hiei-zan Enryaku-ji Temple - Kyoto

Tour in the Lake Biwa-ko and its southern lakeside

DAY2

Sightseeing in Kyoto - Nara

To experience history and culture of the old capital Kyoto

DAY3

Sightseeing in Nara

Tour through Nara where the Buddhist culture flourished

OUTLINE OF THE REGION

The "Nagisa" Route in the Osaka Bay Area and Historic "Kansai Rekishi Kaido" Route

Long ago, all roads led to Kyoto. But today, there are also many fascinating excursions outside of Kyoto, not only to the old capital of Nara, with its many World Heritage Sites, but also to the Sea of Japan coast through idyllic pastoral scenery, over the glorious Inland Sea to Shikoku, and into the interior of mountainous Wakayama to a whole enclave of Buddhist monasteries.

FOCUS

Lake Biwa-ko

OPTIONAL COURSES

Himeji, Kobe, Naruto and Tokushima

ACCESS

From Osaka to Otsu

Kansai-Kuko Station ----- 1 hour 20 minutes by Limited Express ----- Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station ----- 10 minutes by JR Tokaido Main Line ----- Otsu Station

Return

Nara Station ----- 30 minutest by Kansai Main Line ----- Ten'no-ji Station
Ten'no-ji Station ----- 40 minutes by Limited Express ----- Kansai-Kuko Station

From Tokyo to Otsu

Tokyo Station ----- 2 hours 15 minutes by JR Tokaido Shinkansen ----- Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station ----- 17 minutes by JR Tokaido Main Line ----- Otsu Station

Return

Kintetsu Nara Station ----- 35 minutes by Limited Express ----- Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station ----- 2 hours 15 minutes by JR Tokaido Shinkansen ----- Tokyo Station

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