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A cradle of traditional Japanese history and culture, Nara breathes the spirit of Yamato - the Japanese nation. Formerly known as ‘Heijyokyo’, Nara was the first capital of Japan, from 710 -794 AD. This rich history is evident in the Heijyokyo Palace, which was built in the architectural style of...more...
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Nara has four distinctive seasons—all of which are suitable for travelling. Spring and autumn, however, are the prime seasons. People often choose to appreciate the plum blossoms from late February to early March, as well as the cherry blossoms from mid- or late March to mid-April. The magnificen...more...
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Nara makes an ideal destination for a day trip, as it is only half an hour to an hour away from Osaka or Kyoto. In fact, it could be one stop in your tour to or from Kansai.Day  1Upon arriving at Nara, rent a yukata or kimono and begin your leisurely stroll to Nara Park. Don’t forget to visit Kof...more...