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View some of the world’s most beautiful architecture on this journey to the magnificent shrines of Nara and Kyoto. Visit the ancient capital city of Nara, known for its gorgeous architecture. The Todaiji temple and the Kasuga Taisha Shrine are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your first destination is the temple of Todaiji, an iconic symbol of Nara. Admire the great Buddha statue within the temple. Then, continue to Kasuga Taisha Shrine. Pass through the Torii gate and marvel at the unique architecture of the building’s roof and its vermillion and green halls. Afterward, sit down to a delicious lunch. Finally, have your camera ready for spectacular photographs of the Golden Pavilion, another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kyoto.
Enter the temple of Todaiji, and admire the great Buddha statue inside.
Pass through the Torii gate of Kasuga Taisha Shrine, and view the beautiful vermillion and green halls.
Visit the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto.
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KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Coach cannot accommodate electric scooters. Only folding wheelchairs are permitted.
Coach does not have a lift. Guests must negotiate a few steps to enter and exit.
Guests must be able to walk approximately 2.5 miles over cobblestone and uneven terrain and negotiate many steps.
Guests may encounter traffic and delays because this tour takes place during peak travel season in Japan.
This tour does not include a visit to Treasure Hall at Kasuga Shrine.
Japanese Yen is required for additional purchases.
Tour sequence may vary.
Some buildings at Todaiji and Kasuga Shrine will be under restoration work and will be covered.
Location Kobe, Japan
Tour Code KB19
#A meal is served on this excursion.
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
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Tours purchased prior to the cruise departure date will be charged to your credit card in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Tours purchased onboard will be charged in U.S. dollars to your KeyCard account. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program.
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