Nara
Nara Prefecture
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TOP 1
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"City Park"
avatarE35***77"park is free entrance! and it is massive! I am into jr Nara which I had read was not near to the park however when you get off the train there are signs to the bus stop outside. the bus is a loop system with fixed price. there are 1300 deer in the park- photo opportunities everywhere. well worth a visit and easy by public transport."
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4.6/5
1,054 Reviews
"Temple"
"UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site"
avatartraveling beaver"Very impressive historical temple. Lots of figures and architectural models to see inside. Also a good place to get some souvenirs."
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"Other Places of Worship"
"UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site"
avatarGLS***90"Lovely place. Main building under construction tho..."
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4.6/5
272 Reviews
"Temple"
avatarGLS***66"Not to be confused with Todai-ji, this temple looks fairly similar although it is located on the outskirts of the city. This area was once considered central to Nara and played a significant role in the city's history. Many buildings possess National Treasures and are photogenic. There are far less people here than other temples in Nara which is also a plus."

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The cheapest way to travel between Tokyo to Osaka is by bus, especially night bus. Total journey could spend 8-10 or so hours. Tips: Might be worth the extra 500 yen to have onboard toilet and comfortable chairs and night bus save you one night hotel fee. Fastest way to travel between Tokyo to Osaka is Shinkansen, faster than air! Total time cost: 150 min. No safe checking, not so long on the trams to airports. Leaving at the same time, those taking the Shinkansen will reach the destination earlier than those flying.
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The ancient city of Nara, which was Japan’s capital from 710 A.D to 794 A.D, is one of the major tourist destinations in Japan. Known for its tame deer, which roams freely in the city, there are a lot of things to Do in Nara.
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Nara is the capital of Nara Prefecture, which lies in the Kansai section of Japan. The Nara Prefecture is known to have the most number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as compared to any other prefecture. This gives tourists no shortage of things to do in Nara. The city houses eight temple, ruins, and shrines which along with Kasugayama Primeval Forest, form the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara’. The ‘flat land theory’ is the most widely accepted explanation of the name Nara to mean ‘gentle gradient slope’ or gently sloping. With several shrines, museums, and gorgeous gardens, Nara is next only to Kyoto in the richest accumulation of traditional Japanese sites.
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About Nara

Nara is an ancient city, even older than Kyoto. After the Japanese royal family moved to Kyoto, it gradually became a quiet little town. The ancient town within the city has perfectly preserved characteristics of the Edo period, while Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple and Toshodaiji Temple still exude a strong traditional feel. World Heritage Site Kasuga-taisha, or Grand Shrine, is a great place to experience the lantern and “monkey” festivals in the Spring. Elegant sika deer roam freely through Nara Park, making it a perfect place to get closer to the native majestic wildlife. A hike up Wakayama Mountain offers a spectacular panoramic view of this ancient city. Nara may not draw the same crowds as other cities, but its unique historical heritage and tranquil atmosphere make it an attractive destination.

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Dec 1, 2021 Nara Weather: Clear| Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph| Humidity: 56%| Sunrise/Sunset: 06:45/16:46
Nara Driving: Suitable| Running: Good| Cycling: Suitable

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