Arrival Kansai Airport – Wakayama Prefecture – Osaka
「Wakayama Castle」：Wakayama Castle (Wakayama-jo) was built by the hegemon Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who ruled Japan in the latter half of the 16th century. It subsequently received major repairs in the 17th century by Yorinobu, the son of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founding shogun of the Edo shogunate, which ruled Japan from the beginning of the 17th century. It was a castle belonging to the relatives of the Tokugawa until about 1860. From the latter half of the 19th century, when Japan became a modern state, the castle buildings were gradually demolished and the castle tower was almost destroyed as well. It remained untouched, however, thanks to the objections raised by the local residents. It was designated a National Treasure in 1935, but was destroyed in WWⅡ. The existing donjon was rebuilt in 1958, but the inner moat and the stone wall surrounding the castle have remained unchanged throughout the 400 years of history.
「Kuroshio market 」：Kuroshio Market is located in Marina City, where tuna cutting shows are held three times a day. Watch in awe as a giant tuna is skillfully cut right in front of your eyes! Kuroshio Market is also home to many fresh seafood restaurants and souvenir shops with a wide selection of local products.
「Shinsaibashi」：The Shinsaibashi is the largest shopping area in Osaka where many boutiques and specialty shops are gathered, attracting local people and visitors. The Shisaibashi has developed from the arcaded streets “Shinsaibashi Shopping Street” which runs east to Mido-Suji Avenue, is the best-known shopping area in Osaka, and an enduring symbol of the city. With a history of 380 years, it was already an established shopping area in the Edo Period. Shops of all kinds and for all ages line the street, a roofed arcade 600 meters long.
「Dotonbori」：Dotonbori is a large scale downtown along the south bank of the Dotonbori-gawa Canal. Osaka is known as the gastronomists’ town, and thus the entire area of Dotonbori is thronged with an unbelievable number of restaurants and amusement facilities, and is dearly loved by the Osakaites. There are theaters that play traditional puppet shows Bunraku, storytellers’ halls and other popular entertainment as well as a number of movie theaters.
Osaka – Kyoto – Osaka
「Arashiyama」：Arashiyama is located in the northwestern area of Kyoto City, and is a popular area that most people who visit Kyoto for sightseeing go to. The biggest reason for its popularity is the beautiful scenery that changes expressions with the seasons-spring, summer, fall, and winter. Most people who visit Arashiyama also visit Sagano on path consisting of a bamboo grove. There are many temples and notable sites relating to history and literature, including Tenryuji Temple, which is a World Cultural Heritage Site, in Arashiyama and Sagano. It is an area full of atmosphere.
「Kiyomizu-dera」：Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto and was built at the end of the 8th century. The main hall was constructed in the 17th century, and is famous for its location overhanging a cliff. The platform of the main hall, which is supported by 139 giant pillars, affords a spectacular view of the town of Kyoto. It is designated a National Treasure. The three-storied pagoda in the temple precinct, which was rebuilt during the 17th century, is designated by the national government as an Important Cultural Property. The expansive site, with an area of 130,000 sq m, contains many Important Cultural Properties, including buildings and Buddhist images. Along the ravine to the south of the main hall grow cherry and maple trees. This site is known for its cherry blossoms in the spring, and its red leaves during the fall.
「Fushimi Inari-taisha」：Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up. Since early Japan, Inari was seen as the patron of business, and merchants and manufacturers have traditionally worshipped Inari. Each of the torii at Fushimi Inari Taisha is donated by a Japanese business. First and foremost, though, Inari is the god of rice.
「Kinkaku-Ji」：Kinkaku-ji is one of Kyoto’s leading temples. Its formal name is Rokuon-ji. It was built at the end of the 14th century originally as a villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the shogun at the time. After Yoshimitsu’s death, as indicated in his will, the building was converted into a temple of the Zen sect of Buddhism, which is famous for the practice of zazen, or religious meditation (a major method of Buddhist training, and method of meditation for establishing one’s foundation in Zen Buddhism). The shining Kinkaku (“Golden Pavilion”) is a symbol of Kyoto. This temple has been burnt down many times in the flames of war and other conflagrations, and more recently by arson, which incident has been made famous by Yukio Mishima’s novel, Kinkakuji (The Temple of the Golden Pavilion). However, it was restored in 1955, with major improvement work being done on it in 1987, so that all of the gold leaf has been replaced. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage, Kinkaku-ji is one of the historical buildings most representative of Japan.
