When your Westerdam cruise ship docks at Kobe port, you will be escorted by the local guide to the city of Nara and Osaka, start your excursions here. Mesmerized by the stunning view of Osaka Castle, stroll around and feed the friendly deer in Nara Deer Park, they must leave lots of nice memories.

Tour Code:
Duration: 9 hours
Start/End: Kobe or Osaka port/Kobe or Osaka port
Highlights: Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara Deer Park, Osaka Castle
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Kobe shore excursions

  • Full Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion

Upon arrival at the port, meet the local guide and driver who will transfer to Nara city. Head to the south of Nara, we visit Koriyama Castle Ruins to explore the hidden secrets of the city.

Kasuga Taisha Shrine

Then, relish in a scenic drive to Kasuga Taisha Shrine. It is the most celebrated shrine in Nara and it was built in the same time with the capital. The shrine attracts tourists with the lanterns and splendid views.

todaiji Temple Kobe Shore Excursions
Next, join in a walk to Todaiji Temple where has the Great Buddha – Daibutsuden, it can be considered as the largest bronze statues of Buddha in Japan. After that, stroll around Nara Park, meet the friendly “friends” here, they are adorable deer, you can feed them, take some photos before a transfer to Osaka. The last highlight of today is Osaka castle, a must-see place for tourist when coming Japan.
Your shore excursion ends with a transfer back to the port for the next departure.

Osaka Castle Kobe Shore Excursions

What’s included?

  • English-Speaking-Guide (licensed)
  • Chartered car/coach including high-way and parking fee
  • Entrance fee: Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Todaiji Temple, Osaka Castle

What’s included?

  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tips for Guide and Driver