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In 710, Nara became the first real capital of Japan (known as the state of Yamato at the time). The town was then called Heijô-kyô. It quickly became one of the most beautiful cities in Asia. The capital was built in the Chinese style on a grid-pattern of approximately 4.8 km (about 3 miles) by 4.3 km (about 2.6 miles). By the end of the 17th century, the town had 35,000 inhabitants. Many of its monuments became UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1998.

Tours passing by Nara

VI decouverte japon en liberte Discover Japan at your leisure - 9 Jours | 7 Nuits
Discover the Land of the Rising Sun at your leisure, without pressure! This lovely open itinerary will allow you to visit the must-see areas of Japan. From Tokyo, the dynamic capital and heart of Japan that never stops beating, to Kyoto, the cultural capital that houses many treasures, you will explore the contrasts of Japan between modernity and tradition! You will also pass through Hakone, the gateway to the majestic Mount Fuji, the symbol of the country.

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VI essentiel japon en liberte Discover the main sites of Japan at your own pace - 15 Jours | 13 Nuits
In Japan, every moment is a surprise and an incredible discovery ! Among the pure, silver lines of Tokyo’s buildings, a secret garden can sometimes be found around a delicate teahouse. A fascinating country that cultivates the paradoxes for which it is famous, Japan is a strange land that constantly shifts from one extreme to the other. On this very comprehensive tour, discover the most beautiful places of interest of the Land of the Rising Sun, from the baroque, colourful temples of Nikko to the timeless floating torii of Miyajima.

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VI jardins japonais Japanese gardens - 16 Jours | 14 Nuits
Oases of calm in a country where life flies by, Japanese gardens are an invitation to meditation, peace and admiration of entrancing landscapes. Respected, adored, contemplated, Japanese nature is ever-present but not always visible. This tour will take you into the heart of this secret plant world and encourages you to cross the threshold of temples and shrines so you may take the time to discover the hushed atmosphere of a refined, delicate Japan.

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VI patrimoine mondial unesco UNESCO World Heritage - 22 Jours | 20 Nuits
Japan has an extremely rich heritage, which reflects its age-old, unique culture. Discover the most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan. From the stunning temples of Kyoto and Nikko to the memorials of Hiroshima or the small traditional houses in Shirakawa-Go, let the poetic nature and beauty of these places that bear witness to a glorious past wash over you.

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VI temples et sanctuaires Temples and shrines - 22 Jours | 20 Nuits
From times immemorial, temples and shrines have been an integral part of the lives of Japanese people. Often shrouded in nature to be closer to the kami, the Gods, the temples and shrines can be built in different shapes and colours. With this rich itinerary, discover these cultural, sometimes age-old, places of interest that promote a mystical, magical image

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VI l archipel aux tresors Treasures of the archipelago - 12 Jours | 10 Nuits
Discover the land of your children’s dreams with your family! With an age-old culture and proud rich cultural heritage that has been successfully preserved, Japan is also the country of the craziest and most futuristic inventions! On this tour, go back in time to the age of samurai and feudal castles one day and leap into the future where the sci-fi world of manga becomes reality the next! A wonderful trip to discover the unsuspected treasures of an atypical country!

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VI dessine moi le japon Through the eyes of a child - 14 Jours | 12 Nuits
Where best to go with children than the country that gave birth to our childhood heroes: from Dragon Ball Z to Pikachu and the charming Hello Kitty? Discover the different facets of Japan ! Discovery, fun and learning abound on this trip, which is filled with fascinating activities, guaranteed to create unforgettable memories !

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VI onsens sites sacres kii Onsen in the sacred sites of Kii - 15 Jours | 13 Nuits
Enter into a world of shadows and dark forests and follow the historical pilgrimage trails of the Kii Mountains, which connect Mount Koya to the three shrines of Kumano Sanzan. These sacred, mysterious sites, which are now part of the UNESCO World Heritage, are now yours to discover, as are the onsen. A magical, sulphurous trip.

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VI sur la route de tokkaido On the Tokaido road - 10 Jours | 8 Nuits
On this great tour, you will follow in the footsteps of the travellers who used to walk along the mythical Tokaido road, which connected the city of Tokyo to the capital, Kyoto. This itinerary will take you into the heart of Japanese culture to the iconic places along this trail. From Tokyo to Osaka, the ultra modern cities, via Hakone, which offers an incredible view of Mount Fuji, and Kyoto, which will amaze you with its charming alleys where you will find the most beautiful temples and shrines.

