Ninja experience in Iga and Cycling of ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara
Enjoy Japan to the fullest with this tour. We spend 4 days in Kyoto and Nara, where 3 of world heritage sites are located. We'll cycle/walk to cover most of must-see places there. We"ll also enjoy biking around Ise-Shima area, where 2016 summit will take place and pay a visit to the Ise Grand Shuraine, the most sacred shrine in Japan. Another highlight of this tour is "Ninja" experience at Iga, which used to be one of Japan's two leading ninja schools. You'll wear ninja costume and learn how to throw "Shiriken", a traditional Japanese concealed weapon which ninja used during the feudal era.
Photo by (C) Iseshima Tourism and Convention Organization, (c)Tomo.Yun (http://www.yunphoto.net ), Photos courtesy of KYOTOdesign, 一般社団法人 伊賀上野観光協会, and 京都フリー写真素材
May 15th - 22nd, 2016 / Nov. 13th - 20th, 2016 (8 days / 7 nights)
JPY 325,000 (8% tax will be added to the tour price)
Visiting Kyoto, Nara, and Ise-shima, venue for 2016 G7 Summit
Ninja Experience at Iga (Upon arrival at the hotel, ninja costume will be handed to you!)
Visiting Ise Grand Shrine, the most sacred shrine in Japan
Enjoy Kyoto and Nara to the fullest with cycling and walking! There are so many places you must see as there are three of World Heritage sites in those area!
Cycle from Nara to Kyoto along the comfortable cycling road
Meet at Tokyo Station at 8:40 in the morning and set for Kashikojima, Ise-Shima area in Mie pref..
After a warm-up ride we have a riders meeting to explain traffic rules in Japan, schedule, and route of the tour.
Hotel in Ise-shima/ Dinner
Ago bay cycling
Ago Bay is the southern part of the Shima Peninsula and famous for cultured pearls. While cycling, you’ll find many cultured oyster rafts on the calm sea surface.
We cycle the impressive coastal lines along Ago bay.
There are more than 50 islands in the bay. One of those is Kashiko-jima island, a venue for 2016 G7 summit.
We bike about 50 km today.
Stay at a hotel / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Cycling to Ise Grand Shrine
We start cycling for Ise, where the Ise Grand Shrine is located. The Shrine is on top of all shrines in Japan and represents Japan’s mythical stories. It features the inner and outer shrines according to the Shinto traditions.
Close to the shrines, there are shops and restaurants. You can enjoy local food and shop unique souvenirs.
We’ll take the train for Iga-Ueno, the base for Ninja experience.
Upon arrival at the hotel, you can change your clothes to a ninja costume. Be ready to become a ninja tommrow!
Stay at a hotel/ Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Get ready to be a “ninja”. Please put ninja costume before taking a ninja train. Enjoy a ninja show and practice how to throw a “shuriken”
After having a thrilling experience, we’ll head for Nara, ancient capital of Japan.
Stay at a hotel/ Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Today, we cycle world heritage sites in Nara. In Nara, there are 2 world heritage sites, one is “Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area” and the other “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”. We”ll cover most of the sites. Nara is an ideal place cycling as traffic is less congested and quiet, when comparing Nara with Kyoto.
Stay at a hotel/ Meals: Breakfast
From Nara to Kyoto
After breakfast, we”ll head for Kyoto using a comfortable cycling road. It starts from the north part of Nara city and the road ends at Arashiyama, Kyoto.
In the afternoon, we cycle to the Philosopher’s walk and visit some of the temples and shrines mostly in the north part of Kyoto city.
Stay at a hotel, Meals: breakfast
It is a free day, today. You can bike or walk depending on where you would like to visit. It is nice strolling the beautiful ancient city.
Rental Road bicycle (or cyclo cross bicycle/cross bicycle, if you prefer)
Van Support on Route
Water and snacks during the ride
Daily Luggage Transport
Experienced Ride Leaders
Meals: 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners
Transportation: Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel will be noted in your itinerary.
Sightseeing and Excursions: Admission to temples and shrines, special events and culinary experiences will be noted in your itinerary.
Not Included in Tour Prices
Airfare, alcoholic beverages and other personnel expenses
A limited number of single-occupancy rooms are available for an additional charge on most tours. If you are a single traveler, please ask about room availability. A single-occupancy supplemental charge will be applied.
About Ryokan and Shukubo
To make your experience of Japan more authentic and memorable, we schedule some tour accommodations in traditional ryokan inns or Shukubo. Rather than single rooms, ryokan and shukubo accommodate two to five people per room, with traditional tatami mat flooring and futon bedding. Please note that at Planet Adventure, we arrange for our guests to be accommodated in rooms divided by gender.
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