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
[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..
[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 ..
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..
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..
[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..
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