「Osaka Castle Park」：The construction of Osaka Castle started in 1583 on the former site of the Ishiyama Honganji Temple, which had been destroyed by Oda Nobunaga thirteen years earlier. Toyotomi Hideyoshi intended the castle to become the center of a new, unified Japan under Toyotomi rule. It was the largest castle at the time.However, a few years after Hideyoshi’s death, Tokugawa troops attacked and destroyed the castle and terminated the Toyotomi lineage in 1615. Osaka Castle was rebuilt by Tokugawa Hidetada in the 1620s, but its main castle tower was struck by lightening in 1665 and burnt down.It was not until 1931 that the present ferro-concrete reconstruction of the castle tower was built. During the war it miraculously survived the city wide air raids. Major repair works gave the castle new glamor in 1997. The castle tower is now entirely modern on the inside and even features an elevator for easier accessibility. It houses an informative museum about the castle’s history and Toyotomo Hideyoshi.
「Kuromon Ichiba Market」：With more than 190 years of history and tradition, Kuromon Ichiba Market, a very popular area known by locals as “Gastronome” and “Osaka’ s Kitchen”, is well-known nationwide. All kinds of fresh food items are available at this market, fully satisfying the hunger of the people of Naniwa (Naniwa is the old name for this area). It is a very lively market with lots of human interaction, and is packed with approximately 150 shops of mainly fish, meat and vegetables.
「Kuchu Teien Observatory」：Kuchu Teien Observatory on the top of Umeda Sky Building, is a landmark of Osaka’s Kita area. As you feel the wind 173 meters above the ground, enjoy a magnificent panorama of high-rise buildings reflecting the sunshine, and the gorgeous night view of the city.
「Whity Umeda」：The underground heaven of shopping is waiting for you in Umeda, Osaka with more than 200 restaurants and shops of various kinds of goods from clothing, pharmacy, shoes, cosmetics and jewelry together creating Whity Umeda. The shopping mall booms right at the meeting point of the JR Hanshin, Hankyu, and Osaka Subway lines with the output of about 600000 people per day. Opened in 1963 with the name Umechika, the mall turned to be Whity Umeda after the renovation in 1987 as the compound word of white and city with the meaning of white city.
Osaka – Nara – Kansai airport
「Todai-Ji」：The original temple of Todai-ji was built in the beginning of the 8th century by the order of Emperor Shomu, who tried to rule the country under Buddhism. The center of worship, the statue of the Great Buddha, was completed in 752, and the overall buildings such as the Hall of the Great Buddha and the auditorium were completed soon after. It prospered as a place much like a school where Buddhist teachings were conveyed extensively and monks were educated. It was caught up in the vortex of war twice in its long history, and buildings such as the Hall of the Great Buddha were destroyed by fire. The present Hall of the Great Buddha was rebuilt in 1709, and major repairs were carried out in recent years as well. The Great Buddha, designated a National Treasure, is roughly 14 m tall, and is the largest metal statue of the Buddha in the world. This Great Buddha has also been remade due to the damage caused by war. The frontage the Hall of the Great Buddha is 57 m, with the depth of 50 m, a height of 47 m and is the worlds largest wooden construction. Even so, it is considerably smaller than when it was originally made.’
「Nara Park」： Nara Park is located in the center of the city of Nara, extending about 4 kilometers from east to west, and about 2 kilometers from south to north. Many deer graze along the spacious lawns and frolic on the grass. Inside the park area are Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga Taisha Shrine and many other historic structures that represent the glory of the city over many centuries. Small streams and ponds add charm to the scenery. The image of great temple roofs and the tips of tall pagodas peeking through the trees will be an unforgettable memory of your journey to Nara. Throughout the year the stream of visitors to Nara is never interrupted.
「RINKU PREMIUM OUTLET」：The Rinku Premium Outlets is a super-sized outlet mall with more than 200 shops. It’s located in Rinku Town on the opposite shore of Kansai International Airport. Its convenient location only about 20 minutes by shuttle bus from the airport and its beautiful scenery based on Charleston, an American port city, is liked by many. It makes people feel they are enjoying shopping in a resort-like atmosphere. Here you can find famous domestic and imported fashion brands like Banana Republic or Coach, but also they have an abundant variety of shops ranging from household goods, shoes, bags, accessories to restaurants.
After breakfast, take shuttle bus from hotel to airport.
2 Persons ：RM5499/pax
3 Persons ：RM4499/pax
4 Persons ：RM3999/pax
5 Persons ：RM3799/pax
6 Persons : RM3599/pax
7 Persons ：RM3499/pax
8 Persons ：RM3299/pax
9 Persons & above : RM3199/pax
**Fare based on per person basis**