Discover Sakurai

Sakurai can be considered the cradle of Japanese Civilization, as it is home to some of Japans oldest and best preserved historical shrines. Go up to the Omiwanomori Viewing platform for some lovely sights over the city. 

Things to see and do

FAQs

Getting around in Sakurai

The easiest way to get around in Sakurai is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation.

If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby, in the FAQ menu below. 

How long to stay in Sakurai

We recommend staying here for about one day. 
 

Hotels in Sakurai

Flights to Sakurai

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Day trips from Sakurai

For centuries the seat of the imperial court, Kyoto is the cultural capital, which means there are no lack of things you can do. With dozens of sights and monuments to ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 53.59

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Lake Biwa has something for everyone: swimming, kayaking, sailing, wind surfing or enjoying a boat cruise on the lake.  Visit the local shrines, temples and museums or go for a ...

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Distance, km: 60.45

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Kobe is a city deeply rooted in history and tradition, which can be easily explored during your stay here for there is an abundance of cultural locations that one has ...

Travel time:

Distance, km: 63.41

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Ohara is just a little bit outside of Kyoto center, but offers several  impressive temples in a much more natural and serene setting.

Travel time:

Distance, km: 65.86

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Kurama is famous for its temples, hot springs and abundance of nature. Some of the most impressive historical temples in all of Japan can be seen here. 

Travel time:

Distance, km: 65.93

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