Cultural Tours

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Tōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan

Pre-Conference Tour of Nara (12000 JPY)

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Set in the rolling hills and verdant ancient forest of Nara Prefecture in south-central Honshu, Nara was Japan’s first capital city and is a key part of the country's cultural legacy. Join IAFOR on a tour of the city, which is home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a wealth of temples and artwork dating back as far as the eighth century. Highlights include becoming acquainted with the friendly local deer, visiting the temple of Todai-ji, which houses an impressive 15-metre bronze Buddha, the largest seated bronze Buddha statue in Japan, and stopping off at the Kasuga Grand Shrine with its hundreds of beautiful bronze lanterns. The tour is led by an experienced guide and includes a buffet lunch, as well as the 90-minute bus ride from Kobe. Guests must be aged 14 or over.


Post-Conference Tour of Kyoto (12000 JPY)

Monday, April 03, 2017

Kyoto, former Imperial capital of Japan, is the country’s cultural and historical centre, home to hundreds of temples and 17 World Heritage sites. The city is a fascinating mix of natural beauty, traditional buildings and modern-day Japan. Join us as we spend the day touring Kyoto, learning more about this area’s vast history and deep cultural heritage. Guests must be aged 14 or over.

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