Nara is one of the oldest cities in Japan with its rich historu and many National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. One can experience ancient Japan by wandering around through the many temples, shrines and streets. Todai-ji Temple, a symbol of Nara, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a World Heritage Site surrounded by beautiful nature is a strong recommendation. When it comes to shrines and temples in Japan, there are just so many to


Daibutsu is the highlight of this exemplary ancient-Nara temple, which has fascinated people for time immemorial.
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Business Hours April~October 7:30am-5:30pm
November~March 8:00am-5:00pm
Price Adults: 600 YEN
Child: 300 YEN
Address Todai-ji, 406-1 Zoshicho, Nara-shi, Nara See map
Telephone 0742-22-5511


A World Heritage temple relating vestiges of Tempyo culture to the present age
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 600 JPY
Child: 200 JPY
Address 13-46 Gojocho Nara-shi, Nara See map
Telephone 0742-33-7900

Kasuga Taisha

Among a red shinden sanctuary to amaze you and the tranquility of a primeval forest, there is a pantheon of gods.
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Business Hours April - September:  6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
October - March:  6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Special admission to the front of the Main Sanctuary:  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Kasugataisha Museum: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Meoto Daikokusha: 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Botanical Garden:  March - November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
December - February 9:00AM - 4:30PM
(Opening hours may vary due to ceremonies or events)

Special admission area closed from around March 8 - March 13 and around December 20 - January 7
It is also closed from 9:40 AM - 12:00 PM on the following days:
The 1st, 11th, and 21st day of each month, the Coming-of-Age Day in January, Setsubun in February, February 17, March 14 and 15, April 3, the third Friday of May, May 5, May 10, August 7, August 15, October 9, November 3 and 23, December 17.
(Closing hours may vary)
May be closed at times other than those above for irregular ceremonies.
Price Adults: 500 YEN
Kasugataisha Museum
Adults: 500 YEN
College/High school students: 300 YEN
Junior/Elementary school students: 200 YEN

Man’yo Botanical Garden
Adults: 500 YEN
Children: 250 YEN
Address Kasuga-taisha 160 Kasuganocho Nara, Nara See map
Telephone 0742-22-7788


With the statues of Ashura and the Thousand-Armed Kannon, it is a valuable Buddhist treasure house.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 600 JPY
Child: 200 JPY
Address 48 Noboriojicho Nara-shi, Nara See map
Telephone 0742-22-7755

Yakushi-ji Temple

A must-see temple during a trip to Nara that has been designated as a cultural property of the ancient capital
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 1,100 JPY
Child: 700 JPY
Admission differs depending on whether the Genjo Sanzo-in Temple is open to the public or not, so please check the homepage
Address 457 Nishinokyocho, Nara, Nara See map
Telephone 0742-33-6001

Todai-ji Nigatsu-do

The site for a repentance service that has continued unbroken since the Nara Era.
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Business Hours Everyday
Price FREE
Address 東大寺二月堂,406-1 Zoshicho Nara-shi, Nara See map

Horyuji Temple

Immerse yourself in the historical wonders of Horyuji, the first Japanese temple listed as a World Heritage site
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Business Hours Feb 22〜Nov 3 8:00am~5:00pm
Nov 4〜Feb 21 8:00am〜4:30pm
Price Adults: 1,500 YEN
Child: 750 YEN
Address 1-1 Horyuji Sannai, Ikarugacho Ikoma-gun, Nara See map
Telephone 0745-75-2555

Shin-Yakushi-ji Temple

The healing Buddha, Yakushi Nyorai, and the Twelve Heavenly Generals looking over the people’s health and praying for a world without sorrow
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Price Adults: 600 JPY
Child: 150 JPY
Address 1352 Takabatakecho, Nara-shi, Nara See map
Telephone 0742-22-3736

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