Nara Half Day Itinerary (Horyu-ji Temple)

Day 1

9:00 AM
JR Nara Station
Take the JR Yamatoji Line’s Rapid Service train bound for Nanba to JR Horyu-ji Station. The trip will take about 11 minutes
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9:20 AM
JR Horyu-ji Station
It takes 20 minutes on foot from JR Horyu-ji Station to Horyu-ji Temple whereas taking the bus from the station will take a little under 10 minutes. Get off at the bus stop Horyu-ji Mon Mae.
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9:40 AM
Horyuji Temple
Japan’s first World Heritage site was registered for having some of the world’s oldest wooden structures. Take a walk inside the huge grounds and observe the Buddhist statues and buildings which boast a tradition of about 1400 years.
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11:40 AM
Chugu-ji Temple
Visit Chugu-ji Temple which is next to Horyu-ji. View Miroku, the National Treasure Buddhist statue with its faint, mysterious smile. Enjoy lunch in the vicinity of Chugu-ji since there are a number of restaurants here.
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