A shrine complex
A World Heritage Site, the Todaiji Temple Complex is probably one of Japan's most famous historical sights. It is famous for being the home of the world's largest bronze Buddha statue. Historically and culturally important, this is a must-visit for everyone who is in Nara!
This place is famous for hosting the famous Ashura Statue, who is one of the Buddhist guardian deities. You can also see the Five-Storied-Pagoda here.
The Kasuga Grand Shrine in Nara is the grand shrine of the around 1000 Kasuga shrines all over the country. The shrine belonged to the Fujiwara family, one of the most influential courtier family in the Heian Period. You can also visit the shrine's treasury hall.
This temple has a history of around 1300 years, as it was erected to pray for the recovery of Emperor Tenmu's Empress, who had fallen ill. A lot of national important treasures are in the possession of this temple.
The Buddhist temple Asuka-dera that was originally made by Soga no Umako was moved here when the capital of Japan was relocated to Nara in the ancient times. If you are visiting the Naramachi area, this is a must-see.
This is a temple erected by Ganjin-wajo, a high priest who is said to be the person who brought Buddhism into Japan. You can see buildings from the Nara Period and Buddhas from the Heian period here.
This temple that was erected in the Asuka Period (607) is famous as the temple of Prince Shotoku.The five-storey pagoda acts almost like a symbol for Horyu-ji, and is said to be the oldest wooden construction in the world.
A 660 hectar space with abundant green nature and beautiful landscapes. It is known for its beautiful nature, deer, and Buddha, bringing the main charm points of Nara together.
Heijo-kyo is the ancient name of Nara, from the time of 710 when it was made into the capital city of Japan. You can find the remains of the ancient palace here, and the gardens.
This is a popular sightseeing area located conveniently close to the station. You can find a lot of cafés and shops lined up in traditional-style buildings here and enjoy the ohistorical atmosphere.
Mount Mikasayama is aroung 342 metres tall. From the peak, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city, which is what makes it a popular tourist spot. In January every year, you can see the dusk painting the town deep red.
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