Short Stay itinerary
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
DAY 2: KYOTO
Enjoy a full-day tour exploring Kyoto with your Local Guide utilising the public transport system. Visit Nijo Castle built in 1603 and continue to Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion. Originally built as a retirement villa for the Shogun, at his request it became a Buddhist temple after his death. 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 Local Guide will purchase ingredients for your Japanese cooking class located in a traditional wooden townhouse. Cook your own Japanese meal including rolled sushi and miso soup before making your own way back to your hotel. (B,D)
DAY 3: KYOTO – NARA
Make the short trip by JR local 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, which is adorned with thousands of lanterns. Return to Kyoto and visit Kiyomizu-dera (Pure Water) Temple. (B)
DAY 4: DEPART KYOTO
Your arrangements end after check-out this morning. (B)
# Shoulder and high season Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.