Recommended Model Sightseeing Courses

Driving Spots Tour

Course4 Driving Spots Tour

Recommended for those traveling with small children or the elderly!
We introduce three driving courses to follow with a rental car.

Drive courseKansai International Airport / Nara Park

Kansai International Airport
Kansai International Airport

With the Kansai Observation Hall Sky View viewpoint where you can watch planes zip overhead and a full set of play equipment, this is a facility that both kids and adults can enjoy.

Information
Address
Senshukukokita 1, Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture
Website
https://www.kansai-airport.or.jp/en/

Car70 minutes by car

Nara Park

The park has a total area of 660 hectares and is filled with a beautiful lawn and covered with pine trees over 1,000 years old. It is also home to 1,100 deer. Within the park are the World Heritage Sites Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha.

Information
Address
Noborioji-cho 30, Nara City, Nara Prefecture
Website
http://nara-park.com/en/

Car90 minutes by car

Yumotokan

Arrive at Yumotokan.
Welcome back!
Please relax and make yourself at home.

Drive course Shirahige-jinja Shrine / Makino Plateau Metasequoia Namiki

Yumotokan

Car30 minutes by car

Shirahige-jinja Shrine
Shirahige-jinja Shrine

A shrine famous for its vermilion lacquered great torii gate that stands in Lake Biwa. It is a historic shrine, said to have been built over 2,000 years ago, before the start of the Common Era (C.E.).

Information
Address
Ukawa 215, Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture
Website
http://shirahigejinja.com/

Car30 minutes by car

Makino Plateau Metasequoia Namiki

A tree-lined road about 2.4 kilometers long with about 500 metasequoia (dawn redwood) trees. With buds and new green in the spring, dark green leaves in the summer, autumn foliage in the fall, and bare branches and snow in the winter, the beautiful view changes with the seasons and charms everyone who visits.

Information
Address
Makino, Makino-cho, Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture
Website
https://takashima-kanko.jp/spot/metasequoia.html

Drive course Biwako Valley / O'PAL

Yumotokan

Car30 minutes by car

Biwako Valley
Biwako Valley

A mountain resort at an elevation of 1,100 meters. It is a photogenic location where you can gaze at Lake Biwa and enjoy various activities. The place is also popular as a ski resort in the winter.

Information
Address
Kido 1547-1, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
Website
http://www.biwako-valley.com/en/

Car30 minutes by car

O'PAL

O'PAL is an outdoor activity facility that offers various water sports experiences. It also has a pool, jacuzzis, and other facilities.

Information
Address
Ogoto 5-265-1, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture
Website
https://www.o-pal.com/inbound/