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VI HK tokyo Hong Kong - Tokyo - 11 Jours | 8 Nuits
A unique combination of two fascinating Asian cities: Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Discover the magic of these two cities during this 11-day open trip to China and Japan. Our advisors will steer you towards the best activities that these cities offer and will put together an amazing trip that will stay with you forever.

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VI Tokyo Kyoto comme on les aime Tokyo and Kyoto the way we like it - 8 Jours | 6 Nuits
Take a short trip to discover the opposing twins of Japan. Two capitals : one is economic and modern, lit up by the bright lights of its neon signs, the other is the cultural capital, with a hushed, refined atmosphere, boasting a large number of precious monuments. Stay in luxurious boutique hotels that perfectly illustrate the atmosphere of both cities.

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Activities in Nara

AI   Takayama Shirakawa go City guided tours : Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa...
During this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit many iconic places as well as the most beautiful monuments of the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa. You will thus be able to admire the different kinds of Japanese art: temples and shrines in Kyoto, modern buildings designed by renowned architects in Tokyo, historical houses in Takayama, Kanazawa’s wonderful landscape garden, Shirakawa-go’s Gassho-zukuri , the traditional old houses of Tsumago and Magome, as well as the impressive feudal castle of Matsumoto!

AI Tokyo Kyoto Kamakura Nara Guided tour of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara, Osaka and Mount Koya in English
On this tour, you will have the opportunity to visit many iconic places as well as the most beautiful monuments of the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, Kamakura, Nara and Osaka as well as Mount Koya. Discover the different forms of Japanese art: temples, shrines and secret gardens in Kyoto, modern buildings designed by the most renowned architects in Tokyo, the giant bronze Buddha in Kamakura, and age-old temples in Nara and on Mount Koya.

AI   Demi journee Nara Half-day guided tour of Nara
Walk around Nara Park, where thousands of deer wander around freely. With an English-speaking guide, you will visit Todaiji temple, which houses the largest Bronze Buddha in Japan. The other main site of the town is the great Kasuga shrine, which was built in 768. Its bright red buildings offer a striking contrast with the greenery surrounding it. Surrounded by light, the shrine shines brightly thanks to the 1,800 stone lanterns laid out around the enclosure and the thousands of metal lanterns hung on the corridors’ eaves.

AI   Kyoto et Nara One-day guided tour of Kyoto and Nara
In the morning, visit the most beautiful temples of Kyoto with an English-speaking guide: the Golden Pavilion or Kinkakuji. You will then walk around the Imperial Palace Park. In the afternoon, after lunch, you will leave for the small town of Nara, the first capital of Japan, which also houses many treasures. You will walk around Nara Park and discover the impressive Todai-ji temple and the bright-red Kasuga shrine, famous for its thousands of lanterns.

AI   Les Onsens Onsen
Make the most of your trip and discover the joys of Japanese “onsen”: a traditional bath, perfect to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing !

AI  Temple et sanctuaire Nara Temples and shrines in Nara
You will start the day by visiting Todai-ji temple, one of the oldest wooden structures in the world and home to the biggest sitting Buddha in Japan. Then, in Nara Park, discover the incredible Kasuga shrine, a beautiful bright red structure with thousands of lovely lanterns. Finally, you will take the time to stroll through Nara Park where the deer wander peacefully and freely. You can get close and feed them without danger since they are not wild and have become quite fond of the little biscuits that visitors feed them.

Hotels in Nara

HI Nara Hotel Nara
Nara Hotel - Nara
Offering an amazing view of the most famous sites and temples of Nara Park, the 4* Nara Hotel welcomes you to its friendly, warm setting. The rooms are all decorated in a classical, elegant fashion and equipped with television and A/C. The hotel houses a Japanese restaurant, the Mikasa, which serves high-quality seasonal cuisine.

HI Nara Hotel Nara
Nikko Nara - Nara
Located one minute’s walk from JR Nara station, the 4* Nikko Nara Hotel welcomes you to its elegant, refined setting. A ten-minute walk from the town’s most beautiful temples and the park, you will spend a pleasant night in a Western-style room decorated in a simple yet elegant manner. The 330 rooms are all equipped with television, A/C and Internet access. Relax in the indoor hot baths. For dinner, you have the choice of five restaurants serving Japanese and international cuisine .

* price per person "from", double base in standard room, if available at the booking time

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