Kyoto & Nara

Ancient Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan for over a thousand years. 

Surrounded by scenic hills to the north, west and east, which the founding Emperor Kammu described as a natural fortress, the city reigned from 794 to 1868 as the cultural and artistic centre of the nation - a position it still holds today thanks to being unscathed by war, allowing its many temples and shrines to flourish.

Before Kyoto, Nara was the first established capital of Japan in 710. Nara, located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka is now famous for its Deer Park with hundreds of wild deer roaming Naras streets. Deer are considered messengers of the Gods in Japan’s Shinto religion so are treated no different to people in Nara.

Due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples, especially Todaiji Temple which is the largest wooden structure in the world and home to a magnificent statue of Buddha.

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Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sake Tasting Tour
[Public transport tour]Wander around the streets of Fushimi, where sake breweries are waiting patiently for their customers, and visit Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum to taste some of their most famous pr..
from £ 73
Kyoto & Nara 1-Day Tour
[Minivan or sedan tour]This is a Tour full of variety and features a visit to a world heritage site as well as a number of popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Nara.The tour is a combination of the ..
from £ 103
Kyoto Kimono Experience & Gion Walking Tour
This is an incredible experience you will remember for years. Spice up your trip to Japan, with a stroll through Gion, wearing a kimono (or yukata in summer). Note:Kimono rental is available for peop..
from £ 120
Kyoto Maiko Dinner
Enjoy a 15-20-minute dance performance, executed by a Maiko girl (an apprentice Geisha). You will be served a delicious Kyoto Kaiseki style dinner. Before leaving, feel free to take photos with the Ma..
from £ 75
Kyoto Sagano Bamboo Grove & Arashiyama Walking Tour with Yakatabune Lunch Cruise
[Public transport & walking tour]This tour is using public transport so there’s no need for a seat reservation. The tour includes an approximately 3 km walk around Arashiyama. Take a walk through ..
from £ 120
Nara Afternoon Tour
Visit two World Heritage Sites in Nara, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine in this tour. You will be able to get closer to wild deer in Nara Park.   Price includes:☑ English-speaking g..
from £ 62
Kyoto Morning Tour
[Coach tour]Experience Kyoto's 1,200 year history as Japan's capital from 794 to 1868. Visit Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa era shoguns, and marvel at the gold-leaf covered Golden Pavilion..
from £ 57
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