Day 1 KANSAI ARRIVAL – OSAKA CITY TOUR (–/–/D)
Upon arrival at Kansai Airport, meet the tour guide and drive to Osaka. Proceed to Umeda Sky Building, a spectacular high rise building in the Kita district of Osaka. It is also known as the “New Umeda City”.The 173 meter tall building consists of two towers that are connected with each other by the “Floating Garden Observatory” on the 39th floor. The observatory offers great views of the city through its windows and from its open-air deck. After this, have dinner at a local restaurant. Drive to the hotel and check in.
Day 2 OSAKA – KOBE AND OSAKA SIGHTSEEING (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside hotel, move to Kobe. Visit Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum and see how rice wine is made and get a chance to try it yourself. Then proceed to Shin-Kobe Ropeway, an aerial lift that will let you witness to the slopes of Mt. Rokko. As it ascends, it provides an excellent view of Nunobiki Waterfalls and Nunobiki Herb Garden. Group will stop by Nunobiki Herb Garden, one of Japan’s largest herb gardens with hundreds of herb spices and seasonal flowers. Thereafter, drive to a local restaurant for lunch wherein you can enjoy the best quality Kobe beef carefully chosen and cooked for the guests. Transfer back to Osaka and visit Osaka Museum of Housing and Living, a museum consists of re-created building and streets that shows what was it like to live in Osaka in the past. Next, proceed to Namba Shimsaibashi for your free time shopping. Drive to a local restaurant to try Japan’s very own meals like Okonomiyaki and Yakisoba noodles. Lastly, drive back to your hotel.
Day 3 OSAKA – KYOTO & NARA SIGHTSEEING – OSAKA (B/L/D)
After breakfast inside hotel, transfer to Kyoto sightseeing tour. Proceed to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, one of Kyoto’s top sights and for good reason: standing amid these soaring stalks of bamboo is like being in another world. Lunch will be held at Kyoto Umemori Sushi School, join the class and experience sushi making! After lunch, move to Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Proceed to Nara and visit the Great Buddha of Nara’s Todaiji Temple popularly called as Nara Daibutsu. Next walk for a short photo stop at Nara Deer Park, which is a home to hundreds of freely roaming deer, considered in Shinto to be messenger of the gods. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Lastly return to your hotel.
Day 4 OSAKA FREE DAY (B/–/–)
After breakfast inside the hotel, have free time on your own. Or you may avail an optional tour with us.
Day 5 KANSAI DEPARTURE (B/L/–)
After breakfast inside hotel, check out. Proceed to Osaka Castle for a short photo stop of this famous landmark. Visit Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the famous god of studying and knowledge. Just next to the shrine is the Tenmangu Shopping Street, which is said to be the longest shopping street in Japan, taking about 40 minutes to walk its length. Move to Rinku Premium Outlet for last minute shopping. Lunch today will be a cash refund so you can enjoy all your time in the outlet. Lastly, proceed to Kansai Airport for your flight back to Manila.