Transfer to the Fushimi area of Kyoto with your English Speaking guide. Fushimi is not only famous for its Japanese Sake production but also being the headquarters of all the Inari shrines in Japan. First, visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine and see some of the 10,000 red torii gates there all donated by
its devotees. Then, make your way to the world-famous Gekkaikan Sake distillery and see the methods and equipment used in making this most popular drink in Japan. Finish off the tour here with a sample tasting of 3 different flavors of sake. Next, make a quick direct transfer to the traditional city of Nara - the former capital of Japan before it moved to Kyoto in the 700s. Visit the massive wooden World Heritage Todaiji Temple which also contains the largest bronze Buddha statue in Japan. A short walk away is Kasuga Shrine. Lanterns are to Kasuga Shrine what red torii gate are to Fushimi Inari Shrine. That is to say, there are thousands of them donated to them by devotees of the shrine. On the way back, don't miss out on Nara Park. You'll be met by thousands of free roaming Japanese deer who will greet you with a bow in hopes that you'll give them a piece of their favorite food - shika sembei.
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