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"Nara was the first capital of Japan and for this reason it is considered the cradle of Japanese culture, art and literature. Here there are important temples and a huge park in which thousands of deer roam undisturbed. 👣How to get there: Take the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen train to Kyoto from Tokyo's Shinagawa Station. Once you arrive at Kyoto Central Station take the Kintetsu Limited Express to Nara. 📍Distance: 513 km 🎟️Ticket cost: the prices of the visit depend on the attractions you decide to visit once you arrive in Nara. "
"Nara, Japan’s historic capital, boasts Nara Park where deer roam freely. These revered creatures add a unique charm to the city’s cultural landscape. Todai-ji Temple houses the Great Buddha, an awe-inspiring bronze statue, while Kasuga Taisha Shrine’s vibrant vermilion structures and stone lanterns showcase Shinto traditions. Nara-machi’s preserved streets offer a glimpse of traditional Japan through antique shops and well-preserved houses, completing the city’s immersive blend of history and charm."
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