Cultural Tours

Tickets for cultural tours may be added to your chosen package during the registration process. Please visit the Registration page for more details.


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)

Wednesday, October 18, 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 Todaiji, 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.

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Post-Conference Tour of Kyoto (12000 JPY)

Monday, October 23, 2017

Kyoto served as Japan's capital and the emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, it is now the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture located in the Kansai region, as well as a major part of the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe metropolitan area. Kyoto is also known as the thousand-year capital. 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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