Kyoto and Nara: Ancient Capital

Japan’s old capital for many centuries, Kyoto retains to this day the nation’s greatest and most glorious concentration of cultural treasures featuring grand palaces, shrines and exquisite gardens. The fact that Kyoto was mercifully exempt from bombings during the Second World War has bequeathed the city a wealth of its cultural heritage – shrines, temples and traditional arts and crafts.

Day 1

Kyoto

Lunch at a restaurant specializing in ‘tofu’

Visit the historic Sanjyusangendo Hall

Accommodation: Tawaraya

Day 2

Kyoto

Visit the serene Ryoanji rock garden

Visit the landmark Kinkakuji temple

Lunch at a restaurant specializing in ‘yuba’

Enjoy the grandeur of the Imperial Palace

Visit Nijo Castle

Accommodation: Tawaraya

Day 3

Excursion to Nara

Transfer to Nara

Visit the five-story-pagoda Kofukuji Temple

Visit the gigantic Todaiji Temple

Lunch at Restaurant Noh

Visit the magnificent Kasuga Shrine

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto Guest Room

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto Guest Room

Day 4

Kyoto

Experience calligraphy and the tea ceremony

Lunch at a cozy Italian restaurant

Stroll around the Nishikikoji District

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto Guest Room

Accommodation: Hyatt Regency Kyoto Guest Room

Day 5

Last Day

Transfer to Kyoto Station

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