This course allows plenty of time to experience the charms of Matsuyama, a beautiful provincial castle and spa town.
Nearby towns producing ceramics, and with streets of old buildings are also impressive. Hiroshima is just across the Seto Inland Sea with easy access to Kyōto, making this a Japanese journey packed with charm.
4 nights, 5 days from Kansai International Airport
Kansai International Airport
About 55 minutes by Nankai Dentetsu
01. Namba (Dōtonbori and Shinsaibashi)
The main shopping area of Ōsaka. Located on either side of the Dōtonbori canal, it’s lined with giant signboards, and there’s a veritable town of eating places. Tsūtenkaku and the Glico advertisement are popular spots. There are many places to shop, such as the American Village in Shinsaibashi.
About 1 hour by Midōsuji Line + Tōkaidō and San’yō Shinkansen
JR Kyōto Station
About 8 minutes by JR Nara Line + on foot
02. Fushimi Inari Shrine
The tunnels of red torii called Senbon Torii are a magnificent sight, and they’re very popular with foreign visitors. The god of the shrine oversees bumper harvests, business prosperity, safety in the home and so on.
About 20 minutes’ walk and by Keihan Honsen Line
Kyōto’s main geisha quarter, the streets are lined with teahouses, exclusive restaurants, and bars. The area is a nationally designated Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings, where you can experience the charm and aesthetic sense of Japan.