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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.

Kyoto originally called Heiankyo Capital of Peace doesn't live only in the past. The seventh largest city in Japan with a population of 1.4 million, also has kept pace with the modern world. The comprehensive Kyoto International Conference Hall located in the north-eastern part of the city is a marvel of state-of-the-art technology. Combined with the remarkable array of other superb attractions, it has made Kyoto a world-class convention destination. Some of the most prestigious universities in the country are also situated here, forming a major educational enclave.

Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara. 

Nara is located less than one hour from Kyoto and Osaka. Due to its past as the first permanent capital, it remains full of historic treasures, including some of Japan's oldest and largest temples.

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2018 Spring JAPAN MSC Cruise 14 days
Dates: 25Apr 2018 Spring JAPAN MSC Cruise 14 days £4,000/pp(Two sharing a room) inclusive International flights > Guaranteed Single Supplement: £2,250/pp [Assisted] 14 days: Livin..
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2018 Spring Vibrant Japan 9 days
Dates:7th April 2018 Spring Vibrant Japan 9 days* Minimum of 4 people / Maximum of 20 people Price:£3,900/pp (two sharing a room) inclusive International flightsSingle Supplement: £350/pp ..
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Family Holidays to Japan [Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka]
[Self-Guided] 9 daysThere are so much to do for your children in Japan like visiting Tokyo Disney world, Kimono wearing, art and craft etc. This tour offers a 2-Day Passport to enjoy both Tokyo Disney..
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Hidden Japan Tour [Tokyo, Nikko, Hakone, Kyoto, Mt. Koya, Osaka]
[Assisted] 10 days This is a truly special tour, not just because it includes plenty of assisted day tours of must see locations. On offer is the opportunity to experience an element of Japanese life ..
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Japan 3 Wishes Tour [Okinawa, Tokyo, Kyoto]
[Self-Guided] 10 days South of mainland Japan are the tropical islands of Okinawa. Famous for their white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and all-year-round flowers in bloom, Okinawa has long been..
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Japan Favourites Tour [Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto]
[Assisted] 8 daysTokyo, Hakone, Kyoto~ This Japan's Favourites Tour package offers you the chance to see three unique faces of Japan in one trip! It is truly a rich and unforgettable experience, parti..
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Japanese Winter Wonderland Tour [Hakuba, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kyoto]
[Self-Guided] 11 daysHakuba is one of the finest ski resorts in Japan offering skiers and snowboarders excellent quality of power snow. The tour provides top accommodation where you can relax and reju..
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Samurai, Geisha and Castles Tour [Tokyo, Nikko, Nagoya, Kanazawa, Kyoto]
[Self-Guided] 11 days See Japan as it was two centuries ago...samurai districts, geisha tea houses and beautiful castles surrounded by moats.Included in this tour:☑ Economy class non-direct flights fr..
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Traditional Japan Tour [Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Shirikawa-go, Kyoto]
[Assisted] 9 days Combine the most vibrant city of Tokyo, with world-famous sites such as the breathtaking scenery of Mt.Fuji and Hakone, the most traditional villages Takayama, Shirikawa-go and of co..
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2018 Cherry Blossom Dreams 12 days
Dates:23rd March 2018 Cherry Blossom Group Tour 12days->Guaranteed03rd April 2018 Cherry Blossom Group Tour 12days->GuaranteedPrice:£4,500/pp (two sharing a room)inclusive International flights ..
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2018 Classic Japan 10 days
Dates:18th May 2018 Classic Japan 10 days* Minimum of 6 people / Maximum of 20 people Price:£3,999/pp(Two sharing a room) inclusive International flightsSingle Supplement: £500/pp[Assis..
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2018 Spring Highlight Japan 10 days
Dates:30th March 2018 Spring Highlight Japan 10 days* Minimum of 4 people / Maximum of 20 people£3,250/pp inclusive International flightsSingle Supplement: £550/pp[Assisted] 10 days:Take a l..
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Cities of Asia Tour [Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kyoto]
[Self-Guided] 9 days ViaJapan Holidays lives up to it's name with this great opportunity to visit Japan's two most popular cities, as well as the gateway to Asia that is Hong Kong. As English is wi..
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Kyoto Morning Tour [Kyoto]
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, which hous..
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Tea Ceremony Experience in Tokyo [Tokyo]
Experience a truly authentic Japanese culture; the tea ceremony. The tea ceremony is a choreographic ritual of serving green tea, also known as matcha.Learn all about the tea ceremony from an English-..
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