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Magnificent temples and works of art are among the cultural treasures to be seen in Nara, a compact city that was the nation's capital before Kyoto came into the ascendancy in the 8th century.

Highlights include a mighty bronze Buddha housed in the Todai-ji Temple, the world's oldest wooden building, the construction of which almost bankrupted the nation. The temple survived several great fires that ravaged the city in the past, while warring samurai clans were another threat that Nara had to overcome.

Today Nara is one of Japan's friendliest and greenest cities, with sika deer wandering freely around Nara Park. Believed to be messengers of the gods, the deer have become a popular symbol of the city.


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Sensoji, Tokyo, Japan

Essential Japan

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,425 pp incl. flights


Flight offer – Save up to £265 pp
Book by: 28 November 2019

Get a taste of all that this spectacular multi-faceted country has to offer, with private tours of Tokyo, traditional ryokan stays, trips on Japan's 200mph bullet train and visits to world famous temples.

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Mt Fuji, Japan

Best of Japan

15-day tailor-made journey from £4,980 pp incl. flights

Experience the best Japan has to offer on this 16-day tour, meandering through the modern hi-tech, natural beauty, and the ancient and traditional. Start your tour off in one of the most modern, efficient and largest cities in the world - Tokyo.

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Java, Indonesia vintage travel poster

Vintage travel posters that have stood the test of time

We take a look at the spectacularly bold travel advertisements of the 1930s and their promise of golden temples in India, lakeside retreats in Italy and deers grazing outside of Japanese temples. You'll be surprised at how much holds true to this day.

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