Discover Kansai 8-Days

Takoyaki, Octopus dumplings Takoyaki, Octopus dumplings
Tokyo Tower and high rise buildings Tokyo Tower and high rise buildings
geisha geisha
Nijo Castle Karamon Nijo Castle Karamon
Fake food samples Fake food samples
Dotombori, Osaka Dotombori, Osaka
Takoyaki, Octopus dumplings Takoyaki, Octopus dumplings



Kansai (West Japan) used to be the political and cultural centre of Japan for many centuries. Discover the back streets of Kyoto with an English-speaking guide by bicycle and walk around the local kitchen street of Osaka.

JTB New Zealand Ltd

Phone: 0800-525-725
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Every Saturday
Tour Inclusions
7 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
Arrival shared shuttle bus with meet staff at the airport
7 days ordinary class Japan Rail Pass
Real Kyoto Back Street Guided Cycling Tour
Osaka Minami Walking Tour: Local Kitchen Markets with English-Speaking interpreter
Prices from (Per person, Land Only)
TWIN: NZ$2,400
SINGLE: NZ$2,900
TOKYO – Shinagawa Prince Hotel or similar
KYOTO – New Miyako Hotel or similar
OSAKA – Best Western Hotel Fino Osaka Shinsaibashi or similar
* Hotels are subject to change of the same category.


Day 1

Upon arrival at Narita Airport, clear customs and immigration before boarding the airport shuttle bus to your accommodation in Tokyo for overnight stay.

Day 2B

After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and leave your luggage at the reception. Activate your JR pass at a JR train station and book a train to Kyoto. Free time until departure. Make your own way to Kyoto by evening. Stay in Kyoto for 2 nights.
002 - Tokyo Tower and high rise buildings

Day 3B

After breakfast, prepare for the Real Kyoto Back Street Guided Cycling Tour. Depart New Miyako Hotel in Kyoto and cycle around Miyagawacho Geisha District, stone-paved Ishibei-koji Street, Gion, and Yasaka Shrine. You will then cycle along the Shirakawa River lined by many cherry blossom and willow trees. After passing the Heian Jingu Shrine, you will finish the tour near the Kyoto Station Cycle Terminal by 13:00. Free time after the tour. Make your own way to your accommodation.
003 - Geisha

Day 4B

Free time in the morning. Optional: Morning Kyoto Tour (Visit Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kitano Tenmangu) Additional $88 per person. Travel to Osaka using JR pass by yourself. Stay in Osaka for 3 nights.
004 - Nijo Castle Karamon, Kyoto

Day 5B

After breakfast, free time until the afternoon. You will make your own way to the Kansai Tourist Information Centre (13:50). The tour starts at 14:00 for Doguyasuji Shopping Street where professional chefs come to buy all of their cooking equipment. Then, you will visit the Food Replica Shop where you could see and buy fake food samples. You will then visit a shop where you could find traditional Japanese-made knives. You will find all kinds of Japanese cooking knives there. Your tour will end after visiting Kuromon Ichiba market for 40 minutes. Located in the centre of Osaka’s Minami area, this market features around 180 shops, over half of which sell fresh cooking ingredients. The tour ends at 16:00. Make your own way back to your hotel.
005 - Fake food samples

Day 6B

Full day free time in Osaka.
 006 - Dotombori, Osaka

Day 7B

After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and leave your luggage at the reception. Free time until your travel back to Tokyo using JR pass.
007 - Takoyaki, Octopus dumplings

Day 8B

Free time until your departure. Travel to Narita Airport using JR pass.

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner


* Minimum 2 people to operate this tour.
* Participants on this tour must be between the ages of 12 and 70 and be 155 cm in height or taller to join the cycling tour.
* All prices are subject to availability.
* Special airfares in conjunction with this tour are available; please contact JTB for details.
Please read the general booking conditions carefully as they incorporate the basis upon which bookings are accepted by JTB New Zealand Ltd. (“JTB”)


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