Nara, Bali

Nara, Japan

Japan's first permanent capital was established in the year 710 at Heijo, the city now known as Nara.
As the influence and political ambitions of the city's powerful Buddhist monasteries grew to become a serious threat to the government, the capital was moved to Nagaoka in 784.

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.

How to travel between Nara and Kyoto
By Japan Railways (JR)
Miyakoji rapid trains operate every 30 minutes between Kyoto Station and JR Nara Station. The one way trip takes 45 minutes. The Japan Rail Pass is valid on these trains.

By Kintetsu Railways
Twice hourly departing limited express trains take about 35 minutes from Kyoto Station to Kintetsu Nara Station.

By hourly departing direct express trains (kyuko), the one way journey takes about 45 minutes. There are more frequent connections by express trains, if you do not mind transferring once at Yamato-Saidaiji Station.

The Japan Rail Pass is not valid on Kintetsu trains.

 

 

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Intriguing Spirit of Japan 14 days

Intriguing Spirit of Japan 14 days

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Guide

Independent Tours

  • Transfer from Narita Airport to hotel
  • 13 Nights Accommodation
  • 11 x Breakfasts, 3 x Lunches, 2 x Dinners
  • 7-Day Japan Rail Pass
  • Luggage Transfer Service on Day 5 and 12
  • English Speaking Guide on Day 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
  • Train tickets from Kyoto to Mt. Koya

Seasonal Escapes 11 days

Seasonal Escapes 11 days

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Guide

Independent Tours

Hotel: One way    Tokyo(3 Nights), Hakone (1 Night), Kyoto (3 Nights), Mt.Koya (1 Night), Osaka (2 Nights)
           Return Trip Tokyo(4 Nights), Hakone (1 Night), Kyoto (3 Nights), Mt.Koya (1 Night), Osaka (1 Nights)
Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.
Guide: English speaking guide service is included on Day 2, 3, 4, 6.

Japan Food Lovers 9 Days

Japan Food Lovers 9 Days

Japan is nothing less than a treasure trove of exotic cuisine,great food and sweet delights.

2018 Essence of Cherry Blossom 9 Days

2018 Essence of Cherry Blossom 9 Days

Escorted tour from Tokyo

Discover the beautiful essence of the national flower of Japan, the Sakura Flower (Cherry Blossom) while attending Hanami (Flower...

Nara Day Tours View More

Nara Morning Walking  Tour

See the great sights Nara has to offer! Travel from Kyoto to Nara by Kintetsu Express Train, where you can... View More

Nara & Kyoto 1 Day Walking Tour

See the main sights of both Nara and Kyoto, all in one day! Visit Todaiji, one of the world's largest wooden... View More

Uji & Nara 1-Day Tour

Visit the picturesque area around Uji Bridge and World Heritage Site Byodo-in Temple. Experience an authentic... View More


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