Top Things To Do In nara-shi

Special Things To Do to travel in nara-shi that Japanese travelers and locals recommend.

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Kasuga Taisha Shrine

Only The Term Of Shikinen-zoutai! Cute White-deer Oracle Of Kasuga-taisha Shrine

Carving deer with an oracle (omikuji) in its mouth is popular, but a white-deer oracle given only during Shikinen-zoutai (repair of the shrine) is talked about its cuteness. Harry up, it's going to end in a short time!

Heijo Palace

Heijokyo Tempyo Festival At Heijo Palace Once Used Be A Capital

Summer festival held at a vast site of Heijo Palace. This summer, the lighting event 'TOUKAE' was held at night, the sky changing its color every moment and the fantastic candle lights are wonderful. Look forward to this event in autumn, too!

Han'nya-ji Temple

A Photogenic Cosmos Temple To Visit In Autumn

Han'nya-ji Temple is well known as a cosmos temple. From September to November, there're 150 thousand and 30 kinds of cosmos are in bloom. It's very photogenic to take pictures of a temple and 13 storied stone pagoda over the cosmos!

Nara Prison

Japan's Oldest Prison Registered As An Important Cultural Asset

Impressive atmosphere of brick building. It was built more than 100 years ago, and it's the only one existing among 'five great prisons in Meiji Period'. It was used actually up to a few months ago, and will leave the old and good parts to be used for a historical hall from now on.

Mt. Wakakusa

New Japan's Three Best Night Views, The Wide View From Mt. Wakakusa

From the top of Mt. Wakakusa, you can see the wide night view of Nara City. It's selected as one of the New Japan's Three Best Night Views.

Nara Park

So Many Wild Deer As A National Natural Treasure

In a large park, you can see many wild deer here and there! Please enjoy feeding them shika-sembei (cracker for deer), touching and stroking gently, and taking pictures with them.

Todaiji Temple

The Largest Wooden Structure In The World, Daibutsu-den

It represents the prosperity in Nara Era (around the 700s). In the building, a large monumental image of Buddha is installed and many people visit here. It's said that it was larger before burnt down.


A Beautiful Hexagon Rest Area Floating On The Pond In Nara Park

It was repaired and very beautiful hall roofed with cypress bark. After walking around the extensive Nara Park and when you want to take a rest, here is the good relaxing place.



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