Things To Do In nara


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

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Hase-dera Temple

Another World Behind The Gate! Great Views Harmonizing With Nature In Hase-dera

Hase-dera Temple has so long and beautiful 399 steps. For it's called 'flower temple', you can enjoy seeing peony and cherry blossoms in summer, hydrangea in summer, autumn leaves, winter-peony and winter-cherry blossoms. What's more, the lush mountain seen from the main temple is just amazing view.

Yata-dera Temple

Hydrangeas As Far As The Eye Can See! Hydrangea Temple With 60 Kinds & 10 Thousand Trees

Famed as a hydrangea temple in Nara, Yata-dera has as many as 10 thousand trees and 60 kinds of hydrangeas including rare ones. We never get tired of watching the differences between the kind at a sample garden.

Mt. Ikoma Houzan-ji Temple

A Temple For Businness Prosperity With Vast Precinct & Retro Atmosphere

It's called 'Shoten-san' and has been familiar to the peoplle in Ikoma. Such as ranging lanterns and the city scenery under the shrine, you can enjoy Ikoma Mountain enough at only here, You can also pray for the good marriage and giving up drinking.

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!

A Sacred Tree Watching Kasuga Taisya Shrine Since Heian Era

800-1000 years old and 25m high. It has magnificent roots and has watched the shrine warmly for a long time.

Genkuro Inari-jinja Shrine

Made 100 Yeas Ago! 'Yamatona Hina Festival' With Lots Of Hina Dolls

At 'Yamato Hina festival' held by the whole town, there're many hina dolls displayed in a shrine office. Such as hanging hina dolls and some made 100 years ago, they're worth seeing. You'll be attracted to the flowery scene in the slight aroma of plum blossoms.

A Shrine Related To 'Genkuro-gitsune Fox' In A Kabuki Play 'Yoshitsune Sembon-zakura'

Because the shrine related to a kabuki play titled 'General Yoshitsune and Thousand Cherry Trees', some kabuki actors and celebrities visit here. And in spring, a weeping plum tree, planted as a memorial tree when sixth Kankuro Nakamura succeeded the name, blooms with nice fragrance to be worth seeing.

Yoshino-mikumari Shrine

Breathtaking Sacred Shrine Which Hideyoshi Had Visited

Yoshino-mikumari Shrine is believed as a god of pregnancy because of its name. Shrine buildings with long history, predinct like an inner court, wonderful weeping cherry trees, such a beautiful scenery make us breathless after passing under the gate.

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!

Houki-ji Temple

The Oldest Three-storied Pagoda! A World Heritage & Sunset & Cosmos

Houki-ji Temple is a world heritage and has an oldest three-storied pagoda in Japan. Many camera-lovers get together to take pictures of the pagoda glowing in the setting sun! In autumn, colorful cosmos are in full bloom at fallow fields around the temple, so you can see the pagoda in collaboration with 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.

Tanize Suspension Bridge

The Longest Iron Wire For Living 'Tanize Suspension Bridge' At The Biggest Village In Japan

A suspension bridge that is proud of its longest length as an iron wire for living use spans above Totsukawa Village that is also proud as a biggest village in Japan. The view from 54 meters high is awesome and full of thrill. The No.1 spot of Totsukawa where you enjoy the great nature, too.

Yoshino Mountain

Scenic Hiking In Autumn! Panoramic Fall Foliage View Of Yoshino Mountains

Yoshino Mountain is a famous cherry blossom spot in spring, and also its fall foliage in autumn is beautiful. The colored leaves spread to the whole of mountain, and it comes down gradually, so you can enjoy it for a long term. You must see them from Hanayagura Observatory!

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.

Ukimido

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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