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From Kyoto to Nara in Luxury: Riding the Kintetsu Express "Aoniyoshi"

Feb 25 (Experience JAPAN) - Join me on a journey through Japan's beautiful countryside on the luxurious Kintetsu Express "Aoniyoshi". This ultra-luxurious train takes you from Kyoto to Nara in style, offering stunning views and top-notch amenities.

During this trip, we'll explore the rich culture and history of Nara, the ancient capital of Japan, and its famous landmarks such as Todaiji Temple and the Great Buddha statue. Along the way, we'll enjoy the train's plush seats, impeccable service, and delicious dining options.

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