1. Kyoto: Private Day Trip to Amanohashidate and Ine
Experience another side to Kyoto and go out into its surrounding nature. Benefit from this private day trip to an area that is not easily assessable by public transportation. Meet your driver at your hotel or designated meeting place. Make your way to the first stop, Amanohashidate ropeway. Take the short ride up to the observation deck and enjoy the view that has captivated travelers for centuries. Appreciate the sight and find it easy to understand why it is deemed as one of the best scenic spots in all of Japan. Before riding the ropeway down, try your best at "Kawarake Nage", throwing a small earthenware disk through a ring to grant you good luck. After the descent, explore the small street and nearby temple, Chion-Ji, before having a pleasant walk across part of Amanohashidate. Next, visit the ancient Kono-Shrine on the northern side, which has a very special place in the history of the Shinto religion. Admire this example of ancient architectural characteristics. Enjoy lunch before driving onward to the tranquil fishing village of Ine. Famous for the "Funaya" boathouses, this village makes for a picturesque visit. Relax in the charming café and take a stroll along the waterfront. Continue to the final stop and highlight of the tour. Board a small boat for a cruise and experience Ine from the sea. Drive back to Kyoto and get dropped off at your hotel. If you wish, the driver can drop you off at the famous Kinosaki Onsen. Please tell your driver which option fits your schedule.