Kyoto North course: Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple or Daisenin Temple for its dry landscape garden, Kamigamo Shinto shrine, Silver Pavilion, with nice strole in northern area and the Path of Philosophy.
Kyoto south course: Kiyomizu Temple, Sanjusanguen-do for its 1001 Boudhist statues and 28 marvelous guardian statues, Fushimi-Inari shinto shrine, with nice strole in Fushimi Sake brewers`district.
Deer Nara course: Todaiji Temple with the great Buddha, Kasuga shinto shrine with a nice strole with 1,000 deer, a Manyo-botanical garden or Irie Taikichi Memorial Photo museum or Kofukuji Temple's National Tresure Hall, Sarusawa-pond.
West Nara course: Todaiji Temple, Kasuga shinto shrine,Sarusawa Pond,Toshodaiji Temple,Yakushiji Temple, Ganko Ittetsu craft center if opened.
Friendly Osaka course: Osaka Castle, Mint Museum or Sakai Old Gun Museum, Kuromon Market,Dotonbori Street, Umeda Sky Building or Bay area to enjoy twilight or sunset.
South Osaka+East Nara course: Osaka Castle, Kuromon Market, Tenoji area, Taima Temple, national tresure in Nara, with a nice strole in countryside.
The visit to temples and shrines are to appreciate their unique buildings, their beautiful gardens, and to feel their long history. Most of them are world heritage sites or national treasures.
Any tour can be partly changed according to your interest or weather. If it is a fine day, I would like to take you up to the hill by cable car to have great view of Osaka city and Nara city.
One day tour is for 8-10 hours. Half-day tour is also available.
The prices are 25,000yen for up to 3 persons, 30,000yen for 4 to 10 persons, 35,000yen for 11 to 15 persons. Friendly Osaka course is 2,000yen lower.
If you prefer the same guide during the tour in Japan, I will guide you in Tokyo, Nikko, Kamakura, Hakone, Nagoya, Shirakawa Village, Takayama, Kanazawa, Mt.Koya, Mt. Hiei, Mt Yoshino, Kobe, Himeji,Okayama, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, Matsuyama, and Tokushima. If you are going to other remort areas where I have never guided, I will work as interpreter with lower price.
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