Partially guided day
Japanese breakfast at the Minshuku
Luggage transfer service from the Minshuku to your hotel in Kyoto or Osaka for the 4th night (1 luggage per person) will be arranged.
After check-out the Minshuku, a transfer service to Kashiharajingu-mae station will be provided
10:00 Meet an English-speaking local guide at the station and explore the region of Kashihara by bike
To visit: Shrine Kashihara Jingu (the first sanctuary built by the State to honor Emperor Jimmu) and stroll to Imai-cho (preserved area with traditional buildings of the Edo period)
Option: Visit of a Sake brewery (admission 500 jpy per person)
13:00 end of the bike tour with a guide
13:00-14:00 have a lunch on your own around the Kashiharajingu-mae station
14:00 Transfer to Mt Shigi by train and bus on your own
Train fare info 350 yen between Kashiharajingu-mae station and Shin-Oji station with one change (Kintetsu line / 40 min.)
e.g. 14:09 Kashiharajingu-mae > 14:21 Tawaramoto by train(Kintetsu Kashihara Line)
4 min. walk to Nishi-tawaramoto station
14:27 Nishi-tawaramoto > 14:49 Shin-Oji by train (Kintetsu Tawaramoto Line)
15:18 / 16:20 Departure by bus No 32/42 or 43 from the north exit of JR Oji station (5 min. walk from Shin-Oji station) to Shigi Ohashi stop (approx. 20 min. / 360 yen)
*As the number of buses is limited, please check the timetable in advance. Tourist Information is located a 3 min. walk from Kashiharajingu-mae station (East exit).
Approx. 10 min. walk by passing the Torii (gate) from the Shigi Ohashi bus stop to Gyokuzoin temple
Explore of Mt. Shigi until dinner
18:30 Dinner (Shojin ryori)
After dinner, you can enjoy a night stroll within the temple.