5 02, 2015
  • The torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima

Hiroshima & Miyajima 1-day tour

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Travel by Bullet train from Kyoto or Osaka to Hiroshima, to visit firstly the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, a World Heritage Site. Established in the 6th century, it is famous for its beautiful Shinden-zukuri style structure (architecture representative of a nobles' residence in the Heian period). The vermilion-painted shrine is constructed on pillars over the [...]

5 02, 2015
  • Buddha statue, Todaiji Temple, Nara

Nara Afternoon tour

By |2018-07-18T09:02:27+00:00February 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Nara Afternoon tour

Take an afternoon excursion from Kyoto to visit historic Nara, which was Japan's capital 710 - 784 AD (known as the Nara period). Many imposing buildings originally erected in that era are preserved. Todaiji Temple, one the world's largest wooden structures, houses the great Buddha statue in bronze, nearly 15 metres high. Then on to [...]

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