Nara (http://narashikanko.jp/en/index.html) was the very first capital of the country before Kyoto from 7th century. It takes about 40 minutes to get down there from Kyoto by train. It isn't as dynamic and exciting as Kyoto in terms of travel activity. But maybe more historic and less commercial than the new capital. It is definitely worth checking out.
Do you know where to explore to get the real fun in Japan? Japan has many wonderful destinations you should visit, tasty foods you should try, and pleasant people you should meet, but tours & guide books usually don’t show you them. I and my wife provide you the real fun stuff of this country. We hope our local perspective can further stimulate your interest in traveling here. You can also gain the useful information and practical tips to make your trip in Japan more enjoyable.
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