One of the world's most culturally rich cities, Kyoto and Nara
Kyoto is located western part of japan and almost 450 km from Tokyo and 2,5 hours from Tokyo. Tokyo is moden city as new york or other big city, but Kyoto is completely different, compare with Tokyo. many temples and shrines. still remain old atmospher and old houses. Because Kyoto and Nara were our capital in Japan before 16 centry. you can feel our real culture, samurai spirit at Kyoto and Nara. of course there are many moden hotels in Kyoto, but you also have a chance to stay in Ryokan or Temple ( shukubou ) in Kyoto to enjoy our Tatami room.