This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE KYOTO
Make your own way to your Kyoto hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
DAY 2: KYOTO
Explore Kyoto with a Local Guide utilising the comprehensive bus system. Visit Nijo Castle, built in 1603 and 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. Next visit the Daitoku-ji Zen temple complex, which consists of a main temple and 22 sub-temples. Walk the mile-long Nishiki covered food markets, where you and your guide will purchase ingredients for your Japanese cooking class located in a traditional wooden townhouse. Cook your own Japanese evening meal including rolled sushi and miso soup. After dinner make your own way back to your hotel. (B,D)
DAY 3: KYOTO – NARA
Make the short trip by train to Nara with your Local Guide. First stop is Todaiji Temple, the world’s largest wooden building and home to Japan’s largest Buddha, followed by Kasuga Taisha, Nara’s most celebrated shrine. Return to Kyoto and visit Kiyomizu (Pure Water) Temple. (B)
DAY 4: DEPART KYOTO
After check-out this morning your arrangements end. (B)
# Shoulder, high season, weekend and public holiday surcharges apply.