Kyoto and Nara 2-Day or 3-Day Rail Tour by Bullet Train from Tokyo
This takes you by Shinkansen bullet train to Nara first to tour the temples, shrines and parks. Then on to Kyoto to the Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle..
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Nara is first permanent capital of Japan and is the heartland of sake brewing.
Friendly Deer roam freely Deer or Nara Park.
Kasuga Grand Shrine is a Unesco World Heritage site with 3000 stone lanterns along the walk to the shrine.
Todaiji Temple constructed in the 8th century as the head temple of all Buddhist temples of Japan.
Kinkaku-ji Temple or Golden Temple houses Buddha relics and is covered in gold leaf.
Nijo Castle built in 1679 and has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Kyoto Imperial Palace the former ruling place of the Emperor of Japan.